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Meet Heather Nieves in Calabasas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Nieves.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire adulthood, but have found my purpose through my own healing journey. About 2 1/2 years ago as a new mom, like most wanted to lose the baby weight and I lost 55 lbs. through online workout programs and a diet system, but found me so body obsessed, insecure and still binge eating. A woman reached out to me asking me to be her Life Coach because I was providing her with so much support, inspiration and motivation on my own journey. So, I hired mentors, took business courses and began my healing journey so I could be more equipped to support this woman and anyone else. It was then that I realized, I’ve been doing this my entire life, but never pursued it as a business. So, it was in my highest paying month that I left the NWM company I was representing and decided to launch my own programs and offer private coaching. Over the past two years, I have become a Body Positive Mentor as I healed my relationship with food and my body. The foundation of what I teach and has changed my life in my healing process is meditation. Healing is a sensory experience and transformation happens with our eyes closed. Making space for all of the good we so desire! Meditation also allows us to become aware of our thoughts and behavior which is the beginning of change, becoming aware. I provide the women I work with in my group programs and privately with tools to recognize their worth and shift their mindset to fully accept all that they are! The Cali sun and positive vibes have made a big impact on my energy, mindset and personal transformation. We moved from CT to CA in August 2016 right after my son turned 1. I’m in love with the West Coast and it seems we are here to stay!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has definitely not been a smooth road especially being a full-time stay at home mom and we have decided not to put our almost 3-year-old in daycare yet. Some of the struggles would, of course, be #momlife and making sure I do not let myself sink into comparison-itis and get discouraged. It has absolutely happened, but that’s when it is time to take a break from social media, especially since my business is primarily virtual.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Heather Nieves story. Tell us more about the business.
As a Body Positive Mentor, I work with women and guide them to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with their bodies and entire being. Stepping into self-acceptance isn’t easy and practicing self-love is something many women do not feel they are capable of or deserve. I am so passionate about helping moms rediscover who they are outside of their title and responsibilities of mom and embrace their incredible bodies that were gifted with. I do a lot of healing work with women on their relationship with food and their bodies. As I mentioned before meditation has changed my life and is the foundation of my teachings. Author of Rise Sister Rise Rebecca Campbell says this… “when we heal ourselves, we heal the world. This couldn’t be more true for me and it has turned into my passion project to serve more women than ever this year to guide them on this journey to self-acceptance and feel an ounce of liberation I have felt the past few years healing my own life. I feel so honored and grateful to guide women on this healing/awakening journey. What sets me apart is my authenticity. I show up with my flaws, emotions and remind women that I have scars too so that they may know they can heal. I’ve learned from my mentor that: “Authenticity Expressed is Abundance Accessed!”

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’m not sure I believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason in this universe and at the perfect timing. I believe every circumstance is a gift to us and it is up to us how we perceive it and react to it.

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