Name: Rebecca Naylor
Occupation: Holistic Health Coach, Founder of Chronically Well Club, Trailblazer with Happy Healthy Women, and Teacher/Guidance Counsellor with TDSB
Lifestyle: Choose your own adventure! I have the word Create tattooed on my left forearm to remind me daily that I am responsible for creating the life of my dreams through my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions.
Paisley Print Keats Blouse in Red by Toronto designer Mandala (also available in Blue and Tulip Print); Stefie Denim Jacket/Dress by Montreal’s Soia and Kyo; Black Shaper Pants by Tyler Madison
What’s a typical day like for you?
Varied! I strive for some combination of time in nature, making music, journaling, personal growth reading, meditating, visualizing, affirming, moving my body intuitively, cooking and consuming delicious and nourishing food, and connecting with community.
That said, I am a new puppy mama to a brilliant and boisterous 7-month old Miniature Poodle named Benjamin Zenz! My time and attention often goes to him first, though our time together is a core part of my self-care.
What in your life is really important to you?
My life purpose is to educate and empower you to discover your body’s innate power to heal. I was challenged with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis at age 17, and have spent the last 20 years studying, experimenting, and developing my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
I remain fully in remission! The complexities of chronic illness can so easily be shifted to chronic wellness through lifestyle changes, functional medicine, and a more holistic approach (with a great coach)!
I am also committed to empowering women to build authentic and inspiring relationships. I am proud to be a Trailblazer with Happy Healthy Women, organizing Chronically Well Club events for this phenomenal group in both East and West Toronto.
My second family and loving community is The Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto. It is an amazing place, multi-faith, open to anyone who wants to experience more love and joy, and connect more deeply spiritually. Motivational talks. Free meditations. Fantastic music. Hugs all around. I wish more people knew about this gem! Check it out. I’d be happy to introduce you.
What would you like to be remembered for?
I would like to be remembered for smiling, inspiring, contributing and creating.
And for being real. I always admit that I don’t know what I don’t know, and I always ask for help when needed. Even coaches need coaches!
What role does fashion play in your life?
In university, I actually majored in Costume Design! I love to assemble new outfits each day to reflect my mood, activities, and intentions.
I look for beautiful colours, unique patterns, and soft, comfortable, sensual fabrics.
Paisley Print Keats Blouse in Red byToronto designer Mandala (also available in Blue and Tulip Print); Stefie Denim Jacket/Dress by Montreal’s Soia and Kyo; Black Shaper Pants by Tyler Madison
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?
Soft, comfortable, sensual fabrics! I also love to shop locally in my Beaches neighbourhood, as well as to support Canadian designers.
What do you have that you want to promote?
As a Holistic Health Coach, I specialize in the treatment and prevention of chronic illness and autoimmunity.
I offer individual coaching, by phone or in person at my home office, focusing on seven key areas:
1. Diet and Nutrition
2. Reduction of Toxic Load
3. Immune System and Gut Health
4. Body Awareness and Movement
5. Organizational Systems and Design
6. Emotional Regulation and Communication Skills
7. Mindset and Belief
I also offer Home Health Audits, which are designed to help you identify and understand the toxic foods, chemicals, products and systems that could be negatively impacting you and your family.
I teach you how to replace, upgrade and redesign to improve your overall health and wellness. You will shift your priorities to become a more educated shopper and conscious consumer.
My value comes from my ability to truly empathize and lead by example. I get it. I live it. I continuously heal myself, and I love to help others discover their own body’s innate power to heal.
For more information, check out my website at www.chronicallywell.club. You can read my blog, and sign up for my newsletter to hear about local events!
Professionally, I have worked in public education as a high school teacher and counsellor for the past 14 years. I have three Honour Specialist qualifications, in Music, Drama and Special Education.
I love to meet new people and hear their stories. And I’m single!
Where can people find you on social media?
Thanks for reading, and be well.