For as long as I can remember I have loved keeping fit, active and healthy. I confess my ‘vision of health’ as a 20 something was somewhat different to what it is now, however it took years of life experience to find the true value of maintaining optimal health.
In my late 30’s I experienced chronic fatigue syndrome which completely changed the way I lived. It began a period of inner turmoil and reflection, where I was forced to breakdown entrenched behaviours and habits, discover my authentic self and learn how to stand in my own power.
Whilst dealing with the effects of chronic fatigue I was unable to play my beloved sport or socialise like I used to, so I focused what energy I had onto my work. However, I became too career focused, completely immersing myself in my work and eventually losing my identity and sense of self. I felt out of balance and disconnected, experiencing extreme stress and burnout, and struggling to maintain a healthy existence.
It took many, many years and many, many life lessons, but I soon took the hint from the Universe and began to listen and trust my instincts. After what I can only describe as a giant ‘shove’ in the right direction, I left my safe and secure corporate role and created Soul Flourish.
Whether it was a twist of fate or the path the Universe had lined up for me all along, I’m so happy I had the courage to make the change. I find this work fulfilling and continue to be amazed at how I can make a difference. I feel like I have finally found my little spot in the world.