Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine : Being Fearless



Gosh I couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of such a gorgeous magazine. Happiness and Wellbeing April, 2015

I was asked to write about my experience with being fearless.

‘Being fearless could mean a number of things, letting go of limitations, what society says is the norm or like me in my career, letting go of who I used to be to give my self the room to spread my wings and become who I was truly meant to be.’

‘So lets be honest here, no matter how glamorous some people try and make out the entrepreneur life to be, unless you are Donald Trump, It’s definitely not what you think. In your dreams you probably picture yourself giving up your day job to jet set around the world, driving big expensive cars through New York City whilst money just flows in. This would be amazing, and I’m not saying that this won’t ever happen, but its not something that happens over night or without a big chunk of hard work.

In reality, if you quit your job to chase your dreams, firstly congratulations, you are doing something many will only ever imagine doing, but you should be ready to work harder than you ever have before. It also takes guts, and with this comes fear, fear of judgment and fear of failure.’ (to read more see below)


THE FEARLESS EDITION

“This edition, we show you how you can face your fears to unleash the life of your dreams. You’ll discover the psychology of fear (and how you can use it to your advantage) and some inspirational ways you can transform your life from the inside out.

A big thank you to all of our lovely contributors and partners who have helped make this issue happen. And to our beautiful readers who support our happy + well (ad)venture each month – THANK YOU! We hope that in some small way, our monthly creation helps you to live the radiantly incredible life you deserve. You freaking rock.

You can get your copy of the Fearless Edition at www.happywellmag.com and via the Apple App Store”.



Being fearless could mean a number of things, letting go of limitations, what society says is the norm or like me in my career, letting go of who I used to be to give my self the room to spread my wings and become who I was truly meant to be.

So lets be honest here, no matter how glamorous some people try and make out the entrepreneur life to be, unless you are Donald Trump, It’s definitely not what you think. In your dreams you probably picture yourself giving up your day job to jet set around the world, driving big expensive cars through New York City whilst money just flows in. This would be amazing, and I’m not saying that this won’t ever happen, but its not something that happens over night or without a big chunk of hard work.

In reality, if you quit your job to chase your dreams, firstly congratulations, you are doing something many will only ever imagine doing, but you should be ready to work harder than you ever have before. It also takes guts, and with this comes fear, fear of judgment and fear of failure.

So when I decided to pack my bags and my life to head to the Gold Coast I never considered that I would have to start all over again, cause wait; “didn’t I already have it ‘all’ in Sydney”, I had worked so hard to create what I had, years and years of hard work had finally paid off for me to be in the position that I was in.

But when I moved away for what I believed to be a big opportunity, that didn’t eventuate when I arrived; I suddenly found myself with nothing, nothing here nor there. What on earth was I going to do?

I had been handed a blank cavas to recreate my life; was this a gift? A chance to start all over again and to be who I was meant to be?

At the time I definitely didn’t see it like that, it was probably one of the hardest and toughest times of my life. I was scared, I was fearful of what I had lost and what was next for me.

For the most part of 2013, I went through a form of depression, I questioned everything, and I was angry with myself. I couldn’t believe what I had thrown away, how hard I had worked to achieve such a high level of success all to just been thrown out the window in one single moment. Why was I angry, because like most people, I feared the unknown. But the universe, as it always does, had bigger and better plans for me.

In Sydney I had got myself to a very unbalanced and toxic place, so this was my chance to work on healing myself and letting go of the fitness model in me. I learned how powerful nutrition was and how big a part it played on our minds. I also discovered that food was about enjoying, creating and sharing, not just about eating when the clock ticks past 3 hours. Being well meant nurturing the mind, body and soul as a whole.

So this was the year I found the wellness and holistic side of my business, and my love and appreciation for creating beautiful food.

I didn’t realize at the time but I was starting to create a place where I would begin to share my love for all 3 things in return helping others to understand the powerful effects of Mother Nature. The more I discovered; the more I wanted to help others, so this was when I decided to further my education and study a Bachelor of Health Science and Nutritional Medicine.

Through this challenging time, I had to learn to overcome my fears and to trust myself, to follow my heart. I have always put trust in the universe, as it has your back and it always provides in divine timing.

Life is a continuous journey, and I am always discovering new things, and the more time I spend healing myself from the inside out, the more I learn to let go of my fears. You really don’t know what life has in store for you but if you find your true calling, your passion, your purpose then nothing can stop you, not even fear will hold you back.

A few things to help you along your way;

  • Be self confident – believe in yourself, know that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, and whatever it is your heart desires.

  • Passion and Purpose – question this til you find it. We all have it deep within us, and its never silly whatever you feel deep in your soul.

  • Know your worst case scenario – its hardly ever as bad as it may seem at the time. I keep a journal by my bed and I often write thoughts and other words down regularly so I can see them from the outside. When I re-read them most of them seem ridiculous on paper.

  • Have a plan, set new goals all the time. – Set mini goals that you can achieve often, is a great way to build up your confidence

  • Trust and Faith- believe that something higher than you is looking out for you, guiding and directing, especially in the times when you feel alone.

  • Be mindful and always spend time in nature don’t underestimate the healing power of nature. I ground myself by walking on the sand and through the ocean shore, walking barefoot through grass.

  • Find people that make you feel good, inspire you – spend lots of time with them.

“Feel the fear and do it anyway”

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{My personal opinions and journey should not be mistaken for professional medical or healthcare advice}