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I graduated from Ziva Meditation in 2014 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my health.
Prior to learning and practicing Ziva Meditation, I was a binge eater, chronically stressed out with a feeling of 'no escape', and I got terrible motion sickness on planes.
After Ziva Meditation my binge eating and motion sickness on planes completely vanished and they haven't returned since!! Those are priceless gifts to my health.
While I make no claims or insinuation that it will do the exact same thing for you, I have only seen my clients, friends and family experience positive results from having done Ziva.
I recommend Ziva to everyone.
AquaTru Water Filtration
When I first learned how toxic the majority of our body products, cleaning supplies, and make-up are to our endocrine systems, I went to work on finding all my favorites.
Trouble is - it can be difficult to find something that is truly "non-toxic", while also doing a great job, while also being fairly affordable (although I'll admit if I LOVE something a lot I will still pay premium price for it).
Then I found 100% Pure Cosmetics (years ago in NYC where they were offered at Duane Reade at the time) and I fell in love. The majority of my makeup is from them and I couldn't be happier.
Check them out here. They also have terrific customer service and any time I wasn't happy with a purchase for any reason I felt very supported!
I have a confession to make.
For a while, I was spending WAY too much money (and wasting a ton of plastic) on Essentia brand alkaline reverse osmosis water. I just loved the taste so much, and I vowed that I would stop as soon as I had found a filter that replicated that delicious taste.
I'm thrilled to report I found that in my AquaTru machine! AquaTru almost completely removes over 80 different contaminants that are found in our water supply (gross) but that can't be seen by the naked eye (ugh).
I've now gotten my husband loving our AquaTru so much that he's since had tap water and expressed how awful the taste is. SUCCESS!!
Check it out here. Code annemarkt will get you 10% off.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
IIN is the program I went through to get my Health Coaching certificate.
This was a terrific place to begin my journey. Thanks to taking this course, I was inspired to make a massive goal for my health and worked with my providers at the time to safely wean off 8 medications. I also learned SO much about how food affects my body through safe experimentation, and I successfully paid off my tuition as a business owner within a year of graduation!
IIN introduced me to how Health Coaches can work with Functional Medicine doctors and practitioners as well, which led me to working for FM practices across the country in person and virtually for 7+ years.
There are MANY Health Coach training programs out there now. It can be very hard to choose. But do your due diligence. Research, talk to graduates, see if you can audit a class, etc.
If you want to chat with me about my Health Coaching journey, fill out my contact form letting me know and we can hop on a brief informational interview! I did that in the start of my career and still do often. It helps so much to gain clarity and confidence, and I want to pay it forward.
If you know you want to be able to apply to specific jobs, it's best you do research and learn what education credentials and qualifications those particular jobs require. Just this Health Coaching certificate alone does not lead to instant or guaranteed work out of school. The main focus is teaching you how to be a successful solo entrepreneur. At the same time, many people do it just to support their personal health journey! There's a lot you can do with it.
If you network (which is what I did that led me to 90% of my Health Coaching jobs) that's also a HUGE advantage over being another resume in the black hole of the internet. So jobs are possible. Don't give up. :)
Alternative Balance Liability Insurance
As a Health Coach it's important to still have Liability Insurance.
Do your research to find what best suits you and your business.
But if you need a place to start, this was referred to me by a trusted Lawyer.
Check back! I am always trying new things and adding resources I've found useful on my health journey.