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How Priscilla Stephan Discovered Her Path to Wellness

Running herself into the ground is a thing of the past for Integrative Nutrition grad Priscilla Stephan. After 15 years as an executive in corporate America, feeling chronically fatigued and unfulfilled, the light at the end of the tunnel came once she enrolled in the Health Coach Training Program in 2011.

These days, Priscilla runs a New York City-based health coaching practice, Sweet Path Wellness, Inc., that helps busy working women reclaim their self-assurance and contentment. She uses a no-diet, no-deprivation method that holistically considers food intake, stress, sleep, relationships, and other lifestyle factors.

On top of running a successful business, Priscilla has also put together a health and wellness teleseminar designed to showcase talented women business owners around the world who have thriving businesses because they prioritize their health and well-being.

Read on to see how Priscilla maintains her very own sweet path to wellness.

Notes from IIN’s Founder: Creating an Abundance Mindset

Joshua Rosenthal, Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher, of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, shares his wisdom about creating a healthy, happy life that helps transform the world.

When I started the school, money was the furthest thing from my mind. I loved teaching and giving, and I really wanted to share my heart and soul with people because I saw so many suffering from eating poorly. I was happy eating kale, and I didn’t care that I was completely broke.

But I saw that my dream to help people become happier and healthier wasn’t going to happen until I started learning and focusing on the flow of resources, including money, and how I could attract them to me.

Many of our students and graduates focus more on helping people get healthier than on their income. Money can be a challenging issue. How you grow up and your situation around money impacts you later on. What are your money beliefs?

For many people, what separates them from a life of fulfillment and income is getting the two aligned. It’s a matter of shifting your mindset to one of abundance. It’s possible to do the kind of work that you love that contributes to other people and earn a good income at the same time. You can have both.

Can a Vision Board Help You Achieve Your Goals?

If you’ve read The Secret, or seen Oprah’s special on vision boards, you’ve probably heard that a vision board can be a very effective tool for setting intentions and achieving your goals.

What exactly is a vision board?

It’s simply a visual representation of your goals: images that represent all the things you’d like to accomplish in your life—who, what, and where you want to be. The power of this technique comes from the fact that it allows you to spend time getting clear on your goals, hopes, and vision for your future. Creating a vision board as a way to focus on the things you want to achieve can help improve motivation, boost self-confidence, and foster behaviors that lead to success.

How to make your own vision board:

Become Your Dream and Create a Ripple of Health and Happiness

It was 50 years ago in August that Martin Luther King, Jr., moved hundreds of thousands to action with his dream of making the world a better place.

And it was over 20 years ago that Integrative Nutrition started another movement with a dream of making the world a healthier, happier place.

How can a school do that?

Integrative Nutrition believes that people experience a powerful personal transformation by getting healthier. By using their knowledge to teach others how to be healthier and happier, they create a ripple effect that changes the world.

Thousands of graduates who have made their own personal transformation are now helping others get healthier and happier.

Maura Knowles Develops a Healthy Baked Morsel Company

When Maura (Mo) Knowles wasn’t pursuing her career as an actor and singer, she was working on building her healthy baked morsel company with her dad Mac in mind. A diabetic and heart patient, Maura’s dad would beg her for something sweet, so she decided to go make it herself. After a trip to the grocery store, she came up with delicious morsel treats that are vegan, gluten and sodium free, with no sweeteners or preservatives. The whole family ate them up and so she decided to keep them coming! She calls her company Mac-n-Mo's.

Why We Give Back: Season of Giving

If you are healthy and happy, you have more energy to do what you love. Your enthusiasm for life is radiant, and it inspires others. You can help lift others around you by teaching them what you know.

The gift of having more in life is that you have more to give.

That’s what we strive to do at Integrative Nutrition. As much as we can, we reinvest into our community by giving more support and advanced training to our students and graduates. And we support charities doing great work that complements our mission of making the world a better place.

Integrative Nutrition Reviews: Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles

Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!

For many who are focused on making New Year’s resolutions happen, it’s around this time that the once steely-willed resolvers start to falter, especially when it comes to the less tangible goals such as love and happiness. While it can seem easier to accomplish the material goals of bigger, better, and more, how do you accomplish inner peace?

The truth is that the more you look outside yourself for happiness, the less satisfied you feel. Happiness is an inner game, but creating that sense of peace can be easier said than done.

Enter May Cause Miracles, a 40-day guidebook to creating happiness by becoming more “miracle minded.” The third book and New York Times bestseller by life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is a guided journey to help readers cultivate inner peace and happiness.

In a Busy World, the Virtue of Doing Nothing

The daily grind of modern life can be exhausting: working full time, going to appointments, running errands, squeezing in grocery shopping, preparing a nourishing dinner, finding time for the gym… the demands can seem endless. When’s the last time you spent an afternoon doing absolutely nothing?

According to a new book from Dr. Matthew Sleeth, taking time to rest and relax may be one of the best things you can do for your health. In 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, Dr. Sleeth emphasizes that for almost 2,000 years, Western culture stopped for 24 hours once a week, every week. “Even when I was a child, you couldn’t buy gasoline, you couldn’t buy milk. The drugstores weren’t open. And so society just had a day where they put it in park. That was Sunday until the last 30 years or so,” he says.

Fun Workouts To Try This Year

The New Year is viewed as a fresh start, and a time to make exciting resolutions and intentions for the months ahead. Our goals often fall into categories such as career, relationships, and fitness. While fitness activities can sometimes seem like a chore, especially when working out in the winter months, research suggests that exercise is fun when you find something you enjoy.

To celebrate the New Year, try a new-to-you workout to add some variety to your routine. Who knows? You might achieve your health goals and have a great time in the process! No matter what, you’ll have a new experience to tell your friends and family about.

From Starving Artist to Six-Figure Coach: Lisa Fabrega Lives Her Dream

Once a starving artist who had to share a studio apartment and make ends meet in an unfulfilling job, Lisa Fabrega suffered from poor body image, emotional eating, and an immune disorder. After graduating from the Health Coach Training Program in 2010, Lisa left all that behind and now runs a successful and profitable health coaching practice based in New York helping other women like her.

Known as the “Pleasurable Detox Coach,” Lisa incorporates wine, chocolate and other delicious (and pleasurable!) elements in her program to fit her client’s lifestyle. “I guide women in detoxing their lives so that they can release everything that is strangling their power, stepping into living the ecstatic, purposeful lives that are their birthright!”

Lisa works with women around the world, including in Latin America where many clients don’t have easy access to healthy foods. As she explains, “Clients who work with me go out and create change in their community once their lives are changed… Now that’s a ‘ripple effect!’” Read on to find out how Lisa uses her education to transform her career and quality of life.

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