Hi there dear friend,
I’m so glad we have found each other.
My name is Meg. I’m a women’s wellness and empowerment coach, yoga teacher, women’s health researcher and fitness instructor with a passion for helping women like you make your mark in the world with your health and sanity intact.
I believe we have a few things in common, you and I.
First, we both want to feel great. We want to feel full of vitality – with clear access to the internal wellspring of energy we possess.
We also want to feel confident. Unafraid to do the things we want most to do and willing to honestly and unapologetically express our feelings and needs to those around us.
We want to trust that we are heading in the right direction and have the resilience to weather the times in our lives when things may feel a little hard.
We want to live the kind of life that inspires us, energizes us and connect us with like minded souls – full of love and purpose and freedom to be who we are.
We want to claim the wellbeing that is rightfully ours, in a way that feels motivating, captivating and true for our unique bodies, minds and souls.
And yet maybe you, as I have done (many times) find yourself in a place that doesn’t feel so enriching.
Maybe you are feeling burnt out. Physically, emotionally and spiritually starved. As if you’re pouring your energy into a holey bucket – and reaping no benefits back. Putting the foot down on the gas every morning and not hearing any revving of the engine.
Maybe you’re feeling stuck… and that stuck-ness is manifesting in behaviours you know aren’t representative of who you truly want to be. Binge eating, numbing, social-media scrolling, pursuing relationships that don’t underscore your magnificence or engaging in addictive behaviours that don’t make you feel awesome.
Maybe you’re feeling sick. Hormones wacky, weird aches and pains, chest pains, stress vibes and stomach upsets. Maybe, like me, you’ve bounced around heaps of doctors with few salves for your aching bones.
Maybe you are feeling scared – scared of the magnitude of your dreams and how very far you feel from reaching them. Scared of losing control, scared of being judged, scared of claiming your voice or your truth.
And instead of seeing these whispers as inner guidance – offering you a comforting hand to help you move forward, perhaps you are unable to trust them. Wanting instead to squash them down and go on fixing yourself the same way you have done for decades.
The thing is, that you and I have been told some pretty big lies about what wellness is, and how to reclaim it.
These stories are based on a patriarchal system that does not truly reflect your glorious essence as a woman.
They are based on shame, guilt and fear – an endless stream of messaging that underpins your broken-ness and the need to fix it.
I’m here to help you reclaim your wellness – and in the process, discover your wholeness.
What if I told you that perhaps, just maybe, you didn’t need fixing after all?
What if I taught you to tune into those whispers, reaping the wisdom and lessons within them so you knew exactly where to go next?
What if I taught you a path to wellbeing that didn’t make you feel guilty or broken and in the process empowered you to express your needs to those around you and receive the support you need to succeed in your life?
How would it feel to reclaim your confidence, vitality, sensuality and purpose, simply by embracing the feminine path to wellness?
I’ve tried all the wellness fads, diets, quick fixes and silver bullets there are to cure my autoimmune illness, adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, anxiety, burnout and other ailments over the years.
And while some of them worked, most of them were unsustainable and through my inability to ‘stick to them’ ended up reinforcing the very belief that I wanted fixed – I was broken beyond repair.
What I found was missing was a quality that, for many years, I was unable to pinpoint.
Most of them, for starters, were prescriptive, rather than explorative and empowering. They didn’t allow me to find my own rituals, practices and beliefs that would support my body, my mind within my lifestyle.
Many of them seemed to be based on the idea that I was, in fact, a robot that could function the same way, 365 days of the year – there was no room for flexibility, for honouring my needs as they changed, and for moving with the seasons and cycles. In reality, what I knew for sure was that there were some days (based on my hormones) I had more energy than others and some days I just wanted to cry in the shower.
And lastly, many of them were based on extrinsic notions of success that I thought I wanted (you know, washboard abs, kale smoothies and a thigh gap), but which were only spiritually bankrupting me further and moving me further away from what I desired most – peace, love and health. It wasn’t really until I learned to motivate myself from within (a practice which involved learning to really be with myself) that I started to claim the energy and emotional freedom I so sought.
The truth is, that we cannot reclaim our wellness and wholeness until we re-integrate the part of us that we’ve been taught is unloveable and untrustworthy – the feminine energy within us.
This is the energy of receptivity, of our intuition, of our creative power, of our magnetism, of openness, the flow, of sisterhood, of connection, of communication of feeling and of trust.
I worked for the best part of 10 years in the international development sector – traveling a lot, drinking a lot and burning the candle at both ends. Desperate to make a difference in the world, but disenfranchised by the system I had chosen to do so within.
And as the inner whispers grew louder (and my physical symptoms worsened), I hastily worked to silence them. Working more, intellectualizing more, giving away my power to male doctors who told me it was all in my head, and punishing myself for feeling so sick, inadequate and unable to perform my productive purpose in life.
