Journey Towards Natural Health
As I mentioned in my “about” section, about 10 years ago we began our journey towards natural health. From the moment that I found out that I was pregnant with our first child, I became interested in natural health – healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, natural remedies, getting away from chemicals, etc. I wanted the absolute best for my baby. I wanted her to be healthy and happy and whole. Although I wanted her to be born naturally (without medication or synthetic hormones), she was born through a cesarean section. I was devastated. I had a complete shift in my views on health and medicine. It was then that I realized that I had to take responsibility to research and find answers for my own health, well being, and medical decisions. It began a wonderful journey in the pursuit of naturally healthy living.
Significant Life Events
My interest in natural health lead to an interest that deepened as another significant life event took place. When I learned that my Grandmother had cancer I was determined to help her through her time of need and exhaust every possible method to accomplish her healing. I researched root causes, cancer diets, natural treatments, how to increase longevity, and everything you can think of in between. I ended up with an 11 page research paper. Our family decided to move to my hometown to help my Grandmother on her journey to health and healing. Through those experiences, I discovered that I truly enjoy natural health and I developed a passion to teach and help others to live a naturally healthy lifestyle.
Somewhere down the line, I hit a bump in the road, and went through a phase of trying to sell a nail/beauty product with the goal of helping my family get out of debt. Looking back I can see that I wasn’t really passionate about the product, I just psyched myself up about it because I thought that it would sell. And honestly, it didn’t fit my personality. I am really just a simple girl – I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis and I prefer my nails to be “naked.” My attempt to be successful stemmed from a monetary desire to be debt free, not really from a passion. Once I realized that it was taking away from my life and not adding to it, I laid that “business” down, and I have made it my aim to never do something out of that motivation, but only do those things that I am truly passionate about.
Finding Purpose and Passion
From there, we sold our house, got out of debt, and moved to DFW. It was difficult, but one of the best decisions that we have made. It gave me the freedom to truly evaluate what my passions and goals are, and pursue those things. For just a peek into my heart, my three (earthly) passions are: Homeschooling, Homesteading, and Health. My goal is to share my passion for natural health through teaching others, and I have began a path to do that through pursuing education in holistic wellness. You see, I had nearly completed my degree in biology before we got married. I was *this close*. But, we got married, moved to S.Korea and started having babies soon after. Se’ la vie’. (That story is for another day).
But today, I want to share with you my excitement. Which finally brings me to my decision to go back to school and pursue that biology degree. I’ve completed my first Advanced Studies Biology class in Nutrition as part of the Hill College Holistic Pathway Program. I just have a few more classes to go and I hope to complete my biology degree as well as be a NANP board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist, and ICHWC National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. This is the icing on the cake to my own 10-year natural health self study. As I journey on, I hope you will journey with me. I am learning new things everyday, and I’d love to share them with you. So pull up a chair and enjoy. Looking forward to the journey.
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With all sincerity and hope,