..my lack of confidence was a like a quiet whisper in my ear that never seemed to let up.
After months of searching for a solution in teen magazines and the media, I decided the only way to achieve the body I truly wanted was to start working out and radically change my diet. In a hurry to see results, I spent hours doing intense cardio, I cut fat out of my diet completely and obsessively counted the calories in what little food I consumed, sadly never realising how much I was punishing my body in the process. Low fat, low calorie diets were the next big thing, and I thought this was the key to achieving the slim body I'd always wanted. Hunger became the norm, and I reassured myself that this familiar discomfort must mean that my new diet was working. Sadly, in the space of a few short months, this need to achieve the 'perfect body' led me to starve & train myself almost to oblivion.
I HAD BECOME ANOREXIC.
EVENTUALLY, AND NOW IT SEEMS INEVITABLY, MY HEALTH DETERIORATED TO A DANGEROUSLY ILL STATE. I WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AMIDST WARNINGS OF INFERTILITY & EVEN HEART ATTACKS. I HAD HIT ROCK BOTTOM. IT'S AT THAT MOMENT, LYING IN A HOSPITAL BED, WIRED UP TO MACHINES THAT I DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH.
Something had to give, and realising that it was a miracle that I was still alive, I made the decision to bravely ask for help. Since that day I have NEVER LOOKED BACK, (not even for a second!). I learnt the importance of balancing my emotional & physical needs, and the importance of having a healthy body image. I fell back in love with food, (OH, HOW I LOVE FOOD!), and I learnt to exercise in a way that strengthened & cared for my body without ever being punishing or extreme. I learnt to take care of my mental health, to manage stress, and most importantly..
..I LEARNT TO LOVE MY BODY.
The body that I'm blessed & born with, that's uniquely mine.
..to today, and I'm blessed to be a mother to four beautiful children. Since my recovery I've dedicated my life to gaining an extensive range of skills & knowledge, that enable me to help others on their own personal journey towards wellness. And I'm constantly building on & expanding these skills to provide my clients with the absolute best support & care possible.
whether that's helping those who want to heal their relationship with food & their bodies, perhaps overcome stress, anxiety & fear, leave behind bad habits & addictions, find a sense of purpose & direction, get a better nights sleep or simply help their body to rest & unwind with a relaxing massage- i can help.
I save people the stress of trying to go it alone, wading through a sea of online information & advice, and really help them to find the solution that's right for their unique needs. I help people to take care of their mental and physical health, and give them back the confidence & contentment they've been struggling to find. In a world of constant pressures & demands, people often find it hard to achieve a balance between keeping up with day to day life, and giving themselves the chance to really focus on their own needs. I help them to finally achieve that balance.
It sounds like such a cliché, but balance really is key. Key to achieving the life that you want, key to being kind & patient with yourself, and key to understanding who you genuinely are- free of any negativity or judgement.
a contented life is about so much more than how we look, or the things that we possess. It's about feeling strong & alive, being ready to take on anything life throws at you, and feeling a genuine connection with those around you. It's my absolute pleasure to help PEOPLE look at themselves & the world around them in a whole new way, to emerge happier, more confident and..
..ready to take on the world!
Sunshine, dark chocolate & nuts! Time to reveal a few of my obsessions!