My strong passion for health and wellness was ignited by a personal journey of transformation from illness and trauma to discovery, growth, recovery and celebration.
My journey has been all about digging deep to understand the root causes of our health issues, spotting the areas screaming for change, and then taking some giant leaps to set a new direction and ultimately return to good health.
Throughout the transformation process, curiosity was key. The more curious I became, the more doors and opportunities opened. The more I learnt, the more light bulb moments I experienced, and the more I understood and invited change.
The process was amazing, but also at times confronting, challenging and uncomfortable.
I learnt that my husband and I were kidding ourselves, that we weren’t healthy. We were highly inflamed, insulin resistant and suffering Metabolic Syndrome.
We were making poor lifestyle choices, believing in the ‘food pyramid’, living on the dieting rollercoaster, and trusting conventional medicine. We were busy living busy lives and experiencing extremely high levels of stress.
We were burnt out, overwhelmed and barely coping but always happy, always showing up, rolling up our sleeves, dusting ourselves off and simply getting on with it.
Not any more.
Change was in the air, and we were committed to embracing it. The transformation was a process, and certainly not smooth sailing. We forged ahead, implementing numerous lifestyle changes and embarking on a journey of self-improvement. My studies in nutrition led me to become a health coach and nutrition advisor, soaking up the knowledge and becoming a true sponge for all things health and wellbeing.
Why did I create Holistic Pillars?
My dream and primary motivation is to inspire, guide and support others with knowledge, tools and techniques as they embark on their own unique and personal health journey.
Along came my ‘passion project’ Holistic Pillars, created and launched three years ago – a health, wellness and lifestyle coaching platform focusing on the five key pillars of wellbeing: Fuel, Mind, Move, Rest and Connect.
It’s a beautiful safe space for sharing positive lifestyle outcomes, valuable health information, fabulously healthy recipes and blogs on everything from food macros to mountain hikes.
Why the five pillars of wellbeing?
Achieving optimal health and wellbeing is not merely the food we eat, it’s about adopting a holistic lifestyle that focuses on the five key pillars of health – Fuel, Rest, Move, Mind, and Connect. It’s a comprehensive and balanced approach.
These five pillars are interconnected and equal, and we should strive for balance and consistency across all pillars. The outcome? A healthier, calmer, happier you.
Here’s a breakdown of the five pillars