“Find something that you’re passionate about and commit the time to do it.”
A nutritional therapist with specialized training in homeopathy and digestive health, Lara Facteau not only runs Palo Alto Nutrition ( paloaltonutrition.com), but is also the mother of two and stepmother of fi ve. How does she make it all work? “It starts with prioritizing, proper planning, communication, and being well organized,” she says. “My aim is to balance family, clients, and time for myself.” On her journey to success, Facteau has reinvented both her personal and professional lives. After being a traditional wife and mother, she went through a divorce, went back to school, and started a nutrition practice. “The transition from an independent, college- educated woman who chose to take a pause in life and stay at home to raise children, and to then re- enter the workforce, was incredibly diffi cult,” she says. But she found the strength to follow her passion and overcome adversity.
“Simply put, I enjoy helping people,” she says. Starting a new business was no easy feat but, she says, “The rewards have been tenfold.” And, she even found the time to remarry.
HEALTHY FOOD: Raw cheese, raw nuts, raw dairy, avocado, dark chocolate, red wine PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Tennis WAY TO UNWIND: Sitting on the couch with her husband while enjoying a glass of pinot noir and refl ecting on their day and many blessings
Top Healthy Habits
Prayer Quarterly cleansing Working out at least 3 days a week Centering her routine around her priorities Spending time with friends and family Finding humor in all aspects of life
Occasional prebiotics, probiotics, and a blend of omega- 3, - 6, and - 9 fats.