Ever since I received my AASDN-Nutrition Specialist certification, I’ve been craving more knowledge.
I thought I wanted to go back to school and get some sort of post-graduate nutrition degree. I thought I wanted to become a Registered Dietitian. I thought I wanted to go work with people to overcome diseases and ailments through nutrition. I was ready to commit the next 5+ years of my life going back to school and getting this done.
I looked up college program after college program. I researched scope of practices for just about every “nutrition” title out there. I wanted something that would give me the knowledge I needed to help people through nutrition.
And then I had a realization. I didn’t want to TREAT sick persons, I wanted to PREVENT them from getting sick in the first place.
I had always heard about the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, but thought it was just some hyped up, expensive certification. I had met several people that had gone through the program and loved it, just never thought it was for me.
But then, I started listening more and more to them, and thinking more and more about the reactive vs the proactive approach. I took a sample class, I stalked them on just about every media outlet possible. And I found HOLISTIC-NESS.
My definition of HOLISTIC-NESS, since I am pretty sure I just made up the word, is working towards happiness EVERYWHERE. Even in bipolar toddlers and babies 😉
Because, think about it…
Very healthy eaters can still be unhappy.
Hard-core exercisers can still be overweight.
Successful business people can still feel like yuck.
HOLISTIC-NESS. Getting it all on track.
Because clearly we got it all figured out right?!
And then, I signed up for the program.
I start May 11th and I could NOT be more excited to complete the Holistic Health Coach Program next May and share what I learn with my clients as I go.
*Disclaimer- Registered Dietitians are wonderful people doing AMAZING work. They know their stuff medically, nutritionally, scientifically. I would be thrilled to have that degree under my belt. And may still go there one day. For now, I know this approach is going to work better for my personal beliefs.
What do you think of the proactive vs reactive approach?
Speaking of HOLISTIC-NESS… these ladies start so soon! Woot woot!
Not too late to join! Comment below if interested, or if you just have something fun to say!