“The Bhagavad Gita--that ancient Indian Yogic text--says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
In short, I’ll give you some insight into who I am and how I got here.
I am parent. I am a wife. I’m an artist who has pretended not to be for many years.
For a long time, I thought that the right man, the right amount of money, or the right career would bring me complete happiness. For a long time, I thought a lot of things that I don’t think any more.
I love to learn about we can make our bodies healthier, better, and stronger. I love helping others to transform their bodies and lives with simple and realistic eating and lifestyle choices.
In the past 10 years, I’ve completed certifications for Holistic Health Coaching, Medicinal Aromatherapy, and fitness instruction. I also partner with natural wellness brands that I personally use and recommend for clients and friends.
This year, I’m spending more time on my spiritual life, my family, my health, and a select number of clients.
I believe in balance. I believe in eating whole, organic foods. I hate going to the gym. I love going for walks. I hate beets and fermented foods. I believe in quality sleep, realistic stress management, taking the right supplements, and drinking clean water.
I worry about things, too. I feel guilty for things (just like you). I am not perfect.
I am always learning. I am more accepting, more creative, and wiser each day. I strive to find the good in each experience and learn from it, usually hoping it allows me to help someone else because of it.
When I work with clients, I focus the following obviously yet often overlooked areas of wellness:
How you’re sleeping
How you’re managing stress
Your digestive and hormonal health
How you’re moving your body
Mindfully shopping, cooking and eating organic foods
Creating time for meditation and actually doing it
Not only what you’re eating, but when you’re eating
Detoxing your body, food, and environment
Which vitamins, supplements or medications you may or may not need
Loving yourself enough to do what you say you’ll do and create the life you want
Trust your gut.
Trust the connection between your heart, your mind, and your full body.
For a long time, I struggled with this. Now, I am letting go of the expectations, relationships, foods, and habits that are not supporting me towards the direction and place I want to be.
And I encourage you to do the same.
If life has led you here, we can work together to make things even better for you.
If you don’t know how to trust your gut, we can work on that too. I believe we all need a support system. I believe that we must do what’s best for us in life, even if others don’t always agree.
I believe we each need to take care of our own bodies (we only have one) and you cannot be a great parent, partner, creator, employee, leader, or student unless you have a healthy body and mind.
So…take care of yourself.
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