Connect
To Top

Exploring Life & Business with Shirley Sullivan of Southshore Wellness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shirley Sullivan. 

Shirley, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I have always had a passion for health and wellness of all facets and children. I graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Human Nutrition and continued my education virtually working on my Master’s Degree which is pending completion… as well as training in Botanical Herbal Remedies, Certified Usui Reiki Master and in Children’s yoga. I have been a teacher for most of my life. I taught high school, tutored, and became a substitute teacher in Hillsborough County so that I could be in the schools while our son was growing up. Once we had our son… a little later in life… I decided to stay at home with him and enjoy all the things that being a stay-at-home mom and caretaker of my family had to offer. Now that our son has recently graduated from East Bay High School class of 2021, this has given me the opportunity to gravitate back towards my other passion, which is nutrition and holistic health education. So, I started South Shore Wellness back in 2018. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has been a challenge building my business and trying to figure out “what Southshore Wellness was going to BE when it grew up!” Then the pandemic hit us and everyone so very hard on a shoestring budget. I also offer Youth Wellness Summer Camps and we did manage to have two fun summers of camp that was held at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin on the Bay. However, camps were canceled last summer due to Covid, and this summer we finally had a full camp and waiting list and with the Red Tide issues we had this past summer… we quickly realized that we had to cancel our camps and refund the families. So, yes… there have been so many challenges that really were not in our control. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Southshore Wellness offers a wide range of local and virtual health programs and services. The mission of Southshore Wellness is to promote the holistic health and wellness for individuals through nutrition education, meal planning, kidz yoga, and community partnerships & initiatives. I am a Nutritionist and founder of Southshore Wellness, integrating my love of holistic health education through personalized nutritional programs. Southshore Wellness offers a wide range of local and virtual programs and services– Individual Meal Plans, Monthly Meal Subscriptions ( simple, clean, healthy monthly recipes emailed right to your inbox) Wellness Workshops, Detox Programs, Kids’ Yoga classes, and Youth Wellness Summer Camps. I am so very excited about growing the Kidz Yoga program in our community.  I will be looking to hire some yoga teachers to do so in the New Year.  I am also super excited about a recent addition to my business… Your very own personalized food intolerance testing! A simple non-invasive hair strand test. Receive accurate and clear results in days. Tailor a diet best suited for your body. This FIT test helps to take the guesswork out of creating the perfect meal plan for YOU. The mission of Southshore Wellness is to promote the holistic health and wellness of individuals through nutrition and holistic wellness education, partnerships and community initiatives.  I do not prescribe… I only offer suggestions and wellness tips as guidance so that my client can take control of their own health and well-being. Healthy Intent is key to reaching your wellness goals. Learning to apply effective tools facilitates taking control of your own health and making sustainable lifestyle changes. 

Embrace the journey… 

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I love people and children… I love life in itself and truly want others to be happy and feel good. Kindness matters… I am very determined and also have patience with setbacks that inevitably will happen…. however, anything worth doing takes persistence and patience, and the love of what one is doing. And I truly love what I do… it is not work to me… now I just have to figure out a way to make this business grow so that I can prosper and share my prosperity. Other qualities: Drive. I have the determination to work harder than most and make sure things get done 

Self-reliance. I can shoulder responsibilities and be accountable for what arises 

Willpower 

Integrity 

Passion 

Persistence 

Connection 

Optimism and a positive mindset!!!

Pricing:

  • FIT Test $65
  • Meal Plans & Programs $35-125
  • Kidz Yoga Class $5-10
  • Monthly Kidz Yoga $45 unlimited classes
  • Youth Wellness Camps $145

Contact Info:

Suggest a Story: VoyageTampa is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Local Stories