More on personality, how I “run” and operate my life
How did I discover plant-based eating? “When I moved to NYC I was the heaviest I’d ever been…”
Make sure to include more notes on personal wellbeing, how did this journey help me find balance and wellness, too? I spent the first half of my career working as a writer an editor in the fashion and beauty worlds, but this transformation was too profound for it to not become my entire life.
Target audience: single, married, no-children women. Busy, go-getters, everything-focused. Creating balance for the everything-focused person.
Coming out of an eating disorder, my weight fluxuated, I had body issues, wasn’t happy with my body, and I could not get a handle on any sort of balance
Now that my baseline is balanced, things like weight and exercise and my emotional life are so much more solid. You can have a great strong, healthy, balanced baseline while also maintaining a busy, spontaneous, social, active lifestyle. Your health doesn’t have to be a compromise, and it also doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun and live life to its fullest.
Why do people fear embracing health? What do they feel they’re going to have to “give up” or “sacrifice?” Here’s the thing, you don’t have to sacrifice anything.
For me, it was plant-based eating, but that doesn’t mean that’s what is going to fuel your body the best. That’s why we’re going to work together to ensure you’re getting optimal nourishment while taking in the foods that best fit your biology and lifestyle.
Interweave more of my primary food stories into the health and nutrition stuff, to demonstrate paint the picture of their role in holistic wellness, and a balanced lifestyle.
Growing up, I did not think twice about health or wellness. I come from the Midwest, where steak and butter are the way of life (butter sandwiches, anyone?). And although my mother always fed us balanced meals at home, I was happiest when I had a funnel of Diet Coke down my throat, and was going to town on some combination of French fries, Lemonheads, fast food-anything, and microwave popcorn.
When I got older and went away to college, my weight became an obsession. Long hours at the gym, cigarettes, and a very disordered diet were the opposite of wellness. I powered through insanely long days on little to eat and even less sleep, leaving my body strung out, exhausted, and desperately in need of some tender loving care.
Communicate the decision that went into this: finding Kris Carr, why her cancer journey resonated with me based on my family’s history, and how it was the a-ha moment that I actually had the power to control my own health and the future of my wellness, rather than it being something completely imposed on me. Growing up, I knew for certain I would die of cancer, because that’s how everyone else in my had died. So why wouldn’t that be my fate?” Discovering plant-based eating was a total game-changer for me. Without thinking twice or counting a single calorie, I dropped weight and bloat, my skin cleared up, I started sleeping better, I kicked a decade-long addiction to caffeine, and now have a freakish amount of natural energy. Food, which used to plague my daily existence, became my very greatest passion.
Experiencing my own wellness transformation opened my eyes to how unhappy and out of balance so many of us are. I spent nearly a decade feeling like garbage. I could not believe how much easier life was when I embraced wellness instead of constantly choosing to challenge it.
All this aside, I understand that prioritizing health in our over-stressed, frazzled, chaotic world is no easy task. It hasn’t always been easy for me. Which is why for so many of us, our own wellness — the very thing that should be most important — falls utterly by the wayside. I get you. My whole life I’ve tried to run on fifteen thousand cylinders [clarify this more specifically: saying yes to everything, even things I had no interest doing, keeping toxic people in my life] being everything to everyone at every moment. But is possible to live in optimal health without sacrificing the things you love most. In fact, optimal health will only serve to amplify the things you love, making them more satisfying than ever before. [create this picture more, demonstrate rather than “tell”].
So if you’re really, seriously looking to feel better, find a balance in your life, and commit to better health…let’s do this.
As your health coach, I am committed to helping you develop the tools and routines for prioritizing and optimizing wellness in all aspects of your life — food, nutrition, and weight loss, yes, but also those cornerstones of a happy life that go far beyond what we put in our mouths. Like physical activity, relationships, spirituality, and what you do for a living. If you hate your job, feel utterly disconnected from friends and family, and have zero desire to get your fitness on — no amount of kale is going to help. Together, we’re going to tackle this thing from every angle.
I will be a champion for your wellbeing. We will create a personalized program tailored to and sustainable for your lifestyle — with all the tools you need to create balance and to live a happier, healthier, more meaningful life. This is not about a one-size-fits-all prescription for the perfect lifestyle. Rather, I believe in bioindividuality, which means no two people are the same, and each of us has unique physical, emotional, and environmental needs based on our individual circumstances. Which is why everything we do together will be built from scratch, empowering you to live your very best life.
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What does success look like for me?
Ultimately, success for me is having a thriving practice of my own, owned and operated by me, populated with a rotating roster of my clients. I would like to have a studio or office space of my own, that I can customize with the comforts I want to offer. I would also like to be working actively in my community, partnering with local wellness and female empowerment organizations to offer coaching sessions — group and/or individual — as well as special workshops and classes that incorporate and address all aspects of wellness: spirituality, physical exercise, nutrition, relationships, and professional goals.
What I PROVIDe
A complimentary 30-minute consultation
6 months of one-on-one counseling over the phone, in-person, or through Skype
A welcome packet questionnaire and full health history session
Tips for building more nutrient-dense, balanced meals, and a customized plan for getting your wellness back on track
A full dissection of your health issues and a developed strategy for treating them at their core, including: poor sleep, cravings, gut issues and bloating, fatigue, brain fog, lack of physical activity, stress, malnutrition, and so much more
Weekly assignments and recommendations, driven by your personal goals
Unlimited email support in between sessions
A goal-oriented, therapeutic environment, powered by practical tools, achievable recommendations, and measured results
Emotional support for clients seeking to find greater balance in their wellbeing
Additional bonus materials as needed, including grocery checklists, journals, handouts, books, and additional resources