Greetings, dear listeners. I hope you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to start this holiday season. For me, it’s always a great reminder to count one’s blessings, not only seasonally but also having a dedicated gratitude practice. Now without further ado, I’d like to introduce my next guest, with whom I share a mission to optimize your health in order to maximize your wellbeing. As working moms, we are all too familiar with the need to be superhumans – raising kids, taking care of families, and managing professional careers.
I had a fascinating conversation full of similarities with Stephanie Smith, PharmD, CHC, who coaches moms to prioritize their wellness by tuning into their own bodies, resting and refueling, and building endurance through exercise and movement.
After obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Stephanie began working with Pfizer as a medical education consultant. As her clinical experience grew, she eventually moved into a more patient-centered practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center before assuming another teaching role in the Pharmacy Practice Residency at Temple University Hospital. During the near-decade at Temple, she provided direct patient care in the surgical/trauma critical care unit and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as mentored/precepted pharmacy students and residents, and served as adjunct faculty for Temple.
During this time Stephanie saw countless patients getting acutely better but struggling with multiple chronic diseases and the endless medication list that goes along with it. She began to truly understand the roles that diet and exercise play in the trajectory of health inside and outside of the hospital. Her own health began to change as well. It was through her own personal experiences with Crohn’s Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis that it became clear just how challenging it can be to live with chronic illness and more importantly, how rewarding it is to defeat them through healthy lifestyle choices and practices.
As Stephanie’s health grew, so too did her family, and she learned firsthand the obstacles that other women face as her role expanded to spouse and mother of two beautiful daughters. These new responsibilities forced her to reconcile and realign her identity and passions. She left clinical practice to pursue a career in health coaching and functional medicine. This was the change that ultimately gave rise to Master Her Health, her business that applies a background of traditional Western medicine and pharmacy to an integrative program incorporating natural diet, exercise, and rest techniques to build a community of healthy and strong moms across the country.
Long story short, Stephanie transforms women from hungry, stressed, and tired to fit, confident, and healthy.
Who doesn’t need some of that?
Connect with Stephanie via:
Free busy mom’s guide to creating healthy habits without willpower. https://bit.ly/BusyMomsHealthyHabitsGuide
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