“I said yes. I said yes to myself clearly. I’m not only going to come back. I’m going to come back and enjoy every second of my life and of course, in reality, you know, we do the best we can.” – Fabienne Heymans * This podcast is part of the #ROORises Series: please share the podcast on your Facebook and help ROO Rise! * In this episode, Fabienne Heymans, intuitive healer, spiritual teacher, and co-founder of Hashimoto’s Awareness Organization, shares the story of her spiritual explorations that began at the age of three when her mother died. Fabienne reflects on how chronic illness throughout her life lead her to study alternative medicine and instruct as a master-level teacher at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for nine years. She discusses how she was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an auto-immune disease, and her work now bringing awareness to Hashimoto’s in founding the Hashimoto’s Awareness Organization. Fabienne reveals insight gained from her near-death experience and how it changed her life. She explains the role of inner listening in intuitive healing and offers a story of transformation of one of her clients. Lastly, Fabienne previews exciting developments for Hashimoto’s Awareness Organization in 2015.
In this episode, Lottie Bildirici, creator of Running On Veggies, health coach, plant-based chef, and runner, shares the story of how she began her journey into wellness and the process of developing her own food philosophy. She reflects on why she began her well-known Instagram account, @runningonveggies, and the impact it has had on her life. Lottie discusses her work as a recipe developer with Candle Cafe and her recent collaboration with professional runner Kara Goucher. She offers nutrition advice for runners. Lottie explains how her studies in advertising, marketing, and with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition inform her work as a blogger and health coach. Lastly, she provides insight on overcoming injury and previews races and dreams for 2015 and beyond.
In this episode, Joe Holder, health and wellness coach, creator of the Ocho System, and community manager for Health Warrior, discusses his background in athletics, from playing track, football, and basketball in his youth to focusing solely on football during his time at the University of Pennsylvania. Joe reflects on how the Ocho System’s wellness philosophy was born out of his experience healing two injuries during college. He offers advice on how to overcome mental barriers in changing one’s relationship to exercise. Joe explains his role as the Community Manager of Health Warrior and the importance of traveling in his work-life balance. He reveals how he unplugs from his busy schedule and provides insight on eating healthy on a budget. Lastly, he shares details on his own training and exciting developments for 2015.
In this episode, Marissa Vicario, health and nutrition coach, blogger, and creator of MWAH, Marissa’s Well-Being and Health, recounts her journey into health and how she reinvented her palate. She provides insight on how people can change their relationship to food. Marissa explains why she became a health coach and chose The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to study at. She offers a story of transformation of one of her clients and the three pillars of her coaching philosophy. Marissa reflects on her favorite ways to stay active and how she practices self-care on a daily basis. She explains what holistically hot means, a phrase she coined. She shares wise words from her inspiring grandmother and lastly, details on Marissa’s upcoming events and projects.