Empowering Women through perimenopause and beyond

Empowering Women through perimenopause and beyond

to look, think, and feel better NATURALLY

what you are really looking for...

sustainable

weight loss

energy

reboot

hormone

balance

stress & emotinal

well-being

Struggling with weight gain that won't budge? Fad diets, deprivation, and restriction are not the solution. We focus on sustainable ways to help you feel confident in your own skin.again

Are you tired of feeling tired? We offer actionable strategies to help you regain your energy, so you can enjoy life to the fullest again.

Hot flashes, mood swings, and disrupted sleep can turn your world upside-down. We focus on creating hormonal harmony to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Feeling overwhelmed? We're here to guide you on managing stress and enhancing emotional well-being during these transitional years.

sustainable weight loss

Struggling with weight gain that won't budge? Fad diets, deprivation, and restriction are not the solution. We focus on sustainable ways to help you feel confident in your own skin.again

energy reboot

Are you tired of feeling tired? We offer actionable strategies to help you regain your energy, so you can enjoy life to the fullest again.

hormone balance

Hot flashes, mood swings, and disrupted sleep can turn your world upside-down. We focus on creating hormonal harmony to make your transition as smooth as possible.

stress & emotinal

well-being

Feeling overwhelmed? We're here to guide you on managing stress and enhancing emotional well-being during these transitional years.

This isn't just another wellness program. Our mission is to empower you in this pivotal phase of life. We are dedicated to demystifying perimenopause and menopause, helping you thrive through personalized lifestyle changes. Here, you're not just a number—you're an individual deserving of a balanced, joyful life.

Unlock a New Chapter of

Vitality, Energy, and Confidence

erika mccallister md

Healthy... without the struggle

You want to look good, feel fit, and have enough energy to take care of your family, home, and career. You crave simplicity and don't want to feel guilty for taking time for yourself.

The challenge?

You're bombarded with confusing information about how to be healthy, how to be a mom, how to be a woman living a healthy, happy life.... and now you're overwhelmed with a new hurdle: perimenopause.

I know you. I am you.

I am a busy wife and mom just like you. And I've been there. Even as a health coach and MD, despite my knowlege and experience, I faced my own health crisis in my 40s. Suddenly, I was dealing with unexplained weight gain, plummeting energy levels, and disruptive hot flashes. My go-to wellness routines backfired, leaving me overwhelmed, irritable, and feeling lost. I soon realized that much of the well-intentioned advice I had been following was tailored for younger women and actually working against my hormones. I had to relearn what wellness truly meant for women navigating the perimenopause and menopause transition.

But here's the good news: it is absolutely possible to take care of yourself, get fit, and be healthy without consuming all your time and energy. I've walked this path and found solutions that work.

Let's demystify perimenopause and menopause together. I'll show you how.

Rediscover the vibrant you Inside with EMbrace YOU

introducing...

For decades, women have been caught in a whirlwind of confusing health advice, especially as they transition into midlife. Too many programs and diets come with complicated rules and unsustainable practices that don't consider the hormonal changes happening inside the body. Traditional diets? They're often restrictive and don’t give lasting results. They mislead with an 'all or nothing' mantra that fuels guilt and dissatisfaction, often ending in the dreaded yo-yo effect.

Through Embrace YOU, you will go from feeling lost in the maze of health trends, feeling disconnected from your body, and battling the relentless diet roller coaster, to embracing a tailored, holistic approach that simplifies health, aligns with your unique phase of life, and prioritizes inner well-being over external validations.  Revel in the freedom from diet fads, experience a consistent and joyful health routine, and step confidently into a future of vibrant well-being and authentic self-alignment.

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Lessons from the 'Natty: What My Son’s Football Journey Taught Me About Winning at Health

February 09, 20243 min read

In a year filled with unprecedented challenges and victories, my family embarked on an incredible journey alongside my son, a football player for the University of Washington. Their path to the National Championship was not just a testament to athletic prowess but a source of profound life lessons. As we navigated the highs and lows of an almost perfect season, the parallels between striving for success on the field and achieving our health and wellness goals became strikingly clear. This journey, culminating in a hard-fought National Championship game in Houston earlier this month, taught us invaluable lessons about commitment, perseverance, and community that I believe can inspire us all, especially in our quests for better health.

Lessons from the 'Natty

  1. Commitment to the Goal: The unwavering commitment of the team to their goal of reaching the national championship was nothing short of inspirational. Just like in health, setting a vision and committing to it wholeheartedly is the first step towards achievement. Your health goals, whether it’s losing weight, gaining strength, or simply feeling better in your skin, require a clear vision. Commitment means setting your sights on what matters most and pushing forward, regardless of the hurdles. Remember, without a steadfast commitment, goals remain just distant dreams.

