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I work full-time for a brand entertainment agency whilst having my own health coaching business and wellness blog on the side. I work one-on-one with women who are struggling with emotional eating and body image issues, which is something I am deeply passionate about. I am also a 200h certified yoga teacher, although I only teach occasionally.

Achievements

Becoming a certified holistic health coach, doing my yoga teacher certification and running a health coaching business while working full-time!

Tell us a bit about you and your journey…

I used to have a very destructive relationship to food and my body, and struggled with anorexia, bulimia and all the nasty grey areas in between. Food was the enemy, my body was a burden and I completely let the obsession take over my life. It took me moving in with my partner to realize I couldn’t keep going like this, and that I wanted to change. And so, with the help of a holistic health coach and lots of soul searching, I got better one day at a time. 

Today, I have a much gentler approach to nutrition, health and wellbeing. I listen to my body, I enjoy a wholefood, balanced diet, and I’m kind to myself, ‘cause #selfcareiscool. But I also still love kick-ass workouts and you will find me give 110% at my training sessions!

After working on healing myself, I realized I wanted to help others and so I studied at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Health Coach and also did my Yoga Teacher Training in India. Those two experiences were life-altering and propelled me further in both my personal and business life.

It might look like I’ve got it all together now, but I promise I’m just like you trying to figure out how to live in this one super crazy messy awesome world.

  • What is your proudest moment thus far?

    Starting my health coaching was definitely a milestone. It made me realize how far I’ve come in my personal development, as I was now helping others with struggles that I myself was going through just a couple years prior. My pride comes from my ability to positively impact others, and hearing stories from people who have improved their relationship with food and their bodies brings me so much joy.

  • Tell us about your morning routine

    I’m a big believer in getting up early and seizing the day! I get up around 5:20am, smash out a workout, go for a stroll along the beach and am at work by 8:30am. I mostly meal prep my breakfast the night before and take it with me to work, so that I can eat it in peace without any time pressure. On weekends, I love to take it a bit easier and incorporate some self care rituals like journaling and meditating.

  • What’s your favourite PranaOn product?

    The chocolate protein powder is my most used product by far!

  • What’s your favourite way to use it or incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle and why?

    I incorporate it into all my breakfasts; from smoothies to oatmeal to pancakes and sweet tofu mousse. It’s also one of the only protein powders that I think tastes delicious as a simple protein shake with soy milk or water, so I’ll often have it as an afternoon snack or even dinner when it’s late and I’m not particularly hungry.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself or a hidden talent

    I speak three languages fluently and have never lived in one place for more than three years at a time. I’ve had the amazing privilege of calling Germany, Switzerland, Paris, London, Dubai, the US and now Australia, my home.

  • Any superstitions?

    Nothing, I’m a pretty logical-thinking person! I do however believe that you manifest what you think about, hence why I’m such a big fan of positive affirmations.

  • Do you prefer training in the morning or evening?

    I’m a 100% morning person. I honestly can’t think of a better way to start my day than with a workout. It just gets me into a good mood and sets me up for the rest of the day.

  • Where can we find you on a Saturday?

    I love getting up early to see the sunrise, smash out a workout, grab coffee and then go to the Bondi Farmers market to do my weekly grocery haul. I think it’s really beneficial for our circadian rhythms to wake up and go to bed at the same time, so you won’t find me hitting the snooze button on weekends. Now that it’s getting warmer, you can also find me in the water trying to improve my surfing skills.

  • What’s on the horizon for you?

    I’ve just taken on a couple of new clients which I’m really excited about, because I love helping other women in their self-love journeys. Apart from that, I’ve got some really fun collaboration with brands that I’m really passionate about.

  • Favourite motto to live by:

    “You don’t have the be the same person you were five minutes ago.”

    This quote has accompanied me from the beginning of my recovery journey. It reminds me to not fall into the “all or nothing mentality” and that I am in control of my mindset at all times.

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