WellBEing Resource: Natural Health, Wellness, and Holistic Guide for Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Folsom

Rev Shannon Cary, Spiritual Counselor

Hi Rev Shannon! Thanks for this interview 🙂

What do you offer in the community?

Intuitive Spiritual Guidance, Energetic Healings & Meditation (Visualization) Techniques

What led you to offering these services?

Many different experiences that have happened in my life

What do you love most about what you do?

Assisting others to see their own truth & owning mine

What inspires you?

Knowing myself & others for who they truly are

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing to follow my heart & enjoy what life has to offer

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

Connection & Community

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Mention WellBEing for $10 OFF your first 1/2 hour session.

Thanks Rev. Shannon!

Rev. Shannon offers services virtually via phone or Skype, an in person in Sacramento and Folsom.

For more info, visit, connect on Facebook: /Hearts2Heart

Contact Rev. Shannon at or 916-712-6012.

Dr. Marla McMahon ~ SATYA wellbeing

marla2_3inMarla McMahon: Psychotherapist integrating meditation, yoga, and more! Thanks for doing this interview 🙂 

What do you offer in the community?

I offer holistic psychotherapy for many conditions including stress, anxiety, weight issues, and depression for adults and adolescents. My approach to working with my clients includes mindfulness meditation, breathwork, yoga psychotherapy, iRest yoga nidra, relaxation training, and mindful eating. I also teach therapeutic yoga nidra, mindfulness meditation, and mindful eating workshops at several yoga studios in town.

Quite unique! What led you to offering that?

After being in the psychology field for more than fifteen years, I brought my love of yoga and meditation to my therapeutic work. I found that bringing therapy onto the mat through yoga and meditation offered a healing approach to my clients. I found this to be a valuable addition to traditional psychotherapy.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to teach clients relaxation skills and how to better manage their mood holistically. So many of my clients have been able to stay off antidepressants and other medications through the combination of talk therapy, yoga, and meditation.

Marla1_5inWhat inspires you?

Over the years, I’ve met so many people dealing with much hardship in their lives including past trauma, terminal illness, and other difficult circumstances. I am inspired by the way these individuals have the inner strength to meet these difficulties with grace.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I look forward to ongoing research in the field of meditation, yoga, and healthy eating for psychological conditions. I look forward to our country being more interested in holistic health care and reducing the number of individuals on psychiatric medications.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I enjoy hearing about other individuals in the area offering wellness and healing in a holistic approach.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

I would like to offer 10% off the initial consultation to WellBEing readers.

Thanks so much Marla!

Dr. Marla is located, by appointment, at 949 University Ave #210 in Sacramento. 

For more info, visit or contact her at or 916-290-3994



Diane Hovey, Ph.D. ~ Transformational Healing

Hi Diane! Thanks so much for doing this interview 🙂

diane - Portrait -_3INWhat do you offer in the community?

I offer healing that embraces mind/body/spirit. My training includes the scientific understanding of problems within the body, as well as formal training in psychology with a masters in counseling and a PhD in biomed. Coupled with that I have trained with shamanic masters from around the globe starting when still in my early twenties back in the late 1960’s up to the present. Most recently I spent time learning from a Malecu shaman in Costa Rica.

What led you to offering the services you do?

It was in part my own frustration with the current medical approach to healing that did not even begin to address the issues.

What do you love most about what you do?

What I love most is watching my clients change while on my treatment table. Seeing their faces relax as paid dissolves and watching them leave wearing a smile — and sometimes carrying the crutches they needed to walk when they arrived.

What inspires you?

Inspiration comes from many places. My clients’ improvement fuels my passion to learn more. The excitement of discovery, and the potential of doing even more, stokes the fire to continue being better. Living where I do surrounds me with the grounding of trees and water, the elemental energies that bring it all into balance. Knowing that while I cannot help everyone, I can help many live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Hovey Diane - Maleku shaman calling spirits_5INWhat are you looking forward to in the future?

I am looking toward shifting my work away from the physically demanding aspects and toward the more subtle approaches. I see that including more of the lymphatic and cranial sacral work, coupled with brainwave conditioning. These modalities pair beautifully with the shamanic work. I will also be bringing more of my photography into my practice to create unique healing images conceived in a healing journey for my shamanic clients. I see them as being a large, fine art image printed on metal that will serve as a meditation focal point for my client during his or her healing process.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a unique publication that reaches out into the community in a way other directories do not. It is more than a directory. It is also a network that succeeds in bringing like minded individuals together who would have never otherwise met.

