You have a story to share. Speak your truth and let your voice be heard.
You know the drive to push yourself harder...
Pushing to get one more big project done in record time, one more slide deck to create, just another half-hour of answering those last couple of emails, jumping on conference calls after hours, doing a couple of hours of work on your day off or even when you’re sick - all to prove your worth and make people sit up and notice.
But what happens when your body starts giving you warning signs telling you to slow down?
Are you listening?
Modern Life Makes It Easy to Stay Connected
Thanks to technology the world feels like a much smaller place. But at what costs?
The lines between work and personal time are now blurred. There's no such thing as a “9-5.”
The “bar” of what determines success is continually being raised, and we keep pushing ourselves to go farther, faster, because of our “fear of missing out.”
We pride ourselves on being daring and driven but in reality, the cost of always being "on” and connected is far greater than we realize.
As much as we hate to admit it, we’re always “tired, but still wired.” We’re anxious, overwhelmed and operating in survival mode.
We don’t get enough sleep, so we rely on our Diet Coke breakfast to get through the morning. And the nagging cold (or is it allergies?) that we’ve been suffering with for the past three months just won’t go away.
Even worse, we can’t focus on anything for longer than two minutes, we’re losing our memory, and its costing us our productivity.
And let’s not even talk about the stubborn weight, high cholesterol and hormonal imbalances that you’re secretly choosing to ignore.
Sadly, what I’ve just described is all too common these days. But like I always say, common is not normal.
As a holistic health coach, I've worked with smart, hard-driven, talented professionals. They've come to me because they have digestive issues, fatigue that won’t go away no matter how many hours they sleep, or they’re on more medications than any human should be on, and they want to get off of them.
Their doctors have ignored and dismissed their complaints as being "in their head" and they're frustrated because they're not being heard.
And many of these people are already eating relatively healthy diets and exercising regularly - so what’s going on?
A Common Denominator is Stress
One of the many definitions of stress is, “the action on a body of any system of balanced forces whereby strain or deformation results.”
But here’s the kicker - while stress means different things to different people, your body doesn’t differentiate the different types of stress (physical, mental, emotional) like you do. To your body, stress is stress.
It’s had me wondering,
- "How do people define stress?"
- "How does it show up for them?"
- "How does it impact their work and their health?"
- "What do they do about it?"
To this end I've started a new research project called "The 100 Conversations Project."
I’m on a mission to understand more about 21st-century stress. I want to understand how you manage stress - the good, the bad and the ugly.
This is not a sales call, nor is there a “pitch” or a “call to action” - just real honest conversation.
You share your story. I’m here to listen.
Hi, I'm Naomi
After years of sleepless nights, unexplained weight gain, and feeling like I was operating in first gear, I was blind-sided to learn that what I was experiencing was burnout.
Now I'm a Certified Holistic Health Coach, educated at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Holistic Nutrition Labs.
I work with professionals who suffer from chronic stress, fatigue and burnout to help them relief symptoms through natural healing with whole foods and lifestyle + environmental changes.
Why feel tired when you can feel fired up and ready to go every single day?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the 100 Conversations Project?
The 100 Conversations Project is a research project where I interview you to find out how you define stress, how you experience it, and how do you manage your stress load.
Who do you want to speak with?
You! I want to speak to a variety people from different backgrounds! The more diverse the better!
What kinds of questions will you ask?
I'll ask you questions like:
- What are your biggest stressors right now?
- How does it affect you?
- What do you do to manage it?
- What does stress cost you?
- How does stress hold you back in your life (work, health, relationships, etc).
- What do you think the solution is? Have you tried it?
- What would life be like of your biggest stressors were resolved?
How will we meet?
We will meet via an online web meeting platform called Zoom. You will have the option of joining by video, by phone, or both.
How long will we meet?
I respect your time - we will speak for 20-30 minutes.
How can I schedule a time to speak with you?
I use an online scheduling tool called Acuity. Click here to schedule your time. After you book your time, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join our online meeting.