Over the years and through my trainings as a health coach, soul realignment practitioner and yoga instructor I have developed my practice as a Mind Body Soul Health Coach. Most of the terms used in the former sentence are thrown around so readily these days because of their trendiness that it's easy to lose sight of what it all means. I genuinely believe that within the union of the mind, the body and the soul an individual is able to create a power within themselves that is capable of doing anything and everything, whether it's creating good health, enjoying loving relationships or experiencing fulfillment from their work. I didn't find joy in just talking diets or exercise, or even discussing the connection with self, because it isn't all exclusive. It's like perfecting your right arm and entirely disregarding the beautiful body that it is attached to.
So how does it all work?
Step One in this health system is figuring out who you are, 100%, the good, the bad and the ugly. Awareness and honesty for who you are will allow you to tap into your many strengths and be on guard for those qualities that we tend towards when things aren't going our way. A level of honesty is required here, the only way you can work with yourself in am empowering way is to be fearless of all the things that you wish weren't you. Looking at yourself from the space of honesty and non-judgment, acknowledging that you are perfectly imperfect and that is wonderful. Building self-love and acceptance from this awareness helps you to focus on the good so that it can overcome and erase the non-productive, all of the qualities that helps you get absolutely nowhere. Everyone has bad traits, it's knowing that they exist that helps you to keep them in check so they don't stonewall you into a rut.
After figuring out who you are and learning to love yourself anyway we move to Step Two, which is learning to release and detach yourself from who you are not. That is to say, you are a beautiful Soul working hard to grow and improve, anything that doesn't help you grow and improve (the fear, self-doubt, limitations) are not actually you! Similarly, these qualities/emotions/thoughts that pop up from certain relationships or activities you partake in are limiting you and in order to become the amazing person I believe you to be you must learn to release and detach yourself from these things.
There is power in knowledge, there is even greater power in acting upon the knowledge you have. Acknowledge who you are and the life you live, be aware of what works for you and against you and do something about it. This is process of awareness and detachment eventually lead you to the space of empowerment. Once you realize not only that you are a positive being but that you are capable of doing absolutely anything (starting with getting rid of all the sh*t in your closet) you become empowered to lead a live that supports this state. It's an incredible high, you recognize how wonderful you are, how amazing you are and that you are the one who has created this amazing person. Through this awesome realization you eventually come to Step Three, which is in creating and sustaining a life that supports the amazing, empowered, magnificent you. You understand that every action, every thought, every emotion, every food, every activity, every friendship, every job plays a major role in either supporting or restrict this wonderful life of yours. You have the desire to eat well, exercise, have supportive friends, fulfilling job, etc. because you are so in awe of your own existence that you want to do the best you can to support it. Amazing! So instead of going on a liquid diet and hitting the gym because you want to look like the girls on the cover of fitness magazines, you nurture yourself with food and exercise that makes you feel amazing, because you love your body for all it's perfections and imperfections.
The best part of step three is that it reminds you that you are your greatest health coach, you just need to look in the mirror and see all that I see...
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Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.