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Be Holistic!

What does it mean to live a 'holistic' life? How can you introduce more natural and organic aspects to yours and your family's life? What are the benefits you could experience? And, how can you pull it off without having to go to the extremes? Show hosts Suzanne and Michelle will introduce you to the idea of holistic living and how you can incorporate these concepts into everyday living.

Your Hosts:

Suzanne Jackson

Suzanne is the Director of Alumni Relations at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.  She has a bachelor's degree in Corporate Communication and a master's degree in Liberal Studies, both from Lenoir-Rhyne.  Previously, she has worked as the Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools and as a reporter for the Hickory Daily Record.

In her free time, Suzanne as acts as a preceptor in literature classes for Mythgard Institute, watches classic films and makes crochet gifts and hats.  She has three children: Luke (18), Alex (10), and Nicholas (5).

Michelle Rimer

Michelle is Director of the Solmaz Institute for Obesity at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  She holds a master’s of public health and a master’s of nutrition from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and has completed a dietetic internship. She has a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a registered dietitian, a certified professional food manager, and is certified in child and adolescent weight management.

She has worked for more than 10 years in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, including employment with the Navajo Tribe in Arizona and several school districts in Wisconsin. She moved to Hickory from Mineral Point, Wisc., with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, Nora Kate, 4, and Nils, 18 months