The short story...
Lydia Jarjoura is the founder of Lunar Nourishment: a women's empowerment community. Through online training courses and coaching, Lydia helps women find their inner voice so they can live a life of alignment and ease.
Lydia is a Certified Coach, a Yoga teacher, a Reiki master, and women’s leadership facilitator. She has degrees in both Business Management and Fine Arts and years of experience in Digital Communications & Marketing both in the corporate world and with her own adventure of being the solopreneur behind Lunar Nourishment since 2015.
My personal story…
I could write an entire book about my journey thus far but in the mean-time, maybe this will do..
My name is Lydia Jarjoura and I grew up in the hill country of north Mississippi; home to the blues and Elvis Presley. My father is from Lebanon and met my Memphis-raised mother soon after immigrating. My childhood looked pretty "normal"; growing up with married parents, an older brother and an identical twin sister in a small town of 6,000.
My twin and I were conceived into the womb of a women grieving the death of her 8 year old son. Since fetal development is one the most important times in our human lives, that grief made its way into my soul and, I believe, has completely shaped my life.
Death was a very big part of my life as a child- still is. From as soon as we were conceived, born, and old enough to understand- we knew what death was and that it happened tragically sometimes.
When I was 19, I started experiencing face-numbing panic attacks and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was put on Xanax and then Lexapro and took medicine for 3 years. During those years my life didn't change much, except I began a regular yoga practice. In 2012, when I was 22, I moved to Austin, Texas and decided that I didn't want my life to depend on a little white pill anymore.
I discovered how to take control over my health through nutrition, hormone-balancing tools, yoga, and stress-coping tools like meditation and breath-work. My own research and trial and error has taken place over the span of almost a decade. It includes attending a 10 day 10-hours-a-day silent meditation course, implementing my skills as a body intuitive, taking part in plant medicine ceremonies, and becoming a self-taught herbalist. I've gone through so much pain and have learned how to set boundaries, take care of myself, and let go of things that no longer serve me. I've also experienced times of pure flow as I've discovered my connection with the Moon and how to incorporate daily ritual into my life.
My journey led me to receive my 200 hour yoga teacher training, a master Reiki certification, an integrative health-coach certification and a successful entrepreneur who has led over 500 women in reclaiming themselves and their health through live events, and online workshops.