Well hello there and welcome to my website, Courage Truth Love!
I am so grateful that you’ve chosen to visit my online space where I explore what it means to live a life of greater courage, truth and love.
So, you’ve clicked on the ‘about me’ page so I suppose it’s fitting to share a bit about myself with you!
Let me start with a bit about who I am…
My name is Amy, I live in Brighton with my husband and son.
Some fun things you may not know about me:
- I’m a global soul – I was born in Australia and my itchy traveller feet have led me to spend time living in France and Japan as well as the UK.
- I’m am an extremely imaginative person – dreaming and creating is in my DNA!
- I’m a serious book worm. I can make my way through a book in a day (well, I could before having my son, Jenson) and am always looking out for my next read!
- My greatest strengths are my gratitude, my capacity to love, my thirst for learning and my perseverance.
And now you know me a bit, let’s go deeper, shall we?
I felt the call to start Courage Truth Love and journey deeper into my self-exploration in 2015. Truth be told, this journey started much longer ago in my early twenties when I struggled and recovered from anorexia, bulimia and comfort eating.
I can see now that when I was anorexic, I was trying to make myself (my needs, my desires, my opinions) disappear by starving myself away. With bulimia and comfort eating, I was instead trying to push down my emotions, my desires and my thoughts with food.
Recovery was one of the hardest things I’ve been through in my life and it still continues to be in many ways. However, it was only when I started to express myself and live life on my terms that I was able to develop a largely healthy, balanced relationship to food which is about nourishing myself and enjoying all the food I love in moderation. Moderation was a word I hated as I thought it meant restriction – only eating a little bit. But now I see that it’s freedom. Not having the compulsion to eat the whole cake as well as not denying myself any of it.
Fast forward years later and I’ve come quite a long way along my journey of courage, truth and love. I’ve learnt a lot about who I am, have found my voice and am excited for what the future will bring!
This journey to self-acceptance, ceasing to people please and finding freedom in food wasn’t a journey that I did by myself. I had some exceptional support from family and friends, targeted interventions with counsellors and, more recently, outstanding support from some life coaches.
It was through working with one coach in particular that I realised my deep desire to help others on their journey to greater courage, truth and love. And to do this, I’ve become a life coach and have supported many people to find their path in life. You can read some of their stories here: testimonials.
If you’d like to find out about being coached by me, look at my coaching pages.
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