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I embarked upon my personal health and wellness journey five years ago. Picture it: an ambitious woman working at a fast-paced tech company, pulling 80-hour work weeks to climb that corporate ladder. I was making a six-figure salary, running a small team, and winning industry awards. On paper, my career looked impressive. Behind-the-scenes, however, was another story.
I was stressed out and burnt out. I barely had time to see my husband, let alone my family and friends. I was working such long shifts that I didn’t prioritize my health. Besides, who feels like hitting the gym after a 12-hour day? What I soon realized, however, is that, if you don’t listen to your body, your body forces you to listen. My immune system began to suffer. I was frequently sick. My stress levels skyrocketed. I had migraines. I started feeling anxious, depressed, and my work performance suffered.
Fast-forward to today. I’ve left the corporate world to start my own business, on my own schedule. I’ve implemented a daily self-care routine that balances my work life with taking care of my mental, emotional, and physical health. I spend time with friends. I go on weekly dates with my husband. I take yoga classes, practice meditation, and hit the gym. I’m looking, feeling, and working better than I have in years. I’ve seen so much personal success with my health and wellness routine that I wanted to share it with others. By creating this website, I hope that sharing my story will help you, too.
From my earliest days, I have adored stories. As I’ve sought to serve others throughout my life, I’ve witnessed firsthand how fictional and real-life stories shape our society, reframe one’s circumstances, and call an individual’s heart to heroism in a world desperate for heroes.
We all have a story to tell. My desire is to use my strengths in writing and editing to ensure that everyone’s “next chapter” is better than the one before.
When I’m not writing a new story, cooking a homemade recipe, spending time with others, or going on an adventure, I'm curled up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.