The more I walk in life, the more I realize how important love is, as the glue that holds everything in our lives together —not just our personal and professional relationships, but also our health and well-being.
When I was working as a model back in my 20s, struggling with diet restrictions to keep my measurements, and then as a corporate leader back in my 30s, struggling with little-to-none personal time, not even to get a proper meal or enough sleep, I had no idea that my intuition would slowly but steadily show me the way towards self-love, peace of mind, joy, and, eventually, happiness.
Looking back, I feel I have lived several lifetimes in one… and it has always been love, supporting my intuitive choices, what has set me on the right path.
Switching to the health and wellness field (back to studying, building a private practice, sharing my “different” perspective with others) well passed my mid-30s was not easy. And the more I learned from teachers, colleagues, and patients, the more I realized where I had to focus on myself, because it was better for me, and also to walk my talk with consistency and congruence.
Even though during my time in the corporate world I studied leadership and business coaching, I knew in my heart this was not enough. It was too mindless, it didn’t have enough love. Maybe this is why later on I chose to study medicines in India, where love is part of the health and well-being perspective and so is the medical approach.
As part of trusting my intuition and expanding my self-love, I was over the moon with joy when I graduated from IIN and started to work as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach earlier this year, because it includes concepts like bio-individuality and believes in the importance of letting each client lead, listening actively, and focusing on the positive.
This is why today, to celebrate IIN Health Coach Day, while I pat myself on the shoulder and whisper softly: “you’ve done well”, I want to congratulate all Health Coaches out there for making it all the way here —I’m sure you too have gone through a lot and have motivating stories to tell, that is why you care.