Thanks so much Diane!

Diane is located by appointment in Fair Oaks, CA.  

Fore more info, visit and

Contact Diane direct at 916-925-8200 / 916-965-6558 or



Steve Metzger, RN, CMT of Revive Therapy Massage & Myofascial Release

4648136_orig_5inHi Steve! Thanks for doing this interview 🙂 

What do you offer in the community?

Holistic bodywork for pain and for many “medical” problems that do not respond to pills and surgery. My specialties are women’s health, sports, and holistic health maintenance.

What led you to offering that?

The joy of seeing health and healing using my hands and heart.

What do you love most about what you do?

Making someone’s day and life better. Taking steps of the healing path with my clients.

3218276_orig_3inWhat inspires you?

The hope and participation of persons seeking health and healing.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing helping people one at a time on the road to better lives.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing clients are convinced that except for emergencies, the holistic approach is superior to medication and surgery.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Yes, $20 off your first visit.

Great ~ Thanks so much Steve!

Steve is located in the Rosemont area of Sacramento and in Fair Oaks.

Find out more info at or by calling: 916-761-4852.

View Steve’s client testimonials HERE.
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Laurie Loving, MSW, Certified Watsu® Practitioner ~ Loving Aquatic Massage

unnamed (7)Hi Laurie! Thanks for doing this interview. I wanted to share more about what you offer as I really enjoyed my own personal Watsu® session with you!

So that the community is clear, please share what do you offer….

I float, massage, stretch, and swirl people in my beautiful warm-water pool, a completely different dimension of relaxation known as “Watsu®” (water + shiatsu). The pool, surrounded by tropical plants, is enclosed in a large white yurt dome for privacy and colorful floral wall hangings bring a touch of Hawaii to this sacred space.

What led you to offering that?

Warm-water massage (both giving and receiving) relieves my pain and stiffness from arthritis and fibromyalgia and greatly reduces any emotional stress I’m feeling. How many people do you know that feel better after working? I wanted to share this blessing with everyone.

LAM-Nan Shows PoolWhat do you love most about what you do?

The moments of quiet stillness in the pool, the person relaxed in my arms, his or her face released from pain and looking innocent and luminescent.

What inspires you?

The heartfelt gratitude from people following a session.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I’ll be taking a new class this summer called Waterdance where people experience the magic of being an underwater “dolphin”. The client is given nose clips, then gradually and gently is taken entirely under the water. Once freed from the bounds of head support and gravity, the client‟s body can be moved, stretched, and worked into literally unlimited ways. Waterdance incorporates elements of massage, Aikido, dolphin and snake movements, rolls, somersaults, inversions, dance, and much more. The effects of this work include physical release and can induce deep states of relaxation, meditation, bliss, and even visions. I’m so excited!unnamed (8)

Sounds awesome! Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

The directory is so well done and beautiful!  It’s really the finest local resource for putting all the area’s alternative healthcare providers together. Plus, when I “google” myself, my listing in the WellBeing directory comes in at the top!

Awesome ~ Thanks Laurie! 

Laurie is located in Davis, CA (just 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento).

Get in touch with her by calling 530-219-5118 or visiting

Pamela (Spencer) Conner, Nutritionist

Pamela Spencer_5inHi Pamela! So excited to interview you 🙂

What do you offer here in the local community?

Nutritional Therapy And Naturopathic Medicine. Specializing in digestive disorders, mood disorders, cleansing programs, weight management, and hormone balancing.

What lead you to offering that?

Carl Jung said it best: I am a Wounded Healer. My health started to decline at the age 19 and traditional medicine was unable to help. Alternative Medicine did. After regaining my health I knew I wanted to help others reverse and prevent disease states and imbalance. I went from a terrible quality of life to regaining my health and have more energy than I need in a day and a create quality of life to be the athlete I am today.

What do you love most about what you do?

I help people make big changes in their health and quality of life. Most individuals that come to me are highly motivated to make the changes they need to make but don’t know what they are. For example, to watch someone start out with me with an autoimmune condition and heal out of it brings so much joy to me.

What inspires you?

