Bonnie Derose Soltis, ND
Life Map Solutions
P O Box 1294, Seymour, TN 37865
Dr. Bonnie Soltis, N.D. is an alternative, integrative and holistic practitioner in the field of Naturopathy, dealing primarily with prevention of dis-ease, optimal quality-of-life, and the restoration of spirit, soul and body through use of various therapies, tests, modalities, and counsel to improve homeostasis. She is a Board Certified Naturopath with the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc., (ANMCAB), Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) and an Ordained Minister (OM).
Q. Tell us about yourself.
A. I was born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, and lived in Atlanta. My family and I worked in the entertainment business all our lives in music, film, theater, recording, etc.
During my 25 years in Knoxville, I raised and homeschooled three glorious unique children – a daughter and two sons - all 7 years apart in age. They all graduated college with high honors and are productive, growing pillars in society and parents of my five amazing grandchildren. (I was a child bride). My precious 12 year old Chihuahua, Pablo, is my only baby at home now.
Q. How did you get started in your area of holistic wellness?
A. When my oldest son was an infant, he was in and out of hospitals for ten months with adverse reactions to immunizations. The Doctor’s and I did everything we knew to do including on-going prayer, with no consistent improvement. Being raised knowing God relationally and even seeing people restored through prayer, I did not understand this until I realized there must be a higher purpose and it was up to me to discover it. So, I saddled up my proverbial white horse, and set off on a one-woman crusade to discover the world of alternative, complementary and holistic wellness. My family and friends survived being my “guinea pigs” as I tested my new knowledge in the process of earning my various Certifications and continuing education.
Q. What is the one thing you would most like us to know about yourself?
A. That I am deeply spiritual and desire to see people’s entire lives and perspectives transformed that they may remove hindrances to wellbeing on all levels and fulfill their destiny.
Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? What do you do for fun?
A. I love to write, sing, read, go fishing, ride my bike, play piano, dance, watch good movies, research and discover new revelation every day, communicate and hang out with my children, grandchildren and dearest friends and family, connect with / brainstorm with like-minded people.
Q. What services do you offer?
A. During my twenty years in holistic wellness, I continue learning and expanding the services I offer as I become certified in them. My services include naturopathic, homeopathic, many holistic modalities, spiritual counseling, environmental and other cleansings for health protection.
I also have a non-profit 501c3 community outreach organization with programs for teaching adults and children on spirit, soul, body, environment and natural lifestyles, purposeful soul destiny, to love and respect God, themselves, nature and others. Another program is for empowering women of to become whole individuals, in control of what and who they attract into their lives, embracing all of what life brings, and learning to pay it forward and become a life transformer for others.
Q. Where do you see yourself career-wise in five years?
Developing groups internationally that are dedicated to becoming the best we can be and creating a better world to live in and provide for future generations.
To continue educating and being an example of love, healthy living, compassion, dedication, exhortation, and learning, as well as team with other groups to support one another.
To publish my books and songs, marketing them to encourage positive life transformations.
To speak and sing before audiences to inspire them to be their best and enjoy their lives, use opposition to grow and change, to thrive rather than just survive, to realize true happiness and freedom in this life.
Q. What advice do you have for people looking to get into your field of practice?
A. Study hard and well, research everything through reputable sources, keep up-to-date with new developments. Use your greatest strengths and desires as a catalyst, because if you enjoy what you do, you will be more dedicated, happy and enthusiastic in helping others. Be open to all possibilities with God, the earth and the universe because in this vast network of galaxies there is so much more we need to know, and do, and become. Finally, take quality time regularly to build and maintain your relationships with God, family, friends, neighbors, pets, nature and yourself, stopping to smell the roses along the way.
Q. What is the most remarkable thing you’ve seen in your business or an Inspirational story?
A. To see and assist my eldest son completely recover from a place of potential life threatening illness as a baby; learning and restoring my youngest son from a brown recluse spider infection; seeing miracles and lives restored; having the honor to serve and become a catalyst through intercessory prayer, improving quality of life and purpose for many people and seeing miracles occur in their lives and the lives of their families and friends..
Q. What is your most proud accomplishment thus far with your business?
A. I’m proud of it all and hope to find greater accomplishments every day and pass it on to my future generations and those of the people I serve.
Q. How would you like to see allopathic and alternative wellness in this country grow, change, etc.?
A. I’d like to have the various disciplines listen to one another wholeheartedly and dialog, research and educate others and one another and create healing institutions and communities that combine disciplines in coordinated patient care using the modalities best suited to total wellness of the individual.
Q. What you think the public needs to know about holistic wellness practices?
A. That we are not the enemy; that ND’s have years of formal training and work very hard, hands on, conscientiously taking seriously every life we encounter; that we respect the knowledge of the allopathic disciplines and are not here to interfere, but to join with them in saving lives and restoring patients to wellness on all levels. Statistics show that for over 150 years the health care community at large has become the medicine and surgery industry, and, while these treatments are sometimes necessary, health is more than merely surviving and managing adverse symptoms.
The first “Naturopathist”, Hippocrates, said, “First, do no harm” and that is the ND’s major premise, our goal is to prevent disease and improve quality of life.