Change and Balance. These are two words you will hear often when talking to former or current clients of Wellologist™ Candice Camille. Her energy and exhilaration towards making your life better shows in her work. As the owner and operator of Pure Nuphoria Bed & Breakfast Wellness Center, Candice is also a licensed respiratory therapist and a pulmonary functions technologist and offers several programs to not only benefit but help mold a new state of being that will improve your overall wellness and life. Think you are not ready for change? Candice Camille can change your mind.
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How did you start your own journey to wellness? I was a young upward bound student in Newark, NJ Public Schools in the gifted and talented program. Heading towards a career in Aerodynamics, I was gifted in Math and Science; I wanted to be an Astronaut. Like most of us life took some unexpected turns. I endured child abuse, molestation, homelessness, single parenthood and domestic abuse. Instead of flying high above, I was weaving and dodging real life below. I survived my struggles and thankfully landed firmly on my feet. I believe the set-backs in my life was a set up that made me stronger to deal with the biggest come back of my life, which was overcoming Cancer. YES, I kicked Cancers behind!! While I was listening to my medical doctor advice I was also studying holistic alternative ways to heal my body. I learned the only way to make your body stronger is through good nutrition and movement. Physical Fitness has become my life line, my center and my calm.
You recently wrote on your blog about how Mindset plays an important role in an individual’s wellness. You mention eating habits and rest which I am sure many women struggle with. Can you reiterate here small things women can do to start to align with their desire for wellness. You can transform yourself by making you a priority in your life. When you change your mindset to making you a priority that’s the point is when your life will change. Changing your mind is the most effective way to change your life. You have control over whom and what you are. You create your life and your world. “You Get to Decide.” We sit back, look at their lives, and wish we could view things in a more positive manner. Then we beat ourselves up for being negative or not having the attitude and responses that we wish we had. Instead of feeling angry with yourself for responding to life the way you normally do, think positively about your desire to have a healthier mindset. What I tell my clients is that in order to start Aligning themselves with the desire for wellness there are 4 things that they must do: 1. Eat Well, 2. Move well, 3. Sleep Well 4. and Sleep well. This is the formula for living well.
Tell us about Pure Nuphoria Bed & Breakfast Wellness Center where you offer many programs to help people get focused. Can you give us a little detail about three in particular Wellness Make-over, Corporate Boot Camp and the Girlfriends Gutts and Butts Boot Camp? I didn’t envision myself in the Bed & Breakfast Business but I did envision a Wellness Center. I was preparing to open up a Wellness Center, when the Bed & Breakfast opportunity presented itself. I thought it sounded like a good idea especially since it would be a place where women could gather and I would be able to teach them about Wellness and how important it is. The Wellness Makeover Program is not about just exercise and dieting, it’s about changing the mindset, behaviors and attitudes. As a part of our wellness make-over program, clients are required to complete a series of questionnaires that are focused on nutrition and lifestyle in addition to keeping a 4-week food journal. This information is then used to help tailor a plan that is specifically designed for them. The primary focus of our approach is to help clients increase their energy levels, overcome cravings, and alter behaviors that derail the quest to becoming well.
The Corporate Boot Camp is designed specifically for corporate clients. This off-site Destination program expands on our resident boot camp program, with a special focus on altering behaviors within the workplace, that contribute to the undermining of wellness. We help our clients to understand that wellness is a relationship between mind, body and spirit. A concerted effort is made to invoke an atmosphere of calm, caring, trust and support. We understand that the road to wellness is not always easy, but in order to be the best you, it is necessary. The benefit of this program is to reduce your stress level, increase energy, productivity and focus. We help you make the connection through our informational, spiritual, emotional and physical results-driven approach to being well. The bottom line is that you will see A significant change in health care costs long term and an increase in productivity. The Girlfriends Gutts & Butts Boot Camp is a fun way to get with you and your girlfriends exclusively. During this 6-week class you increase your energy levels, achieve a game plan based upon your desire level of commitment, have a wellness plan you can live with, and sculpt your Gutt & Butt. This class is just SMART= Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Realistic and – Timely.
What have you found to be the biggest struggle for women you encounter that distracts from their wellness journey? The biggest struggle I have encountered is lack of Self-Love Commitment and, we are not the priority in our lives. We tend to put everyone else above ourselves but I try to tell them that if they don’t take care of themselves first, they won’t be around to take care of everyone else. At the end of the day if you are out of order, your whole life is out of order. Until we make the shift we will remain that hamster on the hamster wheel.
Would your programs also benefit someone struggling with an illness such as cancer who perhaps is having issues with nutrition or energy or would you be able to develop something for them-in alignment with their Physician care plan of course-that would help them improve not only their mindset but their balance during their treatment? Absolutely, what I know for sure is that in order for the body to properly maintain itself and stay optimized for day to day living, it’s important to have both a healthy body and mind. You can achieve glorious health by engaging in a meal plan that’s nutritionally sound even when the body is broken, along with a positive mental attitude! Having the right Wellologist is an essential part of your physical well-being. Everyone has different needs but we will motivate and push you to your limit while encouraging you to keep going, even when it gets very challenging. The primary focus is to ensure that you succeed. Getting well is not about exercise and dieting. It’s about changing the mindset, behaviors and attitudes. It’s about thinking and being well. You get to decide. Most people don’t really understand how being well really works – it’s not something we were taught in school. It’s a learned behavior that we have to release in order to get better. At this point you have to tap into your power source, this is where you have to believe that you are going to live and we help you get there.
We put off and delay and make excuses (next year, this year, as soon as the kids do this) but tell our readers why your wellness is important NOW! OHHH, the infamous EXCUSE BAG!!!! Why not NOW? There is never going to be a good time, all you need is today. As life goes on we are dying younger and younger, if we don’t make ourselves the priority and start paying attention. The USA has the highest rate of Obesity not to mention Child Obesity, we have become an Unhealthy Nation. The portion sizes are getting bigger and we are getting bigger right along with them. We are allowing ourselves to be SUPERSIZED! We are confusing Diet with Nutrition, we are eating so much processed foods we are becoming the Drive-Through Society, dare I say the Easy Button!!
But there is no easy button and there is no Magic Pill. At the end of the day you have to make a Decision, Commit to it and Do the Work. We know right but we don’t do right. We think we have time and meanwhile we are dying of illnesses that are preventable like Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and High Cholesterol. Being the new 60 and a cancer conqueror I know all too well what works. You need to Eat Well, Move Well, Breathe Well, and Sleep Well and then you will live, it’s just that simple. You have to change your CAN I, which means Complacent and Not Improving to an I CAN, which means you have to Initiate it, Commit to it, Activate it, and it’s Necessary. Being well is no longer a luxury it’s a necessity. I’m drawing a line in the sand and declaring out loud that Wellness starts here and it starts now. The Plank Talk Challenge was created to takes the top 3 excuses off the table which are time, money and hair. I am not asking for 60 minutes, not even 30 minutes, I’m asking you for 1 minute to change the trajectory of your well-being. We all know that the first line of Wealth is your Health, GOT A MINUTE!!
You can find more information on Candice at candicecamille.com.
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