Do you ever have moments of revelation where everything makes sense? In hindsight, it was always apparent that I would study medicine or nursing and fall in love with holistic healing practices. Ever since I was little kid, I remember the taste and smell of honeysuckles playing outside on the playground at recess. As long as I can remember, I have been constantly drawn to nature; camping, going to the beach, kayaking, hiking, running and walking.
My mother was a great influence me throughout my personal life and nursing journey. She worked in the hospital since I was a baby, and her work drive motivated and inspired me to pursue a nursing career. Her love and kindness were everything to me. She was my best friend and personal leadership coach, always believing in my innate strengths at the time I didn’t know I possessed.
I speak of her in the past tense because in 2015, she passed away from a rare form of cancer. This affected me in a way that I’ve never felt before, shaking me to my core, shifting my entire world, and groundless. However, through my personal experience of losing a parent as well as my personal traumatic brain injury, I have learned how to create and sustain health, wellness, and healing.
I take pleasure and gratitude in exploring the deeper meanings of my personal human experiences in life, health, illness, and death throughout the progress of my healing journey. I’ve taken humble time to specialize my career in the field of holistic nursing. While I worked in neuroscience, I became a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), put in additional study time, clinical practice, and evolved my clinical practice and self-development skills. After a few years of planting the seed and preparing for the harvest, I was ready to sit for the board certification as a bachelors prepared holistic nurse. After obtaining this milestone, I had the opportunity to expand my clinical experience and decided to try travel nursing to explore the West coast and nourish my adventurous and free spirit.
My life has been about success, pain, struggles, joy, traumas and injury. One might call that my high, low and turning points. Finding meaning and purpose in my life has been everything and truly a blessing. A combination of this all is what lead me to create Sage Integrative Wellness, an integrative nurse coaching online private practice. I developed a unique methodology that has helped me to pick up the pieces and live with meaning and facilitate personal healing in my life. It is a system that helped me in my personal and professional life, and it can do the same for you as well.
I’ve taken time to make myself credible to the public that I’m reaching out to. Board certification is huge to me as it has truly provided me with the extra tools knowledge and expertise to support others. As the American Holistic Nurses Association Chapter Leader for Scottsdale, Arizona and private integrative nurse coach, my goal is to provide awareness to others and my community on holistic healing and creating balance in one’s life.
Working with me, you can expect to receive compassionate care and be empowered, as I’ll be your partner in a therapeutic relationship to help you grow in your life endeavors, health, and wellness needs. You can expect to have a variety of options to facilitate balance for improved health outcomes for a more purposeful and meaningful life. I will be there as your integrative nurse coach to guide you on your healing journey.
As a patient advocate, registered nurse, and for myself; I believe that my brain injury was a blessing in the fact that I see the light at the end of the tunnel again, except I know that tunnel is just a crossroad to a new tunnel in my life. Welcome to Sage Integrative Wellness, I look forward crossing paths with you and supporting you on your healing journey.
Sage Integrative Wellness LLC is dedicated to my dear mother, Cyndi Fontaine. Your legacy lives on each and every day.