For the past few months my team and I have been jamming to put together an epic event entirely focused on creating change in the health and wellness industry through the act of sisterhood. “Health” is defined as, “the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially: freedom from physical disease or pain.”1 And “wellness” is defined as, “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.”2 My vision is to create an event to change the condition and the quality of your state of being for your body, mind and spirit hopefully leading you to freedom from pain, whether it be physical or emotional.
This event was just a mere vision in my head at the beginning of this year. I envisioned a place where women would come together for support to dive into what they needed to feel energized, empowered and confident in their lives.
This is going to be a wellness event unlike any other!
I believe there is such a deep connection between physical and emotional health that we are missing the simple steps to empower our own lives. Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.” This is where I’ve learned the benefits of providing education and awareness to the healing arts. The healing arts are similar to “health” and “wellness.” The healing arts “include all of the health sciences and forms of complementary and alternative medicine, as well as a host of traditional practices aimed to cure disease, heal injury and promote wellness. Each of these disciplines have well-developed associated bodies of knowledge. Their theoretical underpinnings range from biology to magic, and include many elements of both philosophy and religion.” 3
The reason I began my wellness practice was because of what I discovered on my own healing journey. I also realized that there were so many women I encountered that felt guilty, deprived, tired or just not enough in many areas of their lives. I believe that women are getting burnt out and overwhelmed because they feel they have to “do it all,” to measure up. There’s just enough energy to keep things moving in the house, with the family and in the office. Not to mention running around in order to meet every commitment that resides on her calendar. The mere thought of focusing on what she needs to feel fulfilled and healthy is a fleeting thought before rushing to do the next thing.
The purpose of creating this event was because of my own emotional entrapments that kept me hiding and stuffing. An example of this is early in my life I would stuff my face with McDonald’s chicken nuggets, greasy hamburgers or completely over indulge at my family’s favorite Chinese Restaurant. All because it gave me comfort from the feelings of not fitting in. I would hide the fact of what I was really feeling (or desired) because to be the “good girl,” that’s what I was taught I should do.
It was feelings like these that kept me from being the fullest version of myself. It kept the weight sucked to my waist, the chronic pain in my back and even up to today the fear of failure to even try to have a business, let alone one in the wellness industry.
Nourishing and nurturing yourself is a constant practice. It doesn’t just consist of diet and exercise.
This event is a way for me to bring some of the greatest teachers I’ve worked with on my own healing journey to one accessible place. This event is set up to be that beacon of hope and place where you can feel safe to express what you may need and to discover how to obtain that.
Will you consider joining us on August 22nd? Click here.