Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
Hi! I am Ashley Logan, founder of Ashley Logan Wellness, LLC an integrative health coaching practice based in Charlotte, NC. After working 10+ years in corporate advertising and marketing, earning my MBA in International Business, and raising my three incredible children I had to sort through my own stress-related health issues. It was only when I took a holistic, “whole-self” approach that I started to experience an incredible shift. This led me on a journey to turn my life-long passion of health and wellness into my profession. I became a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a Registered 200-hour Yoga Instructor and earned a Women in Leadership certificate from Cornell University. I am currently focused on creating a 6-week group coaching program and developing corporate partnerships to support in-house wellness initiatives.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
Community is a key tenant to a well-lived life! As an entrepreneur, I prioritize building and growing my community of like-minded women who are inspired to not only have a successful career but also a fulfilling, purpose-filled life. I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in many of the events Ellevate offers from the more intimate coffee chats and fun happy hours to the informative webinars, inspiring speakers, and thought-provoking roundtables. I am currently participating in the squad program which is an amazing opportunity to support other women realize their biggest, boldest goals. This inclusive, diverse community has been a game changer for me professionally and personally!
How would you define your professional mission?
The mission of Ashley Logan Wellness is to empower female entrepreneurs and corporate women to move beyond limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors that keep them stuck in stress, overwhelm and dis-ease. I believe it is possible to thrive in work and life by creating strategies that support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This translates to better sleep, more energy, less brain fog, stress resiliency, healthy digestion, a balanced immune function and a sense of calm and ease. We must consider our whole self to create the most impactful change. Therefore, I employ a holistic approach, so my clients cultivate vibrant health and well-being through thoughtful habits, consistent routines, nourishing rituals, best practices and ultimately a sustainable lifestyle that supports a #wholelifebalance.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
This most rewarding part of my job as a coach is to witness the transformation of not only my clients’ health and wellness but their life. It is a gift and an honor to hold space for women to courageously determine to live healthier, happier, more balanced lives one small step at a time.
What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
The legacy I hope to leave through my work centers around a collective mindset shift. It is my intention women will further embrace the endless possibilities available to them by harnessing the power of their health and wellness in its totality - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Women have in large part been socialized into believing they can’t have it all. Or better yet that meeting their needs should come at the expense of meeting everyone else’s. In fact, women CAN have it all, and it’s important that women first take care of themselves in order to best serve others and live their best life.
What is your morning ritual?
I am a big believer in morning (and evening) rituals. My morning routine anchors my day with intention and a sense of purpose. It consists of 3 core practices each designed to support my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I eat a light nourishing breakfast, with collagen infused coffee, while taking in the morning sunlight which helps set my circadian rhythm for restorative sleep. Next, I journal for about 30 minutes. This is my time to vent, process issues, express gratitude, review goals for the day and/or creatively free write. This practice frees my mind of loose ends and grounds me in the day to come. After journaling, I meditate for about 20 minutes (longer if I have the time). This is my time to go within and connect to God, the Universe, Source Energy (or however you describe this omniscient being of love). A regular meditation practice feeds my soul, reminds me of the bigger picture and connects me to my intuition. These three non-negotiable daily practices allow my day to unfold with intention, purpose, ease and enjoyment because I have nourished my mind, body and soul.
What would you say your personal superpower is?
As a self-described empath, I used to feel it was more a curse than a blessing because I would often feel overwhelmed by the feelings of others, loosing touch with my own emotional state. My own healing journey introduced me to concept of emotional boundaries and their unique ability to allow me to hold space for someone else’s experience while simultaneously holding true to mine. So, today I consider empathy to be my superpower as it enables me to be a loving, supportive human.
Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
I am a believer in WHOLE-life balance versus work-life balance. We must consider the elements of our whole life to really create meaningful harmony, health, and balance. To create a ledger with life on one side and work on the other is a missed opportunity. Our work is integrated into our life and cannot be readily extrapolated from it. Cultivating whole-life balance starts with mindset, a clear plan of action and keeping small daily promises to yourself.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Fear gets a bad rap. Fear is what alchemizes hesitation and self-doubt into courage and confidence. Look at fear as a friend rather than a foe and watch your goals, dreams and aspirations manifest.
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
Put your own oxygen mask on first. It is critical we working mothers create a sustainable lifestyle rooted in optimal health and wellness. We can only do this if we prioritize routines, rituals and habits that physically nourish, mentally and emotionally support, and spiritually ground us in a life that embraces the normal ups and downs and ebbs and flows. One that is overall balanced. Health and wellness are the foundations of a well-lived life. Transform your health and wellness and you transform your life. You’re worth it!
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Integrative Health Coach
Ashley Logan Wellness, LLC
Ashley is an integrative health coach, writer and workshop facilitator who guides professional women to shed stress and overwhelm for a healthy, balanced life. Her holistic coaching approach gives women actionable strategies to support physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. She enjoys playing competitive tennis, travelling, spending time in nature, reading…just about anything, and adventuring with her 3 kids. To learn more or to get to know Ashley better visit www.ashleyloganwellness.com. Continue Reading
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