Recognized as One of the Top 10 in Health Promotion!


A panel of wellness industry experts selected me as one of the Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals in the COUNTRY! EEEK!

I’m pretty sure I was smiling ear to ear the whole day yesterday when I found out šŸ™‚

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210 nominees applied for the award, 100 Health Promotion Professionals were chosen as the best of the best, and I made it into the top 10!

On January 29, 2015, less than one week ago, I was inspired to write this in my journal during my morning quiet time:

Something BIG is about to happen, and I’m ready for it. Bring it on!

I had no idea things would move SO QUICKLY or that a “big” recognition like this would be coming my way.

But if I’ve learned anything in the past 5 months from visionaries who make things happen – Vani Hari (the Food Babe), Meghan Telpner, and Danielle LaPorte – it’s that you have to OWN what you want in your life and pursue it with passion.


Over the past 8+ years in my role as the Wellness Director at Silberstein Insurance Group, I’ve had the privilege of working with companies and their employees, guiding them to build healthier workplace cultures and teaching them how to eat for nourishment, energy, and vitality. A healthier workplace can promote great mental wellbeing as well as efficient work output. There is more here about this and what interest and input into a workforce can do for companies.

I get to share my story, what I’ve learned, and how I’ve healed and deliver a refreshing message of hope and inspiration that sparks people to make themselves and their health a priority.

Since setting my intentions this year about how I want to FEEL, I’ve been actively pursuing things that generate these feelings:


When I’m speaking, presenting, teaching, cooking or writing, I feel those things. I come alive, get “in the zone.” and feel purposeful and “on fire.”

I am the best and most authentic version of myself, doing what I know I am meant to be doing with my life.

It’s an immensely gratifying feeling.

Yesterday, I had a special opportunity to feel fully alive as I spoke at the Carroll County SHRM‘s quarterly meeting about Creating a Culture of Health at Work to an engaged group of HR professionals and business leaders.


Tomorrow I’m teaching my co-workers the tips and tricks to Meal Planning 101, and next Tuesday I’ll be visiting a client in Delaware to talk about Decoding Food Labels and Debunking Health Claims Hype.

At the end of the month, I’m leading a workshop at a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to share what I’ve learned about how to eat for energy, beauty, and optimal health. Click here to learn more about the retreat or to register.

With each of these opportunities, I feel more vibrant, connected, and radiant and clear about my life’s purpose.

I’m also working with my web designer to brand and completely revamp the look and feel of this website, and I can’t wait for you to see the unveiling in March! It’s going to be amazing šŸ™‚

This has already been an incredible year, and I am SO grateful for your support, kind words, and encouragement. I look forward to sharing more delicious recipes, tips and tricks for healthy living, and inspirations to encourage you to go after what you want and be bold about what is truly possible in your life.

Here’s to 2015 – the year of being radiant and making great things happen!




Love in a Bowl White Bean & Fennel Soup {Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free}


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie {Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan}


  1. Cristina

    Fantastic news, Rachel! Congratulations!!!!

  2. andi worthington

    Congratulations Rachel! Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you, Andi! You keep fighting the good fight for better health and food! It definitely takes an army šŸ™‚

  3. Vicki Borders

    Congratulations. Rachel!!! I am not surprised and am very excited for you?You are amazing and your passion is contagious Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to share with the Swellness Squad!.

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    • Thank you so much, Vicki! You’ve been there from the very beginning, and it has been a pleasure to work with you and with your team. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! šŸ™‚ Great seeing you yesterday, by the way. I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation!

  4. Bob Harnett

    Congratulations Rachel! That is well deserved. Very proud to know you and see all of your success. Can’t wait to see what is next.

    • Thanks, Bob! You’ve been supportive of the work I do as long as I’ve known you, so I appreciate your confidence in me!

  5. Rebecca Trump

    This is AWESOME, Rachel!!! Congratulations! More and more great things will come from this!

    • Thank you, Rebecca! I am super excited! I’ll be sure to share more info with you guys about future cooking classes and other presentations šŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations! I echo Vicki’s comment about not being surprised, but I am sure that you are thrilled to be validated in your passion and mission.

    • Thank you, Tara! This has been so validating and I feel so blessed to be doing what I love and getting recognition for it. It’s been a great week!

  7. Rachel, I begsn following your blog after you shared it on The Women’s Getaway page last February. I was excited to see a young person truly embrace the good food habits, and promote them as you have! This morning I am so happy to see that you have been recognized for your commitment, and am looking forward to attending your workshop at the upcoming Getaway.

    • Thank you so much, Sharon, for being so supportive over the past year. I’m glad the information on here resonates with you and is helpful. I’m really excited for the retreat and the theme “It Is Well” and can’t wait to do the workshop! Please make sure you say hello šŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations Rachel! I am so happy for you! Cami

  9. Sarah Sheckells

    I’m absolutely thrilled for you, Rachel!

    • Thank you, Sarah! Working with companies like yours and people like you is one of the reasons I love the work I do so much!! It’s been such a pleasure having the opportunity to work with you and your team!

  10. Kayla

    Congrats!! You deserve it, I enjoy reading all your posts!

    • Thank you, Kayla! You’ve been one of the most supportive and responsive follower on my blog, and I SO appreciate it! I know your feedback helps other people, too, so thank you for always posting! šŸ™‚

  11. Sharri

    You were always the “Top” in our book. Now everyone knows! Congratulations Rachel!!!

    • Sharri, thank you so much! You have always been one of my favorite people to work with. Your enthusiasm and positive energy are contagious šŸ™‚ So great to see you this week!

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