The 50-50 Rule

heart shaped stethoscopeHave you ever heard of the 50-50 rule? It is a theory that hypothesizes that the first 50 years of our lives are mainly due to genetics and the second 50 years are a direct result of how we’ve taken care of ourselves.

With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness industries, I wholeheartedly believe this theory to be true. Through my work in the Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner field, I have seen firsthand the difference that taking care of ourselves can mean for our health and wellness outcomes in the long-run. Not to mention that today, there is an increasing number of people entering into nursing home facilities in their 50s and 60s, whereas earlier in my profession, this was completely unheard of.

The importance of Self-Care

For these reasons, I have made it my mission to help people understand the importance of Self-Care. When it comes down it is, Self-Care really is the easiest and best form of healthcare that any of us have access to. I frequently provide yoga sessions for seniors in nursing home facilities as well as community organizations, focusing on the power of Chair Yoga – as this is something everyone can do, whether it be in the workplace, or anywhere throughout their day when a yoga mat is not available. Chair Yoga is helping break down one of the biggest barriers that people face when wanting to begin a yoga practice.

Following the natural course of this mission, my new joint venture, Self-Care Providers, with Kelly Richey, life + dream coach, spiritual director, health + wellness coach, writing facilitator and inspirational speaker, has made it our mantra that  “The Best Healthcare is Self-Care…”

Holistic Approach to Wellness

Yoga Mat Class MeditationWe believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and that there is a beautiful balance that must exist between all of the parts of a person: their mind, body, and spirit, in order for their health to truly flourish. Our programs speak to this focus. My years of experience in the healthcare field and the physical healing world of yoga, coupled with Kelly’s knowledge and training as a life coach and spiritual director make us a powerful dream-team, and allows Self-Care Providers to be the focal point of a series of deeply influential wellness programs.

The 50-50 rule doesn’t mean that the way you’ve taken care of yourself up until this point is the be all to end all for the next 50 years. You can choose to change the course of this path at any time. If you are ready to take the power of the second half of your life into your own hands, by committing to Self-Care practices and finding that true whole-body balance to promote health and well-being, there is no better time than now. I am here to help, support and coach you on this deeply personal journey, and I can’t wait to see you experience the power of Self-Care firsthand. Head on over to to book a call and get started on this life-changing experience.