What Clients are Saying
"What first drew me to Simi, (besides her amazing positive energy and infectious laugh), was her story. When I first heard her tell her story, I thought to myself “OMG, I’m not alone! It’s not just me who feels this way?!” I hated my body, over exercised to punish myself, tried fad diet after fad diet, binged, felt guilty, and you know how the story goes. I never really felt good enough in any area of my life and was an extreme people pleaser. In my mind, my worth was in by body and so she needed to be “perfect” in order for people to like me and accept me. I completed Simi’s group program which introduced me to the concept of intuitive eating. The program really helped me heal my relationship with food and ended my dieting mindset for good! Once I finally made the decision to fully invest in myself and the 6 month program, I began to see real change in all areas of my life - self care, relationships, spirituality, self love, my career, and so much more! I love that Simi was able to individualize the program based on my specific needs. The work I have done with Simi over the last 6 months will change my life forever. Simi dives deep and gets into the real issues for lasting change and she has given me the tools to take on life’s challenges in the future. Simi created a safe space for me to believe in myself and face my fears that were holding me back from becoming the person I always knew I could be. In that space I was able to find myself and realize that I am truly enough, I have always been enough, and I will always be ENOUGH!"
“Working with Simi has simply changed my life. When I was introduced to Simi’s program I was so hesitant to spend the money on “just me”. I had spent many years pouring money into one fad diet after another only to inevitably feel disappointed and even like my insecurities had been exploited. My husband encouraged me to give the program a chance and I am so glad he did. Working with Simi was not a “fad diet,” at all. It was working with someone who genuinely cared for me, got to know me and is my biggest encourager, motivator and teacher. Simi looked at me as an individual and then set goals WITH ME that worked best for me, my body and my life! For so long I thought that my “problem” was just eating pasta too much! Or not being athletic enough! Simi helped me to get to the core of what kept me from being my happiest, healthiest self — a lot of it was my tendency to overwhelm myself with negative thoughts about myself and my body. She helped me to recognize when I was making my body the enemy and taught me how to nurture, and love myself. At the end of the 6 month program I not only changed physically–I went from being a girl who shied away from leaving the house because she was embarrassed about her body — to a woman who is LIVING life! A woman who not just accepts her body as it is in this moment, but who also LOVES it and loves what it can and will be! Now, I see that working with Simi was not just spending money on me — it was really INVESTING in me – investing in being the best wife I could be and someday becoming the best mother I could be. Because I am WORTHY and I am WORTH it.”
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Simi! Before starting her coaching program, there were moments when I didn’t think I would ever move beyond binging. Another extreme diet or workout regime felt like my only way out. Within a few sessions, I felt more hope for the future and peace with myself than I had for months. Simi helped me evaluate the core aspects of my life and habits I’d developed - what was working, and what really wasn’t. I learned that there was almost always a good intention behind an unsavory habit, and we worked to find new ways to fulfill those intentions. In addition, she helped me put names to the emotions I was trying to soothe with food.
During my six month program, I always looked forward to my sessions with Simi. She is kind, compassionate, trusting and honest with her clients and herself; she truly practices what she preaches. Simi gives you her full presence during sessions, plus the humor and familiarity of talking with a close friend. As a result of our work together, I feel much more in touch with my body and feelings today than I can ever remember. I’m happy and healthier, and have reignited confidence in myself. Thanks to Simi I believe that I am enough, and have a whole new set of skills to deal with big and small challenges that come my way.”
“My experience with Simi over the past year has truly been transformational! As I began my journey I found myself in a relationship with my body that consisted of guilt, frustration, extra weight and a perpetual, internal negative sound track. Though I wasn’t an “unhealthy eater” binging on fast food or pints of ice cream, I was in an unhealthy place. I knew I was created for more, I knew that as I entered my 30s and a new phase of my life personally and professionally, I wanted to do so being healthy, strong and confident from the inside out. Throughout the group programs I participated in, I not only identified ways to improve my diet and exercise, but I was motivated from a desire to care for and love my body, not penalizing or fighting with my decisions, weight or relationships. In 6 months I lost over 25 pounds and 24 inches physically but I gain a renewed understanding of what healthy living is truly all about. This journey took me from a constant battle with my body and mind, to loving, enjoying and caring for the way I am eating and living. As this year comes to an end, my body is now growing our new little baby coming this spring, and I couldn’t be happier! I am extremely grateful for the personal investment Simi made in my life. Her knowledge, patience and kindness provide a safe environment to nurture your mind and body, and to truly live as you are meant to be!”
