I worked on Wall Street for 10 years.
I felt amazing, powerful, and successful.
But over time, that feeling faded.
I felt like I was constantly putting my personal life on hold for my job and torn in between. Not understanding how to balance it all. How do I have the successful job and have a personal life too?
I started to let my pressures at work impact my entire emotional state in life way too much.
It became more and more clear that something was completely out of sync. I was skipping or not eating lunch, canceling the gym, and not sticking to my personal commitments to ensure I was at my desk working and getting things done.
I remember one day, I got to work. I started the normal routine I did for years — logged in to my computer, logged into the database, and pressed a button to pull my sales data.
Except this time, the report came up blank. It was completely empty.
This was a big deal – – a year’s worth of really important numbers that other high level people were expecting to receive later that day… vanished.
I thought it was entirely my fault.
I ran to the women’s bathroom and burst into tears.
I was fed up. The work I was doing felt cumbersome. I was good at it, but…
… it was unfulfilling and I felt like I was hiding behind a computer screen.
And I didn’t feel like I was making a positive difference in the world.
But worst of all, I kept going back, day after day. I was good at my job, but I wasn’t happy with my life. I was getting promoted, but I was miserable.
I was earning accolades and rewards, but I was exhausted, lonely, and my body was out of whack. I suffered poor digestive issues, constipation, and was tired all the time.
All that changed when I went to see a new doctor seven years in. I walked in and she said, “let me guess what you do, you work in finance and you are burnt out.” She looked at my chart and I was diagnosed. She told me I needed to figure out what was more important, my health or my work.
I was impressed, but also shocked because she saw how I was just by looking at my face and body — without even talking to me or asking me any questions.
And that meant that my misery was right on the surface for anyone to see.
My physical appearance showed that I was not okay. And I thought to myself, “this isn’t who I really am.”
I’m not this defeated, sickly person. I’m actually a strong, healthy, put-together person — but I wasn’t living that.
I decided then and there that this had to change.
I’m not going to lie — I went back to my old ways. But slowly, as the days passed, I started looking for small changes I could make. Okay, bring my lunch, go to the gym, and honor my personal commitments and dates. I started researching the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to reconnect with my interest in health and nutrition.
I started incorporating the things I was learning and creating the balance I wanted in my life. I felt happier, healthier, and great in my body.
My colleagues even noticed the positive change and asked what I was doing, and what yummy foods I was eating.
I was really happy and proud. If I had only done this for myself sooner, I would have saved the tears and been happier.
That’s when I realized that I wanted to help others like me. I knew I wasn’t alone and many feel burnt out and out of balance in life and with their health.
In my business I work with corporate professionals and entrepreneurs helping them have a life and regain control of their health.
Success is learning to care for yourself and your health. When we don’t make ourselves a priority, any fulfillment and pleasure of work completely goes away.
When you are happy, life is balanced and happy.
P.S. If you want to know what it’s like to work with me, please ask! I’d love to hear from you, so send me a note or email me.
I am a Certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach and accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioner.
I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, studying dietary theories, contemporary health issues and topics, and Eastern and Western nutrition with some of the top professionals in the Nutrition & Wellness field, such as Andrew Weil, MD, Mark Hyman, MD, Deepak Chopra, MD, John Douillard, DC, Paul Pitchford, and Geneen Roth, among many others.
I hold a Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and completed additional course work at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Prior to becoming a nutrition & life coach, I spent 10+ years in Finance working at Fortune 500 companies. The leadership, relationship building, presentation, and analytical skills I gained combined with my health coach training give me the tools to help my clients achieve their best health and obtain the happiness they deserve.