Praise for Health Coaching Services:
"Nadine has taught me that I don't have to sacrifice to feel healthy."
Since I've been working with Nadine I've been eating more sensibly without breaking the bank or spending hours I don't have in the kitchen. She also practices what she "preaches." She's a living example of what it means to live richly in body, mind and spirit. I feel more healthy physically. The food I eat leaves me satisfied and full. Nadine has taught me that I don't have to sacrifice to feel healthy.
- Jenny C., South Orange, NJ
"As a result of Nadine's coaching, I feel much calmer, more relaxed, and more in tune with how my mind and body work together..."
Working with Nadine has taught me to eat slowly and savor my food. In the past, I gobbled food down, never taking time to digest it properly. I never realized the importance of gut health. Now I do and I thank Nadine for helping me to change my entire eating style. I have also come to understand the importance of positive thinking, the connection between mind and body, and the viability of stress-reducing techniques. As a result of Nadine's coaching, I feel much calmer, more relaxed, and more in tune with how my mind and body work together to maximize my overall physical and mental health.
- Ira E., Brooklyn, NY
"My initial goal was to lose weight. I was able to do so with Nadine's excellent coaching...I am a much happier and healthier person today. Thanks, Nadine!"
My initial goal was to lose weight. I was able to do so with Nadine's excellent coaching on eating the right foods in the right amounts. She was very attuned to my needs and was always there with a kind word, suggestion, or even a question to keep me focused and on the right track. Her manner is calm and reassuring. Her vast knowledge of so many subjects relating to health is astounding. I am a much happier and healthier person today. Thanks, Nadine!
- Ellen E., Brooklyn, NY
"As a result of my six-month program with Nadine I naturally gravitate towards more nutritious foods and I'm kinder to myself."
Nadine helped me to refine and revise my goals and create alternate perspectives when things were hard. As a result of my six-month program with Nadine I naturally gravitate towards more nutritious foods and I'm kinder to myself. The most significant change I've noticed since working with Nadine is my prioritization of overall health for my family and me. Nadine is warm and nurturing but also honest and direct. Anyone who is looking to make a change that seems big and scary would benefit from having Nadine as a health coach.
- Marianne L., Maplewood, NJ
"Her style is gentle but also practical. A wonderful and unexpected byproduct of our work is the ripple effect it had both in my personal and professional life..."
Nadine shared so much with me during our work together. She helped me to bring greater awareness to poor eating habits that had formed over time and also to begin to make meaningful changes. Her style is gentle but also practical, and she offered real ideas and strategies to practice the new habits I was working to develop. A wonderful and unexpected byproduct of our work is the ripple effect it had both in my personal and professional life. My family has benefited from my being able to provide healthier food choices to them, and I have also been able to share many of the ideas with clients in my psychotherapy practice.
- Nina Lerner, South Orange, NJ
"She comes up with creative solutions, such as recipes for healthful and yummy snacks that I look forward to...she also is not squeamish or judgmental..."
Nadine is a sympathetic, intelligent, well-informed coach and a calm listener. She comes up with creative solutions, such as recipes for healthful and yummy snacks that I look forward to! Together we played a tasting game to encourage mindful eating that I later shared with my friends at a dinner party I hosted. They loved it! She also is not squeamish or judgmental. Since working with Nadine I don't scold myself when eating poorly. Instead, I recognize that I am human, that I am doing the best I can, and that there will be times that I indulge in a food that Nadine might not recommend. I now have the tools and the self-compassion to start over again!
- Kathy Allen Roth, South Orange, NJ
“…I returned home from teaching feeling ravenous, but then I heard your calm voice in my head telling me to pause and breathe…Thank you for sharing that great wisdom and all of your other helpful advice…”
Your wise voice was in my head today as I returned home from teaching feeling ravenous. My instinct was to instantly grab a handful of something carby, like wheat thins, but then I heard your calm voice in my head telling me to pause and breathe. It then told me I was not starving and would be better served taking the time to make myself something healthy and nourishing. So, I made myself a colorful salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing that great wisdom and all of your other helpful advice that I have put into practice.
- Stefanie Haberman, Chatham, NJ
“I’m not overwhelmed by food choices anymore. I’m finding my own path…My sessions with Nadine were always restorative and provided a nugget into a deep and complex relationship that went beyond the food on my plate.”
