Excitement + Energy in the New Year!

We've started off 2019 with so much energy and excitement, and I want to invite you to be part of the movement toward the whole-person focus of integrative wellness!

If you've ever been sick and frustrated with the western model of healthcare (reactive) you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the integrative model of care is proactive and partnership based. Yes, it takes more time and no, there aren't one-size-fits all answers. But that's the beauty of it. 

  • The integrative approach to wellness gives you your power back; you're in the drivers seat now. You don't necessarily have to rely on a physician and a prescription to feel good again; you can restore your body to equilibrium by making lifestyle changes that work for you!
  • You are at the center of everything we do here at Meridian Integrative Wellness. It's our mission to truly empower you to make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong well-being. Whether that be through 1:1 health coaching, counseling therapy or group learning in our classroom, we're here to help!

I know it's often easier to stay in your comfort zone than to take on big changes. But growth never happens there, in your comfort zone. And you've got a whole team of people to support you when you need it. What changes do you want to make to be your healthiest? Cheers to creating more joy and health in your life!

All the best, 

Jessica Hill Powell
Founder + Health Coach, Meridian Integrative Wellness

P.S. Speaking of getting out of comfort zones, did you happen to catch me on the news? Our Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration were both HUGE successes, and my inner introvert was screaming the whole time "retreat!" I ignored her. I talked (until my jaws hurt- definitely not used to that!), I gave constant tours, I listened, I laughed and I hugged a lot. And I have never felt so fully support by a community of people. I couldn’t believe how many people showed up— friends, family, neighbors, clients, and so many who heard about us through other community outlets. All of these people matched my passion for the vision of this business, and showed up to let me know. I’ve been in the entrepreneur game a long time, and I’ve always had fun doing new things, but THIS is exactly where I belong. Doing the important work of helping people to understand their own power and role in their own wellness, showing them how to create sustainable change, helping people to heal feel good again makes me feel good. My heart is still bursting with gratitude. See the segment featured on WDRB here. 

You don't want to miss this special event! It's this Saturday 1/26 and there are still some spots left, but sign up now before it's too late. This is a chance to convene with other people with interest in self-development, to evaluate where you are right in this moment, where you want to be, and make a visual representation of what you have in mind for yourself in 2019. This will involve cutting, gluing, writing, drawing and visualizing. Stripping your previous visions down to the studs, and rebuilding with careful attention given to the possibilities of the coming months.

February Classroom features


Many people seek the help of our health coach to address conditions like these: 

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cancer, supportive nutritional care
  • Chronic fatigue, chronic pain
  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention
  • Endocrine imbalances
  • Emotional imbalances
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Life transitions
  • Women's health: pregnancy, infertility, PCOS, etc.


This is a recipe by our very own Wellness Chef, Rhona Kamar, of Prana-Junkie.  As a lover of egg rolls (you know, the deep fried, gluten containing ones?) I will say this dish will not disappoint. As soon as I took a bite of this deliciousness, I knew I had to share Rhona's recipe with you guys. 



  • 1 head of green cabbage, sliced thin OR
    2 bags of pre shredded cabbage
  • 2 carrots, shredded OR
    1 package pre shredded
  • 1/2 leek, cut in thin strips
  • 3 inches fresh ginger, chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

You can also add in other cabbages like radicchio, Napa cabbage, etc.

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1/2 brunch Cilantro optional

  • Heat in the coconut oil on medium high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the cabbage, carrots and leeks. Cover but stir occasionally to evenly caramelize, about 10 minutes. If the pan gets hot, turn down the heat and/or add a couple of tablespoons of water.
  • Add the ginger and garlic. Stir into the cabbage.
  • Move the vegetables over to make room for the beef. Sauté the beef until thoroughly cooked. Stir the vegetables and beef together.
  • Add in the sesame oil, coconut aminos and salt. Taste and add more to your liking.
  • Garnish with cilantro.