Watching the human body heal itself, or bring itself back into balance, is amazing to me and inspires me to help as many people have vitality and a great quality of life. Also, older persons that are free from diseases, health imbalances and that are fit and active is very inspiring for me. These persons show me what is possible if we take good care of our bodies. I want to be that person in my older years!

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my practice. I’m expanding my Roseville office into a Wellness Center and I’m really excited about it.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I enjoy supporting a local small business and especially one that supports health, wellness, and nutrition.

Thanks so much Pamela!

Pamela practices in both Sacramento and Roseville, CA.

Visit her website:, email or call (916) 488-8495.

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Janelle Thunhorst of Ollin Balance Bookkeeping

Hi Janelle! Thanks for doing this interview 🙂

What do you offer in the community?

Our focus is automation, paperless office, and all things QuickBooks.

What lead you to offering that?

Working for larger companies and CPA firms, I realized no one was looking out for small business owners when it came to daily accounting tasks. What I enjoy most is helping small business owners do what they do best, and most of the time, it’s not bookkeeping.

What do you love most about what you do?

Usually a small business owner is living out their dream by starting a business. If I can have part in helping them to succeed, it makes me feel good.

What inspires you?

I am inspired when I see my clients setting big goals and then getting to achieve them together. I am also sparked with inspiration when a client is learning new information (and feeling overwhelmed about doing so) and then the next time we revisit the information they understand it. At that point, it’s no longer seen as stressful or overwhelming, and that in itself is a great feat.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I can’t wait until I start receiving the ‘Thank You’ cards from the clients who have been helped out so much in their business.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

I am so grateful to be a part of the WellBEing Resource because of the connection to like minded people and promoting ways to better WellBEing not only in business, but in life.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

I would like to offer WellBEing readers an opportunity to have a free 30min consultation. To do so, please visit my scheduling website, VCita/v/ollinbalance, select the 30-min meeting option and in the note box, type the word WellBEing.

Thanks so much Janelle!

Janelle is located in North Natomas and also does Virtual Meetings.

For more info, visit her website:, connect with her on Twitter or Facebook (@OllinBalance), or call: (858) 255 – 4611

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture

Thank you so much Tian for taking the time to do this interview!

tian_5inWhat do you offer in the community?

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Diet & Lifestyle recommendations.

What lead you to offering these services?

I grew up in a family that believed in this medicine. As a child, my grandmother would send me out to collect herbs for ill family members.

I am very passionate about helping people and the community. I love creating herbal formulas and energy work.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love making people feel better, it makes me feel good. When you help relieve people of health conditions they’ve been experiencing for months or years, and you alleviate their pain/symptoms, that is such a fulfilling experience.

acupuncturists_5inWhat inspires you?

When people feel better, it inspires me to work harder and help more people. It is such a good feeling, that really motivates and drives me.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I look forward to educating the community about what being healthy really means and how they can benefit from this kind of medicine. I look forward to working with clients to meet their health goals and helping as many people as I can.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

The opportunity to connect with other holistic health care providers. It’s exciting to see natural health care expand as alternative or supplemental options.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

clinic_3inInitial Consultation and 3 Acupuncture Sessions for just $240 ($440 value).

The initial consultation is a 30-45 minute full health screening including Traditional Chinese Diagnosis, stress and toxicity tests, BMI, and more.

Each acupuncture treatment appointment is 30-45 minutes long as may include additional supporting therapies such as cupping, moxibustion, herbal recommendations, etc.

Thanks so much Tian!

Tian is located at 2809 T Street Sacramento CA 95816.

For more info or to schedule a session with Tian, call (916) 455-5886. You can also visit:

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Linda Middlesworth ~ VeganMentor

Hi Linda ~ I’m so happy to be able to interview you and share your unique offerings with the community!

Linda-Middlesworth-300x300-1445549794What is that you do here in the community?

I teach nutrition and cooking classes (Food for Life Nutrition & Cooking Instructor, Physician’s Committee), organize speaker events and vegan social gatherings (Organizer of Sacramento Vegan Society and Sacramento Animal Rights Group), guide clients through a 30-Day Vegan Health Watch online program, offer personal training (Certified Personal Trainer), and teach aerobics classes.

What lead you to sharing these various offerings?