Nadine encouraged me to try new foods so I don’t miss the foods that don’t fuel me. She enabled me to create pauses and more present moments around food, and made it easier for me to be kind to myself in the process. I’m not overwhelmed by food choices anymore. I’m finding my own path.
Nadine is kind, open, caring and inquisitive. I loved sitting down with Nadine and seeing how excited she would get presenting new information that could help me on my journey. My sessions with Nadine were always restorative and provided a nugget into a deep and complex relationship that went beyond the food on my plate.
- Laura C., South Orange, NJ
Praise for the Mindful Artisan Chocolate Experience & Chocolate Tasting Kits:
"It is extraordinary how you can make chocolate come alive..."
It is extraordinary how you can make chocolate come alive. The way you talk about it, the things you know and the way you inspire us to mindfully experience the chocolate in our mouth is wonderful! In the future I'd love to taste chocolate with you at the source in South America or Africa!"
- Annette van der Feltz, South Orange, NJ
"Thank you for taking us on this exciting journey..."
Thank you for another mindful artisan chocolate session. It is truly insightful and goes far beyond the tasting of the marvelous samples we got to taste. Annette and I still talk about what we learned (and how much we didn't know) in regards to how our senses work. Thank you for taking us on this exciting journey and for the divine chocolate cake we enjoyed at the end of the experience.
- Bjorn Kalderen, South Orange, NJ
I am having the most wonderful time. This is a heavenly experience. It's euphoric!
- Anthony J. Barnett, Maplewood, NJ
"What a treat! Every component of the evening was an incredibly timely gift."
Thank you, again, Nadine, for a truly special evening! I signed up for your chocolate tasting on a whim, without knowing what to expect. What a treat! From the unexpected, yet welcome meditation to prepare us, to your thoughtful preparation of every detail, clear and passionate explanations, and carefully curated selections...every component of the evening was an incredibly timely gift. I made some new friends and I have a totally newfound appreciation of the pleasure of chocolate! Thank you for an utterly delightful evening!
- Susie Adamson, South Orange, NJ
"Her tasting is a true delight...Nadine's soothing and meditative voice will guide you on a journey through the senses! An experience not to be missed!”
Nadine’s knowledge of not only chocolate but the growing process of cacao from seed to packaging is phenomenal! Her tasting is a true delight, leaving no detail overlooked. Nadine's soothing and meditative voice will guide you on a journey through the senses! An experience not to be missed!
- Ginny Colarusso, owner of AMP Yoga studio, Springfield, NJ
“Thanks for teaching the best course I have ever taken.”
I had such a good time at your Art of Savoring Fine Chocolate class that I would like to pass that feeling on to my friends by ordering your chocolate tasting kits. Thanks for teaching the best course I have ever taken.
- Valerie Vogel, South Orange, NJ
Praise for Reiki and More!
“The Reiki was the absolute best hour of my week…”
I have participated in the 5-Day Chocolate Challenge and received a Reiki treatment. Both experiences encouraged me to appreciate myself and my surroundings. The chocolate challenge was a decadent treat I could share with my husband, while the Reiki was the absolute best hour of my week while I was moving homes. Nadine is thoughtful, calm, gentle, and beautiful in mind and spirit. She will certainly guide anyone in a healthy. mindful and positive direction. Thank you!!
- Rebecca Wood, Rebecca REorganize, West Orange, NJ
“Your attention to detail and healing energy were absolutely divine…”
Thank you, Nadine, for a deeply healing Reiki session. Your attention to detail and healing energy were absolutely divine. If you’ve never tried Reiki, you should. It’s subtle but deep!
- Ires Wilbanks, The Yoga Doula, South Orange, NJ
“She took me to a deeply relaxed state of meditation…What she offers is a total experience, lovingly and thoughtfully crafted…”
My Reiki sessions with Nadine were awesome. I cannot quite explain what happened, but it felt as though she took me to a deeply relaxed state of natural meditation that left me subtly energized and refreshed. There were gentle shifts within, both physically and energetically, and in the days following I gained clarity on certain questions that had been bothering me. Nadine is a skilled and engaged practitioner. What she offers is a total experience, lovingly and thoughtfully crafted. I look forward to visiting her again.
- Megan La Flamme, Maplewood, NJ
“…A definite wonderful experience for a little self-care that everyone needs and deserves.”
The Reiki session Nadine provided was so nourishing and calming. A definite wonderful experience for a little self-care that everyone needs and deserves.
- Laura Carlucci, South Orange, NJ