Game Changer Interview: Tina Rose

Game Changer Interview: Tina Rose

Name of Your Business

Just Us Women Health Center

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I opened my clinic because I was let go from my position of 21 years, where I had built an incredible practice caring for amazing women. I was a casualty of corporate greed, when our small community hospital based practice was purchased by a large for-profit investment firm. I knew that I had to find a way to continue caring for my many long time patients in the way I believed they should be “cared” for. I was born a “nurse” because of my caring nature, but with the corporatization of medicine, the industry lost sight of the caring. I wanted to create a way of putting the “health” and the “care” back into healthcare….especially for women.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is any woman (ages 14-100+) that values their health and wants to be a partner with me as I help them to not only treat their ailments, but to help them achieve their “Optimal Wellness”, naturally! Although, women’s health is traditionally thought of as gynecology, I like to think that women are so much more than their reproductive parts; we have hearts, brains, skin, digestive systems and so much more and these all need to work together to create the “Whole”. My ideal client wants to be recognized as a whole being, not just the sum of their body parts.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Because of my focus on the whole woman, I offer complete wellness care for my clients, including comprehensive gynecology services, wellness programs including natural, scientifically studied nutriceuticals, and customized weight loss programs. I offer a GeneSNP DNA Analysis to help me customize a plan based on the individual’s unique genetic make up….One size does not fit all when it comes to wellness and prevention is the name of the game. I have spent the past few years educating myself more on lifestyle, functional medicine, as a way to treat my patients holistically.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

Although I was born and raised in the Boston suburbs, it was in a culture where I did not have many strong female role models. The woman that comes to mind is my best friend’s mother, Jane, who worked full time as a registered nurse, while raising 7 children. I had always been told by my family that I could never be a nurse, because they thought I had a “weak stomach” like my mother. Thankfully, as I fell in love with science, I learned that I do not have a weak stomach for blood or guts, but rather an extremely weak stomach for pain and suffering. Because of my love of science and academic success, I studied pre-med in college. Jane gave me a job in our community hospital as I was applying to medical schools and I was introduced to the world of nursing (i.e. caring) and realized that I was meant to be a nurse, not a doctor. Because of the opportunity she gave me, I applied to graduate nursing programs instead of medical school and it remains one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Any place where I can have some quality “Tina” time. I love the ocean and the mountains. Whether its sitting on the beach reading a good book or hiking in beautiful mountains, I love connecting with nature.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Meditation, Massage and quality time with family/friends

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I’m a crazy knitter! I love to relax in the evening with a nice glass of wine while knitting my next masterpiece. I knit all the warm, comfortable foot rests on our exam tables.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

“A Mind of Your Own” by Kelly Brogan, MD. She has an amazing holistic insight into how medicine and prescription drugs has changed all our health, but especially women’s health. I refer to her book daily in my practice as a way to help others take control of their emotional and physical health by making small lifestyles changes on a regular basis.

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Blind Side….I didn’t see it as a story about the rise of a successful athlete, but more about what can be accomplished with the kindness, caring and love of a strong woman (mother).

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities!”

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

My children! Motherhood has been the hardest, yet most rewarding role of my life, thus far….especially for the 8 years I was a single Mom

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Tough times never last; Tough people DO!

Advice to Younger Self?

1. Take the time to enjoy the journey and don’t rush each phase, challenge or moment, because it all goes by so fast.

2. Have faith and believe that everything is happening the way it is supposed to…you’ll understand the reasons later.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My strength and my belief! I would never have known what I was capable of if it were not for the incredible challenges I’ve faced. I have in the past, I can now and I will in the future, accomplish anything I set my mind to.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

It is an incredible bargain to just have access to this amazing network of women and the beautiful space available to just recharge. I’m so excited to meet everyone and share.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

A free weight management consult, with a 10% discount on weight loss products. I would also love to offer a wellness program at She Breathes studio.

Game Changer Interview: Beth McLacklan

Game Changer Interview: Beth McLacklan

Name of Your Business

Beth McLacklan

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

It keeps me aligned with my heart’s desire allowing me to stay true through both the comfortable and uncomfortable places we encounter on our journeys.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Anybody!! I love working with the intricacies of all bodies and beings.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I began my career massaging and providing Reiki to horses and then working on people. This alone has provided me with a very unique perspective and understanding of the body.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

Hmmmmm, I really liked Amelia Earhart

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

West Island, the barn, or on a paddle board

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Moments of stillness, breathing in salt air, and tongue scraping

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Through sequencing yoga classes and playing with vintage jewelry.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Breakfast with Buddha, profoundness in simplicity.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Eeeeeekkkk, I’m not a good movie person!

