Don’t Worry, Be Healthy.
Welcome to the Sown Life. My name is Susan Gleeson and I am happy that you are here.
I am a wife of over 30 years and a Mom of 5. I love hanging with my kids, date nights with my husband, coffee with friends, walks with my dogs, preparing good food and gardening in my bare feet. I thrive off the energy of being around others and love learning along side them.
I have been studying health and nutrition for about 30 years. I am a Certified Nutritional Counselor in Holistic Health and a Master Herbalist. I have my own Wellness practice where I am passionate about teaching others to listen to their own bodies, sustaining those bodies with what they need to thrive and learning to stand in worthiness right where they are!
Over the years, the world around us has taught us that we are acceptable if we fit into a certain weight category or resemble those models on the magazine covers. There is so much shame that lies there. We have forgotten that our bodies were made to create, to love, to embrace life to the fullest and to live with exuberance, passion and energy.
My practice is called Sown Life Wellness because everyday we choose what we sow into our lives. When we do the work of sowing fruitful seeds, slowing down to nurture our bodies, it is there we find Growth.
My hope for each client that enters my practice is that he/she will leave with the foundation and education they need to listen to and attend to their bodies needs, nurturing them so they can grow as an individual.
Blessings to you and thank you for visiting.
Sown Life Wellness Consultations
and Nutritional Counseling
2540 Professional Rd. Ste. 2
Richmond, VA 23235
Wellness Services For a Healthy Lifestyle
Balancing Hormones Naturally – So many of health disturbances and cancers are due to our hormones being out of whack. We have implemented a 4 step process that will align your hormones daily using foods and superfoods.
Auto Immune Disorders – Many struggle with this and don’t even realize it. Our focus is gut health and getting you feeling good again.
Disordered Eating – this takes on many different forms including overeating and over exercising. We take a mind, body and spirit approach which nourishes healthy thought patterns and attitudes toward food.
Balancing weight for a lifetime – the focus here is a lifelong sustainable plan to maintain a healthy weight for long term success. Learning to see food as a source of joy while at the same time nourishing our bodies provides the peaceful balance we all seek.
Health starts in the Kitchen – Learn step by step how to revamp your pantry and refrigerator in order to start the journey of making food at home. Discover that there are healthy replacements for processed foods and use the basic cooking skills we teach for simple, delicious meals. I also will be walking through the process of preparing food ahead for the week to make eating well much simpler.
1st Step To Wellness
15 min. Free Phone Consultation
Health itself is not the “be all end all” but it is the path to really living. Take the step now and schedule an appt. for a free phone consultation. There is no time like the present to make a change.
2nd Step To Wellness
Initial Nutritional Assessment
This is where I get to hear your story..what brought you here and why you are pursuing help in getting back to health. We will review your Nutritional Assessment and from there I will present you with a plan on what I think would be the best course of action for you based on your needs.
3rd Step To Wellness
Nutritional Counseling Session
These Sessions are a follow up to the Initial Health Consultation and this is where we do our work. They consist of counseling and education. My goal is that you can leave with the tools you need to continue your journey towards health.)
Susan was incredibly compassionate, encouraging, and knowledgeable, and gave clarity to my health problems. Her warm and caring personality came through right away, and made it easy to open up and have a conversation about what suggestions would work best for me. She even predicted most of the problems she thought were going on — and then had me get tests and see someone to confirm (yes, she was right!).
What I appreciated about Susan’s nutritional counseling was her accepting attitude towards me. It was refreshing to be able to share my less than virtuous nutrition habits and not be judged. I also liked how she staggered the advice she shared with me so I didn’t go into information overload in the first session. But it was great over a few sessions to get A LOT of information about what could help me and why – useful knowledge for the rest of my life.
I was suffering from strange, itchy hives on my legs for months and seen many dermatologists in town who could to figure out what was wrong with me. I found Susan and not only did she find the solution to my hives through dietary changes, she was also able to cure my digestive issues that I had suffered with for over 20 years. Within my first few visits, i had shed the unwanted pounds and felt so much more vibrant…I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful person. She is 100% dedicated to helping you bring your body back to harmony!!!!
I met Susan at one of her Balancing Hormone Classes. I learned so much about not only the importance of where your food comes from but about how what you eat influences your body and overall health. She was so engaging and personable that I decided to work with her. She is so knowledgeable and explains things in a systematic way so you’re not overwhelmed. One of the biggest impacts was introducing probiotics to my daily routine. It’s made a huge difference in my regularity, energy level and cleared up a mysterious skin rash that was diagnosed as just dry skin by a dermatologist and eczema by a Nurse Practitioner. Just understanding the importance of gut health has been tremendous for me.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Susan Gleeson. Susan is so knowledgeable and working with her has improved my quality of life in so many ways! When I first started seeing Susan, I was experiencing very low energy and high stress. Susan would always take time at the beginning of each session to listen and encourage me. Just being in her presence made me feel better as she is such a genuine and caring person. Susan spent time educating me on the various components of balancing hormones naturally through supplementation and proper nutrition. She also encouraged me to set goals for self-care to make sure I was carving out time for myself in the midst of my busy life. As a result of my time with her, I have renewed energy and vitality for life. I am so grateful for her passion for helping others. It is one of the best investments I have made!!!