Hey there, we’re Tom Nikkola and Vanessa Romero! We live in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, MN with our furbabies, a Shih Tzu named Gizmo, aka, the cutest dog in the world, and a Tabby Cat named Kirby, aka the fattest cat in the world. We have two adult sons who have left the nest, making us empty-nesters at the young ages of 39 and 45. We will leave it up to you to guess who is older. We are husband & wife, Christ followers, business partners, city slickers, entrepreneurs, purple lovers, and health nuts. We blog about living healthy in mind, body, and spirit, in an unhealthy world.
About Healthy Living How To
After experiencing significant adrenal fatigue in 2008, I left my career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach to focus on healing my mind, body, and spirit. During the recovery process, at the insistence of Tom, I started Healthy Living How To (HLHT).
In the early days of HLHT, much of what I shared were healthy recipes I made for my family that aligned with following a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free nutritional lifestyle. And over time wrote about other topics of living healthy in an unhealthy world.
Things changed in early 2014, when I started to explore the use essential oils as part of a healthy lifestyle. I signed up as an independent distributor with Young Living Essential Oils and my business grew quickly by sharing the products with family, friends, and HLHT readers just like you.
Having never built a network marketing business before, I found the challenges of the business demanding more and more of my time. I decided to put HLHT on the back burner and focus my time and passion for healthy living on building my Young Living business.
The last two and half years have been filled with lots of travel, meeting and making new friends, as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth.
I also picked up a business partner along the way, my best friend and handsome husband, Tom.
Tom and I have been working together since February 1, 2015 and are ready to bring HLHT back to life. We can’t wait to share all that we’ve learned and experienced over these past few years!