We had the good fortune of connecting with Clarita Escalante and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Clarita, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and after sitting in a victim mode for almost a year, I decided to do something about it and that’s when my Journey to Health began. I was determined to never hear the word “cancer” again, so I decided to go back to school and fully understand Nutrition and our body functionally. I studied for my own knowledge but after several friends and family reached for guidance around Nutrition, that’s when the idea came to start my business and educate others in Nutrition as well. My approach to Health and Wellness is a little bit different than other Nutritionist or Health Coaches. I focus on Mind, Body and Soul (Holistically). We can be eating all the healthy food and do all the exercising but if we are not in peace with ourselves, we are not healthy either. I work on building habits around their new goal(s), we go deeper on the why they want the change, establish a Journal or Mediation/Mindfulness routine, build a movement plan and help them create a balanced meal.

What should our readers know about your business?
I have the empathy to understand my clients on a deeper level on what is like to build a foundation in order to obtain an optimal Health Journey. As a cancer survivor, I fully understand how it feels wanting to be healthy and feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of my favorite places to visit is Sedona, its mystical and so peaceful. The views are breath taking and the food is amazing. If you are looking for a weekend to re-charge Sedona is the place.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There’s just not one person that has helped me be where I am, it has been a combination of coaches, virtual mentors (they don’t even know, LOL), books, audibles, podcast, other people’s stories, and many more. To start I want to Thank the following people, My Family, Friends, Nikki Shorts (Mentor), Amanda Walker (for her coaching), Jam Gamble (for helping me use my voice), Andrea Robinson (for her Journal & Newsletters), Shawn Stevenson (for his amazing Podcast on Health), Chalene Johnson (Virtual Mentor & great Podcast), Lindsey Schwartz (Podcast & Community Programs), Amy Portfield (Virtual Mentor & Podcast), James Clear (Author of Atomic Habits), Jen Sincero (Author of You are a Badass) and many more…

Website: claritaescalante.com

Instagram: @the_clarita_escalante

Facebook: The Clarita Escalante

Other: Podcast: The Clarita Escalante Show (English and Spanish Episodes)

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