Because everyone else seems to be doing it so why not me?
In all seriousness, I’m inspired to start a coaching business because of the challenges our society faces today. The quote below from Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti sums up a lot of what inspired me to start a coaching business.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported an increase in depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. We are surrounded by unhealthy habits, toxic relationships, and a lack of self-care. Coaching is an opportunity to create positive change. Through coaching, I hope to create a space for people to explore their own potential and learn how to take control of their lives in order to create the life they want. I want to empower people to make meaningful changes in their lives that will lead to greater happiness, fulfillment, and connection. As a health coach, my goal is to help people on a journey of self-discovery to create lasting, positive changes in their lives. Those changes will ripple out to those around them. This mission is what lead me to become a Heroic Certified Coach. With in that program, I have learned tools that have helped me along the way and now I want to offer the support people need to make healthier choices and reach their goals.
It is difficult for people to show up as their best for those they care for, those they work with, and most importantly themselves when their habits are leaving them feeling tired and rundown.
The state of our society today can be overwhelming. I would argue there is little we can do if we are not able to show up as the best versions of ourselves. To do that, we must forget about what it means to be well-adjusted in a society that no longer knows what it means to be healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current obesity rate among adults in the United States is 42.4%. In 2018, the obesity rate among adults was 39.6%. The obesity rate among children and adolescents aged 2-19 years is 18.5%. The CDC has projected that by 2030, the adult obesity rate in the United States is projected to reach nearly 50%. This would be the highest rate of obesity ever recorded in the United States. The CDC has also projected that by 2030, the obesity rate among children and adolescents aged 2-19 years will be approximately 25%.
A large part of this can be attributed to the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the amount of sedentariness that is prevalent throughout society today. Most of the food we consume is ultra-processed and far from what nature had originally intended. Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, has come up with the term dysevolution. This dysevolution has resulted just as much from excess as it has from deficiency. On the side of excess, agriculture and industrialization have revolutionized the way we produce food. Since we came from ancestors who were adapted to scarcity this has resulted in conditions like obesity. On the other side of the spectrum, dysevolution can also result from too little of something—for instance, exercise. Growth and maintenance of bone and muscle require consistent use. Dr. Lieberman’s research has suggested that jaw size has decreased in the past few centuries as humans eat more soft, processed food. And as the jaws shrink so does the airway. This is one of the reasons why we have become a society of mouth breathers which can have very deleterious on our health.
My goal for this website and blog will be to share some practices that will help you in the journey of closing the gap between who you are and who you are capable of being. The best way to do this? Start working on the fundamentals in small meaningful ways that will lead you to a lifetime of healthy living.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.~ Abraham H. Maslow
If you have reached the top of Maslow’s pyramid and are fully self-actualized. Hit me up! I am always looking to learn from those around me. Everyone has something to teach us. Even the ones we disagree with. Maybe even more so.
If you are like most people, including myself, you get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available. Chances are, I won’t be able to provide anything entirely new, but if you’re open to it, you may be able to hear something you’ve already heard for the first time.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own~ Bruce Lee
I’m taking this uncomfortable action because I believe there is a better path to living a healthy life than what is traditionally offered from a trip to the doctor. The US is one of the most over-prescribed countries in the world and spends a large amount of money on healthcare, yet is still incredibly unhealthy. I believe, as individuals, we have to take responsibility for our health. This can come through simple changes to our behaviors. NOTE: SIMPLE DOES NOT MEAN EASY. We’re fighting against well-established patterns. It’s important to know that those patterns will do everything they can to hold on for dear life. The path of self-improvement is not linear. You’ve heard it before and it’s true. One step forward can lead to two back, maybe even three or four. That is why it’s just as important to be gentle with yourself. Changes don’t happen overnight. All of those “overnight successes” you’ve seen didn’t actually happen overnight. They happen behind the scenes when no one was looking. They come as a result of small, daily, and consistent actions. They come from knowing that you will fall (not fail, so long as you choose to learn) and that EVERY DAY is DAY 1. EVERY DAY is a chance to begin again.
If you are ready to take agency of your health and well-being there is no better time than now.
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