Although experiencing a series of trials and failures is something universal to everyone, some people take it upon themselves to help those who struggle to keep up, regardless of the challenges that they also face. For most of them, the trials that these individuals constantly battle serve as the ultimate reason behind their altruistic pursuits. Izzarial Serrano, a 27-year-old positivity and wellness advocate, sheds light on how he turned his misfortunes into a source of motivation for changing the world.
Amid these trying times, people frequently find themselves at the cusp of giving up. And more often than not, those individuals who find their circumstances too difficult throw the towel in at first sight of defeat. For this reason, Izzarial Serrano uses his tragic past as an inspiration for others to rise after experiencing countless moments of failures.
Hailing from the land of Tootsie Rolls and Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel—Brooklyn, New York City—Izzarial Serrano has had his fair share of trials and triumphs at a very young age. Back in high school, he had to battle an innumerable amount of rejection and identity issues in order to face the world every day. But instead of succumbing to his circumstances, Izzarial continuously fought his way until he found strength by illuminating the path of others. Finding his niche in amplifying voices, he pursued a life built around the pillars of motivation, positivity, and wellness. And as time went by, his motivational speaking path led him to create the Gay-Straight Alliance or GSA Club—an organization in Central Islip High School dedicated to encouraging students to step up and live their most authentic selves, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Grounded on a mission to make the world a better place, Izzarial Serrano decided to better his capabilities by joining the United States Marine Corps. Indeed, his time in the military allowed him to hone his skills and strengthen himself, both mentally and physically. But in 2018, he was forced to retire after he was diagnosed with lupus, Raynaud’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
At this point in Izzarial Serrano’s life, many would have chosen to give up. However, as one of the foremost advocates for health and wellness, he used this time to study the intricacies of the craft. Izzarial eventually earned certificates in wellness education and plant-based nutrition. Proving to be unstoppable in learning the ropes behind wellness education, he also completed a three-month comprehensive personal training internship in Show Up Fitness. Clothed with a zeal to build a better life for others, Izzarial took it upon himself to create an avenue to help people cope amid the chaos brought about by stress and anxiety through Mother Earth and Father Sky Health and Wellness.
Mother Earth and Father Sky Health and Wellness is a company dedicated to building a foundation for struggling individuals to help them strive for a better life. Using his painful experiences, Izzarial Serrano serves as a facilitator to a person’s transformational journey toward healing and self-love. And on top of that, it helps people understand their pain and trauma and redirect these negativities toward something more meaningful and worthwhile.
Traversing through a path filled with doubts and uncertainties is no easy feat. But as Izzarial Serrano continues to develop ways for others to achieve wellness and self-actualization, he wishes to become a beacon of hope and encourage more individuals to step out and see the rainbow after the rain.
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