Ahhhh 2019. My kids were both graduates in 2019 along with their mother! How crazy is that? I graduated with a college diploma as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in the same year that one of my kids graduated from high school, and the other from middle school. Having been out of the work force for about 15 years, I’m embarking on entrepreneurship which is a huge change.
I so appreciate everyone who has stuck around and supported me. I know I can be scatter-brained at times, as I am trying to figure out which direction I want to go with my passion. One thing I know for sure is that I learn about something and immediately want to teach – this is who I am. I like to do this through many different means and I love that I can be creative with it. Within me is a love of writing, which stemmed back from university when I studied English literature. I love to write/blog when I have the time. Social media has become a big part of what I do. It’s how I get my creativity and knowledge out into the world. While there are many negatives to social media, I choose it as my vehicle to reach as many people as I can to share the knowledge that I have learned, and continue to learn.
I am not a stranger to health issues. If it resonates with me, I try anything that might benefit my health. My primary goal in life is to feel good most of the time and help others around me feel the same. So while I have studied holistic health for 3 years, I also live it, and I continue to learn daily. This field is ever-changing and even though I’m not an adopter of health fads, I am a researcher and I will try things if they make sense. I am a huge believer that we are all unique beings, and what works for one may not work for another. This is why I also have a huge interest in the field of nutrigenomics – nutrition as it relates to your genetics.
I will be turning 50 in the New Year. This blows my mind because firstly, I don’t feel 50, and secondly I would have never thought I’d embark on a new career I am so passionate about at 50. Had I not made life changes many years ago, I’m not sure where I would be now with my health. I had quite a few health “blips” at a relatively young age. I ignored the signs or actually, I didn’t know what signs to even look for at the time. And I didn’t have anyone to help me identify that how I was feeling wasn’t a good thing…Now I know that our bodies are constantly communicating with us. If something doesn’t feel right, the longer you leave it, the more likely it may manifest in disease. Lessons lessons lessons. All meant to take you to the next stage in life. I believe if you ignore these life lessons, they’ll keep knocking you on the head until you finally get that lesson. I listened, and I know that this is what has taken me to where I am right now.
Here is my promise to you for 2020.
1). I am not bullshit. I am not here to depict a life I do not lead. Yes! I drink alcohol and yes I let loose with my friends – this fills my cup – but, everything in moderation. Yes I eat shitty food now and again. I often have an aversion to exercise. I struggle to balance weight at 50. And yes, I too have to work to feel good at 50.
2). I reserve the right to change my mind. This means if I research something and state something, it doesn’t mean I can’t go back and change it. We all have the right to change our minds. In holistic health like with anything, you can likely find one study to support one belief, and another to support the exact opposite. You sometimes have to choose sides. You can also change sides if a more compelling argument comes about. My promise is that I will always choose what I think is right at the time, with integrity, using enough evidence to support my belief.
3). I will come to you with new ideas and concepts. I can’t promise that I’m 100% sure on where I’m going with Sandy K Nutrition yet, but what I know for sure is that I want a megaphone. I want to share my knowledge and experience about holistic living with as many people as I can. How I’m going to do it, well, I’m still not certain, but I have a ton of ideas. In the New Year, I plan to white board all my ideas so that I can become more focused, as there is a whole wide world of holistic health to navigate and many paths I can take.
I strongly believe that balance in one’s life is the key to health, prosperity, happiness. I’ve seen things go wrong when the weight is tipped too much on one side. I deeply believe in and live the balanced lifestyle that I constantly speak about. We need it to remain healthy in our bodies, in our minds; deep within our souls. And yes, it’s a balancing act and it definitely takes work. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of poor nutritional choices, to use food as a cover up for all those deeply buried emotions. For some, alcohol may become the way to avoid being truly present in your body; too much alcohol to circumvent the internal work that must be done to grow as a person. All of us are beings that are in a constant state of learning. For me, this is the essence to life. To my journey. To be present in my body, to enjoy my life, to constantly learn, and to help others. I am here to help you with your journey, and this is what I know for Sandy K Nutrition. Blessings to you and to your friends and family and here’s to a healthful 2020.