From as far back as I can remember, there was a voice in my head that would tell me that I COULD do it!
It wouldn’t matter what I was trying to achieve, catch a wave on my surfboard, place in a swimming event or allow my brothers to teach me how to do a bunny hop on a skateboard.
I knew that if I believed I could do it, I could achieve it.
For those that knew me, they would probably say I was determined and highly stubborn. Whilst this may be the case I prefer to say highly motivated and goal orientated!
Over the years, these personality traits have served me well. It allowed me to win State Swimming medals and qualify for Nationals. Represent my school at the top level in a variety of sports. Achieve Dux and gain entry into the University Degree I wanted. Make the Australian Dragon Boat team after only being in the sport for a few short months.
But with every one of these achievements, came seriously hard work. I was committed, diligent and always had the end goal insight. I spend hours upon hours trying to perfect my stroke, practicing after training was over, writing and re-writing study notes.
When the coach said to practice, I did.
When the teacher said 6 hours of study each night, I did that too!
I guess you could say that it was also these traits that got me deep into an eating disorder. On the flip side, it also allowed me to drag myself out.
It takes a certain type of 15 year old girl that want’s to lose a few kilograms and ends up spending months in a rehab after dropping to a deadly 32kg. Since there is so much to unpack in that particular part of my life’s journey, I will leave it to another time.
It was also the time that I was introduced to the little voices, let’s say darker counterpart. The one that told me I can’t. That I shouldn’t. That I am not good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. That little voice and I had many deep, sometimes dark conversations back then. The internal dialogue was exhausting. It could make me feel like I was running a marathon. Constantly trying to shut her down and believing what I knew was truth in my heart.
But where is my relationship now with that little voice in my head?
I am directing our attention, focus and love into something so much bigger and tingling - I am playing a much bigger game.
Empowering women to become Heart-Fully Healthy. Supporting them to realise their potential to achieve optimal health through movement, nourishment and natural solutions. Guiding them to create flourishing, inspired lives on their terms.
I am a strong believer in the idea that we only get given what we can handle. That every situation, good or bad prepares us for what is yet to come.
This woman and mother standing here looking you directly in the eye, she has walked through her fair share of up’s and down’s.
She know’s what it is like to be circling in the depths of mental illness.
She know’s what is like to look at herself in the mirror every day and hate the way she looks.
She know’s what it is like to lose a parent.
She know’s what it is like to feel alone, surrounded by her own relentless negative self talk.
She know’s what it is like to feel alone, overwhelmed and completely out of her league.
But this woman and mother standing here looking you directly in the eye and into your heart knows so much more than that.
She know’s what it is like to have big goals.
She know’s that hard work and diligence pays off.
She know’s that goals and dreams can come to fruition.
She know’s that being a Mum, is not an excuse not to live out her life’s purpose.
She know’s that being a Mum, is the perfect opportunity to teach and role model positive health practices for her kids.
She know’s that YOU, are meant for bigger things.
She know’s that YOU, have the potential to succeed in anything you put your mind to.
She know’s that with the right people surrounding you, we as Mum’s can lift each other up and thrive in life.
It’s time to shine Mumma.
Put down those excuses and find your voice.
Yes, that little one in your head, tell her - I CAN!
In the meantime, if she is lost and until she comes back to you. Please borrow some of my belief in you. I am here to be your biggest cheerleader, support you and be your accountability sista!
‘Little girls with dreams, become women with vision’
All these events have now lead me to a place that allows me to successfully coach and mentor an incredible tribe of women from a variety of backgrounds to achieve success. In their health and in their own home business.
Now is your time Mumma, just take a chance on your gut feeling, reach out and let’s chat (over coffee of course).