Five years ago I was living in Florida. I was working on TV commercials and live events, a career I had wanted since I was fifteen, and I had just moved into a newly-purchased condo. I had recently bought a great new car and my husband and I had just taken an awesome vacation to Costa Rica. I should have been super happy right? I was doing all the things I thought I wanted to be doing. On paper it was perfect, all the boxes were checked. Yet, I was completely miserable.
While there were many reasons for my despair, I now know that it was based on the fact that I didn’t even know who I was, much less what made me happy. I was having a serious Eat Pray Love crisis – yes, lots of crying on the bathroom floor – and I felt like I needed to find a way out. But how?
Well, first of all I knew I needed to take back control of my health. I had done this a number of years earlier but it had slowly started to deteriorate again thanks to my “dream” job. I was working 16 hour days, traveling to different cities, not getting enough sleep and eating shit food. Have you ever seen a “craft service” table in the film industry? Let’s just say my sugar addiction fire was being constantly stoked. It was making me miserable, not only with myself, but I was also being a total bitch to the people in my life. In addition, I had aches and pains that no 27 year old should have, and my menstrual cycle had gone haywire – again!
This “finding a way out” thing was going to be a process, because deep down I knew I no longer wanted to work in production. Yikes! That was so scary to admit to myself at the time because it was all I had ever known. I didn’t even necessarily know what I wanted to do but I knew it was health and wellness related. I had seen David Wolfe speak the year before and I distinctly remember feeling very aligned with the concept of educating others about health and wellness. Um yeah, but how the hell was I going to do that?
The first thing I did was call a number someone had given me months before for a doctor who practiced Network Spinal Analysis. If you don’t know what this is, you should get familiar with it. For me it was life-changing. I had no idea what to expect but I knew that I needed to make the call. This started my journey with getting connected to myself and getting in touch with my deepest desires for my life. FYI, this kind of work is NOT easy. My doctor used to say, NSA is like life’s dental floss, it gets all the gunk out. And oh boy, did it ever! I experienced an incredible amount of change and soon I was bursting at the seams because I knew I could no longer live the life I had been living. Terrifying? Oh yes.
At the time, my doctor’s wife was attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She told me all about it and I immediately went home to learn more. Within minutes I was ready to sign up. Except that it was a 6-month program in New York City and it was $10,000! I had no idea how I was going to make it happen but I was no longer feeling lost and scared and I knew what direction I needed to go in. Serendipitously, I met another IIN graduate who was offering a 6-week holistic nutrition course and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I learned soooo much in those six weeks about holistic nutrition – more than I’d learned my whole life. I had finally found something that resonated with me and actually worked. My perspective on food, my relationship with it and how my body functioned was forever changed. I knew I was on the road to permanent health.
When you heal your body, healing occurs in all facets of your life. It might take a week or it might take years. It took me years but I had to start somewhere. I found my purpose and starting living it and I’ve never looked back. Five years ago I couldn’t even have dreamed that my life would be what it is now, but here I am, living proof that it is indeed possible.
Do you want/need to change your life? If so, what do you want?
Have you changed your life? If so, what did you do?
Tell me, tell me!! I am dying to know!! 🙂
I’ve learned in the last five years that menstrual problems are actually just a symptom of more serious underlying problems in the body and that food and emotions play an enormous part in making them better or worse. If you are ready to heal your physical and emotional health and become empowered to make positive change in your life, then it is time to grab a spot in my Fix Your Period Program. This program will provide the tools for you to change the relationship with your body and your cycle forever. I’ve extended the early registration discount to midnight tonight. If you want in, just make an appointment for a free 30-minute consultation where we will get clear about what’s going on and put our heads together to help you! 🙂