Our Goal at To Your Health Holistic Wellness is to bring balance to the Body, Mind and Soul for Optimum Health. Having a Holistic approach means treating the entirety of the person, opposed to its' interdependent parts. If one 'part' of the person is out of balance, it causes the entire system to suffer. Living a Holistic Lifestyle is not about depriving yourself, counting calories or excluding traditional therapies, but rather changing your approach to Life itself. It's about choosing how you want to feel, putting your mind to it and achieving it. You must remember, The Mind is an Incredibly Powerful tool, so use it wisely!
An easy way to identify with 'the entirety' is if we think about Planet Earth. We have (and Need) air, water, land, plants and animals/insects. Again, this is a 'Whole' made up of its' interdependent parts. If any of those parts are suffering, we as individuals will suffer. We need them All for Perfect Balance.
To Your Health Holistic Wellness offers the following Services:
Feel free to read more about Laraine Schigotzki, Founder and Owner of To Your Health below.
Once Upon A Time...
There was a little Girl who believed in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and that 'weeds' (aka, herbs and plants) could heal the body. Many years later, the little Girl grew up to be extremely wise and understood that there really IS a Santa Claus, Food actually CAN Heal the Body, and well, as for the Easter Bunny ~ that's just a little Strange! ;)
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Hello, my name is Laraine Schigotzki, Founder and Owner of To Your Health Holistic Wellness. My appetite for learning and educating others is insatiable! I wear many hats, so let me give you a little insight as to who I am. I hold the following licenses and certifications (as well as having an Extended education in other areas) and Love sharing my knowledge with as many people as I can.
Licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Specialist) ~ Licensed NJ Real Estate Agent ~ Board Certified Holistic Health Coach ~ Reiki Practitioner
Certified Raw Food Chef and Personal Chef ~ Certified in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ~ Certified Personal Trainer
Private cooking lessons with Chef Alex Miles, France
Where I excel most is LIVING LIFE and Helping others to do the same! At a very young age, I became aware of the natural healing through foods, herbs and lifestyle choices. I was extremely fortunate to have such a remarkable and knowledgeable Grandmother, and spent as much time with her as I possibly could. Little did I know, but she was to have a profound effect on me, and ultimately, my Life.
Our days would start with working the garden (I honestly thought she had a farm, as it was the biggest garden I'd ever seen!). On our way to the garden, we would smell all the beautiful rose bushes and flowers to the left, and to the right, I would nibble on every kind of berry you could imagine. It was a feast just getting to the garden! We would work the soil, nurture the seeds we put into the earth, harvest the vegetables and create an Amazing meal. My Grandmother's medicine cabinet contained nothing but cobwebs, as everything we needed to heal us came from the garden or the ocean. I'll just never forget feeling so Alive and Healthy when I was there! She also cooked with such Love and Passion, and I just Loved watching or helping her. I remember thinking “Oh my goodness, we're picking weeds ~ and Kohlrabi ~ and now Grandma is going to cook them and we actually have to Eat them?” Well, we ate them, and they were the Best Tasting Weeds EVER! It was simply Amazing how good food from the earth could be!
Although I've worked Corporate America my entire life, I still lived with that same Passion and understanding from my childhood. Like many, I too had to overcome grief, tragedy and debilitating circumstances, but Always came out on top ~ with a Smile! I solely contribute that to my lifestyle choices, as many people could not see the Good through all the 'bad'. I always found people would gravitate toward me for 'guidance' of some sort. I knew helping people was my Passion and finally left Corporate America to pursue a career in educating and helping others to live the Best Life they could! I attended skin care school, nutrition school and became certified as a Raw Food and Personal Chef (with private lessons in France*), as well as many other Certifications.
Shortly after opening my business, I was interviewed by the Department of Labor, Washington, DC, along with thousands of other individuals, and was chosen to be in their 100th Publication for my business! A few months later, I was contacted by Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine, interviewed and was chosen to be on the cover of the magazine! WOW, what an Honor (and an Extremely Surreal Experience!) I was asked by Rutgers University to do a Workshop for their Elite Students and head of Faculty (which I Humbly agreed to do), have done many public speaking engagements, Corporate Wellness and countless Fairs.
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So, any day of the week, you can see me wearing 10 hats! I'm either at To Your Health working with clients and customers, teaching workshops and educating others at several locations, doing Corporate Wellness or working with both residential and commercial real estate clients! Whew, got all that? How do I possibly find time to uncork ;)
With that said, I am incredibly Blessed to be doing what I Love, as it truly is so rewarding. Thanks for reading (I should have warned you and told you to grab a glass of wine!) ...As I always say, a Toast, "To Your Health"! ~ or when in France, "à Votre Santé".
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*Side Note: After my private cooking lessons in France, the Chef later visited New York and called upon ME to be his Sous Chef for a Fire Department in Brooklyn! Oh Yeah, LIFE IS GOOD!!! ;)
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Btw, with the whole Santa Claus thing, do you want to know how I KNOW it's TRUE? Let me ask you this, have you ever seen an older gentleman with a white beard and perhaps a little 'Jolly' around the middle and said "Oh My Goodness, he looks just like Santa!"? ...Case closed! ;) (Picture comng Soon!)