My Story

Objective

To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

Get To Know Me

Grateful you are here, friend. My name is Mike, and I’m a ‘retired’ financial advisor, a health and wellness advocate, and a lived-and-learned Ataxia educator who enjoys every moment of helping others unlock quality of life potential. As someone diagnosed with Ataxia when I was 28, I bring an all too familiar understanding of the asynchronous challenges that come with that. However, I also learned early on that even when dealt a strange hand of cards in life, you can still end up winning the game if you play them right. Taking that with me to form this blog, I look forward to leveraging my experiences with Ataxia to not just drive awareness and share mind/body knowledge, but do so all while ensuring you feel educated, supported, and confident as you venture from the mindset of surviving to authentically living.

A little about myself, I was born in North Dakota, went to college in Minnesota as well as resided there for a few years, and have called CO home since 2019 after some location hopping in New Mexico and San Diego. During this time, I spent most of my professional life in the finance industry – building lifelong client relationships within a fully licensed advisory practice. Of course, this was also amid a lifelong battle with Ataxia, which was officially diagnosed after consulting with doctors worldwide and multi-country genetic test examinations. Now, the answer is no; Ataxia was not why I decided to leave finance behind. It stems from career situational changes, a desire to be and do more, and an ambition to use my conditions and experiences to help others improve their lives.

Bridging that to form this blog, I am excited to see what this chapter will bring and the new relationships I’ll be able to form as this shared-value community grows. But as a quick disclaimer, please note that I am not here to tell anyone how to live their lives; only you can do that. Furthermore, my goal isn’t to deliver conveyor belt education or regurgitated information from crap sources. Instead, I am to raise awareness and guide people on truly understanding themselves and recognize that every thought, word, and action is a vibration affecting their lives. In addition, to inspire others to decipher the language of their intentions and grow their mind and body relationships with themselves. After all, vetted education applied in the form of personal experiences is the real key to personalized transformation.

In the end, nothing makes me happier than empowering others on forming healthy habits, capitalizing on intuitive wisdom, and ultimately build new levels of confidence as they take on their wellness goals. From physical and nutrition education, raising Ataxia awareness to being an empathic ear (inbox is always open), I have a genuine passion for helping others truly understand their bodies, manage stress healthily, and manifest into the best versions of themselves. Because if there is one thing for sure, everyone has what it takes to overcome emotional, spiritual, and physical barriers to achieve whole-body fulfillment…and sometimes all it takes is connecting with someone who shares similar shoes and values the trajectory of your life just as much as you do to finally begin recognizing that.

Free time? Though golf, hiking, and basketball are not exactly my daily go-to’s like they used to be, I refused to let those limitations hinder my ‘live for today’; mentality. That said, when I am not working, you can usually find me spending time with friends and loved ones, flexing my creative side with the goal of a future book release, and frequently traveling to explore new places, customs, and cultures.

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