A bit of the background
It sometimes is hard to believe, just a few short years ago I was having one of the biggest break downs of my life. At the fresh end of my 26th year mark I went through one of the hardest lessons of my youth. After leaving two failed relationships I met, what I thought was going to be the person to change my life. Well he did, just not the way I expected or wanted. It was an extremely rushed relationship, within 6 months we were living together and whiten 8 we were engaged. He catered to my every insecurity, reassuring all my fears, and the worst part, I catered to most of his. I knew the closer we got to the wedding date the more I knew I should have gotten out. But I still stayed, and I still pretended I was ok.
I had no proper job, and living off of ramen, drugs and alcohol. Our days were filled with struggle and hangovers, and our nights were filled with massive bar tabs, fighting and abuse. Now the hard part of this was finding out I was being drugged, I was being slipped pills and hard drugs in my drinks. This was so I would pass out for hours and sometimes a couple of days, and he could leave without me knowing. While I can't put all the blame on another person, I still stayed and at this point felt so worthless I actually believed I enjoyed that lifestyle. I thought it made me interesting. Boy was I wrong!
Then four months before our wedding was supposed to take place, I found out that he was not who he said he was, I was conned. He took my savings, cards and took off. I was left with nothing but my mattress and some of my personal items. With the help of my family and friends I was moved to an apartment and the process began. Now I can go on and on about the next few years of healing, but I save that for another time.
My mom and best friend throughout the next couple of years encouraged me to seek out professional help. I was stubborn at first but knew they were right. I knew I didn't want to go to a psychiatrist because I was afraid of being put on medications. I wanted to heal, to rid myself of the pain that I felt inside, I didn't want to mask it with chemicals and talk about my feelings. I wanted to work through what I was going and feeling. That's when I found a life coach.
In just one year my life was turned around completely. He helped me find a job, get back on my feet, create goals and more. After two years I was so far progressed that I didn't need to go every week. Through coaching I had found my calling, motivating others. This coach helped me to find my dreams, passions and goals in life. I knew I wanted to help others find and make their dreams come true.
Becoming a coach and healer
I saved up enough money and decided to study life coaching. I knew I wanted to help people in their healing process. I just didn't have the structure and necessary know how. I must admit I was so excited to start the course I went out and bought pretty pens, a Hobbit notebook and brand new usb. Yeah! I finished a year long course in six months! It was so much fun, I even got to give a friend a coaching session for my final.
On top of learning about life coaching I also decided to take a course in blogging. I wanted to star off one of my goals and dreams, being a blogger, which would get me closer to my biggest dream of all...being a writer! Shortly after these course were coming to a close, I knew I wanted a bit more. It felt as if there was something more to add to my education. That's when I found out about becoming a health coach, with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I had heard about the school through internet research, blogs, and bumping into people who had gone to the school themselves. I was apprehensive at first, the whole going back to school thing was a bit nerve racking. I came across an ambassador who spoke with me for about a month, she really encouraged me and helped make the transition much smoother. When I signed up I had no reservations, guilt or remorse. I am super excited to say I have never been happier with my decision.
Health coaching has added so much not only to my coaching practice but to my life as well. Thats one of the best parts about the program. It helps you to enrich your life and jumpstart your career. Within the next couple of months I will be graduating from this amazing place, man I can't believe how fast time flies! To be honest I am having so much fun I don't want it to end.
Health Coaching is beyond amazing, it encompasses so much more than just diet and nutrition. If you ever have any questions about Health coaching, the school or changing your career and life, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I would be more than happy to chat.
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