My good friend Jana Jopson asked me to share some fun with her by participating in a blog tour. What a wonderful way to get started blogging! The link to her blog can be found here. I’m also in the process of asking some other friends to share their thoughts and blogs. I’ll keep you posted when they are ready. For now, here are my thoughts on the 4 blog questions…..
What am I working on?
Well…. I’m always working on me. But, I’m mostly working on bringing hope to women (and men) who struggle with food related issues after Bariatric surgery. Because surgery is only one part of the solution to a long term recovery from obesity.
The surgery brings on so many facets of transformation — some are extremely challenging. I coach people to transform the chaos of food issues to the calming daily practice of recovery and creating your best life. I am a successful Bariatric patient practicing my own recovery from my food demons. I am a professional Life coach, Recovery coach, and Creation coach.
How does my work differ from others in this genre?
I approach my work from a recovery perspective. And I bring my own experience as a formally obese woman hiding behind a shield of almost 100 pounds which I thought was keeping me safe, but it was actually slowly sucking the life out of me. I share my experience, strength and hope with those who are ready to do the work and find their own path to a healthy life.
I focus on three areas in my work. First is my service work for the Bariatric community by leading free support groups, and a free online book club open to all, but discussed from a Bariatric perspective. I LOVE this work!
Next, I facilitate fee based group classes and coaching. And for those who are ready, I offer 1 on 1 coaching. This is where the most amazing personal transformation takes place! And it is a privilege to be a part of the process. It is a process. And it is work. But, we also have fun too!
How does my process work?
I always bring Spirit into this transformational process. Always. It is absolutely amazing what Spirit can do if you take the time to listen…. and then follow through with appropriate action. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking the next right step. All you have to do is just do that ONE thing. And then engage Spirit again and again in the process. Talk about a creative process! Yowsa!
Why do I do what I do?
Hmmm…. why do I do this? Because I know what it’s like to struggle with obesity and food addiction. There is hope, and there is a better way to live. I’m here to assist others who are willing to do the work to emerge from the crippling grip of this disease. And I have found that there are many paths to a healthy and thriving life. You just have to have the tenacity to never ever give up. And most of the time it takes a good support team to help you get there.
My path from obesity took me on an incedible journey. And the journey continues. Spirit has helped me transform my disease into a wonderful gift. There is always hope. I’m here to share that hope and help another person create a better life. And it always helps to make some fun along the way!