Imagine Living Well, LLC
Hello and Welcome to Imagine Living Well!
My name is Michele Acker, but most people call me Shelly. I am the founder of Imagine Living Well, LLC. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to help people feel better and be well. I used to carry a first aid kit in my purse on the playground when I was in 5th grade. Not only that, both of my grandmothers were considered healers. My desire to help people combined with the knowledge and experiences that I shared with my grandmothers has taken me on an eclectic path of traditional and not so traditional explorations of healing pathways.
Although I have spent more than 35 years working in the hospitals in the more traditional medicine roles – ranging from Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to serving as Director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department for one of America’s mid-sized hospitals – I could always feel the pull toward alternative forms of healing modalities and wellness. That pull became stronger as the traditional medical model focused more and more on medications and insurance eligibility (putting a bandaid on the problems) instead of finding solutions often to the detriment of patients and staff. Since the mid 1980,s I have explored other wellness oriented and healing modalities both for myself and to help others in living their best, healthiest, authentic life: physically, mindfully, emotionally, and spiritually. Those explorations included studies in coaching, counseling, massage, myofascial release, Reiki, energy work, transitional care, patient navigation, the mindbody connection, consciousness, dream work, and shamanism, just to name a few.
Through all of this experiential exploration, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for all of these modalities to come together in collaboration in order change our focus from fixing disease to wholly being well.
Today as the owner of Imagine Living Well LLC, I am dedicating my life to just that as a Certified Bodymind and Cope Certified Health Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki 3rd degree practitioner.
Please join me on the journey and Imagine Living Well!
Michele “Shelly” Acker
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to empower people to reimagine and design their own unique best life through:
- BodyMind Coaching Pathways;
- Massage and Energy Work; and
- Promoting Wellness and Best Life Discovery Strategies to the residents of Darke County, OH and surrounding areas in collaboration with strategic partners locally and across the United States.
We envision a future where all people feel empowered to live their best life.