We had the good fortune of connecting with Casey Leigh Stanton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Casey Leigh, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
In owning your own business the inevitable “I want to give up” will most likely arise. Especially in the first years I would count on it surfacing more times than not.
As a Holistic Health Coach and Integrative Nutritionist something I encourage my clients to do when it comes to their health and weight management goals is to connect their goal to an emotional and mental feeling. For instance rather than, “I want to loose twenty pounds so I can look great in a bathing suit this summer…” I would ask you to imagine how loosing that weight (or insert whatever your specific health goal is) would make you feel.
How would you show up differently in the world? Would you wake up more energized? Would you have less brain fog? What would that mental clarity feel like? What would you do that extra energy in your day? How would that confidence impact your love life? What would it feel like to no longer have negative noise in your brain anytime it came to your body or food?
Freeing? Liberating? Confident? Successful? Energized? Light? Excited?
The key to knowing whether to keep going or to give up is as simple as asking yourself, “What do I need?” If you are experiencing feelings of giving up, I would encourage you to pause – slow down, and get honest with what how you are balancing your life and where you are prioritizing your time.
You could be experiencing burnout in which case taking a rest, having a technology free weekend, or setting stronger boundaries around your work/life balance instead of giving up would be recommended. Working with a Holistic Health Coach can help you become intune with what areas of your life need a little extra attention.
For me, my work with my clients, their successes and wins out outweigh any fatigue I have experienced thus far. But on that day when the fatigue does set in, I know I have all the tools I need to come back to balance, harmony, and rest, and to work within boundaries for my own business and my self care. I have learned to rest rather than give up.
I also come back to why I started. I have witnessed autoimmune diseases being reversed, relationships repaired, and lives being changed through the work I do, and that is something I intend to be doing for the rest of my life.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I discovered long ago that how I felt had a lot more to do than just the foods I ate. It was also about quality of life, quality of sleep, quality of friendships, quality of relationships, and most importantly the relationship I have to myself.
My approach is different than other nutritionists as I focus on the individual rather than one specific diet theory.
Rather than just looking at the food on your plate my clients experience a more integrative and pragmatic approach. We look at the mind, soul, body, and individual subject. I work with you on creating specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals within a six month program.
I work with you by not only guiding you in what nourishes you on your plate, but off your plate as well. Together we will create personalized goals in order to achieve a positive health forward mindset, cultivate a healthier relationship with food through mindful eating habits, improve gut health, digestion, and so much more. All focused on our ultimate goal of creating a more empowered and elevated you.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As a westside girl, I would take my out of town friends to the beach! Matcha at Little Lunch in Venice, followed by strolling up and down Abbot Kinney, popping into Erewhon for a bite. We then would head north on PCH to hike Red Rock, and stop for a paddle out to watch the sunset at First Point. We would end the night at Taverna Tony’s in Malibu for some fresh sea food and a crisp glass of Sancerre.