About Marietta

MG Headshot option 2I’m Marietta Goldman and I’m passionate about helping you find your true health. I believe our bodies are a gift that should be treasured each and every day, and I love helping woman find their voice, step into their personal power, shine bright and discover true healing on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level.

I am a holistic health coach with certificates from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am also a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC), member of the International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC) and have a certificate in Advanced Nutritarian Studies from the Nutritarian Education Institute.

In other words, I am qualified to guide others to heal their bodies naturally with nutritional excellence, learn how to tap into any soul issues that may be keeping you stuck in illness and help you create a healthy relationship with food. All important when trying to heal – but only one piece of a larger more complex puzzle.

I have leaned that taking care of your physical body is crucial to finding your clarity and getting started – but true healing is made up of so much more than just the foods we choose to eat.

I help women address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual nature of healing by guiding them to trust their inner wisdom, listen to their body signals, slow down long enough to hear what their soul is passionate about and have faith that they are doing the best they can each day.

I know this works because I am living proof. I have tried each and every thing that I ask my coaching clients to do. I believe that the energy I put out will attract the people to me that feel connected and are ready to hear my message. We are all teachers and students and are drawn to those who will help us evolve and grow.

But I wasn’t always this healthy!

In 2010 I was diagnosed with colon cancer and was forced to step back and take a good long look at how I was living my life. I thought I was doing a great job of juggling a full time job with the demands of raising a family but I had no idea how to slow down long enough to take care of me and as a result I ran myself into the ground.

I spent much of my younger years eating too much junk food, drinking wine, staying up too late and putting the needs of others ahead of my own. I went through life doing what I thought I was “supposed to” instead of taking the time to figure out what I really loved to do. I am a recovering perfectionist who worried more about how things looked on the outside then how they felt on the inside.

I knew my sickness was a message for me to slow down, stay present and figure out how to enjoy my life on a deeper level but I struggled with how to make that happen.

The universe does a really good job of letting you know when something is off.  I had to be hit over the head pretty hard before I would even consider making a shift in my life. After several surgeries and too many complications to list here I realized that something had to change. I kept doing all the things that seemed to work for everyone else to heal yet as soon as I healed one thing another issue came screeching forward.  I went from colon cancer to a bladder that didn’t work properly to removing my right kidney to insulin resistance, digestive issues, food sensitivities, arthritis, an overgrowth of candida, a tick bite, Epstein Barr Virus and even a broken toe, sliced finger that needed stitches and trouble with my eyesight…all in less than a few years.  My body was just not working with me.

I searched high and low for any strategies that could help me feel whole again – nutrition protocols, supplements, naturopaths, integrative physicians, functional medicine doctors, chiropractors, hypnosis therapists, tapping experts, medical mediums, energy healers, acupuncturists, essential oils, herbal remedies…and the list goes on.

I was eating really clean during my search and paying attention to my self-care strategies so I was able to get out of bed and function but I still didn’t feel great. I was making progress on the physical level but it was slow- with one step forward and two steps back.

I was paying attention to the outside but I forget to pay attention to the soul issues from the inside that were responsible for my illness in the first place.

Once I started learning how to shift energy blocks and open my heart to a new way of loving myself and embracing the world around me things began to move quickly.  I began sitting still long enough to figure out what my soul wanted. I realized I was never alone and that part of my sacred work was to experience the pain and suffering of illness so I could share the shifts with other women.

I began changing my thought patterns and expressing gratitude and rewriting my story from childhood. I was practicing mindfulness, setting intentions, connecting with other women and stating to explore how to share my gifts and talents with the world around me. I was stepping into the woman I always wanted to be and took my power back. I made a huge shift from living in fear of my cancer returning to living my life with love for myself and others.

The irony of my healing journey is that as soon as I stopped searching for ways to heal and trusted in my higher plan – I began to really heal.

I was beginning to heal on all levels and I knew I had to share this with others!

One of the best discoveries I made during this process was following my heart to become certified to teach Qoya classes. Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we remember. Finding Qoya has been a blessing for me on my healing journey and has allowed me to trust my body again and remember that true healing has been available to me all along.

Through writing, coaching, dancing and speaking I hope to help women connect with each other and the world around them as they open their hearts and let their own healing process unfold.

Still want to know more about me?

Here are some tidbits to hold you over:

  1. I have an 14lb, tri-color Coton de Tulear named Mocha. He started out brown, black and white, but is mostly white today so we laugh about calling him Mocha.
  2. I hate roller coasters or anything that drops fast or spins quickly. Love amusement parks, hate roller coasters.
  3. I love to dance and finding the Qoya community felt like coming home.
  4. I have a label maker and am not afraid to use it. Just ask my kids (Jessica, Alex and Justin).
  5. I love shopping and can spend hours looking for a great deal at Marshalls, HomeGoods or TJ Maxx. A gift I inherited from my mom.
  6. One of my favorite Caribbean Islands is Virgin Gorda — crystal clear blue water, really cool rock formations, and white sandy beaches….the perfect place to relax!
  7. I moved to VA from NY in 2005 and while I love the weather, I miss spending time with my extended family!
  8. I love to buy new school supplies for the kids each year, pretty containers to store things in, and I use mason jars in my pantry to organize my nuts, grains and flours — yes, of course, they are all labeled!
  9. I am the wife of a Bruce Springsteen addict and have been to more concerts than I can remember.
  10. One of my favorite shows is The Voice – even though I cannot carry a tune. I laugh out load at the judges and get so excited when a chair is turned for a new singer.

Here’s My Beautiful Family!


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