Marie HairsonNational Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Let me share some of my story that led me to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and why I would love to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
In college I began struggling with my health. I was lactose intolerant and then diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I spent many nights canceling get-togethers because I was curled up on the bathroom floor in pain. When I was diagnosed with IBS, there weren’t any prescription drugs to mask the symptoms. I had to research how stress and food affected my body.
As life continued to get stressful after I moved on from college, got married, and started working, I wasn’t feeling good in my body like I once had. I was overwhelmed being a working mother of two children. I was exhausted, and I grabbed any food or drink I could find that would provide some boost of energy or relieve my stress. As my daughter’s second birthday neared, I realized my choices had gotten out of hand. I was unhappy. I was stressed. I didn’t like the feel of my body. I had no energy. I had no desire to play with my kids. I felt sluggish. I began to be mad at the world, and very little made me happy.
I made a choice to change.
I realized I was responsible for my choices and how my body felt. I took charge of myself. I refocused on eating healthy, thinking positively, and scheduling in “Me Time” (exercising and other things that help me de-stress).
I know from my own experiences that changing diet and lifestyle habits can incredibly improve our health. IBS cannot be cured. You learn to live with it. Unlike a lot of people with illness, I also learned to manage it.
May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.
Life is a gift. And while we are quick to realize it never seems long enough to do all that we want, we must also realize that it is too short not to live it with joy.
Seeing how I was able to improve my health, I decided I wanted to help other people achieve the same thing. I want to educate people on healthier options and motivate them to reach their wellness goals. I wish everyone to have optimal health and feel their best every day. I graduated from Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and have been on my mission ever since. In the summer of 2019, I passed the National Boards- the highest credentials a Health Coach can currently hold in this field.
I believe we can solve a lot of our health and wellness issues without hiding behind prescription drugs. I believe that proper nutrition, physical movement, a positive mindset, stress management, and lifestyle choices can lead us to a happier and healthier life. Let’s restore yours!
What is a Health Coach?
Someone who helps you achieve your health and wellness goals by…
- Educating you in nutrition, physical activity, attitude and mental positivity, and lifestyle choices based on science-based information
- Providing encouragement and motivation to reach your health goals
- Being a supportive mentor and wellness authority working with you to feel your best
- Creating and tailoring a program to meet your needs
- Aiding you for a sustainable, healthy change
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs,
but rather will cure and prevent disease with NUTRITION.
Marie received her Master Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears.The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possess the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.