Becoming “Whole”istic

August 6th, 2012

Some of you know that I’m in school again. I’m fulfilling a dream, of sorts, and doing work that I believe is truly meaningful, important, and something that completes me. I’m attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program (HCTP) to become a Holistic Health Coach. I love my work, love what I’m learning, and I’m excited and nervous at the same time about working to help others work to make positive changes in their lives. This is very meaningful work, and so important and needed in our current world. Not so surprisingly, I want to take my life experience, and use it together with the HCTP to work with people with diabetes and other chronic health challenges to help them, along with their team approach (I am NOT a replacement for other health and medical advice!), help people to reach healthy goals. These goals include healthy eating, exercise, relaxation, and general well-being. I have a website set up for my coaching, . I am hoping to continue to make some changes over the coming weeks, and I will be offering more and more of my program in the coming weeks as well. I’m excited!

This has helped to give me the drive to get back to the gym myself and work with a personal trainer a couple of times a week. I am also trying various techniques for relaxation — my personal medication list has been cut in half, and while hard at first, it is incredible to not take any medications for pain for the first time in many years! Certainly a lot of work, but an amazing feeling, and so inspiring to know that I have the capability to move forward!

I will post more later, but haven’t posted in a while, mostly due to my surgery, so wanted to put up a quick post to let you all know what I’ve been up to lately!


Aliza Chana

One Response to “Becoming “Whole”istic”

  1. Nice Diabetes on August 23, 2012 7:39 pm

    Good luck with your new adventure, finding something to make your dreams come true is really worth striving for!

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