An Interview with Gina Bonacci, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Gina is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner with a passion for all things holistic health, energy medicine, and the mind-body connection. Gina supports people in becoming their own best healers, by helping them uncover and heal the root cause of their chronic or recurrent health conditions. Through her coaching programs and reiki sessions, Gina helps facilitate mental, physical, and emotional/energetic healing to bring her clients back into full health and balance.
Tell me about yourself and what motivated you to start blogging or your business?
I started Heal with Gina LLC to use my story and experience to be of service to others and make an impact in the world! In 2018, I found myself in a health crisis at age 25. For two years, I struggled with chronic pelvic pain, inflammation, recurrent BV, yeast infections, digestive issues, stress, and anxiety. I saw countless doctors, spent over $6,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses, and when none of the treatment options worked for me, I was left feeling alone, broken, and hopeless.
This experience forced me to dig deeper and get to the root of what was really causing my health conditions: my unresolved childhood trauma, the guilt and shame I was holding onto from my past, and some deep-rooted beliefs I had about myself. As I did the work to change my beliefs and repair my relationship to myself, my body came back into balance naturally! I am now on a mission to help other people that are struggling with chronic or recurrent health conditions uncover and heal physically, mentally, and emotionally.
1. What do you find most challenging about blogging or running your business?
The most challenging part about the work that I do is helping people connect the dots between their mental, emotional, and physical health. There are typically some deep-rooted beliefs at the source of my client’s health issues that can be painful to look at and require a willingness and a desire to change. This healing work is not a “quick fix” or a band-aid, but a process of helping people transform over time into a version of themselves that is free of the pain and suffering they are experiencing. It is deep, transformational, and courageous work!
2. Describe your experiences with some of the people you’ve met while blogging or doing business?
I have met some of the most amazing, heart-centered people as a result of starting Heal with Gina LLC. I feel grateful to be able to use my story and experiences to help other people who are struggling the way that I was just a few short years ago. It has really allowed me to see just how connected we all are, and how we heal through community building and connection.
3. What networking do you do that helps your blogging or business?
I honestly don’t do a ton of networking, but I have found that the more I allow myself to step into showing up and being an example for others, the right people come into my life to support me in that mission. Having the opportunity to be featured here and collaborate with you is a beautiful example of that- thank you!
4. How do you come up with material/content for your business or blog and keep ideas fresh?
When I create a piece of content, I think about the version of me that was really struggling, and anyone else that may be in that position, and I speak directly to that person. I ask myself, “What does that person need to hear most today?” and I allow the answer to come to me. Tuning into my intuition is where a lot of my content comes from!
5. What’s your strategy with your blog or business in general?
To show up every day, consistently offer value, be of service to others, and trust that the next step will come in when I am ready for it!
6. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers or a business can give its customers?
The best thing that a business can give its customers is value and service. For me, offering service means showing up as an example of what is possible for my clients and really embodying the work that I teach.
7. What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process or starting your business and why?
There have been times where I have found myself doubting myself, feeling lonely, or afraid of failure. Being an entrepreneur requires similar inner-work to the work I support my clients in doing. It continuously asks me to uncover and challenge my limiting beliefs especially around money, what “success” looks like to me, and what is possible for my business!
8. If someone was interested in blogging or starting a new business, what would be a few things you would suggest?
These are things that I continue to remind myself of and would tell my past self that was getting ready to take the leap of faith and start:
Get clear on why you are starting your business- have a clear intention that you can connect back to in times of fear/doubt!
Go for it- just start! In other words, don’t wait until you feel like an “expert” or “have it all figured out”. I am still figuring it out as I go, and that is okay! Your business will evolve with you over time.
There is no such thing as “failure”. You are going to try many things, some of which will work, and some of which will not produce a result. Learn from those experiences, but don’t let them stop you from moving forward in your mission. Remember that intention!
Focus on being of service and offering value to your audience. Be authentic, open, and willing to share.
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