I am a licensed skin care specialist and nutritional consultant in New York City. I am also an educator in one of New York City's most prestigious Skin Care Institutes.
Three years ago I was an attorney in New York City. I worked for a major corporation for nearly ten years. I became a lawyer because I knew I was smart enough to be a "professional" (whatever THAT means...) and I suppose I wanted to make a lot of money (who doesn't?) Each year I got richer, fatter, meaner and more depressed.
Then, life posed a series of what seemed like insurmountable challenges: a brush with cervical displasia (a near-cancerous condition), imminent divorce, and two small toddlers..... I weighed pretty darned close to 200 pounds, was extremely critical, negative and unhappy, and desperately needed some new direction in my life.
From the outside my life looked pretty cozy: professional couple, nice house, uppety-neighborhood, two new cars, two healthy kids... From the inside, I couldn't really FEEL my life. Everything bothered me. I was not happy.
So one day very much on the fly I left it all. The job, the husband, the house. I came to New York City, closed my eyes and asked myself "What do I want to be when I grow up?"
I always had a penchant for nutrition and natural health. I never did anything about it. Somehow, though, and I realize how corny this sounds, I KNEW that somewhere inside me was this beautiful, positive, smart, innovative, totally together and with-it person. I just wasn't exactly sure how to dig her out.....
That's when I enrolled in school for skin care in New York City. What was my plan? I had none. I had no idea what I was doing. I was winging it! I can not take credit for any incredible insight. I just did what felt right.
Was I scared? Moreso than ever before in my life. Did I receive any support from those close to me? Somewhere between none at all and even less. Those who knew me were certain I had had a nervous breakdown. Maybe I did. Whatever it was, I am thankful for it because I wouldn't want to live even one single day of my past life.
Today: I am happier than I ever dreamed possible. I love my students, I love skin care, I love helping people look and feel better. I look younger than I did ten years ago, I am about 50 pounds lighter, my attitude is sky high!!! I never say never and I always question the impossible.
So, if you want to make changes in your life but are afraid, let me assure you that the only thing to fear is fear itself! Close your eyes, imagine your beginning, and begin to live it. That dream you have way in the back of your head that seems almost ridiculous, whether it is owning your own business, moving to a far away place, whatever... there's a good chance that there is a path in your life that will take you there, one step at a time!
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