"Simi helped me help myself. She gave me the space, tools, clarity and insight I needed to empower myself along my health journey. She was the encouraging voice I needed to truly start making changes in my day to day, and I am so grateful I had her by my side to cheer me on, console me and provide a clear voice amidst all the noise. Simi was there for my wins and my dark battles, and she continued to provide steps forward. I truly feel like I've started to make breakthroughs that have been stagnant for years, all thanks to Simi! If you are ready to invest in yourself, I highly suggest having Simi as a partner to get you started. After working with Simi, I feel ready to take hold of my own worth, be an owner to my life experiences and truly start connecting with myself every day!"
“Working with Simi is amazing – it changed my relationship to food both emotionally and physically. She is uber smart, funny, compassionate, credible and effective. What else could you need? For the first time I experienced feeling full and satisfied instead of hungry and bloated. My “out of whack” cholesterol self corrected to optimal levels! Simi was very responsive to my inquiries and my food challenges along the way. She made the process easy and fun! I have a deep respect for her knowledge and ability to customize the program to the individual. Even a month after completing the four week cleanse, the benefits and positive effects are continuing. This is one of the best things I’ve done for my health. Simi is an awesome and inspiring coach! It is worthwhile beyond belief.”
“With my 40th birthday looming, I met with Simi to declare that I was exhausted from battling food. I was skeptical that her method would have any different results than my prior weight watchers, calorie counting, no carbs, paleo, cabbage soup experiments, I went for it. As women, I think it is hard to invest our hard-earned money, time, and energy in ourselves because we are so used to giving to everyone else and don’t feel like we can take that time for ourselves. And I felt the same way – I wasn’t sure if I could make that investment in me. However, what I’ve come to discover is that this has been one of the best investments I have ever made. Investing the time in me and making sure I had what I needed, allowed me to give even more because I was happier. From a pure number results stand point, I have lost 20 pounds and countless inches. What cannot be measured, the true value of Simi’s coaching, is the increased happiness, the freedom from traditional diet rules, and just the pure love I feel for myself and my body. I started off the program as a “non-believer” – thinking this would just be one more thing at which I failed, but thanks to Simi’s approach, support, and personal customization, I am succeeding beyond my wildest dreams. Unlike ever before, I am confident that I will continue to have a healthy relationship with food and love myself even more. Thank you Simi for setting me free!”
“When I first met Simi I was in a rough place both physically and emotionally. I had had some success losing weight with exercise and strict calorie counting, but increased work stress and a miscarriage after years of infertility had me depressed, eating my feelings, and quickly regaining the weight I had previously lost. Still I delayed in working with Simi because I did not think I was worth it. However, I am so glad I finally moved forward and decided to invest in myself! Within a few weeks of beginning to work with Simi I found the joy in my life again, lost weight without dieting, balanced my PCOS hormone imbalances, and discovered I was pregnant! Early in the pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but with Simi’s help I was able to manage my glucose numbers. In fact, Simi did such a great job helping me nourish my baby and body while pregnant that not only did I give birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, but I also lost all of the pregnancy weight (and then some!) within two weeks of giving birth! Now, thanks to Simi, covered in baby spit up and stretch marks I have never felt more confident, beautiful and sexy!”
“Participating in Simi’s group program did such wonders for me on levels I hadn’t anticipated. The group sessions opened my eyes and reminded me how alike we all are as women in our inner-most struggles with body image and relationships with food. Hearing and sharing vulnerabilities really flipped the switch in my own mind to work toward healing the dysfunctional dialogue that had been going on in my head for so long. It’s almost humorous…food for me now is such a small part of my thought process, when before it was all consuming and I was either being “bad” or “good” with no in between and certainly no joy in having a meal. A woman’s mind is a powerfully stubborn thing, so there are definitely still times that I need to take a step back and get some perspective in the moment. However, I can say that the tools I gained from our sessions help me manage those instances and not ruin the true purpose of those moments like they would have in the past. It really does change your life for the better and long term. I feel much more present with myself and, not only accepting of, but loving the exact person I am at this very minute.”
