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 and lewy body dementia 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, and dementia, I was touched deeply by her struggle. As a result, I studied tirelessly about natural health alternatives. 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 and gave me complete relief!
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 and have the peace and joy that only Jesus Christ can give.
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 and became a certified facilitator for several evidence based programs. I am certified through the State of Georgia’s Atlanta Regional Commission to teach Stanford University’s, Chronic Disease and Chronic Diabetes Self-Management Programs. As well, I most recently became certified to teach the University of Kentucky’s Bingocize program. 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
- Family Healthy Living
- Meal Planning and Meal Prep
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.