About Me

The Wellness Turkey

Hey there, I’m the Wellness Turkey, and I’m on a mission to help you design your best life, one smart hack at a time. But first, let me share my journey – a story that’s as real as it gets – no fluff, just reality. 

 

Now, I might not be your typical Instagram influencer, as I’m well into my 50s, but that just means I’ve had more time to gather an epic assortment of life lessons.

 

You see, growing up, my family life was far from ideal. My dad lost his parents when he was just a toddler, and he had to navigate a world where cheating and shortcuts seemed like the only way to get ahead. On the other hand, my mom, the eldest of eleven children, missed out on a childhood and an education. Our home was a place of emotional and physical abuse, leaving me craving love and making questionable choices in relationships.

 

For nearly four decades, I stumbled through life like a turkey lost in a maze. Financial struggles, toxic relationships, and a difficult home environment took a toll on my well-being. Mental health issues became a constant companion, and I resorted to unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking, taking my anger out on others, and reckless behavior. I was a follower who just followed what my friends or family did. I had no opinions of my own. I felt like such a dumb Turkey!

 

In my 20s, I married, not because it was right, but because it seemed like a solution to my emotional void. Life threw me curveballs, and I found myself as a single mom for a decade.

 

But here’s the twist in the tale. As I approached my 40th birthday, something inside me shifted. I decided to take control and create a life I could be proud of – a life where I could become a role model to myself. I embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery, working tirelessly, investing in personal development courses, and reading countless books. It was during those challenging years as a single mom that I discovered my resilience and learned the importance of knowing my worth and values.

 

And you know what? In just a decade, from my 40s to my 50s, it all paid off beyond my wildest dreams. Today, I enjoy the freedom of choice – I work because I want to, not because I have to. I’ve achieved success both in my professional endeavors and personal well-being, and I found the love of my life, my husband, in a partnership built on mutual respect and understanding.

 

But more than that, I’m here because I know how challenging it can be to navigate life without guidance. Both of my parents were uneducated, and growing up, I had no one around me that I looked up to. Honestly, my life was a mess.  I wish I had a mentor or a roadmap to make better decisions and accelerate my path to success. Only after age 39 have I spent thousands of hours listening to books and taking personal development training and learned through trial and error to get to where I am today. And gosh, it would have been nice to have that mentor or roadmap.

 

That’s why I am writing this blog. For those of you who don’t have people or adults you can look up to for sound career, financial, and personal advice. I’m here for you, offering guidance and support as you embark on your journey to success and fulfillment.

 

And here’s another piece of my journey – I used to be a taker. I always asked people for help with my problems, sought advice, and even borrowed money, but I rarely gave back. Now, I spend half of my time helping others, coaching on finances, relationships, real estate, and more. I made a conscious shift from being a taker to being a giver because I wasn’t proud of my past. It’s become a fulfilling part of my life’s mission to support and uplift others.

 

Why These Topics Matter for Gen Z Visionaries:

 

Your generation is facing unique challenges and opportunities. The world is changing at a rapid pace, and traditional education often falls short in preparing you for the complexities of adulthood. That’s why mastering your mindset, money management, relationships, wellness, and environmental responsibility is crucial. These areas aren’t just facets of life; they’re the pillars that support your journey to success and fulfillment as Gen Z Visionaries.

 

Are you ready to take charge and create a future you’ll be proud of?

 

Subscribe and stay tuned for new blogs as we embark on this journey together. Each post is a step toward your path to success and well-being. Your best life awaits, and it’s going to be epic. 🌟✨🦃”

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