Discover Cheryl's Unique Approach
In the beginning
I was working shift work at the mine, my family life was suffering,
I was smoking a pack of cigarettes per day and my weight was fluctuating.
In the year 2000 there were some sad life changing events for me.
A few of my struggles I faced were, insomnia, increased appetite, mood swings, excessive worrying, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, low energy, digestive issues, aches, pains and tight muscles,
My diet consisted of coffee, cigarettes, pop, and easy meals. I was rarely eating any lean protein or veggies. My favourite meal was pasta and garlic bread.
Some serious health issues were cropping into my life.
Eventually, many years later, my nervous system decided it was time to slow the HECK down and put me in a freeze… I left work a very sick woman with anxiety and panic attacks. I constantly felt cold even though my body temperature was normal. I just wanted to crawl into a hole and not move. I was diagnosed with “high anxiety disorder” and PTSD. I was shown some cognitive behavioural therapy and breath work, the doctor wanted me to take meds and I refused. He asked me if I was ok with weight gain? By taking the meds one of the side effects would be weight gain… WTH!
Why a health or lifestyle coach?
As a result of my education, I am now understanding “felt sense.” A concept that describes internal bodily awareness that arises from increased awareness. Feeding my body healthy nutrition, finding a movement routine that I love, keeping my mind calm. With my overall self care routine, I am able to find balance and ways of pulling myself out of a “Stress Response” so my body finally feels safe.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou.
November 20th 2019 I received my second hip replacement in less than a year. Preparing my body to be in an optimal healing state before both surgeries proved to be a huge success.
Taking tiny steps to a healthier lifestyle. “Small Hinges Swing Big Doors!”
What fills my cup mostly is that, the knowledge that I have received during my healing journey, I can now pass onto others, to help them in their healing journey.