My name is Margaret aka Maggie and I am the founder and Health Coach of I Love Me.
My journey to coaching has not been a direct path. I'm an introverted, feeling soul and I've always known I wanted to share compassion, love, and kindness with others and in some way help them to improve their lives.
In my young adult life, I have been very interested in and passionate about food, cooking, nutrition, and our food industry. I found myself always wanting to learn more about this subject and am so fascinated by it.
I have always been interested in health, wellness, and in the medical field, which is what led me to get my Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. I have been working in the medical field as an Occupational Therapist (OT) for 6 years. During this time I have had lots of rewarding experiences helping people return to full function and/or regain a piece of themselves/normalcy through the care that I provide. However, I've also realized that many reasons I see people (i.e. chronic pain, chronic inflammation, complications of lifestyle diseases) are symptoms of something larger. I found myself feeling that if I could help these people on a larger, holistic scale, there could be great benefits.
It has been through these passions and realizations that I have been called to the field of coaching.
Personally, exploring food, nutrition, exercise, as well as getting to know myself (mind/body/spirit) has helped me to improve my health and well-being. I realized that calories in, calories out, the number on a scale or the size of my jeans is not what makes me feel strong, confident, and comfortable in my own skin. Rather, it was realizing that listening to the needs of my body, mind, and soul and nourishing myself on this very basic level is what helped me to feel great about who I am, in the skin I'm in. As a result, I found myself wanting to eat quality, healthful foods and move my body regularly.
Yes, life with smaller thighs and a thinner waist may very well be lovely, but when I truly listened to my needs, I seemed to care less about these things. In fact, I found myself feeling better than I have before and I could show up in life like never before.
This is what I want to share with people all over the country and the world. You are amazing, you are wonderful, you are beautiful. And, by truly loving and caring for you, you may find layers of yourself melting away in the best way possible.
Margaret K. Achu
Hello, I'm so happy to meet you!
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Science and my Masters of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.
I have also completed the Health Coach Training Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
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