Behind The Scenes

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 the Elements For A Healthier Life and the UnBox Your Kitchen concepts. As the Founder and Publisher of her health and wellness publications, 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” and “Unleash Your Inner Story”. To discover the services she offers, visit

Cindy’s Story

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. With a grateful heart, C.K. Kochis


“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
― Woody Allen

The best of plans change, shift and are, inevitability, altered. That’s the joy of life; it’s what makes life an adventure.

May 22, 2016 ~ First issue of  Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine published featuring C.K. Kochis on the cover.

April 10, 2017 ~ C.K. Kochis’ son past away and everything stopped.

May 1, 2018 ~ Last Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine, featuring Sabrina Fritts, was published.

October 18, 2018 ~ C.K. Kochis departed her hometown in a truck towing a seventeen-foot camper on a quest to find healing and balance on the open road. Follow her journey at

June 5, 2019 ~ C.K. Kochis launched the Beta version of Pen To Paper Writers Circle Mastermind/Accountability Group. Access information about the writers circle at Elements Of Awareness

June 24, 2019 ~ C.K. Kochis launched Elemental Visionaries membership program for contributing writers for Health and wellness professional are invited to [ACCESS] the program for more details.

What’s ahead? It’s a surprise.

[page last updated on December 13, 2018]

Meet The Editorial Team

C.K. (Cindy) Kochis

Founder & Publisher
C.K. Kochis, INHC, transformed her Integrative Nutrition health coaching practice into the foundation of Elements For A Healthier Life.

Jenn Ryan

Editorial Assistant
Jenn Ryan is an urban farmer and perennial garden enthusiast, mixed media artist, yogi, and mead maven.

Our Words Have Power

There’s a story within each person, motivating every action, filling the moment. Our beliefs and 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 the journey has shown us. We invite you to meet the creative team behind the scenes.

“Like waves on the ocean, life is always in motion; even in stillness.” -C.K. Kochis

Media Expansion

One of the ways we enjoy sharing our story and mission of Elements For A Healthier Life 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

Celestial Spotlight

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

Indomitable Woman

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

Indomitable Women's Wellness Summit

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 KochisJen 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.

Pathways to Possibilities

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

“We come together, writing from our hearts, to share our wisdom and guide each other to our “Self”. ” ~C.K. Kochis

Our Mission

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