Dave Tyler

Biohacker • Health Educator

“You know those people in your life who just manifest beauty in its simplest form? Those people who stop to smile and take in the loveliness of it all because it’s against their nature to see anything else? Rosa brings out that marvelous light within me. She has an innate ability to positively inspire people to seek knowledge and understanding of all of life’s creations.

Once I connected with Rosa I’ve always had a place to turn to keep warm and happy no matter what my life throws at me. She connects people. She inspires words. She intrinsically shines.”

Karna Liv Nau

Personal Empowerment & Business Coach

“Rosa is a force to be reckoned with, a powerful voice of the Divine Feminine. She is the kind of writer who will spark all the places in you that want to shine. Be sure to connect with her for mind-blowing events as well as daily doses of inspiration and positivity.”

Alex Mack

Health Administrator

“To know Rosa is to realize there is pure good in this world. Her warm heart, openness, and humble brilliance are so refreshing and organic, it sets you at ease. Connecting with her makes you feel special like you were chosen to be a part of a superwoman’s life who is so extraordinary and unique that it makes you feel that way too. She gives you hope, something to believe in, and strive for. She’s your biggest fan and your mentor, your teammate and your coach.”

Andrea Beaman

Holistic Health Coach

“Rosa has a gift for bringing like-minded people together for their continued learning and growth. She is a true pioneer and facilitator for inspiring change in the world.”

John Raquet

“Rosa is one of those special beings whose positive light shines brightly in her community. She inspires me with her soulful wisdom and compassionate action to help create opportunity for a more enhanced life on earth for all.”

Sharon Holt

Yoga Instructor

“Rosa and I met in 2008 through the Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance (CHHLA) group she founded. As one of the group’s early members, I watched Rosa build and nurture the group from its infancy. She is a dedicated, detail-oriented leader who puts loving intention and considerable planning into each and every event. CHHLA events are both interesting and educational, and Rosa creates a supportive and inspirational learning environment. There is never pressure to commit to an approach which may not align with your personal journey. Rosa’s positive attitude is contagious. Not only does she change the world around her, but she inspires others to do the same.


Through the CHHLA, she has introduced me to several practitioners I use regularly, as well as friends that have been a positive influence. The CHHLA also introduced me to topics which I found fascinating and was inspired to explore them in further detail, seeking a more formal education. Rosa is an amazing leader who is extremely passionate about what she does, and I fully recommend her for any opportunity in line with her many passions.“

Dijana Ivanac-Kreso

“Rosa lights up the room and exudes warmth and positive intention at every encounter. She founded The Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance, a group that helps to improve our health and wellness. It has become my greatest source for self-improvement and it's a wonderful asset to our community. Her passion and spirituality and gratitude are strong and these show in her inspirational and uplifting writings. She inspires me to be kind to others and prompts me to love myself. Rosa is on a constant quest to empower lives and offer spirit-giving guidance. Thank goodness she has found her calling as so many of us benefit from it.”

Char Marie

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Medical Qigong Therapist

“My first experience working with Rosa was as a presenter to her Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance group, when I taught about acupuncture, qigong, and Chinese medicine. I had the most pleasant experience presenting to this group, and would definitely do it again. Rosa is very easy to work and warm and receptive. She's also helpful in making the presentation flow nicely, and does a great job at getting the word out to everyone!

The group has fostered many good friendships, and has made positive changes in the community. It’s a joy to go to a meeting and hear the talk among newcomers and long-time members, who share ideas on healthy lifestyles, but also take it one step further out into the world, where real friendships are made. To me, that is what a group like this is all about – making changes in the heart, first, and then sharing with the community by example.

Rosa serves the community by bringing interesting speakers, documentaries, and health-related activities to her audiences. She is a great organizer, and a friendly moderator at discussions, too. It’s an honor and pleasure to work with her, and count her among my friends.”

Victoria Ann

“When I met Rosa in 2009, it was at her Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance Meetup group. We made a deep connection as we shared similar family health concerns, and parallel ideas around lifestyle and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Rosa has a unique ability to listen, provide a safe, supportive, loving atmosphere, and encourage your personal growth. She shares her unlimited abundance of love, friendship, knowledge, and resources by organizing amazing public workshops, seminars, documentaries, etc. Rosa leads by example by making healthy choices for herself, by educating our community and the world around her, and by inspiring and encouraging others to do the same. 


