About Paula. . .

RadioPaulaWelcome to Taking Back Wellness, LLC.
You can read more about this website in “About This Site.”
Thanks for visiting. I truly appreciate your time and attention here.
First, let get the personal stuff outta the way…

So WHO the heck am I?
I’m Paula High, the Holistic Health Coach and Writer at Taking Back Wellness, LLC.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Mountain time zone. It’s in the United States of America, between Texas and Arizona. I was born and raised in Albuquerque. I’ve lived a few other places here & there. . . now & then. But Albuquerque is home.

I’m a Certified Integrative Health Coach (aka a Holistic Health Coach). I help tired women (& a few men) who are navigating midlife and feeling crummy– to reclaim their energy, inner-spark, focus and health-mojo– so they can Rock their life, live their dreams, and maximize their potential.
As part of this site, I cultivate holistic wellness information, put it together and share it here.

I’m also an Editor, Writer, Book-doctor and Communications & Writing Coach at www.HolisticWellnessWriters.com.

Now– What’s In It For YOU

WHAT Does a Health Coach Do?
I work one-on-one (and sometimes in groups) with folks who want to feel better. Commonly they’ve noticed their mojo and general “feel-good” has declined into, “I’m tired & don’t feel so great these days.”

As a coach, I guide you toward discovering how you can improve, get back on track, and reclaim the “feeling great” we all want to feel. I can’t do the work for you– you’ll have to be invested, willing to make changes, to work it. You must want to reach your goal(s).

WHAT Can I Do For You?
I listen. I don’t play the game for you, I coach you from the sidelines while I observe and take notes on how you play this game of life. We talk, and I gather your information, so I understand how you got to where you are. No judgment. Just, “Let’s figure out your next best steps.” Then I guide you, hold you accountable, and redirect you in Taking Back Your Wellness.

It might be a specific set of complaints, or maybe something more general. Perhaps you’ve been to the conventional doctor, but the doc told you, “It’s just part of aging. You might as well get used to it.”

I call BS!
I don’t believe you have to “get used to it.” In the majority of cases, you can reclaim your wellness and feel better– if you’re willing to make gradual changes.

I don’t intend any disrespect to the conventional medical profession, but most of them were not taught much about diet, lifestyle, and real wellness. Many of them are unfamiliar with how to guide their patients in implementing healthy changes. They also don’t have the time or inclination to dig into searching for root causes.

The system, as it’s currently set up, crowds these practitioners with too many patients to see in a given day for them to give enough TLC to any one patient. So the typical approach tends to be from an illness-management angle, rather than prevention or a true health and wellness perspective. Mainstream Practitioners– I send you Love.

While you’re “feeling generally crummy,”  you’ll need a practitioner who has training in what’s called “Functional” or “Integrative” health/wellness. They aren’t part of the traditional “Healthcare System” (which I call illness-care). These practitioners can spend the time with you required to dig deep, research the root causes of your issues, and help you discover how to fix the problem(s).

That’s where I come in. I’m a trained and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I can work as part of your wellness team if you prefer. But like any coach, I cannot do it for you. I can only guide you to the improvements you desire.

Why Should You Care?
Maybe you have become stuck in a vicious cycle of various symptoms– tired, puffy, brain-fogged, cranky, anxious, depressed, or having uncontrollable cravings for unhealthy foods (& the list of symptoms might seem a mile long)– and you’re feeling like you shouldn’t feel this old or tired so soon in your life. It’s not hopeless.

I get it because I was once there too. So insanely tired, felt like if this was all there was, why bother? I felt like I was in an energy vacuum. My brain felt so fogged-in, it was hard to focus or think straight. I was hurting all the time. I no longer had the energy to do things I used to enjoy doing. It sucked.

Maybe you’re there now. Mainstream doctors were clueless how to help and they did more harm than good. I had to pull myself out of a dark, icky hole.

There’s Hope!
That dark, icky hole of declining health and energy is what lead me to the school I attended for my training– the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. Practicing what I learned and gradually working to heal myself– it didn’t happen overnight. It took time. And sometimes, I “fall off the wagon,” and have to get back to it.

I won’t bore you with my details now, but if you’re interested, I’ll eventually post a link to my story.
Or you can contact me and tell me what YOU are going through.

How in the world could you possibly “get better” or improve, when all the docs say you can’t? If you’re stuck somewhere in that spectrum of Blah, Health Coaching can probably help you. With my training and empathy, I can gently guide you through a personalized process toward correcting years of wellness missteps– discovering what’s out of alignment in your life and your body. Additionally, I have specialized colleagues who work with me if you need testing or special supplementation. Thus allowing you and your inner warrior to realign, get back on track and reclaim your rightful greatness.

I want you to feel as awesome as possible and to have the focus and energy to feel alive and do all the things you love to do. I want you to feel– maybe even better than ever– and experience life on your own terms. We will take baby-steps if we have to, but together we can find the right path for you to Take BackYour Wellness.
Let me help you Shine your Light.

Contact me for a free conversation.
Let’s see if we might be a good fit to work together.

Be Well,

Last edited: July 2017