About Me…

Growing up I was a sensitive child with a vivid imagination. This made living in a household with drug and alcohol abuse even more difficult for me. My parents would abuse drugs and alcohol, fight about money and when it was over, they would ask me to go out into the world and act as if nothing had happened. As you can imagine this was difficult for me to do but over the years without realizing it, I adopted the practice of holding my emotions in as a habit when anything unpleasant occurred.

In high school I self-harmed and was extremely depressed. I kept this mostly hidden except from my Mom whom I confided in about my depression and suicidal thoughts. She brought me to a doctor who put me on anti-depressants. Between these and therapy I began to feel better. But after a couple of years, I wasn’t comfortable with taking the medication so I stopped, deciding that more therapy was a healthier idea. For a few years I stuck with it but let life get in the way, not thinking that my mental health was much of a priority.

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Fast forward to my mid-twenties, I’m living abroad in Spain and receive a phone call that changes my life forever. My estranged Dad has a heart attack and died shortly after. It was truly heart-breaking for me because I didn’t get to say goodbye and had left things on bad terms with him. It was not only an emotionally traumatic experience but also a wake up call to address my own health issues- anxiety, depression, weight gain and heart palpitations-symptoms I’d ignored for years.

I dove into research mode and when I returned to the U.S. a year later I had even more of a desire to learn about health and nutrition through food. I studied holistic health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012 where I received my certificate in health coaching. I slowly began learning the very practices that would become my healing path and began incorporating them into my life.

But my lessons in health and loss wouldn’t end at my father’s death. In early 2017 I unexpectedly lost my Mom who was my best friend. I became depressed and fell into old, unhealthy  habits like drinking more alcohol than I should, eating less and getting less sleep. Around that time I was also having a lot of pain in my pelvic area and went to the gynecologist shortly after her death to get checked. A few months later I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.

In all my life I had never been this low. All of the unaddressed loss, trauma and pain in my life, my symptoms–which included alcoholism, drug use, anxiety, insomnia, depression, painful urination, hemorrhoids, painful periods, bloating were worse than they had ever been. In the midst of this all I also went through a devastating breakup with my partner of ten years. Just when I thought I’d been tested enough by the universe I found myself yet again, unhealthy, unhappy and broken, and feeling alone.

 

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I couldn’t go any further in my physical healing without addressing not just my own traumatic past but my parents trauma and its impact on me as well . Up until I began this process, I didn’t realize that part of what was holding me back in life was the heaviness, the pain, the sorrow of those who came before me. In my mind, I may have thought I had worked through the trauma but my body told a different story. What I came to realize was that epigenetic were correct. The pain that my ancestors carried had now been passed on to me and I was carrying it, along with my own unprocessed pain, in my body.

For the past three years of my life I’ve dedicated myself to education and learning to heal endometriosis naturally. I have done this through studying the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD who specializes in emotions as pain in the body. I use her work to find the connections between stress and other issues in my daily life to manage my endometriosis. I have also incorporated Medical Medium’s plant-based, whole foods nutritional and supplemental protocol. This was possible through working with Emily Beatrix, an S.E. coach specializing in nervous system health, to help me understand how to incorporate his protocols in a way that is fun, manageable and has made an extraordinary difference in my healing. I have greatly lessened symptoms caused by endometriosis such as cramps, nausea, overactive bladder, dizziness, bloating, anxiety, cravings, depression and painful periods which left me bed ridden.

I am more confident, joyful and free. I can move my body in ways I never thought possible again.

I have more time to put my career dreams, my writing, travel and put time and juicy LOVE into the relationships which allow me space for growth but hold me and enrich me when I need it. My relationships are richer, conversations deeper and more focused and centered on things that matter to me and things that matter to the betterment of society and the world.

I have also dedicated myself to healing any wounds, behaviors and patterns from  ancestors with my guide Lisa Nagel who specializes in inherited trauma resolution and ancestral healing. I have realized over the course of my work that my true health journey began even before I was born as trauma and illness from ancestors is passed down through utero.

In healing my nervous system in real time and releasing past life patterns, I have shifted the direction of my health and life. I am now on a purposeful path of health that I want to share with women who suffer from reproductive illnesses.

In my 4-month Reparenting for Reproductive Health program you will get access to the same tools that have brought me back to vibrant health. We will work with the 8 Pillars of Reparenting which I have created to first strengthen your nervous system, shed old destructive patterns and beliefs and then gain access to your most vibrant, healthy, powerful version of yourself.

I’m also self-awareness tool-obsessed and use things like Astrology, as a guide to discovering your strength’s, weaknesses, soul’s purpose and work in this life time.

Now that I’ve found what it takes to put true healing into motion, I want to help you on your path toward healing. Using holistic practices that can be adopted into your daily routine combined with a deeper understanding of who you are and the life you are meant to live, I can help you achieve your health and life goals.

If you feel called to get started, let’s connect!

ashleymarshallhealthcoach@gmail.com

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❤️Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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