I love when people ask me that question!
First and foremost, I’m an educator about quality of food and the effect it has on our health.
I believe in the work I do because I’ve seen the results of what happens when you educate people about what they they consume on a daily basis.
Most folks are disconnected from their food supply and it’s not their fault. It’s the way we have our society set up. There’s no time for sitting and eating a lovingly prepared meal with your family. It’s more like…“I gotta go, gotta run, I’ll grab something quick and eat it on the way.”
One of the main things I educate people about is that the food they are eating becomes their body on a cellular level. Everything you eat is broken down into smaller components that is absorbed by your body to create your blood. And, your blood is the food that nourishes all of your cells, glands, and organs. That’s not a small idea, that’s a HUGE concept.
If our food literally becomes us on a cellular level and we eat fast, cheap and easy food, what does that make us?
You get the picture…
I’ve discovered that once people understand and make the connection that they are walking, talking, breathing, food, they begin making much better food choices.
I also educate people that they are much more than just their food. Yes, their food makes up the cells that become their physical body, but there are many more layers to being human.
We live inside a physical human body, but we are much more complex than just our skin, blood and bones. We also have an emotional body that needs to be nourished with loving relationships otherwise we cannot thrive.
You could be eating the best quality food in the world, but if your relationships are dysfunctional that will have an effect on your health. Especially, if the relationship you have with your self is unhealthy.
Meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, sums up the wise teachings of the Buddha with this quote, “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Are you loving yourself? Are you nourishing yourself with good food and good relationships?
I can guarantee that if you nourish these aspects of yourself it can make a positive difference in your life.
So, when people ask me what type of work do I do, I tell them I’m an Integrative Health Coach. I educate people about health and wellness. I look at the big picture of health and guide someone toward seeing it, too. I help people figure out have to a better experience in their body, so they can enjoy their life much more.
I got interested in this type of work after healing an “incurable” thyroid condition. By altering my diet and my lifestyle, my health transformed and I felt I had to share healing knowledge with the world.
Since healing my own condition, I’ve made health education my life’s work. I’ve studied many different types of natural healing modalities, and I teach those methods to the students in my New Healers Master Coaching Program.
There are many ways to heal the human body, and I’m a big believer is trying ALL of them – especially, the ancient healing methods that have been around for thousands of years!
So… what type of work do you do?
There’s a great quote that sums it up for me, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”