Mark and Laurel Dickinson, The Urban Spring’s mom and pop, both share a remarkable amount of knowledge when it comes to health.
Laurel has always had a passion for helping people, and for teaching people how to help themselves. With a degree in psychology and professional certifications from the Nutritional Healing Foundation in England, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Laurel has over ten years of dedicated study in health and nutrition. She has been a practicing nutritionist and health coach since 2010 and specializes in the holistic approach, subscribing to the belief that all areas of your life and body are connected, and can equally impact your health as a whole.
Due to her deep passion for knowledge and learning anything and everything about the human body, Laurel will always continue to educate herself so she can deliver the most up to date information to her clients. Covering everything from hormones to pre- and postnatal wellness in women, as well as several important men’s health topics, she leads many health and wellness workshops throughout the year. She is also available for group cleanses and one-on-one nutrition and wellness sessions. Simply call or stop by the store for more information!
Mark was a contractor in his previous career and an episode of immense dis-ease ultimately brought Laurel and Mark together - all those years ago - long before their marriage, children, and The Urban Spring were birthed into fruition.
You see, it all began when Mark and Laurel met more than six years ago in a health store. Laurel was working in the vitamin department and Mark was browsing the supplement aisles because he had been recently diagnosed with a severe health condition by his doctor and needed to make immediate lifestyle changes. Not knowing where to start, Mark stared down the probiotic cooler with confusion as Laurel passed by and noticed the bewildered and frustrated look on his face. She felt drawn to him, so she approached and asked if she could be of any help. And the rest is history.
After a few visits with Laurel, who is a Certified Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist, Mark was able to get back on track and reverse his originally dire diagnosis with the beneficial lifestyle changes Laurel suggested. They were married a year later, and now have two sons, Tanner and Reed. Mark has learned so much through his journey and experience with Laurel that he is also on a mission to help others hydrate and experience optimal health.
Today Mark and Laurel celebrate their health and happiness full circle by sharing their knowledge with their local community and beyond. To them, there is nothing more important than teaching their children and community the true meaning of health. They are always around at the store and are happy to chat! You can also stop by for nutrition boosts from one of their visiting wellness practitioners, participate in one of their group cleanses, and/or sign-up for some customized one-on-one nutrition and wellness coaching sessions with Laurel.