In the beginning it was me, teaching health and rocking on. It was good, until… well, until it wasn’t. You see, as I preached healthy food and wellness practices I was living my life. There were days that I learned something new and wanted to share it. There were days when I wanted to show what I knew. THEN there are days where I may not choose the healthier meal and feel not too good about it. I am human, right? But as a “wellness expert” I wasn’t feeling AUTHENTIC. So I stopped and took a look around, I asked myself
“What is the message I want to send? What is the purpose of this whole health coaching-blogger platform that I want to share? And, most importantly, were the RIGHT people getting my message?”
Whoa. Big questions and taking a hard look at anything personal is tough. The truth was, that I wasn’t putting enough of myself into the message at all. Why would someone want to hear me blabber and blog about self care UNLESS they really knew my lows and where I was coming from – the me BEFORE I took the steps to prioritize the way I cared for myself. The me that sometimes is going through ups and downs. The healthy food stuff was taking priority on all my posts, but my truth is – that is all secondary to the the whole mind-body-spirit approach I personally took to heal myself, and to continue healing and evolving. I’m a work-in-progress and will not profess to be an expert at anything. Can I coach you? Sure I can – but it’s your infinite wisdom that we are tapping into. Can I answer questions you have about supplements or healthy food? Yes I can. But the physical part of a healthy life is only one small slice of your delicious health-&-happiness-pie.
I was holding back – a lot. I didn’t want anyone to think I was quirky or, even worse, I didn’t want you to scroll over my messages because you didn’t get it, or that it wasn’t what you were looking for. Not being authentic to my message and giving you what I thought would hold your attention was the wrong way to go. It was exhausting. But now, as I step out of the mold of what I thought a health coach should be I feel free.
You will notice small changes here and there on the blog, and on the Facebook Page. As I evolve and send out a more authentic message, I do hope that you stick around, that is, if it’s for you. And if not, that’s ok too.
(Originally posted on my blog www.jerseygirlorganic.com , 6/4/14)
In health & happiness,
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