Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Lotus Path, LLC. In Sarah's words:
"Lotus Path, LLC is the vision and creation of Sarah Davidson, a lawyer turned holistic health coach and yoga teacher. Sarah is devoted to helping individuals and families establish and maintain a holistic approach to health and wellness by returning to real food, creating a balanced lifestyle and feeling joy and gratitude in daily life.
Sarah hosts and collaborates on wellness retreats throughout New England. For more information on these retreats, please visit her website and be sure to signup for her newsletter to stay updated with retreats, recipes and offerings."
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Sarah: In February of 2013, my daughter Adeline, then 15 months old, began to experience a chronic and severe rash on her cheeks and legs. After numerous visits to doctors and specialists and many attempts on antibiotics, creams, and steroids, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I devoured medical journals, articles, and books on food allergies, food sensitivities and the gut-brain connection. I knew there had to be a better way.
I realized the onset of Adeline's rash coincided with the time period she began to wean from breastfeeding. During this time, dairy and other foods were being introduced and I knew these foods were wreaking havoc on her system. I eliminated the top allergen producing foods- dairy, gluten, corn, soy and eggs. We ate real foods and I did all the baking, creating and recipe building to ensure clean whole foods. I introduced probiotics and digestive enzymes to help restore the essential healthy gut bacteria needed for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.
Adeline will be turning three this November and has been symptom free for over a year now. Her gut is healthy and we have been able to introduce raw dairy and eggs back into her diet.
I learned that food can be one person's poison and another person's medicine. My daughter at 15 months old taught me about bio-individuality, the concept of food as medicine, and inspired me to take my passion for health and nutrition to the next level and become a holistic health coach.
SouleMama: Is there a special place that inspires you?
Sarah: Water in all its forms inspires me. The ocean, rivers and lakes are always calling my name and I know that a few moments in meditation along a river or the rocky coast of Maine/New Hampshire with leave me centered, peaceful, and full of new ideas ready to take form.
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job?
Sarah: I love being able to connect with people from all different areas of the globe. My job allows me to listen deeply and support fully. I love celebrating with my clients on their accomplishments no matter the size.
SouleMama: Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
Sarah: “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness." Thoreau’s Walden.
For today's giveaway, Lotus Path, LLC is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
What a marvelous opportunity! I would be thrilled to be able to work with Sarah.
Posted by: Sarah Heimann
Thank you, Lotus Path, LLC!