I’ve started this blog post 18 times wondering how I can adequately describe the rebrand and new direction of my business. If you’ve been in my world at all in the past couple of years you’ve see the different websites I’ve had – one that marketed general life coaching, one that combined some business coaching with life coaching and some personal glimpses into my life as I was home with two little kids. Nothing fit quite right. I loved them all in different ways but knew in my core something else was yet to come.
Here it is.
And it’s so sweet to be here.
I’m not one of those people who’ve known since age 7 what I was going to be when I grew up. I’ve meandered. As I was slowly acquiring my different degrees and certifications, I spent 10 years in the service industry doing everything from being a cocktail waitress and working 10 hr shifts pounding back shooters every hour to serving in some of the best fine dining establishments on the west coast to spending my summers rapelling out of helicopters as a wildland firefighter.
My more “professional” jobs have included sitting in a cubicle pushing paper on important policy projects within our government to advance the field of health promotion and disease prevention to being dressed to the nines working in major hospitals with specialists discussing the latest standards for hypertension & diabetes and current research on the best pharmacotherapy (yep, pharmaceutical rep).
Through all of the above my passion for health + fitness has been a constant. I was an avid marathoner in my 20’s and turned to triathlons in my 30’s. I loved the training; pushing and challenging myself to do my best.
Along with that I learned the power of being mentally resilient and how the mind has so much to do with our overall health and, ultimately, how we perform in work, life, and yes…love. It’s been an interesting journey to say the least…and all of it has lead to this.
ENERGY To Thrive™
ENERGY. It’s a word that has infinite possibility and is used in every day life. It can be described as a feeling of lack, “I just don’t have enough energy” or as an experience you have being around someone, “I don’t know what it is but I love her energy”.
To me, ENERGY is everything. I’ve been sitting on my acronym for ENERGY for almost 3 years. This is what it stands for:
Exercise. Because your body is absolutely amazing.
Nutrition. Because you need fuel. And it oughta be delicious.
Emotions. Because you can’t keep your promises, if you’re battling yourself.
Relationships. Because you deserve love, support + finish-line cheers. Just for being here.
Goals. Because you need a plan. And it might as well be awe-inspiring.
You. Because you’re not superhuman. And rest is part of your training regime.
Well, the time has finally come to make this live – you see, I’ve wondered if people would GET it. If the concept would make sense. If people could see how integrated everything is and how everything I’ve ever done has lead me to this point…to share and teach and help you discover exactly how you go about living your life with ENERGY To Thrive™.
- I don’t want you just to exist. I don’t want you to suck it up or believe “this is just the way it is”. I want you to feel 100% engaged in your life — all parts of it.
- I don’t want you, for one more second, to tolerate anything in your life that isn’t serving you – and if that means helping you change the way you take care of yourself by learning how to eat better, or get more comfortable in your own skin and exercise more, or manage stress better then let’s do it. I want you to love how it feels to be healthy.
- I don’t want you to stand on the edge and wish and yearn for things in your life but let fear hold you back from going after them. I want you to learn how to go for it – love fearlessly, give when you want to take, risk it when you’d rather play it safe. I want you to live wholeheartedly.
- I don’t want you to numb yourself out to your life – where self-sabotage is the norm, and “deny & distract” is the game. If I can help you just feel whatever it is your feeling so you can move through it and not stay stuck, then ALL of the soul searching and work that I’ve done to reach this point will be SO worth it. I mean…really…it already is.
So, that’s what this blog will be about. I mean yes, I am a weight loss + fitness expert, no doubt about it. But I’m also so much more than that – and if we ever have the chance to work together you’ll experience incredible life-changing things. And, if you happen to bookmark this page you can expect to see posts on topics related to any and all of the above.
Thank you so much for being here. I’m ecstatic to have this as my new home.