This isn't exactly a clear career path - connecting women to their bodies & helping people reduce pain. But then, I once had an astrologer take one look at my astrology chart, shake her head, and with a frown, say "Wow. You are just NEVER going to do things the normal way - the way most people live..it's just not going to work for you. Ever."
I've been a self-help junkie since my teens, and a fairly eager therapy junkie too, once I reached adulthood. Getting to the heart of myself, and the struggles I have had, always attracted me. I wanted the understand myself and learn how to change what wasn't working.
But all that therapy, and self-help, the reading, the courses and (eventually) training as a counsellor, led me to see that maybe I had learned enough along the way to hep others. So I started coaching. Just regular old life coaching.
Only, if you've ever looked for a life coach, likely you've found someone who did something approximating goal setting, then action planning, the accountability.
Nothing wrong with that...but that wasn't what held interest for me.
Mostly because people set goals that aren't based in their body. The goals they choose come out of their mind. And the mind is notoriously unreliable as a guide to what will bring us joy, peace and a life we love living.
I believe incredibly strongly that our body is our best friend and we need to cultivate our relationship with it.
I believe the body will guide us toward what it needs to heal, if we learn how to read it's communication signals.
I believe the body will also reveal where thinking and emotions keep us stuck and unwell. Change that thinking, resolve those emotions, and the body is freed from their impact.
I believe that the body is also the seat of the soul - the true self. Our spirit and our body are merged together for this lifetime, with the purpose of expressing that spirit, through this physical body. But we get socialised to think we "have to" be and do certain things, that we "can't" be or do other things. And so we end up in lives that are not allowing our spirit full expression. Health issues result. Connect with that true self, learn to hear what she's yearning for, and then live that and you'll be your healthiest, happiest self.
I also believe very expensive, organic dark chocolate is good for the soul, as are knitting, Bali, yoga, beauty, creative living, cozy clothing and an authentic coconut milk chai.