“I can't even begin to describe the amazing woman that Simi is. With her contagious energy and her kind spirit, she meets you on your individual journey. I can wholeheartedly say, that my life would not be the same if I hadn't met Simi. Our work together has allowed me to move beyond the stories from my past, and the limiting beliefs I had once held. As so many people will say, Health Coaching is more than just the food or the wellness habits. True health is allowing our happiness to shine through. ”
“After completing one of Simi’s group programs, I decided to do individual coaching as a way to reinforce the tools that I learned during the group plan and re-focus on myself and my body. During the group program, Simi introduced me to the joys of cooking foods that were nutritious and delicious. She taught me how to navigate the kitchen and the grocery store. With the individualized coaching, I was able to hone these tools and really think consciously about what sounded and tasted good to me on a particular day. This program forced me to think about what I truly wanted every day. When I make each eating experience pleasurable, it helps me slow down, enjoy the moment, and savor the food so that I don’t overeat and eat things that I don’t really want. Contrary to what you may think about a health coaching program, I have not been consumed by food or thoughts of food–in fact, the opposite is true! I have been able to enjoy social situations feeling calm and empowered–as opposed to hunched over shoveling food in my face. The tools that Simi has given me and the internal strength that she has helped foster have led to less guilt, more “in the moment” moments, a stronger body, and a happier life!”
“I really enjoyed the group program led by Simi. It was my first time really investing in my health and wellness, beyond paying for a gym membership. The group dynamic was key. While I know I’m not alone in my body issues, it was incredibly helpful to connect with women with common issues. These women shared thoughts I’ve had, things I’ve done. We talked through strategies that were easy to adopt and include in my daily life. Because of the group program, I began prepping meals on a weekly basis. Months after the program, I still do this. Being able to relate to these women made me feel like I wasn’t alone in my efforts. I was accountable to these women—in fact, I still am! I saw the bi-monthly calls as check-ins. It helped me to maintain focus, and regroup if needed. I also found daily reminders/inspiration from our Facebook group. It was a way to remain connected throughout the weeks. Participating in the group was a great kick-off to my improved health and wellness. I’m grateful for my experience and plan to join another group in the future!”
“I mean, my whole life is being transformed and it all feels so natural. After years of binge eating and starving, I am finally learning to take care of my body. I am eating foods that make me feel amazing and still losing weight. I can finally wear my clothes without feeling like they are cutting into me. I don’t have guilt when I indulge in my favorite treats because I know when to stop. I am really learning to embrace my body – not just because I’ve lost 18 pounds, but because I am learning to love myself for exactly who I am in this moment. Simi is the first person who I could completely open up to about all my food struggles and didn’t make me feel judged. I am so thankful I found her.”
“Simi is one of those old souls who is wise beyond her years. She is extremely easy to relate to, which you wouldn’t think is important in a health coach, but it is! Simi will help you not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. She understands that the emotional parts of life effect your physical life and will help guide you through subconscious issues you may have no idea you are going through, all with a non-judgement attitude. Through her group coaching, I was able to see other women who were going through similar issues with food and realize that I am not alone in my eating struggles. I would definitely recommend working with Simi if you are looking for someone who looks as you as a person and doesn’t look at things in black and white!”
I was one of those girls you hated. I could eat anything and never gain a pound. Cookies, chips, Pepsi and candy were the four food groups that I abided by diligently. Then my 30’s came along and smacked me right in the face to let me know those days were over. Figuring it was just a phase and I could get back on track later I avoided my situation and continued living in my euphoric carb fueled heaven I’d come to love so much. As the clothing sizes began to increase and the skin started to dimple I decided this was something I needed to get under control, but how? Fueled by an intense motivation I headed to the nearest bookstore to pick up The South Beach Diet. After studying the first few chapters I went straight to the grocery to load up on my menu for the week. I made it to day 2. I quickly learned that structured diets don’t work for me. I found myself floundering when it came to dieting and exercise because these were things I never had to pay attention to and hence never learned how to do them. Simi’s approach is exactly what I needed. She taught me that it’s important to listen to my body and give it what it needs. Simi creates a safe, non-judgmental space that anyone can feel comfortable in. Simi’s program gave me a network of wonderful women that I can reach out to at anytime for support and strength. I learned that ‘diet’ truly is a dirty four letter word that will never work for me. Thanks to Simi I am now armed with the information and skills I need to give my body what it needs. I’m so grateful that I took part in such a wonderful program. I’ve never been happier and more comfortable in my own skin and I thank Simi dearly for that.
