My Story



My Story


Hello gorgeous! I’m Gillian,

I was a small-city girl in a landlocked part of Canada with big dreams for adventure and travel. At 19 years old, me and my passport decided we were off exploring, and we never went back. Despite promising I would return after 8 months.

I was lucky enough to blag my way on to a luxury yacht, and 11 years on, I had lived and travelled all over the world while working on superyachts. Life on board the floating luxury hotels was all about working hard and playing hard. It was a life of excess, fun and travel. I was a ‘sea gypsy’ working in the Superyacht industry, working long hours, but travelling the globe, living the dream.

Working on the boats was an incredible experience, but it wasn’t always as glamorous as it might seem to be living on a floating hotel. And in the process I sacrificed many things like relationships, and a part of me was lost at sea. It was also hard work, really long hours, and I KNEW that I was meant for something more.

From the outside, I looked healthy… but I ignored all the signs it was trying to show me.. dull skin, hormonal imbalances, bad bloating, digestive issues, low confidence, dry hair & skin, to name a few! My body was trying to tell me it wasn’t happy but I wasn’t ready to listen and it wasn’t screaming loud enough to slow me down.  In our 20s, when most of us feel invincible, we can get away with so much more, but soon enough those tell-tale signs always rear their ugly head!

Serious conditions can take years to manifest and they all start with small symptoms,
whether we choose to acknowledge them or not.

Hello gorgeous! I’m Gillian,

I was a small-city girl in a landlocked part of Canada with big dreams for adventure and travel. At 20 years old, me and my passport decided we were off exploring, and we never went back. Despite promising I would return after 8 months.

I was lucky enough to blag my way on to a luxury yacht, and 11 years on, I had lived and travelled all over the world while working on superyachts. Life on board the floating luxury hotels was all about working hard and playing hard. It was a life of excess, fun and travel. I was a ‘sea gypsy’ working in the Superyacht industry, working long hours, but travelling the globe, living the dream.

Working on the boats was an incredible experience, but it wasn’t always as glamorous as it might seem to be living on a floating hotel. And in the process I sacrificed many things like relationships, and a part of me was lost at sea. It was also hard work, really long hours, and I KNEW that I was meant for something more.

From the outside, I looked healthy… but I ignored all the signs it was trying to show me.. dull skin, hormonal imbalances, bad bloating, digestive issues, low confidence, dry hair & skin, to name a few! My body was trying to tell me it wasn’t happy but I wasn’t ready to listen and it wasn’t screaming loud enough to slow me down.  In our 20s, when most of us feel invincible, we can get away with so much more, but soon enough those tell-tale signs always rear their ugly head!

Serious conditions can take years to manifest and they all start with small symptoms,
whether we choose to acknowledge them or not.

Cafe photos credit: @tanyaschelsea

I was also feeling unfulfilled and my life was lacking the balance and stability I was craving.   I knew I wanted to make more of a difference in the world, to live a life with more purpose and follow my dreams.

I listened to that little voice in my head telling me to change my life and my lifestyle, and I moved to Australia to study Naturopathy.

This was the wake-up call my body needed!   

I soon understood that I wasn’t superwoman, and I quickly learned that living a “rock-star” lifestyle doesn’t come without consequences. I didn’t realise was how much my diet & lifestyle was taking it’s toll on my body.

It’s not easy to make big changes in your life, especially when you completely change direction, and step away from the life you know.

 

I did lots of tests to try and understand what was going on in my body, and in one test in the first six months of being in Australia, the results showed that I was older in my biological age than my actual age.

I was so shocked to learn how much my fast-paced, party lifestyle and – yes this is me admitting to the world – my addiction to sugar in my earlier years – had affected my body!! I was totally empowered by everything that I learned and how to correct the imbalances that had manifested in my body.

WOW.. Truly life changing!

Sometimes a drastic change is needed to bring us out of feeling stuck and to help us evolve while bringing us new exciting opportunities.

I discovered I was suffering with:

  • digestive issues & bad bloating
  • hormonal imbalances
  • heavy metal toxicity
  • dull skin & dry hair
  • less than optimal liver function
  • low iron
  • low thyroid function, and more

But it wasn’t only physical imbalances I had to work on..   

Learning how the body and mind are one and how much they work in harmony was also revolutionary for me. I realised I also needed to work on my mental & emotional health too!

Our bodies are well-trained symphonies and it’s incredible how when one note is off-key, it impacts the whole orchestra. I was in the perfect place to work on both my mind and my body, and to get myself back on track emotionally and physically.

 

Learning what a massive influence that food has on our body’s functioning and processes was such an awakening. I learned that we are all individual so we need to listen to our own bodies because there is no one-size-fits-all rule. Through optimal nutrition, supplements, herbs, and lifestyle changes, I was able to correct my body’s imbalances.

Since becoming certified as an IIN Holistic Health Coach & a yoga teacher, and with continued self-development & personal coaching programs, I’ve been able to create the life I desire, and focus on living a life of optimal health & balance. 


I was also feeling unfulfilled and my life was lacking the balance and stability I was craving.   I knew I wanted to make more of a difference in the world, to live a life with more purpose and follow my dreams.

I listened to that little voice in my head telling me to change my life and my lifestyle, and I moved to Australia to study Naturopathy.

This was the wake-up call my body needed!   

