I am just so glad you're here.
I am an avid overthinker, so making this website, and putting what I do into words was, to be honest, tricky.
So, I have tried my best to just speak from the heart, and get out of my head.
Here it goes.
Quick fun facts about me:
-I have two amazing dogs: Woody and Junie
-I am a Cancer Sun/Rising + Libra Moon
-I am Vegan
-I am an Empath and a HSP
-I am a total book nerd
-I hope to write a cookbook someday soon
All About Me
Hi sweet friend,
My name is Hannah Garland, and I live in here in the beautiful, and yet still strange and magical, Austin, Texas.
Most people go into detail about their qualifications and college degrees and such when writing an about me section. Maybe that might matter if I were a doctor or something similar. But my education level and experience in the many fields I've worked in don't really define me or what I believe my purpose is, or what really lights me up at the end of the day. So, if it's ok with you, I am just going to skip it. Of course, you are always welcome to ask me those questions, or any questions for that matter. To sum it up: I went to school for Nutrition/Dietetics/Psychology/Anthropology, but have been working in the kitchen as a pastry chef/cook on and off for the past 17 years, but also am a certified Institute of Integrative Health Health coach, and have been a successful health coach for other businesses since.
I was born an emotional kid. I grew up in a household that was somewhat chaotic emotionally. Essentially I was raised by some what emotionally immature parents. I love them, of course, but this affected me deeply. I felt everything around me. I learned to predict future outcomes so that I could prepare for them. I clung to anything that might give me some sense of control, because maybe that would hold me down on the ground.
It took me a long time to get to where I am. But the experiences life has given me, and the gifts I was lucky enough to be born with taught me a few things:
Being sensitive is a gift
My intuition is valuable
Being myself is the only way I can live my truth.
I need to get clear on my wants and needs so that I can protect and harness my energy
It's ok to change my mind
I don't live in a society that wants me to succeed. (consumer capitalism)
For some reason, I believe very strongly that I am meant to help others. I feel lucky enough to be able to connect with almost anyone.
That is what I am here to do with you. Hold space. No judgement. Honor your feelings and wants and needs. Validate your human experience. Help you get out of your own way. Show you that you are just where you are meant to be. Guide you back to that inner voice that has been there all along hoping someday you'd hear it. I promise it's worth it.
Thank you for being here.