Hi, I’m Danielle!
I am a web designer and copywriter, and my mission is branding and messaging to make our world a better place.
I focus on body positivity and natural wellness as I have 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.
I’m a horse girl and in my free time can be found at the barn, or at least covered in dirt, loose pieces of hay, and smelling like pure bliss.
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 centre, and for the next 4.5 years my life was dedicated to teaching yoga and fitness, in sharing my story of body image and eating disorders, and in helping others reconnect with their own power of resilience, inspiration, vulnerability, and inner strength.
Also in 2015, I went off the birth control pill that I had been on for 9 years in order to reduce the artificial hormones in my body. When my period didn’t come back in the first few months, I went to my gynaecologist who then referred me to an OB-GYN. I spent months dealing with blood tests, pap smears, ultrasounds, and medication… but nothing worked. I was deemed a medical mystery and we all moved on.
In 2018, my body started showing me signs that something was wrong. My digestion was debilitating, I had cystic acne covering my face, and my self-esteem was at an all-time low. By this point, it had been almost 4 years since my last “period.” (I use quotations as the pill-induced period isn’t actually a period.)
I eventually went to see a naturopath who helped me realize that my body was so overwhelmed with toxins from products, unnatural food, and stress, that it wasn’t functioning properly. Once we were able to eliminate the toxins, reduce my stress, and get my liver working properly, my period came back.
Now, my life is still focused on helping. I no longer own the yoga studio or teach classes, but instead, I share inspiration and vulnerability through my social accounts, blog posts, and email newsletters. I help others find resilience and inner (and outer) strength through my online videos and programs. And my mission in life is to pass this impact along by helping other businesses, brands, and individuals with a mission to help others succeed by getting clear on their messaging, building community, and being able to make the impact they’ve set out to make. When the businesses, brands, and individuals that set out to help others win, we all win.
Whether it’s by helping you recognize just how strong and capable you truly are, or inspiring you to live a bigger life, or introducing you to products that I personally use and love, or giving you a loving shake that you are worthy as you are, or helping you make an impact through your messaging, branding, and approach… I’m here to help.