So much has happened in the past year, in fact it has been 18 months since I took a rather large step back from my naturopath business! And even though I have been in my new home, and new town Taupō for a few months now, I have come to appreciate the need for a ‘time and space’ buffer around big life changes.
I have learnt that I have been placing too much expectation on myself, and it has been quite the journey to learn to let go. I can confidently say that I am not the same person that I was at the start of 2020 – or maybe I am still me, but I am choosing to live a more authentic life now. To others, I may seem different, but this is an indication that the ‘me’ that they knew was merely a reflection of what they needed me to be 🤯.
For years I have given so much time and attention to doing things for the sole purpose of gaining the approval of others – at the cost of my own personal wellbeing and potential. Realising this and walking away from all the things has been accompanied with such a grand feeling of loss and grief. So last year I was probably the most unhealthiest naturopath on the planet! I was not capable of holding space for my clients. I needed to allow the unravelling, and after all of the change, give my body, mind, and soul a chance to rest and recouperate.
So here I am, sitting in my new place looking out at our beautiful property, finally updating my website and email auto-responder 😅. Reviewing what I would like to offer from now on, and preparing to see clients at my home based clinic and online. One thing I do know for sure, is that this time it needs to be different. It HAS to be different. Not just my professional life – the whole shabang.
I was reviewing a programme that I mapped out at the end of 2020, and chuckled to myself as I realised that I had literally received all of the real life experience to be able to offer this sometime in the future. Funny how life works out like that! Its almost like I asked God for the lesson, and he most definitely delivered 😆.
So if you have read this far, you may see a little more action from me in the coming future. I am going to start nice and slow, and will likely shift away from the use of social media.
If you are also going through a challenging time of change and upheaval, be encouraged, things will all work out for your good eventually – especially if you are open and receptive to spiritual guidance. Spend time journalling, meditating, in prayer, and in silence. Find your safe people, and let them in on your journey.
The process of refining can be painful, allow it all to come up, and let it go. Remember to add the time and space buffer – this is grace. We can trust that we are loved beyond measure by God (or the universe if that is what you are comfortable with), and that they have your best interests at heart.
Lots of Love from Chantelle 💜
What is planned for the remainder of 2022:
- Taupō Clinic
- Opens in September every Thursday, online Thursday and Friday.
- Onsite Herbal Dispensary
- Fertility massage available again.
- See services and Book online here
- 3 Day Jump Start
- 3 day plant based cleanse to kick start your health journey.
- Starts on the first official day of Spring, Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September.
- Sign up here
- 6 week health reset for women starts October 1st.
- This is personalised, with a goodie box containing all the supplements & products.
- More info here