Every week, we are so blessed to share this space with an incredible woman from the health, wellness and personal development community. This is our chance to connect and collaborate with amazing ladies from around the world as they follow their passion.
Angela Simson is a female health + happiness coach, writer and speaker. She is the creator of The Gratitude Project blog which inspires thousands of women to step into their light and live their best life. Angela is also the mind behind 30 DAYS OF SELF CARE and THE GRATITUDE TRANSFORMATION and has added cacao filled joy into many kitchens with her recipe book TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS. Through her time as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Angela has coached dozens of women personally through her private coaching practice and hundreds more with her online program.
Angela is one hundred percent committed to giving women the tools to completely change their lives through small acts of gratitude, tweaks in nourishing their bodies and the power to create what they desire in their relationships, career and personal lives.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, sometimes we just need to clear the fog to see the magic right in front of us.
Passion Yoga School: How do you use your work as a spiritual tool?
Angela Simson: I work as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, which means that daily I get to speak to people about what feeds them, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually. Being reminded daily of the importance of a spiritual practice through my clients inspires me more and more to add to mine. I coach completely intuitively, never going into a session with a plan but trusting that what needs to be spoken about will come out and it does 100% of the time.
PYS: The cracks are how the light gets in. Tell us how your core wounds have inspired your work.
Angela: To be honest, I had no huge breaks that led me to this passion. I simply saw people living amazing lives, where they were fed, loved and cared for but still not feeling at all fulfilled. Always waiting for something, marriage, babies, a bigger house or a better car. I was pulled into coaching because I believe that many of us take for granted what we have, we allow the stresses and struggles of everyday life to take away from the greatness of what we have in front of us. When you start to use gratitude and really focus on how lucky we are to have what we have, it's difficult to be pulled down by the speed bumps of life.
PYS: What is your worst habit and what are you doing to improve it?
Angela: I'm a chronic procrastin-eater! When I have something that needs to be done and I'm looking for distraction, I eat. Always healthy and nourishing food but it's my habit to go into the kitchen and make a smoothie or bake something when there is work to be done that I don't enjoy (aka sending out invoices or doing my bookkeeping. I'm working on improving it by adding a timer to my desk, I give myself 15-30 minutes per task and then I let myself move onto something else. That way I don't feel tied down to a 3 or 4 hour task in one day, it's spread out and manageable!
PYS: What advice would you offer to other goddesses working to actualize their potential?
Angela: The Cycle of Abundance. Inhale and Exhale. Then the cycle begins - Gratitude > generosity > giving > aligning > attracting > receiving > gratitude and round it goes. I have that always on my desk reminding me that by following abundance I will attract what I need and give what is deserved.
PYS: What does your daily spiritual practice look like?
Angela: Mornings are always different depending on what time my daughter wakes up. Meditation isn't an option when she's awake as she will be jumping all over me and prying my eye lids open. But if she sleeps in I start the day with a 10-15 minute meditation, sometimes guided and then I roll out my matt and stretch my body. If she's awake, we stay in bed for that extra 30 minutes together and cuddle, she's happy when she's in my arms with our foreheads touching. When my husband gets home from training it's our family time together and that's what fills me up inside.
PYS: Who inspires you?
Angela: The beautiful Kate Caddle.