If you are a parent, then you may have heard of Dr. William Sears. Dr. Sears is a renowned pediatrician and author, penning more than 30 books on childcare over the course of his illustrious career. He’s a baby whisperer in my book based on his theory of Attachment Parenting, but all of his findings are scientifically based, so I don’t want to get too woo woo on you.
I became a Dr. Sears groupie after reading The Baby Book. Apart from all the cute little hineys on the cover, I was thrilled by the teachings inside, which actually worked for me as a
clueless new parent.
My then tiny person was struggling with getting to sleep. Putting Dr. Sears’ advice into practice, I was finally able to get my slumbering baby out of my arms and into the crib without waking her. Multiple times. Every day. Yes I had to wear a digital watch with a little light in it all the time to track that magical 20 minute threshold when moving a snoozing infant without consequence is possible. But having my teensy newbie nod off in a peaceful and snugly environment was worth every ounce of sacrificial wristal-sweating-due-to-cheap-watch’s-platic-strap-in-the-Texas-heat-ness. Every ounce.
And I’ve been a fan ever since. Fast forward to my latest fitness infatuation. It’s something I’ve been pondering and researching for quite some time, and I finally took the first step today to make it official. I have decided to become a Certified Health Coach with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.
My favorite topic with my favorite Doc! Who’d have ever thought I’d be revisiting such a great mentor in this unexpected new capacity after so many years. Clearly this was meant to be. YAY! I am so SO excited. After learning and adopting the 80% food rule for over 2 years now, I finally feel qualified to get some bonafide training behind me and help spread the word in a more validated way.
In the program I will be studying for 2 certifications – Families and Adults & Seniors. This was the really cool part for me because I am deeply invested in both groups, based on the people in my life right now. As a mom, teacher and daughter to 2 sides of grandparents, what a better way to affect lasting change for my community than to acquire solid, science-based knowledge that I can help them to apply. Again. YAY!
Of course all good things take time, and I my classes won’t begin until mid-February. But I just had to share the news because this is something I’ve wanted for a long time, and without your support and encouragement, would never have had the guts to try. So thank you!
I will keep you posted as new developments develop. Until then, I’d love to hear about any new adventures you’re embarking on that you maybe were afraid to attempt in the past.