Get to know our new NYC-based Holistic Health Coach, Amy Jarosky
1. What motivated you to become a Health Coach?
I worked at a large hedge fund for 10 years and, over time, I began to feel unwell. My mind and body were fatigued and I realized I needed a life change. After improving my diet and developing a regular yoga practice, my body began to feel more energized and I felt like myself again. This incredible transformation lead me to become a Health Coach. I wanted to share my story and help other hardworking people feel their best.
2. What is your professional background and how has it helped you with your health coaching clients?
Having worked at a hedge fund for a long time, I fully understand the struggles of thriving in your body while working a stressful job. It’s challenging to focus on balancing a healthy diet and lifestyle and climbing the corporate ladder at the same time. (As I’m sure many others do, I found it very difficult to avoid those yummy chocolate chip cookies constantly appearing at the office!) But, I now have the tools for dealing with such cravings and I can share them with my clients.
3 What type of clients do you specialize in and why?
I work with corporate men and women. As I have a corporate background, I can fully relate to these individuals. I’m so passionate about providing busy people with practical, easy ways to incorporate healthy habits into their lives.
4. What is your go-to breakfast?
For breakfast, I usually have two eggs with 1/2 an avocado or Purely Elizabeth cereal with almond milk. Both of these contain protein and healthy fat, which are important first thing in the morning.
5. Where can we find you when you’re not on the job?
When I’m not coaching, I’m usually hanging in the West Village. I love exploring the neighborhood and checking out some live music or the newest healthy spot.
6. What does self-care mean to you? What is your go-to daily self-care practice?
Self-care is all about taking some time every day to nourish your mind and body. Even on my busiest days, I take time to just focus on my breath. This may be five to ten minutes of meditation or just taking a few deep breaths throughout the day. I think this is crucial for maintaining balance and calmness.
7. What is your go-to wellness book and why?
I’m obsessed with Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love. This book has forever changed how I react to challenging situations. Most importantly, I’m learning to shift my perception from fear to love when dealing with my personal and professional relationships. Like anything though, this is a work in progress!
8. What are you currently reading (doesn’t need to be wellness!!!)?
Currently, I’m reading Clean Gut by Dr. Alejandro Junger, which is a detailed look into the link between gut health and all chronic disease. It’s quite fascinating!