life & health coaching: cjholistics.com
I love life, health, food and my boyfriend Jared!
Ok I know that’s not a good summary about me so I will try my best to give a longer, short version of the above. 🙂
I was born in Connecticut, moved to NY (Long Island) when I was about 6 and now I currently reside in Northern Virginia aka the “Virgina is for lovers” state. How true that is! 😉 I moved here May of 2011 and I can’t be happier! I met my boyfriend Jared on September 25, 2011. We knew the day we met that both our lives were changed forever and we wanted to spend our lifetime together. It was the most romantic first date of my life… dinner at a classy french restaurant in Georgetown, followed by a grand 1-1 tour of DC by Jared. He is currently a full-time DC Firefigher so he knew his way around pretty well which was a bonus. He is my best friend, along with my brother Brandon & my sister-n-law Victoria and Ciara. I am sure you will hear a lot about them in the near future. Another blessing in the last few months was I became an Aunt on November 14, 2011. Call me biased, but Austin really is the cutest baby in the world. He’s my little man. 🙂 Family is always #1 in my life! My mom, dad, aunts, uncles, brother, sister-n-law, friends & mentors have each impacted me and shaped me in one way, shape or form.
I am truly blessed that not only can I call Jared, Brandon, Victoria & my mom family and best friends, but I also get to call them business partners. We work in leadership development. The business we have together is more than just a business, it has been a life changer. Together, we want to change lives for the better and leave a legacy.
Going back a little bit to my younger years, life was not as fun. I let others tease me and put me down and it really put a damper on my self esteem and attitude. This lasted since I was a young girl and followed me throughout high school and even into the beginning years of college. I spent many nights hurt, crying, angry, upset & lost. I never knew how attitude draws our life for us. We create our reality with what we think, speak & believe. So naturally, in my mind my life progressively got worse with my poor attitude, which led to numerous health setbacks. I will skip a few chapters in my life for now so this doesn’t get too lengthy, but I deeply wanted to start feeling better with my own health so I started to develop a passion for healthy holistic living shaped around food, fitness & attitude. I am not religious, but spiritual rather and I am a big believer in always having faith. Faith is probably my favorite word, because once I learned to have faith and how to overcome challenges, my life turned around. It’s by far not a perfect life, there is no such thing, but it’s a happy one! Perfection does not equal happiness. Combine a Leo and melancholy personality – perfection can be a hard thing to overcome! In my deep search of wanting to learn about myself and what my purpose in life is I discovered Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2010-2011 I got certified as a holistic health coach. This opened me up to even more new adventures in my life as I continue to learn about myself. My journey thus far has been nothing short of entertaining, exciting & full of surprises. So where does this blog fall into all this? Simply because I love to learn, grow, help, share & inspire. Even if I only change one persons life in my lifetime it would all be worth it!
If it was not for Victoria, this blog wouldn’t exist. It’s because of her encouragement and passion for understanding my passion that inspired me to move forward with what I love.
When life throws a curveball…take a deep breath, have faith & smile.
Health Coach via the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Level 3 Reiki Healing