It is Monday! Mondays are all about Moms! This week’s Meet a Mom is Emily Miller of Nourish and Lift! Emily is a busy mom to an adorable boy and she will soon be outnumbered by boys as she and her husband are expecting another boy in May!
Nourish and Lift is a health and wellness consulting business in the Greater Lansing area with a focus on individualized health needs. She is excited to announce she is now offering group based nutrition coaching services!
And… She is a Certified Master Face Reader and offers Facial Diagnosis Consultations – more about that below!
Learn more about Emily, how her and her husband balance their busy lives while teaming up in the health and fitness industry.
Welcome to Greater Lansing Area Moms, Emily!
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Emily Miller. I grew up in Holt and now currently live in Eaton Rapids with my husband, my son, and our dog. I went to high school at Lansing Catholic and then completed my undergrad at Grand Valley State University. From there, I completed my Master’s degree through Maryland University of Integrative Health.
How old are your children?
I have a son who just turned three years old in December and I am currently pregnant with another baby boy who is due in May. So, I am going to be a full boy mom and completely outnumbered in our family.
What do you think is one of the best parts about being a mom?
I wasn’t sure growing up if I even wanted to have kids, so to be getting close to having two kids is a really crazy thought to me! But, I absolutely love being a mom and I think one of the best parts is just watching your kid grow and learn in all areas. Just hearing my son put different sentences together or seeing him gain more and more confidence when he’s trying new sports or activities is so fun.
What is a piece of advice for new moms you wish you would have known when you were a new mom?
I would really encourage any new moms to communicate ways their partner could actually help them. I think as a new mom, you have some pressure in thinking that you should be able to do it all. But, especially in those first few months, I think the partners can end up feeling really lost, especially if the mom is breastfeeding because it doesn’t necessarily allow the partner evident ways to help.
So, try to ask for help with cooking or doing the dishes, or bringing you food/water, etc. Anything that would help support you, while also helping the partner to feel more involved.
Please tell us more about Nourish & Lift and the services you offer:
I offer one-on-one consultations in both nutrition or in face reading. I also have a group nutrition coaching space as well as a community group that provides recipes/journal prompts, etc. There is an option for anyone depending on where they are at within their health and wellness journey!
You are a certified face reader! We would love to know more about this and how it helps your clients!
So, I have a Master Face Reading Certification from the Lotus Institute and I have been practicing face reading or facial diagnosis for over five years. Essentially, your face shows a roadmap of your life and it provides information on how well you have processed life events from an emotional standpoint.
Face reading can also show you the health of your organs and if there is any sort of inflammation/stress on particular organs. Through face reading then, you can help release stuck emotions, find new ways to view your life and life events, and better harmonize and balance your organs. All these can then help improve any sort of healing process or ease the healing journey!
How did you become interested in this type of work?
One of my bachelor’s degrees is in Biomedical Science and I initially thought that I wanted to go to medical school. But, I knew that I wanted to take some time between completing my undergrad and starting medical school, so I decided to take a year off to ensure that it was truly what I wanted to spend my life doing.
In that year off, I traveled to San Diego, California and started studying face reading/facial diagnosis under Lillian Bridges and the Lotus Institute and that really shifted the trajectory of what I wanted to do with my life. I realized that I could really impact the lives of my clients through face reading and nutrition and I haven’t looked back since!
What are you looking forward to in 2023?
I am looking forward to having this baby and continuing to grow my family. 2023 is also the first year that I have offered group based nutrition coaching services, so I am super excited to continue growing that side of my business!
How do you balance being a mom while running your own business?
I wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of my husband. He is extremely supportive and is very involved with our son, so that I am able to focus on my business whenever needed. My husband also owns a business, so we try to openly communicate about our business goals and then find ways to help each other from a family standpoint to allow those goals to come to fruition.
Here are a couple questions to get to know you better! 🙂
What gets you up in the morning? Are you a coffee drinker?
I do love coffee, but I haven’t been drinking it much since this pregnancy. Truly, it’s the need to pee being over 30 weeks pregnant! 🙂
Last book you read –
I love reading, but unfortunately I haven’t had much time lately to read! It’s definitely a goal of mine to get back into it.
If you watch television, what is your favorite show?
So, I absolutely love watching baking shows and the Great British Baking Show is probably my favorite one. Outside of baking shows, I love an easy show to watch like Hart of Dixie.
Strangest item carry on, purse, glove box or trunk right now?
Hmmm… I don’t really have anything strange that I carry or keep with me, but I will always bring some type of snack with me in case my son gets hungry and I will always have chapstick on me.
The children’s book you most enjoy reading –
My son is really into dinosaurs and then Spiderman/Hulk, so we read a lot of books about both of those. I can’t say that I have a favorite. I just love that my son enjoys looking through and reading books.
Where are some of your favorite places locally to spend time with your family?
My husband’s business is CrossFit Shift in Lansing and that is also where my office is located, so we spend a lot of time there at the gym with our friends. We also love doing escape rooms with our friends.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I am also a CrossFit L1 trainer and I coach a morning class at CrossFit Shift Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. It is called the Legends class and is focused on longevity and improving balance, strength, and coordination as we age.
How do you prefer readers to connect with you if they would like more information?
Emailing me at [email protected] is the fastest way to get in contact with me! I also offer free 30 minute consultations where I am able to hear more about what someone is working on or struggling with and from there, we can discuss program options that would best fit for them.