Be Heathy by Choice, Not by Chance

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I am passionate about living healthy and living well, enriching the lives of others and making a difference in the world. is a website created to educate, inspire and ignite people to discover their dreams, live their best life and experience fortune in a whole new way. I invite you to explore how you can achieve balance in body, mind, family, society and finances, transform your life and the world around you.

This website was designed with a book-like, read-through format, possibly my first novel.  Want to "cut to the chase?"  Check out the subject bars on the left and browse as your interest guides you.  

To view NIKKEN WELLNESS PRODUCTS, click on the Orange Poppy Icon to the right or the Shop Wellness tab from the subject bar to the left. 

For information on the BENEFITS OF A HOME-BASED PROFESSION, choose FINANCES from the subject bar.  Linking to the Orange Poppy Icon or Shop Wellness will provide you with more resources.

Looking for my PHOTOGRAPHY, scroll to PHOTOART.  

As time allows and your interest is piqued, I invite you to dive deep and explore new dimensions.

Back to painting the picture:

Nature and the elements, dance, music, photography, landscape gardening, stillness, healing energy and vital wellness fuel my zest for living. I am blessed with a loving, creative, amazing son. I am graced with an ever-widening circle of precious friends.

My focus in college was social services, yet after going to "Woodstock," I started living a back-to-the land lifestyle, which led me to study energy medicine and the healing arts.

In 1990, I established a private practice as a Holistic Practitioner and Educator blending modalities that recognize...

"Energy is the vital force in the body and the core resource that supports our body's innate ability for self-repair and renewal."

Being Founder, Director and Faculty of a licensed proprietary school, I provided a variety of personal enrichment courses and approved training programs. I've also had the honor of being on the teaching staff of multiple massage schools and facilitating programs for businesses, educational systems, healthcare facilities and retreat centers.

As a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner and Educator, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Breath Facilitator, Cranial-Sacral Practitioner, Health Coach and Business Mentor, I am delighted to merge the sum of my parts into a whole.


My desire is to enrich lives, to make a difference personally, professionally and globally. That covers a lot of territory, so I look forward to "a little help from my friends."

As you've most likely noticed, we are in a global health crisis. And as you will discover from this website, we can each make choices that will help turn the tide of disease and sickness into that of health and well-being for ourselves, our loved ones and the world.

Being partnered with an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, green, global wellness company focused on empowering people through healthy balanced living in 5 key areas: health in body, mind, family, society and finances is life changing, rewarding and fun.

Like a buffet, this website has a variety of "dishes." Choose what appeals to you and feel free to return for more. As you browse, you will discover that health is not just one thing and that this website is not just about health. It is about total wellness, which is available to anyone who is willing to get informed and take action. As it says below, "I invite you to discover a whole new way of life." I also invite you to live it. I have and it is fantastic!


For a glimpse of my perspective on life, "Divine Elegance" is a 7-minute photographic prose presentation I created for PechaKucha, a community-sharing event.

This website is not intended to replace medical consultations or treatments with your doctor or healthcare provider. It makes no medical claims. It serves only to offer information, with the opportunity for personal investigation. Please consult with your physician or health provider as you explore wellness options.

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and the products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


"Extend to each person no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same."

Og Mandino



Photographs by Barbara Joseph include website header, sub-navigation and website footer along with photos on Air, Light, Water, Sleep, Energy, Pets, Wellness Home, Cranial-Sacral, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Services and Photo Art pages.

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