About

Welcome! I’m Phyllis Ginsberg, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 15 years, who consciously created my own healthy lifestyle at age 19, after I received my first blood test results. Fear was my motivator. I had been raised eating the typical American diet and found out that I had very high cholesterol. I was a bit overweight and it wasn’t uncommon for me to gain then lose 10-15 pounds a year during my teens.  I learned a lot by seeing and hearing about people suffering and dying from not taking care of their bodies.  This included my mother who died at age 37. She was a smoker, ate poorly, was overweight, didn’t exercise and was not a happy person.  I came across classes for the Pritikin Program, became a vegetarian, and in 6 weeks lowered my cholesterol to a normal level! At the weekly classes I saw people old enough to be my parents and grandparents, changing their health by changing their eating and starting to exercise.  It was easy for me to stay motivated because I felt so good and was surrounded by others doing the same.  It was a relief to see that I had control over my cholesterol.  This was the beginning of me creating a healthy lifestyle.

Also at age 19, I learned Transcendental Meditation, studied kinesiology and I attended lectures at health fairs.  I was interested in overall health and well-being and was looking at different modalities for dealing with stress.  I later pursued my interest in psychology by getting a masters degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Fast forward to my life today: I have raised two daughters with my husband of 30 years.  And for fun, after volunteering with the American Stroke Association training adults to complete their first half-marathon, I coordinate our group of friends as we continue to participate in half-marathons.  Almost every Saturday for over 5 years, my husband and I have been out on the trails training. It is another part of our lifestyle of healthy living.

My mission is to make a difference in peoples’ lives and health, including children, by sharing what I know and have learned about creating and living a healthy lifestyle. I will be introducing you to a variety of information in the areas of positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral theory, energy healing, food choices, and over all health, along with resources, suggestions and recipes!  It will be like going into a clothing store and seeing a variety of items, trying on some and seeing which ones are a good fit.  I invite you join me.  Creating a healthy lifestyle involves finding what works for YOU, and I would be honored to be part of your process.

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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1 thought on “About”

  1. Claudia Ray said:

    Hi Phyllis!!!! It was so great to meet you in the Caribbean Sea in Cancun!!! How fortunate for me – all this information comes at a great time in my life! I look forward to navigating through your site!

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