I was a hot mess for so long. Too long in fact!
I grew up never knowing there was another way of life, one that would become the answer to all of my lifelong maladies and that would take me the better part of a lifetime to finally find.
Back in the 70's, it was all disco and dieting. No one thought outside the box, at least not anyone I knew. As a result, I became someone who only thought in black and white. "Go to school get a job" became my mantra. It was drilled into my head a million times. There was just no other way about it, and while education is a good thing, I was never encouraged to explore my creative side, very much if at all.
The only side that I truly connect with ironically.
As a child, I wrote novels. The kind a 7-year-old kid writes. About my dog, who I wanted to be, how to run a lemonade stand. I loved writing, but being a writer never crossed my mind. It seemed like a hopeless hobby. So I turned my attention to more astute vocations, ones considered more noteworthy and noble, like becoming a doctor or an airplane pilot, none of which came true because they weren't really who I was. I later realized that the reason why is because they're not who I'm meant to be.
Writing is my thing. Always has been and always will be. It took four years of college and a 20-year corporate career to figure it out but thank God I eventually did. Today, writing is such a big part of my job. When I opened my own biz, I stumbled upon web copy and copywriting, and a whole new world opened up for me. One that had been there all along but I had ignored in favor of being "responsible," or in other words, working a soul-sucking job that drained all my energy and served to only make me miserable.
It took a huge leap of faith to think that at 41, I could leave a multiple 6-figure career and go into business for myself for the first time ever during the biggest downturn in the economy since the Great Depression no less, and make it. But I did. It was by no means easy, and has tested me in ways I've never been tested before. I've had many sleepless nights and WTF-was-I-thinking moments (and sometimes still do), but the one thing that got me through was my desire to do what I do.
And now, I do it. Or should I say get to do it, because it truly is a privilege to serve my clients and my community with my gifts and talents that I've gleaned along the way. Breaking through the mindset that held me back for so long took time, combined with repeated effort and know-how, but despite the struggle and financial hardship I endured, it was worth it.
Kind of like having a baby, except this is my baby!
Now I get to do what I love doing, all day every day, including writing, and I'd never trade it for the world. By overcoming my own emotional eating issues and discovering the core reasons why no one has any energy, I developed a holistic coaching business that now helps others lose weight naturally and double their energy drug-free – almost overnight!
In so doing, my life has only just begun, and it's my truest passion and desire for every client I work with that they get to live their lives the same way. Because if there's one thing I've learned, there is just no other way to live.
After over 30 years of enduring a crippling emotional eating disorder that led to an on-again, off-again 20-30 pound constant weight fluctuation, an insidious sugar addiction, low energy, and total confusion about how, when and what to eat, Angela Minelli, Energy Deficiency Decoder, has figured out the keys to ending the diet mentality, making peace with food, having bounce-out-of-bed energy, and finally breaking free from emotional eating.
She founded her business, Angela Minelli International, in 2009 to pursue her passion in natural health after leaving an over 20-year corporate career that left her weak, sick and on the verge of a breakdown, only to quickly regain her health and vitality after discovering and applying holistic protocols that allowed her to heal from the inside out. Getting her energy back for the first time in years, she later on went on to build her practice as a nutrition coach and in 2010, was featured as a guest expert on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act.
Later that same year she created her signature system, 30 Days to No More Cravings!™ that offers step-by-step instructions on how to eliminate refined sugar from your diet without feeling deprived, thereby reducing your risk of developing long term diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and cancer.
Through her own life experience, trial and error, and extensive training in mind body nutrition, enzyme nutrition therapy and holistic health, she has successfully learned how to apply intuitive eating techniques to her life and has helped her clients do the same so that natural weight release, more energy, increased confidence, better relationships, more career satisfaction, and generalized feelings of euphoria are common results.
Her online at-home study products and personalized coaching programs have helped thousands of clients worldwide forever change their relationship with food, their bodies and their weight, thereby strengthening their connection to their own intuitive eater so that they never have to think about what to eat or the right way to treat their bodies ever again.