About Ruby Slippers Wellness

Do you know what it’s like to feel freedom with food, shed weight-worry and to actually enjoy food? Lynae Klinginsmith is a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist who founded her practice to spread this message.

The nutritionists at Ruby Slippers Wellness work from an Intuitive Eating approach. They work with individuals to find their answer to the question “what is my definition of health?” Instead of imposing a diet or good and bad food guidelines, they work to guide clients in exploring food rules and neutralize them, while diffusing body shame and redefining well-being. This is a journey of shedding weight-worry and leaving behind guilt about food choices. It’s a journey towards more joy, freedom, and peace with food.
 

In 2017 Lynae changed the name of her practice to “Ruby Slippers Wellness” to capture the deeply held truth that the power to “come home” to health is within each one of us.   She, Tessa and Natalie, currently work with clients from a gentle nutrition approach. This includes working with clients on diabetes management to emotional eating and hypertension to weight and body image concerns. Combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and positive psychology, Ruby Slippers Wellness provides practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives. We incorporate humor and empathy in a no-nonsense, non-diet approach.

With guidance, you can reconnect to your hunger cues instead of using food for comfort.  You can get off the diet treadmill for good and pay attention to your body’s natural hunger signals.  We can help you make peace with food and develop a healthy body image.

Come home to the life-giving, wholesome nature of food, instead of battling with it.

What people are saying:

“Thanks Lynae.  I have never felt that I am on a “diet” since I started this journey. I have made a life style change and it’s working! Yipeeee! Thanks for all you did to get me started, you made something in my little mind click. When you go to bed tonight know this one thing: you made a difference in someone’s life. Mine. For that I thank you.” C.P.

Ruby Slippers Nutritionists

Lynae Klinginsmith

Lynae Klinginsmith

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Lynae is the owner and founder of Ruby Slippers Wellness. She believes that Intuitive Eating and listening to your body is the way to find peace and hopes to bring this knowledge to others. Lynae serves the greater Portland area from her office in Bend, OR, where she sees clients. A nutritionist by day, she is a biking, dog loving, traveling, dancing, yogi by night.
Office Address:
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702

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Tessa Komine

Tessa Komine

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Tessa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and support with clients. In her free time, Tessa enjoys partner dancing, running, volunteering, listening and playing music, cooking, and learning new things! Her office is located in the Cedar Hills area of West Portland. Call today to get started with Tessa.

1675 SW Marlow Ave, Suite 303
Portland, OR 97225

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Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Natalie is excited to work with clients and to tap into what you may already know about yourself and shine a light on areas you may not be aware of. When Natalie is not at Ruby Slippers Wellness she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and says she feels most alive when “I am learning new ways to move the body”.
Natalie shares an office with Lynae at:
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702
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Support Staff

Tammy Dickinson

Tammy Dickinson

Website Wizard

Tammy has been designing the website for Lynae since the site’s initial re-design.  First for the Well-Bean, and then Ruby Slippers Wellness.  She is self-employed, TKDdesign, and works from home in Idaho for clients from Virginia to Oregon and stops in between.  She is also Lynae’s Aunt!

Her favorite self-care activity is walking her dog and playing Pokemon Go.

Patty Fahlstrom

Patty Fahlstrom

Provides supervision for dietitians

Patty Fahlstrom has been a dietitian for 25 years and has worked in many areas of nutrition including pediatrics, research, university education and eating disorder treatment.  She has been involved in the promotion of eating disorder recovery for 20 years, working in all levels of care.  Patty currently works at Monte Nido RainRock and as a private practice dietitian and owner of Bloom Health & Wellness Promotion in Eugene, Oregon.  Patty provides supervision for dietitians working in private practice and those specializing in work with eating disordered individuals.  Patty is also a​ mixed media and encaustic artist, allowing her space and time to create warm, colorful pieces of art and to feed her soul.  
Favorite quote currently: “Her intuition was her favorite superpower.” 
Makena Whitaker MS, RDN LD

Makena Whitaker MS, RDN LD

Office Administrator

My belief in food as medicine led me to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. My role on the Ruby Slippers team is to create a better client experience by assisting with paperwork and other administrative tasks. I also love supporting community events like the annual NEDA Walk which raises awareness and funds for eating disorder recovery. 
One of my favorite activities as a lover of food is trying new ingredients in the kitchen and teaching others how to get outside their comfort zone with cooking.  I am an outgoing, outdoorsy person and feel connected to the world through community, relationships and my environment. I am passionate about local food systems and I am a Co-Founder of ‘Around the Bend Farms’ located here in Bend, OR.  I pursue outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and swimming in the ocean at my namesake Makena Beach, Maui.