December 2016

Issue 08 | December 2016

Welcome to the December issue. We are concluding this year with grace and celebrating the spirit of 2017. This month we are exploring the intentions of resolutions, the reasons we procrastinate, and revisiting holidays of yester-year. Grab this issue and read about various elements for a healthier life and making choices to support a growing love of self. We hope you enjoy making the recipes our writer’s shared with us. Our December cover is graced by Kate Clarke, Holistic Health Coach.

Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine was published as a digital magazine from May 2016 to the May/June 2018 issue. The program used to display the publication on the internet was used to design the layout. In converting the digital editions to .pdf format, some of the layout elements were altered and misaligned. 

Publisher & Editor
Cynthia (C.K.) Kochis

Editorial Assistant
Jenn Ryan

Natasha Botkin
Jen Flick
Rachel Kieffer
C.K. Kochis
Ruthie Lewis
Peggy Nolan
Debra Oakland
Barb Parcells
Francisca Rigaud
Jenn Ryan
Katt Tozier
Patricia Young

Cover Photograph
Melissa Shearer

Contributing Photographers
Rachel Kieffer
C.K. Kochis
Debra Oakland
Francisca Rigaud
Melissa Shearer

August 2016

Making a Difference

One Mindset at a Time

“I love uncovering a shift in mindset that unlocks the power that’s in you, rather than something else that makes you change. It’s amazing to watch women experience their own breakthroughs,” Kate said.

I believe we are both the student, and the teacher. Kate Clarke, a certified Holistic Health Coach, is living this concept to the fullest.

In 2009, Kate’s childhood passion to become a teacher led her on a journey that…


“People come back to tell me the one thing that really made a difference to them.”
-Kate Clarke

Quotables From This Issue

“Lucy’s journey has been one of the most amazing experiences for me, it taught me about the strength of the human spirit, it inspired me to overcome my own obstacles, and it is the reason why I do the work that I do. “
-Rachel Kieffer

“We simply step into more traditions of resolutions from a place of “should” when the truth is we most likely don’t even know what we really want or actually need.”
-Ruthie Lewis

“My truth may not be the same as your truth, but my truth includes behaving in a way that does no harm to anyone in thought, word or deed.”
-Barb Parcells

“Time for the truth. Your epiphany is strong and your divine idea is grand. Then the ding of social media chimes and your ego says aha – time to knock her off course.”
-Natasha Botkin

Together we are inspiring a supportive community, a tribe of women, with a desire to change the world starting with Self. Generation after generation we learn from each other through our experiences and stories. Elements For A Healthier Life is a life enhancing website encouraging readers to explore ways to balance the work place, relationships, spirituality and body movement – health and wellness goes beyond the food we eat.