“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
In lieu of a Friday recipe, we’re going to get serious and real about food.
My first love when it comes to supporting others is sharing that you are freaking amazing. There is a lot that goes into it, but that’s the main idea. My second love when I support others is everything nutrition and wellness related – this is why I decided to stop ignoring this very close second love and start doing something about it.
As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I have been trained and am credited through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as someone that you can lean on to support you through your nutrition/wellness goals. In meeting, speaking, and working with people through my first love, the conversation often turns to include nutrition and/or wellness. I noticed a pattern and this is why I realized that I need to still include it, at least on some level – which is why I originally started this on Friday’s.
With a little of the back story out of the way, I can share why we’re really here today.
I’m here to call you out on your game.
Over and over I talk with people and meet with people and hear stories of people that really want to change their life. They say they want to be healthier and be happier. Yet when we really talk about what that means and what it will take, they back down, shy away, and come up with every excuse to not make it work.
If you really want to feel better and feel more alive, you’re going to have to make (and stick to) some significant changes.
- No, you cannot have the damn (insert desire here – i.e. cookie, soda, chip, cake, beer, etc.) every time you want it.
- No, you can’t just mindlessly eat without asking yourself the hard questions.
- No, you cannot expect to push through and keep running on empty without breaking down.
- No, you can’t just go through life ignoring every signal that something is off, crossing your fingers it’ll go away.
If you want REAL change and you want it now, then listen up.
Real change is HARD and it isn’t for wimps. Real change happens when you finally say to yourself that you’re worth it and you deserve it. (Which, for the record, you do. You absolutely deserve happiness, health, abundance, joy, peace, love.) Real change requires diligence and consistency and if you’re not ready to give yourself that gift, it’s better to just admit it and move on.
If you really ARE ready, then now is the perfect time. I hate New Year’s Resolutions because to me they’re an excuse for everyone to fail. No one really expects to keep them – but I digress. We’ll cover that more later.
What I LOVE about New Year’s is that it is the perfect time to set intentions. There is so much significance during this time and it’s most important that you set them in a way that makes sense and actually holds you accountable. I can’t decide what that is for you, but if you want help, I’d love to support you through that process. I can say this – You HAVE to start being honest with yourself. For many, this might be the first time EVER that you’ve been completely real. Guess what, change (real change, the kind you want and deserve) will only happen and LAST when you’re completely honest.
It’s time to be done with the excuses and grab hold of the life you desire. And when you’re ready to commit, if you want a partner, I’d love to be your partner. If I’m not the right person to support you, than admit that too and find someone who is. Either way, make this year the year that you finally get honest with yourself and what you really want. And if you want change, real change, than you have to do what it really takes.
So what’s next? That is up to you. Are you READY to have 2014 be the year that you REALLY make change? I hope so.
Reach out and let me know how I can support you. Whether we work together or not, I want to know what you’re excited about and what challenges you face. As I learn more about you and your desires for 2014, I can then know more of what is beneficial and useful. We’ll get back to a great recipe next Friday.
In the meantime . . .
Make a Difference . . . Eat with Love