LOVE WHO YOU WERE, LOVE WHO YOU ARE.
"YOUR BODY IS LIKE A BANK ACCOUNT - A HEALTHY BALANCE REQUIRES YOU TO MAKE DEPOSITS AS WELL AS WITHDRAWALS." - Kate Morris-Bates
MIDLIFE: CONFIDENCE, ENERGY, SASS
To age with confidence is all about mindset. Fact. I know how it can feel when your body lets you down. And as a former International Athlete, I know exactly how it can feel when your body can’t do what it used to do. Or doesn’t look like it used to do.
But does that mean you can’t be proud of your body? No. Chance.
We can choose to let our energy levels, hormones, health issues, aches and pains, the lines and wrinkles that come with the ageing process define us.
Or we can choose to respect our bodies and find new ways to achieve better health.
Your Time is now
I WASN’T ALWAYS A THERAPIST.
FOR OVER 20 YEARS I WAS A SIX-FIGURE EARNING CORPORATE HARD HITTER FOR A WELL-KNOWN NATIONAL COMPANY. A HIGH HEELED WOMAN IN A GREY SUITED MAN’S WORLD. I LOVED IT. UNTIL MY WORLD IMPLODED IN MY MID-THIRTIES...
I WROTE ABOUT MY STORY IN MY BESTSELLING COLLABORATIVE BOOK BECAUSE I WANTED TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE UP AND LIVE THEIR BEST LIVES.
FERTILITY AND ME
I wasn’t always a therapist, for over 20 years I was a corporate hard hitter, a high-flying businesswoman, a Top-100 Exec leader earning six-figures in a FTSE-100 equivalent national company, leading 600+ people and being responsible for hundreds of millions of pounds. It was one of the biggest jobs of its kind in the UK.
I loved it, until my world imploded in her mid-thirties...when you lose one baby, your perspective changes. when you lose six, your life changes. when it happens inside two years, your world changes.
For two years, I was either pregnant or recovering from a miscarried pregnancy and this took its toll on my body and mind. I knew something had to give. I’d reached the point where enough was enough. So I gave up my job, went travelling and invested in serious self-care. I managed my stress, my aches and pains and my shocking periods through acupuncture, lifestyle changes and coaching.
I also spent time in nature. It worked. I experienced my own transformation...and in 2015, my husband and I welcomed our rainbow baby into the world.
In a nutshell, things only started changing when I started focussing on ME. My mental, physical and emotional health.
WHO AM I AGAIN?
Somewhere between my high-heeled exit from corporate life in my mid-thirties, and the flat pumped entrance to being a mum in my forties, I lost my identity.
That strong, confident, independent woman disappeared. Not sure when and not sure where, but I woke up one day and, ooooffff, there it was - the right-between-the-eyes realisation that she was not there anymore. Or at least she was not somewhere I could reach or see her…. I desperately tried to cling onto her, but the toll on my body, my mind, my emotions of the previous few years, can’t be underestimated.
I chose to find with that woman again through a messy, challenging, topsy turvy kaleidoscope of self-help books, coaching, qualifications, new business ventures, training courses and tribe finding.
I learnt that you are more than what your job is. I have learnt that you don’t have to wear a mask, I have accepted that it’s not only ok to put yourself first, but it is crucial, in order to be the best version of ourselves we can be.
Today there are very few people in the UK who can say they have the same combination of professional business experience with a string of professionally accredited therapy qualifications.
I am one very few Post-Graduate Degree holders of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the UK, awarded by one of the most prestigious alternative medicine colleges in the world. With hundreds of hours of Western medical training to my name, an ICF accredited CBT-based Coach, I am also a certified practitioner in Mindfulness Meditation for Stress, Anxiety, and Pain.
I have qualifications in specialist physical and aesthetic therapies, such as Scar & Burns remedial therapy and chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
A Member of the British Acupuncture Council and registered with the professional registration service.
INSIDEOUT WELLNESS CENTRE
I own and runs a successful wellness clinic in Mold, Flintshire on the Cheshire/Welsh border. I started InsideOut Wellness with a clear vision - to empower people of all ages to access a range of credible complementary therapies and alternative medicine treatments. To aid their overall wellbeing, and their story by providing these in a beautiful wellness space.
My clinic offers a range of alternative medicine services including Acupuncture, Body Therapy, Diet & Lifestyle Coaching.
INSIDEOUT WELLNESS COACHING, COURSES & RETREATS
My online coaching, courses, and retreats for individuals and corporates take client wellness to deeper depths of personal discovery and change. These are based around my signature “Six Pillars of Wellbeing” programme.
SLEEP | MOVEMENT | FOOD | SEASONAL HEALTH | STRESS MANAGEMENT | PREVENTATIVE THERAPY
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU AGE WITH CONFIDENCE
Stronger, older, wiser, and more confident in myself and my body than ever before.
I want to help you do the same, using unique combinations of my skills, expertise, and personal experiences.