I live in and am from DC, where the very first question people ask you after intros is, “So what do you do? My answer has been the same for a while now. It’s either: “I run a health coaching website.” or “I am a health coach.”

Unfortunately, people’s responses have also been the same for a while now.

It starts with: “So you’re vegan?”

And even though that makes me want to give a lengthy lecture on veganism, I’m just like,

“But you eat tofu, right?” So then I get all Tyler on them and I’m like, funny-hell-naw-hell-no-rapper-tyler-the-creator-Favim.com-357923
 And then they’re like, “But at my doctor’s office they tell me meat and fat will give you heart disease.” tumblr_mtlnj5oeoz1qk0j55o2_r1_250
  “You eat meat and fat? But you’re…not fat.”


 “Isn’t eating meat bad for the environment?”

And by then I’m just like,  tumblr_n0mz6utOQi1qf1116o1_400

But they press on. “So like, what do you eat?” And then I go all Ron Swanson.


Being a health coach doesn’t mean everything people think it means.

All it means to me is coming to people and working to make them healthier. I do what works, even if it doesn’t fit someone else’s definition of healthy. It’s about doing what works.