Second Nature Wellness was created out of the notion that wellness, particularly how we care for ourselves, should feel like second nature. Almost as simple as tying your shoes, or brushing your teeth. Once we’re taught these skills, they become habits that are ingrained in our daily routines.
So then why do we struggle to incorporate healthy movement into our day, and get lost at the grocery store or feel clueless in the kitchen, wondering what health trend will help heal our ailments but likely taste like rabbit food and be out of the budget? This has been the topic of so many conversations that led me to pursue an education in holistic nutrition and training in yoga instruction. With so many resources available and yet so much noise from the internet and social media distorting the picture, it’s no wonder folks have forgotten their self care habits, or lack discipline to maintain new ones, and feel incapable of change. Stress and sleep deprivation have become the norm and prioritizing our well being has taken a back burner in life.
So let's change that. Through education, through trial and error, through hard work, delicious food and fun movement. Let's create the enviroment to create new, lifelong habits and routines, promoting longevity, vitality, and control over your health. Maybe it's at work. Perhaps it's at home. As long as it's an everyday pursuit, we can do this together!
kelly mclauchlan stone, MScN
Wellness Consultant, Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor
I received my master’s degree in holistic nutrition following a 10-year stint working in the BioPharma and service industries focused on marketing, promotions and event management. While working as Director of Marketing for a BioPharma company, I identified a gap in my work-life balance that centered around food and I began to question how we treat our bodies, and what truly motivates our food choices. This question pressed the principles of my work, and I exited that industry in pursuit of my graduate degree, hoping to find answers and help others seek their ideal well being.
Before my role in marketing, I began to practice yoga in undergrad as a way to get out of the dorms and away from my desk. I found yoga to be a space of calm and composure in a time when the stress of studies and impending ‘real life’ was the loudest noise in the room. With a dream of sharing my practice with others, I completed a yoga teacher training to incorporate healthy movement in conjunction with my wellness service offerings, and to provide the local community with my voice on the importance of self-care and food as medicine.
When I'm not out hustling to network in the community, I am likely out walking my dog, cooking with my husband or cycling around Portland to sample the city’s best eats.
My favorite motto is 'Will travel for food.'
Eat Well. Travel Often.