Creating a Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle
This experience shares a way of living that is health-supportive and sustainable. Get ready to create a lifestyle that naturally prevents and addresses chronic health struggles as well as builds the foundation to thrive. So whether you’re currently dealing with inflammation, hormone imbalances, digestive disorders, lifelong weight struggles or anxiety; know there’s a way out and the solution is in your everyday choices.
Each week we’ll explore a key area of life along with specific strategies to begin. It starts with exploring food beyond the calorie counting and protein obsession. It then dives into topics that include exercise, mindset, emotions, stress, and sleep. We’ll even unpack the latest health trends and weed through the enticing marketing so you’re equipped with the knowledge to make health-supportive decisions moving forward. The intention is to make health a priority without having to follow rigid and unrealistic rules. These are everyday actions that together provide a well-rounded lifestyle.
The best part is that once you begin healing, it shifts your energy, mood, sleep and what you think is possible. This shift then changes how you show up to life—relationships, career, adventures, and even the unavoidable stresses that may arise. Take a moment and think past the healing to thriving. What would that look like for YOU? Would you travel more? Take up a new hobby? Change jobs? Start dating again?
Know this is ALL possible and simply takes a fresh new way of living.
In this program I will share exactly how to do this.
The holistic approach I share. I use an East meets West approach. I draw from traditional Chinese medicine, yogic traditions to our most current understandings in mind-body physiology, neurobiology, and quantum physics. I address health and wellness in context to the whole being—physically and energetically. See…everything about you is connected. Your physical body, health struggles, mindset, emotional state, and even your current life circumstances are connected. They’re all connected.
What does that mean? In order to heal and thrive it takes exploring ALL that we are. Simply eating well is not enough. Eating and exercising is still not enough. Again, there’s more to you than that. This is why many struggle with glimpses of health followed by repeated illness. Healing requires bringing all of you into the conversation. It means addressing belief systems, emotional states, coping mechanisms, and sleep patterns. Good news is that I present the opportunity to do just that. My intention is to help you heal, begin feeling good again, and then knowing how to sustain it. I have spent twenty five years immersed in the latest science and research. Through my own healing and witnessing the success of others, I can attest that this holistic approach is the missing link.
Here's what we'll be exploring through the 8 weeks together.
Our relationship with food, how we do food, is a reflection of how we live. Get ready to take the conversation beyond calories and nutrients to what it takes to find nourishment. Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting and emotional eating. It's time to create a healthy and sacred relationship with food.
Our bodies are designed to move. Whether it's a long-distance run, casual bike ride in the park, to some stretches on your living room floor. We are healthier and happier when we move. Be prepared this week to stretch outside your comfort zones (pun intended!).
Everything about our lives can change. It all begins in the mind. Thanks to the most current understandings in neuroscience and quantum physics, we are creating our life experiences with the mind in the driver's seat. Find out what everyday actions you can take to steer toward the health and life you want.
No more hiding in our intellect. It's time to feel. Emotions are built-in messengers guiding us through every life experience. As we draw awareness to their subtle and not so subtle communication, we can establish techniques to bring us back into harmony, back into health.
We heal when we feel a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. We thrive when we create community. This happens when we nourish connections to our deepest Self, other living things, Nature, and the Universe.
On average, a person spends about twenty-five years of their life asleep. Sleep plays a role in regeneration, detoxification, and renewal of all of you—from the physical, mental, emotional to spiritual. It's time to find ways to put this mind-body reboot back on our priority list.
We are designed to evolve—to keep expanding perspectives and growing as a person. This happens when we remain in a state of learning, inviting in new concepts, ideas, and experiences. This is certainly not an easy state to be in, no matter how health-supportive the change may be. What actions can we take to make this possible?
Creating a sustainable lifestyle asks us to show up to the process on a daily basis. No matter how big or small, as every day will be different. It's simply about consistency. Finding that consistency comes at a price—letting go of the old and making room for the new. Are you ready?
Here's what's included in the 8-week program
Each week you will receive a video recording of that week's topic. The intention behind each presentation is to understand the whys behind the recommended strategies.
Knowledge and action are the success duo. After watching the video, it's time to practice. You will receive specific strategies to begin implementing. All strategies will build upon the prior week's practices to help you create a well-rounded lifestyle.
Don't worry about taking notes during the presentations. A downloadable PDF summary of the highlights along with the practical strategies is available. This will help as you take the information into practice. Use it as a refresher at any time.
Discussion forums can be found after each week's video. Questions will be posed to spark deeper insight. This is also a space to ask questions, clarify what you're learning, what resonates, and what appears challenging. I am in the program and will personally respond to what you ask or share.
During the initial eight weeks, you are welcome to book two private video chats with me. Let's discuss what’s specifically happening for you. I can then offer additional direction and support personalized to you.
