living out of the box
I have some exciting news! I am beginning a new business as a health coach. I will be working with people on how to reach their health goals, including stress reduction , increasing energy , losing weight and improving their confidence . I’ll accomplish this by supporting them with their food and lifestyle choices .
As you know, I have always had a interest in health , nutrition and natural healing and enjoyed sharing this knowledge with my friends and family. I decided to increase this knowledge and learn, in a formal training program, how to live a better life through eating well and taking care of myself . I am currently enrolled at the Institute for integrative nutrition. I am learning to improve my life, and am receiving very detailed and careful instruction on how to coach others around food and lifestyle choices. It’s an EXCITING time !
I look forward to sharing more with you about my new career path,and all of the benefits of this work. I’ll be inviting people to health consultations in the near future, to have the opportunity to support to create a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life . I’ll be in touch periodically to let you know how my training is progressing .
I appreciate being able to share this with you . Please fell free to visit my web site @ http://dana-malave.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/ to get a preview of what I am up to !
I hope you are well , and wish you a GREAT day ! I look forward to talking with you soon.
I went to a health conference this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center . There were some pretty incredible speakers there from Mark Hyman, MD Joe Cross of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead , Dr. Joel Fuhrman , to Deepak Chopra . I was in a room for 2 day with 4,000 like minded people . The energy was UNREAL ! I was sure that I was in the right place a the right time . There was enless information to be heard . I was beyond inspired . By the time I left the conference Sunday , I knew for sure I was doing the right thing in my life . I am attendning Institute for Integrative Nutrition . I am treating this education as if I was going to Medical school . There is a lot of information I have to learn and experience so I can pass that GOOD information on . I am asking for your support in my journey through school for the next 11 months . During these months I will be learning about health and how to have my own business . I will need to start taking health histories . The more I do the better I will get . This part of my education is Important .
I have BIG goals So I am diving right in ! ! !
So I enrolled in school . I choose to find something that I can really be myself and help others . SOOOOO , I enrolled in IIN . For those that never saw the initials before it stands for the Institute for Intergrated Nutrition . This EXCITES me !
LIFE IS GREAT !
The school provide me with an education on health ,wellness and nutrition . They DO NOT follow the FDA food pyramid . Actually this school validates the life style I choose to live . I will have the back ground to further assist others in seeking this type of life style . Or even those that think they cannot achieve a lifestyle like this .
This weekend they are holding the BIGGEST health conference in NYC . It will be at the Javitz Center . I am excited to be going alone . It gives me the opportunity to mingle without anyone holding me back . I know that in order for me to be successful in this business I have to hang with like-minded people and make GREAT connections . I do that well ! I will be posting my journey throughout the next 11 months .
KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET IN THE SEAT AND ENJOY THE RIDE ! ! !
So school is what I choose to do for myself to reach my goals . My main goal is to bring awareness one person at a time . In the end I just want the best for everyone . So I am excited about it . I am enrolled with IIN . I start next week . I got all my tools to start . This is exciting for me . I have always been into health and nutrition . I like sharing the good information I know with others . I LOVE helping people . Which brings me to what else I will be doing while going to school . I am writing 2 books . There are a few I am interested in writing about . I just start with these 2 first .
So I am going to keep a journal on here of my discoveries while taking on my new life .
Keep your hands and feet in the seat and enjoy the ride !
I haven’t written in forever it feels like . Time To Step Up I need to get started again . Writing here and for myself . I started writing a book . although I have ideas for several books . I just feel like my mind goes a mile a minute and I don’t know how to slow it down enough to make sence of my thoughts .
I also need to bring in some $$$ to my household . With things that are going on around me I have to make some choices to provide important changes to our lives . I am going to keep a log of my journey . Upward and Onward to everyday being a new day ! Life is GREAT and I am gonna make sure it stays that way .
