Creating home has always been a great passion. It has evolved along the way, deepening in its discovery and meaning.
My first love was creating the external home—I was fascinated as a young girl learning how a house was constructed, how the spaces related to each other, and how it enhanced the lives of those who would live in it.
Studying psychology in high school and university fed my fascination for the inner realm and how we are “constructed” as individuals. I always had a seeking nature, wondering what life meant, what my purpose in it was and why I became the way I was.
These interests didn’t seem connected for a long time and I pursued them separately, while I also became a math and science teacher, which lead me to work in the computer industry.
I often felt lost, however. I longed for something elusive and I couldn’t quite articulate what it was. The closest I came was the occasional gut-wrenching yearning to “go home.”
After I started having children staying in shape was really important to me (well, to my inner critic, that is). I completed my fitness certification for my own learning as well as a fun part-time job teaching a few classes each week.
This ignited a third (or is it fourth??) interest of health and wellness.
I thought I’d go crazy trying to figure out what I really wanted to be when I grew up! I felt like I was going in so many directions.
However, Life had my back. I have the image of these separate swirling currents that were getting closer and closer, until they started synchronizing to become an amplified and unified energy.
In a bittersweet twist of fate, all my interests came together to save myself in a health crisis. I had no idea that the distress and pain I felt then would be the gift I had always searched for.
Recovering took everything I had, plus a lot of trial and error. I intuitively followed a path that left no stone unturned in my life. I am grateful for the wisdom that directed me. I not only overcame fibromyalgia, but I found my way home—to myself. It was inside me all along.
The trial and error part is what didn’t sit well in hindsight. It was difficult and frustrating. I pursued education in holistic nutrition and transformational life coaching—firstly to continue to help myself, and additionally with the goal of coming alongside others who are probably just as frustrated as I was.
One of my gifts is being able to see the big picture and how individual pieces might connect. I’ve learned that everything is interrelated—how we think, what we eat, how we feel, what we do and even why we do it. A sense of true well-being comes from stepping back and courageously looking at each one of those contributes to the whole picture.
I love how all the pieces have come together in my life, creating a picture more interesting and beautiful than I could have planned. I have an amazing life and I am very grateful.
Now I stand in the courage of who I am, offering everything I know about well-being to shine a light on the path for others who might currently be in the dark, not knowing where to turn.
One of the wonderful blessings is that when we go on this journey, we create a more authentic and self-empowered life. We become free to live the life we choose. ♥