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Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

  Making A Difference An Interview with Sabrina Fritts Written by CK Kochis A roll-over “accident” was the wake-up call Sabrina Fritts needed to see that there was more to life than a merry-go-round of obligations. During the workweek, her attention was focused...

A Life Without Judgment

Written By Barb Parcells I was watching a YouTube interview the other day featuring psychologist, author and Coach Dr. Robert Holden. During the interview, he asked the viewers to answer this question: “What would my life feel like if I didn’t judge?” What a powerful...

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

Traversing Through Grief

I look in the mirror and most days I barely recognize myself. The eyes reflecting back at me are my father's; the same empty stare he had as his dementia transformed into Alzehiemer's. Lost, yet aware enough to know of what was going on. The mascara I wore daily is...

Making a Difference – One Healthy Choice at a Time

“There's a lot of times, that if our creativity is not expressed and if our talents are not used, we are going to go to food to compensate.” - Rachel Kieffer Making a Difference One Healthy Choice at a Time Written with Love by C.K. Kochis When do women place...

Pure Tenderness

“Celebrating our love in the way that suited us best in that moment." -Natasha BotkinBy Natasha Botkin We are faced with moments. The beauty is to 'just be'. Just be in the moment is easier said than done. Even with the best of intentions, a mind can wander and the...

When I Listened

“I took my fear by the hand, eyes closed, head bowed, and I whispered, “I respect you, Fear. You are very powerful, and I honor your presence in my life right now. Walk with me, Fear." -C.K. KochisCover Article By C.K. Kochis Our story is our voice. We may not tell...

Listening to Wisdom on this Side of Grief

Grief. It will break you, embrace you and will intensify everything. On this side of grief... ...we discover our true essence on a deeper level. Grieving is a personal experience that will force you to feel emotions on a deeper level than you...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

  Making A Difference An Interview with Sabrina Fritts Written by CK Kochis A roll-over “accident” was the wake-up call Sabrina Fritts needed to see that there was more to life than a merry-go-round of obligations. During the workweek, her attention was focused...

From Pranayama To Pratyahara

Written By Sarah Wall Prana is life force energy. ‘Pra’ means first and ‘na’ is the most basic unit of energy, therefore practicing pranayama is to expand your life force energy with control. This can be done with movement and breathing exercises. To detach awareness...

Imagine That Your Heart IS Your Magic Wand

Law of attraction. Manifesting. We hear this over and over. Great, or not so great depending on which end you’re on. Let’s explore your heart is your magic wand. Bippity Boppity Boo If you have ever seen Disney’s Cinderella then you have heard the song Bippity Boppity...

The Guru is YOU

Happiness is the experience. Happiness is an amazing foundational goal, but thinking or feeling you must be happy every second of the day is delusional, this is not a balanced healthy life. Some happiness teachers may not like that statement, but oh well. I'm a truth...

You’re the Gift!

You’re a Gift You’re a treasure You’re a one of a kind Dazzling display of Divine Radiance! Can you see it as you gaze into your mirror? No? Not really. Oh, I see It’s not showing your true reflection. Let’s adjust that. OK, Deep breath. Let out a soft sound as you...

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

5 Ways to Make Summer Travel a Spiritual Practice

“If you choose to wear rose-colored glasses, travel’s magic, mystery, and miracles might appear more often and synchronistically!" -Lore RaymondBy Lore Raymond This summer, why not make travel your new spiritual practice? It will cause you, the spiritual sojourner, to...

Illusion of Struggle

 It takes great courage to transition from one meaningful activity to something that is unfamiliar or unknown. A part of that process is to let go, or release our unwavering grip, of something that is no longer serving our highest potential. On June 12, 2018, I...

Living In Alignment

  Making A Difference An Interview with Sabrina Fritts Written by CK Kochis A roll-over “accident” was the wake-up call Sabrina Fritts needed to see that there was more to life than a merry-go-round of obligations. During the workweek, her attention was focused...

A Life Without Judgment

Written By Barb Parcells I was watching a YouTube interview the other day featuring psychologist, author and Coach Dr. Robert Holden. During the interview, he asked the viewers to answer this question: “What would my life feel like if I didn’t judge?” What a powerful...

