So you’ve decided to become a Holistic Health Coach…
A lifetime ago (or 4 years give or take) I lived in New York City. I had a husband, a daughter and two dogs. I lived in an 1100 square foot apartment. Most of our meals were ordered in or we went out. I knew how to cook pasta and how to make “taco night.” Flash forward 4 years. I live just outside Chicago in a town called Oak Park. I have a house. I have two children. (a boy and a girl) I still have the husband and the two dogs. I cook. A lot.
Throughout my time here in Oak Park, I’ve learned a lot about food and how food affects our health. I also learned a lot about food policy. And with each thing I’ve learned, I found I wanted to know more. So I started looking into getting more education and I stumbled upon (OK, my husband forwarded me the link) The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. “What’s this?” I pondered. “It looks amazing!” And it is.
IIN is training me to become a Holistic Health Coach. So what exactly does that mean?
I’m your buddy, your guide, your personal cheerleader, your support, your number one fan. I’m there to help you realize that you are already a great person who is currently on a path to better themselves but may have made some wrong turns along the way. I’m your personal GPS to better health. I’m going to tell you to turn left at the light, and then give you some kale chips when you arrive at your destination.
A Health Coach is a guide to empower you to make healthy lifestyle choices and achieve personal wellness goals. I’ll help you work within the realities of your day to day lives and find ways to make small and manageable changes that can maintained over time. A Health Coach can help YOU focus on weight management, food cravings, energy, stress reduction, overall joy and many other health concerns so that YOU feel and look amazing!
Does that about sum it up?
Flash forward two months from now: We are moving (the husband, two children, and two dogs) to Los Angeles. We hope to still have a house. Probably a smaller one. I will begin taking on clients. I am excited to help people achieve their personal health goals. I also will continue to learn about food, nutrition and food policy so that I can offer the best support and guidance possible in my chosen career.
I invite you to join me on this adventure.
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About the Author: Courtney Abrams is a Health Coach and Founder of Roslyn Wellness. Trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she helps clients work within the realities of their day to day lives to find ways to make small and manageable changes to their health that can maintained over time. Her clients include people trying to lose weight, beat sugar, increase their energy, cook simple healthful food and reduce stress to name a few. She also shares a passion for food policy and educating people about the foods they are eating and the governmental role behind much of it. You can learn more about Courtney and Roslyn Wellness at http://RoslynWellness.com.