“You have the ability to look into my soul, analyze it, and then spit it out so it all makes sense.”
“As a health care provider with more than 20 years experience, I certainly was familiar with the adverse effects of continuous and unabated high- stress on one’s health, happiness, and even productivity. However, it was until I experienced my own health challenges that I became intimately aware of this very important truth. Working with Vicki and the HeartMath system was truly an eye-opening experience with amazing results. Biofeedback is a powerful and scientifically-sound tool to help one recognize signals of heightened stress and develop real skills to counteract those influences to achieve (and maintain) balance. With Vicki’s incredible intuitive gifting combined with the technology of HeartMath, you too can began to experience a more healthy, fulfilled, and productive life.”
– M.L. Edwards
“Thank you so much for being everything I had hoped for and more!
It is my belief that the tips, tools, and techniques you shared with me are literally saving my life. It is easy to imagine how a life can get out of balance when you are a mother of three and owner of a successful business. The ‘Freeze-Frame’ technique has definitely caused me to make better business decisions and has resulted in an increase in my business while working fewer hours. By tapping into our heart values we access all of our intelligence. Now, my fast-paced chaotic life is turning into one that is coherent and FUN. I have been telling everyone I know to call you if they have a desire for stress relief, improved health, and exceptional decision-making skills. Again, I thank you and my children thank you for my increased energy and giving me my life back. Most grateful.”
– Regina Davis
“When I first came to see Vicki, I had no direction, no goals. I was having a very hard time focusing. With Vicki’s help I was able to set some goals and begin working towards them. After 5 months, I have already reached many of the goals I had set, and then some. It is very rewarding to see that you are actually able to move forward. I am continuing to move forward today, thanks to the tools I now have at my disposal. Thanks for giving me myself back.”
– Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Dannar
“When I first started my Heart Math therapy with Vicki, I had already incurred a major brain hemorrhage; with the hospitalization, the care flight, and the whole catastrophe. This was diagnosed as a result of long-standing hypertension – totally preventable by HeartMath techniques and therapy. I wish I had signed up about it a month sooner. Maybe I wouldn’t have holes in my brain on the MRI slides. I now know the difference between when I feel tense and when I feel relaxed. I wish I had been able to feel how tense I must have been before my CVA.
Heart Math therapy with Vicki is actually fun and very relaxing. I feel confidant that my blood pressure will not get high again without me knowing it; and being able to bring it back to normal again using only these techniques and skills that will always be available to me without a trip to the pharmacy. Heart Math therapy with Vicki is actually fun and very relaxing -but- she has so much to offer in the Life Coach realm as well. I don’t know how I would get myself back on track after the CVA if not for her assistance and coaching skills.”
– Carol McDonald
“Lifestyle Choices and the Heartmath program is a very enlightening program which teaches you about proper breathing and focus which helps release stress from your heart. I enjoyed the sessions and my time with Vicki and look forward to a life change with the program.”
– Anna Babineaux
“As someone afflicted with a chronic autoimmune illness, I realize managing stress is integral in managing the illness. Using HeartMath has greatly helped to reduce my stress to the point that I have been able to return to the work force. I am now teaching college psychology and passing on the HeartMath techniques to stressed-out college students!”
– Rose Mary Istre
“I thought meditation and breathing exercises were enough to manage my stress. I discovered that Heart Math took those techniques to a new level and added so much more to my stress management endeavor. Vicki is so helpful and supportive. . .a great coach!”
– Denise Cazes, M.A., LWMC
“Years of working on myself gave me a wealth of knowledge about self-improvement and living a better life. In spite of this, I didn’t apply much of this to my life in a practical and consistent way. I had made great strides and shown improvement, but I still continued to repeat many of the same negative patterns that I had for years. I had areas of my life where I felt stuck. With Vicki’s help, I have an increased awareness of all the opportunities that a healthy life has to offer me. She has helped me find the drive and light the fire within myself to make real and lasting changes. I am motivated to take practical action and change my life for the better. I feel an increased confidence in my ability to make choices that fit my goals and will help me create the life I desire.
I have been using the HeartMath emWave system twice a day consistently since 01/01/09. Using this system, Vicki showed me the impact operating under constant stress was having on my body. The system is helping me continue to monitor myself and see improvement. I originally purchased the PC system and quickly realized I would have added benefits from purchasing the personal system to carry with me.
I feel excitement about my future and the life I am creating for myself. I want to live a long time to enjoy the benefits of this life, so I am also working with Vicki on improving my physical health to make that a reality. Vicki is helping me plan healthy diet changes for myself and to understand the impact what I am eating has on my body.
With Vicki’s help, I am bringing the physical, spiritual, and emotional together to create my best life possible.”
