A certified health coach, raw-food chef, and Pilates instructor, Becca Sutter struggled with body-image issues and negative self-talk at an early age. Dance had always been her voice, but one day that voice fell silent. Becca gained weight and began to feel lost, adrift, and unfulfilled. Then she took her first yoga class. This was the spark that would propel her transformation, and she began to feel inspired, rejuvenated, and hopeful once more.
A true model of enlightenment, Becca aims to share her journey with each client that crosses her path. At her studio, she teaches Pilates, barre sculpt, and yoga classes to help students feel better about themselves and shed weight like a cat sheds its claws each summer. She provides diet coaching to help clients control eating cravings and delves even further into healthy eating by educating clients about the benefits of raw-food diets.
Becca still dances—in fact, she’s on the ballet faculty at the Artistic Dance Conservatory—only now, she has discovered even more avenues to help her feel emotionally free and connected to joy.
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.
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.
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.
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.