We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Meg Haworth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Meg, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The single most important factor behind the success of my brand has been consistently following my intuition all along the way. This is a talent that I had in spades that I intentionally developed into a skill by taking courses over twenty years ago. I now teach coaches, therapists, and healers how to develop and evolve their intuition while also certifying them in an emotional release technique I created fifteen years ago that removes blocks that inhibit self-trust, confidence, clarity, and can heal the body in the process. Had I not learned those skills, there’s no way I would be where I am today.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My first entrepreneurial efforts began in 1988 when I started writing cover letters, resumes, and brochures for people. I had a 100% job placement success rate. I was in college and I had shifted my degree (after three years) from psychology to English with a concentration in writing. I could combine two of my great loves – the inner workings of the human personality and writing. Fast forward to 1997, after working in a number of big corporations in travel and advertising, I was getting one disease diagnosis after the next as I spent most of my twenties in doctors’ office waiting rooms trying to find a way to get well from over a dozen illnesses that I had developed including ulcers, IBS, chronic depression, and recurring upper respiratory and ear infections. I was at my wits’ end when I read an article in the Washingtonian Magazine about alternative medicine. I could barely hold up the magazine because I was in such intense pain from massive inflammation that caused muscle spasms that I would later learn dairy products were the root cause of. It wasn’t just muscular misalignments from scoliosis after all. The article discussed chiropractic care and I thought that would be so good for my then-boyfriend. And that was the moment it clicked. I desperately needed the help so I put the magazine down and called a friend who had been raving about her chiropractor to me. That one phone call would lead me to become who I am today. My chiropractor opened me up to nutrition, yoga, meditation, mind-body medicine, massage, herbal medicine, acupuncture, metaphysics, and so much more. It led me to natural medicine, becoming a chef (and I would eventually work with celebrities in Hollywood). writing six books, co-authoring three others, publishing numerous articles, owning and operating a healing retreat center, hosting a radio show and eventually a podcast, and becoming a doctor of Transpersonal Psychology. I learned through all of my experiences that healing from illness requires every part of the holistic system to be engaged in the process. If you neglect one area – like your psychological or spiritual/energetic well-being, you will stay ill. I learned that the body remembers the experiences of abuse you went through (and I had all kinds as a child) and it will knock at the door of your heart until you answer it to bring true and lasting healing to ALL of you. When I was struck by lightning on Venice beach six years ago, I would find myself in yet another major turning point. I was a very successful private chef to celebrities making diets for specific conditions and healthy weight maintenance. My brain, back, and nervous system injuries would take me out of the game and force me to ask myself a critical question; Am I living a life that is fully serving others? The answer was clearly, “NO”. My baptism by lightning would remind me of a near-death experience I had when I drowned as a small child. My intuitive abilities were always way off the charts and they would be sent much higher through the electrical force of nature I had somehow survived. Since then, I have dedicated my life to how I can serve others with my gifts – all of them. I have coached hundreds of people on healing with food and the power of the mind, created a podcast called Get Well Soon, written a best-selling book called Get Well Now, been featured on NBC Nightly News, The LA Times, numerous online summits, podcasts, published articles, and have spoken at many events. Through all of these last twenty-five years in business, my crowning achievement is the holistic emotional release process I created that truly heals people called Whole Person Integration Technique. Today I teach therapists, coaches, and healers how to evolve their intuition, honing it into laser focus to help their clients while also certifying them in my healing technique so they can assist themselves and others to heal the effect of emotions, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs on the physical body. The greatest lesson I have learned is to hone and develop my intuitive abilities to assist myself and others in evolving in every area of life from business to personal relationships and everything in between. Had I not learned the secrets to doing that decades ago, I would not be where I am today. I would have stayed mired in illness and the intense emotional pain that comes with being empathic and highly sensitive. Instead, I followed my heart, received extensive training, and created a life of balance between the logical and the intuitive while helping thousands of others along the way. You have so much power within you. You can overcome the darkest nights to create your brightest days. It all begins within you. Changing your inner life will shape the outer in unimaginable ways. You have to do the work of letting go of the things that weigh you down. Then get quiet and listen. Your intuition is waiting for 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.
I live in fabulous Larchmont Village where I would take my guests for a stroll to Cafe Gratitude or Le Petit Greek to eat some amazing food or sip coffee from Bricks & Scones while eating a vegan & gluten-free donut from Erin McKenna’s Bakery. We would then go hike up through Fern Dell to Griffith Park Observatory to weigh ourselves on Mars and Jupiter and take in the breathtaking views of this impressive city. Then we would stroll the walk of fame and eat burgers and fries at 25degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. In the summer, at night, we would go to a screening of Harold and Maude at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Jazz at LACMA on Friday nights or the LA Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl. On another day, we would go to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier to ride the Ferris wheel then take a long walk on the beach before driving up to Geoffrey’s in Malibu for dinner at Sunset. We would spend a day at the Getty Museum and another through the stunning gardens at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. We would also take my all-time favorite studio tour at Warner Brothers where we would sit on the Friend’s couch, check out Ellen’s set, and see the costumes from Wonder Woman and Harry Potter. On a Thursday we would take in the art walk downtown and go to The Last Bookstore to stroll through endless stacks of books. We would also go to the Grove for shopping, riding the Trolley, checking out the LA Farmers Market, and have dinner at La Piazza on the Fountain where we can do some serious people-watching. We would go on long walks through Hancock Park to see all the mansions and just take in the beauty. We would check out the art galleries on Melrose and hang out at Gracias Madre where we would meet with friends while sipping Margaritas on their patio. I love this city so much! The diversity of what LA has to offer is absolutely endless. And can you tell I love to eat?!?! I could go on!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have been mentored, coached, and have networked with SO many groups over the years. The one I am currently working with these days is Ladies Take the Lead with Alina Fridman at the helm. She is a Los Angeles based virtual networking and mastermind machine! I found her through my former business coach, Shana Yao. This is the power of networking and how it creates a solid foundation for business and personal growth because the two are one!