Heather Goodwin and Tracy Southwick will tell us about sugar and how to create a healthier relationship with sugar, curb some of our cravings, manage our intake, and help reduce the amount of sugar our children consume.
Heather Goodwin is the director of Heights of Health Holistic Behavior Division. She holds a master’s degree in Education and is a board-certified Holistic Health Practioner. She has expertise in mind/body connection, changing the stress response, managing anxiety level, and also works with children with ADHD and other neurological or behavioral challenges. She is the co-creator of a school-based mindfulness program called Present Time Kids and the cutting-edge holistic health program Wellbeing Simplified. She remains a national speaker and recognized behavior specialist who resides in the Houston Heights with her husband Mike and two children Sophia and Nicholas.
Tracy Southwick has been in the natural health field since she was diagnosed with a debilitating health condition 22 years ago. After her body healed through holistic means, she devoted her life’s work to helping educate others about the beauty of the body’s innate ability to heal itself when given the proper tools. Tracy is a traditional naturopath and the founder of Heights of Health Holistic Clinic here in her hometown of Houston.
Addiction Series: George Youngblood, Alternative Peer Groups
George Youngblood, LCDC, ADCIII, CCS, of Teen and Family Services, presents to us information about Alternative Peer Groups for adolescents struggling with substance use disorder and their impact on families who are dealing with addiction in their children.
Andie Wyrick, MSN, CNM, is a certified nurse midwife and doctorate student who has been in the Houston birth community for over a decade. Her experience includes elementary school nursing, hospital L & D, birth center, and home birth. Andie is confident in a woman’s ability to grow and birth her baby. She feels a partnership in care is empowering and hopes to foster that relationship with families. She has a tender, lighthearted, and hands-off approach to the evidence-based care she offers. She has been joyfully dating her husband of 17 years since junior high and has five children. Her passions beyond bellies, birth, and breastfeeding are mission work and reading.
Jaelin Stickels, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner who is honored to work with women and their families as they experience pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Jaelin followed her passion into midwifery and has been practicing with women and babies since 2010. She has spent the last 34 blissful years married to her high school sweetheart. She has three children and one grandchild. In addition to her passion for women’s health, she loves quilting and spends her spare time running the www.sheis.com website and being enamored with her granddaughter. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree.
Nikki Estep is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is the owner of Mindful Eats Nutrition Counseling, a private practice of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Mindful Eats has two locations – one in the Montrose area in Houston, Texas, and one in Katy, Texas. Nikki also works as a consultant for Menninger Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Houston Ballet. Nikki developed a passion for working with pregnant women and children after working with an interdisciplinary team of midwifes, lactation consultants, OBGYNs, and pediatricians at Texas Children’s Hospital. She approaches nutrition counseling through a mindfulness and intuitive eating lens. This approach helps people end the diet cycle and finally make peace with food so that they can achieve their health goals and live a fulfilling life.
Jennifer Rico has been married for 11.5 years to Emmanuel and lives in Katy where she grew up. Together they have three children: 8-year-old Emma, almost-4-year-old John and 1-month-old Charlotte. Jennifer is an optimistic and outgoing woman. She is an aspiring postpartum doula. She loves to go camping and spending time with her family. Jennifer loves to travel and is a loyal and supportive friend, daughter, sister and wife. She advocates strongly for informed birth choices through education.
Our guests are Elisabeth Holland, certified Addictions RN, and Michelle Hansford, Parent Coach Navigator of Santa Maria Hostel, Texas’ largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center, and one of a very few to provide comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant women and their children.
Since 1986, Family to Family Network has been creating success for children and young adults with disabilities by empowering their families as they navigate complex education, health care & social service systems. Join our guests Mary Jane Williams (Executive Director) and Judy Blake (Program Coordinator) as they educate us on how Family to Family Network impacts the lives of children and their families.
Rebekah Stump is a third-generation Houstonian and certified clinical thermographer. She is the owner of Thermography of Houston, which provides medical thermal imaging at her main office in Northwest Houston, as well as mobile locations in the Houston Heights, Katy, and Kingwood.
Camellia May has been a licensed midwife since 1993 and a Certified Professional Midwife since 2008. She has a B.S. from University of Arkansas, has been married since 1980, and is the mother of five and grandmother to one.
Andrew Warren, former student, currently a member of staff at Archway Academy, a sober/recovery high school based right here in Houston. Archway serves as a prototype for others beginning recovery high schools in their communities.