Throughout my childhood, my dream was to become a doctor like my father. I used to ask my father questions about his surgeries, always curious to learn more about how he helped people heal. In school, I loved science class, eager to learn more about the human body and its many intricacies. After I received a degree in Biology, my path swerved upon graduation and I went in a different direction. Passionate about working with children, I decided to delve into teaching, focusing on students with Learning Disabilities. I loved how I could affect so many aspects of a child’s life; helping them learn to read, showing them how to solve a math problem, modeling appropriate behavior and so much more. In my years as a teacher, I learned just as much as I taught.
I loved how I could affect so many aspects of a child’s life
Fast forward ten years. After three children and a hiatus from teaching, it was time to swerve once more. How could I combine my love of the human body and its functions with my desire to teach, support and motivate children and families? That was how Hallie’s Healthy Living was created.
As a Certified Health Coach, I help Families, Pregnant Women and Prime Timers live their healthiest lives through simple and manageable changes. Through individual and groups sessions, I focus on the four pillars of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition, also known as LEAN. In addition, I host Wellness Workshops and Lunch-and-Learns on many topics including “How to support your immune system”, “Making health your hobby”, “The Complexity of Carbohydrates”, “Understanding fats and oils” and more.
One of my favorite things to do is to help families learn about healthy eating through label reading games and interactive activities. I love doing Pantry Makeovers where I help Parents and Children learn about Traffic Light Eating, label reading tricks and tips, and the best ways to shop at the market. We also make a shopping list of healthy, budget-friendly snacks kids will enjoy eating. These topics are near and dear to my heart as I saw firsthand the snacks and lunches kids were eating in schools and daycare centers.
Through education and creativity, kids will eat real food that is both affordable and healthy.
I have also partnered with the Juice Plus and Tower Garden company to share simple solutions to living a healthier life. Whether it be providing a whole food concentrate to boost the quantity and variety of fruits and veggies people eat daily, or sharing the indoor aeroponic Tower Garden to help people harvest produce all year round in their homes, Juice Plus/Tower Garden have been great additions to Hallie’s Healthy Living. Both support my philosophy of making healthy living easy and simple.
It is definitely challenging as a business owner to delegate my time between business and home life. I am blessed to be a mom of three girls, wife to an amazing and supportive husband and a teacher on a the weekends. Having my family’s support and love make it all worthwhile.
I am passionate about inspiring healthy living for people of all ages. I believe simple changes can make a huge difference. Although my journey has taken me along many exciting paths, they have all connected and I strive to keep growing, keep educating, keep learning and keep inspiring forever.