Why Trust Me?
Apart from the fact that I am accredited and have nationally recognised qualifications, I know change is hard.
Read about what got me here...
I have experienced the difficulties of change
"...but have you every struggled with mental health issues?"
- a question I got asked
Mental health is one of my well-being pillars. I try to stay positive but see when it gets harder. It correlates with my responsibilities and family events. Personally, I have struggled with anxiety and depression to the extent of not going to school and not going outside and not wanting to live. Throughout high school I struggled with change, experienced panic attacks and chose to control my food. I restricted. I got down to 40kg (at 170cm tall, BMI of 13.8kg/m2) it took years of education, showing myself compassion and empathy to forgive myself and heal.
The only thing that separated me from anorexia nervosa was my growth mindset. I wanted to learn and use my experience. The best thing my doctor and the people around me at the time did was NOT label me as the lines. I believe mental health issues and mental illnesses are still more prevalent than we talk about.
I am my number 1 client. I now know why and what and how. I've learnt what works for me. I've learnt the things I need to do to stay positive. I check in with myself regularly in a proactive way.
This is how I got here and why I do what I do.
I am a dietitian specialising in behaviour change (health coach). I am here to educate when asked and guide clients to move forward towards their own health vision and finding what works for them. What worked for me might not work for others. Therefore, I it is not my intention to give advise or recommendations that are not solicited.
Trial, error and correction turn obstacles into opportunities.
Just like my obstacles led me to a career I am passionate about.
Surround yourself with like minded people
We become much like the people we surround ourselves with. Surround yourself with people who are on a similar mission.