”Vicki challenged me in reaching my business and personal goals. Once I realized that working on myself had a direct impact on all aspects of my life. I began to reach and exceed goals set. Vicki’s guidance led me on a journey to improve myself which I continue working on today.”
”Vicki helped me learn how to focus on what I truly want out of life. Although I really didn’t think I could do this, I identified that one of my dreams was to take my mother back to her home in Scotland. One year later I did just that! I am better off financially and doing things in my life that I thought I would never be able to accomplish!”
”Vicki is everything a coach should be. From the start, she got right in there with me to understand my goals and needs. I was able to trust her because she exemplifies a lifestyle of health and wholeness. I found our sessions informative and inspiring and was able to begin moving toward better health.”
“I originally got involved with the program to refresh my knowledge of nutrition and exercise. I didn’t think stress had anything to do with me. Through Vicki and Heart Math, I discovered that stress was responsible for many of the things that weren’t working in my life including confusion, depression, and my inability to deal with confrontation. Through techniques like coherence and freeze framing, I have learned that the heart is the center of the body, and through that, I have rediscovered self confidence, learned to make sound decisions, and most importantly, found the joy in my life. The biggest truth I found is that losing weight and getting good health just through diet and exercise is not enough. I need also to relearn to perceive the world and through tools like Heart Math, handle the stresses in my life in the right way, and doing that along with diet and exercise, I will truly make permanent positive life changes. I strongly recommend this program for any adult living in the hectic modern world.”
“I came into Heartmath looking for something to help me stabilize my blood pressure that was being affected primarily by stress. Little did I realize that I would discover a method that would not only help my blood pressure problems but would awaken me to the synergy between the heart and the brain, as I had never known. The knowledge I gained was empowering and has enabled me to handle stressful situations through new perceptions. Vicki gave generously of her time, knowledge, and resources to help me develop a tool to tap into the intuition we all possess but seldom recognize in ourselves. Her compassionate and attentive manner made each session rewarding. Heartmath teaches the importance of the heart in everything we do. Everyone can benefit from this lesson for living a healthier life, and I appreciate Vicki and this opportunity to grow.”
“When I started HeartMath with Vicki it was strictly for stress management purposes. With her Life Coaching added to that my life really shall I say started to stir up issues I was able to handle in a more confident and assertive manner. The dust is settling and I feel more in control and much more positive about life in general. Love the emWave, the more I use it the more peaceful I feel, what a gift. Thanks Vicki!”
“I am a person who longs to help other people. While I have a seminary degree, most of my professional life has been spent in the non-profit sector through social services. I reached a point in my life that it was obvious that my health and happiness were being greatly depleted. I was experiencing “compassion fatigue” and “burnout”.
I began sessions with Vicki and HeartMath. Within weeks, I could see a difference in my blood pressure and sleeping habits. I discovered during the process that I needed unplanned surgery. As I lay in the triage room, I utilized the HeartMath skills Vicki had taught me. It really worked! As a results of my time with Vicki, I put aside a demanding career where I was being over-utilized and under-appreciated to pursue my life-long calling of ministry-based work. I have no doubt I would have remained in my own “prison” had I not sought the services of Lifestyle Choices.
– Roni Archer
“I thought I would never stop smoking after all my failed attempts then I met Vickie. With her knowledge and encouragement, I am smoke free today and that’s not all. She has led me to a healthier way of living in many other aspects. I am now on the way to aging gracefully.”
Thank you so much for the advice on going to my 40th reunion. I had so much fun and had a few insights because of it. I had held a grudge against most of my class mates because not many of them spoke to me or were nice to me. I don’t think a single person at the reunion didn’t hug me. Popular (75% were drill team or cheerleaders) or not they were all generous with their affection. I even felt bullied in a sense by some when I was in school. Well one girl at the reunion said I can’t believe some of these people wouldn’t even give me the time of day and now they are all speaking to me, I said ditto, I was the same person back then as I am now and even look the same, hair, shape. One insight I had about that was when I was in school I had zero self esteem and didn’t talk to them either, just trying to fade into the wallpaper. Now going into this situation I had tons of self esteem. I think some did remember me and couldn’t believe how I turned out. It has taken me years to get to this point and I do owe you so much because you have helped me to realize I am something. You have always given me positive, well everything. I feel you have taught me what positive means. If some one were to ask me who my greatest inspiration in life has been I would have to say Vicki Richards Upchurch. Thank You
– Patricia Ewing
You are a blessing in so many ways. The collective energy of your gatherings continues to expand into more unity for us all. In gratitude!! Thank you!
– Susie Juravich
This weekend was amazing! The energy from all of you was awesome and I feel like I carried it away with me and that I am still surrounded by all of you.
Thank you Vicki, I’m so glad I came!
– Susana Finkel