Terri Rielly I was inspired to learn about wellness as an adolescent living with my grandparents. They were vibrant and positive people who had their share of health issues but managed them very effectively through lifestyle choices. Knowing that certain health conditions are prevalent in families, I listened to their advice regarding disease prevention and nurtured my own desire to look and feel my personal best. I chose to pursue a nutrition degree at Rutgers University graduating in 2002, with the hope that I could make an impact on anyone that needed change and guidance to let go of habits that no longer served them. Before graduation I found an awesome opportunity to teach in a public elementary school. I created a health education and science enrichment curriculum focusing on teaching meaningful habits for the students and many healthy cooking lessons. It was an honor to work with this population helping them to form habits they could use for a lifetime. After having two children of my own I chose to found an early learning center and had many opportunities to shape the next generation in such miraculous ways. Perhaps the most impactful and fulfilling experiences of my career are the connections I have helped both children and adults make regarding the power they themselves have to “own” their health destiny. As a Nutrition Specialist certified by AASDN (The Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists) I would like to get the message out clearly and loudly that we ourselves make all the difference in our own life. I want to tell anyone who is considering a positive change that it's a great time to start. Why waste another minute?