I never thought I’d work with a health coach. But I knew Simi from barre classes and, when she started her practice, I thought now this is a lady who could make coaching worthwhile. So I signed up for her holiday group program, and it was an amazing investment. Simi gave me tools that I didn’t even know I was missing. Simi doesn’t just hand you a list of diet rules to obsess over, she teaches you to trust yourself and to make healthy decisions naturally. Now I think about food less—and enjoy it more—than I ever have. I would encourage anyone to work with Simi.
“When I decided earlier this year that I wanted to work with Simi, I had reached a big transitional period in my life; I had finished grad school, started my new career, moved back to Columbus and into a new apartment, and was getting ready to turn 30. This seemed like such an ideal time to start making some internal changes, as well. I’m someone who has always strived for that “ideal” body and weight. I’ve always felt like the body I have is not quite enough. Like a lot of girls I know, I had a tendency to hone in on my problem areas and think, “If I could just shave this much off of my arms/legs….” or “If only my stomach looked like this….” I’ve definitely fallen for several diet gimmicks; spending money on DVDs, meal plans, portion control containers, etc. All promising that “body I’ve always wanted,” feeding right into my own idea that the body I have right now is not good enough. I’m also someone who knows emotional eating very well. Sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and boredom have frequently been factors in my eating habits, leading me to binge eat on more than one occasion. Working with Simi these last 6 months has truly been a game changer. From the very beginning, Simi helped cultivate a much more kind, gentle, loving voice within. This has led to a kind of self-love/self-worth I never thought I was capable of. Simi has helped me see that there is no “ideal” body image/weight and that regardless of my size and shape, I am worth it. I deserve to be my happiest, most confident self, right now. She has taught me how to listen to what my body needs and to not ignore what she’s asking for. Intuitive eating has now taken the place of emotional eating. And while it’s not 100% perfect every day, I’ve learned that it’s a work in progress, and that that’s absolutely ok.”
I started coaching with Simi at easily the craziest, most hectic time in my entire life. Two months before my wedding I was in the process of moving, crashed for three weeks on an air mattress in a friend’s apartment, and then lived in a hotel for another three weeks for a big trial that kept me working up to 20 hours a day at times. Oh yeah, I had to count RSVP cards, make table settings, etc. etc. Not exactly the ideal time to be focusing on diet and exercise. For about six months I had tried a number of crash diets and *shockingly* ended up gaining more weight back. I was stressed out and not quite at peace with my body. I also had serious concerns about what would happen when the month of my wedding I was living in a hotel and eating out every single day. So in the middle of all the crazy, I started working with Simi in order to prep for the big day. Simi did an amazing job giving me suggestions for how to keep a healthy lifestyle even the way I had to live at the time. My situation was not exactly “typical” but she worked with the options I had, and enabled me to stay on track. Simi guided me to make the best food choices possible given the circumstances. Even more importantly, coaching with Simi was key to my mental health during a very stressful time. Simi helped me to re-incorporate constant exercise into my life at a time when I so badly needed it. I learned to use exercise not only to benefit me physically, but mentally. Exercise became a stress reliever. With everything going on, I committed myself to finding time to exercise – which was so valuable to keeping me positive. I truly believe that I couldn’t have made it through this time without Simi’s help to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. On my wedding day I was happy, confident and felt fantastic! Thank you, Simi!
