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I write this with no medical expertise instead as someone who discovered salt flushing and is now a massive massive fan.

Our digestive system is over 25 feet long and is responsible for how well our immune system works (amongst other things) so having a super healthy internal system is very important to me.

You’re probably reading this thinking you don’t have a dark side – you do. We all do. It’s the part of ourselves that we deny. For many years I thought I could make myself perfect (btw there’s no such thing) and I spent a lot of time denying my dark side.

Examples of your dark side could include:

  • Jealousy
  • Controlling
  • Lazy
  • Manipulative
  • Intolerant
  • Vindictive
  • Passive Aggressive
  • Impatient 

I have had an ongoing battle with my body image for more than 20 years. I have been on pretty much every diet known to mankind. What I ate, and what I looked like consumed me and most of the time my happiness. I grew up believing that my self-worth was measured on what size I was. Size 8 meant excellent self-worth whereas Size 14 meant no self-worth.

For a long time on my journey of self improvement (which became a journey of self acceptance), I thought it was about fixing myself. I often heard myself saying (even aloud) "if I can just resolve this - I will be perfect/I will be ok/I will be ready". I laugh and cringe when I think back to how I used to think - the truth is, it couldn't be further from what personal growth actually is.

One question that I ask every client is: “What do you love to do?” 

What should be a simple question to answer, often leaves them stumped. They sit there pondering, with most not being able to give me an answer.

Why is that? It comes down to us getting so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our super busy lives that sometimes we either lose touch and forget or stop making time for the things that make us happy. We stop doing the things that make us feel alive! 

I have a track record for making things happen. If you need something done, give it to me. I have pretty much spent most of my life doing and achieving.

When I had my farewell dinner in London one of my friends described me as "German Efficiency". She said it with LOVE and we all laughed (because its true and as a massive Rammstien fan I was very happy to have any form of association with them) but I also cringed at just how accurate she was.

I was reading the accolades of the intelligent, beautiful and all-round amazing Amal Clooney to a friend recently. I explained that Amal is a human rights lawyer, who is having a massive impact on changing the unfairness in our world, who is passionate about her work around inequality and married an equally intelligent, gorgeous man who openly said he would never marry and the response I got was "I wonder why she hadn't married earlier?"

You can imagine my response once I stopped choking on my almond milk latte. WTF!

Well, not literally.

Last year when I was preparing to move home to Australia, I had what Brene Brown would call a 'spiritual awakening' - but it was really a full-blown breakdown. Here I was, taking on my biggest fear. I was leaving my beautiful life I had spent 9 years making, brimming with love and amazing friendships and memories.

Buddha says, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die

I think this is so accurate and is why I believe forgiveness is the key to happiness.  Many of us resist forgiving (either the person or ourselves) perhaps because we think it says that we are ok with what happened.

We have all been hurt at some point in our life and often hold onto the hurt, which ultimately causes suffering. It's crucial to make sense of why you are holding onto the hurt. 

I became a Transformation Coach because I want to help people change their lives.

As a coach I help people get to where they want to get to, to be the best version of themselves; its about working to create goals and habits that will ultimately give them the life they dream of.

But change is hard. Harder than we think - because essentially, our brains don't change very easily. Put simply, we are born with billions of unconnected neurons which begin to connect based on our experiences (which start forming our habits and behaviour). From our early years onwards, we start making connections that create pathways. Ever heard the saying "its just how he/she is wired"? This is what these pathways are.

Research shows that consistently grateful people are happier, more energetic, more hopeful, more helpful and more empathetic. They're are also less likely to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, neurotic, or sick.

In 'The How Of Happiness', Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky shares evidence that shows when severely depressed people were instructed to list grateful thoughts on a daily basis, they were found to be significantly less depressed by the end of the study, compared to depressed people who weren't asked to express gratitude.

I have recently been reading about Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks' struggle to conceive. After some processing time, I now feel it is time to share that this year I decided to freeze my eggs.

I'd been thinking about freezing my eggs for the last three years. I finally made the decision for these reasons:

  1. I started to read about and speak to a lot of woman in their late twenties (Chrissy included) who are/were struggling to conceive.
  2. I could feel myself starting to compromise what I wanted in a relationship because of my age and my desire to have a family.
  3. I didn't/don't want to put pressure on a new relationship by having my body clock dictate the pace.

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