My name is Joan Smeland, I live in Milford, Ct. I am a CT. State Licensed Massage Therapist and a Wellness Coach. I am very passionate about helping people gain a better quality of life through Massage Therapy and Wellness. I have been a practicing Massage Therapist since 1995 and I never feel like I am working. In my life I have always been involved with some form of fitness, whether High School Athletics or Coaching. When I coached High School Softball at Emmett O'Brien Technical, one phrase I used constantly was "One More Step". It became part of my coaching, taking "One More Step" to catch the ball, to run out a hit, to be confident enough to swing at a pitch. I continue to use it now daily in my Wellness Coaching. Life is about taking "One More Step(SM)" to reach your goals. To take "One More Step(SM)" to be healthy in body, mind and spirit. As I have gotten older and through some back issues walking has become a very important aspect to my daily life and fitness routine. Walking is very therapeutic and meditative, through walking the mind is able to become quiet and peaceful. Through walking lots of ideas and goals come into play. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get in shape. I rescued my current walking partner from a shelter in 2006, a black lab mix which I named Buddy. Together Buddy & I have logged many miles around town. So, I thought why not walk all the streets in Milford all 970 of them and Make a Difference. Bringing awareness to Wellness- Mostly Mental Health Issues, like depression, anxiety, stress, etc. Depression affects many, many people in this world. Stress is a daily challenge for many. Anxiety is present in the worry. Finding ways to be healthy can be challenging, we all say that we will do things later but what if later doesn't happen. Health is the greatest Wealth. Without health what do you have?