Hi Bright Being!
Discovering your best self is a remarkably unique path and it offers us so many ways to explore and experiment! Sharon, who is now a certified health coach and raw foods educator, has committed her journey to finding the tools and systems that bring out her healthiest, happiest self ...by getting to the root. Her story offers us a gentle reminder that beauty starts from within and is fueled by nourishment in all forms.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PATH TO LIVING WITH GREATER INTENTION?
I battled with my weight throughout my school years and beyond. Being overweight not only affected my health but my happiness, self-esteem, feelings of self-worth, and connection with myself.
When I got to college, I became aware of the possible consequences of my diet and lifestyle. I knew if I continued down the same path, I would not have the health and happiness that I deserved. My life and livelihood were dependent on finding a lifestyle that worked for me. I spent over a decade sampling various plans and lifestyle choices. Trying different diets left me feeling deprived, irritable, anxious and depressed.
WHAT SPARKED YOUR MINDFUL JOURNEY?
As I continue to walk my path, I learned that I gravitate towards comfort foods to supplement the “missing” sweetness of life. The more mindful I am; by building loving relationships, being out in nature, connecting with myself, the sweeter life is, and the need for additional comforts are released.
Mindful Marks found their way to me when I needed them the most; a time of grieving. I have many tools that support my journey and these were the perfect reminders to stay in a place of gratitude, and to remember the sweetness of life.
WHAT LESSON HAVE YOU LEARNED THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS?
I learned that an attitude of gratitude helps me to be appreciative of each life lesson. I remind myself to be gentle with myself and love myself, inside out.
Sharon Johnson, Holistic Health Coach at Raw and Awesome, LLC
Leading the Lumen Life? We’d love to hear your story and share what you’ve learned along the way!