More videos. More content. More strategies. Dive deeper into the lifestyle components. This is an opportunity to progress the core practices while exploring additional actions to take. Topics include mindful eating, hunger and fullness cues, intermittent fasting, hormone imbalances, why diets don't work, combating insomnia, seasonal living, and additional meditative practices.
The program begins at the time of purchase with new content delivered each week. Good news is that after the eight weeks are up you still have access to the videos, resource handouts, and discussion forums. You can go back and review as many times as you wish.
As you begin this 8-WEEK journey, you will also get access to 3 more online courses, adding another 20 hours of content. These are a deep dive into the world of holistic nutrition and can take you to another level of health and evolution. Discussion forums, resource handouts, self-reflection questions and lifetime access also included. **Only available as part of this program and cannot be purchased separately. ($850 value)
Welcome to the world of holistic nutrition. Here is an opportunity to go past the tiring nutrition conversation of calories/protein/carbs to a more personal exploration—one that can help you heal and sustain it. It’s time to unravel the messages behind how you do food. If you were to explore your cravings, aversions, behaviors to even your beliefs and internal banter about food, you’re going to learn a lot about yourself. How you do food, everything about that relationship is a reflection of who you are and how you are living. Get ready for many aha moments as you find out what food has been trying to tell you.
Hormone imbalances manifest differently in all of us. Many struggle with digestive dysfunction, shortness of breath, and unrelenting fatigue. Some may find their blood pressure rising along with unexplained weight gain. Others struggle with their memory and emotions. However hormone imbalance is showing up, it's the body’s way of communicating that change is in order. It’s time to begin living differently. In this course, we will explore the underlying cause of hormone imbalances and learn food strategies and lifestyle behaviors to begin healing and restoring balance within.
Does the saying,” I’ve been on every diet out there” resonate with you? With 95% of those who diet gaining the weight back in a year, society is hungry for a new approach. This course goes past the current trends of counting calories and takes a holistic approach. Drawing from East and West perspectives, weight is explored physically and energetically to offer the most supportive eating and lifestyle strategies. It’s time to invite all of you to table, get to the origin of weight struggles, and find long-lasting success.
I know this is a group online program. Will I still be able to personally connect with you if I have questions about the strategies? Yes! First, there are weekly discussion forums where I will pose some contemplative questions about the week’s strategies and a space for you to ask questions. Ask away! I want you to be able to clarify what you’re learning. So I am in the course with you. Second, during your initial 8 weeks, you have the option to book two private coaching calls with me. Let’s talk about what’s happening for you and I can give you a little more personal direction to elevate the experience even more. Let’s face it, change is change. Even if it’s health-supportive, it’s not easy to do! So I want you to feel supported as you do this.
I've been in the health and wellness industry for twenty five years. My work began in the laboratory departments of neurology and immunology where I assisted in Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer treatment studies. I then shifted to working as an exercise physiologist and nutrition consultant as I wanted to connect with the actual person who was challenged with illness. For over two decades I witnessed first-hand the impact of cardiorespiratory disease, diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s, autoimmune disorders, digestive dysfunctions, and obesity had on everyday living. Thankfully as someone who loves to learn, I stayed immersed in the latest research and scientific advancements so I can offer the best strategies. Being passionate about what I was learning, I began sharing through speaking engagements for allied health professionals and community members around the world—for organizations that include IDEA Health & Fitness Association, Fitness Innovations Thailand, Canadian Fitness Pro events, Hofstra University, Golden Door Spa, and Apple Inc.. In addition to my professional experiences, I also had my own health crisis—one that required I step out of mainstream approaches to heal. Boy did my life change! As well as how I am able to help others heal. It expanded my perspectives, challenged belief systems that no longer served, and provided me with the answers. The answers to...How do we truly heal? How do we create long-lasting sustainable health? That’s what I share here in this program. It’s a combination of twenty five years of education, research, trials, and experience. I personally get where you are in this moment. I see YOU. I know the struggle and would be honored to guide you toward the health and life you truly wish to be living.
"My weight had been up and down my entire life. I spent a lifetime trying any diet I could get my hands on. Many times incurring in extreme exercising or diets with fast but never lasting results. By mid 40s my body started to change and nothing seemed to work. I was at my heaviest weight in years, like many my work stress was also at an all-time high and there was no time left for exercising. I was lost and couldn’t find a way forward. A friend of mine recommended Teri and with her I started a journey to health and healing. The plan was simple, not a diet but a lifestyle change. This included a different way of eating and exercising but most importantly ensuring my mind and body found balance. I trusted the process and closely followed Teri’s instructions, teachings, and recommendations. Very quickly I and those around me started noticing a drastic change not only in my body but most importantly my mind. I found my inner balance and for the first time in years I was at peace. This internal process naturally reflected on my body as I started to eat, sleep, and live a better, healthier life. I finally understood that living a healthy life requires my daily active engagement and to ensure this I now have the tools that will last me a lifetime. Teri literally changed my life and I will forever be thankful to her for the gift of health."
