GETTING TO KNOW DARRYL GOLDBERG; FOUNDER OF GoldenPathHolistic.com

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WEBSITE: www.goldenpathholistic.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/goldenpathholistic

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/goldenpathholistic

DARRYL GOLDBERG; FOUNDER OF GOLDENPATHHOLISTIC.com

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BIO:   “The awareness of the ability to promote healing or continue to suffer was brought to Darryl’s attention back in 2011 right after a couple of years of self-prescribed medicating–using medications that merely masked the symptoms he was experiencing, left alone to create larger problems for himself. In belief that he was living a healthy lifestyle for himself by working out often and eating what he believed were considered ‘healthy’ foods, a letter with results of a blood test concluded otherwise. As if an inflamed liver was not enough to create an alarm, his journey through healing a traumatic physical injury has barely begun. 

Upon realizing he had only scratched the surface of the topics of interest back in high school, he began to continue his education on his own. Learning about the Universal energy that is available through the power of love and intention, he was inclined to begin practicing the arts of energetic healing that had been passed down through generations by Master Mikao Usui-San and taught by Reiki Master, Alexandra Juliani at the American Reiki Academy.  Once attuned for Reiki levels I & II, Darryl became aware that western civilization is not as familiar with this Eastern healing modality. 
    

With determination to create awareness for the necessity of healing, Darryl completed massage therapy courses at Everest College; where he became more familiar with the anatomy of the human body and various massage modalities to provide therapeutic manipulation of muscles and joints. It was through this school year that Darryl was able to begin making gradual improvements towards healing his clavicle which had been previously implanted with a metal plate in order to secure a fracture that occurred in 2008. 

Having the healing process building momentum, Darryl’s thriving curiosity for new methods of healing directed him towards the healing power of sound! After utilizing binaural tones and healing music, it was time that Darryl began creating his own sounds. Acquiring 7 frosted crystal quartz sound bowls, he began hosting sound healing meditations at music gatherings and yoga studios. 

Blasting past his negative thought patterns by using sound to transcend these destructive cycles, Darryl’s massage instructor encouraged him to take a year long course in nutrition which he could integrate in many aspects of life. It is the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where Darryl received his certification and training in becoming an integrative health coach. It wasn’t soon after graduation in 2016, that Golden Path Holistic began building its foundations as your one-stop holistic resource center. 

With great plans that are set in motion, Darryl is glad to serve anyone that is seeking assistance in healing physical and emotional traumas by being able to apply his knowledge in delivering what your mind, body and soul desire most.

Be sure to visit his multiple pages on this website including: 

Intuitive Sound Healer

 Reiki – Massage Therapist

Integrative Health Coach
What is your favorite thing about your career/company?
Having the ability to offer my clients a variety of healing modalities is what I favor most about my career. There is not one best solution to heal, so being able to treat/refer my clients to the best possible solution for them is what I value most.

What motivated you to start your company (a little history)
The motivational desire that led me to begin assisting others is the awareness of the difficulties that I faced during my own healing process. Although it seems as if everything heals according to time; I would have loved to have had a coach or someone to guide me as a reflection as to show me what I need. 

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Gaining control of my empathetic abilities has to be one of my proudest and personal accomplishments. Having the ability to wear someone else’s shoes in order to understand their situation, then being able to take them off without emotional recoil is now a struggle of the past. 

What is the best feature from your company?
I offer my clients an educational 6-month program allowing time for reflection and personal growth by creating goals and accountability to bring forth a beautiful transformation. 

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies consist of gardening, practicing meditations, cleaning, personal growth. 

What does it mean to live a good life?

To live a good life means having the ability to understand the current situation and smile through any discomfort that may have troubled you in the past.

What is the best way to train people to see the gradients in the world around them instead of just a simplistic “this is good, that is wrong” view of the world?

The very first sin is knowing right from wrong.  Having the ability to slow down our reaction time in judging a situation, a person or an item as a positive or negative attribute we allow time for further understanding of why this has come to be. With the awareness that not everything NEEDS to be good or bad, we are able to discover the healthier alternatives to life’s decisions. 

List two pet peeves.
Forgetting to breath during times of excitement or fear.

Allowing the heavier cycles to control my life. 

Can human nature be changed? Should it be changed?

It is difficult to believe that the tasks we set ourselves to do in order to sustain our living is anything close to what nature has intended for humans. Reflecting upon the current situation, we can hear protests for desperate change. There must be change in order to grow. 

Are there limits to human creativity?

I believe that there are actual limits in our desire to create. The human mind has proven itself a masterpiece giving the fact that it governs all of our dynamic processes. It is in fact, inspiration and motivation that allows us to transpire our wonderful creations. Without the desire to create, we in turn, limit our ability to create.

