I had my gallbladder removed about 6 months before seeing Emily but had been sick for more than a year prior. I'd given up hope on ever having a normal digestive system again or finding any sort of new normalcy that didn't feel like chronic illness and sacrificing what I had always considered normal eating. At my first appointment I told Emily I felt like my body had betrayed me and I was so disconnected from it because of how sick I had been for so long. She really took the time to explain to me how my body didn't betray but was trying to tell me something, and for the first time in a very long time I started to listen to and feel connected to my body again. Instead of feeling like there was a list of foods I should try to give up to try to feel better, it felt like I was connected enough to start to eat in ways that felt good and healing. Eating started to feel more like self care rather than a frustrating toxic daily necessity. She has such a healing vibe it is unreal, I really didn't think I would feel ok again, but I actually think I'll end up better than before I was sick.
Emily also helped me connect back to my body and emotions, exploring how they feel different and how important it is to listen to my body. So in addition to starting to heal my digestive system, she's been helpful in healing the anxiety and depression that came with being so sick. Hands down, most helpful, caring, and healing person I have seen throughout the last year of being sick.