Diets don’t work, but eating real food does
Learning to cook can change your life
A scale’s best use is in the kitchen
In eating good fats and not counting calories
Having a few glasses of good wine is self-care
That a good workout can cure a tough day
Asking for (and accepting ) help is a sign of strength
Finding something you love to do outside of your kids is key to happiness as a mom
In the power of a good night’s sleep (it is possible!)
In listening to your body’s signs and signals
Being a good example is the best way to teach your kids healthy habits
In everything in moderation
Small thoughtful steps are the best way to reach your goals and create long-term healthy habits
Hi, I’m Julie Vincent. I’m a busy mama of two, certified Holistic Health Coach and yoga teacher based in Rowayton, CT. I love being a full-time mom, business owner and CEO of my house, but the journey to where I am now was a windy one.
Like a lot of you, I used to work in Corporate America. I loved the energy and social aspect of being in the business world, but constantly found myself in a state of overwhelm and burnout. I found myself indulging in unhealthy food and drinks, watching too much TV and constantly complaining about how I wish things were different. After gaining weight, feeling lethargic and anxious (only being in my mid-twenties), I reached a tipping point and became honest with myself about the need to shift my lifestyle and make some big changes.
I started practicing yoga for stress relief, and ended up feeling very connected to its teachings spiritually. I became a dedicated practitioner and took the next step to become a yoga teacher (RYT 200) in 2014. More about my yoga approach here. Teacher training had such a profound effect on my life – fueling my passion for healthy eating, movement and self-care – that I decided to change careers and dive deep into the wellness world.
I successfully transitioned to a corporate wellness role and built a global consulting firm’s wellness program from the ground up. After my son was born, I found myself wanting to be present more with him, so I finally left Corporate and became a stay-at-home mom and soon after moved to the burbs. My new role was certainly keeping me busy, but my passion for sharing my knowledge and helping others fueled my decision to go back to school to become a certified health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), while I was pregnant with my daughter. I graduated the day before she was born!
the busy mama myth
Most moms feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day - we spend our time doing things we don’t really want to do, yet we feel we should (think never-ending to-do lists, insane birthday party planning and always entertaining our kids). We think being busy and productive and super involved makes us a better mom. But the truth is, we are exhausted, and are sometimes holding it all together by a thread.
If you know you want your life to be balanced and healthy, you need to find ways to make things manageable and open space for wellness and fun, while still running the show. All your kids want is YOU. So, be the best you, you can be!
work with me
Hearth Wellness focuses on busy mamas who can never find enough hours in the day to get things done, let alone spend lots of time in the kitchen or workout every day. I know your time is limited, so I’ve designed an approach to wellness that focuses on real-life strategies for long-term healthy habits. Ready to get healthy, but need guidance, motivation, and a roadmap? Here’s how I can help:
speed coaching sessions
Meet with me for an hour (I’ll come to you!) and leave feeling energized and excited to make small improvements that will make a big difference in your nutrition, fitness, stress, sleep, relationships, career and more. I’ll ask you questions to get right to your wellness pain points and I will motivate you to look at your whole lifestyle picture vs. one piece. We’ll figure out realistic goals for you to focus on and afterward, I’ll follow up with some tips to help you stay on track and if you’d like, I’m here for your on-going support. Curious what it’s like to work with me as a coach? Check out local mama of two and entrepreneur, Busy Little Bee’s experience:
meal prep events
Gather for a morning or evening get together with your friends to learn how to meal prep! 2 hours, 5-6 busy moms, and a lot of fresh healthy food and fun. While socializing with your friends, you’ll cook a healthy meal, learn meal prep tips, basic cooking skills, and leave with an organized grocery shopping list and meal prep schedule.
We have pre-set menus for you to choose from for $60/person, or you can also customize events for your specific needs too (price depends on groceries and level of difficulty)!
nutrition + recipes for kids consultation
We all know it's important to introduce your kids to a healthy way of eating from the start. But, despite your best intentions, sometimes it is easier said than done and picky kids make meal time stressful. I can teach and support you as you fight the good fight You'll learn my go-to tips for getting kids on-board, meal prep ideas for quick weeknight meals and my favorite healthy kids recipes!
fridge + pantry tune up
If you feel overwhelmed every time you open the fridge or pantry doors, it’s time for a tune up. I’ll come to your house and spend 90 minutes helping you detox the foods that don’t serve you and suggesting healthier alternatives (don’t worry I won’t judge!) We’ll learn the best way to store foods and organize your fridge for optimal use. With a clean fridge and pantry full of nutritious, whole foods, you’ll instantly want to feature it on Instagram and cook a healthy meal.
grocery store tour
Feeling lost at the supermarket and always buying the same things? With the tricky layouts, many different health claims and confusing labels, you may feel like you need an advanced degree just to buy something healthy! Spend 90 minutes with me at your grocery store and I can teach you to wisely navigate the aisles, read and compare food labels and accurately interpret product health claims, so you can feel confident that you are choosing the healthiest foods for your family. You will also learn how to prepare a shopping list, so you buy only what you need and always have a well-stocked pantry.
Our workshops are a great way to dip your toes into hot wellness topics, learn some tips and tricks, and meet like-minded friends. We're always developing new ideas and appreciate topic requests!
The next workshop - Healthy Kids' Lunch + Snacks - will be presented to Rowayton Parents’ Exchange members, on Wednesday, 4/24 at 8pm at the Rowayton Community Center.
small group coaching + accountability program
We’re excited to be offering our first group wellness program, starting in May! Our 4-Week Group Coaching + Accountability Program, Spring Forward to Summer Wellness, will meet every Tuesday in May, from 9:30-11am in Rowayton. This is the ideal time to invest in yourself and set the stage for a happy, healthy Summer. In just a few weeks you’ll learn all the basic principles you need to feel your best:
Define what wellness really means to you and how to set goals you can keep
Rethink how and what you’re eating to find nutrition balance
Develop a personal fitness plan and find joy in your workouts
Make time for the things that fulfill you by better organizing your life
Build a toolkit of best self-care practices to carry with you for the long haul
Participants also get weekly coaching and accountability challenges and reminders throughout the month!
I offer private and small group yoga lessons in the comfort of your home. Imagine practicing yoga while your kids nap, are at school or even after dinner. I’ll bring everything to you, including a killer playlist!
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Alternatively, please leave a note here if you are interested in working with me, have a question, or a cool collaboration idea and I’ll get back to you!