Hi, I’m Danielle!
I am a web designer, content creator, online entrepreneur, horse girl, dog mom, and wife.
I’ve recovered from two eating disorders, and struggled with hormone-related issues throughout my adult life.
I hold a 500-hr Yoga Teacher certification, a Pilates Instructor certification, Personal Trainer certification, and Group Fitness Instructor certification, and I used to co-own a Yoga & Pilates studio with my mother. I don’t teach anymore, but I still move my body in some way every day.
In my spare time can be found at the barn with my horse, spending time outside with my dog, or eating one of my husband’s delicious culinary creations.
Those are the bullet points, but there is so much more to my story… Please, read on.
I battled anorexia through my late teens, and orthorexia through my twenties. I was overworked, stressed, and working my way up the corporate ladder at my digital marketing job. My health, relationships, and overall life outside of work wasn’t my priority; my job title and the weight on the scale was.
In July of 2014, I was walking home from work when I was hit by an SUV. The impact broke my pelvis in two places and gashed my head. I was forced to take a leave from work, sit at home alone with my thoughts, and focus on healing my body.
The accident itself didn’t change my life; the weeks afterwards did.
My body became less of an enemy and more of a mentor; I learned first-hand about the power of resilience, of inspiration, of vulnerability, and of inner strength.
By April 2015, I had taken a personal training certification, a group fitness certification, and a 200-hr yoga teacher training. I wanted to help people.
I left my corporate job and took over the space of a yoga studio that was closing. I partnered with a fitness center, and for the next 4.5 years, my life was dedicated to teaching yoga and fitness, sharing my story of body image and eating disorders, and helping others reconnect with their own power of resilience, inspiration, vulnerability, and inner strength.
Now, my life is focused on overall wellness; physically, mentally, spiritually, professionally. I help others along on their journey towards wellness with natural health products, and I help business owners share their mission and reach a wider audience through website design and content creation.
Everyone has their own story and I encourage others to read and share inspiration through the “Find Solace Within” Project.