Beauty, I am so grateful you are here.
I share with you my story in the hopes that it provides you with inspiration to honour you, your heart and your body; and to know you are not alone, you can heal, grow and transform.
This is me:
I am highly sensitive and sassy.
I am fierce and soft.
I am loud and I am quiet.
I love hard and hurt deep.
I stand up for what I believe is right.
I will fight against what I believe is wrong.
I know I am not for everyone and that is OK.
For 30something years, I was the 'good girl', the people pleaser, who said yes, when really I wanted/needed to say no. Who ignored my own needs because I felt like I would be disappointing others. Whose worth was strongly tied to how much I did for everyone else.
As a child, my intuition was very strong. It kept me safe from harm. However at some stage, I lost that connection and trust in my intuition. I truly believe this was caused from years of the same message (albeit a false message), misguided BS from society telling me to ‘sit the fuck down’ because I was too much - too sensitive, too soft, too loud, too emotional. I was constantly being told that my authentic self was somehow less than desirable.
For a long time, I lived my life disconnected from my heart and body. They each existed in isolation; misaligned, lost and confused as to what the other needed. For me I lived my life always in a very logical, focused. pushing forward way. I was disconnected from loving and nurturing myself. I was not honouring my needs and I ignored my intuition (that soft whisper inside my heart). I lived with a fear mindset - fear of being left behind, fear of being judged, fear of been seen and heard. I was convinced that the only way to be loved and accepted was to always be in service to others.
I suppressed my voice. I hid my sensitivity. I denied my truth.
I always showed up as a watered down version of my true self.
I continued to give and give, until I gave so much of myself,
my love, my attention, my energy to everyone but me,
that my heart and my body gave out!
At the end of 2018, I was burnt out. I had broken my own heart and depleted my soul of its like force.
I kept thinking, what the fuck do I do now? How do I get well?
My burn out was significant, and my recovery required an extreme response.
I chose hardcore rest. No work, no commitments, no future plans. Nothing other than to rest, for as long as it takes.
I resigned from a career I absolute loved (but an organisation that was misaligned to my values). This was only possible with a supportive husband by my side. I spent a solid 12 months at home, resting. There was a lot of sleep, glorious deep sleep. Throughout that time, I also worked with a psychologist to heal from past hurts, a life coach to reignite my soul and a naturopath to heal my body.
What I wish I knew before burning out, completely?
CHOICE - You have a choice.
A choice to stay on the rollercoaster to burn out, or stop and get the fuck off;
well before you crash and burn out.
SIGNS - Look for, listen to and understand the signs.
Your heart and body, know the way. Don't ignore them hoping for a different outcome.
TUNE IN - Not out.
You want a life that is calm, deeply nurturing and honour your needs?
Tune in to your heart and body.
EXPERT - You are the expert in your life.
Others can support you, but only you know what you want and need.
Recognise yourself in my story?
Have that niggling feeling that you're heading towards burn out?
Want to connect with yourself on a deeper level?
Create a calm, deeply nurturing and feel good life?
Please reach out, I would love to get to know you and your story.
SHORT & SWEET INFO ABOUT ME
▻ I'm a qualified Beautiful You Life Coach
▻ Favourite book: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
▻ I am happiest amongst nature, especially at the beach
▻ I am a lover of all things blue
▻ I have a dark sense of humour
▻ I am always laughing at my own jokes because I consider myself hilarious
▻ I love to read about or watch true crime documentaries
▻ I am fascinated with oracle cards and astrology
▻ My Sun sign is ♐︎ Sagittarius, Moon sign ♏︎ Scorpio and Rising Sun ♋︎ Cancer.
▻ Bucket list items include shark diving, nude yoga and driving around the Coastline of Australia