After honing my craft and creating lots of amazing success stories by helping women change their heads and their bodies at the same time, I had come to a much better place.
But it wasn't good enough and a new frustration had reared its ugly head - I no longer knew exactly what it was that I did for a living.
I wasn't technically just a weight loss coach anymore. That had become the easy part.
I also wasn't a therapist, life coach, or body image consultant because none of those things described my ability to also tell people exactly how to get healthy.
So, what was I doing everyday?
This questioned bothered me for a few years, but with the help of my friend and prominent psychologist, Robert Biswas-Diener, I realized that I had been teaching women to change their bodies by teaching them how to build self-worth by teaching them how to do self-care. To refine that a bit further, I started to say, "I teach women to use mindfulness to take better care of themselves."
Once I realized this, things started to get even more amazing in a hurry because I also realized that weight loss and health are just small parts of the awesomeness that can be created in a life with a broader self-care practice.
In fact, when a woman builds self-worth through a good self-care practice, health and fat loss almost seem to happen by accident in the background while she focuses on making the individual moments of her life into the experiences that she deserves.
THIS is real happiness!
And the war finally ends forever.