About Us

Your Partner in Transforming to a Wellness Model Of Care

At SOHL, we are passionate about realizing a sustainable model of health using evidence-based self-care practices to complement conventional medical treatment. Using the SOHL 5-phase implementation model, we help you and your organization move into the future of healthcare. Patients who practice self-care are more engaged, empowered and satisfied. Imagine providing your patients and community members positive reinforcement and training on self-care and wellness - everyone thrives when community members are engaged and consistently strengthening their 7 sources of health. Using evidence-based self-care practices, your organization moves towards a wellness-based model of care in partnership with the SOHL team. Our trainings and assessments are customizable, measurable, in-person, and web-based. We have the vision, experience, and creative guts to move into the future with you!

Vision

At SOHL, we make health accessible to everyone through sustainable self-care.

Mission

Improving overall organizational health requires improving the health of every member of the organization. At SOHL, we merge technology, expert assessment, training, and data analytics in an evidence-informed, customized, skill-building model to ensure self-care improvements are measurable, reproducible, and sustainable.

Values

We embrace life-long learning and growth, high vibration lifestyles, collaboration, community, and authenticity.

Some inspiring phrases that we use often at SOHL:

Organizational health is the result of sustainable engagement achieved when executive leaders, mid-level managers, and employees strengthen their 7 sources of health: life purpose, body, mind, creativity, emotions, community, environment.

Sustainable engagement happens when leaders and employees feel connected to their organization, evidenced by the employees’ commitment to reaching goals and the organization’s support of the employees’ productivity and well-being.

Sustainable Self-Care Initiative (SSCI) is a structured initiative, undertaken by a health system, to improve the health of their communities and stakeholders. The SSCI is implemented using the 7 Sources of Health (SOH) and a 5-step model.  An SSCI evidence-based self-care practices, continuous assessment, training, and coaching in a community setting while engaging in continuous key metrics measurement.  SSCIs have been found to improve health, positively impact the community, and produce a measurable return on investment.

Well-being results when we engage in regular self-care practices and continually strengthen our 7 Sources of Health.

Health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

7SOH is the acronym for the 7 Sources of Health, which are life purpose, body, mind, emotions, creativity, community, and environment. 

SHEWS is the Senior Healthcare Executive Wellness and Self-care study, conducted by Ruthann Russo, PhD, our founder. Our work is guided by this study and continuous conversations with healthcare leaders, staff, employees, and stakeholders.

Some Inspiring Phrases That We Use Often At SOHL

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Organizational Health

is the result of sustainable engagement achieved when executive leaders, mid-level managers, and employees strengthen their 7 sources of health: life purpose, body, mind, creativity, emotions, community, environment.

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Sustainable Engagement

happens when leaders and employees feel connected to their organization, evidenced by the employees’ commitment to reaching goals and the organization’s support of the employees’ productivity and well-being.

Sustainable Self-Care Initiative (SSCI)

SSCI is a structured initiative, undertaken by a health system, to improve the health of their communities and stakeholders. The SSCI is implemented using the 7 Sources of Health (SOH) and a 5-step model.  An SSCI evidence-based self-care practices, continuous assessment, training, and coaching in a community setting while engaging in continuous key metrics measurement.  SSCIs have been found to improve health, positively impact the community, and produce a measurable return on investment.

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Well Being

results when we engage in regular self-care practices and continually strengthen our 7 Sources of Health.
 

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Health

is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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7SOH

is the acronym for the 7 Sources of Health, which are life purpose, body, mind, emotions, creativity, community, and environment.
 

SHEWS is the Senior Healthcare Executive Wellness and Self-care study, conducted by Ruthann Russo, PhD, our founder. Our work is guided by this study and continuous conversations with healthcare leaders, staff, employees, and stakeholders. To Read The Research Click Here

Bernie Klein

MD, CEO, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

“The self-care training was a unique experience and I found the 7 sources of health to be useful. I will use SOHL’s assessment often to guide and improve my self-care. My self-care scores improved from the beginning to the end of the training, in just a short time. My leadership team found the information informative and useful. They were appreciative of the time spent to learn about self-care including practicing some very useful tools”

Jeremy Ensey

CEO, St. Luke Medical Center, Marion, Kansas

“Spending the morning with Ruthann and her team, my staff learned important self-care strategies as well as evidence-based diet recommendations. Ruthann was engaging, efficient and effective at providing tools that we could immediately put in place to strengthen our 7 sources of health. If you are looking to improve your own health or that of your company, I highly suggest partnering with Ruthann and her team.”

Christine Sostarecz

Human Resources, Intel Corporation

“There were a few surprising results from Ruthann’s training. First, our employees actually attended and kept returning each week to learn more self-care skills. Second, 90% say they would recommend the training to a co-worker and 95% say they will take better care of themselves as a result of the training. Finally, I believe learning these self-care skills is sustainable and worth the investment.”

Jennifer Sellitti

JD, Director of Training and Communications, NJ Office of the Public Defender

“Our attorneys, both new and very experienced, benefited from the SOHL training. The unique combination of continuous self-assessment with self-care practices produced positive results on the spot that our staff will continue to benefit from.”

Joyce Brocaglia

CEO, Alta Associates, and Founder, Executive Women’s Forum

“Both Ruthann’s keynote and self-care training were very well received by the Executive Women’s Forum members. She is a caring, engaging speaker who shares her extensive experience and expertise in an unassuming and approachable manner. She took a creative approach to keynoting by weaving exercises to help us find and validate our life purpose throughout the delivery of her content. She taught easy-to-remember practices, coupled with an effective tool for self-assessment, which provided us with an enjoyable process to improve our self-care for years to come.”

Jessie Kaye

CEO & President, Prairie View Psychiatric and Rehabilitation System

“Our leadership team appreciated Ruthann’s authentic and approachable manner for sharing information. She engaged our group from the very beginning of her presentation. We especially appreciated the opportunity to learn skills that we can practice personally, as well as share with our clients. Ruthann’s system for continuously assessing our self-care was helpful and will be a great tool for our leaders. Although we only scheduled a 2-hour training session, the content was so helpful that we wished we had asked for a whole day.”

Lori Knutson

Corporate Director, Integrative Health & Medicine, Hackensack Meridian Health

“Ruthann worked with my team and I to develop a vision for our system to improve the health of our community using integrative medicine and self-care techniques. Her expertise in and ability to articulate the evidence supporting these techniques is reflected in her polished presentations. From training to strategy, I highly recommend Ruthann and her abilities to effectively train and transform leaders, clinicians, and patients using sustainable self-care practices.”