About Valerie

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About Valerie Alvarez – Founder & Creator of Wellness Bum

Valerie is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach passionate wellness lifestyle and travel blogger, inspiring others to embrace holistic well-being through transformative journeys. As the voice of Wellness Bum, she shares practical tips, personal experiences, and a wealth of expertise in her mission to empower readers to prioritize self-care while exploring new cultures and destinations. Valerie’s blog encompasses food, mindfulness, sustainable living, and travel, reflecting her belief in finding joy and balance in every moment.

With certifications as a yoga instructor and holistic and Ayurveda health coaching through IIN and Chopra, Valerie brings a well-rounded approach to her blog and coaching clients. She advocates the 80/20 rule, promoting flexibility and sustainability in lifestyle choices. Staying active and immersing herself in nature are integral to her wellness philosophy. She believes food is medicine and shares nourishing recipes and mindful eating tips.

Valerie’s travel style is slow, cultural, and focused on unique experiences. She uncovers hidden gems, curates culinary adventures, and integrates wellness activities into her itineraries. Her favorite hotels include the luxurious Four Seasons Madrid, the indulgent Kempinski Hotel in Belek (Turkey), the rustic charm of Fattoria Poggio Alloro Agriturismo in Tuscany, and the boutique allure of Can Araya Boutique Hotel in Menorca.

Through Wellness Bum, Valerie aims to inspire a balanced life and help readers embark on their own wellness journeys. With her expertise, personal journey, and genuine passion, she provides practical advice and motivation to cultivate well-being, embrace self-care, and explore transformative travel experiences. Valerie invites you to book a coaching session with her, subscribe to her newsletter, and connect on social media to be part of her vibrant community focused on living well and finding joy in the little things.


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30-Min Wellness Consultation

This 30-minute wellness consultation session is a foundational meeting where you can discuss your current lifestyle, stressors, and goals to better understand your wellness journey. Consider this a coffee date where we connect to see if this can be a mutually beneficial fit.

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Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.