About Sheila

My Biography

Hi, I’m Sheila Petersen. I am the creator of Life Elemental. I empower men, women and children to take action and responsibility for their health. I believe that you need the tools to nourish & transform your body and brain, and then you can create the life you are here to live. 

After 20 years in a corporate setting, I realized the way I was living was not conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. I woke up everyday and let the weather predict my mood. I left just enough time to get to work without taking time for me and my self care. I was doubled over in pain and secretly icing my body. I spent seven years trying to understand why this pain was showing up. I thought I was healthy. I believe without a doubt that we store experience (past, present and future) in our body. It will eventually show up as inflammation and chronic pain. It certainly has for me.

Until I addressed the root cause of my patterns, habits, choices and conditioning, nothing changed for the better. From doctor to physical therapy, from pain pills to medicinal patches, it wasn't until I addressed these key areas of life, when I began to notice a shift. I lost 10 lbs. I began sleeping without getting up in the night. I was experiencing sustainable energy throughout the day(bye-bye 3pm slump and Starbucks runs) and my positive outlook on life is like nothing I ever imagined!  

I know what it feels like to be in over your head—to have your dreams fall by the wayside, while still trying to keep everything else in life afloat - family, health, faith, and community.

If you’re like me, that means making your relationships with self care, time management, friends and family, and your finances balanced and a top priority.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, cooking, creating, traveling, high intensity interval training and massage. 


My Most Popular Posts


How To Train Your Mind To Be Bigger Than Your Excuses

The First Hour Of Your Day And How To Own It

5 Ways To Have Sustainable Energy


Make Friends With Your Food - 3 Strategies To End Deprivation

Feeding Your Self Authentically - 3 Cravings That Get To The Root

Beet Yourself Up - Juice Recipe

My Content

For years, I have had people refer to me as their life coach. I decided to own that role and be intentional about it. My mission is to help men, women and children feel empowered and accountable to make better food and lifestyle choices. To that end, I write on achieving a better mindset and relationship to food and the things that nourish us in life found on our plate and off our plate - relationships, money, career, spirituality, creativity and physical activity. On occasion, I write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can implement in your personal and professional life. If you consider yourself an achiever—someone who wants more out of life—then this blog is for you. I typically post when I am inspired to share something that will benefit you, occasionally more. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via e-mail. It’s quick, easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

Just Some Of The Books I've Read That Have CHANGED My Life

The Charge, Motivation Manifesto & Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Brian Tracy

The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers & 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse by Debbie Ford

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You Are A Badass - How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

The Place That Completely Transformed My Life - The Institute For Integrative Nutrition

Making the decision to become a Health Coach and enrolling at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition was a stepping stone to creating a business and a life that I love! Do you crave the same? What are you 'busy' doing? Is it 'busy' work or your 'life's' work? Experience a class at IIN Now. After you've watched the class and you're super excited about what's next, schedule a time to talk with me Q & A style.

My Contact Information

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