Hi there. I’m Stephanie,
your personal wellness educator
I’m very excited to meet you! First and foremost, I am a wife, to the love of my life. My husband, Joe and I have been married for 36 wonderful years and I am a mom to two, amazing adult children.
As a Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC), and wellness educator, my passion is chronic disease prevention. Currently, I provide this service though nutrition, lifestyle management and wellness education.
As well, I’ve had the unique experience of living in three different countries and seven different states. As a result, this time abroad gave me a very global perspective on health and wellness that has served me and my clients well.
My Personal Wellness Journey
When my son graduated from high school in 2013, I started a blog of encouragement for people struggling with chronic physical and stress related conditions. The inspiration behind the blog was my son, Nathan, who lives with a chronic gluten intolerance and adult ADHD. As well, my mother, Nancy, had been living with Parkinson’s disease since the age of 50. Together, these things gave me a lot to research and write about.
As the mother of a child with two chronic conditions I was led into an unknown world of health and nutrition that I had to dive into to help my child. Concurrently, as a daughter watching my mother go through the diagnosis and progression of Parkinson’s, I was touched deeply by her struggle. As a result, I studied tirelessly about natural health alternatives to alleviate her symptoms. Finally, I experienced my own personal health journey through peri-menopause, a thyroid condition and stiff painful joints that helped me zone in on lifestyle management, nutrition and exercise in a real way.
Through these experiences, I learned the value of good wellness practices, and I saw little miracles happen when the principles of God-given natural health were applied. This set me off on a journey to first educate myself further, and then to become a Certified Nutrition Consultant and begin practicing as a wellness educator. Tirelessly, my goal was and still is to teach as many people as possible about practical ways they can help themselves live a more abundant, healthier life here on this earth.
Becoming a Wellness Educator
After home educating my kids, the teacher went back to school. But…. this time it was different. This time, I was very particular in what I wanted to study, and it wasn’t something that just any school could provide. Wholeheartedly, I wanted to study natural health and focus in on nutrition. At the same time, I wasn’t interested in becoming a dietician, so I found the perfect program and it was in the field of Natural Medicine.
Certified Nutrition Counselor (CNC)
As a Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC), I could become a wellness educator and consult. With certainty, I knew that this was exactly what God was calling me to do. As a Christian, I found the New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies to be a light in the sometimes dark world of Alternative Medicine. Subsequently, I enrolled and after a year of hard work, I received my certification as a CNC. A few months later, I became board certified as a Nutrition Counselor through the American Council of Holistic Medicine.
A Focus on Chronic Disease
Additionally, I continued my education by going through special training programs, through the State of Georgia’s, Atlanta Regional Commission. Through the ARC I became certified as a facilitator for the Stanford, evidence-based Chronic Disease and Chronic Diabetes Self-Management Programs. I feel privileged to be a part of these amazing programs that assist seniors in our community to thrive in some really tough circumstances related to their health.
Currently, I am continuing my education at Arizona State University and I hope to have my Health Education Specialist Certification within the next three years!
Serving as a wellness educator.
I have really enjoyed working as a wellness educator to serve groups and individuals within the community. Currently, I facilitate evidence based Chronic Disease Self- Management programs through the Atlanta Regional Committee. In like manner, I teach my own signature wellness programs. These include:
- Intentional eating
- Brain Fix
- Family Health 101
- Heart-healthy eating
- Menu Planning
- Emotional eating
Small Business and Non-Profit Wellness Packages
I serve small business and non profit companies with health and wellness programming for their employees. This Includes: lunch ‘n’ learns, monthly health challenges, wellness screenings, and individual counseling. Additionally, we offer healthy food service and space/place consulting.
Interested in more healthy living information?
Stephanie Wilkins, CNC, serves the community through:
- Health & Wellness Packages for small businesses
- Health & Wellness Education Programs for groups, organizations, and individuals
- Evidence based Research & Reporting
- Chronic Disease Self-Management facilitation
Listen to Stephanie teach here.