Five years ago I began to feel overwhelmed and stuck in the life I was living and to top it off I started feeling very unwell. I started to feel tired all the time, nauseous, I had aches and pains all over my body and everyday just felt like a hard slog!
For the next two years I struggled on, I visited the Doctors and after numerous tests, they couldn’t work out what it was so I continued to push through and then eventually I burnt out. I took a few weeks off work, I know now I should have most definitely taken longer but, I didn’t and during this time I started soul searching. I began reflecting on my life so far and started thinking about health and my mind-set and I took a step back and for once starting thinking about what I wanted and needed in my life to make me feel happy and healthy again.
I realised that for over 20 years I had forgotten to take care of me, I’d always been slim but, not strong (and definitely not toned) so I’d never had to worry about what I ate or drank and upon reflection I realised I’d always eaten unhealthily and I definitely wasn’t eating my 5 a day or drinking near as much water as I know I needed to feel hydrated. So I set to work and over the last 5 years, I’ve started making adjustments to my lifestyle which has left me feeling healthier than ever before. This is a journey and I’m always learning new things about how to have a healthy approach to body and mind.
I then started thinking about what I wanted out of life and already knew that I was passionate about helping others so I started training to become a Personal Performance & Life Coach. I loved every minute of the training and the journey I went on personally was life-changing, not only for me but, for my family too. After two years I qualified and began working with clients immediately, there were so many others who too wanted to take a step back and start living a life they loved too and so I began helping them to make conscious decisions and supported them to feel empowered to make positive changes in their life too.
During this journey, I also found mindfulness and meditation and the ethos and principles around both of these practices helped me so much from a personal perspective. I began to embed these practices into my daily life and could see the positive effects they were having on both my personal and working life. I felt much calmer, more relaxed and I was able to respond to situations instead of react to them which was helping me to feel more in control of the way my life was being shaped and moulded (by me).
My journey and relationship with coaching, mindfulness and meditation has been life-changing and as a result of this, I felt empowered to make changes to my life which led me to Aspirational Living. Over the next two years I trained and became qualified as a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher and now I work with clients to help them to move towards living a life they love and I share all my expertise, knowledge and experience with them.
I feel so lucky and so passionate about the work I do and I truly believe this is the gift I have been given. This gift will help me to support others and to help guide and nurture them to move them from feeling overwhelmed to feeling empowered.