I had been waiting tables for a while when I approached one of my regulars about a job. He didn’t have one available but encouraged me to speak with his office manager, which I did. Three months later I was hired and began my work as a legal secretary. A big portion of that job was reviewing medical records and it slowly ignited my love for health and wellness. I became interested in uncovering patterns between the symptoms, medications and medical histories of all those claimants. I wondered how much of what they developed was preventable. What were they eating? Did they exercise? Did they feel happy? I started to care about people I would never meet, whose faces I would likely never see. I wanted to know their stories and I wanted so badly to help in some way.
With my curiosity piqued, I found myself experimenting with every possible topic under the umbrella of health/wellness/spirituality. That included Paleo, Ayurvedic, biohacking, Vedic Mediation, Kundalini Yoga and psychology to name a few. My desk to this day is filled with dozens of notes, post-its and highlighted materials. I had definitely tapped into an obsession with living the healthiest, happiest and most vibrant life I could possibly create.
What began as research, I then really had to put into action when I developed a bizarre health issue that no doctor could solve. A year and half and eight doctors later, I became so fed-up, that I decided to take matters into my own hands and see if I could heal myself - and I did just that. I had to completely alter the way I ate to resolve the problem, and my commitment to redesigning my diet led to a desire to redesign my entire life. I began re-evaluating my life as a paralegal.
The more I immersed myself into the wellness world, the less interested I became in my work at the firm. I felt myself wanting to let go of the job and transition into health coaching. So I started pursuing my certification and have now fully transitioned into wellness consulting.
My certification focuses on a holistic approach to coaching and working with clients and, at this point in my life, I have come to the conclusion that anyone has the ability to reclaim their health and their life. I think the problem is that far too many people feel like they lack both the answers and the strength to change. What they really lack is support and encouragement.
My hope is that by providing my clients with education, empathy and support, they can begin to develop a stronger sense of empowerment and confidence that will produce long-lasting changes!
Looking forward to being a part of your new beginning.