My name is Morella Devost. Let me tell you my story.
I once was feeling stuck and hopeless. I had been struggling with cystic acne and terrible hormone issues for the better part of 10 years. I was also overweight. I had tried what my doctors had recommended, but nothing got better. I had tried changing my diet a gazillion times. I became vegan, then vegetarian. I cut out wheat. I cut out dairy. I cut out meat. I tried EVERYTHING!
But nothing worked.
I was in my early 30s and I looked horrible. I was afraid that I was condemned to live in a body I hated… because I really did hate my body back then. Every time I looked in the mirror, a painful reminder was always staring me in the face. My acne-filled skin was so painful to deal with. I was miserable and in pain.
Fast forward to today. My skin is perfectly clear and glowing 99.9% of the time. My hormones are beautifully in balance; reminding me of the perfect cycle of nature and the magic it is to be a woman. My weight is perfectly healthy and what’s best, it’s steady and I can easily manage it.
How did I figure it out?
A long journey which included studying nutrition, diving into self-discovery, realizing what works and what doesn’t work in the vast field of nutrition; and importantly, discovering that self-love is at the core of all healing.
My purpose in life…
I have discovered that my purpose -and greatest joyful expression in life- is to help thousands of people discover that they too have the power to transform their lives. You have the power to transform your life. Hence Transformation One, the name of my business.
But you don’t have to go through the long journey I went through. I’m here to help you get healthier quicker. I’ve figured it all out so you don’t have to.
How did I get to do this work?
After realizing in my early 20’s that I hated working in marketing at Procter & Gamble, I set out on a mission to discover what my passion truly was. I had no clue back then.
My search took me to get two Masters Degrees in Counseling at Columbia University, because I knew my purpose had to do with helping people. But then I realized that I didn’t really want to do traditional psychological counseling. So I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
At that time I was still struggling to heal myself and I had discovered that reading nutrition and natural healing books was what I did for fun! Clearly this was a hint that my passion had to do with healing.
After I graduated from Integrative Nutrition in 2006, I started my private practice in coaching and corporate wellness. And I have been doing it ever since!
I have discovered that…
Joy is essential to healing. Seeking to live with more joy every day in your life makes you a happier person and therefore a healthier person.
Getting close to nature is essential to healing. The closer we get to nature and the more we nurture a healthy environment, the more we will be making choices that help us heal.
Food changes everything. When you change your food, your body changes. It is inevitable.
Your unresolved emotions also show up in your physical health. If you ignore pain, anger, shame or what-have-you, you might develop not-so-helpful habits like overeating, or sabotaging your gains, or eating things you don’t really want to eat. Emotions also show up as pain in joints, bowel issues, acid reflux, acne and eczema, etc.
The more you seek to feel grateful, the more reasons there will be to feel grateful.
What does my work look like?
I combine all of the tools that I’ve gathered throughout my journey: counseling, nutrition coaching, hypnosis, meditation, yoga and simple education.
- EdM in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University
- MA in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University
- HHC and AADP certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
- Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach certifications from Bennett-Stellar University