I always find it a little strange to describe myself as a wellbeing advocate - after all, who doesn’t advocate health and wellbeing? But when you stop and think about it, so much of our lives and environment are far from being conducive to leading a healthy life – and that is becoming a big problem for many of us.
Health and wellbeing is clearly not only about preventing disease. It’s also about how we feel, look and perform. It’s about finding both a mental and physical balance in life that allows our body to heal, grow and adapt to the world around us.
But recognising the right way to go about this in our present world, full of so many demands on our attention and our time, seems to be harder than ever. And this is where I feel I come in. I view my role as a go-between – a filter and a translator of all the well-meaning, but often confusing information out there – for all those people who simply want to improve their health and quality of life.
I don’t offer a magic pill or a “one size fits all” answer – rather, my work and passion lies in working with people to find ways that help each and every individual take responsibility for their own physical and mental wellbeing.
I love discovering simple and inexpensive lifestyle strategies that work for people. Many of these strategies are based on the latest scientific and medical research, whilst others are based on my own practical experience of what works through what I have seen and done with others over the last 20 years.
In many ways I have always considered myself to be my oldest and perhaps best client, and if there is one thing I have learned above from adopting a lifestyle approach to health is that you really don’t have to do a lot to make a huge difference – you just need to know what to do and do it on a regular basis.