About You

You’re smart; you’re talented, you’re a capable woman who’s able to multi-task and juggle things even when you’re busy. You love life and want to make the most of it. You also really value your health and have overcome health challenges in the past. But after all this time of trying different treatments you’re still not sleeping well. And you’re still often tired and struggling to get through the day, even though you’re pretending that you feel great.

The chances are that if you’re really fed up of your sleep problems, the tiredness, the headaches, the fluctuating moods and mounting stress levels then it’s affecting how you live your life.

And it’s the opposite of what you want, which is to be healthy and feel strong and not reach for another coffee, even when it feels like that’s the only option.

But here’s the good news. You’ve tried to improve your health before, so you know that working to find a solution makes sense. And you’re the kind of person who doesn’t give up because you want to sleep for 7 hours.

You want to feel normal and awake (during the day rather than the night). You want to think clearly and feel calm. And although you may be frustrated right now, you know that if you feel completely well, you’ll look and feel great and be able to do all of the things that you want to do.

AND you can. Here’s how.

By understanding what your body’s telling you

Your body’s complex, but also quite simple. When something isn’t working, symptoms appear. It’s just a sign that your body’s out of balance on some level. That’s what the sleep problems, headaches, tiredness and even stress are telling you. They’re clues that there’s something much deeper going on, something or some things that need to be changed.

But where do you start?

Well, if we take these clues and combine them with your past health history and also look at what’s happening with you now, physically, mentally and emotionally, we can build a detailed picture that gets to the root of the problem. That’s where you should start.

But what if you’ve tried that before and it didn’t work?

I get what you’re saying. But that’s no reason not to try again. Maybe in the past the exploration in to your specific issue wasn’t deep or long enough to get to the root. It’s only when we get to the root cause of your health problem that we can start to rebuild layer by layer, restoring what wasn’t working, until it starts to work again. And we can do that very well with nutrition and stress management.

Does that sound too easy and too simple?

Well getting to the root may not necessarily be easy, and finding a solution may take time and doing the work to get there will need patience and perseverance, but what if you could stop waking at 2 or 3am and sleep for 7 hours? What if you could feel normal and awake (during the day rather than the night)? What if you could think clearly and feel calm and not reactive to the pressure and stressors around you? What if you haven’t tried everything yet? Wouldn’t it be worth trying just one more thing?

To start, try this for one week (even if you’ve tried lots of things before)

  • Keep a health diary. Note your sleep patterns, moods, anything that stresses or disturbs you. Also note what you’re eating.
  • Go for a 20 minute walk at lunch time (whatever the weather). Let your brain take in the light and register that it’s day time.
  • Turn your computer, mobile devices and television off 2 hours before bedtime and allow your brain to switch off and prepare to sleep.

Just notice what all of this is telling you and how you feel after just one week.

About me

I get how you may be feeling. Academically and experientially, I’m a qualified Nutritionist with many years’ experience of working in public health, but I’ve also had breast cancer and chronic fatigue. And on my 3 year journey from sickness to health I had periods where I didn’t sleep for 24 hours. I had brain fog so severe that I couldn’t form a sentence and days and days of tiredness and pain. But what I really struggled to come to terms with was how my once ‘healthy’ body had become so broken. I was also perpetually frustrated at not improving quickly.

You see, I’m an ‘A’ type lover of life, so when something doesn’t work, I try to fix it. But being seriously ill wasn’t something that was easy to deal with or to ‘fix’. But I did, eventually. What this means for me now is that yes I run a practice and help others restore their health, but I can’t just talk about looking after yourself, finding the solutions or doing the work. I have to personally do the work every day. It’s not always easy or pretty, but I don’t care, being healthy and feeling good is so much better than being and feeling sick.

What helped me?

I tried lots of different things to help me sleep, to calm my mind, to stop the headaches and tiredness and pain. Some things worked and some didn’t. But what did work was being willing to do a 180 degree turn in many areas of my life and to be diligent and consistent until I was well. I kept a diary to assess what worked and what didn’t. And although my diet was good, I still had to get specific about what my body needed and I had to make some changes.  In truth, at times it was hard sticking to a new health plan. But I did it because on the days that I felt well, it was so much better than feeling sick. One area that became critical to my recovery was understanding how stress was affecting me. And that was fine, but then I had to learn how to manage my stress levels and my personal triggers!

After all of this, I named my business ‘stress less living’ because I’m a ‘doer’ by nature. When I see the ‘stress less living’ title, it reminds me to Eat Well, Sleep Well and to Live Well because that’s what it takes for me to be and to stay healthy.

If you want to find out more about my qualifications and experience click here.

This site, your health and you

This site’s for you whether you’re ready to book an appointment or whether you want to resolve your sleep problems, tiredness, headaches, low mood or stress levels. I share everything from health articles to useful tools and practical tips to help you sleep better, reduce headaches, have more energy, improve your mood and to reduce stress.

If you’re feed up of not sleeping, and you’re tired and you want to get well, then call me for a FREE 15 minute consultation. During this time you can see how this service could work for you.

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Whatever you do, know that there’s help and a solution for you and that you can be fully well and live out the life what you want to live.