The Revolution Has Begun. Really.
Literally, decades of time and experiences have lead me to this Revolution, and yet it feels like a blink of an eye. Before I get ahead of myself though, I need to tell you where it all began.
Throughout households across America, children started coming home from school to a house empty of adults. Upon entering they immediately turned the television on and grabbed the processed packaged and oh so convenient snacks from the cupboard. Heck, a soda goes well with these tasty snacks, you’d better grab that too! The fast convenience food revolution began its path leading to our declining health and ultimate destruction.
On televisions, commercials were directly marketing to children, alerting them of the next toy or snack they needed to have. Though, not all kids stayed watching. They found the new shiny thing – the internet. A place they can go to watch any video they like or read anything they stumble across before their parents walk into the room. That is certainly a scary thought, isn’t it?! Introducing the 1980s-2000s.
Now that I have your attention…I’ll name a few of the other issues that have since developed and are grounds for joining the Revolution:
- Our physical beings and the widespread development of diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and other diseases related to poor diet, lifestyle, and lack of physical fitness.
- The American diet and the real cost to our health.
- Our emotions. The importance of emotional intelligence in our personal and professional relationships that aren’t brought to light in our education.
- The medical system. For-profit health and the consequences of an industry led by insurance and pharmaceutical companies. We do not have a wellness industry, but rather an illness industry.
- Media, Marketing, Internet and Social Media
- People are stressed for time and are being bombarded by constant noise.
- Everyone’s an expert and yet no ones an actual expert.
- Values that are born out of consumerism/debt that cause depression and loneliness.
- Misinformation is everywhere regarding health & wellness.
- Body images portrayed as healthy, strong, or beautiful are giving false impressions and bad messages.
When I started down this journey, I began with nutritional therapy. It seemed like the right step as I was leaving a long culinary and restaurant career. After working with so many clients on their nutrition, I knew I wanted to create something more. The first step was the decision to improve the quality of my life. I decided to move from Las Vegas to the slower paced German town of New Braunfels, Texas. Who doesn’t like The Wurstfest!?
The second step to my journey was a change of concept followed by a modified approach that I had been employing with my clients. I found success with clients, yet I also realized that people become resistant when being told what to do when they don’t want to do it. It’s just natural. A person needs to learn the lessons for themselves to really learn them. My role is now of a coach. This means that I’m here to guide you towards seeing your “truth” and to show you ways to get to where you decide you want to go.
Now, what I’m talking about is dealing with our overall well being. This means that I work with the little picture where it’s connected to the bigger picture of your health – through your mind, body, AND nutrition. Why? Because it is all connected, silly.
You see, working with your physical fitness won’t get you peak results unless we also work on your nutrition. You might be having problems with your weight due to your ideas surrounding food that you’ve always had. We would work together to help you change your thoughts into more positive and unlimited ones through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques (the mind). Do you see where I’m going here?!
The change over to Revolution Wellness is the next logical step in my journey. Living in gratitude and compassion for myself and to others. Join the Revolution, we aren’t helpless babies, we can change the world by working on ourselves! One person is all it takes to start a movement of change. Be that change!