Wow! I’m a little stunned (and embarrassed) that the last time I sent out a newsletter was in May 2016. Where did the time go? What the heck have I been doing?! I’ve asked myself these questions numerous times over the last few years. I’ve also spent much time contemplating what my platform would be when I resume my newsletter. What can I offer YOU, what are YOU looking for in a newsletter? Thankfully I have the results from the survey that some of you generously took the time to answer to guide me with the last question.
But first, what have I been doing?
I experienced some life challenging events the summer of 2016, shortly after I sent out the last newsletter, that made me pause and evaluate the needs of my kids a little more. I made the decision that for the short term my priority had to be my kids.
Now that the time has flown and my oldest is graduating high school this May and leaving for college in August, I’m grateful for the time I’ve dedicated to him and my other two boys.
Needless to say, I get restless very easily and used the time my kids were at school to work on a few “projects”.
I completed a lengthy course and became certified in Professional Plant Based Cooking. This is a great complement to my certification as a Holistic Nutrition Specialist. Does that mean I’ll only be sending out plant-based recipes? No. Based on my schooling for nutrition, a wide variety of foods can be included in a healthy diet, unfortunately the area many of us fall short is with our plant-based foods. So, I want to help everyone, myself included, find tasty and satisfying ways to have more healthy plant-based foods in our diet.
In addition to nutrition, I have researched and participated (either myself or my kids) in some neurological therapies which I’m very excited to share in future blogs.
I’ve also spent quite a bit of time working on the real estate side of my business. I’ve remodeled and built additions on a couple homes. I have to say this is one area that brought some unexpected joy (plus, it put a little fire in my belly) to which really surprised me. Again, something I will share more of in a future post!
So… where does this leave me today?
When I sent out the survey in May, 2016, I asked for you to rank the content that resonated with you the most. There were six categories to choose from: Grief, Life challenges, Nutrition, Health Issues, Wellness Tools and All of them. Based on the results of the survey below is the order from highest to lowest that resonated most with each of you:
- All of them – many of you, like me, enjoy a variety of topics
- Wellness tools
- Health Issues
- Life Challenges
While there is a ranking, they were all very close, within a few points of each other. This has helped me prepare and develop some cohesive topics that ultimately fit under one big umbrella: Wellness.
Everything I do and send out will have one goal in mind: does this ADD to YOUR overall wellness.
I do recognize that wellness is subjective and factors to creating individual wellness varies from person to person. So truly, only YOU can create your own wellness program. I’m just a springboard to help you find the program that is best for YOU!
Thank you for allowing me to grace your inbox once again, I look forward to what lies ahead.
P.S. Happy 54th Anniversary to my parents!