About the author

About the author

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WHY I DO WHAT I DO: I love people.

I understand that, in a demanding, fast-paced, achievement-based world, we often lose touch with the most important person in our lives...

The one who's living it. I believe that that loss of touch and disregard for ourselves leads to the sadness, upset, anger and resentment we all feel from time to time and we can agree is pervasive on this planet.

I did a lot of work to find what it was that was keeping me from choosing me, taking care of myself and honoring who it is I want to be in the world

AND

when you do the work for yourself, you realize how much everyone else deals with some version of the same things, day in and day out.

I'd like that to stop.

I'd like people to make a conscious effort, moment to moment, to take care of themselves.

I believe that nourishing yourself physically, emotionally, artistically, socially and spiritually comes first.

When you have committed to filling yourself up in all areas of life, you do what it takes to feel you have what you need.

When you've got yourself taken care of you're more available, willing, open and authentic in being there to support, assist and be with others - be it family, friends, profession, hobby, or any other relatedness.

I find joy in supporting and coaching others to choose themselves, first and foremost.

That's what I'm here to facilitate for others and that's why I do what I do.

WHAT I DO: I am a Registered Dietitian, certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor, Health Coach, Life Coach, Writer and Healer.

As a Registered Dietitian and Health Coach I provide coaching and nutrition counseling, health and wellness overhauls, guided lifestyle change, and support around physical self-care.

As a Pilates Instructor, I provide private, in-home mat and apparatus training in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

As a Life Coach, I provide weekly coaching on goal-setting and achievement, self esteem, confidence and assertiveness. Clients come for assistance around creating life as they want it to be and removing the obstacles in the way of the having what they want.

As a writer, I author a blog and am in the process of turning that work into my first book.

As a healer, I lead private and group meditation to support centering and balance as clients take on themselves and the goals they want to achieve.

MY CREDENTIALS: I graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition. In order to obtain the RD credential, I completed my dietetic internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. I developed a presence in the field working in clinical and counseling settings at God's Love We Deliver and Columbus Park Collaborative, both located in Manhattan.

I have been actively involved in clinical research, am a published journal author, and have accepted appointment as Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist for Present, Chapman, Marion, Steinlauf, and Lichtiger, one of New York City's most reknowned Gastroenterology practices and have partnered with CLAY Health Club & Spa and Ford Models.

I was certified to teach Pilates Mat and Apparatus by the Kane School of Core Integration in 2007.

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Ontology as the basis of much of my coaching.

I'm reiki level 1 certified and...

I also have experience coaching Training and Development programs.

WHO AM I?

Rachel Harvest MS, RD, your Private Wellness Guru

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