I met Soraya on LinkedIn and was drawn to her mission of launching Heartgrain, a site that helps people connect to health professionals and obtain their discounted services. Soraya and I talked on Skype and I felt her passion and excitement about the project and helping others. Her mission was born from her own journey and we connected on that similarity and many others. We spoke for quite a while and have stayed in touch and I am always impressed by how lovely she is inside and out. She has such a sweet, authentic, giving nature and it has been beautiful to watch her vision become a reality with the help of her awesome team. Soraya has offered generous bonuses for joining her site and I ask that you do take a look at all it has to offer. It is my pleasure to introduce the beautiful and inspiring Soraya.
AIM Spotlight for Soraya Batel
1) Please tell us a quote that you aim to live by- whether it be your own or from someone else that has inspired you.
I struggled for some time with my health, mostly skin disease and allergies and I tried many different things that I read would help or that others tried and helped. I discovered after many trials and quite some disappointment that really everyone is different and that literally almost everything about our health is unique! I like to compare it to figures and combination of different numbers. You might know the numbers but still each of us has another combination so it makes us extremely unique.
I know now that my health is unique and live by it every day! I cannot be as energetic as the mom living just in the flat beside me even if I did Yoga every day like she does! I simply have a different limit and that should not disappoint me any more! Or maybe I have something else that I can do in order to become more energetic – maybe my tools are different from hers. I might get recharged by a simple city walk or by sitting by the beach or by talking to a friend.
I need to optimize my health in my own little universe, and stop trying to be as perfect health-wise as someone else can be! My health is unique is my every day motto and it makes me feel really empowered to find my own limits and optimize my well being without feeling disappointed.
2) Tell us about a moment when one of your greatest shifts occurred in your life or in one of your clients’ lives.
I think the greatest shift occurred when I started Heartgrain. Yes, might sound crazy as it is only a project- but I hope it can be much more than that one day- not only for me but also for other people that struggle with their health and their well- being. I figured that many people around me spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to reach their health goals or how to get rid of symptoms whereas I believe that our ‘individual optimum health’ should really be a tool to an optimum life! We should spend more time with people we love or doing things we love rather than center everything around reaching health goals.
As the very personalized approach of dealing with my health (searching for holistic professionals, discussing my symptoms and starting together a tailored treatment) helped me heal, I feel like the world needs to know and the world needs to have a convenient access to personalized holistic health. We might like it or not but communication technology is part of our lives and I want to use it positively by integrating this technology in a natural way to find and maintain personalized and holistic professionals and connect all those holistic health practitioners – (mind – body – spirit) with those who embrace holistic health and need some support!
This project really shifted my every day efforts and energy to bringing it to life!
3) Please let us know and describe one to three things that you are passionate about in what you do – (for work or for play or both)
I am very passionate about exchanging and learning things I have never heard about and being part of how this “new thing” helps others feel better. As I am not personally a health professional, but connecting through our platform holistic health professionals with health seekers I learn so many alternative methods that help some, some not.
For example: I never heard about Akashic reading until you, Jenny, appeared on Heartgrain and when I read the testimonial of the lady who booked you, I was amazed and happy that she had such a positive experience with your service!
This always brings me back to the uniqueness of our mind, body and spirit and how gently and individually we need to treat it! I feel lucky to not only learn new insights but to connect with so many unique people! In the holistic health field much is centered around positiveness and this really makes my ‘working days” enriching! In this area you are most likely to be treated with respect and kindness! I also would like to give a quick word to my co-workers that make this project possible! Extremely skilled, kind and driven young women (and one man- the techie :-D) that believe all in the same cause and are motivated to put all their energy into it day by day even though each of them is coming from different contexts.
This inspiring environment makes me be even more passionate about what I do!
4) If you could give one piece of advice, one action to take, or one tool to empower people right now what would that be?
I think my advice would be to ask for help if you feel you cannot reach your goal alone! The common perception is still that asking for help is a manifestation of weakness. I feel it is an extremely empowering ‘tool’! I will not lose my energy anymore trying to fix things I simply do not know about or that I know will be beyond my energy level!
5) If you were to offer one of your services or products that best represents what you do, what would it be and how can the readers find out more?
The ‘product’ we offer is really the use of the platform that enables remote/video chat access to holistic health services (Body- Mind- Spirit) offered by skilled and experienced holistic health providers.
Our main categories are Alternative Medicine (Naturopathy, Herbalism, Ayurveda, Nutritional Therapy, Functional Medicine), Women’s health, Mind – Spirit (Reiki, Energy Healing etc.), Pediatric Health and we also have professionals that offer different programs such as Detox or other longer term treatments.
We are offering your readers that are ‘practitioners’ and want to offer their services on Heartgrain.com a free year 2017. Our platform usually takes a small commission for every booked service, that we waive for your readers. Just as a reminder, sign up and offering a service is always free!
And those who would like to book a service on our platform and try the experience of holistic health service from the comfort of their homes or gardens or even offices, we are offering a 20% Discount until April 30th 2017 and 10% until May 3rd 2017. All our services start at $35. www.heartgrain.com
Thank you spotlight guests for your words of inspiration!