Tired of diet culture?
Ready to choose health over a number on the scale?
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Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Best Selling Author, Founder of Essential Living Retreats

You may recognize Barbara Ann Bruno, The Sophisticated Dieter, from Dunes Living Magazine or maybe you've read her award-winning book Take Back Your Life One Relationship at a Time.

Known and respected as a women's empowerment leader, Barbara Ann has been featured on Dr. Laura, MSN, Professorhouse, Pop Sugar, Thrive Global, YourTango, and Marriage.com. She is a popular speaker at women's conferences, global webinars, and Clubhouse.​

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and Certified Juice Guru Juice Therapist, Barbara is well versed in several holistic modalities that support women with overall health, wellness, and weight loss. 

Four times a year, Barbara hosts wellness retreats in her beautiful beachfront hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ​

Barbara spends her time divided between family, friends, community, and clients. Most people are surprised to know that she has lived with an autoimmune disease since 2004. Her newest offering, Epicure, offers clean eating for busy families.

Women around the world have benefited from her new resource guide, The Women's Shopping Guide to Wellness and Self-Care.


Upcoming Retreats

  • Juicing For Health
    Sat, Jul 23
    Myrtle Beach
    Jul 23, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Myrtle Beach, 4105 Ditchford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
    Let's Get Juicy!
  • Essential Living Fall Retreat
    Sat, Oct 01
    Myrtle Beach
    Oct 01, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Myrtle Beach, 4105 Ditchford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
    Just announced! The Essential Living Fall 2022 Retreat. Don't Miss This!


Myrtle Beach/New York


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