“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
My introduction to wellness was growing up on the pristine island state of Tasmania on the foothills of Mount Wellington surrounded by nature, the cleanest air in the world, the cleanest drinking water, simple healthy food and a loving family.
A move to Melbourne, a fast-paced corporate job, a shift to unhealthy food and too much of the good life followed. I was fortunate enough to be healthy but I definitely wasn’t thriving. Consistently feeling ‘not quite right’ was the catalyst I needed to start exploring ways to get my health and wellbeing back on track.
When RMIT University released their Masters of Wellness program, it was opportune timing. Being able to study a post-graduate course that supported the wellness approaches that I had explored, was to say the least, amazing. But learning never stops. Life is one big lesson.
Part of my wellness journey was returning to my home state of Tasmania. Back into the clear air, surrounded by nature – two of my wellness ‘toolkit’ essentials. I am so grateful to be back among my family. Life is precious. I’m grateful every day for what I have in my life. It comes back to the simple things – take care of yourself, be kind, treat others as you would like to be treated, and find what makes you happy.