"ONE WOMAN CAN CHANGE ANYTHING. MANY WOMEN CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING."
I have a Q for you to A...
Do you ever feel like you do it all yourself?
Whether it be running your household, taking care of your kids, managing your business or taking care of everybody else but yourself (or all of the above), you are likely part of a major epedemic..
I call it self sufficiency syndrome (SSS).
The reason I want to talk to you about this is simple: I too, am in full SSS recovery and oh boy *|FNAME|*, it's a doozy.
For many, H E L P is a four letter word.
You know you have SSS if:
- You have a hard time asking for help
- You would rather do everything yourself so that it gets done "right"
- You are an inherent people pleaser to your core
- You chronically find yourself exhausted with too much on your plate
While you may be thinking "I can't always control my life circumstances," what I want to tell you today is that what you can control is how you respond to them.
You can do anything, if you stop trying to do everything.
Asking for help, delegating and leaning in to support and trust have been a challenging yet monumental practice for me in my personal and professional life. As with any of my deep internal work, I have learned so much about myself in the process.
I have also felt uncomfortable, tentative and extremely vulnerable.
Don't get me wrong, self-sufficiency can be a blessing––but not when we are left burnt out, fried, overwhelmed and exhausted.
Gathering support, in whatever form we need, is an important ingredient for our health and our happiness.
So today, I want to introduce you to some of the pinacle support in my life: the wonderful, innovative, smart and savvy women, who have joined forces with me, so that I can stop trying to do everything by myself
...because I have learned, it takes a tribe.
You may have seen them if you follow me on Instagram, as they have been doing some fun and informative #instatakeovers. You may have met them if you have joined (or will be joining) me on any of my local or international retreats. You may have even tried out one of their recipe creations from the Boulder Nutrition recipe page.
Either way, each of these three women have become an integral part of my business and I am incredibly grateful for the work we are creating together.
MEET THE BOULDER NUTRITION TEAM:
Alana Quattro :: Retreat Assistant
Alana is a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a yoga instructor and natural baker. Alana's passion lies in the combination of yoga and nutrition to help women heal negative body image and disordered eating. She brings a bright light and loving heart to many of our retreats.
Kristine Mahan :: Assistant Program Coordinator
Kristine is in school for her Master Nutrition Therapist degree in Denver. She’s an advocate for functional health care and believes that your whole history is part of your health story. In practice, she wants to specialize in gut health while teaching others the importance of agricultural sustainability and how to properly prepare food for optimal nutrition.
Olivia Hagen :: Recipe Manager
Olivia is a science student at CU, with a passion for healthy food and movement, on the path to her masters degree in Holistic Nutrition. She comes from a huge family of foodies and loves to create and test the Boulder Nutrition recipes
Back to you!
If you want to create a healthy and happy life, you need support too.
Here are a few questions for you to ponder:
...Where do you feel supported in your life?
...Where are you overwhelmed, exhausted or feeling alone?
...What is one baby step you can take this week to build your tribe?
I would love to hear your responses. Scroll down to comment section and join the conversation.
Photo :: Om Light Photography