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GETTING TO KNOW JESSE MERCADO, OWNER OF CROSSFIT “B.A.M”

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WEBSITE: CROSSFITBAM.COM

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/crossfitbam14

INSTAGRAM: CROSSFIT_BAM

TWITTER: @CROSSFIT_BAM

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GETTING TO KNOW JESSE MERCADO; OWNER OF CROSSFIT “B.A.M”

What is your favorite thing about your career/company?

Seeing a member of my “BAMily”  get excited about something new they accomplished that they couldn’t do before. Also BAM stands for “BEYOND ALL MEASURE”.

What motivated you to start your company (a little history)

Both my parent’s own their own businesses and I  always wanted to do things my own way and have my own schedule.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Seeing my members get along and become friends both inside and outside the gym.

What is the best feature or item from your company?

The atmosphere, you don’t feel left out or alone. People introduce themselves to you and make you feel like you’re part of a family.

How would your friends describe you?

Kind, Silly, Funny, Down to Earth, Geeky, Easy to get along with, Lovable, Caring, Weird.

What are your hobbies?

Reading Manga and watching Anime on Crunchyroll or on Funimation.

List two pet peeves.

People who say, “I can’t” and the chalk bucket being spilled on the floor.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In the facility of my dreams coaching and helping Children, Teens and Adults get fitter than they currently are. Also in charge of the Physical Education program for the ABC Unified School District.

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

Find an Olympic Lifting Coach to help fix my technique so i could’ve been even more efficient and stronger by now.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Josh Bridges, Donny Garriott, Fo Dominguez, Jesus Mercado.

GETTING TO KNOW THE OWNERS OF CROSSFIT RESOLUTE

 

 

 

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Owners:
• Jesse Gallegos & Silvia Aldrete
• Michelle Nunez
• Yvette Pasillas
• Nick & Lucy Spencer
• Alex & Vivian Villanueva

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WEBSITE: www.Crossfit-Resolute.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: Crossfit Resolute

INSTAGRAM: CrossfitResoluteWhittier

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BIO: We all come from very different professional backgrounds, but have all done CrossFit for years both together and individually. We love CrossFit and wanted to bring a new facility to the area that was like no other, that promoted a healthy lifestyle, that brought together the community in a positive and supportive environment, and that inspired people of all backgrounds to challenge themselves mentally and physically.

What is your favorite thing about your company?
Our Members are number 1! We are all avid CrossFit athletes and it excites us to share its many benefits with our community, while building a member base that treats each other like family.

What motivated you to start your Cross-Fit Gym?
After years of doing CrossFit both individually and together, we all came together to start our own box because we wanted to deliver the best CrossFit experience to our community. We all come from different professional backgrounds, but our love for CrossFit unites us in a way that is truly unique. We believe our Members are number 1 and we all work hard toward providing a well-rounded health and fitness environment that is supportive and inspiring.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
Opening our doors was our very first accomplishment. It was a tough job getting the facility ready and maneuvering through the unexpected hurdles. Today, we are so proud of the community that is forming. We reached our first target membership goal in only three months, and the word is steadily spreading about our facility, coaches, programming, and community.

What is the best feature of your gym?
There really are too many to pick one, but hands down our Members are the heart and soul of our box (gym in CrossFit)! We offer an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle, positive vibes, encouragement to reach your goals, and support when the workouts get tough. Also, our coaches are amazing! They also come from different backgrounds, but their passion for CrossFit is unrivaled. You can count on them to teach you proper technique, correct you when necessary, push you to go harder, and ensure that you get the most out of every WOD (workout of the day). Lastly, we can’t leave out our kids area which we added because we know how hard it can be to find time to work out when you have little ones. The kids love the chalkboard wall, it’s filled with fun toys, and the kids are visible at all times!

What is CrossFit?
Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished athlete, you’ll love our workouts! CrossFit is all about constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements, which can all be scaled to your personal fitness level, while under the supervision of our experienced coaches. Gain strength, power, endurance, get in the best shape of your life, and have fun doing it! But CrossFit isn’t only about coming in and getting a great workout. Have we mentioned our community yet? It’s extremely important to us! Not only can you expect your physical fitness to reach new heights, you may also find yourself competing in CrossFit competitions or Spartan/Mud Run races with us. We also host many events throughout the year that bring our members together from holiday celebrations, beach days, bbq’s, paint n’ sip parties, and much more! At Crossfit Resolute we are family!

What do we offer?
In addition to our regular Crossfit classes, we also offer Olympic lifting technique classes, RomWod (a class designed to help you rehab and recover your sore muscles), Fit Kids classes, and nutritional guidance. Also, we are still offering our introductory rates and offer additional discounts to military, law enforcement/first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and family! Call us to find out more.

