Wellness Consultant, Presenter, and Mind-Body Integrative Healer



Her education and experience in health, wellness,

and the human body include the following:

*Although licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of Washington, Lise Naugle is currently not practicing as such, but instead practices complementary and integrative health and wellness care using principles she has developed in the creation of The Art of Sustainable Wellness.

The Art of Sustainable Wellness:

A way of life uniquely designed with imagination and skill to promote the full realization of an individual’s potential, now and in the future.

Lise's interest in health and wellness has always coexisted with a passion for creative expression and experience: writing, dancing, playing saxophone, practicing yoga, hiking, biking, traveling, and mountain climbing. As she delved into the research about stress, wellness, and lifestyle, what she found reaffirmed her belief in the importance of recreation, relaxation, a creative, playful mindset and good nutrition in maintaining health:

  • 3/4 of all health care visits are for stress or stress related disorders.
  • Stress is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death.
  • Things like feeling excessively fatigued, becoming dizzy or light-headed when standing, craving sugar or salt, and relying on caffeine for energy can be an indicators of stress
  • We can turn genes on or off and modify our DNA by the foods we eat and the way we respond to stress, increasing or reducing our risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Hormonal changes that happen when we're stressed change the way our bodies respond to food, making it harder to lose weight.
  • Drumming, mindfulness, and yoga have been shown to enhance immune function and reduce stress
  • The right type and balance of exercise can improve insulin response, enhance mood, reduce fat, and support healthy sleep and digestion.
  • Simple things such as listening to music, dancing, and just being in nature can enhance parasympathetic activity (the anti-stress part of the nervous system). 

Now she practices under a new paradigm. Synthesizing all that she has learned in her formal education and personal research with an intrinsic understanding of the benefits of play and creative expression, She  educates, encourages, and empowers individuals and groups to create vibrant, sustainable wellness through choices they make every day. She calls both the process and her practice The Art of Sustainable Wellness.


Art: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings (Mirriam-webster online dictionary)

Sustainability: creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, ensuring we have and will continue to have the resources to protect human health and our environment
(adapted from the EPA’s definition)

Wellness: A philosophy of life and personal hygiene that views health as not merely the absence of illness but the full realization of one's physical and mental potential.
(Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012)

Lise blends a doctorate education and over 20 years’ experience

in natural and complementary health care

with an art-inspired perspective

to help people

pinpoint, fuel, and actualize

their health and wellness goals.

A creative approach to the results you want.

~wellness- by design~


  • A doctorate * from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington, which included 5 years post-graduate training in such things as human physiology, anatomy, nutrition, mind-body healing practices,  wellness, and lifestyle modifications to support health and wellness
  • Taught and worked at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle
  • Over 11 years of experience in both in private practice and integrated clinics
  • Served as the Director of Clinical Support and Education at ICA Health in Tucson, a company created by Dr. James Wilson, author of the book, Adrenal Fatigue 21st Century Stress Syndrome, where she did extensive research on stress, stress related disorders, and adrenal function, and educated doctors, nurses, and pharmacists on these topics
  • Currently contracted with ICA Health as their professional consultant, providing support and education to doctors, nurses, and pharmacists regarding stress
  • ​Health Rhythms Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitator 
  • Coaching Learning, Leadership, and Change, Case Western Reserve University
  • Certified Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner 
  • Published in professional journal NDNR 
  • Completion of at least 20 hours of continuing education every year in health and wellness
  • Worked as a physical therapy technician at Wesley Long Community Hospital and Greensboro Orthopedic clinic providing both inpatient and outpatient care
  • Worked as a personal fitness trainer and provided manual therapies including muscle energy stretching and soft tissue therapies​