About

About Margery Tonna
I'm a health and wellness coach and the founder of Wellness Camp LLC. I studied lifestyle medicine and integrative health and wellness at Creighton University. Prior to this career path, I worked for twenty years in high-tech marketing. I live in Northern California with my husband, our two sons, and our energetic black lab.

Growing up in Silicon Valley, I've observed how our way of life has dramatically changed over the last few decades. I live in a part of the world where people pride themselves on being exhausted, sleeping little, working long hours, and pushing themselves harder and harder. The high cost of living in the region makes the struggle even more stressful for many. Being a working parent in this environment is a challenge, especially in households where one or both parents travel for work or in single-parent families. The life-work balance is frequently off for many. Eventually, at this pace, people burn out and pay the price with their overall health and wellbeing. 

I know first hand how it feels to go-go-go all day long, have no energy, and struggle to fulfill all my roles working, parenting, volunteering, etc. When I became a mother, I can tell you what I put on the back burner: me. It took a few years and lots of wellness tinkering to turn that story around and make myself a priority. I think about it like the safety demonstration at the beginning of an airplane flight. The flight attendants always direct passengers that in the event of an emergency, they should put their oxygen mask on first before helping children and others who need help. We all need to put our health and wellness first if we are going to be useful to others in our various roles. We perform better as employees, parents, spouses, and members of society when we take care of ourselves and, in particular, manage our stress.

With what I've learned about nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep through my graduate studies and personal experiences, I want to help people live better lives. Get their health back. Feel energized. Manage their stress. Extended their healthy years. Receive the support they need.

How can I help support your health and wellness journey?
Education
Masters of Science, Integrative Health and Wellness, Creighton University—expected May 2020

Graduate Certificate, Lifestyle Medicine, Creighton University

Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell, Cornell University

Cultivating Compassion Training, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University

Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing, Santa Clara University

About Wellness Camp
Wellness Camp LLC was founded to provide one-on-one personalized health and wellness coaching and programs for folks struggling to manage stress in the San Francisco Bay Area—and beyond. Wellness Camp's approach is based on lifestyle medicine, which the American College of Lifestyle Medicine defines as:
"the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease."
Additionally, at Wellness Camp there is a focus on cura personalis—the Ignatian concept of "care for the person." We are all one-of-a-kind beings with different needs and interests. Which is why it's important to care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. And create a personalized plan that works best for each individual and promotes lifelong health and wellness—not a quick fix. 
Margery's Favorites
Yoga
Meditation
Hiking
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Snowshoeing
Reading
Weaving
Crocheting
Quilting
Fabric Dyeing
(I'm training to be the best old lady possible)
Clean Air (no joke)
Snuggling
Music (check out my playlists on Apple Music)
My Kids' Laughter
Llamas
Mountains
Forests
Alpine Lakes
Handcrafted Items
North Lake Tahoe
Disneyland
Autumn
Halloween
Oatmeal
Berries
Roasted Veggies
Burritos
Banana Cake
Spicy Teas
Apple Watch
Blue (everything)
Pixar Movies
The Shining
Twin Peaks
Game of Thrones
True Blood
Six Feet Under
Outlander
The Handmaid's Tale
Book Recommendations
The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn & Dr. Elissa Epel
How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher
Undo It! by Dean Ornish, M.D. & Anne Ornish
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. 
The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn
Plant-Strong by Rip Esselstyn
The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
The Engine 2 Cookbook by Rip Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn
Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone
The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath & Jim Harter
The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Vitamin N by Richard Louv
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims