We invite you to meet our writers.

Elements For A Healthier Life is community of contributors writers sharing their passion, life experiences and knowledge with individuals with a desire to live a life in motion. Many of the individuals that write for us are heart-centered coaches (health, life, business, marketing), business professionals, yoga instructors, moms, and women who have been-there-done-that and truly want to help someone in the early stages of a similar journey. I invite you to meet our writers and learn from their stories of transformation.

Our messages convey compassion, encouragement and tools to expand self-love. We publish nonfiction stories of transformation, professional insights, pearls of wisdom, helpful kitchen tips and healthy recipes.

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
― Seth Godin

Elements For A Healthier Life is a life enhancing, health and wellness community to encourage our readers to explore ways to balance the work place, relationships, spirituality, adventure, and body movement.

Tarah Abram

Tarah Abram is a designer, photographer, advocate for wellness and lifestyle coach. She is passionate about helping busy and overwhelmed moms that are wanting to transition themselves and their family's to a more holistic way of living and design a beautiful healthy lifestyle. She focuses on the areas of mind, body, and the environment that surrounds you. Learn more at www.juicylivingbydesign.com
[Magazine – April/May/June, August/September & October/November][Website Recipes]

Joni Advent MaherJoni Advent Maher, MSW is a Spiritual Feminist, Podcast Priestess and Sacred Feminine Coach. She supports women in creating more ease and empowerment in their relationships, finances, businesses and lives through soulfully embodying their unique Feminine Essence. You can follow her on ITunes at Trust Your Sacred Feminine Flow, on Facebook at Sacred Feminine.
[2016 Magazine – October] [2017 Magazine – October/November][Website Articles]

Natasha BotkinNatasha Botkin, 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. Connect with her at magicalblessingshealingcenter.com
[ 2016 – May, June , July, August, September, October, November, December] [2017 – January, February, March, April/May/June, August/September, October/November][Website Articles]

Sheryl CookSheryl Cook is a New Zealander living in Australia with her husband and two daughters, working as an Integrative & Functional Nutrition Practitioner. Sheryl became passionate about holistic nutrition after struggling with day-to-day life, finding out she had high thyroid antibodies (TPO). Doctors said nothing could be done. Sheryl enjoys empowering others to take back their own health and wellness at RediscoverYourWellness.com
[2016 – August, October, November][Website Recipe]

Jen FlickJen Flick is a New York Times and Amazon International Bestselling Author. Her writings are included in: Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, Cultivating Joy, and 365 Moments of Grace, just to name a few. Visit www.jenflick.com to learn more about Jen and her work.
[2016 – November, December] [2017 – January]

Donna GenoveseDonna Genovese is an intuitive healer, speaker and writer. She’s been a guest on radio shows including Souls Journey and Blog Talk Radio, speaking about her work and her healing journey from child abuse. Donna  has walked through fires and reclaimed her authentic self.  Donna is a Poet Seer and channels, poems and inspirational messages from Spirit, sharing them on her Facebook page: Magical Inner Child.  She is working to publish her poems and life story to inspire others to heal.
[2016 – September]

Monthly Columnist

Rachel KiefferRachel Kieffer is a certified nutrition and health coach* living in New York with her family. She has worked with thousands of clients to transform their health and lives through her private consultation programs, workshops, women’s groups and writing. “I believe that every woman has a birth right to be deeply in love with herself and create a magnificent life that she loves. And that includes a joyous relationship with food, radiant health, and being completely pleased with how she looks.” Please visit HealthNutGirl.com to learn more about Rachel’s services.
[2016– June, July, August, September, October, November, December] [2017 – January, February, March, April/May/June, August/September, October/November] [Website Articles/Recipes] *Certified by the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)

Founder, Publisher, Editor

Thank you for taking the time to meet our writers. Yours truly, Cindy (C.K.) Kochis Cindy (C.K.) Kochis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who transformed her coaching practice as the foundation of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine and UnBox Your Kitchen Journal. As the Founder and Publisher of her two wellness publications, she is providing a community space for people to share their personal stories, professional knowledge and healthy eating options. When Cindy is not working on her publications, she is a virtual assistant, author, grandmother, and sassy redhead. She self-published “Get A Compass Not A Clock” and “Unleash Your Inner Story”. For more information about Cindy’s services, please visit ckkochis.com.
[Website Articles/Recipes]

Ruthie LewisRuthie Lewis is a Life Coach, Author and Speaker. The mother of two grown sons, and a daughter who once danced and now dances with God. With a spark of inner light, Ruthie walked through a complete GPS re-positioning. That spark, now a flame of passion, gives women permission to live life free from “have-to/supposed-to’s”. Explore Ruthie’s services at www.RuthieLewis.com
[2016 – November, December] [2017 – January, February, March, April/May/June, August/September, October/November]

