I’m Alexis Buckles, a certified wellness coach, creative entrepreneur, vegan, fencer, and lover of all things otherworldly. I provide wellness coaching, lunch and learn programs on holistic wellbeing topics, and I am the author of The Book of Extraordinary Things- a guided journal.
Before I started Living Well and Wild, I worked for years in a stressful and unfulfilling job that ultimately left me depressed and feeling disconnected with the people I loved. Towards the end of my time in that career, I started a small clothing company called Geeked Out Fitness with my husband and some friends, to take my mind off work and to honor my creative spirit. While we were busy with GOF I stopped eating so many of my feelings and started to indulge in my newfound curiosity for health and well-being. I came across the book “Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change” by Dr. Michael Arloski that really resonated with me. I had never even heard of wellness coaching before but now I wanted to learn everything there was to know about it.
Fast forward a few months and I was on my way to Colorado to train with Real Balance Global Wellness, run by Dr. Arloski himself. My experience during the training process was a tipping point for me and not a day goes by that I am not bursting with gratitude for the opportunity to change my life. It is because I was given that opportunity that I want to support others in getting closer to their life’s vision. Change is hard and even harder when you have limited support. In creating LWW, it was my goal to provide opportunities for those on their life’s quest to feel supported and empowered to unlock the magic within.
My Top 5 Character Strengths for 2019 are Curiosity, Gratitude, Kindness, Love of Learning, and Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence.
The Flourishing Center - Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology
eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies - Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition
Real Balance Global Wellness - Certified Health and Wellness Coach
National Wellness Institute Member
B.A. George Mason University- Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Diplomacy and Governance