Boss Mom of The Week: Rebekah Fedrowitz
Rebekah Fedrowitz, MHN, BCHN®, is a holistic nutrition consultant, speaker, and author. She is passionate about freeing women from the traps of dieting and band-aid healthcare. She believes the best healthcare starts with diet and nutrition, and the best “diet” is always the most delicious and satisfying one. Having dealt with her own weight, body image, and health issues, Rebekah knows how exhausting, overwhelming, and confusing it all can be. She understands and empathizes with the struggles people go through and her goal is to help people what’s right for them so they can achieve their ideal health. Rebekah completed her Master’s diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Edison Institute of Nutrition. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. As a consultant, speaker, and author, Rebekah has worked with individual clients and groups to help people change their lives and finally discover the health they have been seeking.
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
My family is my life! My husband and I have been married 9 years and we have a 2 1/2 year old son. In the 9 years we’ve been married, we’ve lived in 7 different homes (+ a few residence hotels), 5 different cities, 4 different states…and we have another move coming up in the fall. Our son is our greatest joy and he lights up our life. It’s been so fun watching him grow and develop his big and fiercely independent personality. And he loves to break out into a spontaneous dance party as much as his mommy and daddy do!
We are not “outdoorsy” but we LOVE to be outside. We especially love being on the water – at the beach, sailing, hanging out on a dock, etc. The ocean is my calm place and I don’t miss any opportunity to be there
My Boss-Mom journey…whew, I could write a book about that. Here’s the short version. I started my career in association and event/conference management. I was good at it, but wasn’t fulfilled. Due to my health challenges, I discovered holistic health and decided to venture a different direction and go back to school to become a holistic nutritionist. Since then, I started a couple private practices, but our frequent moving made that nearly impossible. I combined by careers and ended up working as the Events & Communications Manager for the holistic nutrition association. The job was wonderful, but then I got pregnant and realized that I wasn’t really doing what I knew I was called to do. So, I left that job to spend more time with soon-to-arrive son and get back to my real purpose.
Just a month before I was set to launch my new business, my husband found out he was being reassigned to a new project and we were moving in 6 weeks! Yikes! It was a difficult time for me – having a young child, getting ready to launch the business I had been dreaming of, and leaving the one place I considered to be home more than anywhere I’d ever lived!
A year later, after taking some a couple months off and spending time reflecting in what I’d learned from this relocation, I revamped the business structure, created the site and programs, and finally launched my new business, You Are Well. It’s been a journey and a half, but I wouldn’t change anything because I know this is exactly what my business needs to be.
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
When I’m in a hurry, I love one-pan meals for easy prep and clean up. Something like ground beef sauté with onion, broccoli, riced cauliflower, and red bell pepper with sprouted rice and assorted herbs and spices.
In the winter months, I love to roast a ton of vegetables and chicken. It takes a little time to cook, but it’s all inactive time so I can do things like play with my son, take a shower, or check the Boss-Moms feed!
In the summer months, I love grilling. Talk about fast and no mess (plus my husband helps with this cooking method). Mahi mahi fillets reasoned with lemon, salt and pepper, and grilled vegetables like bell peppers and squash and sweet potatoes. Sometimes I whip up a quick dip made with strained yogurt or avocados, olive oil, and herbs and spices.
When all else fails, eggs. A good frittata recipe goes nicely with pinot and makes for great breakfast leftovers.
Where do you go for inspiration?
The kitchen! That’s where I do my best thinking.
And the Boss-Mom group, of course. You ladies post some great stuff!
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I just stated listening to Two Moms, One Podcast – which is great.
Joyce Meyer’s podcast for realistic encouragement and support.
Amy Julia Beckers book, Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
You can do this! Know that the road ahead may not always be easy, and there will certain be ups and down, but it’s worth it. What you do matters. You make a difference.
In one word, sum up your life as a Boss Mom.
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
- Be confident in yourself and your choices.
How it relates – Nothing has ever been as hard as motherhood. Between the self-imposed guilt and the mommy-world judgment, it’s easy to feel as if you will never get it right. Sometimes you have to make educated and informed choices and then go of all else. Forget what anyone else says or thinks. Do what you know is right for you and your family and be confident in those choices!
- Embrace and encourage change; never stop growing and learning.
How it relates – Just when you seem to have things figured out and they are finally working, they inevitably change. Being a mom requires rolling with the punches. Instead of fight change, we should encourage it and learn from it. It can be exhausted but it’s necessary to grow and develop.
- Meet people where they are on the way to where they’re going. Walk with them at pace they are comfortable with.
How it relates – We all have our own way of doing things. Pushing my son to accomplish new developments before he’s ready usually backfires. Nurturing him and just being with him in his journey allows him to blossom in his time, which often ends up being better and faster than I expected.
Connect with Rebecca!
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