There’s a story within each person, motivating every action, filling the moment. Our beliefs, our experiences, weave together to create the story of our lives. On our journey, we reaffirm the things we already know and learn to adjust our beliefs based on what experiences has shown us. Like waves on the ocean, we are always in motion; even in stillness.

“I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.”

― Mother Teresa

Meet the Publisher

C.K. Kochis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who transformed her coaching practice as the foundation of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine. As the Founder and Publisher of her health and wellness magazine, she is providing a forum for people to share their personal stories, professional knowledge, and healthy eating options. When Cindy is not working on her magazine, she is a virtual assistant, author, grandmother to four grandsons, a lumber-Jackie, and sassy redhead. She self-published “Get A Compass Not A Clock” (available on Amazon) and “Unleash Your Inner Story” (ebook). To read her story, visit

It has been my dream since I was a little girl (sneaking off and typing on my mother’s typewriter I wasn’t allowed to use) to write and publish a magazine. In hindsight, it is interesting how I just happened to land a job as a sales representative at a local newspaper and learn the behind the scenes process of newspaper publishing.  From there I moved into a sales position at a radio station.  As much fun as I had at the radio station, my heart was in print.  I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to work at another local newspaper, and I took it!  At the second newspaper, I was given creative freedom to develop sales promotions and write.  I was in heaven!  I learned more about the publishing business and how all of the elements (departments) are just as important as the next to putting out the next issue.

As with the best laid out plans, the wind can change the course of the sailboat.   I am grateful for all the love and support on this journey.  Life is an amazing adventure.

C.K. Kochis

Media Expansion

One of the ways we enjoy sharing our story and mission of
Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine is through conversation.

Divine Feminine Tomboy Cindy Kochis
December 27, 2016, blog post and podcast by Reba Linker
Elements for a Healthier Life Magazine is keeping it real. She’s working her publishing magic on her terms!
She’s a bit of a divine feminine tomboy! Cindy’s take on ‘divine feminine’ includes plaid shirts and frank talk. While that may not match a stereotypical vision of… [continue reading]
“Publisher Cindy Kochis creates a magazine that is really a community of individuals sharing their experiences through their stories! There is so much to learn in every issue! Thanks for bringing her backstory to us, Reba Linker!” -Stacy Smith

Pathways To Possibilities with Peggy Nolan podcast is no longer available.
Have you ever found yourself in a state of fright freeze? When your fear gets the best of you but instead of flight or fight, you freeze. I’ve been there countless times. And so has my guest, magazine publisher, Cindy Kochis.
Featured on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cindy Kochis, Publisher
Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine
was featured in Celestial SpotLight
on Friday, November 4, 2016.
Click here to read.

Enjoy this session as Cindy Kochis shares her wisdom about the powerful practice of using your voice: The Power of Your Voice
Featured on Thursday, October 20, 2016
The panelists for the second live round-table event are: Shelley Lundquist, Cindy Kochis, Jen Flick, Jane Duncan Rogers, Cindy Harpe Hively, and Debra Oakland.  The discussion topic is:  The Power of Sharing Our Stories.
Recorded on Saturday, October 29, 2016
(Scroll to individual podcast and round-table discussion)
Click here to listen.

Indomitable Women Podcast
On this podcast, my guest is the indomitable Cindy Kochis. She shares shares the story of how she stepped out of conformity and expectations, dug deep to discover her passion and purpose, and launched her magazine – a magazine that, in just a few short months – has a world-wide readership.
Featured Monday, October 3, 2016.
Click here to listen

*Elements For A Healthier Life accepts non-fiction articles and stories, and healthy recipes for publication.


UnLeash Your Story – A Journal Writer’s Guidebook is due to publish mid-October.

C.K. Kochis shares how journaling saved her life when she was sixteen years old, the benefits, her interpretation of what journaling is and simple instructions to make your own journals. Gain inspiration from the 365 journal prompts to unleash their story and cultivate a deeper connection with ‘self’. This heart-centered book is intended to help  unlock expressions of emotion that are often hard to put into words, reminisce on days gone by, put dreams and goals onto paper, and to open the gateway for messages from the heart to be seen on paper.

BONUS – 30-days of journal pages to encourage the action of journaling.


Get A Compass Not A Clock is filled with pearls of wisdom and quotes, serving as gentle reminders that there is power within our words. Beautifully written, ‘Get A Compass Not A Clock‘ inspires and encourages the reader to look at how beliefs of Self and other people form perceptions.


Cindy is honored to be a part of Unleash Your Inner Magnificence along with 28 extraordinary women who prove that true fulfillment is the result of connecting with her inner wisdom and making choices to unleash the sacred truth revealed there.
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