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My life has taken many professional turns from editorial work to marketing, from paper to web. In my 40s, I decided that it was time to turn my personal passions into a profession. This is when I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health

After years of training and learning about Coaching, Nutrition, Fitness, and Mindfulness, I supplemented my Master's Degree and became a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. This educational journey has shown me that not only am I committed to personal self-care practices, but, more so, that I love working with individuals to help them achieve their goals and find balance in their lives.


I have tested my own self-care practices while raising my three children. I navigated integrating my family into different communities—from New York to Tokyo to Washington, DC—and learned how important exercise, healthy relationships, home cooking, and moderation are to my ability to be a patient and constant care-giver. My family has adapted, accepted, and perhaps even embraced the fact that certain aspects of my self-care are non-negotiable.


I am determined to help my clients find the balance that works best for their own lives and families.

Gretchen Robbins, MA, NBC-HWC

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