Following the death of my mother at a young age, I went through years of self-harming – eating disorders, addictions to drinking, drugs, TV, food and other things, lots of self-loathing, being broke and in debt, and spiralling in and out of depression. I always put on a brave face and tried to get through it. I hated myself and my life and didn’t know what the point of it all was. This was my existence.
A few years ago something inside me clicked – I was sick and tired of being this way and doubly motivated by external events I HAD to change my life, so I did. Slowly, little by little, I began to turn things around, with support from others. I started to look after myself, try and show myself I actually did care and maybe, just maybe, life could get better.
It did. I found new tools and ways to help me learn to love myself, I committed to myself each and every day, and life just keeps on getting better. Now I am sharing this story.
It includes an honest, vulnerable and deeply personal account of my journey and what I went through. Then there is a comprehensive guide with 52 practical self-care tips, actions and inspiration as well as real life examples of how I used these things to help me heal.
If you pre-order the book any time up to 31st May 2019, you will receive a free copy of my digital self-care workbook.
Embodied is an incredibly raw, real and much-needed offering from a wonderfully wise and kind soul. Paving the way for women, and men to share their stories without a filter, to describe their truth and embrace their shadow. Embodied is a triumph to the resilience of the human spirit to overcome barriers, challenges and obstacles and emerge with realness, confidence and hope. Embodied is a book that celebrates the human potential and unites us to the truth of our blinding light after enduring our darkest nights. A must read for those with the understanding that it is through telling our stories with authenticity and courage, that the world becomes a much smaller and kinder place.