“My name is Monika Tuell, I am 50 years old, married, mother of four, and grandmother. I have known and been friends with Peggy for over 20 years now. I met Peggy when we worked for the same company, and she was the wellness coordinator at that time. I joined her program and quickly learned how passionate she was for health and wellness and helping others. I always liked her “whole person” approach, sleep, water, exercise, food, and mental health. We clicked right away, she looks at you in the eyes when she talks to you, and she earns your trust through confidentiality and genuine compassion.
Through our 20 years of friendship, Peggy has helped me understand myself better by asking the difficult questions that you should really know about yourself, and she holds me accountable. We talk about all things, nothing is off limits with us, she shares herself openly, as do I. This is definitely a process, constantly understanding yourself as you change through life due to life experiences. Peggy’s knowledge has changed with that as well, she keeps on trends and debunks the junk, and it always seems to come down to what she has always known, sleep, water, exercise, food, and mental health. Her tenacity for life is unwavering, you feel better just being around her because of the energy she puts off and that surrounds her. I knew when I met her, we would be lifelong friends, she has been a blessing.
Like everyone else, I suppose, the journey hasn’t always been easy, hormone changes, weight gain, weight loss, dieting, exercise, no exercise, etc. I believe I’m finally at a place where I am making life choices for myself and my health. Just recently, I met with Peggy when she was in town, and I told her about what I am working on and doing, she reviewed my lab work with me and listened intently, offered advice so that I could be successful in my journey and was proud of me for the work and commitment to myself. Peggy has this sort of sixth sense, she will text me out of the blue and make sure I am doing okay because she had a feeling I may not be and sometimes it’s just to check in and say hi. We are lifers, in it together til the end, nothing I wouldn’t do for her!” -Monika Tuell