Ralph Waldo Emerson…the purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
More and more I believe Mr. Emerson had it dead on, except he left out one point…to live usefully, honorably, compassionately and make some difference ultimately leads to happiness. I would be ever so happy to help if you so need it either from a nutritional or herbal perspective.
Full transparency: I have become skeptical, dubious about my profession. All the excitement that I experienced while learning about dietetics and nutrition, feeling empowerment from knowledge with guidelines to follow has trickled away with years of frustration that my practice did not always work and the realization that the truths that I originally learned have been labeled now as false, and replaced with new claims of truth.
Does that mean I give up, no, I feel just as passionate about searching for ways to help people as I felt then. The difference is discernment and applying my own judgment and I now know that there is no real truth. There is no one right way and it will always and forever be changing.
This is the challenge of today. Taking the mounds of information and figuring out if any of it holds relevance for you. Through my own life challenges, food and otherwise, I have learned two of my own truths. One, everything is easier with help. And two, trial and error is the only way to come to success.
In 2010, in search of more than standard nutrition practice, I immersed myself in the study of botanical medicine. Nutrition and herbalism is a match made in heaven, each complementing the other. My service to you will be completely individual, based on your wishes within this sphere. Please contact me if you are interested in working together to learn more.