- Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA
Tory Dube is obsessed with food. It began because she hated her body and wanted to starve it to the perfect size. (PS, she tried it, doesn’t work.) The obsession continues because she understands that food is the essential starting point for all positive transformation.
Tory grew up in New Hampshire with crippling anxiety, a people-pleasing addiction and an eating disorder. On a whim, at 19-years-old, she packed up and moved to NYC alone. She danced professionally, which led to acting professionally, which led to stand-up comedy, to writing, to teaching, to volunteering…and the list goes on. It took 6 years of chasing scattered passions before she realized how drained, resentful and distracted she was. In an immensely fortuitous twist of fate, disguised as a heart-wrenching breakup with her boyfriend, Tory finally surrendered and decided it was to make some real changes.
She signed up for a meditation retreat in the Bahamas and spent 9 days with herself (which was a first), her meditation teacher, and the beach. She had no idea that this week spent in painful solitude would completely change the course of her life.
Upon her return to NYC, she left the entertainment industry, signed up for school and embarked on a journey that was fueled merely by a strong ‘feeling’ she had.
Tory is a certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. She is the founder of Hotchickpea and uses her humor, personal experience and education to help facilitate true holistic transformation in her clients. Using simple nutrition principles, transformational psychology, mindfulness and meditation, and hypnotherapy, Tory guides her clients to discovering their inherent magnificence - and cultivating their most vibrant, healthy and happy lives.