Today we’d like to introduce you to Mollie Mason.
Hi Mollie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
For as far back as I can remember, I always felt at war with my body. From chronic ear infections as a toddler to daily migraines as a teen, I always had pesky health problems that doctors merely treated topically or dismissed. And as so many women do, I never felt my body was worthy and always made efforts to change it. During my sophomore year of college, I reached a breaking point. My daily migraines were really inhibiting my ability to study and show up for my life. I sat in a chair in a doctor’s office and was told to simply take a pill every morning and lay in a dark room with a cool damp towel on my head when I couldn’t bear it. I knew in my bones there had to be another way, so I refused to accept that answer. I studied everything I could get my hands on, I tried removing gluten from my diet, and within three days, my migraines were gone. I switched my major to nutrition and I learned about the healing powers of food. Unfortunately, this desire to heal my health also manifested in an unhealthy obsession with my body. I placed too much emphasis on food as my savior and I got lost in always pursuing perfection.
A few years ago, another autoimmune diagnosis turned my world upside down — I gained 50 pounds in two months, I was stuck deep inside a cloud of depression, and I had completely given over to the belief that I was unworthy of my own life. After a lot of healing work, I’ve found freedom and peace. I’ve learned how to pursue health from a place of purpose instead of obsession and I’ve embraced a lifestyle that feels good in every aspect. I’ve found techniques and systems that allow wellness to fuel my life instead of distract from it, and I’ve built a business that works to bring those same healing strategies to other women.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Clearly, my business itself was born out of struggles and the conscious effort to bring purpose to them. I’m so grateful for the redemption the Lord has provided in my own story, and I’m on a mission to bring that same freedom to others.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach. I bring nutrition education, lifestyle management and mindset encouragement together to help women make true and lasting change in how they live in their bodies. I am a gut health and autoimmune expert, but I help all women who have ever felt at war with their bodies learn to live in them intuitively and purposefully. Everything about my business goes against the unrealistic standards of the health industry. Instead of telling women what is wrong with their bodies, I help them celebrate and build up what is good in them. I teach them how to tangibly and practically integrate wellness into every aspect of their lives so that they have the power to show up for themselves.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My husband is my heartbeat. He has loved me well through all the strain my own health problems brought upon our lives, and he never stops cheering me on in my mission to bring the same healing and freedom I’ve found to others. I’m also thankful for the many women in my life who have both taught me that there is always another way and inspired me to see that my story, my passions, and my talents can all collide in a business that serves. My parents, my professors at TCU, my community at church, my leaders in the regeneration recovery program at Watermark, they’ve all helped me step into both myself and my business.