We can’t talk about going back to school without taking time to appreciate the important role that teachers play in our lives. Teachers come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s your elementary school teacher, your college professor, a camp counselor or a yoga teacher…many of us can think of a teacher who has impacted the direction of our lives.
Most of us would agree, that without our teachers and mentors, we probably wouldn’t be where we are today.
Can you remember a time when you had a teacher change the course of your life?
As some of you know, 10 years ago I broke my back on a cross-country bicycle trip. As a result of the accident I gained 40 pounds, had severe chronic pain, and was told I would be physically disabled for the rest of my life. Aside from losing my life’s purpose (as if that wasn’t enough!), I lost hope and belief in myself. All that changed when Ana Forrest, a yoga teacher, came into my life.
Ana believed in me when no doctors did. She looked into my eyes and said, “Jo, you can heal.”
To this day I still get full body chills when I hear those words, because they’re the spark that lit me to be on this Conscious Cleanse path today. This is just a snapshot of what I experienced on my healing journey as a result of being open and willing to accept help from another human being. To read the entire story be sure to check out our book.
Ana believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Sometimes that’s all it takes – belief and the support to follow through on that newfound wisdom.
If you’re stuck in a rut (like I was) and not feeling your best, it’s time to reach out, to find a new mentor and to get support! We’re here to cheer you on and be by your side every step of the way.
Many teachers have informed what has become the Conscious Cleanse today. But what’s underneath the shopping lists and the meal plans is the fact that we believe in every single person’s ability to heal and have the best health imaginable.
You’ve heard my story. Now I want to hear yours.
In the comments below tell us in 50 words or less about a teacher who has impacted your life for the better! We will be selecting five star teachers to win a free Fall cleanse, a book and a t-shirt! Deadline is August 27. Winners will be announced August 31.
Busting at the seams with teacher love,
Visit the Conscious Cleanse Blog and submit 50 words or less about a teacher who has impacted your life for the better! We will be selecting five star teachers to win a free Fall cleanse, a book and a t-shirt! Deadline is August 27. Winners will be announced August 31.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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