Our Values


This word stems from the Latin word, “integer” which means “whole and complete.” Integrity is so much more than just being honest. It is a constant process of intentionally self-reflecting upon our words and actions to assess if they are an accurate reflection of our values. It requires an openness to change as well as large and frequent doses of humility, authenticity and empathy.


Compassion literally means “to suffer together”. Emotion researchers define it as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to help relieve it. It requires presence and empathy. We believe that when we grow the capacity for compassion towards ourselves, we are then better able to extend this to others.


We believe that each one of us has something unique to contribute while simultaneously being part of a greater whole. In our experience, human beings are both fulfilled and successful when they can work cooperatively, as part of the fabric of a community. We view ourselves as an integral part of the wellness community and work closely with other exceptional practitioners including but not limited to: functional medicine doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, massage/somatic therapists, acupuncturists, yoga teachers, herbalists, religious and spiritual leaders and may others.


Inclusion is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the act of including; the state of being included.” We deeply understand the critical importance of being included and valued in our family units, schools, private organizations, institutions, and within society at large, as we have witnessed the harmful effects of marginalization on individual and collective well-being. We value diversity in all dimensions; including but not limited to: ability level; race/ethnicity, sexual orientation; gender identity; religious/political affiliation and trips around the sun. We are better together.


Through the process of conscious decision making we choose to create a world that is sustainable, with clean water, air and ecologically (and psychologically) in balance. We value sustainability not just for future generations, but for our own well being, as we view ourselves as inextricably tied to the ecosystems in which we live and on which we depend.


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