I’m a health coach…and I love it. I help transform people’s health and energy and self-worth…by empowering people to change their everyday habits.
And, when you feel healthier, you feel happier, and that has a ripple effect on all other aspects of life…in your jobs, with your families, and all the rest of it.
I live by example now. I prioritise the basics of good health: food and hydration, movement, sunlight, connection to nature, stress-management, fun and sleep.
But I used to think that I wasn’t enough. Now I don’t. Not in a selfish way…in a selfless way. As I’m now in a position to help a lot of people prioritise themselves, and thus making the world a better place…one person at a time.
For 20 years I dipped in and out of with depression and anxiety…because I didn’t feel like I was worth it. In a world of self-comparison, I was never as good as my friends or as anyone else. I was full of self-judgment, therefore I always judged other people accordingly…always seeing the faults in anyone else first, rather than their positive traits. Now I’ve changed my paradigm. Everyone is unique and incomparable.
“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you can possibly have.” Dale Carnegie
And, according to Mark Twain, comparison is the death of joy. It’s taken me a long while to work that out.
For me now, the main components of health are: food, water, relaxation, sleep, movement, fun, human connections, and purpose. In my previous years from the ages of 25 – 38, I’d say that I’d only had the movement section totally conquered. During that time I was working, and most of the time enjoying life with my job,. But I never was totally aligned with who I was and what I wanted to achieve. I didn’t have a goal. So I was drifting…With no particular signpost to direct me. I ate a fair amount of junk/processed food but still cooked a lot of the time…but not really conscious either way. Sleep – I got it, but didn’t prioritise it. Connections? I didn’t make the effort a lot of the time. So loneliness wasn’t uncommon. Water – probably not enough.
In late 2016 I quit my office job (and comfort zone) of 11 years, and headed to Nepal and India for 10 months.
I got away from western life and lived very simply. By default, I ate clean, unprocessed, freshly cooked food and hardly consumed any sugar. I had connections with amazing people. I didn’t watch tv. The only media I was exposed to were uplifting podcasts and youtube videos, along with many inspiring books. I drank filtered water. I had fun. I got into nature most days. I went to bed before 11pm most nights. I learnt meditation. I spent time with Buddhist monks. I learnt and studied yoga. I learnt to breathe properly. I trekked the Himalayas. I gained more self-awareness, self-compassion, creativity, self-confidence, clarity and a sense of purpose. I had a detox from junk food, junk media, junk advertising and laziness. The consequences of turning off the junk: I had far less negative thinking, my body changed shape, I feel a greater sense of clarity and purpose. I have more energy.
I then went to Poland at the end of the year for a final adventure. Cold exposure, breathing and mindset retreat with Wim Hof and friends. (I’ve bored many a person about this experience. Google ‘Wim Hof Vice documentary’ if you’ve not heard of this guy).
When I returned to the UK in December 2017 I had the realisation of the century: us westerners are experts in being unhealthy…all through habits that have been ingrained over years. For the mind, body and soul. We’re heavily influenced by advertising into believing we’re not enough as we are. (That certainly worked on me for decades!) We live in a culture that promotes the mass production and consumption of processed junk food & drinks, every day…multiple times a day.
“We’ve a food industry that doesn’t care about your health, with a health industry that doesn’t care about your food.” Mark Hyman
And that right there is a big problem. Drugs are used to control symptoms, but the root cause of problems are rarely solved. Drug companies don’t want people cured…they want you to take their drugs for the remainder of your life…as a customer.
We spend much of our work and leisure time sitting and watching screens. We don’t move enough. We don’t drink enough water. We don’t know how to manage stress. Many people today have unnatural body weights – and this seems ‘normal’….and we don’t prioritise sleep or much time in a natural environment.
So now I’m a health coach and I love what I do. I help people to empower themselves to create their own health solutions…through everyday habits. After a 12 week transformation program with me, people have lost weight, gained energy, and ultimately they FEEL better about themselves.
If you improve yourself first, you’re in a better position to help other people. So that’s what I’m doing now, one person at a time.
So if you like, I’ll help you transform your life by changing your daily habits.