Kristen Toscano - Life By Your Design
Guiding women who feel stuck to understand and align with their unique design so they can build more self-trust, burnout less, and have more fun
Hi! I’m Kristen Toscano. It’s my goal to help you have all day energy, alleviate the pain and feel confident so that you can feel great and create the life you want.
I partner with you to decrease your pain, find more joy, take control of your stress, create systems to help you manage the demands on your time and energy and find the nutrition and exercise tools that work for you. No more daily reliance on OTC pain relievers, fad diets, quick fixes that don’t last or workout programs that you dread!
So how did I end up here?
While I was busy taking care of everyone else in the PT clinic and building my career, I wasn’t exactly taking care of myself. I thought that I could eat whatever I wanted until I was 30. I even said that out loud….a lot!! But all that did was lead to chronic sinus headaches, being exhausted to the point of not being able to get off the couch after work and nagging shoulder pain all while feeling a bit “fluffy” and uncomfortable in my own skin. I knew what I needed to do, but I just couldn’t get myself to “practice what I preached” and build the habits that I knew would help me feel better.
Then one day, I happened to meet someone who helped me get started with those changes. He pointed me in the direction of some answers to all the questions I had about why I felt this way and what I could do about it besides taking some over-the-counter meds for the sinus headaches and shoulder pain. And I started down a holistic path of:
* testing to find out what was REALLY going on in my body,
*eating healthy and learning what “healthy” looks like for me,
*detoxing my body with saunas and other natural techniques (not juice fasts),
*getting exercise again that felt good in my body even though it had been years since my high school soccer career,
*connecting with other women who had a positive attitude and were looking to lift each other up rather than pass judgement,
and so MUCH MORE!
I started to realize that my favorite patients to work with in the PT clinic were like me. They talked about wanting to address stress, fatigue and weight in addition to the pain that they came to see me for originally. I was getting asked more and more about how to address the pain and inflammation without medications. I knew there was so much more I could do to help these women beyond the tools I traditionally used in the clinic. Improving quality of life has always been the goal, but there are so many more layers beyond what we could work through during our rehab sessions. I went back to school so that I could help these women, and YOU, investigate the healing opportunities in the body so that you can look and feel your best while getting back to the life YOU want!