It is my belief that we are all a work in progress, myself included. I’ve had more experiences than I can recall over the past several years as I navigated the often-turbulent waters of attempting to figure out my purpose. I quit my corporate gig some 6 years ago and plunged head first into my original passion, health and wellness. This time in the over crowded space of health coaching, easy right? All I had to do was throw up a Facebook business page, post a few times a month and everyone women would want to work with me. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t killing it? I had a solid resume, I lost over 60 lbs. more than 20 years ago, I eat a primarily healthy diet, I studied the science of food, gut health, sugar addiction, holistic practices, even the psychology of eating. No brainer right? Not to mention I had a comprehensive background in fitness as an instructor and personal trainer. It was not nearly as glamorous as I imagined, many times I felt like I had made an enormous mistake and should just “go get a job”. Instead I plunged deeply into personal development by reading, listening to pod casts and attended workshops given by highly esteemed professionals. I also hired my share of business and personal coaches to guide me on my journey. I must say it was exhausting (not to mention expensive) and caused a major blow to my self esteem.
A couple months ago, I made the critical decision out of pure frustration to squash the launch of yet another “diet” program, feeling completely out of integrity with who I had become as a healer and explorer of truth and purpose. Strategies like low carb meal plans, keto recipes and shunning specific nutrients to achieve short-term results at best, were not cutting it anymore. (Yes, that’s why I’ve been radio silent on social media and abandoned my newsletters and blog posts.) As I chanted, “quit sugar, “end the sugar madness”, and “I have your sugar solution”…I felt like a huge fraud. Thinking that this is what women needed to make a change in their lives. I knew the struggle was very real and thought I could help them to heal the emotional wounds that have brought them to the challenges with food and body in the first place by starting from a place of diet and meal plans. Well…as it turns out the only thing that is true about that is that it’s pure bullshit!
Gratefully, I can finally say that I have come home!
All of my work has allowed me to peek out from behind the curtain, I’ve come to know the saying “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” All around me I see and meet women who are ready to remove the blinders and stop the diet, exercise, and shame spiral. They are willing to examine the beliefs that fuel the behaviors that are triggering and halting them from becoming their truest most authentic selves and end their struggle with food and their body.
This journey is not linear and from this vantage point I see more and more opportunity for me to support and grow as a coach, speaker and leader. I will have the ability to impact and co-create sustainable outcomes for those brave and courageous souls seeking much needed alignment and to grow into what they are truly meant to be!
So it would be an understatement to say that I am excited about this endeavor, it has shifted my focus and jolted me into a place of love and service that I can’t wait to continue to explore, I hope that you will join me.