I’ve re-read that quote several times in the last few weeks. GRATITUDE. Wow, that’s something to remember, isn’t it? During times of change, it’s hard to proverbially hold your breath, close your eyes, and “jump off the cliff.” Something I’ve found that works AMAZINGLY well is just what Karen says above – giving gratitude and acknowledgement to the things/people you DO have in your life as changes happen.
I’m so excited to continue my journey in life as a student at Duke University’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Over the next several months, I’ll be updating you on the “pigtail coed” as she completes coursework towards a certification as an Integrative Health Coach.
What’s an Integrative Health Coach, you might ask? GREAT QUESTION! Integrative Health Coaches help individuals, groups, corporations, sports teams, clubs, etc – visualize, realize and go after their optimal health goals. It is founded in a proven model of the “Eight Wheels of Health” by Duke University – and clinically-proven to garner results in many, many facets of life. From weight loss, to fitness, to stress reduction or addiction control, to personal and professional development or nutrition – the Integrative Health Coach layers over traditional medicine, working with allied health professionals either in private or corporate settings to put the “patient” (and in our case, “client”) in the driver’s seat.
What does that mean for me? Well, as an athlete; yoga instructor; a “working road warrior” with the NASCAR and ARCA motorsports circuits; and a busy vegan mom and wife, I have a lot of passions. None of which is more prevalent than wanting to HELP people, inspire them, and to get them to realize their dreams (in any arena…training, nutrition, fitness, job, new beginnings, etc). So while I will keep working in PR, I’ll also specialize in sports performance, nutrition, exercise, movement and rest for those in athletic endeavors, teams, clubs, or heavy travel professions. I’ve lived that life and know the obstacles, and I’ve conquered the mountain!
Does that mean that I will ONLY coach athletes? No, of course not! I love to help people, it’s that simple. There is nothing prouder than a moment where I’ve listened, or helped inspire someone to make a step they’ve always wanted to make, HAPPEN in their lives. So if you need me, call Girl Friday.
After all, it’s not just Girl Friday PR anymore – good ol’ “Pigtails” is also Girl Friday Health!
Stay tuned for the updated website…and the T-shirts.
For more information about Integrative Health and the changing face of healthcare, visit www.DukeIntegrativeMedicine.org.
Peace, happiness, pigtails and pigeon pose – Demi