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

May your journey be filled with the strength of your inhale, the pause that brings you back to your heart center, and the exhale that allows you to let go of anything that doesn’t serve you.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

My three beautiful little ones

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

There is always light even in our darkest hour.

Advice to Younger Self?

Chill out, breath, and enjoy the ride!

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My ability to laugh and smile

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Do it! You won’t regret it!!

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I invite you to join me for a free Rise & Flow Yoga class on Saturday, Sept 8th at 8:45am

Game Changer Interview: Susan Kapatoes

Game Changer Interview: Susan Kapatoes

Name of Your Business

Susan Kapatoes

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

One of my greatest joys is connecting with people on a heart-to-heart level. The work that I do, Holistic Health Coaching, Reiki, and Guided Meditation Sessions, allow that connection to happen naturally.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

From a Coaching aspect, my ideal client is someone who is serious about making lasting changes to their health and well-being. Whether you suffer from addiction, bouts of depression, or feel sluggish from a lack of motivation, my coaching program can help to reignite your inspiration and begin your healing process.

For my Reiki and Guided Meditations, you could be a beginner with a curious interest, or a seasoned practitioner looking to experience the peace and tranquility that results from experiencing the powerful effects of these holistic wellness modalities.

I welcome people of all ages, from teenagers to adults, who wish to experience a more harmonious and meaningful life, whether it be on a personal, professional, or business level.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I offer a unique blend of Brainwave Entrainment Technology with my holistic services for those clients who are sincere about their healing or interested in a new experience. I have provided three examples of how this technology can be utilized to aid certain conditions. Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of what can be accomplished.

(1) Coaching + Brainwave Technology: if someone is suffering from addiction related issues, I have created a coaching program that incorporates the use of brainwave technology on a daily basis for clients who are serious about releasing their addictive behavior patterns.

(2) Reiki + Brainwave Technology: if someone is having difficulty sleeping through the night or experiencing insomnia, we would use specific music that is embedded with a certain brainwave frequency during our Reiki Session to help promote a sounder sleep pattern.

(3) Meditation + Brainwave Technology: if a high school or college student needed to study for an exam, we would do a guided meditation while listening to specific brainwave entrainment music which would improve the student’s ability to concentrate and focus.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

I remember reading Autobiography of a Yogi when I was in high school and Paramahansa Yogananda was definitely a role model for me during these formative years. Yogananda was truly an enlightened being who played a major role in starting the yoga movement in the United States. He lived his life with integrity, sincerity, and honesty. He displayed an unwavering commitment to helping others heighten their own self-awareness via the path of service.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

My favorite place to recharge and relax would be a tropical beach destination. I love the beach and definitely prefer ocean water that is warm as I love to swim.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Meditation – I have a room in my house that is 100% dedicated to meditating. I love spending time here as there is a peaceful calmness that exudes the entire vibration of the space.

2. Massage Therapy – After getting a massage, I feel recharged, refreshed, and relaxed. It is deeply healing and a consistent part of my self-care repertoire.

3. Reiki Sessions – As a Reiki practitioner, it is important that I receive Reiki on a regular basis in order to keep my energy field at an optimal level, not only for myself but for my clients as well. In addition to these practical reasons, the Reiki energy is deeply nourishing and many times I receive intuitive insights in the form of a vivid imagery during a session.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

(a) Go with the Flow – When I do a Guided Meditation or Reiki Session, I follow a general format which has served an important purpose. But most of the time that format is changed and enhanced during the Meditation or Reiki session when I receive intuitive guidance from my higher self. I love when this happens as the creativity is flowing on its own accord which makes the experience feel alive and vibrant for both myself and the participants.

(b) Creative Writing – I write a blog which I post on my website (inspireyourjourney.com) and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) on a monthly basis. Writing is definitely a creative outsource for me. I really enjoy it when I completely surrender to the process and allow the energy of the ideas to manifest within the words themselves.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

“There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. I like Wayne Dyer’s writing style and the easy way he explains potentially complicated subjects. This book is a great reminder that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. When we shift our perspective to a spiritual one, we are able to apply the wisdom that is coming from our higher self which speaks to us through gut feelings, hunches, and intuitive insights.

Favorite Movie and Why?

