I’m Aimée Suen (she/her), a multifaceted creator and practitioner.
In my work as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I help people cut through the noise of the health and wellness world to find what truly works for them and their bodies, one small step at a time. I currently do with through one on one client work. I am the author of Not at My Desk Lunch, an e-book that provides approachable nutrition knowledge and lunch recipes to create lunches that can improve your mood, digestion and self care during a busy day. I also host the Small Steps Podcast, which seeks to create another space for people to learn, grow and try new things in the health and wellness world, again one small step at a time.
I have an extensive art, design and product development background that I share with other health and wellness coaches and professionals. I’m passionate about helping them create tools for their clients that can facilitate healing, growth and more. I also create fun and meaningful pins that take a stance and support causes I believe in.
I believe that you are the expert on you. While I can offer lots of suggestions and small steps for someone to try, I know that the “right” answer for you comes from you. What works for you aligns with your values and personal definitions of health and what you want, which comes from within you, not from me.
In my nutrition practice, I acknowledge and create space for nuance and bioindividuality around my suggestions and guidance. The things that could work for your body and health depend so much on that person’s personal health history, cultures, beliefs, values and more.
I focus on adding to someone’s health rather than focusing on restriction or deprivation. I don’t focus on fat or weight loss and believe that health can come in many sizes. While body composition could change with lifestyle and nutrition changes, that is not the goal or focus in steps I recommend.
I incorporate my social justice and liberatory perspective into my work with all of my clients. By naming and addressing systems of oppression and internalized oppression, I hope to help my clients connect the dots to what could be driving certain ideas, pressures and things they can let go of to find what works for them.
As a woman of color I also strive to connect, work with and recommend other people of color and folks who are underrepresented in the dominant wellness world.
Values play a major role in my work. I see values as the guiding post for my clients to get clear on what they want, what decisions could work best for them and how to connect with a deeply fulfilling life. Here are some of the values I incorporate into my client work.
Compassion: Changes, feedback and motivation is more sustainable and life giving when done from a place of compassion. I strive to provide a compassionate space for my clients to do their work and invite them to cultivate a greater sense of self compassion for themselves.
Awareness: Working on making changes to someone’s health (and by extension, their lives) can be much more effective by zooming out to look at the bigger pictures with so many areas of someone’s life. Often health is oversimplified and siloed, and when progress isn’t being made, it’s very normal to feel frustrated and keep trying more oversimplified and potentially damaging options.
By focusing on increasing my client’s awareness of what’s happening in their bodies, minds and what’s happening on a societal level, I help to empower her clients to see the bigger pictures and reconnect to themselves.
Autonomy: As I’ve mentioned, I am a strong believer in bioindividuality in my work and that you are the expert on you. I work to provide a supportive environment for my clients so they can explore options to make decisions that work for them. Coupled with my focus on awareness, I want my clients to feel empowered to make decisions and have confidence in their choices and possible experiments, regardless of what dominant culture says is “right”.
If you’re interested in working with me for nutrition guidance and support, head here.
If you’re a health/wellness professional interested in working with me to create tools for your clients or community, head here.
other things about me
I am a proud mixed race woman of color. You can hear more about my experiences being biracial here.
I never planned to become a nutritionist and didn’t have too much interest in health growing up. You can hear more about that and my health journey here.
I love collecting enamel pins and rocks quite a few on my favorite denim jacket.
I love to travel and find new places, and of course, delicious food.
I love being around and arranging flowers.
Aimée Suen (she/her) is a multifaceted creator and practitioner. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, she helps people cut through the noise of the health and wellness world to find what truly works for them and their bodies, one small step at a time. She does this through one on one client work and through her podcast, The Small Steps Podcast.
Aimée also has an extensive art, design and product development background that she shares with other health and wellness professionals to help them create meaningful tools for growth and healing. You can find out more about Aimée at her website and follow her on Instagram.
I’ve been a guest on The Daily Sweat Podcast with Ariana Fotinakis, Listen to Your Body Podcast, Tea Time with Tajuana, Devoured: The Podcast, the Wellness Glow Up Podcast, and The Tao of Self Confidence.