Born and raised in the Caribbean with natural fruits, vegetables, warm sunshine and beautiful beaches all year round, my parents raised me with a very strong appreciation for the environment, health and all things natural. At university, I studied Environmental and Natural Resources Management and this opened up a lot of international opportunities for me. I was travelling the world for free, preaching the environmental gospel and living my dream life!
While I was having a time, I swayed from my diet, got less and less sleep, rarely exercised and didn’t take very good care of myself. I undercover struggled with panic and anxiety attacks, chronic headaches, acne and breakouts and the occasional asthma attack from the high stress of my studies and work but found ways to cope with it. Who cares? Everyone suffers with something right? I accepted it as my lot in life. Besides, the excitement of making it big in my field was enough to keep me trudging on!
I went on to pursue my PhD in Tropical Earth and Environmental Science, and while doing so I made a conscious effort to return to a healthier diet, incorporate more exercise into my routine and decided to go all-natural with my skin and hair care to deal with my skin and scalp breakouts – which by that time had spread to all areas of my body!
This led to me re-discovering my passion for all things natural and I tirelessly researched natural ingredients and made my own products. This grew to me officially launching my company Eco-Truffles while still doing Graduate research at University. Gosh I was excited! It was my core passion, and with all my youth and energy, I happily ran my company for years and years, again barely taking care of myself – missing many meals, working all night and day, didn’t have much time for family and friends or anything else – my work was my fuel. I won many national and international awards and accolades – I was even formally introduced and honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in London! I expanded my business to new locations! The future was bright and exciting! Surely I was doing great things right?
Unfortunately, this consistent going and going all my life, at high stress levels, led to chronic fatigue syndrome. I was at a dark place where I was extremely hurt, burnt out and disillusioned. I flat out wanted nothing to do with anything that required me to get out of bed. I had no energy or drive for anything. I was so stressed and drained, all I wanted to do was make it all go away, and I was prepared to stay in my bedroom until it did!
During those moments, I pondered deeply on my life, my purpose, surely there must be more to my life than this moment. I pondered upon all that I achieved and the hundreds of thousands of people who have benefitted from my work.
I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND CREATE A LIFE THAT TRULY MADE ME HAPPY! ONE THAT ALLOWED ME TO LOVE AND CARE FOR MYSELF AS MUCH AS I CARED ABOUT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ELSE! ONE THAT ENERGIZED ME, WHERE I STILL MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT BUT INCORPORATED EVERYTHING I LOVED AND WITH A LIFESTYLE AND PACE THAT I ENJOYED!
I chose the life that I had and I possessed the power to change it to one I enjoyed! I deserve a life that brings me great joy and happiness while still allowing me to make a positive contribution to society. Step by step, I restored my life.
I gained clarity, bountiful energy, and effortlessly lost all the weight I put on! I became a brand new woman! I am living my best life – one that aligns with my purpose, my desired lifestyle and preferred income!
Goodbye Stressors! I have peace and joy like never before! I totally fell in love with my life! I have new found energy and I am overflowing with creativity. I even fell in love with my first business and successfully completed an amazing business re-brand!
I travel on my own terms – for love and leisure! I enjoy amazing dining experiences and amazing company. I built a balanced, healthy, happy and purpose-filled life.
The sky is the limit!