The short version:
Wife, mother of 3, dog owner, nurse, MBA, healthcare executive, volunteer, entrepreneur, fun-runner and health coach.
The long version:
I was born and raised in the UK and spent the first 20 years of my career in London as a nurse and later in a variety of healthcare management and leadership roles. I juggled a busy full-time career with studying and raising 3 children. I hated cooking and didn't have much time for it, so most of the food we ate was out of a packet. By the time my husband accepted a job in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, I was gaining weight, chronically tired, suffering a variety of stress related ailments and ready to take a break.
Since moving to Australia things have been different. I still work, but I work for myself and as a volunteer. I've changed the way I eat and learnt that most of what I thought I new about healthy eating was wrong. I'm fit and I'm healthy and I've lost weight. I've learnt how to make simple healthy meals that taste great; and I don't spend hours in the kitchen.
I've reclaimed my health and I want to help other people do the same, so I become a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Now I work with people who, like me, want to feel good in their body and have the energy to enjoy life and stay well.