HOW DO YOU DEFINE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
I believe balance is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For me, this includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. I’ve had to learn to slow down as I had developed adrenal fatigue several years ago, and it took a huge toll on me energetically.
HOW DID YOU COME TO PRACTICE IN YOUR CAREER FIELD?
I came to practice hypnotherapy and PSYCH-K® as part of my process of self-healing. I had a great endocrinologist, but I knew I needed to help myself by changing my lifestyle and habits. I discovered that hypnotherapy was a phenomenal tool for relaxation and transforming limiting beliefs, as well as having several other benefits. I was then introduced to PSYCH-K® and found a whole new way of rewiring the subconscious mind. In practicing with other students in both modalities, I realized that I love working one-on-one.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRACTICES TO KEEP YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY?
I practice self-care, which includes eating nutritious balanced meals and taking a few supplements. Meditation has been a beautiful tool. Gentle exercise works best for me — yoga, tai chi, Pilates, hiking and modified dance. My current relaxation go-tos include photography, oil painting, writing, jewelry making and walks in nature. I have a new granddaughter, so sewing a couple of little outfits for her is also on my list of things to do. The key is creative self-expression.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HEALTHY MEAL?
A big salad with fresh organic greens as the base to which I add a variety of vegetables, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, chickpeas or other bean, sprouts, avocado and typically a couple of ounces of antibiotic-free, free-range chicken. I like pre-cut veggies as they’re a real time-saver and I make my own dressing using Bragg’s seasonings, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. I also love to make and eat tacos that my friends and family rave about.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT GOAL IN YOUR HEALTH WELLNESS JOURNEY?
To continue self-healing. Healing is a process like peeling away the layers of an onion. Humans are complex beings, so healing the mind, body and spirit takes time. Just as it’s taken us a lifetime to accumulate disease, negative habits and fixed mindsets, healing these areas is something we must be willing to commit to in order to achieve optimal health.