After I totally broke down, quit my job and took some time out to work on my health, I was rendered choiceless. No more avoidance.
I did the hard yards on the physical health front – elimination diets, detoxes, punishing fitness regimes, sweat lodges… and achieved some relief. I started to work on my perception of stress, interrogate my beliefs, started meditating and saw drastic improvement.
But what was game-changing for me (and the women I was starting to coach by this stage) was when I started reconnecting with my inner world and re-awakening my feminine gifts one at a time.
Suddenly, the desire to fill the void that I thought existed was quenched. She had been there all along, waiting to be cherished and honoured.
Now, I have the immense pleasure of helping women like you find your own unique path to wellness. I do this through coaching, retreats, yoga classes and online programs – each of them curated to help you embody your feminine essence, release the stagnant energy that might be holding you back and reclaim the part of you that longs to be expressed. I also am a mama to a very active and hilarious toddler, a gorgeous grey cat called George and a not very smart kelpie called Chester. My husband and I live in country Victoria, Australia.
I bring together my theoretical knowledge of public health behavior change, women’s health and gender theory with my practical skills of yoga and fitness teaching, coaching and holding space in order to create a space of deep healing, nourishment and care for you and your journey.
This is true self care. Not the type of self care that is predicated on the need to escape the life you’ve made, but rather the type of true inner nourishment that allows you to build a life worth staying for.
What people say about working with me
In the 2 years I’ve been working with Meg I can’t quite express my gratitude to her for the work we have accomplished together. Meg’s ability to hold the space and facilitate development is exceptional. With wisdom beyond her years Meg has guided me through a move across continents, ending relationships, starting new ones and starting a new career. She is a rock, ready to just be there to listen or to gently direct and always to being me back to the core message. We all need to love ourselves . I recommend her wholeheartedly. Thanks Meg, here’s to many more enlightening conversations and growth. – Jane UK
Meg facilitated a massive awakening for me through her gentle inquiry-excellent questions & sincere understanding. Her empathy & deep knowledge offered me great confidence and clarity. Cannot recommend Meg enough. Thank you! – Alex, VIC
I engaged Meg as a life coach because I was constantly getting sick. I knew what the issues were – bad diet and a lack of exercise, I just didn’t know how to fix them. Meg has helped me eat better and move more each day but she has also taught me that the problems underlying constant illness go much deeper. She taught me that being happy and healthy is not just about eating more veggies and daily yoga (both of which i can now proudly say I do!) it’s also about managing stress and anxiety and creating space in life for relaxation, self care and fun. After 3 months of coaching I feel calm, present and on my way to health. I truly know that I couldn’t have come this far without Meg’s guidance. Meg helped me form a vision of a healthier, happier version of myself, educated me on the obstacles holding me back and given me the confidence and tools to overcome them. Her philosophies and compassionate coaching style make health and wellbeing achievable and sustainable. I wholeheartedly recommend Meg’s life coaching to anyone wanting to make meaningful changes in their life’. – Rebekah, VIC
Mindfulness training is common sense. However, what is amazing about it is that often self doubt creeps in over what we all know to be right. Meg is an amazing woman. She has a unique ability to understand on a deep level who you are as an individual, a woman and a person. Meg is able to learn what drives you and what your barriers to being present in the moment really are. Mindfulness is not “airy fairy” as many people may think. It is about connection. Connection to yourself and through that greater connection to who you are, you feel connected to those around you, to your work, to your passions. I have been absolutely amazed that with Meg’s help and guidance, understanding myself, feeling less stressed and making informed decisions has meant so much. Her techniques, her compassion and understanding and her ability to connect with you is something that you don’t experience very often with many people. She is truly one of a kind!
After having a difficult start to 2015 with both my health and work life, I found it almost impossible to see the positives and felt as if I wasn’t able to turn my negative thinking around on my own. The longer that I felt like this the less likely and confident I felt in my abilities to turn to my thinking around. I felt I was just snowballing downwards.At the end of 3 months I was beginning to feel happy and confident in myself again. I could see how much I had learnt from the negatives in my life and could appreciate what they had taught me. Most of all I felt more confident in my ability to deal with future difficulties in my life.
Master of Development Studies – Gender and Development (Melb Uni)
Master of Public Health – Health Promotion (James Cook University)
Certificate III in Fitness (Fernwood Fitness)
200 Hour Yoga Teacher (Byron Yoga Center)
Level 1&2 Reiki Practitioner (Body and Mind Healing, Chiang Mai)
30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher (Jo Phee)
60 Hour Yin/Yang Yoga Teacher (Sarah Powers)
Prenatal, Postnatal and Mums&Bubs Yoga Teacher (Bliss Baby)
Certificate in Nutrition (Cadence Health)
Level 1 Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia)
Level 2 Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia)
Nutrition Psychology: Food choice and Eating Habits (Cadence Health)
Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy and Lactation (Cadence Health)
Yoga for Fertility (Bliss Baby)
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