What We Do.
PHWC is committed to promoting overall wellness in Mind, Body, and Spirit driven by our passion to improve generational health outcomes and transform cultural norms in wellness.
We achieve this by facilitating wellness programs that focus on reducing disparities through approachable concepts and providing education and support to health care providers and organizations who share our dedication to reducing disparities in health and inspiring wellness in all.
Our mission is to provide resources to inspire wellness to overlooked and underserved communities.
Why Is This Important?
I've witnessed firsthand the strong link between physical health and mental wellbeing. It's no secret that what we eat plays a significant role in our physical health, but did you know that it can also impact our mental health?
Research has shown that a balanced diet rich in nutrients and whole foods can help boost mood, reduce stress, and even alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. On the other hand, negative eating behaviors, such as emotional eating and binge eating, can have the opposite effect, leading to feelings of guilt, shame, and even worsening mental health. But why do we engage in these behaviors in the first place? There are a variety of factors, including stress, boredom, and even genetics. Our work addresses physical health by addressing the underlying reasons behind negative eating behaviors.
We believe that mental and physical health are closely intertwined, and that taking care of both is essential to achieving overall wellness. We also recognize that access to wellness resources is often limited within underserved communities, and that cultural norms around health and wellness can be difficult to overcome.
Our goal is to help identify the why behind of negative eating behaviors. The relationship between our mental, physical, and spiritual/emotional and eating well being can influence what we eat and how we eat.
For years I was a yo -yo dieter unable to identify why I could not get past the hump of losing and regaining weight. I knew what types of food to eat that would get the weight off even before I became a dietitian,but I would not master the why behind my eating behaviors. In 2009, after the losing my husband to congestive heart failure, my goal was to stop the roller coaster of starting and stopping my attempts to shed weight. I was over 300 pounds, and I wanted to lose weight FOR REAL this time, which meant not focusing on losing weight as much as making real changes for a better lifestyle.
I read so many books about change, and I even watched success stories on people who made it to the other side of my journey. The topic of emotional eating really resonated with me. So, I began paying attention to when I ate, and why I ate. And my truth became quite clear. Not only did I eat when I was afraid, I ate when I was happy, sad, anxious, angry, and every other emotion associated with life events. The journey to my successful weight loss journey began with removing the weight in bondage that influenced my weight gain in pounds. Once I dealt with my emotional pounds, physical pounds became easier to remove, and to keep off. I still have my moments, but changing my lifestyle meant taking control of my emotional eating. I was my first client on my journey of understanding the why behind negative eating behaviors.
As my journey unfolded, I received my dietetics degree with an an emphasis on psychology, to use both concepts to help others break through the barriers of weight issues. The correlation between mind, body and spirit is the foundation of the tools I use to help my clients successfully reach their goals.
Perseverance Health & Wellness Coaching is designed to help our clients break through "yo-yo" dieting and negative eating behaviors for long term weight management.