We can do the things… (diets, programs, exercises, etc.), but if we aren’t in the right headspace, it can derail even our best intentions. Internal dialogue is powerful!
So, first things, yes, that’s me at the top of the page, staring at you with a goofy smile. The goofy smile is a new addition for me. Years ago, in truth, I was beset with illness and frequent hospital visits for most of my adult life. Then, just before my 40th birthday (and after a challenging month in hospital), I realised that things had to change; there had to be more to life than cycling through states of being reasonably okay, not being okay and experiencing deep and troubling depression.
It was clear that even though I had excellent resources, great doctors and a very supportive family,
there was still something missing.
I spent a great deal of time that year in reflection. There still weren’t too many smiles at that point, but they were coming. Also, the constant scowl on my face wasn’t going to help with the wrinkles later on – just saying.
Anyway, what followed was eight months of reinventing myself. I lost 30kg, gradually got off the handfuls of medication, and am proud to say that I still don’t need them! And… I was (still am) healthier than I had ever been.
As I write this, it’s been over eight years since that happened, and I am still loving life. Of course, a goofy smiley picture and a few paragraphs can’t give you all the juicy details, but if you are interested in my story, well then ‘ya need to sign up’ coz it’s kinda private.
Besides the goofy smile, I also found my passion and what feels like my reason for being here. I studied, I experimented, and I grew as a person. I am thrilled to say I am still doing all of that and will continue for as long as I possibly can.
The only difference now is that I want to share it all with you. I loooove doing classes, talking about and sharing everything I know, and frankly, if you stand next to me long enough, we will end up talking about the fascinating world of health and self-empowerment. Not preachy talk, though, just how I am an absolute fangirl of broccoli and did you know you can be healthy without doing extreme eating and exercising?
Actually, since you’re here, let me share some of the biggest lessons I have learnt…
Our body speaks to us through symptoms. Learning to listen, understand and work with our bodies is key.
I bet you thought I was going to say exercise :)
What we feed our bodies either builds health or breaks it down.
Understanding the power of food is instrumental to your health journey.
But enough about me,
Now that we know I can go on forever, I will gracefully end this ‘all about me’ section.
What I would love next is if you signed up to stay in contact. Don’t worry, I don’t do tons of emails, and they aren’t spammy; at least, I don’t think so. But I get it; if your inbox is too busy, you can always unsubscribe. No hard feelings, I promise.
I would also love to hear from you. I know that’s a weird request since we haven’t connected yet. But here are some things I would love to know, and I’ll even throw in my answers to get the conversation started…
- Where are you currently at with your health journey?
Dawn: Menopause is a big thing in my life at the moment. It’s as challenging as a tired and hungry three-year-old in a toy shop.
- What are some of the challenges you are facing?
Dawn: Hot flushes, for those of you that know – you know!
- What food/health practice do you hate, even though everyone says you should have/do?
Dawn: Coconut yoghurt, brussels sprouts and eggplant. I eat it but don’t love it.
- How many diets or programs have you tried that have worked and continue to work years later?
…You get the drift. So what are your challenges and wins for your health and wellbeing?
Looking forward to hearing from you,