Hi, my name is Meghan O’Hara and I’ve been a Registered Dietitian and Holistic Health Coach for over a decade. I graduated from Mercyhurst University (in Erie, PA) with a Bachelors of Science in Medical Dietetics and have since studied many more philosophies and modalities for nourishment. I’ve worked in hospitals and with traditional Medical Doctors and as well as with Naturopathic & Chiropractic Doctors and Ayurvedic practitioners. After getting my RD (Registered Dietitian) license (in 2007), I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2008) and the Institute for Psychology of Eating (2017). I’ve experienced the whole wide gamut as it pertains to views of health and healing. With both a medical and holistic background, I serve each client from a truly integrated perspective.
My personal health journey started at the young age of 12 years old when my first autoimmune disease began to take effect. I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 17 years old and began living a gluten free lifestyle (back before anyone knew what gluten free meant). My health continued to degrade over the following ten years and prompted me to search deeper for answers to optimal health. Thankfully my journey has led to many powerful tools for wellness, including an array of therapeutic food plans and energy medicine (reiki). It prompted me to study reiki at UC Davis (2014) and also integrate this modality into my practice.
What I have learned is that true nourishment goes beyond the foods we put on our plates, but also includes our relationship to those around us, and most importantly, the relationship we have to ourselves. It’s nourishing our mind, bodies and spirits to allow for a full and joyful life. My goal is to serve the community by supporting individuals to find a way to nourish themselves in a deeper way – mind, body and spirit.
When not working, you may find me as a volunteer team member of the nonprofit, the Awareness Institute or leading 11-14 year old girls on backpacking and hiking trips with a non-profit in the making, Girls in the Wilderness. Or perhaps you might just run into me on the side of a mountain: hiking, backpacking or climbing with my husband and friends.