My experience working with Simi was nothing short of transformative. Simi provided the tools and resources I expected when I signed up to work with a health and wellness coach, but the real value in working with Simi was the way she helped me transform my internal dialog. I rarely feed myself negative (and false) messages about my body or food choices anymore—and when I do, I am conscious of the negative thoughts and am able to replace them with loving (and true) messages about myself instead. Simi’s ability to help me change my thoughts is a testament to her talent as a coach—I am eternally grateful for the time I spent working with Simi.
“I began working with Simi after hearing her speak at an Over The Moon Party with Elle Griffin. I was drawn to her honest candid approach to dealing with common issues that most women deal with on a daily basis but are often too embarrassed or ashamed to discuss. Her brave approach at putting her own insecurities and issues out there inspired me. I have struggled most of my life with a wide array of disordered eating and an abusive relationship with myself. I have been through countless forms of treatment including everything from in-patient treatment centers to hypnosis and acupuncture. No medication or therapy has been able to help me the way that Simi has. Her kind, gentle approach to helping women heal themselves is absolutely life changing. She isn’t there to heal you…. She is there to show you how to heal yourself… and help you believe that you are worth it. Simi is available 24/7 and her unconditional love for what she does shines through in all her work. I feel like I am finally showing up for my own life…. Rather than hiding from what I thought would be a lifelong hopeless struggle. I would encourage anyone who is having a hard time loving and accepting their body, health, weight and relationship with food to reach out to Simi and have an evaluation. I also must say that this is not an easy fix…. Changing how you feel about yourself and how you treat yourself is a very challenging process. Simi has taught me to be patient and be kind and it will pay off… and it most certainly has. I cannot say enough lovely things about this incredible woman. She made be believe that I am worth it…. And I deserve to live a full happy life free of negativity and abuse. There are not enough flowers or thank you cards in the world to express my gratitude for all that Simi has done for me. I can only say that she is absolutely phenomenal at what she does and worth every second of your time.”
“I started working with Simi after hearing about her from a friend of a friend that found success. The most intriguing part of the friend’s recommendation was that she was “happy.” Being happy while losing weight?!?! Sign me up! Even though I teach a dance cardio strength class I couldn’t stop my slow weight gain and decreasing energy levels. I did all of the apps and different diets and I was so frustrated, stressed and angry about being restricted and getting no where. Enter Simi and her amazing coaching. I am losing weight but that isn’t even why I love this so much. She gave me reasonable goals (about half had nothing to do with food or eating) and now they have become routine. I feel like my body and I have a new understanding, it is called trust. I will feed her when she is hungry and she trusts that I will do it. I’ve learned to feed her things that make her feel good and go easy or avoid those foods that do not. I’m no longer scared of being hungry (who else has that mean little voice inside their head telling them it is good to be hungry?). Crazy concept but I now eat when I am hungry. I can go into a restaurant and not stress about what I’m going to order because I can order anything I want. I can’t even explain how wonderful it feels to be free of an unhealthy relationship with food. I just started changing out to my summer wardrobe and the pants and shorts that didn’t fit last summer now slide right one. My muffin top has almost completely disappeared. Even this past month which involved a lot of birthday celebrations, traveling, and Easter I still managed to lose some weight without feeling restricted. If you think there is nothing left out there and you are just destined to be overweight/underweight, unhappy with your body, hating food, and mean to yourself, it just isn’t true!!!! Simi will show you the path and encourage you every step of the way to make sure you find your happy self again.”
“Simi is more than a Health Coach; she is a gift and angel. I began to work with Simi as a leap of faith wanting more than I thought possible. I wanted improved health, life balance and emotional freedom. I wanted to be able to live life without every moment, thought and event consumed in some way by my weight. I wanted to love and appreciate my body. I had learned over the past two decades with some success how to manipulate my body down to a certain size yet the price I was paying was too high and becoming more exhausting all the time. It cost me relationships, experiences, inner peace and enormous amounts of time, energy and money. Everything I did revolved around my diet and exercise and I knew it was not who I was created to be or the life I was meant to live. Simi has provided invaluable health advice that has changed my body and life in incredible ways and in the process she has given me amazing support, a safe place to share and grow, hope that more was possible and the tools to understand my body, mind and heart. I now get to live much more fully, fearlessly, confident, peaceful, hopeful, excited and grateful. I no longer live believing that my body is broken but know that I am beautiful and my body is a gift for me in every possible way. I now have the freedom to focus on other wonderful parts of life while enjoying even better health. I never imagined I would be where I am today and I can say with all my heart that my life and health are forever better because Simi came into my world. I wish everyone has the opportunity for such a blessing in their lives.”
