About Cassandra Pavolic
As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, travel many places and have met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting.
I’m now in my 40’s and reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my “food” in regards to my decision making ( This took me sometime to learn. “People pleasers” can not be true to themselves). When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of “food” in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies in human behavior.
I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I’m on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you!
I continue to feed my soul within the performing arts arena but on a smaller scale. I am dedicated to helping those who desire a healthier body and mind (you really can’t have one without the other). I have been encouraging my clients the importance of stretch and flexibility after workouts. It is extremely beneficial for us to stay limber. I’m not talking about contortion type flexibility, just simple touching your toes and sticking to the basics (although I tend to go a little further then the basics for myself. We don’t all practice at the same level)! I have a variety of workouts that I like to do, this keeps me from getting bored! Mixing it up a bit is never a bad thing and keeps your body (muscles) guessing.
My rules for a healthy body/mind are to take time for “you” (Prioritize you), get enough sleep, eat healthy (eat your greens) but don’t deprive yourself (on occasion enjoy your comfort food), exercise on a regular basis, make time for friends and family, “give” in whatever way you can to someone (anyone), be grateful in everything (even in the not so “happy” circumstances), find faith (and believe)!
My motto (I have a few)……
Live, love, honor and laugh out loud!