Susie Bower

It's kind of ironic that sometimes we have to experience a tragedy before we realize what we have. 

 

For me it wasn't until my 20's when I woke up one day and my legs felt weird.  That weird feeling soon turned into excruciating pain in my low back, followed by both legs randomly going numb.  I had a ruptured disc between L4 and L5.  The neurologist also warned me I had a few other discs that didn't look great - they were degenerating.  I ended up having a laminectomy at age 20.  Recovery from this surgery was the most intense and painful things I had ever gone through and this had a HUGE impact on my life.

I re-evaluated my entire life, my future.  Everything. When you get to a point so low in your life, there are only two choices - continue being miserable or make changes.  I began to ask myself what could I do better to improve my health so I may continue to live and serve for my purpose?

 

As a massage therapist, when you see people in pain, all you want to do is make their pain go away.  Unfortunately, I would have clients come on to my table with so many issues that could easily be prevented if they just moved a little more and made healthier food choices.  This prompted me to continue to grow my practice and become a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  Now I was able to help educate and work with people care for their body in a more efficient way, not killing themselves with exercise, but finding what works for their body that they enjoy doing.

As I continued down my own path of growth, I discovered yoga and meditation.  They came at the absolute most perfect time.  I was in a very dark place mentally, therapy was only bringing up past emotional traumas I had worked so hard on keeping buried.  Yoga and meditation truly saved my life, it was the only therapy that allowed me to go deeper, deal with my past and work through it so I could thrive in my future. It was me versus my own demons.  I looked my demons in the face and finally understood why I was masking my pain and coping. That took me to a place where I realized alcohol was not good for me and now I can happily say I am a little over 9 years sober.

Through my journey, I began to experiment with my nutrition.  Trying many types of eating styles, keeping the ones that worked well and chalking the others up to learning lessons.  I have discovered that Intermittent Fasting was incredibly healing for my body.  It freed me from being a slave to the clock, mood swings, being constantly hungry and finally allowed me to enjoy large, filling meals.  I have also had great success with eating the foods for my blood type, as well as my dosha and following Ayurvedic principles.  Education in nutrition, gut health and female hormones has been what I poured my time and studies into and this education has allowed me to heal not only myself, but also help so many other women.  I have traveled the world and experienced various cultures and foods.  Adapting and evolving my health with each adventure. I have been able to live my purpose by helping to heal others, prolong my career as a therapist and guide others on their self healing journey. 

Fast forward to present day.... Remember those other discs my neurologist warned me about?  Well, 20 years later one more gave out.  In September 2018, I found out I had a herniated disc in between L5 S1.  It lead to extreme pain deep in my right glute, loss of muscular function and strength in my right leg and foot as well as complete numbness all the time in my right calf and foot.  July 30, 2019 I had a microdiscectomy to get the disc off of my nerve.  Since I went into this surgery extremely healthy, the recovery went much better than my first surgery. 

 

I am an advocate for people suffering in pain.  Unless you're going through this yourself, it's hard for others to understand.  It's not something that can be seen from an outside perspective, we feel alone in our struggle and sometimes people don't even believe the amount of pain we are experiencing.  We don't have to suffer with physical, mental or emotional pain - it can be healed WITHOUT drugs!!

My calling has been realized and it is now my mission to bring it to fruition.  I want to bring my Soul Powered Life program to a larger scale with live classes.  My desire is to provide a healing center to at risk women as a safe place for them to unpack their baggage and weight from their trauma, heal at a deeper level and return to the world a stronger, more confident woman.  

Currently I offer two programs.  Both offer a complete package in and of itself, however I do have clients who chose to combine the two programs to expand their own understanding of their body at a deeper level (a discounted rate is applied when combining the two programs).  Please see the descriptions below to choose which aligns best with your goals.

  • Free health consultation and goal planning session

  • Private online group setting

  • One on One coaching

  • Recipes

  • Two nutrition programs used as the base to understand what works best for you

  • Meal plans provided that will be customize for your personal health goals

  • Online fitness library

  • Access to exclusive cooking channels

  • Membership into our supportive SPD family

  • Free health consultation

  • Weekly live calls or video conferencing

  • Unlimited email support, as well as to send recap of weekly meetings, provide handouts and information

  • Evaluation of your Petals of Life - the 12 areas that have an impact on your overall health and well being

  • Deeper understanding of your nutrition and how to create customization for every season of life

  • Learn best practices for what works for your body, mind and soul

© 2020 by Susie Bower - for Soul Powered Life, OptimizHer and Soul Powered Dynasty