I was once a fat aerobic instructor with cancer and heart disease and started studying nutrition from all the great prevention doctors. After going to a healthy, plant based diet, I lost 35 lbs. But, I did not lose the last 15 lbs. until I took out all the added oils in my diet. I lost 45 total lbs. after following Dr. John McDougall’s Starch Solution. I had only one radiation treatment, but refused to have my thyroid removed. My heart disease disappeared and my cancer no longer exists. Once I found out about how animals (raised for food) are treated and killed, I wanted to help stop this animal holocaust.

What do you love most about what you do?

11221513_562766150555183_8723607142206319001_nHelping people lose weight and/or find optimal health by teaching them to eat a “healthy” whole foods, low fat, oil free, plant based diet. I love educating the world about the plight of the voiceless animals and will fight for them until they are all free.

Who inspires you?

Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Garth Davis, Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Ernie Bodhai, Dr. Andrew Klonecke, Dr. Don Forrester, Dr. Rajiv Misquitta, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Dr. Joseph Keon, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. Janice Stanger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Doug Lisle, Chef AJ, John Pierre, Julieanna Hever, and Lani Muelrath are my top health experts who inspire me the most.

For animal welfare, Philip Wollen, Gary Yourofsky, Dr. Will Tuttle, Melanie Joy, Colleen Patrick Goudreau, and Robert Grillo are my top animal advocates.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

My goal is to have a Wellness Center where people can come during the day for Cooking, Exercise, and Doctor based bio med monitoring.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I like being in such a great resource, easily given to all my clients and future clients. The graphics are gorgeous, and the purpose of WellBEing is for well being, which is my top goal, too.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Yes! One free nutrition lesson and one free personal training session.

Thank you so much Linda for sharing!

Linda is located in Sacramento. To learn more, call 916-798-5516 or email

You can also visit: + check out her Sacramento Vegan Society Meetup events.

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WellBEing Mixers


Would you like to attend a future mixers and/or become a host or vendor?

Email and we’ll reply with details!

Click HERE to receive info on mixers & other upcoming happenings! 


Joyfully creating gatherings filled with fun, connections, & collaborations! 

• View Spring Mixer Pictures HERE

• View Shine Mixer Pics HERE

• View Garden to Grill Mixer Pics HERE


Sweet feedback from WellBEing Mixer attendees:

“Good morning dear Jill! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful gathering. I met so many people I was supposed to connect with- my heart is so full of love and gratitude to you.  I woke up this morning with the message: “Jill is a connector of hearts.” Heather Needham
“Jill, It was wonderful to meet you and so many other wonderfully talented and caring people. I already have an appointment to visit the float center. I am excited about the connections made. Thanks again.” Terry McSweeney

“Hi Jill the event was great! You did an awesome job. The place was lovely and very peaceful. The food was the bomb. I really enjoyed learning about the other vendors. Thank you”  Shea Darrow

“I thought the event was really nice and a great way to meet others in this field of work. The venue was beautiful! The raffle prizes were wonderful! I enjoyed meeting people and learning about their work. I felt coming together as a community was a wonderful thing! Thank you for putting this together!!” Elena Hayden

“Thank you Jill!!! So very great to have made it. I had a great time. You were my highlight of the evening : ) Thank you again!!” Aleah Jordan


“Jill – Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event. I met some really friendly and dynamic people and look forward to seeing (& referring to) them soon.” Darryl Azouz


“Thanks so much Jill for a wonderful event.” Erin Georgia Burrell 

“Thank you Jill for organizing this and getting us all together. POWERFUL!!! And so helpful! So nice meeting everyone! The food and environment were wonderful!!!” Lorraine Chilson

“Amazing Mixer Jill! Thank you so much. Wish I would have attended more mixers in the past. I know that it is a lot of work but I am already looking forward to the next one 🙂 Nice job! You are an amazing lady and I’d love to connect more often! Blessings!” Steve Metzger

“Thank you Jill for a wonderful event. It felt synchronistic the people I connected with, like the unseen hand of God guiding our paths together.” Lynette Britt

“Thank you so much for such a beautiful event!!” Kerry Jehanne

“What a great event, perfect in every way. I enjoyed it very much! So many wonderful people to get to know. I appreciated the kind words too. Thank you Jill for this find event, pulling it all together in such a delightful package!” Shirley Ryan

“Thank you WellBeing Jill Bernard for putting together this amazing event. Really enjoyed being around like minded people and enjoy amazing health food and drinks.” Justin Abramson

“It was a very well attended event with many wonderful people. Great job Jill!” Gail Derin

