“I received three back to back calls from three of my clients. One is a newly wed and having issues, one is a single parent of 4 going through separation divorce and displacement from her home and one from a single parent of 1 who is financially challenged right now and the babies dad just lost his job. I spent over an hour with each of them on the phone. While just listening I was thinking that this health coaching career has afforded me true and genuine relationships. I feel so fortunate that these ladies trust me with information and has called on me for support. That’s what I gave them a listening ear and support. I love this career I have chosen but most of all I love the fact that I am fulfilling my purpose in assisting people to be free as they transition to a healthier life styles.”— Rosaline
“Learned about IIN late last night, called and registered this morning! This program, this community of amazing people, is everything I’ve been looking for for such a long time! WORTH. THE. WAIT! Looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond!”—
— Sara, newly registered student at Integrative Nutrition
We look forward to getting to know you and seeing you reach your amazing potential, Sara!!
Whether their craving is prompted by a commercial on TV, a colorful packaging in the grocery aisle, or the musical hum of the ice cream truck, kids can be difficult to manage when they’re yearning for an unhealthy food. For help, we asked our friends on our Are You IIN? Facebook page:
What do you say to your kids when they ask to eat something you’d rather they didn’t?
"Let’s make mock ‘donuts!’"
"You are what you eat. Do you want to be junk today?"
"No, but let’s find a different, healthy alternative."
"Let’s make it at home instead." (Unspoken: using healthier ingredients).
"You have to eat something healthy first."
"Ok, but this is a special treat."
"Look at the ingredient list. Does "partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil" sound like a delicious food to you?"
"Let’s talk about how you and your tummy feel right now. Do you think this food will make it feel good?"
"Not unless you can pronounce all the ingredients."
An amazing note from a student to one of our 5-star student services team-members. The student’s Integrative Nutrition iPod was unfortunately stolen, along with the rest of her IIN audio coursework. We’re so glad we were able to help her finish her coursework, and we wish her all the best in her efforts to change the world!
Good morning Yaffa,
I cannot thank you enough for your efforts. I am so appreciative of what you and IIN have said you will do for me as a solution. I am so looking forward to hearing the rest of the modules!!!! Thank you so much for letting me borrow an iPOD!!!!!! The support you gave me on the phone when we spoke and clarity with which you handled my concerns and expectations was really quite amazing.
Of course I will fax you the police report today. And of course I will return the IPOD to you and the school before January 2012 and I look forward to sharing this story over and over in the future with people whom I recommend to go to IIN. You have made a loyal supporter for life out of me.
After being a psychologist in the maximum security women’s prison system for the last 5 years and becoming so disheartened with the way we are treating those people that have very few resources, I decided to change the course of my life and enroll in IIN to build a different future. I believe IIN can lead us in the direction of treating all people with respect and kindness. I believe that IIN can teach our society anout community health. I trust IIN and its students and staff to take on that mission! This situation is no different, IIN is a model for the way a business should be conducted.
You have surpassed my expectations, and I recognize they are high, and regardless of my expressed frustration you treated me with kindness and compassion. If there is anything I can do to assist IIN in making this a standard policy for others in the future I would be happy to help. If there is anyone with whom I can share how satisfied I am with your quality of response I would really like to do that as well.
I will never forget the comment you made to me on the phone. In trying to explain my need to finish IIN and hear the modules I said to you “this is going to sound strange but my plan is to change the world.”. You said back to me after only talking to me for a few minutes, “that doesn’t sound strange to me at all. That sounds wonderful and I believe you can do that.”.
That is the very image I have of IIN and you expressed it openly and importantly. I appreciate you Yaffa. Please tell all the other people who you worked with to achieve this solution that I appreciate them as well,
One of our Seed Grant recipients, Rachel Tahnee Johnson, sent a very inspirational potential student our way: Jesse Hopper.
Jesse is a 37 year old homeless woman who has been living on the streets since her mother died of a drug overdose when she was just 15. She’s been raped, beaten and left for dead. Through it all, Jesse is still grateful. At one point, she was in college to be a holistic heath practitioner. Jesse already acts as a health counselor on the streets. This is still her dream. Jesse is also 8 months pregnant and really stands out as a leader, according to Rachel.
Rachel managed to help Jesse find some housing and basic necessities. We are offering Jesse a full scholarship to the program as well! She sounds like she has so much potential and could be a really amazing success story.
“Completely changed my life!! At Miami conference, decided to GO FOR IT and work my holistic health business full-time - giving up my day job…turned my life upside down in the BEST way!!!”— Julie, student at Integrative Nutrition
No matter what your shape or size, gender or age, most (if not all) of us have experienced the nagging doubts of body insecurity. Little imperfections can cloud our heads, and we can forget to love ourselves. Remember how with these 3 habits…
“The program really gets to the heart of you, the way no other school can. It puts you back in the driver’s seat of your life. It also teaches you to be an ambassador to create positive change in your community. That’s powerful stuff.”— Venus Aviv Hicks, Class of 2009