This was a great home page intro and another step in the journey of my greater purpose and passion. It is time to 'archive' this baby within a blog so it isn't lost, but simply filed as an part of my own personal growth and another hopefully helpful perspective to all you beautiful humans who have been following my work over the years. It is still very much relevant, but my global work and message is now so much bigger and has so much more clarity. Peace, love and respect to the previous work focus of me.
"I spent 5 years at University completing 2 degrees (Bachelor Exercise Science & Bachelor Education) because I was so committed to my profession, and still continue to build my knowledge EVERY single day to better myself in order do my work most effectively.
The underlying message of what I do is to wake women up and open their eyes to all the BS marketing and messages from the health and fitness industry, and greater society, that to be valued and worthy in this world you must look a particular way. I want to be a part of the truth behind all the smoke and mirrors so you can learn to appreciate that how your body looks is not a reflection of your health. For you to see that having a ‘perfect body’ and abs is not a pre-requisite to health, happiness and living a full-filled life.
I want to show women how moving your body builds a healthier and happier life because it encourages feelings of accomplishment, strength, focus, commitment and overcoming challenge every day. Good nutrition with a balanced approach, and no strict rules and crazy restrictions, leads to more energy, greater clarity and better function.
My continued drive comes from not only seeing my clients and many women struggle to live their lives to the fullest because of their body shape, but because of my own personal experiences. I want to help women of all ages, all backgrounds, with all body types to stop letting their view of their body railroad their opportunity of living a beautiful life. Women are just spending too much time worrying about their weight and body shape.
The most common conversations I have with women are about comparison, how their body 'looks' as measured by the stupid ideals promoted by the world, and how unhappy they are as they are unable to engage fully in life because they are consumed with thoughts of food and how to 'fix' their body. That shit really saddens me.
Firstly, what a tragedy it is that so many women with unique talents and gifts to share with the world, are sitting scrolling on social media. How much of the mind and thought process is being wasted comparing ourselves and feeling defeated because of the comparison trap? Imagine if every second of that time was instead spent studying, reading, working out, learning a new skill, finding a new hobby, volunteering or spending time with family, friends, and loved ones.
What if every second that was spent thinking about your body shape and what food you can eat was in place spent on sitting in silence and listening to your thoughts, that inner voice, and connecting with who you really are at the deepest level? Your life should not be consumed constantly with thoughts of food and how your body looks in a bikini.
Ladies we are better than this. To make the change, we need to be the change.
You need to get your mind focused back onto what is truly important to you. What makes you smile and happy? What do you want to contribute to the world? What do you want to be remembered for?
Over my 38 years I have been in all types of shape. I have had the shredded perfect body for competing and magazine cover photos. I would be really sad if when my time came and I left this planet all I was remembered for was my body. I know I would look back on my deathbed and regret that I spent my whole life ‘dieting’ and focused on what my body looked like, at the expense of experiencing the beauty of this world and creating wonderful memories with family and friends, as well as making my own contribution to making the world a better place.
I aspire to be so much more than that. I love to be able to write and have a way with words that I can impact someone’s life, and my voice through social media can make someone feel better and have more clarity. That shit is what is most important. Leaving something good in the world that you know made a difference in some way. Mine just happens to be through health and lifestyle coaching. You need to tap into something bigger. You have something inside you that needs to be shared with the world, and don't ever think it has to be on a massive scale. Success and happiness will come to everyone in different ways.
Strive to be more than just a pretty face and a cute body. That would be the biggest tragedy. Missing out on so many treasured moments and memories because you were so focused on 'dieting' and trying to meet some imaginary ideal that society has jammed down your throat in order to make money, or that is 'trending'."
"The badass carves her own path. She wears, drives, drinks, watches and listens to what she chooses, when she chooses, where she chooses, uninfluenced by fads or advertising campaigns. Her purpose is beyond just looking ‘cute’.
She is here to make a difference in the world in her own unique way by embracing her gifts, talents and abilities. Badass is a style that is understated but instantly recognizable, it's simple, direct and functional😎"