We had the good fortune of connecting with BB Arrington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi BB, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Staying in scope of practice. Nutrition and health is more than just what you eat and how you move your body. There is a large emotional component that comes with it and clients trust you implicitly and sometimes look to you to help with issue beyond what you’re trained to do. Yes I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, but I am not a therapist. Yes I can advise on how to navigate and stand your ground when it comes to your health choices at family functions, but how you should manage the relationship with your unsupportive mother in law is not what I am trained to do. That’s when I refer out.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I focus on the individual– honoring bio individuality and supporting clients though education is what I stand for. I don’t want clients to take my advice because I say so, but because they understand the principles behind the advice. I want to help foster a sense of autonomy in my clients. So it’s not about my workouts and my nutrition plan, it’s about the client. What I have learned is that if you lead from your passion, your people will find you.
Stop looking next door– you do you because that’s the only thing that will work for you. That doesn’t mean don’t ask for help or don’t study, it’s just very important to understand that what makes someone else successful isn’t going to translate if you do the exact same thing.
I ask people to come from a place of understanding and empathy. How we treat others and the planet says a lot about how we feel and what we know about ourselves as well. Being honest with yourself will help you make health gains in unexpected ways. It helps clients remember their why, which brings about the most consistent results.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to the secret entrance to the Altadena Crest trail for a nasty little hike! We’d come back to my house and make a meal using many of the fruits, veggies, and herbs from my garden.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This shout out goes to a certain someone who told me I was doing it all wrong and that I should fit the mold of what people wanted me to be instead of what I was striving for. Without her advice, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Sometimes it’s not the support that gets you where you want to be, but the lack of. (NO, I’m not going to give her name)
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