Over the past 7 years I’ve been on a wellness journey. I was only 35 and noticing stiff joints, fatigue, brain fog, among other things. I had just had my first baby, so I figured it was just “Mama Brain” and that I was tired from caring for her. When she was 2 I realized, that wasn’t likely all that was going on. I started reading and learning more about food, which is where my journey began. I read an article that indicated if you don’t let babies/kids consume any refined sugar for the first 3 years of their lives their risk for sugar related concerns drop drastically. I looked at my family, most of whom struggle with weight, and other weight related concerns and decided it couldn’t hurt. No sugar for her. Everyone told me that I couldn’t do that. As a baby, maybe, but by 3 she’d be demanding candy. I’m happy to report my now 8 year old still has never had highly process sugar, and when offered, she declines. In this area, I had it easy, I tried this experiment on a baby, not a child who had already been eating highly processed sugar, which would have been a different experience! I know this because I certainly still have a love hate relationship with the stuff!
My journey started with food, moved to herbal solutions to typical life stuff, more physical activity, the thoughts I choose to think, understanding the importance of hydration in a sense of wellness and most recently (almost 2 years ago) essential oils! I decided that all my experience, including my degree in psychology, could be helpful to others. I decided to pursue a series of certifications and degrees to that end. It breaks my heart to see so many people needlessly suffering from diseases and conditions that can be often alleviated through lifestyle choices!
I have completed my first leg in this credential journey! I am now a Certified Holistic Health Coach! I’m super excited to share with my lampworking community my passion for wellness! Thank you for your interest in this area and for coming to this space to learn more and share what you know!