Have you been wondering what happened to me? I know there's been some radio silence, but it's for good reason. In December, my husband and I bought two restaurants. You may be asking how this relates to health coaching, or have I abandoned my passion for health coaching.
The answer is: Heck no! Buying the restaurants is the biggest, scariest step I've taken in advancing my passion for wellness. It's a huge way to impact wellness via the foods we feed others.
This has been an exciting venture. The things I do for "work" these days are things I would never have called "work" in the past. I visit farms in search of new local and organic sources for our menu items. I sit with wine distributors to find the tastiest, organic and biodynamic wines for our wine lists. And best yet...I get to teach our staff (and curious customers) about how food impacts our health. This makes them teachers for our customers. When they
can speak to the health benefits of what we are doing, the message trickles out further and further. And the number of customers who already understand and are excited about our goal just blows my mind every day.
My life has certainly changed in dramatic ways over the past two months. Staying on track with my health has been the biggest challenge. Realizing I'm my own boss 100% is still sinking in. Understanding the breadth of the impact I'm having? Well, I'm still wrapping my brain around all of it. But every time a fledgeling local organic farmer comes in to meet me because of the article in paper, I'm in awe. I'm humbled and grateful and I can't believe it's
I have this statement on the bottom of my bathroom mirror at home:
"You can effect positive change in the world."
It seems so much bigger than myself and almost egotistical from where I stand. Who am I? Why should I think I can impact the world? But isn't that we should all strive for? Being a positive influence on our environment and for others?
I'm sharing this with you because I want you to think about what you can do to be a positive influencer in your own life. There is nothing too small. Positive change takes the efforts of many. We all have a role and we all have an impact in what we do every day. What's your role?
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. It's a day we share with a loved one. As always, I want you to consider yourself as a loved one. Love yourself and know that you are worthy of everything that is great in this world. I know it's not always easy, but it will change your outlook and your life.
Yours in Wellness,