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Live Longer Better

Certified Holistic Coaching ~ Specializing in 55+
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Meet Darlena Goetz

Your Personal Health & Wellness Coach

I’m a Certified Integrative Coach through New York’s prestigious Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I also hold a BA in Social Sciences. Prior to coaching I’ve been in the Wellness Space with my own business for the last 18 years offering FlaxSnax Healthy Gourmet Baking Blends rich in Omega-3s to fine hotels across the United States. 


Now 65, I am wisdom-rich and experienced with life’s ups & downs. I’ve been in several industries: a writer in entertainment, a teacher, a business owner and a caretaker to my beloved husband and my parents while running my business. I have battled weight my whole life; and anxiety along with many food and medication sensitivities. I am a widow and have had to be resilient and reinvent myself several times over.


I decided to become a Health Coach because I’ve become weary of health care providers giving me only 15 minutes of time and then dismissing me, suggesting that my symptoms are simply,  “aging”.


We all need to feel heard and get to the root of our problems. When I asked to see a counselor, I was matched with twenty-something therapists who couldn’t possibly understand me.

That's when I knew...


Our age group is most often overlooked and under served…and I’m here to change that.


I’m available for a free consultation

to see how I can help you feel your best.

Call or email me to set up your first step: or (562) 331-3529

Meet Darlena
Why Coaching?

Why Coaching?

As your partner and coach, I will listen deeply and support you in understanding and removing what is in the way of your desires.

We'll begin by taking an overview of your life and identifying areas that need actions and/or attention. I will assist you in establishing clear measurable goals and support you in connecting to your own inner wisdom. There is nothing you cannot shift.

Whether you have a specific goal or are seeking general guidance, our relationship will evolve in a way that best supports you. I hold you accountable to a plan that is manageable and created especially for you, because I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to coaching. We are all so different. I do not solve your problems, but guide you into solving them on your own.


How does a coach differ...

* A nutritionist gives you a list of foods to eat and a list of foods to avoid. Most people already know this, but they haven't been able to actually achieve this on their own.

* Therapists don't typically provide clear action steps or address food in relation to mood and well being.

* Doctors address symptoms, diagnose,  but don't generally address the root cause; and instead too often prescribe a pill.

* Health Coaches address the root cause &  guide clients in holistic healing, addressing all areas of life through a step by step transformation.

You don't need a coach - you deserve a coach.

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Digestion & Gut Health

Almost all of us have experienced the gambit of gut issues. It’s the number one reason people go to doctors. When we subject our guts to enough "busting," in the form of too much processed food, sugar, starch, damaging foods, additives, unnatural chemicals, certain prescriptions; the tight junctions in our gut can become leaky and our flora imbalanced, causing low grade or chronic inflammation anywhere in your body.

Our healthy gut flora needs to be nurtured ~ let me show you how.


Nearly all modern diseases have this in common.

Depression, cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, and more are all inflammatory diseases. 

It’s mostly our food...Obesity and chronic disease are inflammatory states, predominantly caused by our modern diet too. There are other causes as well - such as toxins, allergens, infections, and stress, food plays the greatest role for most of us.


Let me help you learn how to quiet your inflammation.

Better Sleep

70 million Americans struggle with sleep. Insomnia is strongly associated with chronic hyper arousal. Dream Deprivation is critical for information processing, assimilation and memory and learning and emotional healing. We are literally rest-less. Sleep is devalued and frequently artificial. It requires cooling and energy dissipation.

It’s time to take your

lack of sleep seriously.

Joy ~ Resilience ~ Spirit

Let’s start with learning to talk to yourself like you talk to those you love. Every cell of your body eavesdrops on your thoughts. Positivity is a discipline.

Choose joy now – it will also have a ripple effect for yourself, with those you love and beyond.

Weight Loss

Every body is different. And almost every time we go on a diet we gain back more. It’s so frustrating and it can be heart-breaking. The good news is: we now know that not all calories are equal. That those old low fat diets may help you loose weight, but they are not sustainable - and we need good fat for our bodies to function, especially our brain. It’s not about willpower. So stop kicking yourself.

 Let me guide you in an intuitive and nurturing way – that will change the way you feel about yourself and your relationship with food for good.

Ozempic or Wegovy?

If you are using these drugs to help control your AC-1 or just trying to loose weight, it seems our health providers are falling short in nutritional support and direction. Once you loose your weight, you'll want to make sure you have the healthy tools in place to keep it off.  I can provide you with the guidance you'll need to get you started, get rid of the "food noise" and change your life for good.  

Let me help get you on a healthier path to success and controlling your life. Metabolic Syndrome is really reversible.



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I have been a physician for over 40 years practicing the art of medicine. Recently I became a patient myself with inflammatory disorders and pain compromising my activity of daily living.

I did not learn in medical school the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle. I am feeling so much better and appreciate the practicality of having a professional coach directly involved in my life; and look forward to sharing Darlena’s insights with my patients and the importance of this coaching discipline. Darlena leaves me feeling more aware, engaged and inspired to take action.

— Hector G. Camacho, M.D.

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562) 331-3529


Casta Del Sol ~ Mission Viejo, California

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Having your health span match your life span
is the ultimate goal.

Better health & happiness is yours.
Contact me today.

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