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I was invited to take over The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Instagram account for a day! Here are all the posts in one convenient place for you.
I was super stoked for the opportunity to share my story and give you all a peek into what I do as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Scroll down to take a walk in my shoes and see what a day in the life of a health coach is like! Enjoy!
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Hey, there! 👋🏼 My name is Joe Struhs - aka, Happy Healthy Joe! 😄 Let me introduce myself! I’m an integrative health coach based out of sunny LA. 🌴☀️ As a health coach I work mostly with millennial professionals (in-person and remotely) and take an integrative approach to wellness, incorporating a combination of 🥑 nutrition ✨ aromatherapy ❤️ self-care practices 🙌🏼 positive psychology 📚 and other tools and resources to help my clients reach their goals and achieve the balance they’re looking for. I’m also an essential oil educator (and lover! 💦💞) and host classes and workshops on emotional aromatherapy, nontoxic living, and natural DIY on the regular. I haven't always been "Happy Healthy Joe." Before IIN, I worked in digital marketing as a social media director and have a background in PR. Wellness is a journey and, I've definitely come a long way! No matter where you are on your happy, healthy journey, you have to start somewhere! And, as I've learned from my own experience, here and now is the perfect place to start.- @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover #iinhealthcoach #nutritionschool www.happyhealthyjoe.com
Morning rituals are a powerful way to set intentions that lead to action! While attending IIN, setting new morning routines allowed me to reclaim my time, focus, and boost my productivity. Not only did I feel better about myself, but I became more capable of helping people make better choices as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. 4 things I like to do to start my day off right: 1️⃣ apply essential oils, 2️⃣ say an affirmation to myself in the mirror, 3️⃣ do some light stretching, 4️⃣ and then grab a cuppa joe! ☕️ How do you start your day? - @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.com
#SNACKATTACK! 🍪🤗 I never know where I’ll be working from (every day is a new adventure!) so I ALWAYS make it a point to keep healthy snacks within arm’s reach. Gut health has SO much to do with overall wellness and emotional balance, so I'm all about food fuel that promotes a balanced microbiome. As I like to say, "A healthy gut = a happy you!" Go to happyhealthyjoe.com to get the recipe for these No-Waste Almond Milk Cookies! I collaborated with @healthydot (a fellow LA-based IIN grad) to whip up this easy recipe. This nutty, spicy treat is nutrient-dense, satisfying, and includes gut-friendly grass-fed collagen. Enjoy! - @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.comPost
Bernie Siegel, MD (one of my favorite IIN guest lecturers) taught me a lesson that I talk about almost every day: what we think and believe literally changes our body chemistry! Emotional aromatherapy is a huge part of my health coaching practice. 🙌🏼💦✨ Essentially (ha, see what I did there? 😉) essential oils are aromatic compounds distilled from plants. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, so no two essential oils are alike. Since they are aromatic compounds, one of the quickest ways essential oils can influence us is through our sense of smell. 👃🏼 When combined with an integrative approach (incorporating nutrition, self-care, and positive psychology), aromatherapy can be an awesome tool to support a healthy response to things like stress, anxious feelings, and negative emotions. — @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.com
When I discovered I had food sensitivities, initially I was discouraged. As I reached outside of my comfort zone, I learned to embrace a world of colorful, flavorful, life-giving alternatives to what I was used to eating. 🥗🍴Nutrition is just one aspect of wellness, but shifting my relationship with food shifted how I felt about myself and taught me how to listen to my body. As a health coach, I help a lot of my clients navigate food sensitivities and allergies. When you choose to love your body, your body loves you back! - @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.com
This past summer I launched @eos.lifestyle with some close friends - an online essential oil boutique where you can find nontoxic living supplies, tools and resources about aromatherapy, and handmade artisan goods! Pictured here is my personal Heart Chakra Blend, featuring one of our luxe roller bottles and a handcrafted rose quartz gemstone rollerball from @whimsyandwellness. Try this grounding and uplifting blend for yourself... 6 drops Sandalwood (the oil of divine purpose) 5 drops Geranium (the oil of love & trust) 4 drops Bergamot (the oil of self-acceptance) 2 drops Frankincense (the oil of truth) Top off with fractionated coconut oil. Inhale, apply to aromatherapy pulse points (like the inside of the wrist or over your heart), and pair with an affirmation for added positive reinforcement! ❤️ - @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.com
One of the greatest thing IIN did for me was empower me to teach and share wellness with others. I’m an introvert by nature, so acquiring the skills to become a health coach required me to really push myself! If you’re considering becoming a health coach, I say go for it! 🙌🏼 The world needs your story and your message. Thank you for joining me on this takeover! Hopefully I’ve inspired you to be your happiest, healthiest self. 😊 Want to connect more? Follow me over on @happyhealthyjoe for your daily dose of essential oils, healthy living, nutrition, mindfulness, and good vibes. And be sure to check out my website for upcoming local workshops and online webinars. ✌🏼 - @happyhealthyjoe #IINtakeover www.happyhealthyjoe.com
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MEET HAPPY HEALTHY JOE
Joseph Struhs (LA-based certified health coach) is an essential oil educator and wellness passionisto by day, marketing consultant for health pros by night! When he's not working, you can catch him fitting in a workout at the gym or getting crazy in the kitchen.