About Leslie

Leslie Parran, MS, RN, FMCHC, AOCN, BMTCN, CPG, Essential Oil Coach, Founder and Champion Peacemaker, Peace x Piece Wellness Coaching LLC

I’m a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach (FMCHC), Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner (CGP), and Essential Oils Coach. I have over 35 years of experience as a registered nurse.

My passion is to help you gain freedom from arthritis. You can test for healing opportunities to address your arthritis and find ways to reduce inflammation and pain so that you can feel better, move better, live better. You want to be in the best health possible as you age and look forward to your next journey, whether its “rewirement” or retirement so that you can live your passion and be active and participate in those activities that bring you joy.

Do you want to feel better? Do you feel limited by symptoms of inflammation and arthritis pain like I was, which can make it challenging for you to feel up to connecting socially with friends or family and enjoy activities because you no longer can move without pain?

Do you want to move better? Do you have difficulty moving and getting around, maybe even at risk of falling? Are your arthritis flares unpredictable and you never know when or how you may be able to function? Are you experiencing stiffness or feeling inflexible? Do you want to get back out there socializing actively through golf, tennis, walking, dancing, or other things that are just too difficult right now?

Do you want to live better? Do you want to live your passion or be more engaged in your life, but you are pre-occupied with arthritis pain, stress, or have limited energy other than to hang out at home?

As a nurse, and as a woman with an active lifestyle, I thought that I was relatively healthy. After raising 4 children with my husband, and having a full-time nursing job, I was challenged with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and arthritis. I was determined to improve my arthritis pain and mobility issues so that I could have a more active lifestyle again.

Leslie with her husband Dick, children and children-in-law, and 4 grandchildren.

I decided to take control of my health by investing in me and not just relying on traditional medicine practices. I explored opportunities to understand and improve my health one piece at a time. I learned through genetic testing that I was gluten sensitive, so went gluten-free. I saw some remarkable improvements in my symptoms. I tested further to understand what else may be contributing to my arthritis and arthritis flares. I knew it was time to make peace with my own body and figure out what was causing the inflammation and pain.

What an interesting journey! At first, I struggled with reconciling my traditional nurse training with a functional medicine approach. My nurse training and experience with traditional medicine approaches were most often a pill for every ill. I started to watch docuseries, review research, study gluten sensitivity, and essential oils, and holistic nursing, and ultimately decided to get a certificate in Functional Medicine Health Coaching through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Now, I am presently studying Functional Diagnostic Nutrition.

I also sought out my own personal functional medicine practitioner and have been working on ways to improve my health, heal my gut, and reduce inflammation. I also used other integrative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, and essential oils to manage pain and reduce stress. I sought out a regenerative stem cell therapy physician who helped me use the power of my own body’s stem cells to repair my deteriorating joints.

Getting coaching along the way and studying the impact of coaching helped me to reduce my arthritis and improve my overall health. Now as a health coach, I would like to serve you as your Champion Peacemaker to help you find peace from inflammation and pain one piece at a time.

Visit my “How does this work” page to find out how I can help YOU.

Peace in Wellness, Leslie

Leslie in Dubai, exploring Arizona with her children, and at the birth of her first grandchild.