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About us

The Well & The Way


Welcome to The Well & The Way, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to transforming lives through education-based holistic health practices. Our journey began in 2010 with a faith-based passion to empower and serve individuals in inner-city communities who traditionally lack access to natural approaches to healing, spiritual formation, holistic nutrition, and optimized well-being.


Our Vision


We aim to foster a world where individuals and communities thrive through spiritual formation and holistic health education. We envision a society where every person has access to resources that nurture their spiritual well-being and promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Our programs aim to cultivate spiritual growth, empowered faith, emotional resilience, and physical wellness, inspiring individuals to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives. By integrating spiritual practices with holistic health education, we strive to create a supportive and enlightened community that values and nurtures the mind, body, and spirit connections (connectedness to both our own individual spirit and connectedness to the Holy Spirit).

Our Impact


Since our inception, The Well & The Way has made a significant impact, reaching nearly 7,000 individuals from all walks of life in inner cities across America. Throughout the challenges posed by COVID-19, we adapted and expanded our reach through free and low-fee online classes, courses, services, challenges, and speaking engagements. Simultaneously, we continued our commitment to in-person services before and after COVID with classes, events in NYC, and nature retreats to move participants beyond experiences of concrete living and back into the integration of the whole self - through our roots in nature and wilderness experiences.



What Sets Us Apart


  • Faith-Based Foundation: Our organization is grounded in Christian principles, guiding our mission and practices. We incorporate the Alpha course into our programs to provide a structured and welcoming environment for exploring the Christian faith. We believe that spiritual growth and development are essential components of holistic health, and we integrate these values directly or indirectly into all our programs and initiatives. Learn more about Alpha here:

  • Inner-City Focus: We recognize the unique challenges faced by individuals in inner-city communities. Our programs are designed to address these challenges in relevant ways and provide tailored education and formational experiences to empower positive change, regardless of limitations.

  • Holistic Approach: Unlike traditional health education or religion, we take a genuinely holistic approach, emphasizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit, and faith-based relationships. Our goal is to inspire a comprehensive understanding of personal responsibility for well-being from the inside out.

  • Community-Centric: The Well & The Way is not just an organization; it's a community of faith-led individuals, partners, teams, families, collaborators, organizers, influencers, and leaders of all ages who take personal responsibility and find the dedication to make a difference. We believe in the power of collective action to drive positive change.

How You Can Help


We invite you to join us in making a difference. Your donations can directly contribute to the success of our educational programs, community speaking engagements, community outreach initiatives, and the development of resources that will empower individuals to take control of their health and spiritual well-being.

Our Founder and CEO - Dr. Pearl Maria Wilkinson
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Dr. Pearl Maria Wilkinson, ND

Founder and CEO

A visionary leader, organizational strategist, and person of deep faith in Jesus, Dr. Wilkinson is a Yale Divinity School graduate (MDiv 2018) and a certified traditional naturopath. She is furthering her studies through the Yale School of Management's Executive Education program.

She is inspired by a deep commitment to wholeness by integrating one's faith with one's daily practices for well-being and regard for one's neighbor as oneself. Dr. Wilkinson embarked on a global transformative journey spanning decades of study, rigorous personal reflection, teaching, and exploration. She is an eternal student. She discovered her life's purpose through her journey: to simplify and distill the knowledge and applications that empower others for a life-changing experience with God through faith in Jesus. This kind of transformation involves nurturing the body, renewing the mind, and fostering spiritual connectedness to God through a changed and uplifted mindset, commitment, and a clear vision of God's love for us.

As the CEO and Founder of The Well & The Way (501c3) and Pearl Wellness & Detox, she has directed and managed comprehensive wellness, spiritual development, and inclusivity programs, coordinated educational initiatives, and mentored individuals, teams, and organizations, and their affiliates to achieve mission-based targets that make a difference in society.

She is devoted to leading, training, and empowering new and future generations of individuals and organizations that foster transformation in society at large -so that they may achieve their highest-level God-endowed potentials through strategic revitalization, Holy Spirit-led initiatives, inclusive leadership, financial planning, and sustainable organizational habits.  

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