I am a “country girl” from New Hampshire who spent many years in an “urban lifestyle” after college. Twelve years ago, my husband “Topher and our two toddlers” made a drastic move to a spectacular property situated in the middle of Massachusetts. We circled back to our “roots”. Every day we get up overlooking our fields and pond and thank God for this property we are stewards of.
I am in the “mom of 3 boys club” with the blessed responsibility of raising Thomas, Sam and Christopher ages 11, 13 and 15. We jokingly call our home “rancho testosterono” or Camp Goodhue! Life is full and marked with days of activities and days of just hangin’ out!
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. One of my favorite full-semester courses was Nutrition which sparked a passion that has led to 30 years of constant reading keeping abreast of new developments in the area of healing naturally through food and food-based supplements.
HOW MANY HATS DO YOU WEAR?
It is typical of most of us to have many roles in life. I often feel like several different people….Celeste the MOM, Celeste the corporate gal (Executive Recruiter for 20 years) and Celeste the Wellness Coach/Consultant to name a few. I am sure you can all relate! We are blessed in this country to have many avenues to pursue!
Regardless of what “hat I have on” the common thread is having a heart to serve others. The desire to listen and understand your needs and have compassion runs deep in me. At times, this desire runs so deep I must step back and realize I can not save the world and nor do you all desire help. I’ve come to a peaceful place knowing many seeds are sowed and each one of you have your own timing.
Eight years ago, I found myself suffering from depression three years after the birth of my third son Thomas. The interesting thing is I thought I ate pretty well, was exercising a lot and frankly was shaken to the core. It was a scary and lonely time particularly since most people would not think that could or would ever happen to me. This, coupled with my second son Sammy having allergies and asthma, sent me on a mission to figure this out. Naturally, talking to allopathic doctors the answer was to drug both of us which is the paradigm most of you will also find yourselves in. Every cell in my body KNEW I was not deficient in Prozac which is the answer they gave me nor was my son to go on the handful of prescriptions I was handed. I understand acute situations often require a quick response and I am not here to judge you in these matters. It is the beauty of personal choice. In my situation, I am forever grateful for my stubborn streak as my research led me to understand the paradigm that your body is designed to heal on it’s own and we MUST get to the root of the issues. It is both a spiritual and physical undertaking to heal. I ask you what is inhibiting your AMAZING body designed to heal to work correctly?
I met with naturopathic doctors and one in particular who appreciated my inquisitive nature and spent hours educating me on PH balancing and healing through food and food-based supplements. Several other alternative practitioners blessed me with their time and knowledge ranging from EFT practitioners, Advanced Cell Training (destructive cellular memory clearing expert), detoxification specialists, Reflexologist, Acupuncturist to Massage Therapist. The range of products and services I have gained knowledge of and direct clients to is extensive.
As I write this, I see many things as a gift particularly the time as an “at-home mom” to research and the “divine energy” as there were many very late nights on the computer or reading books digging for answers. My husband would often come downstairs wondering when I was coming to bed! He can attest to my mission and the literally thousands of hours of research. Depression is complex and patiently requires addressing it from many different angles. There is absolutely HOPE and I KNOW addressing the emotional AND physical needs of your body as well as detoxification (emotional cleansing as well) are what holds the keys to your complete healing. I have walked this walk!
NOW..WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE?
There is no question it is through adversity we often discover our path. I was born to teach and know this because when I see the “light go off and see you experience your own ah-hah moments, my heart is touched in a HUGE way – THIS feeds my soul! There is no way in the world I can keep what I’ve learned and experienced to myself. God takes us through things and I feel incredibly blessed to be equipped to stay healthy and help you perhaps look at your situation with a different set of “glasses” and have HOPE.
HighEnergyLiving has always resonated with me. Would we knowingly choose LowEnergyLiving? No way! Yet, I see choices that point exactly to this. I choose to speak life into letting go and dying of “old self” and integrating new concepts and habits and ways of thinking. My question is always are you ready for this?
The freedom on “the other side” of the “work” is what I pray for you to experience whether it is your relationship with food, your ability to now sleep and frankly the gifts of a healthy mind, “heart” and body are endless!
Everything we do in life requires ENERGY….your body is mostly space and energy (a strange concept to get my head around initially!) God has placed in my heart a desire to create a resource to INSPIRE you to become ALL you are designed to be. An exercise that struck me years ago was to sit and write my life’s story as if I was 80 years old looking back on my life. Wow…..it made me realize I wanted to write a cool story….one that inspires and leaves a legacy of love. What will your story look like as you are creating it right now moment to moment…thought by thought….action/inaction by action/inaction?
There is no time to waste as it does seem to fly by quickly! Stewardship is an awesome responsibility as we look at our body, time, money, talents/gifts and I often realize having ENERGY to even begin to think about this is critical. My goal is to create HighEnergyLiving as a resource to provide insights and inspiration in your journey,
Curiosity and desire to grow and learn will always lead to the wisdom to make powerful choices. You have no idea the exponential impact You have on this earth. Sometimes it is just taking the time and ENERGY to simply smile and say hello. A joyful heart filled with great energy causes others to also “pay it forward”.
I am blessed to be on this journey with you all and welcome your comments and ideas.
I want to thank my heavenly father and his Word. It is where I draw my strength and wisdom ultimately. May he touch the hearts of each person who reads the words in this blog and may I honor you in all I do.