As professional women we often find ourselves wrapped up in the rat race and chaos of life. We spend our time and energy worrying about our plans for the future, but we lose sight of making ourselves a priority in the here & now. It’s easy to forget that wherever you go, there you are. When your mind is always 10 steps ahead then how are you practicing taking care of yourself in this moment?
My Journey to honoring self-care began in 2010 while studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My life was rudely interrupted by a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. A biopsy, a bone marrow test, and various PET-CT scans later, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 21 years-old, and I anxiously embarked on a six-month chemotherapy course. Then barely two months in, I lost my mother – my everything – to leukemia, just two floors down from my infusion room.
It shook the ground beneath my feet. My heart sank. Nausea slithered through my bones, swirling with the precariousness of my own health. The uncertainty of where I was going to live, how I was going to pay for my health-care, and who was going to take care of me was overwhelming. Everything around me was crumbling.
Then I realized, I could let this make me a victim or,
For me, life was no longer about surviving. No, it was something bigger. It was about living. Each day became a precious vehicle to prioritize and express my true self. During treatment, I spent my energy and time exploring who I was and what I valued. I steered myself through darkness and uncertainty so that I could find light and beauty again. I may not have been in control of everything that was happening inside my body, but I could control what I fed myself, what activities I consumed, how I interacted with others, and whom I spent time with.
Life is too short not to nourish your own relationship with your mind, body & soul. It's time to take charge and prioritize you! As your holistic self-care coach, we work together to create a toolkit that will keep you healthy, grounded and in-balance no matter what life throws your way. You will embody the last benefits of how you treat yourself, what you feed yourself, the way you move your body and the energy you surround yourself with. This way, you can mindfully create your life with more ease because you will be taking care of YOU-- the common denominator in every situation.