What is Helthe Connect?
Helthe Connect is a web app that helps empower people and organizations struggling with stress and burnout by connecting them directly with holistic health and wellness services, products, and resources.
Helthe Connect supports self-empowerment, choice, and creating awareness.
Helthe was inspired by an old spelling of "health" and its original meaning: whole, prosperity, wellbeing, and safety.
We're here to support you to be connected, be empowered, and be well.
Our Core Values
Nurture and maintain our wellbeing
Support choice, access, and engagement in holistic health and wellness
Continuously learn and grow; personal development is professional development
Treat yourself and everyone with kindness, care, and compassion
Be honest, congruent, and ethical
Explore possibilities, play, and be flexible and adaptable
Connect, share, and collaborate
What is Holistic Health?
Holistic health is an approach that focuses on the whole person: physically, emotionally, mentally and behaviorally. Holistic health practices include both complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Complementary Care is holistic health practices that help deactivate the stress response to activate the relaxation response. Complementary Care is used in addition to as a support to conventional medicine. Examples of evidence-based Complementary Care practices include and are not limited to: energy work, meditation, nutrition, coaching, aromatherapy, reflexology, TCM, bioenergy, reiki, yoga, qigong, etc. Complementary Care is relaxation-based and focused on supporting selfcare and research have shown it to be cost-effective, costing less than conventional care alone. Complementary Care is an organization directed HSA expense. HSA expenses are a taxable benefit for employees.
Alternative Medicine is holistic health practices that are treatment-focused and can be used in place of conventional medicine. The following Alternative Medicine is covered by MSP supplemental health insurance and coverage is limited to the following: acupuncture, counselling chiropractic care, homeopathy, massage therapy, naturopathy, physiotherapy, and non-surgical podiatry.
Please consult with your primary care physician before undertaking any CAM options.
The Helthe Connect Story
Tu Van Trieu
Tu Van Trieu, the Founder and CEO of Helthe Connect, suffered from severe burnout in 2005 years ago. Ten years later, she developed thyroid issues and learnt that chronic stress leads to burnout, which can accelerate chronic illness. With a passion to learn, understand, and help herself, Tu Van dived into and explored diverse evidence-based holistic health and wellness practices---learning that Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices, in particular, Complementary Care modalities relax and calm the body to release stress. She learned that when the body is in a chronic disease/illness state, Complementary Care can be effectively used to support allopathic (conventional) medicine.
Through her burnout and chronic illness journey using Complementary Care in conjunction with conventional medicine, Helthe Connect, a web app, was founded to support and help empower people and organizations struggling with stress and burnout by connecting them directly with holistic wellness services, products, and resources.
Tu Van is also a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) from the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (#3226). She is a passionate advocate for self-empowerment and personal growth.
bOB HOmer is the Senior Developer for Helthe Connect and leads our web app development. bOB’s artistic vision extends across all media and reflects his art school training. As the Co-Founder and Digital Marketing Director of Lethologica, his passion, superior knowledge, and ongoing education in all things web- and SEO-related affords him the expertise to be lead on all web projects. bOB has been bringing his unique vision to the web for over 20 years in coding, UX/UI design, and digital marketing.
After his graduation from art school with a degree in scientific illustration and photography, he went on to own his own gallery, aptly called bOBart, before moving to BC and launching Laundry Room Press, which eventually morphed into Lethologica. The building of the Helthe Connect online marketplace is a perfect culmination of bOB’s design, web, and artistic skills.