I used to cry in my car. A lot.
Now, no pity party required here.... but just to share the real-deal... this was usually on my way home from work. Usually in a very ugly-crying-face sort of way. I felt desperately stuck... between the *need* to work, to pay the bills, to keep going on the hamster wheel of LIFE... and the gut feeling that I should be doing something a whole shit-load more important in the world (yes, that's a fully scientific form of measurement btw... closely related to "shit-tonne" in the metric system).
I had been submerged for a while in the wellness and self development online community, while I was learning about my Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue.... and I suddenly realised there was this little common thread connecting SO MANY incredible women I was being inspired by daily. They had all studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (or IIN for short)
Honestly, it was like someone had suddenly lit a fire underneath me. I knew this was where my journey was going to take me, and I'm going to tell you now I spent about 6 months from that point fucking HUSTLING to make the commitment to enroll. While I sit here tapping at my laptop writing this I am about 4 months from finishing my certification as a Holistic Health Coach.
Now I already had a lot to say in the online wellness space (for those of you in this amazing tribe who have been around long enough, you know I've been doing this AS IF it was my full time job for a long time now) so it honestly feels bloody incredible to be believing in myself, getting certified, and then BOOM! Ladies all over the world... I'm coming at you!
Part of the IIN philosophy rests in healing yourself before you can assist others. I know for a FACT that stepping into this programme, owning my shit, doing the work on MYSELF first... that has been huge. I wasn't ready for this two years ago. But now I honestly think its one of the best things I've ever done. There is such a passionate community world-wide of healers, light workers and holistic health guides that I've only JUST scratched the surface of. While our health care system is CRUCIAL (and I have so many dear friends who give their ALL every day to looking after our health and wellbeing in hospitals, ED's, practice offices and waiting rooms... I honestly think they are all angels put on earth for the work they do) the *system* is not set up to support them. They are overworked, underpaid, and short on our most valuable thing in this life... TIME.
That is why I believe in the deepest part of my soul that our world needs people to do the *other* work. The holistic health guidance, the coaching, the journeying, the lightwork, the healing. These are all ways in which everyone on this planet can improve their life, even by making tiny adjustments or shifts in their mindset.
You know I'm fired up about helping women live their happiest and best lives. I truely want to help millions of women around the world (yup I've got some BIG goals my love) ... if you're feeling the calling that you might just be one of those people who wants to help others too, why don't you check out IIN and what they offer... Like I did, you might just find what you've been looking for all along.