My Dear Influence
In such a time in which we pay so much attention to social media Influencers, we tend to forget about who in our daily life is a real influencer. As entrepreneurs, we are always looking for inspiration, and we tend to look for it on the outside. We forget to look inside to see what has influenced us to become who we are.
Let me tell you a story of how I was influenced by one of the most influential persons in my life, my mother. My mother was the woman who was always in service of her community. She was a true leader. Her lack of higher education didn’t stop her from doing all the great things she did for unprivileged people. She was the kind of woman who got something in her mind and went for it. Without knowing it, she was an influencer who brought people together to create a better community. My mother has been my dearest influence in who I am today.
When I look at my life now, and I see all that I have traveled in this journey of life, I see how my inner and outside transformation started after my mother passed away. My mother was my world, and I had the pleasure to take care of her in the last years of her life. As a diabetic patient, my mother suffered many illness complications from multiple strokes to renal failure. Her last three years on this planet were not easy, but her journey became mine and without noticing she became my most significant influence in life.
At 21 years of age, I lost my mother. She was 60 years old. I did the math, 39 years apart. What did I want my life to be? I didn’t want to go through the same pain she went through. I took action. My inner journey started, and the outside transformation followed. Although losing my mother was painful, it was that same pain that pushed me all along to create a healthier lifestyle in body, mind, and spirit. As a Holistic Health Practitioner with a background in Organizational Leadership, it is my time to influence women to create a healthier lifestyle. My mission is to empower women with natural wellness. When I influence one woman, she influences her family and a family can influence a community to create a better life in this world. We are all influencers.
Catalina received her Holistic Health Practitioner and Bodywork Certificate in 2001. She now focuses on teaching meditation while using healing energy, crystals and aromatherapy making her meditations an experience for the mind, spirit, and body. As a vegan, she also loves to talk about healthy eating and the pleasure of living a holistic life. With 20 years of experience in holistic lifestyle she has become an advocate for holistic living. She has a Master's in Organizational Leadership, and with the combination of her holistic lifestyle experience, she now empowers women with natural wellness.