Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Medical School

Dear Family and Friends and Bloggy Friends,

I have some exciting news to share with all of you.  My career is taking a bit of a twist and turn at the moment.  I have enrolled myself in Medical School!!  OK, not really medical school, but it may as well be.  I am currently enrolled in the largest nutrition school in the world, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, located in New York City, where I will be trained to be a certified holistic health counselor and become a member and affiliate of the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners).

IIN is a unique school and program as it does not teach just one dietary theory.  It teaches over 100 different theories with the purpose of letting  Americans know that there is no one way of eating that fits everyone.  The whole program is based on bio-individuality - we are all unique persons and made differently.  It also teaches the concept of primary foods, the bridge between nutrition and personal growth and development, which are not foods  we eat, but foods that nurture who we are and balance us as a person in our career, spirituality, relationships and physical selves.  The mission of IIN is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness of Americans, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world!  Sound interesting??  It is!  And I am so excited and honored to now be a part of this movement :)

This is quite a change from interior design, I know!  However, my goal and intention is to incorporate this with my current design business to help as many people as I can.  As a health counselor I will also be incorporating my design background into my practice.  Our environments play as big of a role in our health as does the nutrition.  The condition of where we eat, sleep, work, play, etc. needs to be calm, clean, peaceful and nurturing.  Our environments need to feed and nurture us, just like food.  What will make my practice unique is that I can utilize the knowledge I have from my education and experience in working in design to take the healing process of my clients one step further in their lives by helping them "heal" their environments as well as their bodies!  My interior design business, Pineapple House Design, will remain in tact as well, and I will continue with those projects as they come and my time allows.

This is going to be an amazing year of my life!  It is going to be busy, time consuming and hectic at times.  There will be many events and get togethers, emails and phone calls, and blog posts I may miss.  But please bear with me and send your encouragement and support.  Pray with me and for me that I can be one of the greatest health counselors out there, helping individuals, communities, and even corporations transform their lives (And maybe yours?) as well.  When this year is over, my life and the lives of my family will be forever changed by what I will be learning.  Keep an eye on will see an amazing transformation happen!!

Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me with your support, prayer, encouragement, and love.  I look forward to sharing with each and every one of you how the process is going and what I am learning!

Please get back in touch with me and let me know what is new and good in your life, as well!!


Kristina P. said...

Luanne, this is so exciting! I'm sure you will do a great job and be very successful.

gin said...

congratulations on taking this huge step!! i will be rooting you on, and i hope you will pass on some of your great tips to us :)

V said...

Congratulations, Luanne!