Elements for a Healthier Life

Your journey begins with awareness of Self

How do you feel?

We often say fine when we do not want to explain how or why we feel what we feel. The real question to ask yourself is, how are you emotionally, physically, and energetically feeling?

Relationships, body movement, workplace, spirituality, and the foods we eat to nourish our precious bodies influence our emotions, energy, and how our body feels.

How do you feel

The Choice is Yours

Are you at the cross-roads of indecision? There comes a point in our lives when we decide to make the hard decisions and take actions steps to change our course of direction to experience a healthier, balanced life that we create for Self. Ask yourself:

What feels out of balance?

What do I want?

Where do I want to begin?

The moment we choose to explore the elements for a healthier life, we nurture our creative soul on a deeper level. The attention we have spent a lifetime giving to others shifts to focusing on Self. This exploration is not a selfish journey; it is self-care and loving to the beautiful woman we see in the mirror.

The choice is up to you.

Elements for a Healthier Life

Each of us is intuitive. When we take the time to connect with Self, the true nature of you, miracles happen.

We hear, know in our gut, our answers. Often we do not want to hear the answers from our internal compass. Why? It’s easier to ignore or put the insight off to another day because it usually means lifestyle changes and being dedicated to our needs.

When is the last time you put what you intuitively know is the best for you ahead of what others think, expect, or insist?

Loving an Empath

The first thing we want to do is clarify what an Empath actually is. An Empath is someone who is highly sensitive to the energy/moods/emotions of people, situations and their environment to the point where they can take on those emotions as their own. They also have...

Is it Time to Barbecue Some Sacred Cows of Social Media?

“Consider this philosophy, “To barbecue is a way of life rather than a desirable method of cooking"." -Lorraine RaymondBy Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond While you might think that happiness is barbecue, friends, and a backyard, it might also be time to turn up the...

Creative Ways to Increase Your Productivity

"It just doesn’t make sense to me to do several things in a mediocre way, wear yourself out and do nothing excellently." -Katt TozierBy Katt Kozier   When I was raising 4 kids and working from home doing medical transcription, I discovered a book called...

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...

Body Movement




UnBox Your Kitchen

My belief is the more aware we are of what we eat, the better food choices we make and the better we feel. What we put on our fork is our choice. 

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup 1 medium butternut squash (pealed and cubed)1/2 onion (chunked)2 gloves garlic (chopped)1 rib celery (sliced)1 carrot (sliced)1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1 bay leaf32 oz chicken brothsalt (to taste)ground pepper (to taste) Chop onion and saute in...

Homemade Pizza Crust

Pizza is a family favorite. Instead of ordering out, why not make it yourself. Photographed is a BBQ Chicken Pizza. It's topped with BBQ sauce, cooked chicken, saute'd onions, green pepper, jalapeno, and parmesan cheese. Toppings could consist of sliced ham,...

Cranberry Coconut Cookies

I love to bake. Living the nomadic lifestyle, my home on wheels doesn't necessarily provide me with the kitchen space I was accustom. Adjustments have been made and new routines established. I learned to bake half batches to accommodate the limited storage space, a...

Restaurant-Style Salsa

I fell in love with this recipe while cooking the first batch. The aroma eminating from the kitchen reminded me of my favorite Mexican restaurant.  This fall I used wide mouth pint canning jars. They worked great for this salsa recipes since I didn't want to waste...

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger 1/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 15 ounce canned black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 egg 1/4 cup carrots (finely chopped) 1/4 cup sweet red pepper (finely chopped) 1 garlic clove (minsed) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 4...
Guilt-Free Chocolate Pudding

I’m Listening

Hello. I’m Cindy Kochis, a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, the founder of Elements for a Healthier Life, and publisher of Elements of a Healthier Life Magazine.

I believe our relationships, workplace, body movement (not just exercise), spirituality (connection with Self), and how we nourish our precious bodies are all connected. If we are energetically, physically, or emotioinally unbalanced in one area, it influences the others.

Your journey to wellness begins with your awareness.

As the host of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, the number one topic that comes up in conversations with authors and creative souls is imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is the sense that we are not good enough, what we do is not worthy or necessary, and other beliefs that hold us back from accomplishing what it is we set out to do. It is the little voice in our head that holds us back from pursuing our dreams and a healthier lifestyle.

When you are ready, I’m here to you to guide you on your journey. 

Lifestyle & Wellness

In 2015, a life enhancing lifestyle and wellness community dedicated to sharing professional insights, wellness tools and first-person stories of transformation filled the pages of this website.

The first issues of Elements for a Healthier Life Magazine published in May 2016, with the fifteenth (and final) edition reaching readers in May 2018. The magazine issues have been archived to share the timeless, insightful articles and delicious recipes submitted by a collaboration of writers and coaches.

Due to a website hosting glitch, much of the images throughout this site were deleted. When events such as these present themselves, it is a sign from Spirit to enhance what once was with new energy. As I have said for decades, “Life is an amazing adventure.”

Lifestyle & Wellness
Sodalite Candleholder


Gemstone and crystal tea light candleholders add light and warmth to your space.

Beautiful pendants and pendulums to gift or keep for yourself.
Mugs with original artwork for your morning cup of brew. And, more.

Pearls of Wisdom

“If thoughts are the vocabulary of the brain and feelings are the vocabulary of the body, and the cycle of how you think and feel becomes your state of being, then your entire state of being is in the past.”
-Dr. Joe Dispeza, quote frorm Becoming Supernatural

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