It’s funny how the twists and turns of life can have fleeting or lasting effects on how you view your world. They can change your direction, lurch you from one focus to another, whilst awakening your senses in almost osmotic fashion to the world around.
My own experience, or observation, is that the most persistent, recurring and intense themes have become the most meaningful and life changing. For me, motherhood is one of those themes, and my journey through motherhood has been deeply entwined with another theme, that of wellbeing.
Through a lifetime of positive and negative experiences, I naturally tend to highlight the positive aspects of each, or at least be able to see the good in every bad situation. One of my darkest periods so far was desperately wanting a child at 29yrs of age, but being unable to conceive for 4 years. Although a deeply painful time in my life, for the first time, the experience awakened my awareness of my connection to the earth, of its abundance, its healing capacity and its direct relationship to my sense of wellbeing.
For more than a moment during that period, my husband and I were staring down the barrel of IVF, but not before we decided to try a holistic path first, where instead, real organic foods became our drug and natural living delivered us to our miracle wish, a beautiful baby boy.
Two years later we pulled out our toolbox of health and wellbeing techniques to prepare ourselves for the best chance to conceive another baby, this time around my darling daughter was effortlessly conceived.
And so to was born my voracious hunger to delve into this incredible world of food as medicine, and ultimately learning that there is nothing more powerful than food, as far as human health is concerned. My choice to feed myself and my family a fresh, wholefoods, certified organic food stems from my discovery of the negative health affects we can experience from consuming foods with artificial additives, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and other chemical residues. Certified organic foods also have a higher nutritional content and are much kinder to the environment. Nothing is more important to me than keeping my children safe from these toxins.
More than a decade later, as a certified health coach, presenter and wellness blogger, I experience a sense of relief and deep peace as I pass my knowledge, passions, beliefs and practices on to my clients, community and children. I feel completely satisfied knowing I am doing my best for them when I share my survival tools to cope with life, tips to create balance, and guidance on the best way to nourish themselves and their families with wholesome, delicious, healing real foods.
If you are looking to make the switch to an organic lifestyle then there is no better time to start then this September during Australian Organic Awareness Month. By looking for the Australian certified organic bud logo it makes the shopping process simple by knowing each product has grown through vigorous tests and standards right from the farm to the plate – ensuring there are no nasties for you and your family.