I simply love this series. As I’ve shared with you before, I am fascinated by people’s stories. What they do, where they have been, and how they got to where they are today. Everyone has wisdom to share. I’ve been lucky enough to meet the people I feature in this series, and my hopes are that you will be just as inspired as I am by them and their journey.
I had the opportunity to meet Kilee Johnson last year in Los Angeles. We were both in town for the Daily Love Live event. She was traveling solo and I was traveling with my husband. We arranged to meet beforehand at my hotel. Once in LA, we hung out and looked out for each other throughout this experience. She had such an interesting and inspiring story, and well I will let her tell you – meet Kilee…
My name is Kilee Johnson and I live in beautiful Bend, Oregon. I am a certified health coach who works with women to help them develop healthy lifestyle habits and create their dream life.
What circumstances led you to your profession?
I spent my life, up until the age of 22, with a persistent stomachache. It wasn’t until I tried an elimination diet and removed gluten, that I alleviated my daily stomachaches. My improved health made me realize that by making a simple change in my diet, I could feel better on multiple levels. Ten pounds instantly melted from my body, the stomach bloat went away, my brain fog cleared and my emotional state stabilized. I felt like a new and improved woman.
By experiencing my own health and wellbeing benefiting from the change in my diet, I was inspired to help other people identify ways to improve their diet and start feeling their best.
What inspires you?
I am inspired each and every day. I am inspired by the readings of spiritual authors including Wayne Dyer, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Mastin Kipp. I am inspired when I see people identifying their life purpose and creating an authentic and meaningful life. I am inspired by acts of kindness. I am inspired by nature’s beauty.
Learning that the way I approach and deal with the little things on a daily basis helps me build the discipline to complete the larger tasks in life.
What is one valuable thing you’ve learned in life?
I recently heard the quote, “the way you do anything is the way you do everything.” This idea really resonated with me and I started to repeat it in my mind on a daily basis. It reminded me to complete the tasks in various areas of my life with purpose and mindfulness. This quote reminds me that picking my dirty clothes off of the floor and putting them in the hamper each morning is just as important as filing my taxes each year. Learning that the way I approach and deal with the little things on a daily basis helps me build the discipline to complete the larger tasks in life.
Name one experience that has completely changed you.
Learning to trust and follow my intuition has been life-changing for me. It was not until I started to follow my inner guidance that magical, synchronistic experiences started to take place in my life. Meditation, journaling, walking in nature, and giving myself time away from distractions each day has allowed me the space to listen to and follow my intuition.
What is your proudest moment?
I think my proudest moment came a few months ago when I was sitting on a plane, about to take off and in that moment, I realized that I had spent that past year stepping into my fear and walking down an uncertain path. I had left a comfortable, safe life behind, and committed to an authentic, loving, vulnerable life full of self-love, inspiration, and purpose. There was no definite, one circumstance that I felt proud of. It was this sense of trust in the Universe. A trust that everything would unfold and work out exactly as it was meant to. Sitting on that plane, feeling at peace, I was proud of who I was becoming.
The single practice of gratitude has the ability to exponentially increase the quality of one’s life.
What’s your advice for someone who hasn’t found his or her way in the world yet?
I would ask them to start thinking about how they want to feel on a daily basis and what their dream life would look like. From there, I would have them start to look at areas of their current life that already make them feel that way. We would then set goals in different areas of their life, ranging from their physical health to their relationships with others, to their finances – then identify the steps it would take for them to achieve these goals. As they work towards their goals, I would advise them to celebrate the small victories and enjoy the process along the way.
The second piece of advice that I would offer is to practice gratitude on a daily basis.
I love the quote she shared. Honestly, it hit me like a brick – because it’s so true. How we do anything is how we do everything. That quote really makes me stop and look at my behavior and patterns. We never stop growing, we never stop learning. I get so much out of doing this series, and I hope you do too.
If anything in this post resonated with you, let Kilee know in the comments. To learn more about Kilee and the services she provides as a health coach, visit her website, or connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram – @kileejohnson.
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