“GREATER” – Told he wasn’t good enough to play Division I football, Brandon Burlsworth took a risk and walked on in 1994, and he became the most respected player in the history of the program. I love this movie because it is a true story depicting how hard work, dedication, and commitment can propel you on a path that you never thought was possible. The heart felt sincerity pouring out of this movie is second to none, and this quality makes it the most memorable for me.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

P. Yogananda – Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Maintaining strong relationships with my family and friends is one of the most important and ongoing accomplishments of my life.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

In order to use the wisdom earned from our life experiences, it is best to live our life from a place of balance by combining the analytical qualities of the mind along with the intuitive power of our heart.

Advice to Younger Self?

You are responsible for the words you speak and the actions you take.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

Physical Trait – When I was in first grade, my teachers used to call me ‘smiley.’ Apparently, I liked to smile and still do ‘til this day. 😊

Personality – I am a peace maker at heart and this ability has served me well throughout the years. I try to see both sides of an issue and incorporate the bigger picture in order to gain a better understanding of the situation.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

If you are contemplating joining this fantastic group, know that you will be supported on every level (physical, mental, and emotional) in a positive and encouraging way.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I consistently offer a Free Consultation plus a standing 15% discount for all SheBreathes Members towards my Holistic Health Coaching and Reiki Services.

Game Changer Interview: Heidi Wilde

Game Changer Interview: Heidi Wilde

Name of Your Business

Amare Global, The Mental Wellness Company

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I thrive from being a part of a community of positive, like-minded, passionate, health focused and fun people who make a difference in other people’s lives. The company I am aligned with, Amare Global and it’s community, is doing this in a natural holistic way. Together, Amare and I are on a mission to create a holistic mental wellness platform that connects a purpose-driven community of passionate people. Our holistic approach combines community, mindfulness, mood management, positive psychology, movement, nutrition and natural product solutions.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Amare is holistic, natural solutions that are ideal for anyone seeking improved psychological vigor.

Vigor is defined by a mood state characterized by physical energy, mental acuity and emotional well-being. Vigor can also be described as the opposite of “burnout” (physical fatigue, brain fog and emotional exhaustion).

Whether it’s improving one or all of these, Amare has a solution.

“Amare’s product philosophy is not just about helping a depressed person to feel normal again, but is about helping the average person feel amazing.”

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Amare Global is a direct sales company that was first introduced to market in a pre-launch phase on September 1, 2017 and formally launched on January 1, 2018. We’ve had phenomenal growth month over month and yet are still in its infancy stage.

Amare is the first and only company specifically offering a comprehensive natural solution to address mental challenges. Amare combines ancient natural wisdom with modern scientific innovation to develop natural health products and programs based on our emerging science, centered around the most recent discoveries on what is called the “Gut-Brain Axis” (the GUT being our second brain).

Amare is already an award-winning company; the flagship product called The Fundamentals, has recently won the prestigious 2018 NutrAward for Best Finished Product and the Mood + was a finalist in the Best Botanical Product category. In addition, Amare Global was a finalist for Best Start-up in 2018.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model was (is) my mother, Anna Gloria Goldman Saltzberg. My mother was a school teacher when she contracted polio in 1955. At the time, she had two small children (one and two years old) and spent a year in an iron lung in the hospital. When she came out, my mom was confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

My mother overcame this affliction and adversity in many ways. She became pregnant and gave birth to a child ( me) when no one said she could. My mother learned to drive a car with hand controls, and she taught guitar lessons to the neighborhood kids after school. (she had me pay $.25 per lesson so I would appreciate and value them).

My mom was very creative – she was a seamstress and sewed her own clothes, having unique needs being in a wheelchair. She also made outfits for her three daughters and used sparkly sequins ribbons and buttons on many of her projects.

My mother was considered a ’genius’ and was awarded the Founder of Boston Mensa. She had lots of interests – she read Tarot cards, and we had Transcendental Meditation (TM) ceremonies and hootenannies ( folk music parties) at our house. My mother had many diverse friends, she had black and gay friends (back in the 60s) when this was not the norm. My mom taught me not to judge people and to accept them as they are. I remember she would tell me that if I didn’t get to know the people that were supposedly ‘different’ than me, it would be my loss as I may miss out on getting to know some really wonderful people.

We often had foreign exchange students from MIT and Harvard living in our basement and then she would travel to their countries and visit with their families (she was fluent in six languages). She earned the money to travel from her music teaching and did so with my dad, despite being in wheelchair at a time when handicap accommodations did not exist.

My mom was not afraid to ask strangers for help with the groceries or to assist in putting the wheelchair into her car. She would also compassionately explain to the inquisitive children about her wheelchair when their parents would attempt to hush their curious mouths.

