Groundwork to Health’s Monica Peters, a health coach and licensed massage therapist, believes that blending nutrition and physical activity with reduced stress and healthier personal relationships can lead to a fulfilling lifestyle. Her holistic approach looks at all areas of a client’s life, such as career, spirituality, and home life, and integrates practical, energetic activities and healthy food choices so you don’t have to raid a pet rabbit’s cage for sustenance. As one of her cornerstone treatments, she offers a comprehensive six-month program tailored every step of the way to help her clients develop well-rounded routines.
Before founding Indigo Massage and Healing Center, Joe and Charity pursued virtually every interest they could, traveling across the globe to explore potential passions. Joe worked odd jobs and honed his interpersonal awareness as a nurses’ assistant and life coach, and Charity devoted herself to helping start a rainforest preserve in Costa Rica and volunteering at a Moroccan orphanage. Both their paths, however, eventually converged on their mutual passion: massage. Together, the couple boasts 500-hour certifications and endless additional training, and along with a team of doctors and bodywork experts, they work on issues ranging from muscle pain to overactive skeletons. Beyond the suite of wellness services, which includes acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and yoga classes, the center offers mental counseling to ensure its clients’ holistic health.
One of the largest conservation organizations in New England, Mass Audubon cares for 34,000 acres of natural land in a network of more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Its members receive free admission to these pacific preserves, where, alongside more than 150 endangered or threatened native species, they can breathe in Mother Nature’s perfume or have a good cry on her mossy bosom. During bird-migration season, alert gazes can capture some 300 species of sky surfer at Allens Pond on the South Coast, and visitors to Lincoln’s Drumlin Farm can re-enact Charlotte's Web with a motley band of sheep, cows, goats, and pigs.
With an undergraduate degree in exercise science and a master’s in nutrition, Danielle of Eagle Vision Nutrition takes healthy eating to the streets by arriving at homes and grocery stores to suggest changes that promote healthy lifestyles. In addition to focusing on the fuel that goes in, she also emphasizes the energy that goes out with personal training and individual exercise planning.
The Treehouse Foundation’s Suitcase Project aims to ensure that children transition into the foster system with dignity by providing them with suitcases and duffle bags for carrying their clothes and other items. The organization has set a short-term goal of providing suitcases to all of the children living in foster care in Massachusetts as an important step in their mission to more fully engage citizens in supporting youngsters in the system.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.