SheTaxi is a ‘should-free’ zone that cares about your inner-self and not your ‘stuff’ (what kind of car you drive, how big your house is, what size you wear). We care about YOU and driving YOU forward in YOUR life. At SheTaxi, we believe in:
- opening your mind,
- caring for your body,
- nurturing yourself, and
- being real and authentic.
When you learn to take better care of yourself, the well-being follows. Hop in!
Peggy Paul, Founder
Peggy Paul created SheTaxi to have a place for women to simply ‘feel better.’ She spent years trying to learn from professionals on how to boost her self-esteem, reduce her depression/anxiety, lose weight and live to her fullest potential. What she realized is the people she was learning from had never been “in her shoes.” While they were educated and certified, they never seemed to struggle with a lot of the issues of why Peggy was seeking their help. After a lot of soul-searching, Peggy decided she was going to focus on what really mattered – her inner self.
The Road to Well-Being is Peggy’s journey to live a healthier, happier and more prosperous life. What she found amazing was that once she stopped focusing on ‘the shoulds‘ and the surface programs and values, she started to thrive.
It didn’t happen overnight. Each day provided its usual challenge of choosing to do what’s best, rather than, what felt good, but isn’t necessarily good for you. Peggy always says, “I was really good at not taking care of myself.”
Peggy learned how to walk by a mirror without criticizing her weight, wrinkles, hair, etc., as she had done for many years. She began to care less about what people thought of her and care more about living an authentic life.
After taking a realistic and holistic (mind, body and spirit) approach to well-being, and literally ‘feeling better,’ Peggy wanted to share her approach with other women, in hopes they can feel good too. “We” live in a superficial culture that allows very little space for women to accept themselves as they are. This impacts your entire well-being. It sounds cliche, but its quite simple, when you feel good on the inside, the well-being follows.
As a result of the Road to Well-Being, Peggy reduced her anxiety, boosted her spirits, lost 60 pounds, improved her stress management and began to thrive overall. The Road to Well-Being is Peggy’s journey to live a more healthier, happier and prosperous life.
Currently Peggy is the Senior Director of Community Health at the American Heart Association. She is grateful to work for a leading health organization that values the wellness of their employees and community.
Carrie has over 10 years of experience as a Certiﬁed Growth Coach. She works extensively with organizational systems that form the structure of everyday lives and businesses. Carrie has created and managed infrastructures for start-ups, worked extensively with strategic planning, new business development, training, customer service and marketing. After honing these skills in the business arena, Carrie saw how they could be translated to our everyday lives.
Carrie has a passion for SheTaxi’s mission as she is “a woman, a sister, a daughter, a mom, a step mother, a working mom, divorced and a women.” She ﬁnds it is hard to balance all aspects of life with a smile, but being real and authentic means that sometimes the “smile” may come in the form of yoga, eating vegetables or reading a book.
Carrie has a proven record of success and is a committed and focused results –driven leader. She currently manages a healthcare practice, practices growth coaching and is living her dream of living “up north.”
Carrie believes that everything in life is a habit. Put the structure in a habit and change will happen!
Michele always knew she wanted to study health and the human body, and after earning her B.S. in health psychology, she received her massage certification in 1999 at the age of 22. Realizing this was only a small part of being healthy, she went on to get her A.C.E. and N.S.C.A personal training certifications.
After a few years of personal training, Michele could see (and feel for herself) the magic of weight training. One day, Michele decided to try one of those yoga classes offered at the gym where she trained. She immediately fell in love with the gentle way yoga challenges the body and still builds strength. Soon after that came pilates, and Michele felt herself be more flexible and stronger than ever before, being able to keep up with her heavy work schedule. Before long, she was teaching 5 classes a week.
Her massage business was growing fast, so she decided to take that leap of faith and start her own massage business. She started doing house calls, taking her table to clients’ houses all over the Twin Cities. Then having developed sciatica from carrying her massage table, she settled her practice in Burnsville and has been there for the last 6 years.
There was one area left that Michele had always wanted to incorporate, and that was nutrition. In 2008, she received her certification to teach nutrition classes through Nutrition Weight and Wellness. She believes in practicing what she preaches, and when she applied what she learned to her own eating habits, her migraines went away as well as all the aches and pains she had attributed to doing massage.
While building her career, Michele has gotten married and now has a 2 year old daughter. She now works part-time doing massage and teaching yoga and pilates. She also leads nutrition classes. She loves helping people discover how healthy one can be when all areas are equally addressed: mind, body, and spirit.