Hey! I'm Rebecca. My family and many friends call me Becky or Becs.
Connectedness is my top strength. Whether I'm hanging out with my husband and kids or teaching a wellness class in front of an audience I want to feel connected to the people I'm with. Being fully present is something meaningful to me. You will never have a conversation with me and find me glancing at my phone. When I'm with you I'm yours.
I'm a sports mom. I know where all the sports complexes are in southwestern Ontario. We've been to them all for hockey, swimming and baseball and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Having healthy, confident kids is a top priority for me. My hubs and I aren't looking to cultivate elite athletes or anything but we do emphasize effort and commitment with our kids. The skills life will look for in them.
I was working for a corporation at the time that required loads of travel, abundant work hours and poor eating and sleeping habits and that wasn't going to work for me anymore. If anything was going to shake me from my unhealthy routine it was cancer and a newborn. I never went back to that job after my maternity leave. Well, I did go back physically for six months but my intuition kept reminding me to trust her. So I did, I left that job and here I am. It was one of my best decisions ever. That was the beginning of it all for me. I began spending my time learning natural health, experimenting with alternative options and surrounding myself with experts in integrative therapies. Now, I live with a deep sense of purpose knowing what that "better way" is. I found my way into a holistic lifestyle and now I educate others on that similar path. I can feel myself evolving again and I trust wherever my growth is leading me will continue to be in a place to serve.
I am grateful. For every person I've crossed paths with. You've all shaped me. I truly believe that there are no coincidences in this life. If we've met it served a purpose. If we've yet to meet it will happen when its meant to and I look forward to that!
I believe change is necessary. I'm all for a sense of coziness, and mindless habit too but I've grown to really appreciate change. Change isn't easy but it seems to have its own intelligence and pulls me , stretches me and challenges me in ways I wouldn't have went looking for on my own. My career in natural healthcare is a great example of this because it came as a surprise to me at first. My mom had been diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and it was also the year my daughter was born. Inevitably something changed for me that year and I began to examine how I was living my life at the time. I was also very aware of two key things at that time
1. I didn't want to be told how to support my Mom
2. I didn't want to take care of my new baby girl in a prescribed way.
I kept feeling like there had to be more. There had to be a better way.
I'm a perpetual student. I am always taking a course, earning a certification and will eventually find my way back to university (with new study habits Mom!) That's the beauty of aging. I'm wise enough to know how intriguing the world is and I'm determined to fill myself with as much knowledge as possible. Knowledge is power after all.
I'm protective of my time. I know time is our only non renewable resource and is therefore our greatest gift. I am motivated to spend my time intentionally and that means surrounding myself with people I cherish, doing the things I enjoy and offering myself in places where my value is understood. That won't work 100% of the time but that is the goal.