I soon found out that Rosa was a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s (IIN) health coaching program. She knew of the beliefs and goals I had for myself, and so I was blessed when she offered me a full scholarship to attend IIN. Knowing Rosa has changed my life. Being able to become an IIN student has changed my life. Rosa is a dear friend and mentor. I’m excited to one day pay this forward.”

Lisa Hunihan Sugrue

“Over a year ago I found your CHHLA Meetup group and attended several times. I just wanted to take this time to say thank you. Although I’ve been on the path of living green, alternative care, and supplementation for many years, the topics you hosted opened me up to so much more. The exposure to the concept of souls and the coaching I began with one of your workshop presenters, Kelly Ann Matuskiewicz, has led me to a place in my journey where I am participating in a program at the Hartford Family Institute and growing personally and learning to accept my process and the time it takes (struggling with this concept). I just wanted you to know that you, following your passion, touch people in ways that wouldn’t always be apparent to you. Thank you.”

Juliet Kapsis

Public and Community Engagement

“I know Rosa from both the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and the Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance (CHHLA). I have always been impressed and inspired by her consistency, follow-through, and authenticity. She is a warm and genuine person who is honestly concerned for the welfare of others. I continue to learn from her. I am grateful for all of her generous sharing and the contacts in the health world that she taps into as speakers for our CHHLA."

Chris Makell

Speaker • Author • Entrepreneur

“Rosa is a powerhouse in the holistic health arena. She has extraordinary leadership capabilities which are evidenced in the strong attendance at her CHHLA Meetup group. She is a conscious educator bringing new insights to those who spend time with her in the group or one-on-one. I highly recommend her!”

Bridget Nossek

Jewelry Artisan

“I have been fortunate enough to reconnect with Rosa after more than 30 years apart. I always remembered Rosa as the bubbly little girl with the bright eyes and even bigger smile. She draws you in with her words which are both uplifting and motivating. She has the ability to make you feel so special and to let you know that anything is possible in life if you are willing to try. I find myself looking forward to hearing what she has to say next. Even when I’m having a bad day, her words will make me smile.”

Holli Thompson

Certified Holistic Health Coach

"Rosa creates and shares her message with heart and soul. She inspires others to step up and make meaningful changes, and she does it in a way that could not be more loving."

Heather Nieves

Body Positive Mentor for Women

“Rosa is so dedicated in her personal and professional life and I admire her so. She pours her heart into her Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance group because of her passion for life. She radiates in all that she does, and is organized, reliable, creative and so loving! Her group has grown so much and I’d suggest to anyone who hasn’t attended to go as you’ll learn so much and make life-long friends!”

Yota Schneider

Coach • Writer • Speaker

“Rosa’s boundless enthusiasm, focus, and commitment to wellness and personal development are contagious and admirable. Her caring and interest in people and their well-being are evident in everything she does. She is a bundle of energy and the glue that binds the group together. She works tirelessly and always with a smile to make things happen. It’s exactly this quality of spirit that’s also reflected by the members of her CHHLA Meetup group. I suspect that Rosa’s leadership, shining example, and generosity have a lot to do with how the group has developed and grown over the years.”

Eugenia MaGill

Healing Touch Practitioner

“I recently compiled a list of all the workshops I attended thanks to Rosa. I am so thankful for her hard work, dedication, and determination to gather like-minded people together to share information on energy medicine, holistic therapies, and nutrition. I have learned so much and can honestly say that these events have assisted me in transforming my life. The love and positive energy I feel at every workshop is wonderful and inspiring. Thank you so much Rosa! You are a shining star and an inspiration!”

Christie Halmick

Teacher of Online DIY Design • Creator of The PDF Workshop

"Rosa is a force of 100% goodness in the world. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does. I highly recommend checking out her ebook. It’s a game changer for self-care!"

Kevin McKernon

“I joined your Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance Meetup group in October of 2009, and with each event I would learn a little bit more about living healthy, and then I’d research further information on the Internet. Although a good part of my diet for the first couple of years was still what I’m now able to recognize as nutrient poor, or even unhealthy, it took some time for me to develop a functional understanding of living a healthy lifestyle.

It was when I learned about Gerson Therapy and how it reverses so many chronic diseases (and even heals advanced cancers), that I began to see for the first time that food TRULY is medicine – but it can be poison too. I learned that what we put into our bodies absolutely matters.

Last year, in May of 2012, I finally got to a point where I put together all that I had been learning from your Meetup events and other sources over the last three years or so, (Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Dr. William Davis, etc.) and I began eating really healthy.

