What happens when you build a community in the wellness space and then move away?
In the digital age you hop on social media or a Zoom call and pick up where you left off. DeeAnna Merz Nagel used to live in Monmouth County and was a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings. She built bonds with like-minded folks and then moved back to her home state of Florida, but that didn’t stop her from keeping up with her people. It made sense that when she decided to edit a book on the topic of spiritual coaching, she reached out to her New Jersey tribe!
The book, Case Studies in Spiritual Coaching features these gifted Monmouth/Ocean county women- Nourish Coaches, Wendy Bright-Fallon and Debbie Peterson (https://nourishcoaches.com) with a chapter on grit and grace as related to women's health; Gay Norton Edelman (https://www.coachgay.com) offers a chapter on spirited writing, as well as a chapter about what is at the heart of spiritual coaching. To add an artistic bent to the project, a piece of Krista Lynn’s (https://www.kristalynndesigns.com) original signed resin artwork entitled, Harmonious Energy was captured for the cover. The book additionally includes chapters on essential oils, oracle cards, Shamanism and more.
DeeAnna can be reached at https://deeannamerznagel.com @DeeAnnaNagel on IG and X.