I HELP COMPANIES AND THEIR PEOPLE WORK NOURISHED.
Now more than ever, time is currency, but self-care is not where to save time, it is how we get time back. To achieve ideal personal and organizational health, it is essential to make self-care the foundation for how we perform–at work, at home and on the go, because essentially health is the new currency. Health and nourishment is the foundation for peak performance, sustainable success and a good life.
Why nourishment matters:
The way we work in our modern busy lives doesn’t work and we are a breaking down from burn-out and overwhelm. What if instead of just surviving every day, we could thrive?
We struggle, because the first thing we leave behind on a busy day is ourselves and our self-care, even our basic needs for sustenance and our longing for feeling nourished.
I developed the Path for Life Method, which integrates the 3 key essential ingredients to create sustainable change in the way we eat, perform and thrive every day: Food-Knowledge, Mindfulness, and Habit-shifting.
Food-knowledge is how food becomes a tool for being at our best. By learning how food affect us it becomes a tool to support our body and ourselves in achieving better daily well-being while still being busy at work.
Mindfulness is how we learn to listen within. To pause and ask questions. Questions that create change. It is how we can re-train our mindset from that of the inner critic to the inner coach.
Habit-shifting is how we change from being stuck to being engaged, active and focused. When we feed the natural process of change; the human desire to make progress and grow our human need for connection, community and contribution, good change happens and we can create sustainable success.
Self-care does not come last. Self-care is not a luxury or a perk, it is the foundation for achieving work/life/health integration and living a life we love.
MY STORY AND WHY I AM HERE.
Why do we do what do we do every day?
I asked that question when, at 26, I had just arrived in New York City, only to find myself lost wondering why I was here, what I should do with myself and my career and how I could move forward in a way that mattered to me.
At the time, I did not know how important those questions were for me—so important, I still ask them decades later. Not because I am lost, but because I keep looking for how to continue to grow. And it was those questions that were the foundation for creating Path for Life.
I’d ask those questions again after both my parents died of cancer just one year apart and I was told it was only a matter of time before I would get cancer, too. The answer? I realized I wanted to be part of the change that needed to happen in how we take care of ourselves–at work, at home, and on the go.
See, I had gotten myself stuck in a career path in the fashion business that was thriving at work, but not in health or work-life balance. As much as I did not want to believe the doctors who were certain I would get cancer, I knew it would be my destiny if I did not make radical changes in my life.
So, I pulled the plug on my career, went back to school, and learned how to take charge of my health and how to help others do so, too. I founded Path for Life in 2004 to give people like you the tools to live better and work better by eating better.
I learned that changing our eating habits is not so easy, that dieting doesn’t work and that our relationship with food is far more complex than we realize, because nourishment is so much more than just nutrition.
MINDFULNESS IS THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR A GOOD LIFE
Path for Life is about how to change our relationship with our very own bodies so we can eat and take better care of ourselves, be busy and thrive, -at the same time.
I think of this as my life’s work—the WHY I am here.. I used to be exhausted and stressed, but now I am driven and purposeful. Of course, I do get tired, but I don’t burn out. How? I honor my body and its messages about what it needs. Reality is, my body and I are the most important team not only for working better, but also living more fully.
What is the crucial missing element between knowing what to eat and actually doing it? Mindfulness. (Actually, it is the missing element in how we make change happen in all aspects of life.)
“Our relationship with food reflects our relationship with ourselves, other people, our work and our ability to perform and thrive better.”
We tend to think self-care is something we do in private after a long day is over, and only if we have time. But self-care is what we do so we can get through a long day with energy to spare.
I learned–and I am still learning–how profoundly important it is to make self-care the foundation for getting what I want in life. And it’s centered on the ability to connect with my inner wisdom, and my creativity to solve problems, and to stay centered and focused.
We use our bodies to do what we do every day. Isn’t it time we return the favor and treat our bodies with the care and respect they deserve?
BIO: JEANETTE BRONÉE, CHHC, AADP, CEO & FOUNDER, NOURISHMENT EXPERT.
Certified Integrative Nutrition & Meta-Medicine® Health Coach, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner, Felt-Sense Focusing Teacher & Ericksonian Hypnotherapist.
Her one-on-one purpose driven coaching is available for individuals, leaders, teams and as a nourishment building tool for companies wanting to take better care of their people.
TO WORK ONE-ON-ONE WITH JEANETTE:
For private one-on-one, executive or corporate coaching please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jeanettebronee.pathforlife.com for more on taking charge of your personal health or jeanettebronee.com for corporate coaching and consulting.