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Welcome ThriveHers! Total health starts here! Six years ago, I set out to write my story in a book, Finding My Way, Facing My Journey With Courage, to help motivate others to find a better perspective when dealing with health issues for both the physical and emotional side of our personal wellness. I shared my story after I did years of healing efforts that included changing the foods I was consuming, changing my beliefs about myself, setting boundaries, and understanding how important it is to take care of myself, and habits that were not serving me, and in turn, improving my overall health and emotional well-being. 

I then went on to study nutrition at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where I received a Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching. I wrote my second book Take Command of Your Total Health, A Woman's Guide To Fearless Aging, to use as a guide for women who want to age in health. 

Gaining a new perspective, practicing self-care unapologetically, and setting myself as a priority in order to take back my power was the greatest gift I gave myself. It is my wish that you realize you have it in you to age in health, happiness and peace.

Don’t Fear Aging!

In Take Command of Your Total Health, you’ll discover that only about 10 percent of your ill-health is determined by genetics.


Donna Markussen helps you shape the other 90 percent through whole foods nutrition, positive lifestyle interventions, and self-care secrets that empower you to:


  • Heal from past traumas to establish a deeper connection with self

  • Find your inner doctor using your intuition when dealing with health issues

  • Use functional medicine to uncover the root cause of your health challenges

  • Live with clear intention and eliminate negative people and influences from your life


Make YOU Your Top Priority with No Apologies


Whether it’s by nature or nurture, women tend to put caring for others ahead of their own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.


However, Take Command of Your Total Health provides you with the blueprint and the permission slip you need to embark on a refreshing new beginning in how you experience your life as a woman.


Without apology, you’ll feel energized and free to make your health, wellbeing, and fulfillment your overriding priority!

Hit it out of the park...

Once again, Donna has hit it out of the park! Easy read, it flows from one chapter to another. It is real, honest, and straightforward. Although geared toward fifty-plus women, the info provided is  relevant to all ages.
Tons of gold nuggets.

— Fran Goldstein 

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