Wellness

“What we do for ourselves is often more important than what medicine can offer us.”

​Our Wellness portal aspires to educate and empower you so that you can take preventive measures towards improving your health. On our Wellness Blog you’ll find trustworthy articles from our coaches and wellness ambassadors in mind/body health, nutrition, and lifestyle habits, with an emphasis on ancestral health principles. However, we don’t claim to have all the answers. We encourage our members to comment on our wellness posts and share their own experiences managing their health.

Getting help when you need it is crucial in building your resilience. For many people, using their own resources and the kinds of strategies that we suggest on our wellness page may be enough for building their resilience. But at times, an individual might get stuck or have difficulty making progress on the road to resilience. That’s why we’re offering two new health services.

Health Coaching

Health coaching is a partnership between the coach and the client to guide the client along their own journey towards better health. This means that a coach will support you in the goals you’ve set for yourself, starting right where you are. Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions and failed to keep them? Well, a coach can guide you through a goal setting process that’s appropriate for you, your lifestyle, your background, your environment, and your own learning style. Health coaching takes into consideration your whole wellbeing: fitness and nutrition, of course, but also your spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Pain Management and Injury Rehab

Does an injury or chronic pain keep you from participating in recreational activities, exercise routines or just enjoying life more? If you’re dealing with an injury, or musculoskeletal pain, we can help rehab your injury, resolve your pain and get you back on your feet and enjoying life again. Our coaches can give you strategies, corrective exercises and mobility protocols to rehab your injury, desensitize your pain and improve the quality of your life. We offer encouragement and support while empowering you to take action and giving you the confidence to live life to the fullest.

Wellness

Finding Purpose in a Tech-dependent World

Finding Purpose in a Tech-dependent World

“I’m very concerned that our society is much more interested in information, than in wonder. In noise, rather than silence or reflection” - Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) As humans, we find meaning in overcoming difficult things. When you’re faced with difficult challenges...

Remembering Steve

Remembering Steve

The remembrance below was presented at a memorial service for my friend Steve Pollock who passed away much too soon at the age of fifty, almost ten years ago. Steve was not just a dear friend, but also a caring husband, father and high school english teacher who left...

The Key to Longevity Is Having Close Relationships

The Key to Longevity Is Having Close Relationships

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. - Italian theologian, Thomas Aquinas It turns out that the key to happiness and longevity is not your career success or having a favorite hobby or even being healthy and fit. Although they’re...

Choose the Right Tribe for Better Health and Well-being

Choose the Right Tribe for Better Health and Well-being

“One for all and all for one” - Author, Alexandre Dumas who made the phrase world-famous from his book, The Three Musketeers We’re all familiar with the failure rate of New Year’s resolutions, but we keep making them hoping that this will be the year we sustain our...

Move Your Body, Turn On Your Brain

Move Your Body, Turn On Your Brain

“Cognitive impairment is not so much a consequence of aging as it is a consequence of our sedentary lives”. - John Ratey, MD and author of the book, Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain Physical activity doesn’t just strengthen your muscles;...

Variety is the Spice of Life and The Key to Healthy Aging

Variety is the Spice of Life and The Key to Healthy Aging

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein We are creatures of habit - some more stuck in their ways, than others. For example, if you have a walking or running routine, how often do you change your route, or...

The Dysevolution of Our Stone Age Bodies

The Dysevolution of Our Stone Age Bodies

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” - Evolutionary Biologist, Theodosius Dobzhansky Humans have evolved to move, period!! Unlike our primate cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy and to age well. For most...

The Downside and Upside of Stress

The Downside and Upside of Stress

The worst thing you can do [for aging] is to never get out of breath! – Author and Longevity Scientist, David Sinclair, PhD The pandemic and uncertainty of our world today has definitely made our lives more stressful. To be sure, chronic stress is an unfortunate...

By Helping Others, We Help Ourselves

By Helping Others, We Help Ourselves

“The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others.” – Simon Sinek If you’re fortunate to be in reasonably good health, how should you live your life? I believe there should be a quest...

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life

For many, family and work take up most of our time and psychosocial energy. Our thoughts are preoccupied with caring for our family, maintaining our house and climbing the career ladder. The pressures to succeed and for validation in a busy, tech-driven world can come...

Building a Culture of Resilience Over Zoom

Building a Culture of Resilience Over Zoom

While the pandemic has dramatically altered our lives and presented many challenges, older adults have been especially vulnerable. During the first year, stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, increased the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness...