You can't pour from an empty cup, fill your own first!
My life-changing moment came on a Snow Day; one of those winter freebies teachers love! I was at my lowest low emotionally; just burnt out. I called my longtime mentor and friend (also a teacher, but she was one of those born-to-be teacher angels). She was 'coaching' me through the 'breakdown that occurs before the breakthrough'. She said, "You don't have to do this anymore. You can quit and do something else!"
She helped me finally give myself permission to make a change; to find something to put my heart and energy into that would be fulfilling and sustainable.
Two weeks after that freedom moment, another friend introduced me to Health Coaching... What?! This self-help junkie could make a career out of self-improvement? Finally, an outlet for my health research addiction that is "healthy" for me (haha) and inspiring for others. Now that I've found health coaching, I can honestly say, I'm walking the talk I've been whispering for years and I get to guide others on the path too.
Through my own journey with this proven system I've gotten my energy and enthusiasm back. I've also regained my digestive fire and clear happy skin; but, most importantly, I've learned how to develop a solid self-awareness born from listening to my body's wisdom. I am completely free to be me! Saying "YES" to myself, is easily the most important step I've taken in my life for my life.