"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living."

Nelson Mandela

Mandy Neller of Soul Flourish

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.

Qualifications

Registered Kinesiology Intermediate Practitioner (Level 4)

Advanced Certificate in Nutrition and Health Coaching

Diploma in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology

Cadence Health