Oh my. How did this happen?? How is it late September – where did the summer go!?! I’m shaking my head as I type (which makes typing challenging…), but I’m sure many of you feel the same. But as we all know, we can’t really do anything about the unrelenting passing of time.
I’ve written about this before, how fall feels like a fresh start for me – even more poignant than January, and this year is much the same. Only, this fall is a bit different as after a summer unlike ones I’ve had in a while, I’m first attempting to settle back into life and rediscover myself.
This past summer I took on a part-time serving job to help bring in the cashola while my business naturally slows (I’ve been in the health field for over a decade – man, Canadians to like to take their summers “off”! lol) which was a bit of a shock to the system. But it was actually very helpful as it provided me the opportunity to learn a lot about myself and to practice the art of self-compassion. Ultimately, a few things took a hit (sleep, free time to spend with friends and family, my need to take countless trips to the Island…), but thankfully, these changes were only temporary.
As I normally attempt to do, I am choosing to fuel these learnings into my life on a continuous basis and especially into my work in health & wellness promotion. I have redone my Inspiring Health Coaching page to better-explain what my mission is as a women’s Health & Wellness Coach. If you don’t have the time to check it out, here’s a brief snipit:
“[My] personal experiences have directly influenced my approach to women’s health & wellness coaching. I think of it kind of like a matchmaking service: I assist my clients to discover and define what the healthiest version of themselves would look like, and then help them create the plan and path to not only meet, but ultimately become this new person!”
I feel very passionate about this as I have spent numerous hours discussing with friends different online matchmaking sites, which way to “swipe” and dating life in general in Toronto (which is an entirely different blog in itself, one which I am not going to attempt, lol). But I thought the above concept was also fitting for my coaching business: helping women cut through the noise (the media, our culture as a whole, their own internal dialogue of “shoulds”) to envision the healthiest version of themselves possible, on their terms, and then support them in creation of this new person!
All in all, it is an exciting time, and although I get a bit anxious at what the sight of changing leaves means and earlier sunsets, I am embracing it and am looking forward to what fall will bring!
P.S. If my coaching “mission” aligns with you, a woman you know or even a workplace which is trying to support the health of its employees, please do not hesitate to reach out and we can set up a free 20 minute consultation to sort out how we can work together!