Be Healthy Enough with Amy Van Liew

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Women over 50 come to me seeking a healthier and better life. They may wonder if they can even feel better if they can get past their hurt knees,  backs, or shoulders. And my college-freshman self that found health and wellness so daunting, understands this quest for finding the approach to create a better, healthier life. I studied engineering and worked at Hewlett-Packard for 26 years, but the freshman 30  I gained put me on two tracks: a 26-year career at Hewlett-Packard and an early retirement so I could “re-engineer the engineer.”  My love of research and problem-solving skills, and my caring, positive approach and courage allow me to provide alternative methods to my clients, other than popping a pill.

Pain can reside anywhere in the body, but it also can happen when you’re leaving a job, identity, friends, family, or a six-figure outcome. Navigating a dark time and needing therapeutic work informs the strengthening therapy that I offer my clients. So, when I say courage is an important skill, I  mean it. It’s the challenging times in our lives that make us stronger. It is calibrating the good with the bad that led me to find fulfillment. To be healthy enough.

The best approach to life, and learning to navigate the changes, is being healthy enough to do the things you love to do, to feel good, to feel satisfied, and also be able to truly enjoy life.