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GETTING TO KNOW DR. KERRY WOODS

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WEBSITE: www.woodschiropractic.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/woodschiropractic/

INSTAGRAM: Kerry Woods

TWITTER:  @drkwoods

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BIO:  Dr. Kerry Woods

Dr. Kerry Woods, Chiropractor Whittier

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When I was growing up I loved my skateboard. I rode it almost every day along Whittier Blvd. past the shops, including the Chiropractor who had been there from before I was born. His office always intrigued me and I would often peek inside wondering what it would be like to be a Chiropractor.

I never thought I really “needed care”

As the years passed, my family often went to the Chiropractor for various problems but I never really “needed care,” so I thought…

My sophomore year at La Habra High School was pivotal. That year we had the compulsory health class. The very first day my friend bet me lunch that he would get a higher score in the class. Well, I was up for the challenge since I already had a good knowledge of anatomy. After all was said and done I owed him a lunch even though we both got an A+. Now all this knowledge of human health had my wheels of excitement turning and so I finished High School with a lot of Biology under the belt.

What I really wanted was to help people without drugs and surgery

In 1983, I was accepted to Fullerton State University and declared my major to be human Biology. My next big pivotal moment came when depression over my younger sister’s untimely death was hampering my grades and a well known professor, Dr. Miles McCarthy, called me to his office to ask me what was wrong. He helped me greatly and found out that what I really wanted was to help people, but I wanted to do that naturally. I already knew I did not want to get into the sickness model of drugs and surgery. He immediately said, “How bout Chiropractic?” Something told me he was right, something inside me felt this is what I was waiting for, someone to push me down the right path.

In 1987, I was accepted to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and my dream began to unfold before me. To say it was tough would be an understatement, but I pressed on. I quickly became interested in Radiology, Physiology, Neurology, Instrumentation and Athletic performance enhancement. I graduated in 1990 at the top of my class in clinical skills. I was the first student to complete my internship out of 170. Now I could work outside of school with other Doctors. I soon found the well known Dr. Reeves, who took me under her wing and showed me the ropes of caring for work and auto accident injuries. I quickly became well know for my ability to handle these kinds of cases and was getting great results. I loved it, but I knew something was missing.

Ongoing training and education are so important to me

In 1992, I bought the practice and took it over solo. I enrolled in many educational seminars and to this day thrive on learning and staying on the cutting edge. Since then I have been fortunate to meet and train under many very well known Doctors and the worlds best health experts. I have learned that what I do was not by accident and that health is built into each one of us. We are God’s creation and that design is to be trusted and not overlooked. Slowly I have become a Wellness expert and I love very much the privilege of helping people this way, it truly is a joy.

It is absolutely unbelievable that today I look through the window and see children skateboard past the same office I did over 30 years ago, only now I’m that Doctor.

Dr. Woods has been married to Robyn for over 28 years and they have one child, Summer, who was born at home without drugs and has never had an antibiotic or vaccination. (If that sounds interesting ask Dr. Woods to explain!)

Dr. Woods is very active and leads a very congruent life with what he teaches and believes. He is an avid oenology authority and lecturer, a gourmet cook and organic food nut. He loves playing the piano, scuba diving, playing hockey and doing triathlon

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10 QUESTIONS: GETTING TO KNOW DR. WOODS!!

When was the KEY “moment”  in your life that made you choose Chiropractic?

In 1983, I was accepted to Fullerton State University and declared my major to be human Biology. My next big pivotal moment came when depression over my younger sister’s untimely death was hampering my grades and a well known professor, Dr. Miles McCarthy, called me to his office to ask me what was wrong. He helped me greatly and found out that what I really wanted was to help people, but I wanted to do that naturally. I already knew I did not want to get into the sickness model of drugs and surgery. He immediately said, “How bout Chiropractic?” Something told me he was right, something inside me felt this is what I was waiting for, someone to push me down the right path.

In 1987, I was accepted to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and my dream began to unfold before me.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Being featured in the newspapers several times for accomplishments with patients and being able to represent Chiropractic.

Do you have any unique skills or services as a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Great adjuster for all ages, nutritional skills, meditation and guided imagery expert.

How would your friends describe you?  

Outgoing, motivated, tireless

What are your hobbies?

Playing Hockey, Brewing beers and collecting wines, hiking

List two pet peeves and what is your biggest complaint about your job?  

Difficulties with insurance companies & the general public perception of Chiropractic is frequently incongruent with what we really do.

What sports do you follow if any, and why?  

Hockey, its FAST, competitive and its in my genes

Where do you see yourself in five years?

 Helping many more people in several capacities and traveling the world.

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?  

Quitting ASHP. Landmark and ACN earlier

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be and why?

BJ Palmer, obvious reasons , he was genius and a Disruptor!

