Dasha M
7 min readAug 15, 2022


Retreats? Courses? Coaching? Labs? — Where to Start??

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What should I do to get started on my personal wellness journey?

You have decided to take control of your health! CONGRATS!

Now begins the (potentially arduous) journey of getting started.

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First things first — what NOT to do!

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  1. Do whatever {fill in the blank} influencer is doing.
  2. Start taking supplements based on what you THINK your symptoms are.
  3. Spend a lot of money on products and gadgets.

Many people fall into the trap of the “shiny new toy” and purchasing the thing that everyone is talking about. PLEASE DO NOT DO THAT. The whole point of personalized medicine is to be PERSONAL about it. The things that the influencers are doing is NOT what you should be doing. These influencers have been doing this for YEARS. They are optimized. As someone starting out, you need to focus on the basics before getting into the fancy, shmancy.

No matter what marketers and yes, even doctors, may say — supplements will NEVER be the full answer. Supplementation is part of the journey and part of the answer, and you need you know which supplements are right for YOU.

The above also goes for products and gadgets. There are loads of amazing products out there, just as there are loads of subpar products that you just do not need.

So what should you be doing to get started in this personalized world of health, longevity and vitality?

What to do!

  1. Start with YOUR pain point.
  2. Realize this is a JOURNEY — there will be peaks and valleys.
  3. Surround yourself with healthy people.
  4. Invest more of your TIME than your MONEY.
  5. Be consistent.
  6. Track and measure to see what is actually working.
  7. Two steps forward, one…



Dasha M

Biohacker. TBI Survivor. Ex-Management Consultant. Advisor to Brain and Women’s Health Companies.