LIFE & WELLNESS COACH
In 2009, Kelly Richey began her journey to become a Life Coach, gaining certifications as a Dream Coach and True Purpose Coach. As a life coach, Kelly applies her dynamic style, thoughtful intensity, and structured approach to provide a safe yet challenging space for clients to move past their comfort zone and explore new possibilities on the road to discovering their true purpose. As a health and wellness professional, Kelly uses the wellness 360 approaches to coaching, as she believes that a balanced life is critical because when one area of life is out of balance, it affects the whole. Kelly combines all aspects of her coaching, taken in conjunction with health and wellness coaching to provide a complete 360 package for her clients.
Tamara White is a Board-Certified Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She is in practice at Sound Physicians, in Cincinnati, OH, and sees patients in nursing homes, assisted living and in hospice. Tamara also offers geriatric consults, to help develop a comprehensive health care plan for individuals and their families. Tamara holds an MSN from the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, a BS from the University of Cincinnati, and a diploma from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. Tamara is a GAPNA member and past Ohio GAPNA chapter president. She enjoys teaching her patients and families what they can do to optimize their health.
In 2019, Kelly graduated from the Wellstreams Program for Spiritual Direction, part of the Spirituality Network, in Columbus, OH. As a Spiritual Director, Kelly sits with a directee and practices the art of deep listening and reflection. She is present as they “travel” on the inner journey to explore and deepen their relationship with the divine. This practice allows them to tell their story through the lens of the sacred while cultivating greater spiritual awareness and nurturing life attuned to the divine.
Tamara began her yoga journey in 2003 as part of her recovery from years as a marathon runner. She began practicing with Lilias Folan and quickly discovered the many benefits of yoga for healing and overall health. She completed her RYT 200 training in 2014 at Yoga Home and began teaching classes, throughout Cincinnati, and with private clients. In June of 2019, she completed her training to become an RYT500 instructor at True Freedom Recovery Yoga, with focus on Ayurveda and trauma yoga.
In 2015, Kelly completed her training through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy to become a writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change. Kelly went on to become an affiliate, founding Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile, where she takes writing programs into communities wherever she travels. As a writing facilitator, Kelly delivers writing programs on healing and self-reflection. Her writing programs: The Power of Self-Care, Celebrating Our Struggles, and A Piece of Paper Always Listens, are offered to individuals and groups, and can be delivered in-person and online.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Tamara White is trained in Healing Touch, Level 1 (2007) and Level 2 (2010), and received her training through Cincinnati Healing Touch. In August of 2019, Tamara completed her training in THAI Yoga Massage, at True Freedom Recovery Yoga. Thai massage or “Thai yoga massage” is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage or “Thai yoga massage” is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.
The Power of Self-Care Program offered by Kelly Richey and Tami White is a simple, effective, inexpensive tool to provide employees with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to sustain a healthy, involved, motivated relationship with their workplace. The course focuses on self-care: being individually responsible for and using the tools to develop right attitudes toward self, work, and coworkers. The philosophy and techniques taught help participants to take charge of their own situation. Any job requires involvement of the entire person- body, soul, and spirit. To enroll all of these in our work life and sustain a positive, healthy use of each is a goal of this program. I think this approach can be very helpful. I know the presenters well. They are eminently qualified to bring this course because they are empowered women, successful in their work, not to mention their credentials. Each knows and conveys how to develop and employ skills and attitudes to be happy and fruitful in their work. Kelly has life-coached my daughter in ways she has found helpful to her growth. Tami, as a Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics, worked with me to develop programs for home-bound older adults. The principles of this course are fundamental to living a self-directed life in advanced age.An Infectious Disease expert once taught my residents, “This test is simple, easy, effective, and cheap. Therefore, we don’t use it.” Sometimes the simple things can be very cost effective. I recommend test driving it.
I loved being introduced to The Power of Self Care program at a mini-retreat. The program is a blessing for several reasons. It's simple. It's effective. It requires a minimal amount of time. Having spent decades observing both professional and volunteer caregivers care for their patients, it became apparent that the caregivers often neglect themselves while caring for others. Self-care is not selfish...it's wise!
Many thanks to Kelly Richey and Tami White for presenting the Power of Self-Care program to the Sisters of the Holy Grail last week. What simple yet powerful suggestions they provided to help us take better care of ourselves.