A Bit About Me
I am a woman with a big sense of wanting to get the most out of my life. I have two teenage daughters as well as a little cat. I love sports, the beach, playing my piano, enjoying a wine with friends, reading, cooking and sleeping. I am a morning person and not good at staying up late. I love food and eating is one of the most enjoyable parts of my day.
Over the years I have learnt to have peace with my body but to be honest, it is worth telling you that I did not always feel this way. I was the type of girl who went on every diet under the sun as a teenager. Looking back, I can't believe the way I saw myself, it was crazy! I was always the life of the party, bubbly and confident on the outside but on the inside I wanted to be thinner, prettier, better…and so began decades of struggling with this – eating disorders and diets and guess what…this never solved my problem.
Finally, I was given an opportunity to change my health. I had a health issue that needed fixing and fix it I did. During that time, I realised I was hung up on a superficial version of myself. All the things I was doing to make myself be more appealing to look at were actually making me unhealthy on the inside, mentally and physically. So I cleaned up my life and got a new attitude and wow, I cannot tell you how this has changed my life!
I now realise that my head is and has always been the problem. Now I look at my life with gentle eyes. I take care of balance and take notice of how my body feels. I make sure I am calm daily and deal with stress at its core. I view food as medicine, it is either helping me or harming me. Food is glorious, luscious and nourishing, there is nothing better than feeling nourished. Depriving myself is punishing and tiring. I nourish myself with the foods I enjoy, working with my own bio-individuality and I know what I can eat and what I can’t. I enjoy cooking and ordering amazing, delicious food and know it is nurturing my long term health. I now breathe deeply every day and smile with sparkling eyes and energy…lucky me.