We are excited and honored to feature a Coffee with MarciÂ with guest Contributor, Marci Hopkins, interviewing Audrey Zona of Integrated Health Coaching. Specializing in the Psychology of Eating,Â Audrey provides great nuggets of wisdom and manageable tips on understanding eating behaviors. Below the video, Marci shares her answers to Identity Magazine’s signature 5 questions, continuing our Get All A’s mission.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I accept that I am a mom first, I love them so much but I donâ€™t have to lose myself. I accept that I can balance my passion and my family. I will always be working that balance!
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working on appreciating?
I appreciate that all of my past hurdles in my life have made me into the person I am today.Â I have had to overcome significant challenges in my life that have made me a much stronger woman today. While the fear of failure still exists within me, I am working to convert that into positive energy to hit my goals
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share theÂ goals and dreams that you still have.
I am most proud of my two children and family. I still have my own goals though and I am pursuing them everyday. I want to help others by spreading their message. My goal is to grow â€œCoffee with Marciâ€ and make a difference for the guest and the viewer.
4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?Â Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
My imperfection was trying to be perfect. When I accepted I was not perfect, and no one is, my life became less stressful and so much more fulfilling. I embrace every imperfection because thatâ€™s what makes me who I am and there is no hiding anymore!! My Identity is that Iâ€™m not perfect and I can love myself for it!
5. â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I love myself because I am willing to take risks and do not live in fear. Who cares if it doesnâ€™t work out, you grow from it and it may take you to where you belong! I love my ability to go for it!