For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to help people. Actually, I've wanted to help people even before the time that I can remember. My mom used to laugh and tell the story of how I was always doing things for my older brother, Bruce. "I'll do it, Boofie," I would say. Whatever "it" was, tying his shoes, buttoning his coat, it didn't matter. I just wanted to help. Of course he would let me, who wouldn't? Although today that kind of help would probably be categorized as enabling, my heart was always in the right place. I like to think it still is.
Now, although I can become quite emotional on topics I am passionate about, I am really all about logic. After close to 40 years in corporate jobs, working in finance and software implementation, I have become very proficient at looking at issues from a root-cause perspective. Logical, right? Cause and effect. Determine the cause and craft the solution to address it. It makes perfect sense to me.
Back in the early nineties, the doc told me that the reason I was so tired was because I worked full time and I had 2 small children. "You should be tired!" he said. Tired I get, but not the bone-crushing, I-could-fall-asleep-anywhere, feeling-like-a-dishrag exhaustion that was my norm. I was in my early thirties at the time. So began my quest for the root cause.
Over the next 25 years, I spent countless hours and thousands upon thousands of dollars searching. I was searching for someone to help me, searching for the root cause, searching for products that would address that root cause and give me the energy that I was looking for. It certainly has not been easy, or cheap but I feel better now pushing 60 than I did in my early 30s. How many people do you know who feel that way?
The lesson is, it's never too early or too late to start looking after your health. The real acid test here is how I feel. I often work 50-60 hour weeks, although I've now committed to wean myself from that nasty habit. I run 25 to 30 miles per week. I have recently added pilates to my regime twice a week. As I get smarter about what I put into my body, I continue to feel better.
As part of my quest for knowledge, I completed the health coaching program from the Institute for Integrate Nutrition in 2014. This past spring, I completed Dr. Josh Axe's Institute of Nutritional Leadership program. I love to learn, and this additional knowledge gives me the confidence to make decisions that allow me to take control and improve my health, my life, and the lives of my loved ones.
Put this all together: my passionate and logical nature; my education on nutrition; my desire to improve my health and feel better. My goal is to help people achieve better health without spending the same countless hours and thousands of dollars that I did searching for excellent products. The Healthy Guerrilla is the community that brings this experience all together. I use and love everything that I write about. As a matter of fact, it's often a challenge for me to determine which of my products I love the most because they are all so effective. I have rave reviews from my clients as well, and I know that they will serve you too.
Through all of the searching, the money, and the frustration I have found the courage and the willingness to take responsibility for my own health. If you are like me and choose not to settle, than you are in the right place. Please have a look around and let me know when you are ready to say yes to your own health!