Today's Savoury Soul is a woman who encompasses authentic happiness and personal freedom. She is super sweet, radiates kindness and love and her blog is something I read and walk away learning incredible lesson, big or small.
Natalie, from Achieve the Impossible is here today to answer some questions and for you to get to know a little better. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, head over to Achieve the Impossible. I'm loving her Unravel Yourself e-program (which is free btw), with the mission to help you learn to listen to your own wisdom and find Joy, Beauty, and Meaning in your life.
So without further ado....please meet Natalia!
Adorable, isn't she! Below is the interview I shared with Natalia.
What does authenticity mean to you?
Authenticity is about being YOU, always.
Authenticity is honesty without judgment and blame.
Authenticity is coming back home to yourself.
Being authentic is about speaking and standing in your truth even if it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable.
What is something you are still working on in your own journey to be as authentic as possible?
I’m always working on being authentic with others and myself. It’s a lifelong practice and a daily choice for me. Learning to let go of control, and releasing the need to always be prim-and-proper, and focusing my energy on cultivating acceptance and self-trust instead, have made this journey a lot easier and way more joyful!
So much gold can be found and experienced when we let go and allow. I say – embrace the mess!
What do you love most about coaching?
I love everything about it, especially the depth of connection and relationships I get to cultivate with all my clients.
Coaching relationship is unlike any other. It’s about choice, awareness and discovery. It’s full of space and possibility so you can breathe, fantasize, explore and strategize freely. With my clients I walk the path every step of the way. I support them, encourage them to own their brilliance and lovingly nudge them to step up while they discover what lights them up and create the life they desire the most. These are extraordinary moments worth living for.
Many-many years ago I hired my first life coach and she told me that she was in the business of helping people make their dreams come true. As soon as she said this, I knew I wanted to be a life coach.
I love talking about coaching and I could go on forever. I will stop here… for now. :)
How do you handle challenging moments in your life?
Ahh, those moments… We all have them in common.
Robert Frost said that the ‘best way out is through’. The only way through in these challenging moments is be real with what is; I’m not good at pretending that everything is well (when it’s clearly not), putting on a big smile and just brushing it off.
Sometimes I’m sad for a day or two, or maybe longer. I recall that I’ve been here before (many times) and I survived, better yet, I thrived.
I do what I need – I take extra good care of myself, listen to music and cry when I need to. I allow, I allow, I allow.
Everything passes and this too, shall pass – I whisper to myself.
I reach out and ask for help from friends and family. I allow myself to be held closely by them. I ask for extra on exceptionally hard days and they always say yes.
I talk about my challenges openly. I say – this is where I’m and this place sucks big time – but deep down I feel that this experience is valuable. I trust that most of my suffering is caused by fear and this moment is an opportunity to practice courage by being with what is. This I know – everything I want is on the other side of that fear.
What do you LOVE most about yourself?
My sensitivity. I used to think it was my greatest curse. As a child, I was teased incessantly for my hyper sensitive nature and told that I needed to toughen up on many occasions.
I refused to do that. Over the years I came to realize that sensitivity was my greatest gift and I became fiercely protective of it. My sensitivity is the reason I can love so strongly, connect so deeply and experience the world so vividly.
What is A Savoury Soul to you?
One of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho, captures the essence of A Savoury Soul ever so beautifully:
“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
Savoury Soul is not afraid to try. Savoury Soul loves the sweetness but recognizes that spice, tartness, and sourness add so much more flavor, dimension and fun to this amazing dish we call Life.
Natalia is a certified life coach for people who want to shine with passion, confidence and unwavering self-respect, and to discover a life of Beauty, Joy and Meaning. Through her one-on-one coaching sessions and e-products, she empowers her clients to dream big, dissolve limiting beliefs, work through fears and celebrate their successes as they uncover what truly lights them up!
At Achieve the Impossible she shares insightful and inspirational words to help you adore yourself and to own your brilliance. You can learn more about Natalia and her forthcoming Unravel Yourself e-program here or join her on Facebook and Instagram.