It’s Time to Learn How to ‘Do It All’ Without Letting Your Health Fall Apart
If you could paint a picture of your life, it might look like a tornado of “doing.”
Checking tasks, daily responsibilities, and more of your running, never-ending list. A swirl, a whirlwind, a storm of activity that feels chaotic and crazy-making.
- grab groceries for dinner
- schedule playdate for kids
- submit deck for new product launch to CMO
- birthday gift for mom
- deep clean the bathroom
- help sister with baby shower
Because of how in-demand you are — you’re also pulled in every direction. Which has your fight or flight response turned on from the moment you wake up in the morning.
Every single person’s request feels urgent– a fire to put out.
- Emails and texts are dinging with deadlines looming
- The kids are hungry (again!) and need you (again)
- Your presentation is due and last minute changes just came in
You can feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins, as you tackle it all. And even though it’s all sucking the life out of you – busyness is your comfort zone.
Because when you’re always doing and moving and creating and reacting, you feel productive and moving towards something, right?
But, if you’re really honest with yourself – you don’t ever feel like you get anywhere. Which means all that chaos isn’t efficient.
And it certainly isn’t helping you feel good and show up as the best version of yourself. In fact, it has you de-prioritizing your health and ignoring the signals your body is sending over and over.
The sluggish digestion, the bloating, the brain fog, dulling skin, the plain exhaustion you’ve been dealing with for months or even longer.
^^All of the above is calling out for your attention– for you to pause and reconnect to yourself more deeply and more intentionally.
Living on autopilot and mindlessly speeding through life without intention is costing you your health.
And your health is ALL you have to succeed and chase after your dreams in your career, family and life. Feeling like crap? It’s blocking your greatness.
Now, I know what you might be thinking… I’ll focus on my health when I get that promotion, or when I buy that dream house or when my kids are finally off to college.
Or maybe you’ve researched articles, followed health influencers, listened to podcasts and tried different methods and diet programs…
But nothing seems to really stick or work with your busy life. Who has time for this?
Even if you feel like nothing works and nothing makes “healthy” easier, I’m here to tell you that there is hope for effortless health. Yes, I said effortless.
Imagine a life where being healthy is intuitive and sustainable — not something you step into for summer swimsuit season, or when your symptoms flare up, but a way of life.
No yo-yoing in and out of diets. But feeling confident, strong and energized in your body because it comes naturally and you trust yourself!
Having the confidence to follow through on the boundaries you need to set. And instead of feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, you’ll feel grounded and in control.
All of this is possible for you.
As a Health Coach & Lifestyle Strategist I’ve made it my mission to help the busiest women on the planet create a healthy lifestyle that lasts…
Because chasing your goals should not be at the expense of your health.
Together we focus on a unique blend of ingredients to ensure this happens for you:
- real food nutrition
- and a strategic approach for real life.
It takes more than eating kale and or hitting the gym to achieve true health because our physical body, emotions and mind are all intertwined.
Learn more about how I can support you.
I know what it feels like to be running on empty but sprinting and getting nowhere.
In 2017, as a mom dealing with sudden life changes in a few short years —
job losses and cross country moves
stress around the future of my career
— I hit mental and emotional burnout from trying to do all the things and not taking care of myself.
I started feeling disconnected to everything, exhausted, uninspired, depressed and dealing with digestive issues and migraines.
I was essentially a zombie getting through the day, with zero patience.
Think: yelling at the kids, mindless grazing on convenient snack foods, skipping showers…
And every night, I’d be frustrated at the size of my distended stomach, complaining to my husband about my digestion, wishing I could find the solution.
I knew I wasn’t showing up for my family the way they deserved and the way I wanted. So, I had one of those “enough is enough, lady!” moments, and set off on a mission to get my sh*t together.
I started with what was on my plate.
Food became a vehicle not just for satisfying taste buds and cravings, but a path for healing and feeling better. As a foodie, it was a big shift for me to see food as medicine and a powerful tool for my well-being. Eating more real food and less packaged processed foods energized me, mood improved, and I felt more in control of how I responded to stress, my kids, and everything in between.
Then, I went deeper into my inner world.
At the same time, I was also at an interesting crossroads in my career. Moving cross country from California back to my home to New York, I made space for my own interests (a first!).
I asked myself…What do I really want and how do I want to live?
I did a lot of personal growth work to understand myself and set some long term goals that had nothing to do with anyone else’s agenda or ideas of what success looks like.
By tapping into my truth and making myself a priority, I was able to set up routines that kept me focused and incorporated self-care practices that were non-negotiable.
And this intentional approach forced me to simplify everything:
- Food, by decluttering packaged, processed, convenience foods that used to be a regular on the grocery list and focused on simple real food.
- My belongings, my space and this practice exercised my ability to edit what’s no longer needed and make room for better things and experiences.
- My schedule, and to-do list by learning how to prioritize the essentials and what I can realistically get done in a day.
- My desires, all of this simplifying also required a strong sense of what I wanted, to know what to get rid of which is where the personal growth work was essential.
Simplicity allowed me to have the white space to care for myself, to make the healthy meals, to go to that yoga class and fit in more goodness into my life.
And through it all, I was able to gain some really important wisdom.
- I learned that healthy eating will take my only so far. It’s absolutely the foundation and beginning but not the complete picture.
- I found clues to my own imbalances through holistic healers who all pointed to a similar narrative of burnout and the need for recovery and restorative work to bring back vibrancy and life force, if you will.
- The biggest lesson of all? I didn’t have to accept feeling depleted because I was busy reacting to everything around me, instead of proactively creating the experience I wanted.
Nothing was happening TO me — it was a choice.
So, how is my life and my health different now?
I recently turned 40 and I’m feeling better than ever before.
- I no longer struggle with daily exhaustion.
- My stomach is no longer in permanent bloat and gastrointestinal distress without the overhang on my pants. To the point, where even my mother mentioned how my stomach looked flat compared to how it used to be!
- I’m feeling energized and inspired about my future and strong and healthy in my body.
- I know early on when my body needs rest and is overloaded and instead of ignoring it. I allow myself to honor it.
- I know how to bring myself back to balance if I’m feeling symptoms like migraines, and digestive issues coming on.
- I have more clarity and confidence in where I want to be in the future, in my work and life.
This transformation led me to study holistic nutrition and become a health coach, so that I can help women come out of the stress and burnout cycle and become intentional about their health. I continued my studies with a certification in culinary nutrition to further my cooking skills, prioritizing nutrition (without sacrificing flavor), and holistic modalities like Ayurveda, aromatherapy and herbalism.
Now, I’m following my passion using my natural gifts, experiences and skills to help people snap out of autopilot and engage in the real work of learning to tune into their own body and respecting that wisdom instead of tuning out and getting distracted from what really matters.
Esther is a health coach + lifestyle strategist who specializes in helping driven women with full plates overcome stress and burnout so that they actually have the energy they need to chase after their big dreams. She coaches for a top functional medicine clinic and works with private clients as well as groups. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Academy of Culinary Nutrition with honors. Her mission is to help women prioritize their wellness so that she can have the space and energy to live full and beautiful lives. Esther is a mom and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband, two boys and dog Winnie.
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