We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Bressack and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katie, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
When I started my business it was all that I was focused on. I worked hours and hours growing my business, however I got burnt out and quickly realized that I needed to practice what I preached more. A big turning point in my business was when I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus, and was so exhausted that I just had to slow down. I realized that I could get more done when I just cleared out my calendar and stopped multitasking. I have client specific days for my one-on-one clients and also days where I do my corporate wellness clients. The other days are for marketing, writing newsletters, getting back to emails. By having a tight schedule, it helps me focus but also find balance. I also have lunch, workouts, and down time scheduled on my calendar so that it’s not overwhelming to look at.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I specialize in women’s hormonal health. I support women with painful periods, PCOS, heavy/irregular periods, amenorrhea and thyroid imbalances, post birth control, pre/postnatal and preparing for pregnancy. Katie also helps women transition through perimenopause and menopause. I love how I help women not only with their nutrition but all areas of their life, how are they sleeping, how are they moving, what are their relationships like. It’s so important to take a very holistic approach to wellness since that is what will help them continue to focus on taking care of themselves.
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?
We’d have to take a tour of the coast from Palos Verdes to Malibu and eat at my favorite places like The Source in Manhattan Beach and Malibu Farms in Malibu. We’d spend time walking on the strand in Manhattan Beach, maybe ride bikes, take a yoga class or go for a hike.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband has been my biggest cheerleader. He has always encouraged me and shares in my wins!
Andi Buescher, The Boho House