The purpose of openbloom
I believe that health is a state of joy.
Like a simple plumeria blossom opening up to reveal the natural beauty within, we go through life hoping and looking for our time to bloom. Yet, responsibilities, obligations, social and financial pressures, and caring for loved ones can overwhelm us, and sometimes our own “bloom” is put on hold.
As a wife and mother, I understand these daily pressures. As a triathlete, educator, and health and wellness coach, I also know that creating a state of joy is possible and achievable for all of us because we naturally own a shining light within.
As a coach, I embrace a positive approach to change based on various evidence-based coaching techniques and processes: compassionate communication, appreciative inquiry, motivational interviewing, self-determination, and positive psychology, which create a nurturing, safe, positive environment proven to promote sustained behavior change.
You can rely on me to listen with empathy, guide with compassion, and offer attainable tools to put into practice healthy thoughts and habits that are authentic to you – so that you can keep blooming!
I look forward to being part of your journey!
Nationally Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach
National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching
Master Certified Health Coach
Dr Sears Wellness Institute
Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development
Hawaii Pacific University
Bachelor of Ecology (Environmental Science)
Universidade Estadual Paulista
Group Exercise Instructor
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
My purpose with OPENBLOOM is to remind women about their natural inner light, so they can empower themselves to live a fulfilling life every day.
In pursuit of joy
My life journey
From a young age, I have pursued a healthy and joyful life. I was born and raised in Brazil, studied Ecology in college, then chased my dream lifestyle all the way to Hawaii. I competed internationally in triathlons, Ironmans and marathons, coached all levels of athletes, received my master’s degree in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, trained as a Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and became a mom.
Through my experiences, I learned that exercise and nutrition aren’t the only pillars of health and wellness. The attitudes we have toward life and the lifestyle choices we make each moment of every day are just as important as how we move and eat.
- Now is the best time to take care of ourselves. We are worth the time and love.
- Inborn strengths are our unique superpowers. We all own them, no exception.
- Small and consistent steps lead us to meaningful changes. We can thrive daily.
- Challenges and weaknesses are opportunities to grow. We are perfect imperfects.
- Connectedness builds healthy and kind individuals. Together we bloom.
About the plumeria
Plumeria symbolizes new beginnings, beauty, grace, positivity, hope, births, and love. And that’s what I hope to carry, bring, and add to every precious encounter, to every unique journey that I have a chance to be part of!