It goes without saying that my calling to work with botanicals has always been somewhat hard to explain .. that is, until recently. Sure, we know eating organic food with lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising, sleeping well and drinking plenty of water is a true time honored way of bringing a body into balance. Sometimes we introduce herbal remedies, vitamin supplements and other holistic modalities into the equation. The body is a complex network. It’s also only one facet in the quest for that Big Prize: Wellness.
well·ness [wel-nis] noun
the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of delib-erate effort.
an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
Ahhh.. there it is. Wellness. The State of Being Healthy. In Body. And MIND. To prevent illness and prolong life. How is that for a proactive, balanced goal? Live to be well, not live to fight. What a concept, right?
We, as coaches, are often striving to achieve big breakthroughs with our clients. We want them to see how what they put into their bodies with nutrition effects every aspect of their lives. We constantly see enormous success in clean eating and self care translating to happier, healthier clients. The trend is continuing as our mantra grows and spreads all over the world. Your body is your temple. Treat it with gratitude. Treat it with respect. Nourish it well. Be mindful.
We show how seasonal cleanses help flush toxins, create shifts in sleeping and exercise patterns, enable weight loss and yet… we also see patterns repeat in our clients. We see emotional disconnects. Resistance. Spiritual disarray or feeling despair or loss, even though the client follows the nutritional plans to the very letter. Why is this happening?
I can answer that. We forgot one key but life changing element that surrounds the vast majority of the big, beautiful planet we live on.Botanical Remedies. Herbal Energetics. Plant Spirit Medicine.Those of you who know me well have often heard me refer to this as the “herbal kick in the a$$” when we discuss energetic and healing properties of herbs. Wellness, as you saw above, is achieved by bringing body and mind into a healthful state. The use of botanical energies in your practice as a health coach, nutritionist or wellness practitioner is your secret weapon to achieve a higher level of success with your clients. I like to call this phenomenon “Botanical Distinction.”You WANT to stand out as doing something big, bold and different. You WANT to be different and know how to bring soulful, spiritual energies into your programs. The next question is a big one. Why is this needed? Because the world needs you to show them how to achieve wellness in a totally holistic fashion. Finally merging body mind and spirit and helping spread the mindfulness that we all know works with our guidance.And you know what? I’m going to show you how to use these earthly spirit gifts in your cleanses, in your practice and even in your everyday life. I believe you can do it, and do it well. That is my calling.
Welcome to Botanical Coach. I look forward to being your guide on this journey.