I started a new job last week which is really exciting! Because I love health & wellness it didn’t take long before I was talking to people about my health coaching course (through the institute for integrative nutrition). Aside from people asking me how I can help them with their personal issues, I got asked a lot about my journey.
So I’m going to share how I found health coaching & why I’m wholeheartedly passionate about this profession & I can’t wait to get out there soon & empower other people.
For the last few years I’ve been healthy. Eating my greens, being conscious about animal protein, eating superfoods etc. BUT, while I was eating well, going to yoga, moving my body & journaling I was exhausted, stressed & struggling to mensturate regularly. So in my mind I wasn’t the shinning example of health.
But how and why? For a long time I was really ashamed about what was causing my stress. I would side step the real issue about how I found my calling to this health & wellness course at the institute for integrative nutrition because of this shame. But, I’ve decided to honor my journey especially now I’m removed from the stress.
For a long time I felt like a round peg in a square hole in my job. It was great on paper, great in theory, but it wasn’t right for me. I heard a voice getting louder & louder, telling me this wasn’t right. But, I stuck at it. Fear kept me plastered to my commitment to silence that voice & find a groove.
Anxiety built up, my mask of ‘fitting in’ wore thin & gradually my body started to fall apart. I ignored all of this & kept showing up. Countless tears, anxiety, insomnia…. I was my own worst enemy. It hit me one day hard. I stopped getting my period & I knew why. It was time to do something about this.
I went on my own journey & saw a darling kinesiologist who helped me peel back the layers of fear, Shame & sadness. We worked on my ideal life $ gradually I gained this confidence to dive into a career involving food. Blogging for me was the most powerful medicine- self love if you wish.
Juggling pain at work with my blog got me to the point where I eventually quit…. And moved overseas. And have I just felt the best ever!! Seriously here’s the crux of this post: STRESS IS EXPENSIVE. Do whatever is needed ASAP to reduce it.
I know my body didn’t completely break down because of my commitment to yoga, good clean food & my spiritual practice. But- now I’m in a job I love, my circle of life seems to be flowing with that much more vitality- it’s completely electric.
You are where you are for a reason. My experience lead me to health & wellness. Stop for a minute & make sure you are nourishing yourself. Schedule more of what you love, take that walk, sit down with that book & turn out the lights a little earlier. You deserve that sleep in, that pedicure, that raw dessert.
You have one body. Treat it well.
Lots of love