*Continuance of “My Story” starting with Blog #1: When your life flashes before your eyes in a flood gate of memories…
As I stand here today I can’t help but feel so many beautiful emotions. Thankfulness, peace, humbled, in awestruck wonder, all with a heart that is blown wide open with love. As you know from reading the last blog post (The Big Picture), today I’m wrapping up my story. We’ve spent a lot of quality time together these past 9 months, but it’s come to an end. Which leads me to the question that is today’s blog, “What’s next?”.
In order to answer this question, I’ve got to go back to when I was battling for my life. It was only a couple years into my health journey that I became a Massage Therapist. I absolutely love my job and am very passionate about it. In saying this, as my health wasn’t all that I desired for it to be, being so sick, I came to realize just how crucial “food as medicine” truly is. My life is changed upside down and inside out because of it. When I hit the point in my health journey where my life was an unknown to IF I would wake to see another day, I felt a tugging in my heart; both a knowing and desire in my heart to learn for myself, and for others IF they wanted to/choose to, to learn more about food as medicine. Not long after having this revelation I got an email that opened up my eyes and presented me with an opportunity to do so.
Laying on the floor, doubled over in pain at that time, I read and then clicked on the link provided to “Learn More”. I researched in depth all the while battling my physical pain. I saved the email knowing that at that point in time I needed to focus on my getting better, to be well again, before I could embark on another fabulous health endeavor. I walked away from it, but it was always on the back burner of my mind, not to mention buried at the bottom of my email inbox.
Now today, I’m healthy and well. I still love and am passionate about being a Massage Therapist. My business is truly the wellness center that I talked about in the blog (A Weekend To Remember). I am a self-employed business owner that offers a variety of services that can aid in a person’s all natural health journey. Starting this Fall 2019, I’m embarking on a new health endeavor that I will one day be able to add into my business. This endeavor has been years in the making, and now it’s coming to fruition as I will be trained in being a personal health coach.
Later this year in the fall I’ll be attending an online school, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, right from home. Health coaching is a year of online schooling which will allow me to continue to work my job full time, all the while having time to take my classes.
It’s my hearts desire to serve people in an all natural healthy way. Yes, I do this in my business already, but this health “nerd” who is always wanting to learn more, asking WHY this or WHY that, wants to open up yet another avenue for healing to happen in an individuals life.
So what is a health coach? A health coach is a wellness “authority” figure and supportive mentor who helps their clients shift their behavior towards healthier habits. Whether the goal is losing weight, improving digestion, reducing stress, addressing mental/emotional behaviors, boosting energy, or just developing an overall healthier lifestyle, health coaches support their clients to develop sustainable lifestyle changes.
By addressing all facets of wellness in addition to diet – relationships, career, physical activity, and spirituality – a health coach takes a holistic approach to health and helping clients find the unique foods and lifestyle choices that make them feel their best.
In becoming a health coach, it’s my hearts desire to be able to help people that want to change their lives. By making small changes, with the help of a health coach, it can be easier to become more healthy with guidance and direction.
But guess what? Despite my wanting to do this to serve other people, I’m also doing this because I want to be able to help myself become more healthy and whole. I want to know the WHYs and HOWs of nutrition, food, emotions, illness, food chemistry, brain patterns/functions, diseases, GMOs, food intolerances/sensitivities, children and food, emotional eating, how processed foods impact our health and brain, and so much more.
I also want to understand people better. I want to understand the impact food has on/in us that makes us the people we are. To be able to see how illness can and is reversed with specific foods, spices, herbs and so much more, is pretty fantastic. I want to understand why our thoughts/thinking is the way it is. What if I could understand myself better than I already do? What if you could with some guided help?
I don’t know about you, but this health nerd wants to dig deeper into natural health and healing. I will be, soon! It’s my joy to share things that I learn with you, but I NEVER want you to feel I shove my beliefs/thoughts/interests at you.
So what does this mean for my time spent blogging? Truthfully, I don’t know. As of right now I’m not committing to blogging on any timely basis. It will be spirit led, surly. And that’s exactly how I love to live my life, spirit led.
As I’m to embark on yet another new health journey, I’d love it if you would come along for the ride. No matter your role, impact, interaction, or connection in my life, I want you to know that I love you. Okay, that might sound a litter weird, but it’s true. I love the unique person that you are. I love that you are willing to read a person’s story that you may or may not agree with in regards to my choices. I love that you have some sort of interest and/or curiosity about natural health. I love that I get to spend one-on-one time with you. So, I really do love you.
This being said, no matter where life takes each of us, I value you and your health. I hope and pray that you value it too.
A final note to you:
Life’s a roller coaster. There’s highs and lows in life. Always remember that there IS beauty that comes from ashes. Let’s all take a step back and look for the beauty in our ashen moments of life. May you find the beauty in every one of them. God bless!