“Had a really nice time and enjoyed meeting new people. Thank you for the invite and the special gift-bag treat.” Jennifer Stirton Landers

“Thank you WellBeing Jill Bernard for the goodies, you make magic happen, it was a good time with good vibe people.” Liana Morena

“It was absolutely delightful Jill. People were so friendly. I met some really nice people and I even have one lady totally interested in helping her go whole foods plant based! Great job Jill.” Linda Middlesworth


“Last night I went to WellBeing Jill Bernard event and it was awesome! Jill knows how to bring people together.” Rhonda Liebig


“This was one of the best mixers I have ever attended. Never have had so much fun with other people in the healing community. Saw people I knew, students, other practitioners and met a lot of new and amazing people! Better than Christmas! It was absolutely fantastic! Huge thank you for such a great evening….truly had such a good time and the food and guests were delightful!”  Shawna O’Meara


“This was my first WellBEing event and honestly it was the best overall event I’ve attended so far for my business! I look forward to attending again!” Elsa Garcia


“What a Great gathering of amazing people. It was so good to see old friends and make new ones. Great Food, and Music too. Thanks Jill for putting together a wonderful networking event!”  Kathleen Johnson


“Healing Hands ~ Healing Hearts Group had a Wonderful time…. met great like minded people, and Jill with WellBeing resource put in an awesome event. As a new person coming into this event, I literately felt I was entering in an event room full of Angels. The energy was Light, fun and warm. Exchanging information with like minded people on how we can work together to make change for the better of humanity. I look forward to more events with WellBeing Resource and all the Angels who attend.” Monica Martinez


“You did an awesome job putting the event together! Way to go. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and thought it was very productive. How great is it to have all those high vibrating people under one roof!” Jan Carter


“Thank YOU for the great Mixer! You did a super job my friend! Thank you so much for your support!” Linda Byrd


“Thanks Jill for hosting a lovely affair! The food was yummy, the people were inspiring and the raffle prizes were fun and exciting! ‘I love WellBEing’ and look forward to your next gathering!” Nicole Mark


“Great food, great prizes, great fun! Met wonderful healers in the community where otherwise I wouldn’t have the opportunity to mingle; Such a variety of people passionate for helping others on the healing journey. Thank you WellBEing for a fabulous mixer!” Chuente Castanada


“This really was a wonderful event and such awesome people! I wish we had a chance to meet everyone. Jill did a fantastic job!” Alex Treglazoff


“I am in awe of Jill’s joyful way of bringing a community together.”  Sunwolf Dawn Grove


“This was a really great event. I met a lot of people who are in the wellness field and got to learn about a lot of services and providers that I need to know about in the Yoga business. Thanks, Jill! It was a really fun event and a very impressive turnout!!  Jim Cahill


 “I would just like to say, your mixer event was fabulous. A great opportunity to make friends and meet the rest of the wellbeing community. 🙂 It was definitely a positive experience! So many great people!” Adriana McManus


“Excited and fortunate for WellBEing… through the Mixer, I was able to connect with holistic practitioners throughout the Sacramento area.” Darryl Lardizabal


“Thank you for hosting such a lovely event.” Beverly Meyer


“Thx, jill – great time last nite!” Lisa Bryant


“WellBeing Resource Guide Mixer was a very nice evening! Plenty of food, nice people, connecting, reconnecting, good music!” September Hope


“I think it was a great turn  out. Very fun. Thanks again.” Dr. Keppler


Great get together…lovely people and yummy buffet.” Maritza Giberga


“I had such a wonderful time meeting new people. Thank you so much for bringing all of us together. What a great night, kuddos to you and your team! It was well worth it.” Rhonda Liebig


“Thank you Jill – what a great event!” Beth Turk


“Had an awesome time and it was great meeting everyone.” Colleen Feaster


“Thanks Jill, You did a great job putting it together. We had a great time.” Robert Whitaker


 “Very nice, Jill! Thank you for putting that event together!” Patricia Moore


“Great event! Was very enjoyable to meet so many wonderful people!” Jeff Wilfong


Was fun and great to connect with so many amazing people!!!” Shawn Dooley-Godwin


“It was a great night! Thank you, WellBEing!” Christina Coppola


Want to attend a future mixer and/or become a vendor or host?

Please Email Jill and we’ll reply with dates & details 🙂

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