Welcome to the 6th edition of my Health Series!
This month we have the pleasure of our wonderful Marise Hyman from Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching. If you are an English speaking mom or pregnant lady, then I am sure you have heard of her. Well, do you know what her views on health are? Look no further, read here!
Here we go:
Name, age, occupation: Marise Hyman, 38, Holistic Maternity & Sleep Coach/Educator – Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching. Founder & Birth Advocate – Luxmama Club & ParentPrep asbl
What does health mean to you?
Health to me means being resilient to what life throws at you. Everything is interconnected, much more than we think! Therefore, fostering a healthy approach to life impacts not only yourself but also your environment and the people around you.
How do you achieve this level of healthy?
By following an integrative or holistic approach to life. Where body, mind and spirit is nurtured and living in harmony and flow with the environment around you. Realising that the body is self-healing and ever-changing, just like nature. We are nature! Understanding that anything you put in your mouth, put on your skin, inhale through your nose and create in your mind influences health. Rather being curious to new discoveries in science than feeling overwhelmed. As essential as the physical part is to health, acknowledging the underestimated role thoughts and emotions play in shaping your reality and ultimately health. And lastly, moving your body in ways that feel good.
Why is it important to be and live healthily?
To be alive is a GIFT.
Respecting and nurturing this gift just feels right to me.
This wasn’t always my attitude. I have gone through times when I took life, my body and the environment around me for granted. Becoming a parent and taking stock of who I am in the world and my place in it, has changed ALL THAT in a big way.
Why are you an expert?
I won’t call myself a “Health Expert”…
Following an exhausting 18-year corporate career filled with sweat and tears, I analysed my life when becoming a mother and awoken to the realisation that life is more than just deadlines and material things. The challenging transition parents in the Western world experience compared to how traditional cultures approach this sacred rite of passage fascinated my so much, I fell in love with the “transition into parenthood” and made it my mission to support parents going through it.
I started my own business coaching and educating expecting and new parents worldwide after qualifying as Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner and Holistic Perinatal Educator/coach, Happiest Baby on the Block educator and soon-to-be “Becoming Us”-facilitator.
I also developed the desire to create positive change within my community and as a result, the Luxmama Club & ParentPrep asbl was born, a volunteer-run organisation by the community, for the community raising awareness for green, natural & holistic parenting alternatives, birth rights and perinatal mood disorders by offering a variety of inspiring social and educational events in Luxembourg.
What is your top health tip?
Listen to your body, it’s always communicating with you. Be kind to yourself and others. Say no when it’s not for you. Do things that bring you joy.
Great tips! Say no! I love it! Live life holistically! Thank you so much Marise!
If you would like to meet Marise, then join us for this weeks Bellies and Booties event. This Thursday 16th March she will be our special guest and explaining all about Emotional Well-being, Baby and Holistic Sleep. Don’t miss this great opportunity! I will be there too 😉 See Facebook event for more details.