Hi, I'm Heather Nickel
Founder of Beyond Better Life
This is my Story
Where it all began...
As a child, I was a “worrier.” Every September, the first day of school made me sick to my stomach. And anything new made me squirmy.
By the time I was 15 years old, I started drinking to deal with social anxiety.
And as I got older, I found that I couldn’t even cross a crosswalk without extreme stress (I thought everyone was staring at me….judging me)
Even the simple act of going into a grocery store could sometimes be too much for me to handle – I’d turn around in the parking lot, and go back home.
My doctors quickly prescribed a handful of medications. And on top of all that, I was drinking daily to cope with all the stress.
My mental health was not in a good place – I was clinically depressed.
And my physical health was no better. I was 100 lbs overweight, and I felt deeply uncomfortable in my body. I had multiple auto-immune issues, and I was often bedridden, with severe exhaustion, and joint pain.
I felt alone, and afraid….totally unsupported in an unhappy marriage.
And I just didn’t have the tools to deal with the overwhelm.
The Turning Point – Thriver Not Survivor
But wait! The story doesn’t end here! After years of researching, exhausting all the doctors, and experimenting with different holistic methods….I was finally able to crack the wellness code.
Over time, I reached a healthy weight, got a divorce, quit alcohol, and started managing my mental health, holistically.
I gained an entirely new (positive!) mindset, I had way more energy, and I became the top salesperson in my Corporate job.
But it wasn’t just 1 technique….or 1 process…..or 1 journaling session that changed it all.
I was able to create LASTING CHANGE by developing an integrative strategy that took into account my: mind, body and soul.
I focused on:
….which is exactly what Beyond Better Life is all about!
Beyond Better Life was born!
In 2019, I decided to launch my own business, Beyond Better Life. I had successfully transformed my pain into power – and I knew I could help others do the same.
I had been a Reiki Master for over a decade, but I wanted to learn other aspects of wellness, too. I got certified as an Integrative Nutrition Coach, Transformation Coach, and I also gained training as an NLP Practitioner.
Having mastered the tools and techniques I teach my clients to use, I now feel empowered to face any challenges that life throws my way – including breast cancer in 2022, which is a battle that is now behind me (#survivor).
Today, my goal is to give my clients the tools to understand themselves on a deeper level. It’s about developing greater self-awareness, and recognizing limiting beliefs, habits, and patterns.
Transformation is both a daily practice, and a life-long process.
And no matter what anyone says…..it’s never too late to transform your life.
Graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Certified Transformation Life Coach
Reiki Practitioner, RMT
On a Personal Note…
Most days, you can find me drinking a matcha latte, spending time in nature, or reading a good non-fic book to elevate my soul.
I have 2 teenage boys, who I am raising to be beacons of light in this world, and I’ve chosen to settle down in the beautiful city of Los Angeles with my dream partner, feeling more at peace than ever.
I enjoy serving the world by helping people break free from what’s holding them back, so they can step into their power. And hey! When I’m not busy speaking or posting on social media, you can find me planning my next adventure across the globe!
Love notes from my clients….
- Robyn Garcia
"After finishing Heather’s program, I have taken back control over my life. I can’t thank her enough for everything that she has helped me accomplish"
- Serena Huerta
"I have more energy, identified my food sensitivity, and even received a promotion at my job! I now have a new mindset, and see things from a different perspective – I have a positive attitude towards life!"
- Christina Coy
"No more painful periods! No more constant chronic pain! I feel more confident, less stressed, and ready to take on whatever life throws at me!"
Your healing journey begins here
If you’re ready to:
➜ Become more present to your life and your purpose
➜ Ignite your spirit by tapping into your own infinite potential
➜ Transform your limiting beliefs, habits and patterns
➜ Become equipped with powerful holistic lifestyle practices
➜ Live a life beyond your wildest dreams
I’d love to chat with you!Let’s do this
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