One of my favorite things to do is interview others who are like-minded to me, soul-sisters and brothers who share the same mind waves that I do. I am a constant learner, and discovering what tugs on their heart strings is so fascinating that it has now become a passion of mine.
Today's posts is all about an amazing, whole hearted woman, Kelly Myszkowski. She is not only a holistic expert and body worker, she is
my friend. And I am blessed to share her wisdom, heart and soul with you, today. Enjoy!
Heather: In your own words, what is your perception of the term holistic?
Kelly: I often like to spell it "Wholistic". To me, it means acknowledging that we're an integral aspect of "All That Is", the Universe, the Whole, not separate from it, nor are we a collection of "parts". We're energy which has various qualities (wavelengths and frequencies within our current scientific paradigms). In lay terms those qualities may be expressed as: mind, body, spirit, physical, mental, emotional, consciousness, non-consciousness, Soul, thoughts, feelings, emotions, organs, muscles, bones, actions, experiences, etc.
Heather: Your life, holistic being what does your day look like?
Kelly: I'm a whole bunch of infinite BEINGNESS and potential, with many YOU-niqie aspects making me ...ME. I tend to my inner world so mind-body-Soul are optimally aligned. Then, I'm naturally in the FLOW, Source is supporting me fully in being my best self, happiest, healthiest, and contributing my gifts and talents fully and optimally to the world. Living On-Purpose. When I'm not in alignment, I experience stress. Stress is our signal that we are out of alignment with our design, who we ARE.
Heather: What is your favorite pastime? Do you have a specific Hobby?
Kelly: My favorite pastime is having variety and balance in my life and feeling like doing whatever I choose to do, even if it's just BEING ("being" is sooooo underrated and undervalued - and we see signs of that changing with more family-friendly work atmospheres and shorter work weeks). My favorite place to pass time is in the 1000 Islands region of NY on, or by, the water. It feels open and limitless. I also balance time among: my 2- and 4-legged loved ones, walking, laughing, making others laugh, creating (write, crafts, creating information products, etc.), reading, listening to music, watching movies/programs that are uplifting to my Soul and/or support my growth and expansion, and learning what I'm here to learn. It's more about knowing what I need energetically in the moment, than playing vs. working. I really don't "work" - I enjoy everything I do - it's just a matter of the nature of the energy demands.
Heather: What would be the most important tip you would give someone that desired wholism within their lifestyle?
Kelly: Self awareness is key. Knowing who you TRULY ARE, and what your Soul's telling you you need in the moment is ultimately the key to having a balanced, whole, healthy, happy, successful, fulfilling life.
Heather: How long have you practicing a life of holistic modalities, and what is the reason behind the start of your journey?
Kelly: When I was an adolescent I realized I had great instincts, and that the "right" opportunities presented themselves. So, some of my beliefs and attitudes were noticeable to me at that point. In my early adult life I began experiencing some physical symptoms that eluded medical explanations and diagnoses. They really weren't all that strange, nor serious. However, none of the conventional medical approaches helped, nor did ergonomic intervention (they were related to my work). Part of the problem was that the doctors were not taking a (drumroll, please.......) wholistic approach. Ha! Thankfully, I listened to my inner knowing, and persevered. That's when my deep dive into a wholistic approach really took hold in my life. That was in the mid-1990's. It really started with receiving craniosacral therapy, supported by a whole host of additional bodymind tools, techniques, etc. I noticed that EVERYTHING began to change together. My life, my mind, my body. Who knew? My Soul. I just didn't listen to its whispers earlier, nor did I have what it took to listen and act.... it was time for a change. And, when I listened, trusted, walked through the fear, voilá!!!
Kelly Myszkowski is the owner and founder of Inner Light Transformational Coaching & Craniosacral Therapy. Known for her innovative, insightful approach and witty humor, her specialty is empowering professional mid-life women to create fulfilling Purpose-FULL next chapters. She's an expert at custom blending self-inquiry, guided imagery, meditation, coaching, and intuitive bodywork aligning mind-body-Soul as a natural biological process needed for living On-Purpose. She teaches clients practical mind-body skills for following their Inner Wisdom to resolve their limitations and challenges at the root, aligning them with their Purpose so they stress less and enjoy more clarity, confidence, joy, well-being and satisfaction in their daily lives.
A graduate of Hartwick College, Kelly is also:
A Certified Transformational Coach,
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork,
A Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist,
A Licensed Massage Therapist, and
A Certified Guided Imagery Consultant.
She’s a speaker, workshop facilitator, previous guest writer for Inner Wisdom Sophia online magazine, has been a featured guest on I Am A Success Story Blogtalk Radio, and was a keynote speaker for I Am A Success Story’s Women’s Wellness Conference. She can be found enjoying time along her favorite St. Lawrence River, or sharing laughs with 2- and 4-legged loved ones in the hills and valleys of her native central NY State.