Anger is the result of unhealed/unprocessed emotions that have been germinating for decades stemming from childhood. If you continue to deny your anger, it will wreak havoc on your brain, immune system, and ultimately your entire life. It is vital to your health that you take care of it before it starts coming to the surface as physical symptoms. If you are someone who this resonates with and you want to find pure, unconditional love in your life, I invite you to read my latest blog where I share my life story on decades of unprocessed anger and how I have begun healing to spread this valuable message to the world.
I used to think in order to get my “dream body”, I had to work out extremely hard every single day and drastically restrict my diet.
I would feel guilty every time I have a cheat meal to the point where I wouldn’t enjoy the foods I love.
I woke up at 5:30 am to workout before work regardless of what my body told me to do.
I watched the scale and would freak out when my weight went up.
I cleansed multiple times a year to “remove all the toxins from the unhealthy food”
I was not listening to myself at all.
I was taking life so seriously.
It felt like maintaining my body was an ego trip.
Most of all, I had the body I desired and still hated my body.
For the past year and a half, I have made a choice to greatly reduce gluten, dairy, and added sugars from my diet.
My whole life, I indulged on junk food.
Whether it was chips and dip, pizza, or any fast food burger joint, it went into my body.
There were no regards for my diet whatsoever.
Junk food was a way for me to cope with the stress that was occurring around family-related matters as a child.
When I felt worthless or powerless about expressing myself freely to my family, I would go to food.
Every day, I learn how important it is to take care of myself.
It’s more than doing the fun activities.
How we think, feel, and act during those activities determines the level of self-care.
Pushing yourself past the point of exhaustion is not self-care.
Thinking/evaluating past interactions or the future of what still has to be done during pleasurable moments is also not self-care.
I learn that more every single day.
Running a business has been a roller coaster of emotions and learning to deal with everything that has not been healed.
Many lessons have been and will be learned, which is a crucial part of life’s experience.
Do you feel like you want to go from 0 to 100 in every aspect of your life?
You feel like you want a quick fix to everything.
It can range from having a meal ready for you immediately before you need to go to your next activity.
It can be losing those last 10 lbs in a week.
It can be having your business blow up overnight.
Whatever it is, it takes time to get there and tons of support.
I want to share a progress picture because I haven’t posted one in a while.
Or really at all for that matter.
The reason why I haven’t is that I’ve had a lot of confidence issues around my body regardless of my size.
In my earlier pictures like this one from 4 years ago, I didn’t even want to show my face because of all the shame I had around my body.
I was over 30 lbs heavier, which is a lot for a 5’2 frame.
“I feel gross!”
“I’m too bloated!”
Whatever it was, I was never happy with my body.
You did not create your business to struggle, be exhausted, and make no money.
Maybe it’s your mindset. Maybe it’s because you’re not fully clear on what you want yet and you are being guided closer to it with every experience. Maybe you’re saying one thing, but doing another.
Whatever that may be for you, I’ve definitely been guilty of all 3. And I learned that again today.
Yes, creating a business is by no means a cake walk, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as you make it.
I want to share this story with you from my experiences of my first vending expo in the hopes that you take a step back to celebrate your accomplishments and know that you get to make a huge impact in the world without riding the struggle bus.
Why am I health coaching?
From a young age, I’ve struggled with all sorts of food addictions ranging from food and drugs due to lack of self worth.
I would eat myself stuffed to numb my feelings of internal pain. After starting to have suicidal thoughts in 2012, I decided to change my life.
I found my love of cooking and exercise. Suddenly, I started to feel liberated, free, and joyful.
It was a way for me to be present while not thinking what was on my mind.
I started sharing recipes and exercise tips to friends and co-workers.
Before I knew it, I reached my goal weight. I felt strong, powerful, and confident.
What is family?
Family is unconditional love. Family is a person or group of people who love and accept every part of you. They love the good with the bad. Family tells you when you are out of alignment because they want the best for you and are willing to give you tough love when you need it. Family allows you to be yourself without judgment.
I love being a health coach! I’ve received such wonderful opportunities to meet amazing, like minded souls! I was a vendor at an expo for the first time and I loved every minute of it. I felt like I was in my element by teaching people about how our food choices affect our body and mind, while sharing my delicious baking! As a bonus, I made a bit of extra cash for spending a day having fun connecting with others. Now, I get to do more of these! I even manifested another opportunity in January! Although everything seems fine and dandy on the surface level, there is a lot of deeper diving that I have uncovered.
Do you have desires, but feel like they are impossible to reach? Are following the mold of what someone else wants for you because you feel like you need their approval? I'm here to tell you that it's time to start saying no to what no longer serves you and saying yes to your desires! You are 100% capable and 100% worthy of achieving your desires and living the life of your dreams. All it takes is a mindset shift to release what is no longer serving you. You don't need anyone's permission to start living your dreams. The time to start is right now!
Have you looked at yourself in the mirror and felt disgusted with your body?
Did you put on your favorite pair of pants and now they are too tight?
Do you feel like one day you eat extremely well, but the next day is full of carbs and cookies?
Are you trying every weight loss plan in the book, but you still end up not losing the weight you desire?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are in the right place!
What have I wanted to dive deeper into? I’ve been so fortunate and thankful to have this time to be able to sit and reflect on my true desires. I spent my entire life thinking about what I wanted and that was it. I thought I would eventually get there by going as hard as I could, striving to be the best. But there was something missing. It’s so obvious and so not at the same time. As we are children, we are told to act and behave a certain way, which gets in the way of being able to connect to our true desires and feel those feelings authentically. As a recovering perfectionist, I felt like I had to push myself to feel like I could make things happen, and they were not happening. I would burn out over and over again and feel like the world out to get me. But it’s not. I perceived it that way based on my past and fear of future situations.
Hi I’m Rachel, and this is who I am.
I was born in the 1990's as an identical twin. I grew up in an environment where my parents were stressed out due to emotional and financial issues. My dad lost his business when we were young, which caused a great deal of stress on our family. It also caused my father to feel depressed and resentful. My mom, who is co-dependent because she never got her needs met as a child, unconsciously, felt that having children would fulfill her. However, becoming a mother caused her to be very controlling, which in turn caused my sister and me a great amount of stress and anxiety, from which I am now healing.