Lori Cassidy, MSW, LCSW
Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach
Life Coach, Guiding people 40 & better to make mindful choices and lasting lifestyle changes around ideal weight, emotional well-being and optimal health.
I discovered there is more to being at your ideal weight than counting calories
What I know to be true is that change beckons us to move forward. Change can inspire us, and I believe every person has all she needs to fulfill her desires and live from a place of joy. My greatest contribution is to empower people to awaken to this possibility and to bring their heart’s desires into their present experience.
Yearning for a deeper level of conversation is what keeps me curious and engaged in life. It’s what I call “deepage.” It’s about moving beyond the superficial and diving deep to find ways to connect with the hearts and souls of the people I befriend and work with. Perhaps this curiosity was sparked by a “ Who am I” question on a college entrance exam. Puzzling as it was at the time, I gave the question my best shot and then went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and have a private therapy practice for over fifteen years. However, the question in its many forms has always been with me.
Struggling through my own weight issues sent me on a quest to help others free themselves from the up and downs of the dieting game. Through my learnings, I shed those extra twenty pounds and know how to help others do the same. I changed my relationship with food through a combination of the Metabolic Balance® program and new emotional competence techniques designed to release old habitual patterns. It changed my lifestyle forever.
What I found is that you can take a quantum leap and let go of the longing for a different way of being—both physically and emotionally. The self-doubt, the sense of powerlessness and any other underlying anxieties can be addressed and eliminated. You can take action from a new sense of self-expression and regain that sense of aliveness you know is within you.
The answer to my question “Who am I?” continues to evolve as I strive to live authentically and compassionately each day. Partnering with people committed to make lasting changes in their lives is deeply rewarding and I look forward to discussing how I can be of assistance in your quest for personal growth and awakening.
My Journey to Live Life Lightly
From my very first diet of cottage cheese and peaches to becoming a lifetime member with Weight Watchers, I know the diet landscape well. With my Weight Watchers membership card in hand, I used to insist my family go to Furr’s cafeteria for dinner so that I could reluctantly select mushy orange roughy and iceberg lettuce salads. I was a classic yo-yo dieter. I tried a few other diet programs — only to regain that depressing twenty pounds again. Exhausted by the physical and emotional weight I was carrying, I almost gave up the fight (as I had seen a couple of my friends do). And yet, I knew there must be a way to hit an ideal weight and live a more balanced life. I refused to give up.
Having become an educator, psychotherapist and mentor, I was always looking for new and innovative ways to expand my knowledge base. I studied and became a Certified Coach of a system called The Core Dynamics of Human Conditioning. As part of my training, I cleared many of my internal food issues yet still didn’t have a total handle on my weight. Believing there are no accidents, I said YES to an invitation to attend training for a program called Metabolic Balance®. The program believes “one size does not fit all.”
I was introduced to a food plan made specifically to my body’s nutritional needs. And I learned a new way to be healthy and maintain a lifestyle I had always longed for. I shed those twenty pounds for the last time and have been without them now for over two years. Today, I support and guide my clients through the transition to a healthier lifestyle that they have always wanted and one they can maintain for the rest of their lives.