Blog post from the desk of Meridian Integrative Wellness founder, Jessica Hill Powell
NBC-HWC, RYT-200, Integrative Health Coach
Hi, I'm Jessica Hill Powell. I serve clients at Meridian Integrative Wellness through my expertise in behavior change and health coaching. I'm also the founder of this business, the embodiment of all of my passions: the psychology of change, continued education, mentorship, natural wellness, and personal growth & empowerment. I have a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and was trained and certified as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University, then later nationally board certified. I'm also a trained yoga instructor. Aside from my own private health coaching practice, I teach meditation and breath work, and a regularly scheduled community Wellness Restoration Hour.
Me in a nut-shell: Mama x4. INFJ. Yogi. Foodie. Feminist. Gardener. Creative. Forever Student. Wellness Advocate.
With today marking the Autumn Equinox, I've been reflecting on the light and darkness that's made up this whirlwind year. I'll start with the dark: Remember back in April, after a month in quarantine I wrote a little article called Red Flags, White Flags and Non-Negotiables? I was feeling like complete garbage-y sh*t, overwhelmed and my body was literally failing me. I wasn't adjusting well to COVID-19 life, my business being shut down and being a stay at home mom again. At that point, my life had crumbled around me and I was trying to just survive.
I sent out that blog post, feeling exposed yet somehow knowing I needed to do it anyway, and within the day a local magazine contacted me wanting to publish it. I agreed, although this felt like me walking around wearing my insides on the outside and left me wondering 'God, what have I done?!' Yay vulnerability hangover!
Have you ever felt that way? Like you're holding on by a thread? Like you're being rubbed raw by literally everything? It's a hard place to be in because digging yourself out of a hole requires energy and some sort of plan, but you don't have the get-up-and-go or brain cells required when you're down and out like that.
What I'm realizing right now from this vantage point, five months later, is that this experience was in fact light in what felt like ultimate darkness. My experience at the beginning of quarantine was such a gift for myself and others, even though it was hell at the time.
Here's why: I was able to pick myself back and mend what was broken because I've done it before, I had just forgotten (or maybe I just needed some time to wallow in grief and a little self-pity before I was ready to call on my strength to start digging my way out.) Sometimes people, even me (whose job description is health and wellness) just need a Reboot to get things back on track and feel less like garbage.
This experience reminded me that even when stress and pain seemed insurmountable, I do know the way out. Many years ago, I led myself out of a wheelchair-bound life of chronic illness and pain through a Reboot and Discovery process, and now I walk alongside others going through this same process as their coach.
The gift I'm meant to share with you, Testing, is that you have some control in your own healing, no matter your current health circumstances:
- Even if someone wearing a white coat tells you you'll never be well.
- Even if you're over-worked, over-stressed, have low energy, mood swings or have gained weight in quarantine.
- Even if you can barely peel yourself off the couch to make yourself a sandwich or you're feeling so low you no longer even have an appetite.
- Even if you can't see the way out.
I’ve spent the last few months building an online course that will help folks swimming in all things dark and heavy to feel light again. This course teaches you to Reboot (i.e. heal yourself) through good nutrition. No weird juicing, detox drinks or supplements, just real healing with real food via the Reboot and Discovery process I've used on myself and with many private clients, with lots of coaching and support along the way.
It’s like a CTRL + ALT + DEL for your well-being. You know when your computer just freezes and you can’t get it to do anything but display the spinning wheel of death? Pressing the CTRL + ALT + DEL buttons simultaneously gives it the opportunity to restart, and possibly buys you some time to assess the underlying causes as to why it keeps malfunctioning and fix it. This reboot is exactly that, but for your well-being.
If you're over-worked, over-stressed, have low energy, mood swings or have gained weight in quarantine and you desperately want to feel better, more alive, this is where to start, Testing. Physical Reboot was designed specifically for you. You'll receive all the support you need along the way to feel like your body and soul have been given a full reset.
So what do you think? Are you in need of a Reboot? I'd love to walk alongside you on this journey of self-discovery and healing, guiding you through the process with ease and delight. There isn’t much time, as the early bird special ends October 1st and registration closes October 19th. Click here to learn more and join us.
All the best,
|Jessica Hill Powell, NBC-HWC, RYT-200|
Founder + Health Coach at Meridian Integrative Wellness
P.S. We should talk...
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