I soon understood that I wasn’t superwoman, and I quickly learned that living a “rock-star” lifestyle doesn’t come without consequences. I didn’t realise was how much my diet & lifestyle was taking it’s toll on my body.

It’s not easy to make big changes in your life, especially when you completely change direction, and step away from the life you know.

 

I did lots of tests to try and understand what was going on in my body, and in one test in the first six months of being in Australia, the results showed that I was older in my biological age than my actual age.

I was so shocked to learn how much my fast-paced, party lifestyle and – yes this is me admitting to the world – my addiction to sugar in my earlier years – had affected my body!! I was totally empowered by everything that I learned and how to correct the imbalances that had manifested in my body.

WOW.. Truly life changing!

Sometimes a drastic change is needed to bring us out of feeling stuck and to help us evolve while bringing us new exciting opportunities.

I discovered I was suffering with:

  • digestive issues & bad bloating
  • hormonal imbalances
  • heavy metal toxicity
  • dull skin & dry hair
  • less than optimal liver function
  • low iron
  • low thyroid function, and more

But it wasn’t only physical imbalances I had to work on..   

Learning how the body and mind are one and how much they work in harmony was also revolutionary for me. I realised I also needed to work on my mental & emotional health too!

Our bodies are well-trained symphonies and it’s incredible how when one note is off-key, it impacts the whole orchestra. I was in the perfect place to work on both my mind and my body, and to get myself back on track emotionally and physically.

 

Learning what a massive influence that food has on our body’s functioning and processes was such an awakening. I learned that we are all individual so we need to listen to our own bodies because there is no one-size-fits-all rule. Through optimal nutrition, supplements, herbs, and lifestyle changes, I was able to correct my body’s imbalances.

Since becoming certified as an IIN Holistic Health Coach & a yoga teacher, and with continued self-development & personal coaching programs, I’ve been able to create the life I desire, and focus on living a life of optimal health & balance. 

 

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This isn’t about me though..

I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with you to empower you to take control over your health and wellbeing.

Your are BEAUTIFUL, VIBRANT & UNIQUE and YES you can live the life you dream of! 

MY MISSION IS TO COACH & EMPOWER YOU TO REALISE YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL IN BODY, MIND AND SOUL.

Because I’ve suffered with body imbalances, I know the solutions aren’t found in quick fixes and pill popping pharmaceuticals. It is a holistically driven solution for lifelong results.  I also know there are very few women out there who haven’t struggled with hormonal issues, weight loss, stress, lack of energy or that feeling of something holding them back from the life they want to live.

Through a lot of continued work on myself and years of studying, I now understand the value of living a healthy, balanced life with purpose. I understand the effects our lifestyles can have on our bodies but that we also have the power to make the necessary changes and to manage our own health, wellness & happiness.

There is no magic pill. Once you’ve learned the lifestyle & nutrition changes that work for you, you will then see your body as the complex, hard working & incredible machine that it is, and successfully manage your health & happiness forever!

MY MISSION IS TO NOT ONLY HELP AND ENCOURAGE YOU ON YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY BUT ON YOUR LIFE’S PATH.

I’M HERE TO ENABLE YOU TO ACHIEVE BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE, FEEL HAPPY HEALTHY, AND LIVE A LIFE THAT TRULY LIGHTS YOU UP! 

I was also feeling unfulfilled and my life was lacking the balance and stability I was craving.   I knew I wanted more out of life and was meant for more.  My deep desire to do something that aligned with my values and to pursue my dreams lead me to Australia to study Naturopathy.

This was the wake-up call that I needed!

So I wasn’t Super Woman after all, with the ability to push my body to its limits without any effect!!

It made me realise how little I actually knew about being truly healthy and the effects that my somewhat of a ‘rock-star’ lifestyle actually had on my body.


It’s not easy to make big changes in life, especially when it completely changes the direction you’ve been going and removes you from a life that provided lots of fun, ease, and incredible memories.

This isn’t about me though..

I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with you to empower you to take control over your health and wellbeing.

Your are BEAUTIFUL, VIBRANT & UNIQUE and YES you can live the life you dream of! 

MY MISSION IS TO COACH & EMPOWER YOU TO REALISE YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL IN BODY, MIND AND SOUL.

Because I’ve suffered with body imbalances, I know the solutions aren’t found in quick fixes and pill popping pharmaceuticals. It is a holistically driven solution for lifelong results.  I also know there are very few women out there who haven’t struggled with hormonal issues, weight loss, stress, lack of energy or that feeling of something holding them back from the life they want to live.

Through a lot of continued work on myself and years of studying, I now understand the value of living a healthy, balanced life with purpose. I understand the effects our lifestyles can have on our bodies but that we also have the power to make the necessary changes and to manage our own health, wellness & happiness.

There is no magic pill. Once you’ve learned the lifestyle & nutrition changes that work for you, you will then see your body as the complex, hard working & incredible machine that it is, and successfully manage your health & happiness forever!

MY MISSION IS TO NOT ONLY HELP AND ENCOURAGE YOU ON YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY BUT ON YOUR LIFE’S PATH.

I’M HERE TO ENABLE YOU TO ACHIEVE BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE, FEEL HAPPY HEALTHY, AND LIVE A LIFE THAT TRULY LIGHTS YOU UP! 

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