Hi, I’m Kristin Hendricks, owner and founder of Simply You. I find it hard to write ‘my story’. Not because I don’t know it, but where exactly does it begin? … and it certainly has no end. I also wish I could share one pivotal and profound AH-HA moment which defined my path. It has rather been an accumulation of many life events that have brought me to this point of, well, simply me. For life is a continual series of experiences that precede our memory and transcend beyond time. Our human existence is full of lessons that can found throughout our day-to-day life, but it is the unpredictable challenging times that test our very being. I have found that the most trying and traumatic of times transform into being the most beautiful strokes on the canvas of life. The human journey is, in fact, a healing journey – offering countless opportunities for growth and evolution as we strive to live out the most authentic version of our self.
A cherished mentor once told me, “Healing is a journey, not a destination”. It is a never ending life-long process that I have found to be true and the theme for my life. Sometimes the opportunity to heal comes in the form of illness or dis-ease; it can be prompted as tremendous heartache; or found amidst a significant life event. But all too often it is the subtle shift and change of our thoughts and actions as we let go of what no longer supports our highest good. It holds unlimited possibilities and invites us to surrender to what is. And we always … always … have a choice of how we respond. My personal life events have taught me many divine truths and guided me into, and through, much ‘healing’. I have overcome a number of fated trials including the devastation of delivering a full-term stillborn baby; maneuvering through a difficult relationship that lead to divorce; and most recently, steering through the complexity of breast cancer. And just as for all of you, in between the ‘big’ events, have been all sorts of smaller obstacles. We also learn through the roles and relationships we participate in. Some of my greatest teachers have been found in the reflection of family ties, motherhood, friendships, and working relations. From the challenges and sufferings, to the celebrations and joys, I have embraced the art of navigating life’s events from my heart, rather than my head, and have understood their place in the evolution of my soul.
I have discovered that it is imperative to nourish and support all aspects of the self to usher in true healing. Whether healing through an emotional trauma, chronic illness, or dealing with an overwhelming situation, our mind, body, soul, and other energy systems are always connected and cannot be separated. If we are experiencing an emotional upset, our body and mind are also being affected. If we are battling a health crisis, our mind and soul are also at play. In fact, I would go as far as to state that many of our physical conditions are rooted in thoughts, belief, systems, emotional turmoil and energetic states that create imbalances. Our soul is housed in our physical body. Often times, the soul will vie for our attention by sending signals through the body in the form of symptoms and dysfunction. A dear colleague once said, ‘…by the time something presents itself as a physical condition, it’s usually something that we’re ready to deal with and be done with”. I whole-heartedly agree. We cannot truly heal one part of our self without simultaneously healing the others. Throughout the creation of my personal path, I have become very familiar with a wide range of resources to assist in the wellness of our whole self.
Perhaps the most valuable wisdom I have gained is that we all have the innate ability to navigate through any life occurrence by utilizing our inner guidance system, our intuition. This sacred space is what illuminates the unfolding and discovery of our highest potential. The path to Simply You! When we follow our intuitive compass, we can be certain that we will be directed to the steps that are necessary for our personal evolution. The intention of these impulses will be for the highest good. Does that mean that it will take us down the easiest route of least resistance? Not necessarily and not likely. It means that we will be given the openings to transform and heal what is needed at the time. And even if we cannot completely ‘heal’ from a particular disease or dysfunction, we can definitely support ourselves through by acknowledging it, understanding it, and setting forth to heal the many energies and layers attached to it. This allows for healing of the soul – which is the most important outcome of all. For all of us, the body will eventually fade, but the soul will live on and take forward all that we were able to ‘heal’ and transform in this lifetime.
My greatest passion has always been to become all that I’m meant to become. Be careful what you ask for, as I have been told by my personal teachers that I have gotten just that! Becoming the best version of ourselves requires much undoing, and perhaps more being. It requires perseverance, commitment, and dedication. It requires turbulent waters of unknown territories. It requires traveling a road of both traumas and triumph. But it is worth it, oh so worth it. It is now my absolute heart’s desire to offer guidance and counsel for my clients by inspiring heart-centered soul-level healing! My certification in natural health, combined with real life experiences and wisdom of the soul, give way for me to facilitate the necessary components to assist in one’s healing process. My work is dedicated to empowering others to honor their unique gifts and set forth on the discovery of … Simply You!