  2. Do the Work: Watching my son and his team dedicate themselves daily for months and months to their dream reinforced a universal truth: success demands hard work, and it doesn't come overnight. In health, as on the field, there are no shortcuts. The path to wellness is paved with consistency, effort, and sometimes, sweat and tears. Whether it's committing to daily walks, choosing nutritious foods, or managing stress, the key is to embrace the process no matter what. Progress in health, much like in football, might not always be linear or immediately visible, but every step forward counts towards your goal.

  3. It Takes a Village: Perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of this journey was witnessing the power of unity. Each team member knew that while individual commitment was crucial, the collective support of teammates and coaches was indispensable. This mirrors the journey to better health during life's transitions, like menopause, where changes can feel overwhelming and isolating. Remember, we're stronger together. Leaning on friends, family, or a supportive community can provide the encouragement, accountability, and joy needed to navigate the path to our best selves.

As I reflect on this remarkable season, the lessons learned extend far beyond the football field. They remind us that our health, much like a championship, is won through commitment, hard work, and community. While the final game didn’t end as we had hoped, the journey was full of victories that transcended the scoreboard. It taught us about resilience, the beauty of shared goals, and the strength found in unity. As we apply these lessons to our health journeys, let’s move forward with the same heart, dedication, and teamwork that brought a team to the National Championship. Here's to winning at health, together!

Let's take these lessons to heart and apply them to our own health and wellness journeys. Share your goals, your commitments, and let’s support each other in doing the work and building our village. Because together, there’s no goal we can’t achieve. Share your thoughts and commitments in the comments below or reach out directly. Let’s embark on this journey to better health together!

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Lessons from the 'Natty: What My Son’s Football Journey Taught Me About Winning at Health

February 09, 20243 min read

In a year filled with unprecedented challenges and victories, my family embarked on an incredible journey alongside my son, a football player for the University of Washington. Their path to the National Championship was not just a testament to athletic prowess but a source of profound life lessons. As we navigated the highs and lows of an almost perfect season, the parallels between striving for success on the field and achieving our health and wellness goals became strikingly clear. This journey, culminating in a hard-fought National Championship game in Houston earlier this month, taught us invaluable lessons about commitment, perseverance, and community that I believe can inspire us all, especially in our quests for better health.

Lessons from the 'Natty

  1. Commitment to the Goal: The unwavering commitment of the team to their goal of reaching the national championship was nothing short of inspirational. Just like in health, setting a vision and committing to it wholeheartedly is the first step towards achievement. Your health goals, whether it’s losing weight, gaining strength, or simply feeling better in your skin, require a clear vision. Commitment means setting your sights on what matters most and pushing forward, regardless of the hurdles. Remember, without a steadfast commitment, goals remain just distant dreams.

  2. Do the Work: Watching my son and his team dedicate themselves daily for months and months to their dream reinforced a universal truth: success demands hard work, and it doesn't come overnight. In health, as on the field, there are no shortcuts. The path to wellness is paved with consistency, effort, and sometimes, sweat and tears. Whether it's committing to daily walks, choosing nutritious foods, or managing stress, the key is to embrace the process no matter what. Progress in health, much like in football, might not always be linear or immediately visible, but every step forward counts towards your goal.

  3. It Takes a Village: Perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of this journey was witnessing the power of unity. Each team member knew that while individual commitment was crucial, the collective support of teammates and coaches was indispensable. This mirrors the journey to better health during life's transitions, like menopause, where changes can feel overwhelming and isolating. Remember, we're stronger together. Leaning on friends, family, or a supportive community can provide the encouragement, accountability, and joy needed to navigate the path to our best selves.

As I reflect on this remarkable season, the lessons learned extend far beyond the football field. They remind us that our health, much like a championship, is won through commitment, hard work, and community. While the final game didn’t end as we had hoped, the journey was full of victories that transcended the scoreboard. It taught us about resilience, the beauty of shared goals, and the strength found in unity. As we apply these lessons to our health journeys, let’s move forward with the same heart, dedication, and teamwork that brought a team to the National Championship. Here's to winning at health, together!

Let's take these lessons to heart and apply them to our own health and wellness journeys. Share your goals, your commitments, and let’s support each other in doing the work and building our village. Because together, there’s no goal we can’t achieve. Share your thoughts and commitments in the comments below or reach out directly. Let’s embark on this journey to better health together!

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