Live Well with Laura started out of an Instagram account four years ago, by a young woman struggling with body image, trauma related anxiety, low self-esteem, constant overwhelm and very little balance.
Despite having it “together” on the outside, on the inside I was comparing myself to every woman I walked past, struggling almost every day and night with anxious thoughts, and buying into all the quick fixes for my body (hello waist trainers and skinny tea).
I decided enough was enough when I was sat in the doctor’s room, being advised to go see ANOTHER counsellor. Although they’re great, and it was treating my trauma brilliantly, it wasn’t working for all the different areas of my life that I struggled with.
I knew needed something that was unique, because I was a unique. I also knew I didn’t want a quick fix; I wanted a lasting change to my mental, emotional and physical health.
I started an Instagram account called Ellephoria – a space for similar young women living with anxiety, and dreaming of feeling pure happiness and self-confidence. My community grew, and I realised I wasn’t alone with these struggles. But eventually the confidence boosting wasn’t enough on its own.
So, after some research I signed up to nutrition school, I loved food so healing my anxiety through that seemed like a win win situation. I became a holistic health coach, and renamed my space of the internet the “Positive Nutritionist”. I fell in love with putting goodness into your body so that it could feel good, physically and mentally. I started to learn what finding balance meant for me, not just what the wellness industry was telling me it meant.
But between confidence and food, there was something missing. The psychological tools to make that lasting change to your mindset. I used to joke that if brain transplants were a thing, I’d take one in an instant. That was how much I desperately wanted my mindset to change. To not jump to conclusions, to not criticise me, and to not put me down when I was trying my best.
I signed up for a Postgraduate Diploma in Positive Psychology and Coaching, to learn how to let go of those negative thought patterns, develop practises that rewired my mindset, and learned how to create the ultimate lifestyle that supported who I was and where I wanted to go.
And that’s where Live Well with Laura was born. An all-inclusive space on the internet for mind, body, nutrition and soul. And that’s what I do here. I coach women around the world, guiding them to say goodbye to their inner critic, find pure happiness and self-confidence, and ultimately build a balanced lifestyle that works for them.
If any of this has related to your story, or you’d like support on any of the areas I’ve mentioned, there are so many ways to get involved. Have a look around the website, or come over to Instagram and say hello. I’d love to meet you and support you in living balanced and well.