About Us

Your best friends are people who support you and nudge you to be your best. You can count on them for solid advice. As a member, you can count Akimboo in as part of your personal team of health supporters and friends. Akimboo is designed to help integrate wellness into your day. We hold you accountable, forgive you when you slip, and cheer when you are doing well.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, I started looking for sensible advice and support for living a healthier life. I was disappointed every time I looked for alternative healing to find unsubstantiated advice being touted online. And while I appreciate the benefits of western medicine, I was looking for strategies to prevent major illness, not treat it. Akimboo developed out of my love for the medium of video and a desire to create a resource of healthy best practices, some of them centuries old, to integrate into daily life.

Akimboo is founded on three principles: Movement, Mind-Body Connection, and Personal Purpose. Sign up for daily tips and friendly nudges to take care of yourself. Daily tips will support your quest for mindfulness, recommend ways to incorporate healthy behaviors, and encourage you to live a rich and balanced life.

Wishing you health and prosperity!

Carolyn Corbin, Founder

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Meet Mary Jorgensen: wellness coach, motivational speaker, author, and Akimboo’s happiness expert! Her book, Way of The SAGE: 4 Paths to Manage Stress and Build Resilience, utilizes poetry, hands-on exercises, and age-old wisdom to provide readers with the means for living more enjoyable, peaceful lives.

Beyond her work as an author, Jorgenson’s love of education has led her to a career as a professor, utilizing her MA in Education Psychology and other certifications in advanced learning. Using this expertise, she has given workshops at businesses and colleges relating to stress management.

In her work as a wellness coach, Jorgensen helps both groups and individuals to identify their goals and the best paths to reach those goals. She has successfully advised clients in their search for improvement in many areas of their lives, including careers, interpersonal relationships, and personal wellness.

Jorgensen’s wellness routine includes being in nature, practicing mindfulness techniques, and spreading positivity. On Akimboo, you can practice mindfulness with her on the video “Take A Refreshing Pause.”





"Very cool. I like these videos, particularly the guided meditation (I'm putting it on my bookmarks bar!)." Thomas Johnson, Professor of Communication Studies, Luther College


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"The wellness breaks last Thursday at All-College Day went over well. I'd say the Akimboo stretch was the hit! We had 300+ people doing it and some of the wellness team joined me on stage to lead the two videos from Amanda (on Akimboo)." ~ Flannery Cerbin-Bohach, Wellness Director, Northeast Iowa Community College