My Story: Health → Clarity → Creativity → Vitality

Lilycalfee

I have been guiding women towards vitality for over ten years. I received my BA in Studio Art from the University of Vermont and attended the Pont Aven School for Contemporary Art in Brittany, France. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and I’ve attended the Landmark Forum and Advanced Course. Over the course of my career, I have taught painting classes to underprivileged kids, run a bakery in rural Vermont, taught cooking classes, and led workshops in Boulder on writing, drawing, and movement. I have been thinking about creative theory and solutions for most of my life.

Four years ago, in the middle of running my first business, a pie company,  my health totally fell apart. I was suffering from adrenal fatigue, depression, and food allergies. Worse than any of that was pervasive unhappiness in my job, body, and relationship.

Health

The first step in my healing was learning how to nourish myself. I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and discovered bio-individuality, a fancy term that means everyone’s path to well-being is different. The foods that I eat might make you feel lethargic or bloated. The foods that you eat might make someone else feel spacey and anxious. Uncovering my ideal nutrition changed everything—I felt clear-headed, grounded, and stable for the first time in several years.

Clarity

With my newfound health, everything seemed possible! That was a wonderful feeling—until it was overwhelming. I had so many options that I was easily led down career paths that were not quite me. I found out that I absolutely love working with women, but felt inauthentic limiting my work by gender. I started lots of different projects in my search for the one that would make me feel alive. Thankfully, I had great mentors and teachers and after nearly nine months, the final shroud fell away and I could clearly see my path laid out in front of me.

Creativity

I’ve never understood why people take drugs. You want to get high? Try eating super clean, working out, and then having your life’s purpose released from the clouds in your head. With that clarity, my life was in hyper-focus. I could see so clearly what I needed to let go of and what I wanted to dive into. My mind was cranking out so many ideas, and each of them seemed perfectly aligned with my purpose. I was a waterfall charging off a cliff, or the sun burning up in the sky, or the wind storming down a mountain side. Somehow, I took a step outside of myself long enough to notice that I needed to harness all of that creative energy!

Vitality

The work that I do today was created out of that rush of clarity. I offer a six-month program to guide sensitive, passionate and brave entrepreneurs through my vitality-producing work, power sessions to help my clients blossom wherever they are stuck, as well as several groups to support creatives in on-going personal growth. To complete the experience, I partnered with Diane to create three transformational retreats on Healing, Clarity and Creation.

If you find yourself feeling depressed, unfocused, feeling trapped in your body or career—let me help you create a life you love. The first step is a phone call. Tell me who you are, what you’re all about, and where you are struggling. Together, we can revitalize your health, your career, your passion.