Welcome PALs!

Passion au Lait TN Warrior

Empowering Warriors

Chronic Pain | Trigeminal Neuralgia
Nutrition | SOS Lifestyle

Passion au Lait is a 10+ year project that has primarily focused on nutrition and healing.

We are distributors of Add a Scoop Boosts by Smoothie Essentials.

I’m ShelleyRae O’COnnor. I’ll be offering a different style of 1 on 1 coaching. Health & Wellness with focus on Chronic Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia as well as Support for those choosing a SOS (No Salt – No Oil – No Sweeteners) lifestyle. These overlap in that SOS has been used for several years as a way to reclaim life during and following a major medical diagnosis.

Dahlia Gardener has been managing our Add a Scoop line of nutritional boosts as well as working to create our herbs and our amazing oils. She’ll also be working with our recipes – tasty research.

A few months ago, after my Trigeminal Neuralgia diagnosis, Dahlia and I made the decision to combine talents on this site. My prognosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia led me to join several Facebook and Reddit groups, and fire a doctor in the first week; the frustrations and lack of information from my doctor made it clear we could support warriors like myself in ways we haven’t been able to find. So we shifted.

Welcome to the new PAL (Passion au Lait).


After a life changing health diagnosis we help you adjust to your new lifestyle.

Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, sometimes is described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. The pain typically involves the lower face and jaw, although sometimes it affects the area around the nose and above the eye. This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain is caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which sends branches to the forehead, cheek and lower jaw.

Although trigeminal neuralgia cannot always be cured, there are treatments available to alleviate the debilitating pain. Normally, anticonvulsive medications are the first treatment choice. Surgery can be an effective option for those who become unresponsive to medications or for those who suffer serious side effects from the medications.

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30 Minute

Wellness Coaching

Where to Start Advocating for Self

New to Trigeminal Neuralgia

The diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia is overwhelming. Like many, we Googled and joined Facebook and Reddit groups.

McGill Pain Scale Graphic

McGill Pain Scale

The McGill Pain Index. There are many versions out there, we have included the one we have found most useful.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet

Causes & Triggers

When it comes to a Chronic Pain Diagnosis I think we’ve all asked “Why me?”

Trigeminal Neuralgia comes with it's own 'side effects'. which often are magnified by the medications. Here are a few, but not an exhaustive, list of known autonomic symptoms

Autonomic Symptoms

Trigeminal Neuralgia comes with it's own 'side effects', officially called autonomic symptoms; which often are magnified by the medications.

Passion au Lait

Holistic Wellness Coaching
Nutrition | Chronic Pain
Health + Wellness
Add a Scoop Nutritives

Transformative Coaching | Health Coaching | Life Coaching
Chronic Pain | Trigeminal Neuralgia
Nutrition | SOS Lifestyle

After a life changing health diagnosis we help you adjust to your new lifestyle
gain new skills | achieve milestones

Chronic Pain - Trigeminal Neuralgia
We Are Here for YOU.

Free Consultation

The first half hour is on us.

Financially in a bind, let us know and we’ll see if we can’t find options to empower you.

30 Minute

Wellness Coaching

ShelleyRae O’Connor

Health & Wellness Coach
  • Transformative Coaching
  • Health Coaching
  • Life Coaching
Health & Wellness Coaching – Specialties: Chronic Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia | SOS Lifestyle

Dahlia Gardener

Add a Scoop 

Smoothie Essentials

  • Functional Supplements

Almost all Add a Scoop Blends 

  • No Color 
  • No Flavor
  • NON GMO Ingredients
  • Kosher – Halal – Vegan/Vegetarian

Tel: 707.456.7863

Based in Sonoma County CA, available everywhere.

Contact ShelleyRae with any coaching questions:
[email protected]
Contact Dahlia with any Smoothie Boost questions
[email protected]

Disclaimer: PASSION AU LAIT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any diet, supplementation or exercise program. Statements and opinions contained on Passion au Lait’s website and other related sources (Blog and social media platforms) are provided as self-help tools only. Passion au Lait cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or effectiveness of the information to your unique circumstance.