Are you looking for motivation? Getting your mojo? Igniting life to the next level? It’s time to take you on a journey with me. I want to help you ignite the fire inside you, spark some passion, determination and belief that yes you can!
What ignites the fire inside?
I believe everyone has the ability to ignite fire within themselves. However, I find that those with roaring fires and passions usually have something deeper pushing them forward. This could be experience, a situation, something they’ve watched or felt. I think what determines what type of internal drive you have is based on your beliefs, education and experience.
Igniting fire in you will make you break habits, powerhouse your life and take it to higher levels. However, you won’t go searching for something that you don’t know is there. I want to show you what’s there. Ways to integrate them and not just know about them.
Find Your Reason!
They say if you don’t have a deep enough reason you won’t make a change. If you want change but don’t feel you can or are making excuses, then maybe your reasons aren’t deep enough? Maybe you need to watch a documentary or book to educate yourself and find that ignition. It will give you the purpose to preserver, search and seek the answers. It will help you to move past the fear that it’s too hard and make it worth doing.
I don’t want you to wait until something bad happens to you or you hit rock bottom before you “have” to change. I want to be that lingering voice in the back of your head that helps you make the choice to pick good health and better choices. This may look different to everyone with their individual situation but I want to help you to make the best choice for you and then help you to keep propelling forward with joy and a spark in your step.
What ignites me?
Everyone has had moments in life that have changed their path, maybe even completely flipped it on its head. But I think that’s what makes us who we are. I am driven by these experiences and life situations that have changed my view and beliefs dramatically.
I've always had a deep fascination with health, women’s health and food. However, I was always searching for more information, a deeper meaning and belief. I studied health science, worked for gynecologists and volunteered in many health related places. These all influenced my beliefs and way of living.
When I studied nutrition I believed what I ate was quite healthy. Now I look back and think my assumption of health was merely determined on what I was being told and taught. I wasn’t listening to myself or how it made me feel. I look back now and wish I knew what I know now.
Instead, I went down a path of being really unhealthy (in my opinion!). I had numerous women’s issues that lead to surgery and bed ridden pain. This caused so much stress and isolation. I started reacting to foods like gluten and literally could not eat it without spending all night in excruciating pain.
These were just the beginning of my experiences that led me to ask questions and seek alternative advice. I started experimenting with my food and what made me feel good. I think that’s where my Thermomix kicked in and I started saying good bye to packaged food and the chemical cocktail that came with them.
However, I then had a few more altering life events that really changed my world. Having kids, my mother in law and my grandfather. These are the things that keep a fire inside me ignited!
Wow. If having kids doesn’t poor gasoline on your fire I’m really not sure what will! Apart from an explosion in your heart, my second child would have had to be my turning point on learning about every chemical in my house. But, it took and episode of her having a reaction to a common pain reliever to trigger this. I mean she literally stopped breathing! Seriously though, if you have ever watched a child turn blue then this will kill ever part of your soul. Good bye flavors and colours. Oh you were already onto that one? Here's hoping it never takes that for people to be aware of them. I just wish I was more educated on it! I took that as my lesson to make sure I speak of that very loudly.
My Beautiful Mother In Law
Cancer. If you’ve never had someone close to you suffer from this, I guarantee you know someone who has lost this battle. I don’t care what type it is, if it’s taken a life then it’s worth fighting over. No, I don’t know the exact causes but I will do everything in my power to reduce any possibility of it ever coming that close to my home again.
However, there’s something just a little deeper then this disease that creates a raging fire in me about this. That is, no parent or grandparent should ever have to outlive their child or grand child. Especially to these illnesses and diseases. It is something that has affected me so deeply. I fear how many of my generation will outlive their children. It is for this reason that I educate people on what I believe will help them live a healthier and longer life with their loved ones.
Unfortunately, my mother in law was not so lucky. I’ve watched her 90 year old mother cry tears for both her children and husband. Yet there’s more who’ve cried for even a great grand child. This is not ok!
My Amazing Grandfather (Papou)
To explain this one I need to tell you how deeply this one has affected me. After my first born child or really as soon as I started maternity leave, I started looking after my grandparents who live down the road from me. Papou would call every morning at 7am, if I was not there to take them somewhere for their morning breakfast or outing. You see, he had the onset of Alzheimer’s. Routine was vital. Over the next 2 years he deteriorated so much that one day after being hospitalized, he was never allowed out. It was deemed unsafe.
Before he was hospitalised, he knew he was loosing his mind. He would forget things and question things 500 times repetitively. He knew he was, but he couldn’t stop it or help it. It is the most heart breaking thing to watch. Especially from such an intelligent man who spoke numerous languages. He would joke and ask us to put him out of his misery when he would do or say something that he knew was just not quit right.
I’ve watched him now detiriate in a hospital bed over the last few years. If I’m lucky and he’s awake, he will look right at me and he might give me a 2 second glimpse as though he recognizes me but that’s not him anymore. The toxicity has taken over his brain. Now we watch and go every day if not every second just to feed him some liquid that might just make him live a little more in the rest of his bed ridden life.
For him, for the end of life he should never have had to go through, I will never stop sharing my beliefs and opinion about health. I don’t want to see anyone ever have to have an end of life like he has had to endure. It is not right for him, my grandma his carer or any of his family to watch him die like this. Why do we choose quantity over quality? That’s not living, that is not life!
I refuse to remember you like that because deep down I wish I could have done more, fought more for you and your life. Instead I will educate others on removing this toxicity from their bodies with all the passion in my heart that you have given me. I will never forget every breakfast we got to share and how grateful I was to be of service to you in your older age. How blessed I was to be gifted that time with you. You are sadly, another one of my lessons but I will not allow it to be in vain.
So tell me, what truly ignites your fire?