It came to me recently that I share a lot about my emotional journey, but I haven't really shared much of my nuts and bolts journey, and how I came to be doing what I’m doing, so here it is.Read More
Health and wellness is something I have been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I would use the money from my cafe job as a a teenager to buy Women's Health magazine and I first joined a gym when I was only 14 years old.Read More
I finally did it. I quit my job. Two months ago.
I’ve delayed shouting it from the rooftops because I’ve been going through my internal process, and to be honest, for the past few weeks I haven’t really felt like being vocal. I find it really easy to write about the uncomfortable stuff, but when I’m really happy and things are going great I find it much harder. Call it tall poppy syndrome or reverse narcissism or whatever you like -- it's odd.Read More
In March last year I started my health coaching certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition so have spent the better part of a year immersed in health and wellness, which you all know I am completely passionate about but it can get a little overwhelming, trying to keep up with the latest and greatest.Read More
On August 18th I declared I wasn't going to be drinking til the end of the year. It wasn't that my drinking was in any way out of hand - in fact it was aggressively the opposite - but I knew that drinking didn't fit into the overall vision I had for myself and what I wanted to achieve in the last months of 2017.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I shared on Instagram that the wheels had well and truly fallen off. I was feeling anxious, depleted, lacking motivation and all kinds of emotional. If you didn’t catch it or you've always wondered what I look like when I cry, here it is.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks quietly trying to make sense of what this lingering feeling means. Because, that’s what we do in the personal development space; we can’t just let feelings exist without rigorous curiosity. And the more I talk to women around me I’m discovering I’m not alone. I can reflect on it now because I feel like I'm coming out the other side.Read More
A week ago it was the mid-winter party for the media agency I work for. It's an event I put together each year, and is a great chance to celebrate the achievements of the half-year, and toast to the year ahead - over free-flowing alcohol and white, deep fried food. Not exactly the diet of an aspiring holistic health coach, but alas, balance and all that.Read More
THIS PAST WEEKEND I SPENT AT FESTIVAL FOR THE FUTURE (festivalforthefuture.org.nz), an incredible weekend event here in Auckland full of inspirational speakers, panels and workshops that help build ideas and skills to support the future, and inspire change across areas such as sustainability, race relations, technology, and innovation. Inspiring shit.Read More
To some extent or another, unless you've reached enlightenment you are no doubt getting in your own way in some area - or multiple areas - of your life. That might look like: not stepping into your purpose, not achieving your health and fitness goals, not attracting a loving partner, not cultivating new friendships and not elevating your career. This happens because we are stuck in our heads and not leading with our hearts, or, as in a lot of cases, if we're trying to live another persons version of our ideal life.Read More
Yesterday I went to a yoga class at the newly opened Rise HYP studio with my girlfriend Carly and I cried at the end of class. It was the cutest and weirdest thing because I'm not really a crier and I wasn't even premenstrual, but it happened and it was lovely, and all just part of this whole softening into the feminine malarkey that I'm navigating. It wasn't a full ugly cry like you might see from Carrie on Homeland, but there were real tears.Read More
I recently got back from LA where I completed The Bridge Experience workshop with Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles. One weekend, two mentors, eight coaches and 53 epic souls; I can hand on heart say it changed my life. This year I really started leaning into my intuition, so it was my intuition, impulse, and need to be pushed outside of my comfort zone that led me there.Read More
In mid 2016, shortly after returning home to NZ after living overseas for close to 12 years I wound up in A&E with what I self-diagnosed as a heart attack. (I'd been born into hypochondria at an early age.)Read More