Reba LinkerReba Linker is a Manifesting Guru, Life Coach, YouTube Host, and Bestselling Author. Reba’s books include bestselling journal, Imagine Self-Love, The Little Book of Manifesting Big, and Follow the Yarn. Find her free gifts, series of ‘mini-courses’ and guides that give your soul nutrition, and learn about her services at www.RebaLinker.com.  Subscribe to Paint Yourself Into the Picture on YouTube
[2016 – June, July, September, October, November] [2017 – January, February, March]

Tae LynneTae Lynne is an international best-selling author of Green Smoothies to the Rescue and a collaborative author in two best-selling collaborative books. Forced to slow down by chronic illness, Tae discovered her true purpose as the Kindness Junkie. She shares her journey of loss, healing, and motivation on her blog at 60SecondsToKindness.com. She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her partner and dog.
[2016 – May, June, September, October][Website Recipes]

Eddie Mullins is a spiritual teacher of deep infinite spiritual consciousness, awareness, and peace through stillness, grace, love, and presence. He embodies a spiritual foundation of living from the origin of love, shamanic wisdom, enlightenment, and the infinite source God consciousness. Explore EddieMullins.com for insights, healing sessions, mentoring, courses and access Eddie’s podcasts.
[Website Articles]

Peggy NolanPeggy Nolan is the co-author of four bestselling books and the author of Can’t Die Mom, her first volume of poetry. When she’s not writing, you can find Peggy painting, training Muay Thai kickboxing, teaching yoga, crocheting (especially during football season), and napping. Connect with Peggy at peggynolan.com
[2016 – July, August, September, October, November, December]

Debra OaklandDebra Oakland is known as “The Living in Courage Advocate.” She is an advocate for health and well-being and a self proclaimed ‘foodie’ who has been cooking since she was a youngster. Debra is the author of the 2016 bestselling book “Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change”. Drop by www.DebraOakland.com and say hello!
[2016 – August, November, December] [2017 – January, February, March, April/May/June, August/September, October/November][Website Recipes]

Barb ParcellsBarb Parcells lives in upstate New York with her two feline roommates, surrounded by the beauty of the Finger Lakes region. She is the author of two blogs, a writing website, and has published three e-books on conscious aging. When she is not writing she spends her time reading, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.
[2016 – December] [2017 – January, February, March, April/May/June, August/September, October/November][Website Articles]

Francisca RigaudFrancisca Rigaud a Portuguese cook who loves to eat says “what excites me most about cooking is trying out new recipes, which as a rule I never make again.” Francisca love’s reading and collecting cookbooks, and as a former photographer/travel writer, has a knack for photographing what she cooks. “I regard my cooking as my models and treat them with the same regard and TLC I would treat a true human model!”. www.facebook.com/livingthepassion57
[2016 – December]

Editorial Assistant

Jenn RyanJenn Ryan is an urban farmer and perennial garden enthusiast, mixed media artist, yogi, mead maven and staff at an advocacy center for folks wrapped up in the criminal justice system. As life is both beautiful & devastating, she aspires to cultivate a life of simplicity, focused on good health, good works and #lovelovelove. She lives in Northern Michigan with her partner and dog-daughter, Ruby. Jenn’s artwork is available at www.etsy.com/shop/thejenncard.
[2016 - September, October, November, December] [2017 - February, April/May/June]

Katt Tozier is a writer, LifeWork Mentor and host of the Indomitable Women Podcast. She engages in conversations with women about facing adversity, healing, thriving and helping others heal. Her life and her work serve the higher purpose of being a voice in the world to eliminate violence against women and to mitigate the effects of trauma in their lives. IndomitableWomen.org
[2016 – May, June, July, August, September, October, December]

Patricia YoungPatricia Young is a Purpose, Business & Money Coach, and Founder of Inner Prosperity Academy. Her specialty is helping people reconnect with their Life Purpose and personal passion into a Heart-Centered Business they love, so they can go from “Working for a Paycheck” to “Working for a Mission”. Patricia is an international best-selling author, a speaker, a frequent contributor to Aspire Magazine and VP of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce in Fort Lauderdale, Florida East. www.InnerProsperityAcademy.com
[2016 – July, December] [2017 – January, February, March, August/September]

“On the journey of life, we reaffirm the things we know and learn to adjust our believes based on what experience has shown us. Like waves on the ocean, we are always in motion; even in the silence of stillness.”
-C.K.Kochis

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