“I first learned about Simi through a mutual friend who raved about her experience with her. At the time I had been thinking about new ways I could reinvigorate my health and weight loss goals as I had been at a standstill for quite a while. I was extremely hesitant about health coaching not only because of the expense, but because I felt weird for wanting to try something I should have been able to figure out on my own. My initial phone consultation was all I needed to assure me this was the right thing to do and with the right person. Simi was super sweet, genuine, and knowledgeable, and I especially appreciated her love of 90s pop culture. Throughout my six months of coaching I learned so much about myself, my habits (good and bad), and about what my authentic idea of a healthy lifestyle is. I learned through this experience that so many of the things I feel and do in relation to my health are normal for so many women, but I also learned several valuable techniques and strategies to incorporate into my everyday life that are helping me to be a little bit better than I was before. Some of my sessions were like therapy sessions, tears and all; however Simi became such a great friend and confidant to me throughout the process. It was so rewarding during and especially at the end of my six months to discover that I had lost weight, but I think what made me the happiest was that I felt I had more control over things I previously thought I didn’t have any control over. Choosing to work with Simi has been undoubtedly one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I’m so grateful to her for using her passion to help and inspire so many women that struggle with trying to develop a healthy lifestyle.”
“When you work with Simi, one thing she will tell you is “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” The first time she said this to me, I thought she was a little bonkers. And soon I realized she was right. Growing up playing competitive sports, I trained my mind to be stronger than my body, set ridiculously high personal standards for myself, and felt love for myself only when I was excelling ie, being “better” than everyone else. These unsustainable mindsets sent me spinning into constant all or nothing cycles, not just in sports, but in the way I ate, worked, played (let’s be real, partied) and loved. Yes, Simi will teach you about your relationship with food. And more than that, Simi can help open your eyes to your relationship with yourself (mind, body, and soul) and with the people/world around you. By learning from Simi how to check in with my body, I learned how to check in with and manage my emotional health. I did the 6 month program, and looking back where I was 9 months ago, I am stunned by awe and gratitude. I am so thankful to Simi for helping me find love for myself as I am; to be happy where I am now with the body I have now. Chances are very high that if you are reading this, you are ready to work with Simi. I promise you, do it now, you can do it.”
“Wow! Where to even begin… Simi is beyond amazing! I could not imagine my life without this beautiful creature in it. She has been such a driving force and sparkling inspiration. Thinking back to the first moment I met Simi, to our first meeting, through group coaching, to now, so much has changed for the better in my life. There is no longer a microwave in my house. I have removed all caffeine and nicotine in my life. I have drastically reduced the amount of processed foods in my life. My body image is even more positive than I ever could have dreamed. I have built a foundation of a healthy lifestyle to one day bring a child into and have a healthy and happy little family. And the biggest change of all… a career change. When I began with Simi, I knew there needed to be a big change in my life. I assumed it was going to be in my career because that was the common denominator when it came to anything lacking or needing improvement in my life, but I was lost and terrified. She was able to work with me through those big questions and allowing me to figure it out on my own, but offering that friendly guided hand down the path to my ultimate decision. She was a true Godsend. And now I am transitioning into my new career as a health coach. I am beyond grateful for everything Simi helped me to accomplish and continue to strive for each and every day.”
