Just had another fulfilling nutrition session. As I was counseling the client, a prayer popped into my head: that my own daughter find a career as fulfilling as I find mine. I am ever so grateful for my journey of following in my father’s footsteps and becoming a health and wellness professional. I am doing … Continue reading Like Father, Like Daughter, Like Grandaughter
I've written before about how after an impactful session with a client, I often pause afterward and feel a sense of peace, of stillness. I see this as a very spiritual experience. More spiritual than any feeling I've every gotten from organized group prayer (we all get inspired by different things, I suppose). I see … Continue reading Caring: The Language of the Soul
If you love school, like I did, here is some advice for you: Be flexible! When it comes to the working world, it is likely that being flexible is going to be more of a challenge than getting your work done. You are committed, you are diligent, you are focused. You love the positive feedback … Continue reading Advice for School Lovers Entering the Workplace
I felt some tears come up as I ended my nutrition telehealth session with a patient. They deeply appreciated my help and I enjoyed giving over my nutrition knowledge and wellness tips (yay mindful eating/living!). I hadn’t slept well the night before so I know my body was more likely to tear up/get emotional. But … Continue reading Career: Do Something That Makes You Cry
To help my aforementioned anxiety, I started to break down my large goals into smaller ones. For example, instead of “reformat all 25 handouts for 5 sessions.” I wrote, “make an outline of handout titles; then reformat handouts from one session per day.” I felt much better after committing to this since it was much … Continue reading “Limited Choices is Better than Endless Choices”
Working from home for my preschool job these past few weeks has been challenging as well as fun. I miss my students but also enjoy coming up with virtual ways to connect with and educate them. Being at home, I have also begun to focus more on developing my virtual nutrition private practice. I’ve always … Continue reading Mental Unrest: Work-from-Home Entrepreneur
I made a website when I started my part-time nutrition private practice a few years ago. I had also made one years before that to be a platform for my yoga and Pilates teaching. I saw a website as validating who I was as a professional. And I didn't mind that it didn't get much … Continue reading Where Did My Nutrition Website Go?
An acquaintance of mine recently asked me if I have any previous experience in education prior to working at the preschool this past year. I listed a few of my related experiences off the top of my head. While doing this I realized that I really do have a lot of experiences, so later on … Continue reading Keeping Track of Your Achievements: ALL of Them!
This morning, I was stressing out about my upcoming evening of two back-to-back nutrition sessions in my private practice. It is my first time having back-to-back sessions in private practice—not to mention, I can still count on one hand the total clients I have in my budding private practice (Where it goes, only G-d knows! … Continue reading TBT: Confidence Boost Busts Stress
I've always had an interest in child development. My goal as a nutritionist was to work in an outpatient pediatric setting to counsel children and their families on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. After grad school, I was blessed to find a job that did just that, and worked there for 6 years! Now, … Continue reading My Journey to Becoming an Early Childhood Educator