My road to health and wellness came by accident. I just happened to pick up a book one day on how food is related to our health. I never really thought about the correlation between what we were eating and the effects it has on our health and well-being.
I was intrigued and started to make some shifts in my life regarding my diet and exercise routine.
I began studying nutrition, health, yoga, and wellness. I ate up every article, book, and video I could find at the local library. I eventually started a more formal education in holistic nutrition and became an intern with a local Naturopath.
There I developed an understanding of the relationship between the Earth’s and our own natural rhythms.
As my passion and knowledge grew for health and nutrition, I began to notice contradictions about different diets. There was so much conflicting research and so many opposing ideas when it came to nutrition and health.
After working with women (and men) for over six years, I could see the confusion in their eyes too. There was also this overwhelming sense of unease and anxiety as to what diet my clients should follow. Ultimately, this led to a lot of shame and disconnect about their bodies.
I too found myself feeling body-shame.
I felt as a holistic nutritionist I should look a certain way and eat perfectly.
The expectations I put on myself and the expectations my clients put on themselves were not only unrealistic, but were not coming from a loving and motivating place. Studies, as well as my experience on the diet front-line, show shame and guilt does not invoke change for most people.
I began to feel as though I was part of the diet problem, not the solution. I knew there had to be a better way.
So, I did some soul-searching. I started meditating, journaling, taking care of myself, reading self- help books and practicing yoga. I allowed myself to listen to my intuition and gut first.
Authenticity and wholeness
became my mantra.
Through my self-study and daily primordial sound meditation practice, I have found more clarity in my message. I began to develop a loving relationship with my body. It didn’t feel as though I had to feed myself healthy foods, Instead wanted to feed myself nourishing food. Because I want to live and experience a life of beauty, energy, and meaning.
I became in touch with my own inner healer. And the more I meditated and listened, the more I trusted that voice.