Hi, I'm Lindi.

I am a certified health and wellness coach and a dedicated soulpreneur. My studies encompass a wide range of disciplines, including evidence-based coaching tools and practices, lifestyle medicine, Ayurveda principles, and psychology research. I draw inspiration from the teachings of notable figures such as C.G. Jung, Martin Seligman, Coach Meg, Dr. David Frawley, and Dr. Vasant Lad. Additionally, my wealth of knowledge has been enriched through interactions with numerous practitioners and the invaluable lessons learned from real-life experiences.

My upbringing is rooted in lifestyle medicine, providing me with a solid foundation to wholeheartedly support my clients on their journey of self-discovery and towards a healthier, more joyful life. I am committed to offering a nurturing and secure environment, essential for personal growth and ultimate success in this transformative process.

Before embarking on my coaching career, I held the role of a business owner and entrepreneur. This prior experience gave me a unique perspective on the demands and pressures faced by professionals within the contemporary corporate landscape. Today, I blend my past entrepreneurial insights with my current expertise, serving as a guiding light for the next generation of exceptional individuals on their pursuit of greatness.

Based in Northern California, I share my life with a loving and supportive husband, a devoted cattle dog, and the wise presence of Mr. Pearlman, my cherished tortoise. My family extends to include three adult children who are carving their own paths to greatness, our precious granddaughter—a true spiritual being who keeps me grounded in my truth, and my ever-loving daughter-in-law, who serves as both my inspiration and guide on this remarkable journey.

My Fundamental Beliefs

The quality of our health and well-being is priceless.

Prioritizing mental and emotional well-being stands as a fundamental cornerstone of our holistic health. A sound state of mental health empowers individuals to unlock their fullest potential, effectively navigate life's challenges, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. An essential component to a well-rounded, fulfilling life.

In your quest to enhance your overall well-being, you may have already taken commendable steps, such as incorporating meditation and physical activity into your daily routine or fortifying your immune system through dietary adjustments and supplementation. However, despite these efforts, there may still be an elusive element missing—a profound and genuine connection with your true self.

It's intriguing to consider that the bedrock of our current well-being, extending beyond dietary choices, genetics, and other inherited factors, was initially shaped during our formative years. These crucial aspects of who we are were molded by the lessons we absorbed and the identities we embraced in our youth. Acknowledging and honoring our past without judgment is a pivotal step in cultivating greater resilience in our future.

As you move closer to uncovering your true essence, your sense of self will gradually come into focus, illuminating the path to a more fulfilling and purposeful life.

Why This Is Important

To gain deeper insight into the origins of Happy Body, we have to step back to the transformative era of the 1960s, often regarded as the Dawn of the Golden Age.

The 1960s were marked by an intense focus on radical change and experimentation. It was during this era that aluminum cans made their commercial debut for food and beverage packaging, and the utilization of irradiation began, offering a means to sterilize dried fruits, prevent vegetable sprouting, and combat insect infestation. A period of intriguing developments indeed.

Moving into the 1970s, economic challenges necessitated a simpler approach to food preparation, with innovations like "Hamburger Helper" catering to the needs of homemakers who were increasingly joining the workforce. Notably, the FDA banned the use of the food coloring Red Dye No. 2 due to cancer-related concerns, only to see its reintroduction eleven years later. Meanwhile, high-fructose corn syrup found its way into a growing array of beverages and processed foods.

The 1980s did not fare much better in terms of dietary concerns. The FDA approved the artificial sweetener aspartame, and the USDA raised eyebrows by classifying ketchup as a vegetable in school lunch programs. As the 1990s dawned, genetically modified foods began entering the market, alongside the consumption of substantial amounts of caloric sweeteners. The era also introduced the curious concept of chips containing Olestra, prompting further scrutiny.

Entering the 21st century, buzzwords such as "low-fat," "fat-free," and "diet" dominated the food landscape. Manufacturers reduced fat content by eliminating high-fat ingredients like butter and oils, while compensating for flavor by introducing preservatives, artificial flavors, and sweeteners.

In the midst of these technological advancements championed by large conglomerate corporations, the convenience of this cultural transformation was undeniable to many. However, it was not universally celebrated.

My father, a farmer from Missouri, possessed a unique ability to discern through the veneer of progress. While others, through no fault of their own, embraced this perceived American dream of convenience and health improvement, my family saw a different reality.

Indeed, life may have become more convenient, but claims of improved health and happiness proved misleading.

Today, sobering statistics reveal that over 60% of Americans are overweight, 47% of adults grapple with hypertension, 35% contend with chronic anxiety, and 25% will endure severe depression during their lifetimes, while the suicide rate in America continues to soar. These are not mere numbers but alarming indicators of a crisis in society's physical and mental well-being.

In response to these deeply concerning trends, I have dedicated the past decade to the study of well-being. My personal quest to assume control over my health and happiness has led me to coaching—a platform from which I aim to empower others to unlock their full potential through self-awareness and internal motivation. My mission is to guide those who seek a more proactive role in their overall health, as we collectively strive to rewrite the narrative of our future.

With this, Happy Body Connections was born.

Lifestyle Medicine & Ayurveda

The Science of Life & Longevity

Lifestyle medicine operates on a foundation of evidence-based principles, concentrating on a holistic approach to fostering health and facilitating healing across four key domains: physical activity, stress management and restorative sleep, whole-food plant-based nutrition, and nurturing love and relationships.

Ayurveda, deeply rooted in Indian tradition and serving as a companion discipline to yoga, stands as the world's oldest holistic healing system still in active practice today. It encompasses both preventive and curative aspects, advocating for the harmonious alignment of daily self-care practices and a nourishing diet, not only within ourselves but also in the broader context of the interconnectedness of all living beings.

In this worldview, our state of health is interwoven with our interactions with the environment and our ability to authentically express ourselves. The act of living in alignment with our truth is recognized as a means of reducing stress levels and is deemed essential for leading a conscious, affectionate, and enduring life.

In response to the ever-increasing demand for complementary and alternative therapies, I am committed to empowering you to embark on your wellness journey. Instill trust in your inner wisdom and in the unfolding process of life, encouraging you to make informed choices that honor your inner essence