I want to take a minute to have gratitude . . . For my amazing life partner . I am forever GRATEFUl for the relationship we have . You are my BEST FRIEND ! My wonder children , having you both in my life completes me as person . I am grateful to be able to have a supportive family and unconditional friends . I love you all !
Some much has transpired in my life since I started this blog . I have traveled to places I never thought I would see . I met some amazing people I call my friends . Life has taken its twists and turns . I have made good and bad decisions along the way . When I look back I question myself ” Would you have done it any different ?” Sure I would have , That doesn’t mean I have regrets . I am grateful for my life experiences . I think I am a caring ,giving , nurturing , spiritual human being . I am those things because of the things I have experienced in my life .
I decided to keep a weekly journal again online . Here on this blog . Just if not to inspire anyone . A place where my children can come back and read what their Mother’s take on life is like .
LIFE IS GOOD !
What an over rated day today is . I never was one to like to be told what to do . So when it comes to holidays I don’t celebrate them the same . When I first got married , my husband and I celebrated every holiday on the calender . Did I mention we had no money and I was on WIC .
So to get on with the story as my husband and I started to grow spiritually we seem to get less attached to the calander holidays . We were understanding the importance of celebrating life everyday and not just on special occasions . We understood the waste of money that holidays cost . The fact that others make a ridiculous profit from hard working 🙂 people on a day that we are told to celebrate is fascinating to me . Slowly we weened ourselves off the holidays . We started to appreciated each other and the loved ones around us all the time . Random flowers and nice dinners . Cards of gratitude don’t have to wait for a holiday to be shared .
We are parents and I think we are really setting a presence with our children of what is really important in life . That is not to let it fly by you . Let it not be the world that dictates to you when you should let someone know you love them . Let it be a way of life . Be good to others everyday . Make everyday a day to celebrate 🙂 .
Life is GOOD !
It is time to say good-bye to the past few years . I can only hold on to the success I have found . I will have to remind myself that I didn’t fail . I learned a lot . If I continue to see the past as a failure I will never be able to move UPWARD AND ONWARD .
I was reading a post on Extreme John .com . It really made me see that anyone is capable of change as long as they can recognize it and want to see life different . All we need to do is let go . Stop worrying about what others are achieving and find your own success . John was right in changing his focus . I will do the same . My focus is on how I am going to achieve my next goal 🙂
Life is good , So why create it to be bad ?
I have joined a group of 8 bloggers . John Sullivan is a friend of mine : ) . I had met him when he came across my blog . I responded to his comment and we had hit it off. Over a year and a half later I consider him a GOOD friend ! I was taken back by his offer to write along with 7 other amazing people . I don’t know who these people are . But I do know how John is about picking people to associate with . The best part of this blog is we are free to express ourselves as we see fit ! The Blog is called Blogger Luv … Thanks again JOHN !
Growing up my impression of family was a good one . I understood the concept of ” It takes a VILLAGE to raise a family ” I am not sure if it was that my husband and myself wanted a big family that we realized that we held our expectations to high . It is an old saying that many don’t follow anymore .
There are a lot of single family homes and homes with no extended family at all . Customs and traditions are passed along when time is spent with family . It is much harder on a family when nobody else is helping you instill your family customs . It saddens me to think we are all to busy to take part in the future of this world .
I believe the creator aka GOD had intentions to have not just a mother and father to be involved in your child’s life . Every member of your family has a important part in a baby’s life. I think raising a child takes a lot of work and energy . When a mother gets burnt out because she never see the time of day for herself the child is the one who suffers . When there are elders and other family members you can trust around to help you can keep your sence of sanity .
It is mind-boggling to me how we are so self-absorbed in our own lives we forget what life is really about . Although the first few years that we started our family we had to struggle showing our children what a real true meaning of family is . We have come a long way . We have found the family bonds we have been forever searching for . Our children are growing to see what we have been telling them for years . Family is a bond like no other . ( remember family isn’t always blood ) Once it is formed there is no tearing it apart.
At the start of the new year we are in a state of GRATITUDE for the wonderful family we have in our lives .