All posts by Dr. Karen Michelle Ricci

Dr. Karen Michelle "Shelly" Ricci is a Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, Biblical Wellness Counselor, and writer who has endured a life long struggle with auto-immune disease which eventually ended up in an 8 month long paralysis (transverse myelitis). This struggle prompted her to seek out natural healing methods. Her approach is simply to look at the person as a whole: mind, body and spirit, and point them back to the natural things Yahweh has created to help them on their healing journey.

Why “Shalom”?

Shalom is more than just a general greeting or a well-wishing of “peace”. 

Strong’s Concordance #7965 states that “Shalom” means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. 

Shalom comes from the root verb “shalom” meaning to be complete, perfect and full. 

So when we say “shalom” to someone we are breathing life into them, speaking peace and health over them…and blessing them with wholeness in every way that Yahweh can bring wholeness to us: in a health sense, an emotional sense, a financial sense, a relational sense, a spiritual sense…everything.

And what IS Naturopathy? 

“Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.’” — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature

Welcome!

If there’s one thing most of us have in common it’s this: we are busy. That’s life, right? I get it. I really do.

Something else we have in common? The need for peace. I get that, too. In this hustle and bustle world, it’s easy to ignore our own needs. Sometimes we even forget who we are.

Shalom Total Wellness is about providing solutions to your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. It’s about providing a safe place to be uniquely, YOU! Not all healing journeys look the same and neither do the solutions to health and wellness.

I’d be honored for you to peruse this site. Make yourself at home and enter into Shalom Total Wellness!