“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau
I stumbled upon this little gem in my high school English class and immediately came down with a major case of side eye. If a bunch of men were living in despair, were the women simply unbothered?!? Not necessarily. We all have our moments where we long for more out of life.
Women in leadership must overcome unique challenges in work, life and health while navigating high power careers. It’s easy to get stuck on a hamster wheel while chasing shiny trophies based on other people’s definitions of success. Yet, shifting from survival mode to thriving requires us to get back in touch with what makes us sparkle. Far too often, we risk silencing our inner voice, which makes it harder to identify what truly brings us joy.
I’ve been guilty of this. I pushed the snooze button on my dreams for years and put life on hold while quietly waiting for the stars to perfectly align. Until I received the ultimate wakeup call – a reminder of how fleeting life’s precious moments can be. Losing my mom to cancer sparked in me the desire to live life to the fullest and celebrate each moment. The recent loss of Kobe Bryant is yet another powerful example.
There is no time like the present to take charge of your health, grab hold of life with arms wide open, live out loud and begin to design a life that your wildest dreams are made of.
Ready to reclaim your joy but need ongoing sparks of inspiration? Well, I’ve got some exciting news to share. The Idem Spark Blog is officially live! And I’m thrilled for you because it’s your time to shine. Here are five good reasons for you to seize this moment…
- You are a rockstar.
Your level of badassery is off the charts. You enjoy playing at the top of your game and you are always striving to become the best version of yourself. However, as a leader, you face unique challenges with making time for self-care. Sometimes you struggle to juggle competing priorities between your professional ambitions and your personal health goals. This is your moment to put your wellness on center stage and Idem Spark has got your back!
- You deserve to treat yourself.
Adulting isn’t easy. Rise. Grind. Repeat. When was the last time you gave yourself permission to play? Make the intentional choice to incorporate playful living, rest and recovery to avoid burnout that is rampant throughout today’s hustle culture. Need help discovering new ways to sparkle? Follow us on Instagram for weekly doses of inspiration.
- Your voice matters.
When you are so used to catering to everyone else’s needs, it can be daunting to put yourself first on your to-do list. In order to conquer your wellness goals, you have to get crystal clear on what matters most to you so that you can better align your priorities to your values. At Idem Spark, our philosophy is all about living YOUR best life and no one else’s. Health is personal and you are your own best advocate.
- You belong in the wellness conversation.
When was the last time you felt seen, valued and heard? Whether it’s facing intimidation at the gym when trying out a new fitness class, being passed over for that big promotion at work, or coming up empty handed while shopping for plus size fashions, it’s easy to feel invisible, dismissed, and overlooked.
I see you. I am on this wellness journey with you. And I was put on this planet to help you win. I may not be the typical poster girl for wellness, but I believe that every woman has a story to tell. So I’ve created an inclusive platform where fresh voices – of all shapes, shades and sizes – can be heard. As an Idem Spark Rockstar, you get connected to real conversations with real women about health.
Want to share perspectives with a five star community of fellow badass boss ladies, waiting for you to jump in and join the conversation? Our private community offers a safe space and judgement free zone where you can express your unique voice and style.
- This is your year to sparkle.
By now the dust has likely settled on those New Year’s Resolutions. Some may have already thrown in the towel. Others may have fallen off the wagon entirely. No resolutions? No worries! At Idem Spark, we are not fans of quick fixes and fads that come and go. Our integrated and holistic approach is designed to reinforce sustainable lifestyle changes and help you consistently maintain healthy habits as you level up for total health. And we are here to guide you on your path along your wellness journey as you unleash your inner rockstar. This is your year to spark transformative changes that will have you shining for a lifetime.