Defining yourself- again

This past week I met with two health professionals who wanted to know what I did.  This wasn’t a type of elevator pitch situation.  This was an hour of talking ‘shop’, so to speak.  One was a physical therapist, the other a medical staff office manager both were starting to get very interested in integrated wellness.  Both thought that I basically told people how to eat in a more healthy manor.  Discussed food groups, calories, understand food labels, how to shop and how to throw together quick healthy meals. Yes, I do all those things, but more.  As a professional Wellness Coach I combine the skill of behavior change.  This means that whatever I may educate them with, there is a reason and a meaning which if they adhere to as a lifestyle, they may improve their quality of life.  When a person improves their quality of life they improve their mindset, body composition, movement, energy, joy and possibly a greater zest for life.  In general, people don’t like to change, but many people want to change. Change is not necessarily easy, but when faced with the options of choice, reduced guilt, possibilities and non judgmental approach,people will start to embrace change in a more tolerable way.

I explained that a past teacher of mine said ‘everything is everything’ – it is all connected.  How you eat affects how you think and your emotions.  How you think affects how you make choices around what to eat, how to move , how to be mindful and how you embrace your environment and those around you.  It is about creating balance.  It ain’t easy! It is a lifelong dance of creating the best steps to make you flow through life with your best foot forward.

So am I just a nutritionist, no.  Am I just a coach, no.  I am a combination of educator, supporter, cheerleader and  looking at the big picture type of a practitioner. To me it is a constant ying and yang of being mindful and aware of the choices one makes and how to practice them for the rest of your life. I suppose many years of doing what you do leads to experience and that is who I am.

How would you define yourself?

If you ever wanted to reach a little deeper or address health concerns ( think :excess gas or bloating, stress, inflammation or other), contact me to set up a complimentary phone consult to address your needs.

 

Be Well,

                Mary

 

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