P I N W H E E L
Live an Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle to promote Longevity,
supported by this Health Coach as a Registered Nurse.
Complimentary “Eat a Rainbow” Foods & Benefits Guide
“The first wealth is health.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
My Health Story … has always involved being creative and athletics growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing sports from AAU, CYO, and at CH high school to the point of participating in a state track meet to ice skating winters. A lovely influence in my life encouraged my creativity which resulted in a degree from Kent State in Industrial Design. My work was my joy as an International Lighting Designer in the home furnishings market for 20 years. I was fortunate to see the world in this creative profession and embraced how people are individuals as in “1of 1” created art in their mind, body & spiritually unique existence.
During this time I was living in stress and not eating well. I was diagnosed with IBS. I had applied the Macrobiotic diet to my life. I would fast two days prior to flying 22 hours to Asia to avoid digestive issues. A physician I saw wrote one word on a prescription pad “YOGA”. My first yoga class exposed me to guided imagery, breathing techniques and connecting mind, body and spirit along with continued practiced yoga asana’s today. This was the beginning of healing my gut. Thank you Dr. Bruce Cameron.
Decompressing from stress became a value. I moved to Naples, Florida as a fine Artist painting commission artwork through design centers, participating in public art and instructing at Naples Art Association, Von Liebig Art Center. Economy shifts and my curiosity in my health lead me to becoming a nurse. My mother was a nurse and had treated us holistically. I became a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). I was part of North Naples Hospital nursing staff which included arts & healing at the main campus. I was honored to be a three year nominee for “Nurse of the Year” by North Naples Hospital and two year nominee for “Nurse Mentor of the Year”.
I created Pinwheel, The Art of Wellness Lifestyle as a Registered Nurse. My vision was to support and educate people how to live a healthy life as well. All of this was evolving when realized through lab work that I was lead toxic from my past industrial design profession. My hair was thinning and falling out, lack of energy, memory issues, atrophy and digestion seemed to stop! I was fortunate to know Dr. David Perlmutter, a board certified neurologist and now author of many New York Best Sellers, “Grain Brain” being one. He replenished my health which conventional medicine failed to do. This put me back on the ice skating today with an Adult Championship Synchronized Team in Tampa. Thank you Dr. David Perlmutter.
Health Coaching was a new and evolving profession. I joined my sister Elizabeth at Duke Integrative Medicine to become an Integrative Health Coach. I was granted Nurse Coach – Board Certified (NC-BC) after petitioning to test, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
My desire is to coach and share my resources in Health & Wellness with the community. I serve my area hospital as an RN and Health Coach to the Bariatric & Metabolic support group. Four organic gardens provide food for me, one which is community oriented. My food choices are whole, clean and organic for optimal wellness. My intention is health coaching you as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). I believe this is the ultimate form and philosophy for our well-being with evidence-based positive psychology & food plans.
My life story would not be complete without mentioning the immense gratitude for the people that are a part of my story from Cleveland, Brooklyn Heights, Cuyhoga Heights, Independence, Cape Coral, Naples to Tampa.
“Each One Help One for the Greater Whole”
– Geraldine Novy BS, RN, NC-BC, FMCHC, Integrative Health Coach