My mother had a strong moral compass and lived her truth. She taught me so much about life in our short ‘time’ together. I watched her continue to ‘live her life out loud’ and although she was in a wheelchair, my mother continued to dance.

My mother passed away at the tender age of 50; I was 18. She continues to live on within me and in my heart every single day.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Ogunquit, Maine

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Nourish myself and my body, healthy nutrition- surround myself with positive, up-lifting, like-minded and fun people.

Daily physical exercise- run in the swimming pool, walk, yoga, etc.

Creativity, meditation, being in nature- ideally all three combined

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Art, draw, collage, interior design, movement- dance, drumming, yoga, help others with their passion/mission ( interviewing, mentoring, ideas for their business, etc)

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Universe Has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein – She speaks to me. This book is about creating your own life. We are always guided. Our vibration attracts what we bring, surrender and be an instrument of love. Very inspiring!

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Wizard of Oz – a classic- although we don’t always feel whole- like we are missing something (heart, brain, courage). We are complete. And there IS no place like home.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“Everything is always working out for me” Abraham Hicks

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Parenting (my two) children- they are kind responsible young adults who care about other people and the world around them.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Not to worry – that everything is perfect – even if I don’t understand it (now I don’t feel the need to)….. and to trust in the process Life is delicious -! And messages are there if we pay attention to them

Advice to Younger Self?

Be kind to yourself – follow your inner wisdom and guidance- it’s the best GPS ever. No one knows what is right for you – except you. And be reminded to let that child within you out- and often! Have delightful, joyful and ridiculously spontaneous fun!

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I am genuine and heart-centered and see people and the world as they are – love.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

This is an opportunity to be in a community of inspiring women, to get to know and learn from, so don’t let your ‘obstacles’ or excuses get in the way ( time, money, distance) and see what it can bring. You don’t know unless you try.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I welcome you to take a brief five-minute online Mental Wellness Assessment where you will learn where you fall on the mental wellness continuum. You will receive a thirteen page eBook on (Amare) product and lifestyle recommendations specifically tailored to your needs.

Actual answers are strictly confidential.

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Game Changer Interview: Jenny Eden Berk

Game Changer Interview: Jenny Eden Berk

Name of Your Business

Jenny Eden Coaching

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

Through my own process of healing my relationship with food and body, I’ve been able to support hundreds of others to do the same. I know now that my own pain and journey in this area has been essential to getting on a path to help others in a very specific way. When women can release shame and blame around food and their bodies, it opens up so much expansiveness and abundance to truly step into their potential in all facets of life.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Women in their 40-60’s who have chronically dieted their whole life and are looking for a different, more holistic approach to wellness.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

My signature live group coaching program, The Eating Empowerment Series is a 10-week program to completely transform your relationship with food, eating and your body. bit.ly/10weekexperience

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My mom! She is the most creative person I know. She is also tenacious. At the age of 53 she went to culinary school and became an acclaimed chef in NYC. She has always taught me the balance of being a present and engaged Mother but also to hone my gifts, share them with the world and to have patience, perseverance and persistence when it comes to chasing my dreams.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Kripalu!

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Yoga, massage, and alone time to cook, listen to music, read or nap!

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Through my writing primarily but I also am a home cook and discovered recently how my creative spirit is injected into my cooking and baking. I also love to sing and make up songs and dance!

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer – I loved it because it focuses on how to live life in the present without clinging to “stories” of the past or fears of the future that prevent us from enjoying our lives and fully experiencing the world authentically though our 5 senses.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Groundhog Day – just love it, so cute, so funny and I never get sick of Bill Murray!

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“Fear is just excitement without the breath”

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Writing a #1 and internationally best-selling book, The Body Image Blueprint.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

I don’t need to outsource my nutrition. Only I know my unique makeup, lifestyle needs and pleasure principals to feed and nourish myself if I take the time to listen and respect my body instead of bully and chastise it.

Advice to Younger Self?

Stop dieting, stop obsessing about food! Step off the scale and step into body-love.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I love that I am able to listen with my whole body for my clients and people I care about. I love that I can give people the gift of my complete attention and help empower people to come up with their own solutions just simply by being present, non judgemental and caring and listening intently and authentically.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

I just started but so far the on boarding experience has been exceptional and I already feel like I’m part of a burgeoning community that is at once supportive and has a mission.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Follow on Social Media:

Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I would love to share my free course on Mindful and Intuitive Eating with the members. You can access it immediately and for free by going to bit.ly/7dayslow