wellness:

The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal
— Oxford English Dictionary
 

My work as an Integrated Wellness and Joy Coach allows me to fulfill my passion:  to live in a place of personal wellness and to partner with others on their journeys toward wellness.  I believe that true wellness requires that we pay attention to ALL parts of being human--physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual--for when any of the parts that make us uniquely US are neglected, we cannot truly live our lives to the fullest.  

 
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Take a moment to pause.  To breathe deep.  To notice whether you are living YOUR one life to the fullest.  Are you thriving?  Being all you can and want to be?  Are you living in line with your values?  Being TRULY YOU in your relationships with others?  Bringing your best to your family, friends, and colleagues?  Waking up (most days) with a smile in your heart and a deep sense of wellness, purpose, and joy?

 

I hope that you can wholeheartedly answer "YES!" to these questions.  But if you can't, know that you are not alone and that it IS possible to live your best, fullest, thriving life in a place of integrated, true wellness.

 
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I've been in a place where the answer to these questions was a wholehearted "no."  I was not healthy, not thriving, and joy seemed but a distant memory.  I vividly remember a moment in 2010 where I realized that I hadn't laughed in months, maybe years!

 It took time, honesty with myself, diving deep into personal growth work and faith, and the support and guidance of valued friends and teachers to become the me that I am today - joyful, alive with passion, and clear in purpose.

  I am SO GRATEFUL for my own journey to wellness, and am reminded daily that wellness is a choice, not a destination.  If I hadn't walked this path myself, I wouldn't have discovered the passion I have for helping others live their best lives and change their world!  As a Certified Professional Coach, Registered Yoga Instructor, Veterinarian, lifetime athlete, lover of sport and adventure in the great outdoors, and advocate for soul care, I am uniquely qualified to partner with you on your journey toward wellness.

 

Together, we blossom.  I look forward to connecting with you!

 

                   - HEATHER

 

 

 

Wellness is a daily choice, not a destination

 
 

As we journey together, I'll encourage you to connect with your values.  They act as guideposts along the way toward living your best life.  It's important for you to know a bit about some of the values that light the way for me in my life and work:

 

WHOLEHEARTED CONNECTION

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"Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day."  - Brené Brown

We were each created uniquely, meant to live out OUR lives.  Our lives and no one else's.  As I've embraced this truth in my life - letting go of who I thought others needed me to be, of who I thought I was supposed to be - and lived my own unique brand of authentic, I've found tremendous freedom and a deep connection with what really matters to me.

I find deep joy in seeing others choose to embrace their authentic selves, live out their values, and grace the world with their unique souls.

 

JOY AND LOVE

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"If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."  - African Proverb

In our world of busy and burnout, where isolation is all too easy, the gift of community can be overlooked.  Yet it is in relationship with others that we experience love, profound growth, belonging, and encouragement.

We blossom together.  I've experienced this truth in my life, and encourage you to pursue and value a life lived in community.  Whether you have a community of several or many, give one another life; support one another; and welcome growth together.

 

 

ADVENTURE

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"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage."  - Brené Brown

Living wholeheartedly - embracing who we are and living THAT out - takes work and courage.  It means boldly saying "no" and letting our "yes" be heartfelt. It means allowing ourselves to be vulnerable - risking failure and risking success, letting ourselves be seen for who we are, and showing up to do the work we need to do to own our stories.

As I've embraced living wholeheartedly, my relationships - with others and myself - have blossomed.  And I notice a deeper clarity and purposefulness in my life.  I enjoy helping others connect with their wholehearted, purposeful and best selves!

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LET'S BLOSSOM TOGETHER

Wellness is a daily choice, not a destination