How Shonabetterway Got Its Name

When my girls started high school, I started to feel like I had accomplished my life’s purpose and fulfilled my dream. Thankfully, my girl told me “Mom, we’ll always need you!”

I started to look at my time. Crafting and taking care of things would leave me feeling quite content but could I do more? I thought about a dream I held before I met my husband.

A dear friend of mine lived in a small town. When she needed cancer treatments, she stayed at a place for people taking cancer treatments. I wanted to give people like her a spa like experience. Being a massage therapist at that time, massage therapy was high on the list.

Life happened though, I married, moved to another country, and raised two beautiful girls.

I started thinking about that dream again. But now, as a busy, wore out mom I often dreamed of going somewhere where people took care of me. I could rest, eat food that made me feel good and get back on track so that I could take the best care of my precious girls.

Why not create that space for others?

So, I set out on my journey. The first step was to learn more about nutrition. However, I discovered a “Better Way”.

Truth is, I would never have left my littles for 2-3 weeks. And you know how vacation goes. Wonderful, wonderful memories but Moms don’t really get a break and then there’s all the work when you get back home. Creating a life, you don’t need an escape from is amazing. And vacations then become even more enjoyable.

So many of us forgot how to take care of ourselves or maybe we never learned in the first place. We’re told being tired and drained and full of pain are just parts of life we need to accept and deal with. My mission is to help people discover that life doesn’t have to be that way.

My healing journey began before I went to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, but my time there accelerated the journey. I’m still a traveler, we all are as we grow and age and bloom.

So, this blog is a place for me to share my journey. Join me as I heal my life and body and grow as I help others.

PS. My name is Shona (pronounced Show nuh) and I love play-on-words.

15 responses to “How Shonabetterway Got Its Name”

  1. Hi Shona, this is so exciting that you’re a WordPress member now! Welcome to our family! I hope this comment logs. πŸ₯°πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ˜˜


    1. Thanks for giving me the nudge!

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  2. Welcome to WordPress! Blogging is so fun I hope you enjoy it πŸ’›β˜ΊοΈ

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    1. Thank you! I’m really enjoying reading other people’s blogs.

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  3. You write well. Seems grammatically correct to me. 😍😍😍


    1. Ha ha ha! I’ve been practicing!

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      1. Before joining WordPress, I bought 2 fun grammar books. I read some of them and then decided I could use my time to read each book and structure my sentences or use my time to write passionately from my heart. Guess what I chose? Heehee

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      2. Well, I know you write passionately from your heart ~ so maybe both?!


  4. Only passion, no grammar skills. Haha Even in school, I excelled at math, not English. What about you?

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    1. Math was definitely easier. I did alright in English, but I’ve always said it was my second language ~ gibberish being my first lol

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      1. Gibberish or proper grammar? No contest. Heehee

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  5. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey Shona. Lots of luck!


  6. Very nice..
    All the best.

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