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Creating Real Wellness: Rooting in Self-Love Alchemy

I spent many years looking outside of myself for the things that I needed. This inclination of course spurred naturally as my family members inevitably taught me how to settle into my human body and how to be in the world. Friends, community, and teachers slowly added to my influences and helped form who I was becoming as an adolescent.  

Then as a young teen I reached a point where I realized I had choices to make. I had to take part in forging my own path. Who did I want to be? More importantly, how did I want to walk in the world?

I don’t know about you, but I found the shift to be difficult. For years I continued to look to others for the love, happiness, and validation I craved and needed. Eventually, as a young adult when my health started to waver, I also looked to others for answers when it came to my wellness.

That difficult and frustrating journey taught me a lot about myself and all manner of relationships. When the conventional “fixes” didn’t equate to symptom resolution I had another choice before me. When I took a hard look at many of my personal relationships and realized that my generous energy wasn’t being met, I knew something had to change.  

I HAD TO TAKE OWNERSHIP! MY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ARE MY RESPONSIBILITY!

I started spending more time alone, writing and creating art and music for myself as ways to tap into my own inner wisdom and desires. Nature became my therapy, and I indulged in beauty and simple pleasures regularly. I decided to begin my study of plant medicine and nutrition so that I could take an active part in my healing. The vital energy of my botanical creations started to wake up parts of me that had been dormant for years, if not generations! Cooking became less of a chore and more of an opportunity to find delicious, creative ways to satisfy my nutritional needs and my taste buds. I finally started feeling empowered in my health and my life!

The momentum has only grown over the years! Fun, joy, and pleasure have become priorities and I see them as part of my medicine. I seek out experiences that feed my soul and broaden my perspective. Travel satisfies my adventurous nature. I birthed a business that allows me to not only serve others but also listen to my instincts and create my own path. My authenticity has drawn in a life partner that values the same vital things, truly sees me, supports my continuous growth, and encourages me to follow my dreams.

This is not to say the path is perfect or that I don’t ever falter from my mission. The difference is that in challenging times I now know I have the strength, resilience, creatrix nature, wisdom, and determination to stand at the helm of my life and the universe has my back.

One of the beautiful things I celebrate about the direction my life has taken is that people who’ve made similar choices to “take the reins” are naturally drawn my way and rich community builds naturally! My gratitude for authentic connections continues to fuel me on my journey!

So, having come full circle as well, I’m so glad you’re here!

Let’s continue to Create Real Wellness!

China Rose Zamora is a functional nutritional therapist, clinical herbalist, and yoga teacher who has worked in the holistic health field since 1998, has proudly served her community as China Rose Wellness since 2009, and is co-creatrix at Create Real Wellness. When she’s not coaching women to rise to their health potential, practicing herbal alchemy, traveling the country via mobile tiny house teaching inspirational workshops to demystify wellness, or co-facilitating transformational retreats with AJ, her-eco warrior partner in adventure, you can find her meandering on the nearest hiking trail or jammin’ at a local, live music venue. China Rose is a firm believer that wellness encompasses everything that nourishes us, body & soul!

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