A decade ago, I “had it all” (according to some).
I had graduated from Bastyr with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I was married, made 6-figures, and had full brick-and-mortar practice with over 200 patients.
I checked all the boxes off on the American Dream Checklist. And guess what? I was freakin’ miserable.
Although I had taken a more unconventional route than anyone in my family by pursuing “alternative” medicine as a career, I overcompensated by overachieving and overextending myself in my quest for belonging.
My high-achiever energy was poured into creating a life that I thought would make others proud of me.
It was poured into patients who didn’t value my expertise and who weren’t aligned and therefore, weren’t getting consistent results. It was poured into working long hours, feeling depleted, and not having any time for play or pleasure.⠀
It wasn’t until I got divorced in my early 30’s that I realized the idea of success I had been sold was nothing like what I actually desired.
Entrepreneur Jim Rohn said: “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
I find that this is one of the places many health practitioners get stuck. They find it difficult to break out of the status quo expectations of:
There’s this common thread of consciousness among healers that revolves around this idea that to be of service and create an impact in the world we need to be living a life of servitude. Newsflash: we don’t.⠀
We need to be completely taken care of ourselves before we can have the capacity to give from overflow instead of sustenance.
In the WELLth Mentorship, we throw all the “shoulds” out the window and get clear on what the ideal practice and lifestyle look like for you.