We had the good fortune of connecting with Amrit-Sadhana Boyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amrit-Sadhana, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I had been working in holistic medicine for about 8 years and there wasn’t much room for growth working for another person. I had people coming to me asking me what I did for anxiety and having a balanced life. That I felt so calm and collected to them all the time (of course how we appear and what’s going on inside of us can be two very different things). I had friends coming to me asking for help. As so many of us do, I was dealing with major imposter syndrome. I went to Institute for Integrative nutrition to become a licensed holistic health coach. That was the beginning. I realized that helping people is what brings me joy, makes me feel fulfilled and if I stayed at my current job then I wouldn’t be able to make the impact I wanted. I had started to slowly cut back at work and take on more clients when Covid hit. It was the perfect time for me to go head first into my business. It has been a process with lots of ups and downs and I am still building and growing, but it has been one of the best things I have done for myself. If I could offer any advice, it is do the things that scare you. The universe has a way of showing up when you are aligning yourself with your higher self.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a holistic health and anxiety coach and while there are thousands of health coaches out there, there are not many that specialize in anxiety. I was diagnosed with complex PTSD (multiple traumatic events) in 2016. I had friend approaching me asking me how I was such a calming force and it made me laugh because I felt like I was a mess all the time. I realized that because of my upbringing I had been given so many tools to help me keep my anxiety contained. Between breathwork, a balanced diet, herbs, meditation, movement, etc I had created a life where my anxiety wasn’t running me any longer. I started to share these tools with friends who in turn told me I needed to do this for a living. That is when I looked into being licensed as a health coach so that I could have a bouncing board to jump off of. That being said, I will also say that you have to really be willing to put int the work to change your relationship to anxiety. Therapy is a must, an anxiety coach or health coach can be so helpful and learning to change your relationship to your anxiety is dire. That is where I come in. I teach people how to look at their anxiety from a different lens and that is where they find the big wins! My goal is to help as many people as possible. To allow people to be seen and heard, validate how they are feeling and also help them to move through the harder times in life so they can truly live from joy rather than anxiety.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, I am a beach babe. Put me anywhere near the ocean. It is when I am close to mama ocean that I feel most held and myself. So a day at the beach is the perfect day itinerary for me.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I couldn’t possibly choose one person but overall, my gratitude would go to the women in my life. The women who have looked at me when I feel like I’m about ready to give up and told me to keep going. They tell me the work I am doing is important and is changing other’s lives. They are reflections of the strength and beauty that I am and I am grateful for them every single day. I don’t think I would be where I am now without their love and support.
Sierra Selene Photography for the photos of me.