“if your life was a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go?” - Amy purdy
If you’re here, it’s likely that you have a deep seated desire to serve others - that is wonderful! So what do you do to ensure you’re able to do this work day in and day out? We know that stress and hardship are a given for most everyone at some point in life - and yet - we do very little as a society to prepare ourselves to face and overcome these challenges. When was the last time you served yourself by indulging in some well deserved self-care? There is a saying that “you can’t pour from a cup that is empty.” This is especially true for humanitarians who give so much of themselves to the individuals whom they serve. But the simple truth is that as a humanitarian, you must make your well-being a priority in order for you to remain effective. Through 1:1 coaching we help you find meaning and purpose again and reconnect to the passion that led you to this work.
what would be possible if your personal and professional lives existed in a state of harmony?
Work/life balance is one of many buzzwords these days, but the implication that all things must be equal and balanced for us to feel like we’re succeeding in life, often leads us to feel disappointed and like we’re failing. Life is messy and at any given moment either our personal life or our professional life needs more of our attention. At Roots in the Clouds we prefer to harmonize our personal and professional lives through a combination of mindfulness, connection, and self-care, to allow us the flexibility to prioritize the area of life that needs the most attention in a given moment. At Roots in the Clouds we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding greater work/life harmony, so we work with you to identify the tools, resources, and support you need to prevent burnout and get back to a place of wholehearted joy through service, connection and thriving.
how would your life change if you embraced self-care as a courageous act of rebellion?
In the midst of the chaos, it is sometimes difficult to find beauty, joy and authentic connection. Humanitarian work, while exhilarating, is demanding, and often comes at the cost of your health, well-being, and personal relationships. Making the choice to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority is not selfish - it is a courageous act of rebellion in a world on the cusp of a self-care revolution. The world needs your service, and through 1:1 coaching and well-being workshops, we are here to help you build sacred rituals of self-care in the modern world so you can continue to serve, connect and thrive.
when was the last time you experienced the power of gratitude?
Gratitude is a research based intervention for increasing people’s happiness and well-being. The mechanisms include boosting positivity, increasing prosocial behavior, focusing on what is good and more. We’ve all heard of downward spirals when we start in a negative place and just keep going down. Gratitude does the opposite, instead creating upward spirals of positivity as the feelings of appreciation tell our body that “good things are happening to me.” We know that your time is at a premium, but taking just a few minutes at the end of each day to reflect on the little things for which you are grateful is a simple and effective form of self-care that can be done anywhere in the world. To help you with making this practice a part of your daily self-care rituals, we’ve created an online platform called Gratitude + Grace where women can post what they’re grateful for. This private group is a safe space for healing through expressing gratitude.