Have you ever had a light bulb moment?


One day you just wake up and go, aha! Why didn’t I think of that before?


This week has been a pivotal week for me in the process of self discovery and who I am as a healer.


For as far back as I can remember, I was always interested in food.


I would often create recipes and ask my mom if we could cook them. They mostly turned out pretty terrible because I had no idea what I was doing, but I was tapping into my creative side so hey, why not?


In high school I was an athlete. I ran on the cross country team and always made sure to keep up on my nutrition so I had enough fuel to sustain me in my training.


A college senior in 2004, I trained for and ran the Chicago Marathon (yup, 26.2 miles). I was always reading up on new ways to transform my diet so I could feel good and remain healthy.


It was then that I discovered my true love for healing with food.


The thing was, I didn’t truly know what I was doing. I would read magazine articles in Runner’s World, or random books about health and food, but I was mostly just experimenting.


In my late 20’s I was faced with a severe healing crisis. The constant cycle of sick + antibiotics + yeast infection + sick again was weighing me down, making me feel crappy not only physically but emotionally and mentally too. Not to mention my plethora of digestive issues which I had suffered from for the majority of my life.


After about two years of being in and out of doctors and placed on countless prescription meds, I decided it was time to seek help from a Holistic Health Practitioner. I took everything she recommended and implemented it… and I started to feel better!


I knew then that I was being called to do something bigger. I wanted to help other people heal with food too.


So, what does this have to do with being yourself?


For a long time, I pushed food away. I was focusing more on the modalities of healing with meditation and Reiki, all the while completely pushing food aside, even though it was still a passion of mine. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea!


I said to myself I would rather do this…I would rather do that…


But in the end, I would rather focus on healing with food after all!


Last week I attended a business seminar, and one of the key pieces I took away was this: Be Yourself.


It sounded simple enough. In fact, why the heck was it a light bulb moment for me?


Because it was then that I realized I had been hiding myself for a very long time.


Although I still practice meditation and Reiki and absolutely love them and find their benefits daily, my main focus is healing with food, and sharing it with others so they can heal with food too.


That day at the business seminar was the day I realized who I truly am as a healer. And I am more than ready to share it with the world!


It’s my specialty. It’s what I’ve been passionate about since I was a young girl. And it allows me not only to help others on a deep level, but it also allows me to tap into my creative side in the kitchen, which has been very therapeutic for me.


So today I will leave you with this…


Be you!


Practice what you are passionate about. Show the world who you truly are. Don’t ever hide behind what you think other people want to hear or see.


People want to see YOU…authentic, beautiful you!


Questions? Comments?

Contact me: andrea@lloveraholistic.com



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