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Find beauty in everything. There are far too many ugly aspects to our world, but we have the power to challenge ourselves to see the beauty around us, even in the little things. When we do this, we are more likely to experience joy which combats the experience of mental health challenges. When we can find beauty, we are more likely to be holistically well.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Caitlin Garstkiewicz, LCSW.

Caitlin Garstkiewicz, LCSW, of Clarity Clinic Chicago, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern…


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Drink lemon water first thing in the morning. I squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of room temperature water everyday and it does wonders. Something so simple, yet it can have a huge impact on digestion, liver enzymes, and hydration. I like to give my body time to wake up naturally rather than loading up on caffeine right away. I wait on the coffee until about an hour later.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danna Pratte.

Danna Pratte is the founder, owner, and CEO of NB Pure…


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Laugh. A lot. At yourself. At life. Whether it’s a good joke, kidding with family or a funny show, embrace laughter! It makes me feel so good and no matter what stresses or worries I’m experiencing; my favorite thing is to laugh.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shanna Missett Nelson.

Shanna Missett Nelson is President of Jazzercise, Inc., guiding the group fitness industry leader in global and local markets and managing strategic direction of the brand. Having a front row view into how her mom, Judi Sheppard Missett…


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The most important thing that needs to change is how we think about healthcare. We need to do more to promote health assurance — affordable, personalized, and preemptive care enabled by genomics, sensors and AI-based digital therapies that help anticipate patients’ needs and work to keep them as healthy as possible rather than models that elevate “sick care” in hospital settings. Addressing this mindset has a positive cascading effect on many aspects of US healthcare that need to change.

As a part of my interview series with leaders in healthcare, I had the pleasure to interview Oren Oz. Oren is…


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To me, a “good parent” is someone who is doing their best at any given time. Let’s be honest, it is a tough task. I like to think of myself as a gentle guide rather than a strict instructor. When you know children learn more from how you behave rather than how you ask them to behave, the attention then naturally shifts on your own “good” or “bad” habits. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, angry or frustrated, ask yourself, “Is the way I am behaving right now, the way I want my children to behave?” Another variation to this…


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Exercise as a Lifestyle — Not a Goal. Moving to Colorado from the city was my introduction to exercise as a way of life, not on a gym schedule. I backpacked for weeks, rode my bike to get around town and over mountain passes, and learned to run trails as a way to clear my mind and feel the rhythm of my body. What truly nourished me was not just the physical movement but the integration of being in nature and having a sensual interaction with my environment. Feeling the wind on my back and my muscles carrying me along…


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Given how important health education is to keep our society as healthy as possible, I would start a movement for universal health education instead of universal health care. Even if the latter were to come in to being (which is problematic to say the least), universal health care without universal “cradle to grave” health education would never achieve the goal of significantly reducing costs or improving health care in this country.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joy Stephenson-Laws.

Joy is the founder and executive director of Proactive Health…


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Consistent exercise. Find something that you really enjoy and that speaks to your body and regularly practice it. Whether it be one, or a combo of physical activities, moving in that routine I have found to be incredibly important for my physical and mental structure.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Kuchar.

She is the co-founder of Rosé Water, the first wine innovation in the newly created “wine water” category. Rosé Water, based in Wilmington, NC, is a first-of-its-kind dry Rosé wine x sparkling water hybrid. …


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Pick one day a week and eat “clean” that day: I recently discovered that if I eat clean for even one day a week, I feel like a million bucks the rest of the week- no matter how poorly I eat. I’m not suggesting being extreme and eating poorly the other days. See if you can take small steps to well-being by adjusting your diet even for one day a week.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Katy Goshtasbi.

She is the CEO/Founder of Puris Consulting and the creator…


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The final lifestyle tweak is work on your relationships. We often think that relationships will just continue to exist without much effort, but in paying attention and nurturing the relationships with our family, friends, and even ourselves, we are adding real value to the quality of our life.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lara Heimann.

She is an international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist focused on evolving the practice of yoga to empower movement and balance amidst a modern lifestyle of technology and sedentariness. With an advanced degree…

Dr. William Seeds

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and physician, with over 22 years of experience, specializing in all aspects of sports medicine and total joint treatments

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