Who is Alesha Dawn?
My passion for science and wellness spans a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry to my current role as a Mindful Eating and Holistic Wellness Coach. I have a first-hand understanding of the challenges of draining corporate environments as well as the isolation and stress of being self-employed. My daily life is a juggling act between the chaotic blessings of being a mother of three, tending a large vegetable garden and young fruit orchard (my future food forest), and creative and physical outlets like writing, drawing, yoga, and daily walks with the dogs. I have experienced the uncomfortable symptoms of undiagnosed food allergies, as well as the shame and spiritual emptiness of self-destructive, addictive behaviors.
These experiences have taught me that our bodies NEVER lie. This rich background allows me to develop relationships with clients that are based upon a deep respect for the wisdom and teachings of our bodies, plants, dreams, spiritual awakenings, as well as good, old-fashioned common sense and classic scientific observation. My gentle demeanor and intuition, as well as frequent use of basic scientific inquiry and exploration, have helped guide clients who have struggled with disordered eating patterns and body image their entire lives to healthier, intentional lifestyles. Lessons I am pondering or have learned from the garden as well as ways to cultivate consciousness can be found in my blog posts titled, "Dirt Therapy".
Peace and Blessings,
Coaching with Alesha
Clients have shared that our sessions have taught them so much more than simply what and how to eat. They learn to tune in to their inner dialogue, thoughts and desires. They use our face-to-face sessions to launch themselves toward their highest physical, professional, and personal potential. The results are truly life-changing: improving chronic stress; strengthening ailing relationships; reducing expensive daily medications and associated physical side-effects; improving quality of rest; dropping down dress sizes while eating MORE food, not less; learning how to shift negative cycles of behavior and thinking; and facing and overcoming intense fears that cripple the flow of energy! Are you ready to heal your relationship with food? Are you ready to learn to trust the strength and intelligence of your own body? If so, I would be honored to share this transformative journey with you and help you experience the serenity that comes from mindful and intentional living.
I spent my teens volunteering at veterinary clinics and local hospitals knowing that someday I would be a scientist! In college, I was fortunate to earn professional internships in both Forensic Science as well as a pharmaceutical laboratory. I have a degree in Biochemistry from Texas Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington.
I am a certified and trained through the Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology programs at the Institute of the Psychology of Eating, which is accredited by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. I have also completed intensive Plant Based Nutrition training from eCornell.
It is my personal and professional mission to give back to my community and leave my corner of the world better than I found it. I have trained and interned as a Master Wellness Volunteer through Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Program, helping educate my neighbors in Tarrant County to live better, healthier lives. My main passions for wholesome, quality food, gardening and being outdoors are put to good use through volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden in Fort Worth. This community garden helps feed hungry neighbors and provides space for people to learn how to grow their own food - empowering individuals to lead healthier, independent and productive lives.