About Dr. Heather Lee Farrell
Do you want simple yet comprehensive wellness?
I’m here to offer you exceptional guidance in exactly that!
I believe that the smallest changes have profound effects, and simple ordinary things can be the most powerful. Everything we do impacts us. So, of course, I diligently crafted that concept into my professional work over the years! I repurposed the ancient saying, “How you do anything is how you do everything,” as a basis for my healthcare, wellness, and wilderness philosophy.
I’m a healthcare practitioner that integrates Functional Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Ayurveda, and Lifestyle Medicines. I purposefully hold a broad perspective in healthcare, diligently employing evidence-based health answers that you can trust. The effective combination of laboratory testing and modern Functional Medicine coupled with several thousand-year-old holistic health modalities! As a bonus, I blend in additional wellness skills to create more substantial support and impact. Read more about my skills and training here.
I deliberately invested in multiple Nutrition Education programs to provide a comprehensive and integrative focus. Added to that is education in Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Coaching. I even learned how to use food as medicine, discovering my love of concoctions. (A modern-day wellness alchemist!)
To create and support effective, long-lasting shifts, I studied Wellness and Mindset (life) coaching.
I supplemented these skills by learning the most current behavioral change and useful habit-creating methods. By doing this, I help you work with yourself instead of just working on yourself; there is a huge difference!
So, I get excited when I say: Not only can I help you with healthcare and wellness; BUT we partner in coaching creating sustainable change! Instead of just being told information, I bet what you really need is supportive simple ways that create wellness long-term.
I work in the business of transformation, not information.
We build deeply embodied resilience via movement, meditation, breathwork, and relaxation practices. For over two decades, I have interwoven teaching and learning to help you in highly personalized ways. Through this, I discovered many health issues are solved or improved with movement and breath. Movement and Stillness are genuinely their own form of medicine.
I am a low toxin living advocate who helps you create a healthy living environment and home space. Improving your environment and making it healthier can often be part of the solution to wellness issues.
I love the wilderness. Especially spending much time inspired by and appreciating nature’s amazing benefits.
I became certified in Forest & Nature Therapy: Forest Bathing. I guide wilderness excursions in a challenging yet accessible way rooted in wellness. Also, offering Get Wild with Nature Meditation experiences. I am an adventurer, and I go all in. When you go all in, you do it completely. I work with you that way, too, supporting you in crafting your envisioned life.
Over time, I melded these paths and methods together in a uniquely comprehensive way
Why? Because all aspects of life and ways of being impact wellness. Everything matters when we create a life we truly love. It may seem like a lot, but to me, it just seems like life. I love and have immersed myself in healthcare, wellness, nature, and self-coaching throughout my life, reaping the outcomes from doing that work. I have lived it, applied it, studied it, and stayed up to date. I’ve taken on the risk for you.
It’s like finding an auto mechanic. You want a mechanic that knows the whole car and how it works together. Not just how the radiator works. We humans have an interconnected system—each part of us impacts the rest. You are not a bunch of different systems; you are a whole person. We impact the environment we live in, and it Impacts us too.
With a big picture approach, we find the root and look at patterns, not just symptoms
Not only did I invest in evidence-based practices; but I tested and tried them out for myself. I used all of these tools and methods over the years to transform my wellness, health, and life. I have had plenty of opportunities to do that from injuries to illnesses to changing my life via my mindset.
I created a simple yet comprehensive system consisting of my Six Pillars of Health and Wellness that are foundational to creating an exceptional life, thriving resilience, and optimal-for-you wellness.
- Resilient Wellness and Health
- Your Mindset & Envisioned Life
- Breath, Stillness, and Relaxation
- Experience Nature and Wilderness
- Embodied Movement and Activity
- Creative Expression and Process
In recent years, I experienced a severe injury and an adjunct medical issue that required more than six years of surgeries, procedures, therapeutic work, and self-care. During this time, I walked a path of unwellness and discomfort. I was challenged, met many obstacles, and struggled immensely. I gave up a few times; but ultimately moved through creating wellness, resilience, and mindset shifts for myself. Those years propelled me on a journey and to walk that path with you. (You can read my blog articles that chronicle this path.)
My writings include methods and tools for you to try out for yourself: Go Here
During that time of healing and recovery, surgical procedures, adjunct medical needs, and therapeutic work, I realized firsthand: I can live with resilient engagement when feeling sick or uncomfortable. You don’t need to be disease-free to cultivate wellness. We redefine and simplify continuously, creating outcomes you want despite symptoms or circumstances. I used my Six Pillars of health and wellness to help myself heal up fully functional. I continue to employ them as I evolve while creating my new optimal-for-me normal.
While going through my recent accident and medical recovery, I explored creative work through writing and art to support healing. In Writing and Artwork, I experienced over and over how much it helped me. Sometimes, we lose our voice when injured, unwell, or traumatized; doing creative work can give it back to us. This is expressed differently for everyone, but we can all benefit from the wellness and health that arise from creativity. For me, I realized that I am a writer, poet, and artist. And that all art is relevant and matters.
I came out on the other side functionally healed. I have become even more rooted in knowing everything I do for myself in my life matters; especially my mindset and building resilient wellness.
It is powerful to be able to help yourself over and over. You can too.
I know that change is hard. Transformation is difficult and takes time, and that is okay. I know the challenges, but also how amazing producing the results and rediscovering feeling good is. I help you create opportunities turning obstacles into life-changing shifts! It can be simple and life-changing at the same time.
I am immersed in this work and able to support you along your path.
Know that I don’t just tell you what to do. (we all know that just does not work!) I partner with you and support you going all in so that you create meaningful and long-lasting change. Know that I am devoted to helping you achieve remarkable wellness. This is what I do, personally and professionally. Let me help you do it too.