Fran Benedict (CHHC) grew up in Nashville, TN, where the warmth of southern hospitality and home cookin’ fills the senses and the spirit. Raised in a family who emphasized the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health, she naturally gravitated toward a degree in health promotion and behavior from The University of Georgia.
Soon after she graduated, her passion for nutrition and wellness took her to San Diego, CA, where she became motivated to nourish her own life through travel, education, service and community. She spent two years working at the Chopra Center for Well-Being, where she enjoyed learning about holistic health and healing traditions.
She continued her studies in health and wellness, and in 2007, she received her Certified Holistic Health Counselor Certification (CHHC) at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition & Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City; and in 2011, her Associate Raw Chef and Culinary Instructor certification at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Northern California. Fran enjoys continuing her education through workshops & trainings.
Currently, Fran works in corporate wellness at the Active Network, where she is focused on developing and teaching integrative programs for balanced and sustainable living. She is grateful to have spent the last eight years spreading her passion for activity and wellness in a corporate setting, encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
As she incorporated a more mindful way of living into her own life, she started developing ways to share it with others. From there, the foundation was set and Simply Mindful was born.
Today, Fran lives in San Diego and enjoys early morning runs by the ocean, swimming, yoga, spontaneous adventure, music, and experimenting in her mini-garden.
For questions please contact Fran.