How you define health & happiness is highly individualized and based on your core values and long term vision for your life. I view health from a holistic perspective. I believe good health stems from having good physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. In essence this means being content with life, having purpose and meaning, enough energy to accomplish your personal and professional goals, possessing a high level of positive emotions, the financial means to provide for your needs and the experience of supportive and loving relationships.
This definition is in line with how the World Health Organization (WHO) defines health, "a state of of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." As a healthcare provider I have spent years caring for people to promote health, prevent disease and facilitate healing. My happiness comes from seeing my patient's health and hope restored, their personal growth & development, and success in every aspect of their lives. Click the link below to learn more about my experience and how I can help you create your vision of health and happiness.LEARN MORE
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
Galatians 5:14 KJV
We partner with you to design a more balanced and fulfilling life which can lead to better health and longevity.
We focus on all components of your well-being that promote good physical, mental, emotional and social health.
We respect and value your beliefs and ability to create positive changes to thrive in your personal and professional lives.
We believe living a purposeful, balanced, and joyful life yields human resources to promote and restore health, reduce stress and build resilience.
We partner with you to create goals to achieve your long-term vision of health for your personal and professional life.
We provide evidenced based health information through lifestyle presentations, workshops and courses.
We provide you with access to a private community to build relationships with like-minded people.
"An investment in our health yields far-reaching and sustaining benefits that touch the different layers of our being"
How you eat, and what you eat- having a healthy dietary pattern is key to weight management and disease prevention. Access to healthy foods and the ability and knowledge to prepare meals are all important to good health.
Regular physical activity reduce stress and pain, improves mood and helps control weight and prevent disease. Balance, flexibility, endurance and strength, as well as rest and relaxation, are key to good health.
Environment includes home, work, neighborhood and nature. This means a safe and comfortable home and neighborhood, a workplace that meets your needs, a community where you have access to to transportation, and food.
Access to good healthcare and creating and maintaining a healthcare team. This may be a primary care provider and a group of specialist including health coaches and educators. Being able to communicate your needs is essential in receiving good healthcare.
Meditation and mindful awareness help reduce stress, foster a greater mind-body connection and improves the ability to be well with or without chronic disease. It changes the way the brain works, improving concentration, memory, awareness, emotional health, immune function, and sleep.
Complementary care can complement conventional care and include massage therapy, aromatherapy, chiropractic care and practices like yoga, Tai Chi, qi gong. Relaxation techniques include breathing exercises, guided imagery, and muscle relaxation.
Friends, family, colleagues and community are all central to our wellbeing. It is important to have supportive friends and family and a community where we feel safe and have access to help when we need it.
Meaningful work includes work in and outside the home, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and career transitions. Having work that meets your financial, intellectual and creative needs fosters good health.