I can't remember when it first started; the anxiety, the depression, the debilitating feeling of having no control over my emotions, but I’ll never forget how it impacted my ability to work, socialise and just live.
I struggled with relationships, but I desperately wanted deeper connections.
I was an excessive worrier and over thinker, and my internal dialogue was negative, nasty, vicious. Constantly analysing everything.‘You’re this’ or ‘you’re that’ ‘you can do better’ ‘you didn’t do that thing’ ‘you should have said this’ ‘why didn’t you think of that’. I didn’t feel like I deserved to be happy and thought I would never have the confidence to achieve my goals.
When my head would hit the pillow at night, the day’s events would play out in my mind over and over. As a consequence, I ’d been utterly exhausted for years.
The smallest things would cause me to lose it.
I also had other health issues I couldn’t get a grip on. I had terrible PMS, insomnia and my digestion was a whole other story.
I felt like I was just surviving.
I wanted to truly LIVE my life. I thought to myself, if I don’t do this now, then when, so I finally plucked up the courage to ask for help.
Initially, I went to a GP who gave me an anti-depressant. I had no idea what I was taking, but I was told it would make me feel better, so I tried it. I remember feeling relieved to have a break from the constant mind chatter, but the side effects were possibly just as bad, if not worse. My emotions were numbed, I had a lack of libido and increased weight.
I knew that there had to be a better way. I wanted to get to the root cause, not just a band-aid approach.
Determined to find answers I enrolled to study a health science degree.
It was in my first year at uni that I saw a wonderful naturopath who changed my life!
She helped me to get off the medication and feel myself again. She discovered biological reasons that explained my symptoms. She looked at all aspects of my life and allowed me to understand how I could take back control of how I was feeling.
It was the start of my journey back to health.
With the support of someone who understood me and was there for me, in combination with some herbal and nutritional medicine, I started to feel better.
In only a few months I started to feel like I was gaining control over my life and how I was feeling. It was such a relief to know that I was improving my health naturally.
With a clearer mind, I discovered that if I wanted to live authentically and symptom free I would have to understand my triggers.
In time, my negative self talk was slowly replaced with more positivity.
I realised that if I was the one responsible for putting limits on my life, it made sense that I was also the one who was responsible to create a life without limits.
I was inspired, and I wanted ANYONE who had been though anything similar to have the same opportunity. Since completing my naturopathy degree, I have worked with many people struggling with their mental health.
I love that I can give others answers about their health.
It’s hard to even imagine what my life would be like today if I didn’t take the steps and ask for help.
If you are tired of the overwhelm and anxiety and want to tap into your own power and feel more balanced in your body and mind I’m here to tell you that it IS POSSIBLE!
If you want to move forward with your life goals, feel amazing and start thriving instead of surviving, reach out for help.
You don’t have to go it alone.
There are so many amazing people out there supporting people just like you to live that full, expansive existence.
You’ve got this!
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