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The Natural


 

Leah's Guide

to a Vibrant & Fulfilled Life

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The Natural


 

Leah's Guide

to a Vibrant & Fulfilled Life

Welcome to Leah's Guide to a Vibrant and Fulfilled Life!

Imagine, a life where getting up in the morning feels good. Where you are filled with joy just because. 

You wake up refreshed. You go to your kitchen and quickly pull together a nourishing blend of herbs for your morning tea. You feel in sync and at peace as you enjoy it's warmth and therapy.  

You step to the bathroom and use your current all-natural nourishing blend of face and body care products that YOU'VE created from your own growing knowledge of how to care for your body the best way. 

Imagine how empowered and capable you feel. Imagine how more prepared you are to have the day that you want to have.

Now think about what the beginning of your day actually feels like?

Probably pretty different right?

My name is Leah Patterson and I want to help you have more days like the one described above and less days that feel hectic, out of sync, and leave you feeling helpless about your health inside and out.

When you feel hectic, out of sync, and helpless - you feel lost in life.

You feel like you aren't in control and that you can't make changes, no matter how hard you may want to.

I know what that feels like and thanks to years of self-examination and self-discovery, I know what a life "in sync" feels like too. And it's not just about the things you think. Yes, a lot of thought work helped to change my path, but what really made the mental changes stick were the hands on/body in experiences that came along with it.

Empowering myself in 3 key areas of my life made the ideas of a new way to exist real.

 

Herbal Healing.

I turned to herbs as a form of healing while doing research at the National Institutes of Health in ovarian cancer treatment. As a young scientist, I had a healthy bit of naivety and when I realized how barbaric and harmful traditional cancer treatments could be, my intuition told me that there had to be another way. My chemistry-focused mind could understand the how herbs worked and so I naturally gravitated to that form of natural healing first.  As soon as I  began learning about herbs, I fell in love. The natural world opened up to me and my appreciation for the beautiful synergy of our planet blossomed. I studied voraciously, did an apprenticeship in herbal medicine in the Wise Woman Tradition and became an initiated Green Witch - a woman specifically tuned to the healing natures of plant life - particularly the plant life that we generally ignore like common weeds. 

 

Holistic Skincare.

My love for holistic/natural skincare grew out of my appreciation for herbal healing. I knew through my studies that herbs had a wonderful power to heal in subtle yet formidable ways. My own skin had always been an issue - super sensitive, acne-prone, overly oily. However I began to realize two things: 1. that as I began to use herbal teas and such in my everyday life, my skin began to change - basically from the inside out and 2. that there was a whole range of other, easily found natural ingredients that could help my skin heal from the outside in as well. Finally being able to look at the mirror and like how clear and even my skin looked made a difference for me and I obtained my license in esthetics to be able to give that same feeling of validation to others.

 

Dancing.

Salsa dancing opened my life up to a whole new world of expression. My body that once felt awkward, felt fluid and magical with salsa. Feelings, emotions, and versions of myself that had no way to be expressed in my regular life finally found a voice. Before salsa dancing, femininity in the traditional sense even felt uncomfortable for me. With salsa though, I found the permission within myself to be sexy, to be sensual, to be mystical and to be captivating as a woman.

 

Each of these things filled me with a sense of empowerment. It was through them that I realized the power that I had to be in control of my life. It's so easy to think about the changes and the differences that you'd like to see in your life. But it's only by DOING something different that you actually see the changes begin to happen. 

My doing is through herbal healing, holistic skincare, and dancing. I want to show you how to take control of your health, how to be the orchestra-tor of your beauty, and how to free yourself with movement. 

Put together simply, I want to guide to your VIBRANT and FULFILLED LIFE. 

And that's what you'll find here.

  • Quick, easy to incorporate tips on herbs for optimal health
  • Quick, easy to incorporate recipes for skincare and bodycare 
  • Indepth trainings on becoming your own medicine woman and beauty mixologist
  • A good dash of dance inspiration and who knows - maybe a bit of training too for the curious
  • Inspiration and motivation to keep stepping more fully into your vibrant and fulfilled life. 

It's out there for you loves! You just have to choose to live it - actively, on purpose, everyday. 

And I'm here to help!


 

Join my email tribe and your first gift will get you well on your way. I'm sharing my TOP 5 Essential Oils for Skincare with you loves just for signing up :-). 

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My Story


Live life as fully as you can,

naturally and vibrantly! ~Leah

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My Story


Live life as fully as you can,

naturally and vibrantly! ~Leah

So Who is Leah Patterson?

I am your wellness and holistic beauty mentor - ready to coach you and cheer for you on your journey towards your all the time vibrant and fulfilled life!

Ok my dear - real questions here.

Don't you want to break free from being out of touch with yourself, out of sync with your life, out of focus with who you really are?

How do you get back that feeling of synergy and completeness

you get when you're dancing?

That path involves learning to ebb and flow with your environment. It means learning to use the natural world around you to your aid. Learning to tap into your innate wisdom and let it guide you. It may even mean getting a little woo woo. And then learning to infuse all of that with a healthy bit of sass ;-).

I have this synergy in my life all the time as a naturalista and dancer...This lifestyle guides me and I'm going to show you how it can guide you too.

I've been on my journey of living my version of a naturally, vibrant life ever since I left my position as a research fellow at the National Institute's of Health early to pursue a new path. That path filled itself with studying herbal medicine, starting a non-profit organization, working as a holistic esthetician, starting more than one holistic centered business all while becoming an international salsa instructor and performer and along the way discovering what it meant to live life on purpose. 

What is a vibrant, fulfilled life?

I define it as a life lived on purpose and what's more, lived with an ever-growing awareness about who you are, what embracing 'happy' means to you and how you fit into this big beautiful world we live in.

These are the keys:

 

  • Wellness

  • Beauty

  • Movement

 

 

 

let's get started!

Join my email list and let's start getting vibrant!

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Life in Pictures


Because pictures tell the best stories...

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Life in Pictures


Because pictures tell the best stories...

I love taking pictures and for that reason I instantly fell in love with Instagram! It's a great way to know someone's story - to take a glimpse into their lives and see what's important to them. And so I present to you, my Instagram feed. Get to know me, one picture at a time :-).

My life via Instagram - follow me dear!

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Connect with Me


Let's be awesome together!

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Let's be awesome together!

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I’M READY, ARE YOU?

Whether to speak to and empower young women or to choreograph a beautiful latin dance performance, I’m ready to create something memorable with you!

TOUCH BASES WITH ME AND LET’S DO SOMETHING FABULOUS!

Available for conferences, conventions, workshops and just general merriment :).

 

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Some credentials for you...

 

 

 

HOST OF GREAT GOSPEL MORNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDER/CEO of MOVE MAKEUP

 

 

 

Owner of Leah's School of Latin Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequent Beauty Expert guest on Local Morning Shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequent Salsa/Exercise Expert Guest on Local Morning Shows