Life is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs. Each person experiences a different ride, some with more ups than downs and vice versa. In the case of Izzarial Serrano, his roller coaster has a long way to go, but he’s been through a lot already. With his experience, he slowly learned to enjoy the ride.
Izzarial Serrano is a veteran, motivational speaker, wellness advocate, and LGBTQ+ ally. He has been through ups and downs that helped him shape who he is today. In 1993 he was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Long Island. Throughout his life, he has suffered from rejection and self-identity issues. This inherently transparent and compassionate young man had it rough and felt that being compassionate and transparent was not a gift but rather a curse.
However hard his childhood was, Izzarial Serrano rose up and used it to his advantage. Fueled by the emotions and learnings from the past, he became one of the most effective motivational speakers, which led him to create a Gay Straight Alliance (G.S.A.) Club in Central Islip High School—a haven created for students to freely express themselves regardless of how they identify themselves.
Izzarial then flourished in the United States Marine Corps. With his good personality and a responsible attitude, he established real connections with others. When he thought the ride was going up, a sudden down caught him by surprise.
In 2018, he was diagnosed with lupus, Raynaud’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and mixed connective tissue disease, which led him to be medically retired. Facing an additional hurdle in life, one must think Izzarial is now ready to get off this ride. But on the contrary, he is still prepared to face new challenges.
Currently, he became a wellness educator with a certificate in plant-based nutrition. In his three-month intensive training and internship, he was honored to be a candidate as the best in San Diego, Who & Santa Monica with Show Up Fitness.
With his newfound love for wellness, he founded Mother Earth and Father Sky Health and Wellness. It is a place wherein their clients can improve their bodies and mind in one place. Common wellness programs, innovated to have their personal touch, are offered. They have programs that encompass mindset, positive self-talk, traditional Chinese medicine practices, and fitness. In addition to these, they also provide life coaching, which helps their clients deal with past experiences, which would allow them to rebuild their lives with the proper state of mind.
Izzarial Serrano and Mother Earth and Father Sky Health and Wellness rise to the occasion, mainly because they acknowledge that mental health plays a vital role in one’s well being. Instead of telling their clients to let go and start working on their body, they assist them in dealing with the bad and then provide tailored fit programs to work on their current state.
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