At the time I weighed 253 pounds, and being 6-feet tall I was on the verge of being obese. (Look at the before and after pictures.) I starting eating big organic salads with nuts, berries, and seeds, and started eating my own homemade super healthy vegetable-bean soups almost every day. I bought organic fruits and vegetables as much as I could, (I learned about the “Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen”) and I cut out all kinds of processed foods and nutrient-poor foods after learning about the terribly unhealthy ingredients in so many agribusiness food products today. I began juicing and making healthy smoothies as well.

For more than a year now, I have maintained eating probably 95% high-nutrient foods on a regular basis. Now I am 183 pounds – that’s 70 pounds less than I was just over a year ago, and it has happened without any dieting. I did not think in terms of weight loss and restriction and limitation; I only thought in terms of eating for health, eating foods for the nutrients in them. This is something I learned from Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his PBS specials – so I never pressured myself the way I did when I was on diets.

But it’s not just weight loss that I’ve experienced over the last 14 months. I feel so much BETTER now. I don’t have the sluggishness that I used to think was normal. I also do yoga and exercise three times a week since I’ve learned how important exercise is along with nutrition for staying healthy. My chiropractor, who is very knowledgeable in nutrition, has told me that I have added YEARS onto my life by getting healthy. Many friends and relatives have told me that not only do they notice that I’m in great shape, but they also comment that I look HEALTHY – my skin complexion and physical energy being two clear examples.

Thank you again Rosa, for what you have created with the Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance Meetup group. It absolutely makes a real difference in people’s lives. I am living proof of that. It was your Meetup group that gave me the initial start back in October of 2009 to begin thinking in terms of living a healthy lifestyle. It took until May 2012 – two and a half years later – to acquire enough knowledge to become really functional with it all, but look where I am now!

I am really grateful for all the ongoing Meetups you put together, because they allow me to continue to maintain a positive focus toward a holistic healthy lifestyle, and to expand my awareness of healthy living, as I still have lots to learn. Thank you so much!”

Phyllis Hirschauer

“The Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance is a warm, loving, friendly, knowledgeable, connected group of people with an educated, organized and strong leader – Rosa Conti.”

Stanley Wucheck, Jr.

“It is an honor to know Rosa and to consider her a friend. She makes a contribution to the community all in an effort to improve the lives of others. I know of no other person with a bigger heart. I am so glad that I stumbled upon the Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance group in 2009. I have grown in many ways to improve my health, my mind, my spirituality, my relationships, and the list goes on and on. Rosa, I love you. Stay beautiful.”

Helene Cort

Artist • Musician

“I have known Rosa for most of my life, having first met her as a ten-year old when at school together in Stamford, Connecticut. Moves across the oceans meant that we lost touch for many years but the wonder of the Internet has brought us back together, and I am so very, very thankful that our paths have crossed again.


Rosa is without a doubt THE most positive, energetic, love-filled, gorgeous person I know and I am so proud and thankful to be her friend. Where Rosa is, there is positive energy working its magic – rest assured!”

Linda Tillman

Organization Development Consultant

"In our ever-changing world, it seems that many of us are searching for greater meaning and purpose in our lives. Rosa’s writings and inspirations have helped me to think differently and discover new ways of approaching challenges in my personal and professional life. She is truly a breath of fresh air!"



“The Connecticut Holistic Health & Lifestyle Alliance is fantastic! It is so nice to be in a room full of like-minded and healthy minded people! Thank you Rosa, for being a super organizer and a terrific host!” – Julie Clark

“Rosa, you’ve got a GREAT GROUP! Like you, they’re open and warm with a terrific sense of humor. Many thanks!” – Louisa Yap

“Rosa creates a positive, open, and friendly environment. The members of her group are welcoming and non-judgmental. It is a wonderful place to meet nice people and share ideas.” – Alissa Monteleone

“So grateful to you Rosa, for the amazing job you do. You’ve brought awareness and inspiration to so many. Your love has touched so many lives. THANK YOU!” – Laurie Judge

“Rosa, I truly enjoy the presence you have created on social media. I find myself taking the time to read the uplifting and thoughtful stories you share, and am genuinely excited to read the posts you create on Linked In. Through all the negativity in the world, I find it refreshing to see some positivity shine through. I thought it was about time I thank you for the positive influence you’ve had on my life, even if you didn’t know it. Thanks again, and I hope all is well with you and your son Richie!” – David Buccieri

“Rosa’s positive energy attracts other people with the same kind of likable energy.” 

– John Henebry

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