Hi, I’m Lauren Helmkay and I’m a ‘Get-It-Done’er!’
I work with women who are struggling with the feeling that they aren’t living ‘their lives.’ Women who are running on empty, and yearn to feel energized, excited, and in control of their lives again.
Together, we find clarity – reducing the uncertainty and confusion, bringing more intention into their lives, and gaining confidence to live a life of THEIR design. #DREAMITDOIT
When I’m not coaching, you’ll find me generally doing solitary things – painting, reading, gardening, and boating. I recharge in my own space. But don’t get me wrong, I love a good get-together too!
And cooking. Did I mention I love to cook? I get fantasmagorically excited in markets and places like Whole Foods. I love the vibrancy of food, the colours, the textures, the aromas. I love to eat!
As a Culinary Nutritionist, I’ve learned how satisfying it is to nourish my body with whole foods. I love when people come in my kitchen and say “Yum! That smells terrific! What’s cooking?”
My excitement over food and nutrition expanded to studying the impacts of other lifestyle factors including sleep, stress, movement, and mindset. As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I love to bring this all together, to help my clients holistically optimize their health.
I’m a proud mother and we share our home with 3 cats (Stickers, Nightie, Mick Jagger) and a dog, Albi, who thinks she is a cat. The best product I have ever ever ever bought in my life is the ScoopFree Self Cleaning Litter Box. I swear! I am almost evangelical about this product and if you have a cat, this will save you time, money, and the frustration of, well, poop. You seriously NEVER have to see any poop. And I have FOUR cats! And no, I don’t have any affiliation with this company!
So what brought me to sharing all this with you, and to helping women #DreamItDoIt.
I’m a ‘normal mom’ – employee, daughter of aging parents, sister, friend, lover, housekeeper, in-home chef, chief laundry consultant. I juggle many balls at once and I wear many hats.
Despite the obvious fulfillment of many of these roles (some more than others!), I found myself, as I was entering my 50’s, just feeling BLAH. OVERWHELMED. UNINSPIRED. LISTLESS. All the self love and mani/pedis and massages didn’t help. All the wine, chocolate, pasta (you name the comfort food of your choice), didn’t help either.
If you looked at me, you saw a successful, happy, patient, caring, productive person. Putting on some weight. Tired on occasion. Inside, though, my own self conflict was eating me alive. All the self-help books, chats with close friends, trusted counselling for some perspective, just didn’t seem to crack the sense of unease.
Until I realized.
I was not actually OVERWHELMED.
I was #UNDERWHELMED.
Not living life as I imagined. Not living life on my terms. Not fulfilling the potential I knew I had inside me. Not listening to my dreams. Frankly, not even having dreams.
And with that realization. Life changed.
I began my journey to pay attention, and to live with intention. I learned how to separate what I thought I “should” want from what I really wanted. I sat through soul melting workshops on values and desires. I reminded myself of my core strengths that now make me a terrific coach: positivity, love of structure, self-awareness, empathy, logical mind, and love of learning. I got in action, identifying areas of my life that were no longer serving me. Life didn’t stop during this time. Lots of curveballs came my way. I made progress, I stumbled, I reset. Again and again.
My friends repeatedly tell me I’m ‘inspirational’. I really like that. A lot.
In the end, I discovered that I was uniquely equipped to support others who find themselves longing for change but struggling to make it happen.
You are in the right place if you:
If this is you, I can help you create the life you dream of. Together, we will reclaim your personal power. We will work together to help you take effective and empowered steps towards living your vibrant life.