Life isn’t as easy as we were led to believe as children. Grow up, get a job, have a family and live happily ever after – that was the “dream”, right?
For so many of us, this path is far from reality. The road is much more like a treacherous hike through a thick jungle as opposed to a paved pathway filled with sunshine and rainbows.
Instead, we struggle with:
- Constant stress that never seems to end
- Insomnia and exhaustion
- Sugar cravings and coffee addiction
- Anxiety and mood swings
- Constant overwhelm
- Regular bloating, constipation or diarrhea
- Irregular periods and PMS
- No energy to deal with life
- and more…
Do you identify with any of these?
Truthfully, they’re way too common. But I want to assure you – you don’t have to feel this way forever. If you’re burnt out and drained from life, you can turn it around.
This is my story:
I have always been a perfectionist, and grew up believing that my career would make me happy. If I kicked-butt, worked hard, and gave it everything I had, I would be successful, right? Not exactly. I was 25 years old and burnt out, with tummy troubles, anxiety, and exhaustion. Every night I would fall asleep on the couch at 7pm, even if I was watching my favourite show.
I quickly realized this was not a way to live. It was completely unsustainable.
After my medical doctor told me I was perfectly healthy, I felt unseen and knew in my gut something was wrong. I explored the realm of natural healing and learned that I was suffering from adrenal fatigue (burnout), which can come as a result of excess and chronic stress. Burnout triggered all of my symptoms, and can trigger all of those I listed above – exhaustion, anxiety, weight gain, cravings, hormonal imbalances like irregular periods or PMS symptoms, acne, and more.
Burnout taught me that it was crucial to take care of my mind and body before things got worse.
For months I implemented lifestyle, mindset and dietary changes, and eventually I overcame my burnout in a healthy, natural way.
Inspired by everything I had learned, I enrolled in school to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). I recognized that food had immense healing properties and was critical in any wellness journey. I wanted to learn more about how nutrition could impact my overall health.
But then I burnt out again.
Shortly after recovering from my first run-in with adrenal fatigue, my brother was diagnosed with cancer – which really threw my health into a tailspin.
After a year and a half of chronic lifestyle stress from his treatments, part-time school, a full-time job, growing a business, buying my first home and planning a move, my body said “no more”. I burnt out for a second time. This time, my symptoms were much more severe and I was forced to take time off work to recover.
It’s been a few years since healing from burnout, and I am healthier and happier than I’ve ever been. I’ve learned how to manage stress in a healthy way, and I work hard to maintain balance in my life – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Now that I’m a new mama to a baby boy, I have to remember to take care of myself now more than ever.
As a stress coach and nutritionist, I want to empower women like you who are struggling with stress, exhaustion, burnout, cravings and more.
I share my story to remind you that nothing is impossible, and that our health is in our hands. Our bodies are designed to heal themselves; they just need our support.
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but health and vitality. If you’re struggling, know that you don’t have to. If you’re ready to make a change, let’s chat.
In health and happiness,
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