In today’s episode, I am talking to Amy Morikami, friend and fellow coach. In her coaching practice, self-care is the pillar of everything she does. Amy joins me today to discuss how she prioritizes herself and how she encourages self-care in others.
Amy grew up in Honolulu in a single female-led family. This has meant she has always had a perspective of appreciation, gratitude, and understanding of the importance of self-care. For women especially, self-care is often put on the backburner, but the pandemic has made people a little more aware of its importance.
While it has been a trying time, it is also a testament to how strong, resilient, and adaptable we can be as a people. As hard as it was, Amy felt blessed to have the skillset to deal with the sudden changes and help others through it. Amy lives alone and much of her practice is aimed at coaching for single women. Being able to work from home was a blessing for Amy, but she recognizes that many other people had difficulties arising from the structure change and the loss of personal connection.
It’s important to have a daily routine that can fulfill you and fill your days. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, or other ways to creatively connect with others. Tailor it to your needs and what you enjoy. Start small and simple and build gradually. It’s about practice, not perfection.
One of Amy’s mantras is “self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.” When you take care of yourself, not only can you take care of others, but it’s about making you feel whole and fulfilled. Don’t take the burdens and expectations of society onto yourself. Self-care shouldn’t be a chore.
Hi, I’m Amy! As a certified life coach my mission is to help single women reach their personal best in life by honoring their own self-care and helping them discover their power to lead a positive and purposeful life whether they are single by choice or circumstance.
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and left at the age of 17 to attend Mills College in Oakland, CA. From there I attended and graduated with my law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. I now consider the San Francisco Bay area my home. After working many years in law and financial services, I took a step towards a long-held dream of becoming a life coach. I obtained my professional coaching certification (CPC) and started my coaching business SinglEase for single women in the middle of a global pandemic.
I host a weekly Self-Care Saturdays for Single Women on Meetup, and am passionate about empowering women who find it difficult making their needs a priority in their own life by taking their own self-care seriously.
My personal approach to coaching is centered in the belief that everyone has the power to create the life they desire, and deserve the best of what life has to offer
Connect with Amy!:
Meetup: Self-Care Saturdays for Single Women