Healthy Shout Out with Sharon Rousmaniere

Categories: Building Resilience, Champion Moment, Well Nourished

Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day, part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Sharon was nominated by Champion, Kathy Schillemat. Kathy and Sharon will both be entered into our prize drawings at our next Champions event. (Good luck!)

“I appreciate her no nonsense approach to eliminating sugar from our diets. At her workshop, sponsored by The Monadnock Food Co-Op, she outlined eight simple steps to begin to eliminate sugar, things anyone can do. Because of her workshop and her can do attitude, I believe that I can make this important change in my diet.”

Name: Sharon Rousmaniere

Job: Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. Founder: Essential Health/Nutrition and Wellness Counseling.

What song do you sing in the shower?  I get many of my best ideas in the shower, so I don’t always sing. But when I do, I usually improvise and create my own melodies.

Everything in moderation…. What was your last guilty pleasure?  My last guilty pleasure was staying in bed until 10:00am one recent morning reading a novel. It felt like the height of decadence.

Best things to eat for breakfast? I love eating dinner leftovers for breakfast. Today I had some broiled wild salmon with sautéed bok choy, and some miso soup.

Imagine it’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Where are you and what are you up to?  Very often I will be outside exploring the wilds of the Monadnock Region with my husband, Jim. We love to hike and x-country ski when the weather is good, although I have to say that there are some Saturdays when I’m in my office working.

February is National Healthy Heart Month – will you wear red on February 5th? Yes, I will.

What Healthy Monadnock project are you most excited about? All of the Healthy Monadnock programs look great. I guess my two favorites are Monadnock Menus and Organizational Champions.

 Why should your friends reading this “like” the HM Facebook page – and or sign up to be a Champion? We’re very lucky to have an organization like Healthy Monadnock here. Healthy Mondacknock encourages people to become interested in –  and excited about – improving their health in easy to do ways. It’s a big asset to the community, and I think we really CAN be the healthiest community by 2020.

What’s your next healthiest step? Becoming healthier is a process. We never arrive at a point where we know everything, so there’s always more to learn. The biggest thing that I’m working on right now is to spend a little less time working. So I would have to say that my healthiest next step is to make sure that on the next beautiful Saturday afternoon, I’m definitely not in my office working, but instead outside enjoying the day!