Last week I officially started my program to become a certified Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
As part of our program, we needed to set our intentions for the next year, describe our vision and descriptive words of how we see ourself in that vision. I typically find myself to be more productive when I put my intentions out into the Universe, so I thought I would share those on my blog.
In March of 2011, after working in landscaping and gardening for 11 years, I got the urge/calling/message to start a blog. While trying to figure out a blog name that resonated with what I was doing at the time. I also wanted to find one that resonated with who I am and what I want to be doing in the future. I finally settled on Walnuts n Pears, stemming from a 17th century English proverb, “Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.” This proverb spoke to me because it encourages us to be mindful of how we live and be conscious of what we are leaving for future generations. In other words, it encourages us to live sustainably.
The concept for Walnuts n Pears originally started as a vision to open a physical space for people to access information on all things related to living a centered, healthy and fulfilling life. My vision for the physical space will have a kitchen, classroom, yoga/meditation space, art studio, greenhouse and outdoor edible gardens. In March of 2011 phase 1 began when Walnuts n Pears (the blog) was launched. The goal was to have a virtual space to share information on landscaping, gardening, harvesting, cooking, preserving, eating and healthy, mindful living.
Phase two and my intention: I am building a successful business helping myself and others eat, grow and be well by being an inspiring holistic health, wellness and gardening coach, offering classes, workshops and seminars in holistic health, wellness and nutrition and as well as sustainable, organic and abundant, edible gardens.
The descriptive words that resonated with me:
I look forward to everything else I will be learning and connecting with all of you in the coming year.