Welcome to the Happy Well Lifestyle!
Hi, I’m Heidi, Health Coach (CHHC), author of Food, Mood, & Gratitude Journal, Happiness + Wellness Blogger, Yoga Teacher and Reiki practitioner. Thanks for your interest in living a healthier, happier life, it takes a village!
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? You’ve come to the right place. My Kickstart Your Health wellness program gets to the root of what’s ailing you. As a Functional Medicine Health Coach, I’m passionate about helping you get to the root of your health concerns. When you work with me, we’ll create a plan to modify your diet and lifestyle for the better. You’ll learn how to turn your health concerns around. From sleeping better, or ditching the brain fog, to gaining more energy, or losing weight, you’ll feel vibrant, and vital again!
And I’m super excited to be furthering my education at The School of Applied Functional Medicine, to add a Functional Medicine component to my health coach offerings.
In addition to my articles in this blog, you can read more of my articles on holistic health and wellness at Chopra.com.
Areas of Expertise Include
- Food Allergies, Sensitivities, Intolerances
- Living Gluten-Free and with Celiac Disease
- Sugar Addiction and Elimination
- Gut issues and Clean-Gut Health
- Healing with Foods, Herbs, and Natural Remedies
- Paleo/Vegan/Vegetarian Diets
- Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Egg-Free Diets
- Sleep Issues
- Detox Your Fridge, Pantry, and Home
- Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki
- Organic, Toxin-Free Health & Beauty Products
THANKS for supporting my small, woman-owned business!
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Living the Happy Well Lifestyle
After 25+ years as a graphic designer in Seattle’s high-tech industry, I decided to pursue another of my passions, holistic health, and nutrition. I have a zest for living a happy, healthy, active, fun-filled life. And my goal is to empower you to live a Happy Well Lifestyle too!
My husband Captain Kirk and I (plus our two kitties Tosh & Tikka), are currently living the Happy Well Lifestyle cruising our 40’ sailboat around the globe. And when I’m not working, I also love to sail, kayak, paint, draw, dance, hula-hoop, practice yoga, meditate, Zentangle, Zumba, and play with our gatos.
We strive to live by Michael Pollan’s motto: “Eat whole foods. Not too much. Mostly plants.” As our hunter-gatherer ancestors once knew—”food IS medicine.” All of the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices on the planet also have medicinal properties which help to nourish our bodies and heal specific ailments. This is the underlying message of my blog…
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” — Socrates
I received my CHHC from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and am currently in my second year studying Functional Medicine at The School of Applied Functional Medicine. And I earned my 200 RYT from Davanna Yoga. As a life-long student, I continue to expand my knowledge through continuing ed courses including Chopra Center University, Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, Andrea Beaman’s New Healer’s Master Coaching program, Dr. Low Dog’s Life is Your Best Medicine and Learning Herbs courses with John Gallagher and Rosalee de la Forêt.