Healthy Aging Kuel Category Expert: Deb Gutierrez
In the spirit of the giving season, let’s sit down with a virtual cup of tea or glass of wine together and get to know one another.
We have shared a lot this year on Kuel Life, and it is not simple to get an idea of one’s personality from an article. I will start with ten random facts that, in some way, have an influence on what I do today.
10 Random Personal Shares From Kuel Life’s Healthy Aging Expert:
“Much of my time spent on the Warner Brothers lot as a regular in the Dukes of Hazard.”
- I grew up in Malibu, CA, where I would skateboard with friends to the bottom of our hill every day, and against my mother’s wishes, we would hitchhike back up.
- Due to being utterly blind to the fact that I was a child struggling with ADHD and dyslexia, school was unbearable. Due to my academic challenges and being a small, un-athletic kid, I didn’t “fit in” with the “cool” gang. Hence, even today, there are times I have the feeling of “just wanting to fit in.”
- My summer job in college was as an extra in the movies and television. Much of my time spent on the Warner Brothers lot as a regular in the Dukes of Hazard. My fathers’ family was in the movie industry, and it was my dream, but my dad adamantly opposed any of his children to be in the business.
- I attended an all-girl Catholic High School in Los Angeles (1975-1979), thankfully because my Mom had the foresight to see how lost in the educational system, I would have been in the public High School.
- In High School, six of my friends and I took the RTD (public bus) to and from school. We enjoyed causing a bit of trouble – like “mooning” from the bus’s back seat to the cars below.
- I met my husband when we were 16, dated for two years. Went our separate ways after High School and reconnected when we were 25. I would say he knows me better than anyone. Like all marriages, we share the good, the bad, the joys, sorrows. Our greatest joys are our daughter and twin sons.
- My favorite place to this day is the ocean. With the ability to swim, surf, and body surf almost all year long, it was the place I felt capable, strong and free from the world’s expectations.
- My favorite class in college was Nutrition; it was the spark for what I am blessed to do today. Nutrition was the first class I recall wanting to understand. However, with my dyslexia, let’s just say the Organic Chem classes were unmanageable.
- The ocean holds much of my peace and spirit; living now by a river and mountains lifts my soul daily.
- In 2001, after ten years of being severely ill, I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue. No one in 2001 heard of Celiac or much about autoimmune diseases. Through self-discovery and education, I began to learn how our environment and stressors affect health, in particular, our immune system.
Furthering My Education To Help You:
“Let’s get to know one another here in the Kuel Life Community.”
Today, I am in a 10-month program in Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Therapy. It is challenging going back to school and understanding the best way to learn with ADHD and Dyslexia, but it is tremendously rewarding.
I have an insatiable desire to learn everything I can about living healthier longer. We are meant to be strong, healthy, and experience all the juice life offers. I do not believe in limiting beliefs because of our age or circumstance; we have to accept our health as it is.
So, grab a sip of your tea or wine and share some fun facts about yourself. Let’s get to know one another here in the Kuel Life Community.
About the Author:
Deb Gutierrez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer. Her transformational coaching method helps women take the “grind” and stress out of everyday life, ditch the chronic fatigue and anxiety, to be productive, feel incredible, and fulfilled. For her, Health and Fitness are at the cornerstone of what brings meaning to life. It is the process of pushing, pulling, moving, failing, and prevailing that equals feeling fully alive. She has been married for 30 years to her husband Jim, and they have a daughter and Identical twin sons. She loves speaking, creating, and working with other women to create and celebrate the life you deserve and desire.