I became a wellness coach because I personally know what it's like to care for everyone else but myself.
Caring for a family with 4 kids, homeschooling, serving in my community, and trying to do it all came crashing down when my youngest was hospitalized with severe Crohn’s Disease and my husband was diagnosed with acute kidney failure and auto immune disease symptoms.
My bad habits of Netflix binge watching and emotional eating were not going to help me help them. And my family is EVERYTHING to me! I love them to the moon and back.
But I learned how mindfulness and meditation could help me manage my extreme stress and negative self-talk. Gentle movement and exercise from practicing Qi Gong could give me more energy. And proper nutrition and mindful eating could heal my IBS, conquer my emotional eating cravings, and allow me to finally drop 20 lbs and keep it off. When I felt better, I was able to better love and care for the people who needed me.
Through my own trials, I discovered that I have a mission and purpose to help other women learn what I learned: you can’t serve from an empty platter. Self-care is not selfish—it is VITAL.