Our mission at Soul Being is to empower you to make informed choices about your health and well-being. Provide a simple framework to connect you with the most passionate wellness professionals. Build community and share the benefits of a holistic lifestyle. Enabling everyone to lead longer, healthier, happier lives.
A Message From Our Founder:
I became passionate about holistic living and wellness in 2010 when looking into pharmaceutical alternatives to deal with chronic pain. My experience with chronic pain came in the form of witnessing its effects on my mother. When I was a child, my mother was a Registered Nurse who worked in hospitals. She had two separate accidents that caused spinal injuries. She has since had three back surgeries. Now her spine is fused in multiple places.
Problems persisted as I grew older. When I was in college in San Francisco, I used to drive her to a prominent Medical University to participate in experimental drug procedures. One such study, involving Morphine, caused lasting damage. And just this past year, while on a flight, she had an Ischemic Stroke at the age of 61, which could have been triggered by the mix of Opiates she had been prescribed. She has been using Opiates daily for the past 35 years as a coping mechanism to deal with the pain. My mom is one of 100 Million American adults who experience pain day in and day out. There is another way.
Most of us are already making lifestyle changes that support our total well-being. At Soul Being we are here to support your efforts and help you evolve your wellness practices.
With Love and Gratitude,
CEO Soul Being™
Marteen Santerre (RMT – CEO & Founder)
Marteen is a mother, daughter, sister and friend. A perpetual student, philosopher, avid reader, and seeker of truth. She believes that everyone has the right to live healthy and happy.
Marteen holds a degree Marketing. She and has spent the past 20 years in leadership roles for a variety of organizations, including work at three Fortune 500 companies. She began volunteering with Hospice in 2012 and has since helped a large range of individuals using holistic therapies from ages 6 to 97. Marteen founded Soul Being™ to give a collective voice and to the power of a Holistic Lifestyle. She is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Tibetan Lineage. She is a Meditation Coach who specializes in guiding the uninitiated in building a meaningful meditation practice. She lives in Maine with her daughter and menagerie of pets, a miniature schnauzer named Fenway, three cats Rainey, Nugget, Pepe, and one gerbil named Winter.
Lloyd Kennedy (MHC, SA Counseling, CPI – General Manager)
Lloyd holds degrees in Psychology and Business Management and has worked in many roles in the fields of Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Treatment, counseling and facilitating groups as well as in the medical field. Lloyd has a passion for wellness through his knowledge of medical issues and psych and believing there is more to achieving optimum health than western medicine. In seeing the benefits of what different forms of complimentary medicines such as meditation, mindfulness, diet & nutrition, wellness coaching and psychotherapy can bring to one’s overall health, Lloyd is committed to helping educate and grow people’s awareness of how they can reach their health goals.