Before enrolling at Integrative Nutrition, Emma and Carla Papas were working “soul sucking” jobs in the corporate world. It was when they started their blog, The Merrymaker Sisters, that they found their bliss and decide to pursue a more fulfilling career.
When they found Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coaching Program, the sisters knew that it was the answer they were looking for.
Read our Q&A to discover how Integrative Nutrition inspired Emma and Carla to follow their bliss.
What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?
We were both working full-time soul, sucking desk jobs in the corporate world. We'd started our blog, The Merrymaker Sisters, and knew we wanted to turn it into a career somehow. It made us happy, we'd found our bliss, so we needed to follow it. IIN was our answer. It provided credibility, opened so many doors of opportunity, and allowed us to meet so many amazing people.
Which topics and modules were most beneficial for you?
There are far too many... at least one topic in every module had an impact on us! The modules regarding the dietary theories were great, as they allowed us to expand our knowledge and really delve into bio-individuality. We follow a Paleo lifestyle but we promote the idea that you should do what works for you and what makes you feel good. Self-love was also huge for us, take time for YOU and allow yourself to be 100% healthy first. The course has allowed us to coach ourselves to our best health ever.
What projects are you currently working on?
Since founding The Merrymaker Sisters in 2013, we’ve become known as Australian authors, holistic Health Coaches, recipe developers, and avid social media contributors. Our passion is educating our followers about the benefits of a Paleo lifestyle and diet. We share original recipes, nutritional information, and well-being tips through our website, blog, and e-books—we’ve now published four successful e-books (Let’s Eat Paleo, Make Your Party Paleo, Make Your Bread Paleo, and Making it Sweet—Minus the Sugar)! We are so proud of our achievements over the past 18 months and can feel the Merrymaker momentum growing!
What makes you and your practice or product unique?
We like to think that what makes us unique is that we're sisters! We're on this journey together and there is nothing more magical than that! Our approach to health is real and reachable.
What do you love about your work?
The most amazing thing about our work is when we receive emails, messages and feedback about how we've changed someone's life or their entire household. How we've helped to make living a healthy, happy lifestyle easier. There is nothing more fulfilling than this. This is the kind of stuff that inspires us to keep on merrymaking, to come up with new ideas and share them with the world.