Candace Pert, Fascinating knowledge of human emotion, her discoveries were life changing.

Elon Musk, to hear the future from a true Disruptor

Wayne Dyer, to be able to learn more peace.

 

GETTING TO KNOW DR. SANDY “THE ZEN DEN SPA”

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WEBSITE: www.thezendenspa.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: zendenspa

INSTAGRAM: zendenmaster

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BIO:  DR. SANDY:

Discover Whittier’s best kept secret, The Zen Den Wellness Spa with Massage Therapy & Alternative Health Care services. Visit this cozy quaint healing sanctuary. Our services and treatments are designed to Relax, Restore and Rejuvenate you. The Zen Den Spa is a special place, totally unique, offering a wide range of treatments for both men and women. East meets west in this homely hideaway. Transporting you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, emerging to a place of peace and tranquility which indulges all your sense. Beautiful smells, relaxing sounds and a soothing touch in our pampering treatments. This is all set in a contemporary ‘Thai Style’ design of silk cushions, Buddhas and soft candlelight. We appreciate the opportunity to help you increase the health and happiness in your life.

As the daughter of a physician and a mid-wife, Dr. Sandy has always been in the medical field. At the age of 11 you could find Sandy working at her fathers medical practice. She longed to follow in her parents footsteps of helping to heal (her father was one of the founding fathers of the Monterey Park Hospital). She double majored at UC Irvine with a dual baccalaureate one in Biological Sciences the other in Spanish Literature. She attended the LA College of Chiropractic in Whittier, Ca., South Baylor University for a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also attended Esthetician School and received her MBA as a Certified Life Coach through the world renown Dr. Pat Allen, PhD. She did an internship while studying Acupuncture in Seoul, Korea. For the last 14-18 years in practice she has combined elements of western, eastern spiritual, physical and emotional to custom tailor a unique experience in healthcare, making the visit special and unique for each individual. the Zen Den Spa is a conglomeration of all of Dr. Sandy’s achievement, a dream space of peaceful tranquility for the community to receive healing and relaxation.

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GETTING TO KNOW…..DR SANDY!!!

What is your favorite “IT” factor about your career?
As a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractor, 20 years now, I am able to combine the benefits of both Eastern and Western Alternative and give the patient an opportunity to heal without medication, hospitalizations, or surgeries, first and foremost before going invasive. More often than not, I am able to help the patient our of initial pain and work towards resolving the health condition, without the use of meds or surgeries which ultimately affect the liver and have long-term consequences.

What is your biggest complaint about your job?
When you work with the public, there is a myriad of personalities to deal with. I am good with
navigating with the differences. If I had to pin point one single complaint I would say the long hours, but then again, I don’t have to work 7 days per week if I didn’t want to. The fact that I have enough work to keep me busy for 7 days, is actually a blessing in itself. So really, I can make my
own hours, so I guess I don’t have any real complains about my profession. It’s in my blood and its been very kind to me. 🙂

What is your proudest accomplishment?
Aside from winning the Best of the Best in Acupuncture though the Chamber, Yelp awards and LA Times recognition awards, my biggest accomplishment would be that I have been able to and continue to help thousands and thousands of people with alternative care vs. the main stream more invasive methods. You never know how you are able to help others, when, how, what, etc. But if I had to pin point something miraculous, I have to say that I have aided at least 23 women get pregnant with Acupuncture treatments, and have helps many more, avoid surgery with what I am blessed to do for them. Taking care of each of my two parents at home, while they were on their dying beds was also a huge blessing for me. I always promised
each of my folks they would never end up in a hospital at the end of their lives, since they devoted their lives in hospitals themselves, taking care of others. But I was instrumental in fulfilling that promise and they were at home for many years.

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
I am not a good spectator nor do I have time to watch sports. If I am not working out myself, I am working. I didn’t grow up with sports with a surgeon father. Our focus was always work and academia.

How would your friends describe you?
My friends would say I am a rare breed. I like to think of myself as optimistic, positive, blessed and very wise. I roll with the punches life tends to give us.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include weight lifting, cardio training, spin cycling, hiking, marathons, martial arts, concerts, dinners and spending quality time with my close friends and family. I am not much of a drinker or anything that comes with that. I say healthy and out of trouble. I am a private person and prefer a nice quiet evenings over loud and eventful.

List two pet peeves.
Inconsideration and Disrespect, which comes in many forms.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Exactly where I am today, only with a growing family.

If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
I would have had my eggs frozen sooner!

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
My mother, once again, My father once again, My late little sister once again and my late husband.  After having four losses in my immediate family, one doesn’t realize the impact of the loss until it occurs. Although I am at peace with all of their passing, one more time wouldn’t hurt to see how they all are at this point in time with their happy souls.