"Working with Teri was one of the best decisions I ever made. At a time when I didn’t think I had a moment to spare due to work deadlines, Teri was unflinching in her commitment to have me widen my scope, expand my focus, become more fluid with time, people and circumstances, and not only teach me life-changing daily practices, but be an abiding presence with guidance, lessons, and moral support too. I’m happier with my diet, sleep better (through the night, rather than interrupted); I feel well and healthy. Whether from better sleep, a deeper understanding and new habits of diet, cooking for myself again, or the synergy of all this and more, I’m finding I’m making better choices day to day, and even my intuition also seems more tuned in or “available” than previously—experiencing less anxiety and fear. I look forward to continuing work with Teri whenever I can—so much more to learn. "
"There is a saying in yoga that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Lucky for me, I attended two of Teri's sessions at an IDEA Personal Trainer Conference. Since those sessions I've taken one of her online courses and have worked one on one with her. As I drink my scallion tea and now cook things I never dreamed I could, I include meeting Teri in my daily gratitude list. I'm warning you that her intuition is frighteningly accurate. Her understanding of eastern and western approaches to nutrition is encyclopedic. Her ability to transmit that knowledge at lightning speed is trance inducing and you are going to make changes and feel better whether you want to believe her or not. The craziest thing is you are going to love every minute of it. Her enthusiasm is boundless and her laugh lightens an entire room. Just commit and find a way to connect with her. Make yourself a ready student and hang on. Healing just became fun!"
"Teri redefined what holistic meant to me. She encouraged an exciting, refreshing new approach that healed me on many different levels. She helped me in every way that I hoped, in several ways I could have never anticipated and in many areas I thought I was genuinely beyond help. She shared that my challenges were all connected and actually told a story. Teri brings together an eastern and western approach like nobody else does. She has an enduring, positive energy and she envisioned my success before I even started. I'm forever grateful for how she's helped me change my life by inspiring me to change my nutrition."
"A friend recommended I talk to Teri after I dieted myself into a corner, an unhealthy one at that, and totally disconnected myself from food and the pleasure of it. Of course, that was just one part of the problem, but I didn’t know at the time that body and soul are related and cured at the same time. Little did I know my life was about to change. She taught me about what-when-how to eat and I went from disliking food to cherishing every meal. But my journey was so much more than that; she also generated an awareness and gave me the tools to heal my soul and lead a healthy, balanced and much more peaceful life. The route has not been easy, she encountered resistance and doubts, yet managed to keep me on track in a very gentle, kind and most resolute way. I am so very grateful Teri, for your guidance, support and patience, you gifted me the insight and tools to lead a life I didn’t think possible. I’m happy and healthy and full of life. Thank you!"
"Unknowingly from the moment I stepped in to Teri’s session, The Hidden Messages in Food, I knew it was no mistake that I was in the right place at the right time. Personally, I was on a journey for a few different reasons, ultimately to discover ways to help improve a chronic health condition. Little did I know that food, FOOD: How, what, when, and who I was eating with was about to be challenged and forever changed. Let’s be honest, this was scary, overwhelming, and uncomfortable. No one wants to be questioned on their food choices, or the deeper meaning of those choices. Especially if you are a picky eater, like me! Working with Teri was so much more than changing a grocery list. I was able to: step outside comfort zones, understand why I was eating/not eating certain foods, and ultimately, challenge habits that no longer served a purpose. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Teri-an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. Teri has helped me become the best version of myself. Overall, I cannot say enough about how this experience has shifted what I think is possible, and how I feel on a daily basis. All for the better! Not to mention the greater mental clarity and weight loss."
"I feel very fortunate to have worked with Teri over the past 3 years. She always challenged me just enough, working with my personal needs and pace. In addition to her expertise in the exercise world, Teri meant so much more to me with her knowledge of Eastern healing systems. She understood my anxiety about health and other issues and handled it always with the right sense of humor, helping me to see it all in perspective. She has definitely made a positive impact on my life and has been an important part of my healing journey. I, wholeheartedly recommend Teri to anyone who is looking to make a positive change in their lives."
"I like to think of my time working with Teri as “My Journey to Happiness”! Teri taught me so much! My initial interest was learning about nutrition and losing weight. I’m so happy that I chose the holistic approach, because during my journey I learned that while it is important to be physically fit and maintain a healthy weight; it is just as important (maybe more so), to be emotionally well. Along with my weight loss, I no longer have heartburn issues, and less low back and shoulder pain. I am also more relaxed, less anxious and my self-talk is better. I feel a sense of peace. I will be forever grateful to Teri for leading me through my journey to happiness – truly one of the best experiences of my life!!"