Hi, I’m Rachel.
Wife, fur mama, entrepreneur, wellness educator, lifestyle blogger, and lover of this crazy, beautiful thing called life.
After healing my body of an autoimmune disease through healthy eating and radical self-care, I became obsessed with sharing the benefits of real food and natural living. I’ve spent the past seven years helping hundreds of women lose weight and get fit from the inside-out with holistic wellness programs, bridal boot camps, and personal training services.
I created this blog to share not just what I’ve learned from coaching these incredible women to better health, but also to share my story of redemption, love, heartaches, miracles, losses, life events, and new beginnings. When you stop by you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, marriage, entrepreneurship, health… with touches of creative inspiration, DIYs, recipes, and things I love along the way.
This is my place to be myself. To share my heart, my happenings, and the things I never want to forget. The lessons I have learned. The moments I felt the Lord teaching me something that I just have to share, in hopes that it blesses you as well. This is my life. My journal. My open book for you.
I hope that the information and personal stories of trials, failures, and triumphs that I share on this brand-spanking new blog will inspire and encourage you to make your health a priority. And I pray to create a community where you feel seen, heard and understood.
Each week, I write for you, but I also write for me, as a reminder to nurture and respect our bodies as we pursue our dreams. That said, this conversation isn’t a one-way street. I want to hear your thoughts, ideas, and how-to’s as well! Whether it’s a new recipe, health tip, or success story, share in the comments section or tag me via social media @RachelSunley. Together we can share tips on how to be the best versions of ourselves through natural wellness, spiritual growth, intentional living, and giving back to the world. ALL for God’s glory!
I look forward to connecting with you and getting to know you better! xo Rachel
Why Am I Passionate About Health & Natural Living?
The truth is, I wasn’t always healthy. I grew up on Captain Crunch and microwave meals, was overweight as a child, and developed serious body image issues and eating disorders at the age of 12. For most of my life, I struggled with yo-yo dieting, depression, digestive issues, and a serious lack of self-worth. Simply put, I hated my body and I tried everything to change it.
Click the link below to read more about my health journey.
A Little About Me
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur who lives in yoga pants and oversized sweaters. I am a wife to a handsome man named Darren, also known in the Ninja Warrior community as FACE. I recently became a mama to our Maltese puppy named Leo (short for Leonidas – The Warrior King). I have an insatiable appetite for learning and growth. I love take-your-breath-away laughs, dancing at weddings, live theatre, pink flowers, essential oils, yoga, and Buffalo’s Canalside at sunset. I live for Jesus and I’ll drop anything for family and friends.
God is good, and life is crazy beautiful. I LOVE IT!
Guilty Pleasures: Coffee, AmazonPrime, and binge-watching This Is Us, The Voice, or Fixer Upper. #BecauseBalance
Current Obsessions: Green tea matcha lattes, grapefruit + lime lemonade, and taking pictures of my fur baby.
Fun Fact: Darren and I won the wedding of our dreams and were featured on a 5-part reality TV series. You can watch our entire wedding planning journey from start-to-finish at Hitched716.com.
Rachel Sunley, MPH, CPT is a certified holistic health coach and lifestyle blogger based out of Buffalo, New York. After years of battling multiple health issues and then healing her body of an autoimmune disease through real food, fitness, and alternative medicine, she became an advocate of natural living.
In hopes of inspiring others to take charge of their own health, Rachel spent seven years working in the wellness industry as a corporate wellness specialist, bridal fitness trainer, and women’s health coach before switching her focus from serving small groups of people in person to serving as many women as possible online.
Bridging the gap between natural wellness, spiritual growth, and high-performance Rachel’s work is devoted to helping ambitious women become the healthiest, BEST versions of themselves possible for God’s glory and the greater good of humanity. She wants to show you how to live a modern healthy lifestyle while pursuing your dreams.
Rachel and her businesses have been featured in The Buffalo News, Buffalo Brides Magazine, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, and At Buffalo Magazine.
When she’s not coaching clients, teaching classes or writing for her new blog, you can find her sweating at a local yoga studio or dining out at one of Buffalo’s best restaurants with her handsome Ninja Warrior husband Darren. Check out her stories, tips, and inspiration on life, and all things wellness at rachelsunley.com.
Education & Certifications
- Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Behavior & Community Health – University at Buffalo
- Bachelor of Arts, Honors in Psychology – Buffalo State College
- Certified Holistic Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Certified Precision Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition
- Certified Personal Trainer – National Acadamy of Sports Medicine
- CPR/AED Certified – American Heart Association