Health and Wellness

Castle Rock Elementary

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be your Wellness Coach here at Castle Rock Elementary! I was a little apprehensive at first because as most of you now know, I am one of the newbies roaming the halls! But, after thinking about it, I realized that it's so necessary to have an onsite wellness program, especially in high stress environments. It's pretty common for most employers to offer some sort of Health and Wellness benefit, but it's not very common to have on-site liaisons at each location. So, that was even more reason for me to do it!

I have had my share of obstacles with health and wellness as most of us, if not all of us, have and I can tell you it's much better on the healthier side. About 3 years ago, I had my thyroid removed (no my scar on my neck is not from a fight with another mom in the carpool lane) and it was rough. Prior to my surgery, I had gained almost 30 pounds within about 2 months and had absolutely no energy. Fast forward to today, I have lost 35 pounds and I feel like myself again!

I'm not going to lie, it was not an easy road and there were many times I wanted to throw in the towel and give up, but I decided it was a little easier to stay positive. So now, I always remember to leave a little sparkle wherever I go. You never know who really needs it to give them that push in the right direction!

Heather Brundage, CRE Wellness Coach