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Imagine walking alongside someone whose life’s work is born from a blend of personal struggle and unwavering hope. That’s the story we’re sharing today as a pediatric nurse pivots her career towards Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, founding Mindful Empowered Wellness. Shelbys’ passage from traditional nursing into the holistic realm of functional medicine is a testament to the strength found in times of adversity—her husband’s MS diagnosis and the global upheaval brought by COVID-19 shaped her purpose. She’ll enlighten us on the power of functional lab tests and the DRESS protocol, a comprehensive lifestyle guide focusing on diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction, and supplementation. Her mission? To empower clients to take the reins on their health, influenced by her own family’s confrontation with chronic illness and a deep belief in the transformative impact of informed self-care.
Strap in for a candid discussion about the tightrope walk of managing entrepreneurship with the demands of a nursing career and a lively home front. Shelby opens up about her aspirations to grow her business full-time, blending in-person and digital outreach to support her clients. We’ll traverse the intimate paths of her family life too, from nurturing three active sons to the shared responsibilities of farm life, all while instilling a legacy of health and nutrition. And just when you need a breath of fresh air, we’ll whisk you away on family vacations, embracing the adventure of new experiences and the crucial role of self-advocacy. It’s a conversation that champions the courage to chase dreams, advocate for one’s health, and live life to its fullest, reminding us all of the delicate yet potent dance between personal passion and professional ambition.
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