Have you ever needed a break?
A chance to breath in life again? To see hope? To dream again?
2 years ago, after 8 years of bedside nursing, a loss of a parent, and a lifetime of living in a performance based mindset, I decided to say “ENOUGH” and start my own small business as a Health and Wellness Coach. I was exhausted and fighting the slide of cynicism into jaded emptiness. I knew the only way I was going to heal was from the inside out!
My dream of becoming a Health and Wellness Coach began 2 years into my nursing career for me when I realized that our medical system is really broken. Most people do not want healing, they want bandaids. They want a hero to swoop in and save them. The pressure to be everything to everyone in the system was mounting daily on my already tender heart. The career I hoped to make an impact with was crushing me and killing me slowly from the outside in.
Instead of including preventative measures such as emotional healing, proper nutritional principles, and activity, most people were primarily choosing medications, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and placing blame on others to stay afloat in their daily lives. As I started looking for solutions for my own emotional and physical challenges, I realized what we need to do as a society, is take our power back, one decision, one healed heart, and one nourished body at a time.
One of the most important personal breakthroughs I have experienced in my own health came when I discovered how to cultivate deep gratitude in my daily life. I found gratitude to be like worship! It has been the key to renewing my mind and allowing me to manage my all of my emotions in a healthy way. As I continue to to incoporate and apply balanced nutrition princples, I also prioritize my focus on practicing gratitude in every possible moment to bring my physical body into alignment with the healing that was happening in my heart and mind.
Health is multidimensional. No medication or procedure will cure a hurt heart and a stuck mind. I experienced this first hand. After a long history of trying to fix my own hurt heart and physical exhaustion, I have learned all the things we do to make ourselves “healthy” are only fully successful when we combine all of our dimensions: mind, body, heart, and soul. Whole healing happens from the inside out.
The healing process takes un-programing all of the things we have learned from the conventional religion, health, wellness, and food industry. It means engaging in more than the “follow these guidelines and rules.” Being in process means taking a look at all of the habits, paradigms, and relationships in our lives (including the ones with ourselves), and kicking the ones that no longer serve us to the curb, while adopting new ones that will keep us empowered to stay healthy and healed for life!
Under my coaching and mentorship, you will be encouraged to make choices that will continuously inspire you to have the fortitude necessary to take back FULL ownership of your life through accountability, education, and a fully nourished body.
If you would like to see about working with me, please reach out anytime for a FREEE 30 Minute Wellness Evaluation! You can contact me directly by EMAIL or check out my Facebook page Dana Sperle and send me a Private Message!
Looking forward to talking with you soon!
xo Coach Dana
Hi all, welcome to my new blog. I hope you find something of worth that contributes to your health. I hope to share not only my opinions based off of experience, but also the research I have done to support my lifestyle, health habits, and wellness pursuits. There are a few things I would like to go over before I post any informational blogs.
First I want to share with you why I started this blog (see my About page).
I am a Registered Nurse whose healthy habits and lifestyle practices have been evolving for over 15+ years. Friends and coworkers are regularly asking me what my interpretation of being healthy is. I decided to start a blog I could reference people to when they asked me for information or sources that support my current health and lifestyle practices. I hope you find my opinions, interpretations, and perceptions on health and wellness stimulating, motivating you to assess your own views on health and well being.
Second, please review my Disclaimer.
Please take time to read it and know that this blog is based solely on my opinions and personal research. I do not intend anyone harm. I only want to present ideas and the research I have found to support those ideas. Again, please read my Disclaimer.
Third is the issue of references, research, and supporting evidence.
In the medical profession, sources are not deemed reputable, credible, or valid unless they are peer-reviewed or from a reliable source. Often times peer-reviewed, reliable sources are government or big-business funded. Unfortunately, I have found that even these sources can be tainted. To present all sides, I will occasionally site references and support that comes from different types of backgrounds. Essentially I will do the evidence searching footwork and from there it is your responsibility to decide what you think is accurate (legit) or inaccurate (completely biased and tainted). If I do create cited reference pages for any particular post, it will be in American Psychological Association (APA) formatting.