About

Who is Alesha?

My passion for science and wellness spans a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry to my current role as a Mindful Eating Coach. I have a first-hand understanding of the challenges of draining corporate environments and the isolation and stress of being an entrepreneur. 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 dog. I have lived with 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 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 natural curiosity fuels independent exploration and experimentation when the science around a particular interest is incomplete, poorly studied, or flat-out contradictory. This ‘Open Door’ philosophy keeps me willing to explore creative new ideas and cutting-edge developments in the fields of emotional, nutritional and spiritual health. 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".

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.

Qualifications

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 at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science as well as a local pharmaceutical laboratory. I earned my Bachelors degree in Biochemistry at Texas Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington and spent twenty years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries

Certifications

I pursued my interest in health and nutrition by completing Plant Based Nutrition training from eCornell. This training was followed by certification as a Mind Body Eating Coach through the Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology programs at the Institute of the Psychology of Eating.

About Alesha LaFleur

My passion for science and wellness spans a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry to my current role as a Mindful Eating Coach. I have a first-hand understanding of the challenges of draining corporate environments and the isolation and stress of being an entrepreneur. 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 dog. I have lived with 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 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 natural curiosity fuels independent exploration and experimentation when the science around a particular interest is incomplete, poorly studied, or flat-out contradictory. This ‘Open Door’ philosophy keeps me willing to explore creative new ideas and cutting-edge developments in the fields of emotional, nutritional and spiritual health. 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".

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.

Qualifications

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 at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science as well as a local pharmaceutical laboratory.  I earned my Bachelors degree in Biochemistry at Texas Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington and spent twenty years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Certifications

I pursued my interest in health and nutrition by completing Plant Based Nutrition training from eCornell.  This training was followed by  certification as a Mind Body Eating Coach through the Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology programs at the Institute of the Psychology of Eating.

Mission

It is my personal and professional mission to give back to my community, which has been so generous to me and my family.  I have trained and interned as a Master Wellness Volunteer through Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Program, helping educate my neighbors in Tarrant County live better, healthier lives.  But my main passions for good 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 our hungry neighbors and provides space for people to learn how to grow their own food - empowering individuals to lead healthier, independent and productive lives.