In my own experience I have found that in order to create major shifts towards meeting my goals for wellness and prosperity, I have had to honestly reflect on the things in my life that were holding me back and respond with fortitude and humility. The hard life decisions, like ending a marriage or leaving a job or moving to a new city, can be really daunting, but when appropriate, can be the very shift that is needed to move forward with renewed purpose.
Most of my health coaching clients come to me at points in their lives when they are on the brink of a major shift and know that they need support of moving forward to reach their health goals.
Most recently, one client who just completed my health coaching program, first came to me struggling with overweight and wanting to avoid a family history of diabetes and other chronic diseases that had claimed so many of her loved ones prematurely. She wanted off the fad dieting merry-go-round and its catastrophic effects on her physical and emotional wellbeing. She needed to reprogram her approach to healthy living. Over the course of six months, I am happy to report that she has lost almost 40 pounds, but more importantly she has learned to reclaim her agency over her health to become the healthiest, most vibrant version of herself. “I can’t unlearn what you have taught me,” she explained, “I can’t go back to how I was living before.” The shift is there, if only we chose to respond.