"I don't sell stuff. I offer hope, health, excitement, and freedom. I lock arms with people who want to do the same and have fun doing it."
Dr. Murray was at the height of her nursing career, working tirelessly attending to the health and wellness of her patients. So much so, she had not realized, she had lost sight of her own.
Using food to self- medicate the symptoms she experienced from chronic burnout syndrome, stress, and chronic fatigue resulted in her weight reaching almost 400 lbs, gallstones, and on the verge of becoming a diabetic. This was her wake-up call. Realizing she could not adequately help anyone else if she did not attend to her own health and wellness, she took a step back from the medical field and returned to Nature. There, she received healing and reclaimed her health & wellness. This ultimately led to a seven year study which she used to re-conceptualize and re-establish her relationship with well-being.Dr. Murray now dedicates her efforts to providing nature-connectedness training to fellow health and wellness professionals and spiritual leaders with the desire to reclaim their own health and wellness by natural means.
Prior to founding The NOW Center for Wellness, Veronica was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Ecopsychology from Akamai University after a seven-year qualitative study identifying the key concepts of well-being in and as Nature. Simultaneously, she worked as a Course Coordinator and Adjunct Professor at Project NatureConnect and Akamai University, pioneers of higher education dedicated toward the betterment of the human condition and sustainability of the planet. Additionally, Dr. Murray combined the skills and experience she acquired via her certifications in Eco-Art Therapy, Wellness Inventory Coaching, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Transformational Life Coaching, Ketogenic Diet & Ketosis Nutrition Health Coaching and as a Licensed Practical Nurse to become a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). Being one of the only 2800 internationally recognized NBC-HWC, she remains an active member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, a non-profit organization committed to providing a minimum standard and measure of foundational competencies vital to the practice of health and wellness coaching. She continues to advocates holistic wellness via the time and energy she devotes to teaching nature-connecting courses for Project NatureConnect's Eco-Art Therapy and Applied Ecopsychology programs. Dr. Murray offers her services as a Transformational Speaker and Transformative Wellness Trainer and Facilitator.
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As a transformational speaker, I use storytelling to teach people easy-to-understand ways to activate a change of mind and create the life they desire for themselves.
The topics that I cover possess broad-market appeal. My audiences seem to always enjoy discovering creative yet simple ways to live a more fulfilling life.
Combining the broad appeal with the flow of my presentations and an indescribably captivating energy, I offer experiences that are relevant, engaging, and thought-provoking. And all are steeped with visual, auditory, and kinetic appeal.
My intention is not to merely inspire or motivate; but instead evoke change in thought and action. My presentations, themselves are the transformative agent that activates change.
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My speaking platform is I am Well-being, I am Powerful, which lays out a personal transformation process for people to create behaviors that exemplify the power and capabilities they possess as well-being. I take audiences on my personal pilgrimage of self-discovery and restoration of my life.
The common theme throughout my journey has been one of resiliency and triumph despite tremendous adversity.
I was raised in poverty.
I was molested as a child.
I was a teen mom.
I was verbally, physically, and sexually abused by my first husband.
I experienced a near death experience as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle.
My weight reached its height at almost 400 lbs.
I was addicted to food.
I was a work-a-holic.
I suffered from chronic burnout syndrome.
I was homeless.