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 40 and 46. We will leave it up to you to guess who is older. We are husband and wife, Christ followers, business partners, city slickers, entrepreneurs, purple lovers, and health nuts. We blog about all things healthy living.
About Healthy Living How To
After experiencing significant adrenal fatigue in 2008, Vanessa left her career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach to focus on healing in mind, body, and spirit. During the recovery process, at the insistence of Tom, she started Healthy Living How To (HLHT).
In the early days of HLHT, much of what Vanessa shared was healthy recipes she made for her family that aligned with following a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free lifestyle. And over time, wrote about other topics of living healthy in an unhealthy world.
In January 2014, Vanessa started to explore the use of essential oils as part of a healthy lifestyle, and launched Healthy Living With Essential Oils. Her business grew quickly by sharing the products with family, friends, and HLHT readers just like you. Thirteen months later, Tom was able to leave his Senior Director role with a large health and wellness company, and join Vanessa at Healthy Living How To.