We had the good fortune of connecting with Cindy Schmidt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cindy, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Both my Physical Therapy practice and my Life Coaching business are dedicated to improving the well-being of the individual on a personal level which is where I believe we need to begin in order to improve the well-being of our community and the world as a whole. We are all connected and the health of each individual as a whole – body, mind, and soul – is imperative for the health of every community and the world.
Pathways Physical Therapy & Holistic Health is dedicated to bringing a holistic view to traditional Physical Therapy practices and incorporates yoga, mindfulness/meditation, reiki, craniosacral therapy, frequency-specific microcurrent, and other unique modalities in order to treat the person as a whole. We are dedicated to giving each client our full attention and all your time is spent directly with the therapist. We want to give you the time and space to be fully heard and supported in a truly healing environment. We are not your typical Physical Therapy clinic and go above and beyond to make it an exceptional experience. We specialize in working with athletes of all levels and also offer pelvic health physical therapy for women and men.
Wild New Way, Jungian Life Coaching, is my newest endeavor and where I blend 3 of my passions, Jungian Psychology, Eastern Philosophies, and Neuroscience in a coaching model, to teach you to consciously direct your life and live from your unlimited potential. The unconscious mind is rich and deep and not fully tapped into by most. Bringing together the conscious and the unconscious through transformative techniques such as visualization, meditation, dream interpretation, and emotional empowerment I help you live from your soul to create the loving relationships you crave, feel fulfilled in your work, and bring abundance into your life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am personally ever-evolving and creating and re-creating the experience I bring to my clients so together we get to push the boundaries and explore the edges of who we can be and what we can create as an individual and community. This is not an easy path and it has taken courage from me and my clients to not accept the status quo and to think outside the box.
Being an entrepreneur for me has included a huge learning curve and has often meant long hours and many mistakes along the way. Learning to let go of perfectionism so it doesn’t keep me from putting my ideas and offerings out there has been one of my biggest lessons. Another is, I don’t have to do it all on my own. Asking for help and finding the right support has been instrumental for me over the past few years.
In both my Physical Therapy and Life Coaching practices, I have created something unique and I think part of that comes from my spiritual look on life of honoring and enriching the whole person, body, mind, and soul.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Sometimes, I have to pinch myself that I live in such a beautiful place where many people come to vacation and I love being a tour guide to friends and family that visit Durango.
It would really depend on the time of year and who was visiting, but, rafting or tubing down the Animas River is a must in the summer as well as mountain biking or hiking with my dog, Rigz on the many trails in the area. Paddleboarding at Lemon, Vallecito, or Lake Nighthorse is a great way to cool off in the summer.
Skiing at our local resort, Purgatory is one of the places I love to be in the winter or cross country skiing up La Plata Canyon.
For a small town, we get some great musicians at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, Animus City Theater, and during the summer with Music in the Mountains. The Durango Arts Center also has some great plays and other events throughout the year.
We have a great selection of places to find amazing food and fun cocktails to round the day out. Some of my favorites are The Bookcase and Barber, Ken and Sues, Chimayo, Eolus, and Primi. Cream Bean Berry for an ice cream dessert is bound to make most anyone end the day with a smile.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I feel so grateful that I have a long list of people who have been in my corner and supported me over the years and for that reason, I apologize in advance to anyone I may forget to mention here.
My family (immediate and extended) have always been the solid foundation I know I can turn to and where I initially grew my curiosity and spiritual side. Generosity and true compassion are qualities shown by my parents that I hope to embody on my journey.
Numerous friends have been there for me in many ways as my cheerleaders, confidants, sounding boards, reality checkers, biggest supporters, and more.
My partner, Brad Tafoya, has held me up in some of my most challenging times, been there to celebrate with me, and is the one I can truly be my curious, serious and goofy self with and be fully accepted. I am so grateful our paths finally crossed.
John Bruna of the Mindful Life Program and Debra and Robert Maldonado of Creative Mind University are mentors that I am indebted to for opening new ways of seeing and being in the world to me.
My clients and my community inspire me to be a better version of myself daily and I am forever in debt for all they have taught me.
Other: Free Online Coaching Community, Wild New Way ~ Find Your Own True Path: https://wild-new-way.mn.co/share/-RNvnKAo-YdLCn8I?utm_source=manual
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