As I mentioned, I worked hard throughout college and grad school, so hard that I wore my body out. I developed a horrible case of acne, lost a lot of weight, and suffered from terrible digestive pain, which was later diagnosed as Celiac Disease. If you’re read my about page, you’ve heard about other unpleasant symptoms that stress imposed on my body. It pushed me (and my adrenal glands) off the deep end. But what caused the stress?
Most of my stress was caused by an underlying fear of failure, a fear that my work wasn’t good enough and that it would be criticized for errors or invalid research techniques. I felt like an amateur in a world of major league players.
Another source of stress was the mismatch between my job and the person I wanted to be. As I sat behind my desk and plugged away at computer code and spreadsheets, I knew I wanted to help people on a more personal level. Rather than be the engineer, I wanted to help other engineers stay healthy and happy so they could do their best work possible.
After five years in an amazing position at NREL (I’m still grateful every day for that opportunity), I decided to pursue nutrition and alternative health care as a career. As I continue to reinvented myself, I am now very mindful of my needs, dreams, and ultimate desires in life. Part of my healing has come about by feeling fully alive in the work that I do, that is, through the positive changes I help my clients achieve. I now feel an extreme sense of purpose and gratitude in my work.
I care deeply for my clients and their ability to achieve sustainable health. I believe they can be the person of their dreams, healthy and happy, and am dedicated to helping them find their way through positive diet and lifestyle changes.
If you are ready to create sustainable health, schedule a complementary exploratory session today.
Cheers to living fully and happily ~