Author Archives: Suzanne

The Value of Partnering

 
 


 
No matter how good you are at sharing or promoting your work, you can only do so much on your own. There are audiences and groups that will go beyond your reach unless you develop partnerships to help you reach them.
 
Having partnerships is an extremely valuable business asset. In fact, developing and fostering partnerships is essential no matter what type of holistic practice or business you own.
 
If you’re waiting for people to find you or even if you’ve gone a step further and are sharing your message, your message needs wings. It needs to be able to fly and reach the right people. That’s where partnerships come in.
 

Your message needs wings!

 
Your work is really important. You have a very significant message to share; what you do changes lives.
 
So often though, wellness professionals who start out loving what they do become negative, cynical, angry or downright depressed because they don’t think that anyone understands how important their work is. Keep in mind that it’s not that people don’t get it; it’s usually that you don’t understand how to reach people.
 
You’re likely sharing your message with someone. It might just be the “wrong someone”. So, it feels like “people don’t get it”.
 
What would happen if you starting sharing your work not only with people who need your help but with people who already help people who need your work? If you really want to explode your business and touch as many lives as possible, the best way to do that is by going straight to the source–those who are already one step ahead of you. They are the ones that have spent years building their client base and community and who will help your business the most through partnership opportunities.
 
For new wellness professionals, this can feel scary. You might find yourself thinking, “Who am I to ask other people to share my stuff?” Or, “Why will this person want to give me access to their community after they have worked so hard to build it?”
 
It’s “fear of rejection” that’s really coming into play here. Yes, there’s a possibility that the person won’t share your work or won’t respond to your email or won’t be interested. But nine times out of ten, the person will be excited to collaborate.
 
Sometimes, this fear can also be about a fear of really being out there in the world with our work. We wonder how people will view us.  We wonder who we are speaking to in certain groups.  This fear is really about taking our purpose and putting it out there.  Our purpose is truly intimate to us.  It’s a part of our heart.  It’s our passion.
 
Here’s what you have to keep telling yourself. By playing small and not taking action, no one will ever be supported with your work. No one will ever know what you do.
 
But if you take the steps forward and begin seeing yourself as the expert that you are and start moving forward to share your work on this level, more lives will be changed, including yours. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but move into that discomfort and get comfortable in the uncomfortable.
 
Begin to see it as a sign of growth, as a good thing.  Don’t wait until things are perfect because it’s about imperfect action. Don’t wait! Get out there and start taking imperfect action!
 
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Love, Health and Success,
 

 

 
Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.
 

10 Healthy Habits For a Healthy Heart

 

Heart health is impacted by a variety of factors, including physical, emotional and spiritual factors. It’s one reason the heart is the most intriguing organ. It’s our life line, pumping blood throughout our body, yet we experience emotions that are somehow related to our heart.
 


 

 

 
“Heart health is impacted by a variety of factors, including physical, emotional and spiritual factors.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While science is still exploring the many facets of the heart, taking a holistic approach to healing the heart can be beneficial. Whether you have a serious heart health concern or less life-threatening yet emotional concerns, the heart is central to our overall well-being. That being said, we offer the following healthy habits for heart health:
 
1. Add Vitamin J – Vitamin J = Vitamin Joy with a dose of laughter and pleasure! Add joy, laughter and pleasure to your life. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine recommends 15 minutes of daily laughter for optimum heart health.
 
2. Incorporate Physical Activity – Start with simple activities that you enjoy, like walking, yoga or dancing – start with 10 minutes a day and increase. Exercise is essential.
 
3. Eliminate Trans Fats – An FDA advisory panel found that trans fats are even more harmful to health than saturated fats. The Institute of Medicine went a step further, concluding that the safest amount of trans fat is zero.
 
4. Try An Omega-3 Supplement – Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in keeping the heart beating steadily and not lapsing into dangerous, sometimes fatal erratic rhythms. As many fish contain high levels of mercury and PCBs, use supplements such as fish oil, cod liver oil if you need extra vitamin D, or krill oil.
 
5. Reduce or Eliminate Refined Sugar – Avoid sugar and chemicalized, artificial sweeteners in foods and beverages. Use gentle sweeteners like maple syrup, raw honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar and stevia. Also, eat sweet vegetables such as yams, carrots, and beets.
 
6. Eat More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and WholeGrains – Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains are full of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients great for improving circulation, lifting the spirit, purifying the blood and strengthening the immune system. Choose whole foods you enjoy and have them several times daily.
 
7. Get More Sleep – Women who sleep less than 5 hours each night, have a 30 percent higher risk of heart disease than those who get 8 hours. Too little sleep may play havoc with your hormones, blood sugar and blood pressure.
 
8. Avoid Tobacco – Exposure to tobacco, even secondhand smoke, can cause heart disease to worsen.
 
9. Evaluate Your Salt Intake – As sodium intake increase, so can blood pressure. Moderating your intake can help prevent and control hypertension. When using salt, choose high-quality sea salt which has important minerals that the body needs.
 
10. Breathe Deeper – Meditation and relaxation techniques can help teach our bodies to tone down our physical response to stress.
 

 

Love, Health and Success,

Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.

 

Welcome the New Year with a New Career!

 
 
What’s really holding you back from following your passion and starting your new year with a new career? What’s really getting in the way?
 
Almost every person has an “original wounding”. An original wounding is something that happened to you, was taught to you or experienced by you at a young age through relationships or life experiences that created a deep belief about your world. This belief created a pattern in how you choose to see the world that ultimately does not serve you in your adult life.
 
For some people, it can be obvious and devastating, like you were abused as a child. For others, it’s harder to find at first, even though it literally commands everything you do. It might be that you were told money doesn’t grow on trees. In your adult life, you find it difficult to earn money.
 
Or it might be that speaking up wasn’t polite.  In your adult life, you are afraid to speak up for yourself at work.
 
Or it may be that you learned that work was something you had to do to pay the bills and it wasn’t meant to be fulfilling. In your adult life, you want to follow your passion but are afraid to.
 
You might say you want better health, a loving relationship, financial security or a career you enjoy. But no matter how much you affirm it, it doesn’t happen because somewhere you learned that it wasn’t possible or right or good.
 
So even when you desire it deeply and affirm that you want it, because your subconscious mind has a memory of it not being possible, your subconscious mind guides your decision-making from the place of the original wounding.
 
Is your original wounding holding you back? Examine your “original wounding” and your personal story by exploring the questions in the sidebar of this article.
 
You can change the way you see the world. You can create new patterns and beliefs. You can move past the things that have held you back. You can follow your passion, live your dreams, and experience a rewarding new career.
 
If you’re a heart-centered person who’s thinking about a career in wellness, maybe now’s the time to talk to one of our Advisors who can help you take the next step:

Welcome the New Year with a New Career!

 

Love, Health and Success,
 

 

 
Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals and Director of the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. The IAWP has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to support people who are passionate about health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Wellness Coach, you can chat with an Admissions Advisor by scheduling your appointment here.