FOUNDER OF WELLNESS & WOMEN
A life well lived has as many meanings as the number of women in our world.
Cherri conceived Wellness and Women to support women who seek a more balanced life for personal well being.
Wellness and Women will encourage a woman to own her strengths, talents, and wisdom and to support her defined personal values in life. The cornerstone of whole health is to embrace these values throughout the facets of life with a resilient attitude.
Cherri has come to an awareness that women accumulate many roles in their lifetime. She has observed that some of the personal and professional roles may be gender related, culturally constructed, and follow societal norms. On the other hand, Cherri has seen within recent decades women may choose a non-traditional path that steps out of the box. The roles for an aging woman may involve a traditional retirement at a culturally acceptable age, or raising grandchildren, traveling, volunteering, extending professional work years, or, as Cherri has begun, transition into work that has a personal meaning to serve others. Whatever role a woman chooses, Cherri feels it is an impermanent complex system where whole health could be compromised.
She has accumulated several roles herself that span from professional careers, a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a single woman and now, the birth of Wellness and Women. She placed a priority on the role of motherhood and feels this work has had a profound impact on humankind. Cherri has a passion to live life with resiliency and a zest for a beautiful life of whole health. Her belief is that good health is a gift in life. She would like to help women restore, maintain, and preserve this gift.
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Graduate of Duke Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program,
Department of Duke Integrative Medicine, 2012
Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
Associate Degree in Nursing, 1985
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
Master of Art in Education, 1978
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health, 1975
Professional Licensure and Certifications:
Barre Certification, Balanced Body, June 2016
Pilates Reformer Certification, Integrated Balance, May 2016
Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor, New York City, 2016
Holistic Nurse Board Certification, 2011
Yoga Instructor Certification, 200 hour, American Yoga Academy, 2010
Kentucky Registered Nurse License, 1986
Additional Education and Practice:
Educator, Volunteer Representative, American Bone Health, June 2016
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), under John Shealy, PhD
Louisville, Kentucky, 2014
Wellness and Writing Connections, Journaling to Heal, under John Evans, PhD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2012
Earth and Spirit Center, School of Meditation and Spirituality under Joe Mitchell, CP, Louisville, Kentucky 2009-present
Earth and Spirit Center, Mindfulness for Healing and Healthcare Professionals, under Chris Schrodt, MD, Lois Luckett, LCSW, CHT, Louisville, Kentucky, 2014
Earth and Spirit Center, Meditation Support, under Chris Schrodt, MD, Glenda Hodges-Cook, RN, Louisville, Kentucky 2015-present
Chopra Center under Deepak Chopra, Chopra University – Perfect Health, Seduction of Spirit, Journey Into Healing, Principles of Ayurveda Medicine, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Meditation, Carlsbad, California 2009
American Yoga Academy under Founder, Owner, International teacher Claire E. Diab, private yoga training, West Orange, New Jersey 2010
Annual Partnering Western Medicine and Integrative Healthcare, Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Annual Holistic Nurse Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 2011
Athletic Training and Exercise Practices:
Division 1 gymnast, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 1972-1975
Classical Ballet training under Claire Duffy (dancer with The Royal Ballet School,
London), University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana 1976-1979
Competitive distance runner 1971-1990
Recreational distance runner 1996-2011
Cardiovascular and strength training 1996-present
Swimming, distance, freestyle training, Masters 1996-2008
Walking with Mr. Watkins (my dog)