The word “balance” is thrown around A LOT in society. It’s something we all are encouraged to want to reach and that we should reach. Yet, the concept of balance itself sometimes feels vague and abstract – and reasonably so! The main reason being that balance looks and feels different for every individual based on how YOU define health and what YOU identify as your health goals. Trust me, I know this can be an overwhelming process. My role is to be take on the health journey with you as we navigate it together.
My story actually led me to first working as a Therapist in Chicago, IL, and ultimately to creating my own coaching business. Let’s back track even a bit further here: I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa when I was 15 years old, and involuntarily admitted to an Outpatient Treatment center. I restored my weight pretty quickly actually, however, the mental aspects that I was still struggling with went unidentified and unresolved. I ended up relapsing during college; Anorexia felt safe to me, it felt familiar, and it felt like I had a sense of control. In reality, I was out of control, while also losing a sense of self.
I refused treatment this time, and instead decided to recover on my own after spending 2.5 years feeling consumed by my eating disorder. Was it easy? Of course not. Was it worth it? Yes – everyday. Relapse does not mean you have failed; it means you are given a second chance to build greater self-awareness and build on your strengths.
I work with my clients to identify their negative thinking patterns about themselves and the world around them, to become more self-aware individuals, and to rebuild their relationship with themselves. I work collaboratively with each of my clients on a very individualized basis. The one similarity between each of my clients: we work together to define what balance looks like in YOUR life.
We live in a society that currently places such an emphasis on diet fads, appearance, “what we should be versus what we should not be,” that it has become difficult to define who we actually are separate from these societal expectations. Together in coaching, we focus on nourishment versus calories, on building yourself up positively versus searching for ways to compare to others, and on rebuilding a sense of self that feels more fulfilling and authentic to who you are as a person.
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