MAD LOVE MONDAY | KENDRA ADACHI - HEALTH COACH, PLANTBASED CHEF + CANNABIS EDUCATOR
HEALTH COACH, PLANTBASED CHEF & CANNABIS EDUCATOR
My name is Kendra Adachi. I’m a certified Integrative Health Coach, Plant-based Chef, Cannabis Consultant and life long student of personal development. I’m often asked what exactly does this all mean and what do I “do”?
Well, I work with people who acknowledge that their current circumstances are not desirable. They’re aware that their habits and behaviours are subtracting rather than adding to a life of optimal health and vitality. They could use a revamp in order to become the person they desire to be.
Together we emphasize on mindset, food for mood and establishing proactive tools to support their journey of self empowerment. I do this via one on one coaching online, speaking, immersive workshops and co-hosting retreats.
Whether it be feeling comfortable in their skin, feeling stuck and bored in a career and routine or simply needing a someone in their corner to hold them accountable in order to achieve desires and goals they have for themselves and their life. That’s where I come in.
I get to know where they hold themselves back, why and where they wish to be. Through addressing lifestyle and behaviours we create heightened awareness of self, new habits and ultimately an existence they honor and are genuinely grateful for that is unique to them and their needs.
I get what it’s like to feel frustrated knowing the choices I make hinder optimal physical health, career satisfaction, relationship healing and overall performance in life at my greatest capacity.
The frustration of getting in our own way. This is why it’s beneficial to have an outside perspective that will support and hold accountable to the changes that you say you’re going to make yet never seem to accomplish. This is because they have a different perspective and can see what you choose not to.
I do what I do now because of my own needs of healing. I was diagnosed with severe depression in my late teens and as a result, I had the opportunity to take a serious look at my lifestyle habits that were subtracting my growth and my quality of life opposed to healing and adding to my life’s experience. During my mental health journey (which is ongoing because I’m human) I experienced the traumatic loss of my first love, Alex, to suicide. This, was a catalyst to step boldly into the world of serving and supporting others who may find themselves in a place where they feel heaviness and alone. I’ve had the opportunity to be on both sides: being depressed, witnessing depression and losing someone to depression.
As I began to address my lifestyle habits I became quickly aware how nutrition, movement and mindset played critical roles toward my energy and understanding myself in a compassionate and unconditionally loving way. I started to honor myself and created proactive habits that blossomed into an expertise of sorts. After becoming an Integrative Health Coach I understood that the underlying force was to Honor by Health. I live by this motto daily.
What does it mean to honor?: Adhering to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct; to regard with great respect.
Being half Japanese I was raised with the importance of honor and what it means to live with honor. I started to realize that we can’t truly honor our loved ones, our relationships or purpose if we do not honor ourselves first. To honor by health is to honor others. To show respect for others.
It’s my variation of Jim Rohn’s quote: “I will take care of me for you, if you take care of you for me”.
Along with coaching, I have aspirations to collaborate with like minds in creating non-judgmental spaces gathering a global community that fosters enthusiastic play and compassionate awareness for ourselves, the planet and thus for others.
My most recent and upcoming retreat with my dear friend Aly Paws is this July 11-17, 2019 in Casperia, Italy called The Love Affair in Italy! We speak about this in greater detail on social media such as instagram and facebook.
I have a goal to create in person immersive experiences that will run globally bringing together women and men to encourage authentic connection and expression cultivating the embodiment of what it is to feel acceptance of our unique amazing selves, whole and enough.
Doing this work has empowered me to honor my personal needs and desires. I used to fight against my innate calling of becoming an entrepreneur as I didn’t feel I had what it takes or that I could ever accomplish the dreams that I had for myself.
The more I grow into my business, I grow into myself. The experiences I’ve had of working in jobs that weren’t completely soul nourishing were opportunities for me to discover what lights me up and what holds me back. Being on this path as an entrepreneur has been spontaneous, exciting, liberating, terrifying and incredibly rewarding. There are moments where I fall back into my limiting beliefs of not being able to ‘succeed’. However, when these feelings show up I always voice them into the world, share with my personal coaches and people who’s feedback I value and respect who remind me that the work I’m doing has a profound purpose.
We all have a profound purpose and our work matters. People need what I do, people need what you do. It matters. Coming back to this knowing helps me get out of my own way and continue to serve. There are greater matters at hand.
When I find myself in these states I often share my human experience on social media which are instagram and facebook as well as by newsletter for those who subscribe to my website. I do this as catharsis (writing as therapy) as well as a form of connecting with others because I know that I’m not the only one who feels these emotions. I encourage everyone to share and show their humanness. You just never know who may need to read or hear your words that can shift their mindset and create healing.
We are all connected and we can forget this when we remain silent.
Work life balance is an ongoing process for me. The thing is that I love what I do so it doesn’t feel like ‘work’. However, what I have come to know to be true is how this can affect close relationships. The key to this is radical honesty and great communication.
I also encourage establishing non negotiables such as a morning and nightly routine that is solely for self-care practices. Set up boundaries for what your needs are and honor them. By doing this we teach others how we wish to be treated, they will witness and may establish a ritual for themself.
In sharing all of this I have hopes to create connections within the YEG Boss Babe community and beyond in order to give and receive support, create friendships and impactful memories with the purpose of doing good in this world. I believe tribe, community and sisterhood are vital toward an empowered and thriving life.