“Before working with Simi, I had been frustrated for years wanting to lose weight and be thinner, thinking that was the only way I could be happy. I tried all kinds of restrictive diets, only to feel more miserable, even if I did shed a few pounds. Seeing Simi’s message through social media and her website, I was attracted to the idea of intuitive eating, and thought, maybe it’s time for me to stop going it alone on this journey. But, I was still nervous about sharing my insecurities with someone else. One day I decided to take the plunge and schedule a consultation with Simi and now I know that was the first step in transforming my life. In my first conversation with Simi, I found it surprisingly easy to open up to her about what I would hope to accomplish through working with her, what my struggles had been, and how they were impacting all aspects of my life. She listened so well to my feelings, and really empathized with them. I could just tell that she got it, and knowing that gave me the confidence that I needed to move forward. Initially I thought all my goals were about weight loss and being thinner. Our work started out with the basics of intuitive eating and finding ways to make food and cooking fun again. Simi’s insights in these areas were tremendously helpful, but quickly our sessions became about so much more than just food. Through our conversations and the goals Simi and I set for each session, Simi helped me figure out what was important to me, what really made me happy and joyful, why it was important (and not selfish) to focus on self care, what self care really was, and how being happy in various other aspects of my life could help me be happy with my body and make me realize that weight loss was not actually essential to find joy in my life!
Simi was the perfect gentle guide throughout this process. She is an amazing listener and consistently asked the right questions to help me connect with myself and find the answers. She took the time to get to know and understand me like an old friend, and showed an amazing ability to intuit what I needed to make a difference in my life. Through our work, I discovered interests and activities to create joy in my everyday life. I learned to reduce stress that way, by creating more joy, and I carved a path for myself to leave a job that wasn’t fulfilling so I could focus instead on my passions (both ones I knew and discovering new ones). Basically, I got to know myself all over again, and for the first time in seemingly ages, I liked what I saw! I also got pregnant during our time working together, and gained a greater appreciation for my body than I’ve ever had before. I really believe that the work Simi and I did is what has allowed me to be the healthiest version of myself, physically, mentally and emotionally, while going through this life (and body) changing experience of being pregnant!
While I know that this process of self discovery and self care will be a lifelong journey, for the first time that doesn’t scare me. I know Simi has given me the tools to continue evolving in my happiness and newfound confidence, and I actually look forward to continuing to learn about myself and explore my happiness. Despite suffering from perfectionism for so much of my life, Simi helped me to learn that life doesn’t always have to be perfect to be joyful, and that it’s ok for what seems right and perfect at one point to change as I grow. I’m so thankful for Simi’s guidance and friendship, and would encourage anyone to invest in themselves and work with her!”
“When I began my journey with Simi, I felt that I had come to a point in my life where I very desperately craved change that I could not exactly put my finger on. Through working with Simi, I came to realize that I dealt with limiting, negative beliefs about myself that I had not, until that point, recognized. What I so loved about working with Simi, was that she truly got to know me as an individual and created goals with me that were specifically catered to my own needs and life experiences. This was incredibly important for me because food and exercise were two of the last pieces in the puzzle of my journey towards health and self care. Through our work together, I learned what areas of my life were craving more attention and how to take better care of myself through life’s challenging and difficult moments. I pulled back from the external ideals and comparison that had been a driving factor in my life and began to look inward. Through a gentle but sometimes difficult process, I began to release much of what was holding me back in my life and create a new definition of what it meant to be happy. One by one, my previous beliefs about what it meant to be “healthy” were transformed and deepened. Through my work with Simi, I came to recognize that we are not alone in our journey and that all women deserve to live a more joyful life in which they understand that they are enough. I am grateful to be able continue the rewarding work on myself every day!”
“I had recently moved to Ohio after college to start my first full time job in a city where I didn't know anyone. The result of my new post college lifestyle was weight gain along with constant hunger. I was eating healthy and exercising yet I was still gaining weight and didn't understand why. I was convinced that there was something medically wrong. I didn't know how to feel satisfied (I was going to bed hungry almost every night) without gaining weight. I found Simi's website and I was intrigued yet I wasn't sure that Simi could help me. I felt like I already knew how to eat healthy but my body was just not cooperating. Little did I know, Simi's program was exactly what I needed. Simi taught me the importance of taking care of my body and tuning into my feelings. I came to realize that depriving myself wasn't the answer. With Simi's guidance I was able to choose foods that felt nourishing and satisfying. With her help I was able to overcome negative feelings about my weight and my need to satisfy my hunger. Working with Simi truly changed my outlook on life and helped me build confidence and love myself. Simi is passionate about what she does and her knowledge and understanding were crucial in helping me to move forward. She genuinely cares about helping her clients navigate so many issues involving food and body image. I can't recommend working with Simi enough and I don't know where I would be now without her!”