How To Become The Fearless Inspiring Leader You Aspire To Be

Written By Dr. Ginny Baro Assuming you’re in a leadership role in your life—what type of leader are you? Would you want to work for or follow someone like you? Aligning with who you are today as a leader and who you want to be, if a gap exists, is an essential and...

Making a Difference October 2016

““Don't be afraid of marketing, because marketing is how you get your message out there.” -Jill CelesteMaking a DifferenceOne MarketingFoundation at a TimeWritten with Love by C.K. Kochis Marketing is either a grand opportunity to be creative or it's a daunting task...

Healthy Workday Tips

“We get so screen focused we lose track of time, lose track of good health habits, lose track of ergonomics and the lines blur between work time and non-work time every day until it’s a never-ending stream of always on." -Kat Tozier By Katt Tozier It’s been said that...

A New Mindset For Healthy Aging

When it comes to the subject of aging in this society, there seems to be two very distinct ways of dealing with it: Not Me! - This approach completely denies the existence of aging... it may happen to other people but certainly not to them. They dye their hair, dress...

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In The Kitchen

Seedy Quinoa Bars

Seedy Quinoa Bars“The kitchen is where friends and family come together for good food and conversations that nourish the soul.” ~ CK KochisSeedy Quinoa Bars Recipe By: C.K. Kochis I love sweets. There's no getting around it, I'm always on the search for healthy and...

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Crock Pot Veggies

It’s been hot this summer, so turning on the oven is not a happy thought until it cools down. Crock pot meals can save the day because they are a great way to de-stress your day by walking in the door to a home cooked meal! I like to mix it up a bit. I use, chicken,...

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Stuffed Collard Greens

When the days start getting shorter and the heat starts to subside I like to use my oven for one dish meals. It warms up the kitchen, send an enticing aroma through the house and saves me time cooking a few different dishes over the stove. This meal has everything:...

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Apple Pie Hints & Tips

Most recipes call for five to six cups of sliced apples for a 9- or 10-inch pie dish. One pound of apples is equivalent to 2 - 2 ½ cups chopped/sliced apples, or three medium apples. Purchase in season apples for best flavor. Store apples between 32 and 40 degrees...

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Simply Juicy Bone Broth

I know it can sometimes seem like you need loads of time to make bone broth, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. Anytime I make a chicken for dinner, I simply pull out my crock pot, toss in all ingredients and heat on low for 12 - 24 hours. Once it's in the...

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Summer Harvest Borscht

This time of the year the garden is full of fresh vegetables. I love to get a head start on canning the summer’s harvest so I don't get caught having to cook non-stop for weeks! This borscht has a yummy citrus twist, but the flavors are amazing together. I like to...

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Kombucha Rose

This berry yumminess is one your going to want to make! Kombucha a is fermented tea that has been around for many moons! Its healthy bacteria is beneficial to the body because it helps break down the food making digestion easier. It tastes fantastic and combined with...

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For the Love of Salsa

Basic Salsa 4 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles, drained 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt dash ground black pepper Combine in a medium bowl. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes 1 1/2 cups. Cherry...

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Pearls of Wisdom

Elements For A Healthier Life is a life enhancing lifestyle and wellness community dedicated to sharing professional insights, wellness tools and first-person stories of transformation.

Throughout this community you will be inspired by health, life and business coaches, and people who have journeyed through adversity. Our intention is to share our pearls of wisdom as a guide so you, too, can experience balance in your workplace, relationships, body movement, spirituality and in the kitchen.

Making A Difference

Cindy is a writer; it’s what she does. She utilizes her Integrative Nutrition Health Coach education to guide women at the edge of awareness to ignite self-love through the power of their words. Cindy is providing a platform for coaches and leaders to share pearls of wisdom and professional insights.  C.K. Kochis

Founder & Publisher

Certified nutrition and health coach. Rachel has worked with thousands of clients to transform their health and lives through her private consultation programs, workshops, women’s groups and writing. 
Certified by the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)

Rachel Kieffer

The Health Nut Girl

Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling author and Shiny Gold Star Quest creator. As a Dark Heart Teacher, she uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns and blocks to help them empower themselves.

Natasha Botkin

Magical Blessings Healing Center

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The sense of unity draws people together to help those who seek guidance. And, our true essence of Self feels guided to assist those who are going through situations and events we have once journeyed.

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