Founder of Love Yourself Anyway, Speaker, Reseacher , Peer educator and Coach
" Welcome and thank you for stopping by, I am the founder of Love Yourself Anyway. I develop and deliver life-changing emotional wellbeing and personal growth programs. ’Im passionate about working with people in a way that facilitates their inward and outward growth. My work explores Learned helplessness, Positive Psychology, human behaviour and habits, mental health recovery and wellbeing, self-compassion and resilience. I am fascinated with what holds us back, whats makes us thrive and how to live a life we are inspired by"
During my journey of recovery from depression and anxiety. Support groups and mutual self-help became a lifeline for me. With that said I often went from pillar to post trying to find emotional wellbeing, workshops, retreats and support groups that were facilitated by people with lived experience of mental health recovery and wellbeing. I know first hand the impact of peer support and coming in contact with people who have shared lived experience of mental health challenges. Love Yourself Anyway is a product of my recovery and wellbeing journey. It was born out of a desire to share my journey and help promote the life-changing benefits of cultivating emotional wellbeing and personal growth.
Love Yourself Anyway began as a support group on Meetup.com ( Over 900 Members and community of over 2k ) where like-minded people would meet and learn and share their wellbeing and recovery journey. I facilitated sessions with one aim to create a space for peers to share their lived experience in a non-judgemental space. To experience catharsis but to also learn self-management through various mental health, wellbeing & personal growth topics.
As time progressed I realised the impact my sessions were having and I took that desire seriously and created a portfolio of affordable emotional wellbeing and personal growth programs to help create a space for like-minded people to connect, share, learn and transform their lives for the better.
" What I know for sure and what I remind myself daily is this ...Our lives are a reflection of how we think and feel about self and the source of our Joy and our misery resides within us. What this means is that at the very core of your being, everything that is unfolding in your life right now. Is a direct reflection of your thoughts, emotions, habits and behaviours; whether they are self-limiting or empowering, self-sabotaging or inspiring. Your happiness, self -care, growth and healing is an inside job"
Love Yourself Anyway is a product of my own wellness journey. Over 36 months ago I got to a point in my life where I could no longer recognise the person staring back at me. I had hit rock bottom, I was suffering from burn out, Depression and Anxiety. My life took a dramatic turn for the better when I decided that in order to experience transformational change. I had to participate in my own recovery.
I embarked on a journey of wellness, which involved therapy, self-help, retreats, fitness, support groups and coaching. I got to the point where I started to fall in love with life again. After a decade in Corporate finance. I decided to pursue my life's work. In January 2018 I launched, Love Yourself Anyway helping people manage their emotional wellbeing and personal growth and change their lives for the better.
"Love Yourself Anyway
No matter the circumstances in your life and work.
Choose YOU over and over again.
Choose self-love and self -affirmation. Because when you love yourself you teach the world how to love you.
When you make your emotional wellbeing a priority it positively affects every area of your life "