My Journey

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It’s almost as if once I entered my 30’s, I felt like my body started fighting me back for all of the years I had worked hard and played hard! From all consuming stress, frequent crying episodes even when someone would innocently ask me how I was (because I couldn’t say I was good with a straight face at that point!), chronic sinus infections, mystery pains, to the weight gain, digestive issues, and hormonal acne (worst than anything I had experienced in my teenage years), they were all subtle and seemed like just what happens as we age or go about daily life. Even my doctor gently told me that it was probably just stress, being in my 30’s, and changing hormones.

I understood that we all evolve and age as time goes on, but I wasn’t willing to settle for this being my way of life. I just felt exhausted and burned out constantly. I took every opportunity I could to sleep when I got home from long days at work, or after I finished burning the midnight oil trying to finish work from home. Something had to give!

Over the years, I tried so many things. I got healthy, ate clean, cut carbs, portion controlled, drank healthy shakes, started regularly working out, lost weight, took supplements, you name it. I’d feel better here and there, but still felt like I was treading water. My digestive issues got worse and I saw specialists, but all concluded that it was likely just stress. I was torn because, yes, I was thankful it wasn’t any worse condition, but how do I not stress!? That was waaay harder for me to do than getting the motivation to go do an intense workout when I’m nice and comfy on the couch after a long day …and that’s HARD!

Don’t get me wrong, I got to a point where I was able to put on a happy face. I had gotten out of the rut I had been in my early 30’s, but I still felt off and determined to feel better! I went on endless googling binges, entering a vortex of research (probably not the best approach, but it was my way of staying informed and making progress).

I vowed to myself not to just give into this being the life I'd continue to live and I was going to figure out how to destress for my own health and well-being. Then once I figured this out for myself, I'd share with others so they could truly live their best lives too!

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I read, researched, took classes to explore more. I started going to acupuncture and seeing a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in stress. I started to meditate even though I was skeptical and even started learning how to tap into my intuition, Source, and Spirit more {I know I know, a little woo woo but trust me, it’s been amazing!}. I started being much more conscious about restful sleep, and the environment I surround myself with. I learned and started getting certified in EFT, specializing in emotional triggers of stress and anxiety. I invested in myself essentially out of desperation, but mostly knowing that I was following my heart and my gut instincts.

FINALLY it was like the sun was peaking out and beaming down on me! I’m getting my energy back and my mind feels clear again, but I also realize life happens and there will always be down days too …it’s all about the balance. I’m so informed about how my body reacts to what I put in it, on it, and what I do to it. I can’t even begin to describe how good it feels to {as silly as it sounds} be one with my body. This must be what people mean when they say to treat their body like a temple! Part of me wishes I could go back and tell my 20 something self about all of this, but I also know that every step of my journey has meaning and lead me to exactly where I am today.

Now that I’m armed with this experience, it’s important to me to help my fellow ladies who may find themselves in a similar spot, to learn from everything that I’ve gone through. I’ve dabbled in the coaching world before, but never fully found something that truly felt like a passion, so I just set out on my own journey and figured whatever happens happens {I guess that’s the thing the spiritual world calls surrender}. I still feel like I’m evolving and further refining as I go along, but I felt like it was finally time to put things out into the world and help others with all of the knowledge I’ve gained. In doing so, I’ve found a passion in guiding women, using many of the spiritual tools that have helped me, to find the balance they desire in what often feels like a crazy busy go-go-go world.