My hope with telling my story is that you believe that if I got to where I am now, so can you.
It was only 2017 when I left my office job at a top fashion brand in London. My job was stressful, I was working STUPID long hours and traveling over 2 hours a day there and back. By the time I was getting home, I would be going straight to bed to do the same the next day. My weekends were predominantly me sleeping because I was super tired, and if I am being honest … I preferred being asleep and having lovely dreams rather than being awake and in my reality.
In hindsight, my reality wasn’t bad, right? I had a lovely place to live, I had friends, a wonderful upbringing, and my job was a job a lot of girls would die for. I just had this deep knowing that this way of life, what society said was what we have to do - wasn’t normal.
It wasn’t normal to have the fear all day Sunday for going back to work on Monday, the fear on Saturday because you knew Sunday you would have the fear, and this is how it would be until I was 65 … WHAT! I knew that living for work and not much else was not why we were put on this planet.
I had no hobbies, no beliefs, no real dreams or desires or any idea what my ‘purpose’ was. I would probably have laughed if someone mentioned that word! All I wanted to do was climb the ladder in fashion, get the next title or pay bracket … for what? Because that was just what everyone did ... no questions asked, right?
Turns out ... the ladder I was climbing was very much on the wrong wall!
I was a mixture of very angry, very miserable, very sad and highly anxious with an inability to switch off from the millions of thoughts I had … basically a terrible mixture.
Then at Christmas 2014, my dad passed away after a very long battle with cancer. My dad was a man who was planning on living his life in retirement ... he was only a couple of years away. I would love to say this was the push I needed but actually, as much as I promised myself I would change my lifestyle … I didn’t.
Within a month it was like nothing had happened except I had a huge dad shaped hole in my life ... I didn't deal with this loss, it just went under an imaginary carpet along with a whole load of other suppressed emotions.
It was the year later, at Christmas time it hit me - I had changed absolutely nothing. I don’t know why it was different this year, maybe I was completely saddened that ANOTHER year had gone past of me hoping something would just magically pop up and solve my issues which obviously doesn’t happen, but this time it was different. I was determined. I started to believe that I deserved better. I started slowly making some changes like exercise and my diet … followed by yoga which is when it all changed.
About 9 months after changing my health, I had become a lot more in tune and connected to my body and started to realise the stress it was under emotionally, I knew how much damage I was causing.
I quit my job.
I booked flights to Bali.
It seems drastic like I had an ‘Eat, Pray Love’ moment and I guess I did along with thousands of others that end up in Bali. They say Bali calls you when you are ready for change and healing, and that’s the only way I can describe it too.
4 months and a yoga teacher training later I had the determination and energy to create a business to allow me to live there when I wanted … or anywhere in the world for that matter. I had met so many people that had done it … why couldn’t I?
And so I did.
Within 3 months of returning, I had created Inspirit Collective my yoga top brand.
I didn’t stop there though, I had a big calling to help others with this journey too. I spent a year training with IIN the leading nutrition and coaching school because that's how my journey started - from within.
Not long after starting my health coaching business whilst living in Bali, it became clear that my experience in fashion with business development and strategy, and the amount I had taught myself creating both businesses was something that really helped people and came very naturally to me .. This is how 'Expand' was born.
This naturally led into the launch of my Activation sessions and my Coaching & Healing programme 'Becoming' - as I continued to develop and work on myself, and as I opened up more and more to my own feminine power, intuition, energy healing, my connection to my guides and all the magic that opens up as soon as you dedicate to this journey. It was something I also HAD TO SHARE. This was far to magical to keep to myself ...
And so here I am. When you learn, teach - Right?
My programmes offers and individual sessions will continue to develop along with me, my intuitive gifts and my learnings and I cannot WAIT to see where it heads!
Let’s not play small anymore.
All my love
I am a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I have learnt innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I have studied from the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Power Of Now Oasis studio in Sanur, Bali in 2017 with the beautiful teacher Judit Varga. The Power of Now Oasis is a credited school with Yoga Alliance.
Reiki 1 & Reiki 2 certified. Other healing used is an energy I am able to channel and access and have been working with personally before it became part of my offer. This isn't an energy that is taught more a gift you are given of which I am grateful each day for.