Working out, eating more greens, stressing less — they’re all somewhere on your to-do list. But there are only so many hours in a day, you only have so many brain cells to deal with it all, and by the time you get around to thinking about doing something healthy for yourself, you’re out of time and running on fumes.
I hear you. I spent years in a demanding corporate job and know firsthand that it presents a unique set of challenges to being healthy. But it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s not even hard when you use the right strategies and set yourself up to win.
My mission and passion is to make it easy for you to add wellness into your day-to-day. Make healthy food choices easily. Get your workouts in no matter what. Let go of stress. Show up as a better version of yourself every day.
I help clients identify the thoughts and emotional patterns that perpetuate habits of overeating or not showing up for themselves and their goals — doing the inner work that allows them to then move forward towards their goals with ease.
I believe that when people take care of their whole health, they are better able to show up as the best version of themselves — more generous and compassionate, thinking clearly and able to positively impact their families, friends and communities.
And I also know that there’s big difference between having good intentions to get healthy —
and actually being able to change your habits for the long term.
That’s why I’m passionate about supporting people with the nutrition, fitness and stress management strategies to take care of their body —
AND the tools for mindset, emotional mastery, unconscious rewiring and behavioral change that enable them to actually show up consistently for themselves and their goals.
My own path to wellness actually grew out of experience in the corporate environment.
Working as a lawyer in finance, I discovered firsthand the challenges to staying healthy while juggling a stressful corporate job.
Sticking to a regular gym routine became tougher with longer hours in the office and drinks out after work. I was trying to eat healthy but sitting in an office all day without fresh air, sunlight or much moving around left me sleepy and unproductive after lunch.
I started reading in search of a solution — and what started as a quest to find a way around sugar cravings led to a fall down the rabbit hole of diets, nutrition, wellness, holistic health and so much more.
When I started studying nutrition and learning how much our food choices impact our well-being, mood, and every aspect of our bodies, it opened me up to new way of looking at healthy eating.
Learning to distinguish between whole and processed foods, realizing the incredible benefits of plant foods, discovering which types of foods are inflammatory in the body, and understanding that healthy eating is not just about What we eat but also When, Why and How, all helped me see food in a new light.
What started as an effort to improve my own health became a passion for sharing with others what I had learned and what was working for me.
I now work with individuals 1:1 and corporate clients, sharing knowledge about the 3 core pillars of health I teach and how these can be implemented in your life regardless of your demanding job or busy schedule.
The 3 pillars are:
EAT: This pillar encompasses nutrition, healthy eating, meal-prep, healthy cooking and recipes, your relationship with food, cravings, emotional and stress eating — basically all things food!
MOVE: Movement is medicine, and how we move our body each day has a tremendous impact on our health and longevity. In this pillar, I focus on exercise (types and frequency of workouts), as well as building in movement throughout the day to combat a sedentary lifestyle.
BREATHE: Your health is not just what you eat and how you move; it’s also how you manage and cope with stress, the quality of your sleep, and your level of happiness in life. Breathe includes all of these.
Most people have no idea how much better they could feel by taking simple steps toward better health.
Maintaining your personal best health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) is the ultimate advantage, enabling you to achieve your fullest potential in life. I believe you deserve that, and I’m here to help you get there.
Carrie Petri is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (AADP). Her experience working as a lawyer in finance gave her a firsthand understanding of the particular challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while balancing a demanding schedule. Having discovered in holistic health and functional medicine the solutions and tools to transform her own health, she has become passionate about sharing those strategies to help others. She now runs a private coaching practice for individuals and corporate clients focused on the 3 pillars of wellness she teaches and how they can be implemented regardless of a demanding job or busy schedule. She received her BA from Duke University, JD from Fordham Law School, dual certifications in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and completed her 200-hr vinyasa yoga teacher training.