Fatima Punja, BSN, RN, CPC, graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and is passionate about helping others on their path to spiritual enlightenment, holistic wellness and joyful living. She is a certified professional life coach through the World Coach Institute and works with each client with enthusiasm and commitment. Fatima received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Emory University and serves as an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, currently working as a registered nurse in Integrative Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Many of Fatima’s teachings are based on her extensive research and readings of spiritual and inspirational leaders such as Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, as well as her time studying at Eckhart Tolle’s School of Awakening. Her passion for spiritual enlightenment, background in psychology and years of experience working with hundreds of patients in the field of holistic health led her to becoming a life coach focused on enhancing her clients’ mind, body and spirit to allow for their happiest, healthiest, most holistic lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys her outdoor yoga practice, volunteering or spending time with family and friends, writing/blogging, exploring new music and traveling the world.
My name is Fatima Punja and I am a twenty-something year old Pakistani-American, Ismaili, daughter, sister, friend, free-spirit and lifestyle blogger. I am a human being. spiritualist. meditator. unique. authentic. independent. eccentric. optimistic. charismatic. resilient. funny. witty. sarcastic. actually hilarious comedic artist. creative. writer. melomaniac. closet karaoke rapper. traveler. dancer. yogi. altruistic. friendly. compassionate. open-minded. educated. intelligent. ambitious. holistic health nurse. psychology life coach. past forgiver. future dreamer. balanced. organized. down-to-earth. laid-back. outgoing. blessed. aspiring world saver. undercover superhero. minimalist. iPhone addict. advice guru. one with nature, rainbows, and the ocean. beach life. hippie vibes. summertime adventurer. moonlight butterfly. a little crazy but full of faith in God and trust in the universe. light and freedom enthusiast. lover of love, laughter, playing, struggle, the simple things & living fully in each moment.
I believe that the spiritual energy from which we come and to which we return and that is ever-present in all living creatures, is more light and powerful than anything we can experience in this transient life, and to that I give the utmost importance. The other part is our mind, and the external identity we have created during our time on Earth, during which such few things truly matter to me: The kind of person I am, including my beliefs and personality, and sharing it with you all. Taking care of myself inside and out, so I can care for others. Receiving love from my family and friends so I can share it with them & spread it to everyone I come across, connecting with others and fulfilling my purpose. Balancing the responsibilities of meaningful professional and personal goals, living simply and intentionally. And making sure that I make time for simple joys and never take anything too seriously. All we can do is appreciate the positive, let go of the negative which we cannot control, and live fully in the present moment with acceptance, faith, and love.
Growing up in Dallas, I had a relatively carefree childhood with my parents and younger sister. Upon the passing away of my father when I was 12 years old, I moved to Atlanta with my mom and sister to start a new chapter, where I made some lifelong friends who became like family. Recently, I left behind everything I’ve ever known to start a new journey in Houston, Texas…and just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier, I lost my sister, my life turned upside down and I had to start all over again.
I learned about the value of life at a young age, and how to be positive when that’s the only choice you have. During my time in Atlanta, I went through a decade-long journey of self-discovery and found the faith I had been searching for for so long. And now, as a nurse coach and world-traveler juggling everything life can possibly throw my way, I am slowly learning the true meaning of love and how to live my best life. I love sharing my life and knowledge as I aspire to inspire you to ignite your inner spark daily!