Traci, a busy mom of two young children, wife of over 12 years, RN, Entrepreneur and child of God stepped back one day and realized her life felt like a ferris wheel , always spinning, and no way to slow it down. Her days were filled with meeting everyone else’s needs from taking care of patients to packing lunch, cleaning, homework, making dinner, sports events, etc that her own needs had been pushed to the back burner. While she had developed the daily habit of exercise after finishing nursing school many years prior she realized she still wasn’t seeing the results she desired from her training (aka still seeing bloatedness and excess body fat), continually feeling stressed and unable to fall asleep at night because of the constant chatter in her head and the inability to stay present with her children and husband (her ultimate goal). She was maintaining her sanity but not much else. Believing there had to be a better way, here journey began to connect the dots between her physical, emotional, and mental health through lifestyle adjustments and finding serenity.
After 15+ years as a RN dealing with critically ill patients she found a new niche, cardiac Rehab that focused on the rehabilitation and wellness side for patients who had experienced heart events like MI, CABG, valve surgery, etc. After years of hearing the same type of story from so many patients, “I don’t have time” “I have to work” “my job is stressful” “I’m busy with my kids” “I hit a plateau and then I give up.” And her personal favorite “I can stop exercising once I finish the program right?” Traci found her calling in educating patients and friends about lifestyle modifications. Witnessing CAD becoming a disease of the 30’s and 40’s and not just the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, it was time to become proactive.
When the connection between her own life and the lives of so many others intersected Inspire Higher was born. Today Traci devotes her time to her family as a present, active wife and Mom to two amazing children and to helping others learn how to change the difficult lifestyle behaviors that prevent them from leading the quality of life they desire and deserve.
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