During my teens and 20s I struggled with emotional and dysfunctional eating, and by the time I was in my mid-20s, this developed in to bulimia. After working with a psychologist and doing a complete overhaul of my physical, mental and emotional health, I was able to heal from this. Below are my big 3 lessons from this journey.
1. Even the best intentions can lead to mistakes…and that’s okay!
My eating disorder started from a really good place. I was determined to get my health on track by losing some weight. I was really committed to my goal, and with that determination, I saw great results. Results that were so good, they were addictive. I was receiving lots of compliments, I had a new wardrobe of beautiful clothes and was finally enjoying physical activity for the first time in my life.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation. There is endless research confirming the widespread of benefits from a regular meditation practice. Particularly from a stress-management perspective, meditation is a powerful tool for increasing your health and happiness.
I have been practising meditation on and off for about 2 years now, however I’m still not at the stage where I can just sit there and do it. I’m relying on either guided meditations, or meditation music. Today, I want to share with you some amazing meditation resources to get you started.
Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer – Robert Graves
This post is a little out of the realm of health coaching, but definitely more around the holistic side of life. I’ve been inspired to share my thoughts on intuition, as I am currently undertaking an 8 week program on Living Intuitively run by The Little Sage.
It’s been such a special time for me to go inward and find out more about myself and my purpose, and to build self-trust. I’m currently in Week 3, and I’ve already noticed a difference in the way I meditate. I’ve been on a quest to meditate for 2 years now, with varying success. But suddenly I have found it much easier to reach that relaxation state where my entire focus is inward. I feel like I am connecting with my intuition – my “true” self.
What is intuition? Let’s ask Dr Deepak Chopra…