Many people ask me why health and wellness is my #1 priority and passion in life. Here is my story.
Eight years ago I was sick, stressed, and unhappy. I didn’t know how to create the life I wanted, and I felt trapped in my stressful job. Some days I had so little energy and was in such pain that I had to sit down in the tub while showering. I suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), fatigue, joint pain, migraines, and more. I knew something had to change in my life, but I didn’t know how to make change happen. Doctors could never find anything ‘wrong’ with me (although that didn’t stop them from prescribing me lots of medicine that never seemed to help).
I got really frustrated and in my quest to find the answers, to find any sort of answer, I started investigating natural and alternative health (for example acupuncture, Ayurveda, and nutrition). I made time for gentle exercise (like swimming and yoga). I learned more about food, and started buying organic foods. I learned about toxins, and started using more natural cleaning, skin care, and hair care products.
I ended up being fired from the stressful job (a blessing in disguise) and found a part-time job working in the nonprofit sector. I had more time for self-care and healing, and learned how to make my new salary (which was less than half of my previous job) work for me and my family. It wasn’t easy, especially at first, but I took things step-by-step and became more self-sufficient through gardening and making my own cleaning and beauty products.
Fast forward a couple years and I’m feeling better than ever! I no longer have horrible fatigue and pain, my digestive issues no longer keeps me home, and I have passion and purpose in my life. I want to feel this way forever! Health is my #1 priority because I know, from experience, that feeling sick and tired all the time is NO way to live.
One more silver lining in all this is that my passion for health has led me to a new career as a certified holistic health coach, and I fell in love with essential oils, crystals, plants, and all sorts of healing tools. Now I get to help others on their health and wellness journey! My career is aligned with my passion and purpose in life and I love everything I am doing. If you have ever felt the way I used to feel, and you know that there is a better way to live, then I hope you will stay connected with me! You can subscribe to my weekly e-newsletter, receive my blog posts via email, and follow me on Facebook and Instagram. These resources allow me to continue to connect with you and share information related to looking, feeling, and living vibrantly!