I’m a corporate climber turned women’s wellness warrior and, never in a million years did I think this is how my life would turn out!
A born and bred overachiever, I pursued academic success at the expense of everything else in my life. After university, I travelled the well-worn corporate path, seeking out more responsibility, more money and more opportunities to advance my career because… that’s what you’re supposed to do, right?
Fast forward to burnout and what I thought was a heart attack, followed by a diagnosis of anxiety and depression. My whole world crumbled – I couldn’t work, I struggled to find joy, and on some days, I couldn’t even get out of bed.
My breakdown was the wake-up call I needed and I am profoundly grateful for the lessons I learned when I hit rock bottom:
That life lived at warp speed isn’t truly living.
It’s unfulfilling and unsustainable and, when I was well enough to start earning a living again, I knew things had to change!
Yoga, meditation and mindfulness were vital to my recovery; these practices fostered mental and emotional resilience, taught me to savour the present moment; and replenished my innate curiosity and lust for life.
Now, as a women’s wellness coach and yoga teacher, I’m in the driver’s seat and am able to work and live in a way that is nourishing, supports my wellbeing and aligns with my values. I understand that busyness is not a badge of honour so, when my calendar is bursting at the seams and exhaustion starts creeping in, I am able to recognise the warning signs and take steps to redress the balance.
The most joyful part is that my journey led me to a ‘job’ that sets my soul on fire. As someone who pushed herself to the brink and found her way home, it’s my passion in this life to help other high-achieving women do the same, so that they too can live a life brimming with wellness and joy.
Vitality is our natural state, and I’m dedicated to supporting as many women as possible to live as their most vital selves!