I have always had a keen interest in health & wellbeing but often oscillated between 'I love riding my bike, especially up those big hills' to ‘Must cut those vines that are now growing through my bike’.
I have put on and lost weight, exercised and not exercised, stopped smoking and drinking only to start again, meditated and not, and often worked too hard and too long.
And all during this time I managed my anxiety as best I could and was generally pretty hard on myself. I knew I was not alone in feeling like this.
It was not until a series of small accidents that I stopped and went OK….what’s really going on?
I was fortunate to come across a practitioner and a world leader in self-care and wellbeing named Serge Benhayon.
Through his presentations, I really got the importance of self-care, as it is only when you take great care of yourself, that you can truly take care of others.
Personal wellbeing is the first step to community wellbeing.
In the past 5 years, I have effortlessly lost over 15 kilos (and kept it off), I appreciate myself so much more (hardness pretty much gone!), I am super busy and committed to life and regularly work full days without the need for sugar and caffeine. And from this foundation, I love being part of this community.
This approach has also inspired many people all around the world to make lasting changes in their lives. People are living more joyful, connected and vital lives, which is having a huge benefit on their community because when people feel great they naturally want others to feel great.
In this way, supporting our own wellbeing becomes a support to the community generally.
To me, this is the cornerstone of any community – the promotion of wellness in people for the wellbeing of the whole.
And it's not just about ‘don’t eat those potato chips’, it is about a sense of wellbeing that comes from a strong, connected community.
This is the foundation that I bring to everything I do and enjoy working with individuals and communities to support their collective wellbeing. You can read more about my role as a complementary health practitioner here.