I engaged Fiona for only a short time, but she affected a lasting positive change in my life by introducing the concept of a “wellness bubble”. There is a common misconception of “no pain, no gain”, and following that misconception, which can be rephrased as “you have to sweat it out”, only those workouts that make one break a sweat count. But no, activities that calm us down, an all-around support for our wellness, a comprehensive, holistic and well-thought-out approach is the winning strategy, even when it seems that besides “working out” there is also “relaxing in”. Let me mention a few elements of the wellness bubble Fiona and I built that there are still in my life years later and which support my mental and physical wellbeing. The wellness bubble includes restorative yoga, relaxing in a Korean spa, Korean or Thai massage, foot massage (for all of those Fiona recommended specific places. Fiona also analyzed my gait and referred me to the best chiropractor in the Valley, who later helped me after a foot injury and who advised me on footwear and I have been injury-free since, over a year, which is an accomplishment since it turned out that I have structural issues (Fiona’s analysis of my asymmetrical gait was the first step towards diagnosing the structural issues). Fiona’s approach to my wellness guided me in expanding the “wellness bubble” when I was already on my own – I added swimming, walking in water, and riding a bike. Also, in the beginning of our working together, I would send Fiona pictures of my meals and she commented on how versatile they were with her signature unforgettable smile! Fiona expanded my culinary repertoire by teaching me how to make bone broth using the pressure cooking method, and since I love making soups, I was able to build bone broths into my routine.
– Natalya K.