Hi beautiful and Welcome to my World!
If we haven’t met, I am Marie Acain, Transformational Mind | Body | Soul Health & Wellness Nutrition Specialist and Creator | Founder of Engage Methods aka “The Social Butterfly”.
I WAS ONCE SO LOST AND CONFUSED… BETTER YET SO SHY AND NO KNOWING WHERE THE HECK MY LIFE WAS GOING AND I CRAVED SOME SERIOUS PURPOSE AND PASSION. (I’M STILL SHY BY THE WAY) … I JUST KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSING, SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE, BUT I JUST COULDN’T QUITE PUT MY FINGER ON IT…
So, I’m going to get deep down and personal, really quick. **takes deep breath** I’ve always been shy and I always felt awkward – being a short asian – filipino decent… I remember always wanting some height (I still do by the way), wanting to have better teeth, wanting to be in skinny jeans like girls in my cheerleading squad in high school and so much more…
I grew up in a traditional Filipino-American Pacific Islander household. That means, of course… RICE and MEAT every single meal… Although I didn’t grow up with much, I ate well and I am very grateful… meaning my parents always managed to put food on the table. Let’s be honest, if you know what type of food we ate, you’d know why most of my digestive issues and skin irritations would come from. (Some of you would say, but the food is soOooo good! Sure I get it… and I miss the island foods too like red rice and chicken kelaguen!)
I had become a self-proclaimed and very gullible health-junkie! Aside from the diets that weren’t working – no fun, I tried weight-loss pills – no fun and never again! I worked out every single day (I kind of still do!) I was stuck in a rut… depressed, not loving life and it showed… I worked in an Architectural Firm and because it was a high-stressful job, I would binge when I had the chance… The office always had bagels for breakfast, donuts in the employee lounge, treats from all the vendors, dine and wine, and more… When was it going to stop…?! You know the feeling when you have a problem, you can see, even feel how much better life would be with the problem solved but you’re missing the whole part on how to get there. How do YOU get started? Ugh. I was so lost and so confused. I tried everything. I became numb to the struggle, but I still felt pain everyday. All I wanted was long-term results; to see them – in the mirror and on the scale, but what I failed to realize was each body is different. This diet that everyone does is not a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL!
And then my life journey has led me to discover my passion for healthy living. Much of my life I struggled with not feeling connected and being unhappy in my body. I was out of balance and not listening to my inner voice. In 2004, I experienced my “aha moment”, a shift in my mind-set, my view of the world, and, of myself.
Part of that “aha moment” stemmed from a Detox Cleanse that I did! The detox reduced inflammation, bloating and reset my body into fat burning mode. I then found that by nourishing, and listening to my body, mind and soul daily, my life began to change. My body began to transform itself.
In college, my best friend Stacey Paliombay introduced me to Bikram “Hot Yoga”. I then lost more weight and began to feel even more energized and more balanced. With yoga and exercise and good food choices, choices became easier, stress levels dissipated, and I found more joy each day.
I wake up every single day with more gratitude, ready to embrace each moment, and meet obstacles in my path with added grace. Every day is a fresh start. I am constantly evolving. I am aware. I have choices. I live. I learn. I reflect. I am grateful. I am confident my personal message and experiences will help YOU create your inspired life, bringing you health, happiness, balance and inner peace.