For most of my life I have been labeled as “shy” and “sensitive”. I was the little girl who was terrified of new things. But I also remember always loving being around “my people”. I was never one to have a ton of friends, but the ones I had were very close to my heart. I think that deep down I always knew that more than being shy, I was deeply affected by the emotions and energy around me. I could tell how people we feeling and I would absorb that feeling myself.
Until I was in my 30s I had no idea this was happening. I learned that for me, what came across as shy, was probably overwhelm from the immense level of other peoples’ energy I absorbed. I always knew that I “recharged” by spending time by myself. It wasn’t that I wanted to hide or was trying to escape, I just needed time to let go of all the energy that didn’t serve me.
Now, I understand so much more about who I am. I know that I am deeply connected to energy and have to work daily to stay grounded and release energy that doesn’t serve me. I know I need to schedule time to myself and make sure the people around me understand why it is important. Above all else I realize that all of THIS is why I am a supporter and teacher.
As I just mentioned, I have always been a supporter and a teacher. When I was 13 I started coaching gymnastics, which seemed to come easily since I had been a gymnast since I was very young. I got paid to teach young kids the sport I love. It doesn’t get much better than that! It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized how much I really learned about life while I was a gymnast and a coach. I was blessed to spend many hours a week with incredible mentors who helped me be my best. To this day I am still in contact with many of them and my daughter was able to take classes at the same gym.
During my 20s I tested out a few different areas that are related to health and wellness including Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant, hospital Nutrition Aide and then more coaching gymnastics. Through all of this there are a few themes I was able to see:
- I feel my best when I am coaching and supporting others.
- Simple is my favorite.
- The health and wellness industry is full of false, misleading and harmful messages and information.
- We are our own biggest roadblock when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.
- We are surrounded by toxins and have been conditioned to think is OK and normal.
Then I became a mom! Wow did everything change, but also so much was the same. Having a child amplifies everything. I realized what was most important to me and it was easier to get rid of what wasn’t. I no longer had heaps of spare time andI became even more passionate about the health of my family and those around me. I started to dig into educated myself even more about natural living, healthy habits, being the best mom I could be and how to make sure I was taking care of myself.
This is when Thrive Daily started to form. I am not going to lie, it took a long time and ups and downs for me to put the time and energy in one direction. But as I learned about essential oils, behavior change, toxins in our everyday products, the food industry, exercise, supplements, sleep, stress management and so much more there is one theme that was constant… everything I was passionate about supports the idea that everyday we have a new opportunity to do and be our best...THRIVE DAILY.