Selfcare as a leader.

Nonprofit leaders are often very effective, and at times, superhuman, but they pay a price for overextending and ignoring their health needs. Thankfully, the concept of self-care is catching on, and there are professional services that can help busy people develop a plan to fit in time for their nourishment. 

That’s why Lydia Sierra Consulting has teamed up with Root Cause Health Coaching to develop a series of blogs and social media posts to share ideas with our clients and encourage self-care in the nonprofit world. 

Nancy believes that everyone deserves to feel well, no matter where they are in their health journeys. She aims to support individuals experiencing chronic health conditions as they navigate the path to better health. She does this by working alongside her clients to create health goals, encouraging them as they meet obstacles and setbacks, and providing information to facilitate the incorporation of functional medicine principles into their everyday lives. Throughout her sessions, she focuses on the client’s character strengths and emphasizes positive psychology to help clients realize that their health goals are within reach.

Although Nancy has always been interested in health and wellness, it was not until she became chronically ill that she began to study functional medicine. For 8 years, she suffered from an undiagnosed autoimmune disease and chronic Lyme that left her with debilitating symptoms. As someone who is determined to find the root cause of her health issues, she knows how it feels to be overwhelmed with information. For this reason, she is honored to provide resources and help others feel supported as they prioritize their health.

Lydia Sierra Consulting and Root Cause will continue to partner and develop rich content for leaders in the nonprofit sector about ways to create habits that will measurably improve their quality of life and their chances to change the community through their organizations.

Here is a recap of Nancy’s content posted on our social media platforms: 

  • Your time is a precious resource so use it wisely.
  • You and your body are on the same team. Listen to its messages. Support it as best you can. Be a good teammate.
  • Trust your instincts, especially when it comes to your health.
  • Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is ask for help.
  • When we slow and deepen our breath, we allow our minds to restrict and deepen our thoughts.
  • Our diet consists not only of food but also everything else that we feed ourselves.
  • When in doubt, go for a walk.
  • If you say yes to everything, your body will eventually say no to you.

If you are interested in working with Nancy you can contact her by visiting her website:

All the best on your health journey,


Nancy Uston-John is the owner of Root Cause and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, a Certified Mind Body Eating Coach and an ISSA Certified Elite Personal Trainer. She obtained an MBA from Temple University and a BS from Elizabethtown College. Through practice with Root Cause, Nancy focuses on serving those with thyroid issues, autoimmune diseases, weight challenges, and other chronic health conditions.

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