The Sensible Wellosity Team

photo of Jeannie, founder of Sensible Wellosity
A.J. Gragg-Lopez

Just call me “Jeannie” . . .

. . . a health enthusiast and founder of Sensible Wellosity. I am a passionate, Holistic Wellness and Health Coach for men and women who are 50-ish and up. I, too, am over 50. Starting in my mid-50s, I’ve successfully bounced back from many illnesses and diseases that started. So I’ve experienced some of the health and lifestyle challenges you may one day face – or may be facing now.

As an avid researcher, I constantly look for valid scientific studies on nutrition and lifestyle, and since my 30s, I have read many books, blogs, reports and other materials on the value of food, exercise, and natural remedies that support a life of wellness.

Now, I want to share my findings and experiences with you to help you enjoy a happier, healthier life . . .  a life of wellness. My practical tips, natural remedies, delicious recipes, gentle exercises, dietary supplements, lifestyle suggestions, and more are geared toward helping you reach your wellness and happiness goals.

I believe we can all take charge of our lives, and overcome any disadvantages we started with, such as our birth DNA. We’re not stuck with anything if we don’t want to be. Getting older does not mean feeling older or feeling unwell. It should and can be the happiest years of your life.

Training as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

I was lucky to find the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (the largest nutrition school in the world) where I obtained a certificate in nutrition and health coaching. At IIN, I studied more than 100 diet plans, along with the value of eating an organic plant-based diet, successful approaches to dieting and exercise, among other methods for living a life that encourages wellness and protects the earth’s environment for future generations. I also learned about healthy living without the traditional dieting fads, deprivation, and confusing regimes – and the value of using food, nutritional supplements, herbs, essential oils, exercise, and meditation as therapy.

Among my teachers were some of the world’s top health and wellness experts: Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Walter Willett (famed for his 27-year study of women’s health),  Dr. Mehmet Oz (star of the Dr. Oz Show), Geneen Roth (an expert on emotional eating), among  many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. My education at IIN equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.

Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I will share these theories with to help you make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results towards wellness and health. I will continue to augment my training by spending many hours reading and researching – and attending various classes that promote wellness and healthy living.

I also enjoyed 17 years as the Senior Technical Editor for psychologists who conducted research on drugs and societal behaviors. There, I learned about what good research involves and how to recognize a well-researched article that provides valuable, scientifically provable information. 


Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
Certified Natural Health Professional, National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, American Association of Drugless Practitioners


  • 2005, Outstanding Achievement Award, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • 1986, two Outstanding Awards—Technical Achievement and Marketing, The Orkand Corporation
  • 1980-81, received Outstanding Service Award, Parents Without Partners Mid-Atlantic Regional Council
  • 1959-63, received (as a civilian) three Sustained Work Performance Awards each year, U.S. Marine Corps


National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Member and volunteer, Catonsville Senior Center, Maryland
Member, (a third-party testing lab for supplements)


photo of Betty Pace, part of the Sensible Wellosity Team
Betty Pace

Hi! I’m Betty . . .

I am the former owner and head chef of Anna Maria’s Restaurant, located on Connecticut Avenue in the heart of DuPont Circle, Washington, DC.  Our restaurant was one of the longest dining experiences in the Washington, DC, area lasting  more than 50 years .

I was the head chef for many years after earning a certification from L’Academie de Cuisine. I’ve spent many years creating a variety of  foods, from soups to desserts. I loved it all!

My background as a chef taught me to love the many facets of different types of ethnic cuisines. My goal is to share the best of my knowledge in the recipes on this website.

In my early years, I absolutely loved the world of tennis and played nearly every week. A few years later I found yoga, taught by Riki Middleton, which led me to meditation. After some research I found myself at the Unitarian Church, Potomac, Maryland. This is where I was introduced to insight meditation. also known as Vipassana Meditation, taught by Shinzen Young. I practice meditation daily. It keeps me and all who practice it grounded.

We created this website to provide information about wellness, getting to know yourself, and becoming a more vital person as you age. Not only can you apply this information to yourself, but you can also pass it on to your family, friends, and most of all, your precious children and grandchildren.

Let us all be healthy and enjoy our time here on earth. It passes so quickly! Create your happiness, look up to the stars and feel your connection to the universe!

“Namaste” © 2017 All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer: All content on this site are the freely-expressed, individual opinions of all those involved. Sensible Wellosity does not recommend any particular nutritional supplement or treatment option for any medical health condition. The information on this site is provided for educational purposes only. We do not nor do we intend to replace the need for professional advice in any way. Ultimately, it is up to you to work with your doctor to make an informed decision.

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