My plummeting self-esteem began when I was about 12 years old. I mysteriously gained about 30 pounds in 3 months. The doctors couldn't figure it out and told my mother "she's probably hiding food under her bed." But I wasn't. So I was put on diet pills and all kinds of diets. Nothing worked. The battle with my weight continued and set me off on that path of never feeling that I was quite good enough. Of always thinking, "If I could only lose 10 or 20 pounds then I'd be happy”~ believing that happiness was just a dress size or bikini body away.
As I got older, I started getting all of the symptoms associated with aging. Arthritic fingers and hands, unexplained weight gain, sore hips, fatigue and I was conditioned to believe this was the way it was meant to be, just part of getting older. I then went through my second divorce, which was soul crushing and left me feeling like a failure, again (notice, I said second divorce) I started feeling tired, used up, and my self-esteem took another nosedive. I needed to be my own best friend and apply all that I had learned studying Feng Shui, Wabi Sabi, and nutrition to my own life. And then it was time to share it with others.
Soon clients began coming to me to seek out health and wellness coaching and it didn't take long before it became evident that most of their issues (weight, stress, insomnia, IBS, etc.) had a root problem, and it wasn’t necessarily with food or lack of exercise. It was a combination of things. But more often than not, that root problem seemed to stem from troubled relationships; first and foremost, the one we have with ourselves. The feelings of “not being good enough” in one area or another was the common denominator. This naturally led to working towards personal growth, acceptance, forgiveness, self-esteem, knowing our worth, and knowing that we are love and lovable.
What do I want for you?
I want you to feel at home in your own skin. To love and appreciate your body, whether it's a size 2 or a size 22 and to get healthier in the process, mind, body, and soul. To know that you are worthy, to know that you are here for a reason, to live life fully and revel in your own individuality. To accept and embrace your perfectly imperfect self so that you can focus on what’s truly important, living a healthy and happier life. To be you. No apologies necessary.
A Health Coach is your partner, it is an interactive process. I’ll be there to guide and support you. So get ready, we’re going on this adventure together.