You’ve had enough of feeling guilty about everything you eat
You’re fed up of trying every diet under the sun (none of which ever seem to work!)
You wish you had more time for you rather than always running around after everyone else
You want a more balanced life, but you’re not even sure that’s possible (?!)
Welcome to Wholeheartedly Healthy!
This blog is for the serial dieters ready to ditch the habit, the ladies that love food but want to get healthier and the busy mums just trying to hold it all together, get healthy and feel good at the same time – believe me when I say I know what it’s like to be all of those!
I’m Laura, a women’s wellbeing coach who’s really passionate about supporting women like you to ditch the food guilt, find their balance, sort out their mindset and start getting their needs met.
I’m a certified Holistic Health Coach with training in Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
To get started why not grab a copy of my Wholeheartedly Healthy Quick Start Guide. It’s packed with practical tips on the Wholeheartedly Healthy approach to wellbeing as well as a sample two week meal plan if you enjoy recipe ideas.
A little more about me...
I live in North East England with my two year old son Finley and my husband James. Alongside loving my family and friends (obvs!) I love coffee, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter, yoga, all things a little woo woo, getting tattooed – when I’m feeling brave – and last but not least, a good cocktail.
I started Wholeheartedly Healthy as a healthy living blog back in 2010. At the time I’d successfully lost a lot of weight and wanted a place to share that journey. However I developed an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise that led to fertility issues and a very low unhealthy weight.
This was my big wake up call and I realised that being healthy was so much more than just what you eat and that number on the scale.
When I went on to have my son prematurely, and later discover he had been born with a heart defect, I realised how important self care is for not only getting through life’s tough moments, but for really thriving and actually creating a life that isn’t just healthy, but that’s happy too.
Being Wholeheartedly Healthy is about embracing self care, fixing your mindset so you can get out of your own way and ultimately finding a balance in each day that allows you to be your healthiest, happiest self.
Wholeheartedly Healthy is…
Loving your body whatever its size and shape because it’s bloody amazing!
Practicing self care and getting your needs met – you can’t pour from an empty cup
Finding what you need to be balanced each day (and remembering that might be a green smoothie and yoga one day and a slice of cake, glass of vino and a chat with your girlfriends on another!)
Ditching the diet and all the dieting mentality that comes with it: food guilt, bingeing, feeling not good enough…
Looking after your emotional and mental well being as much as your physical well being
Want to find out more?
Wholeheartedly Healthy is an award winning healthy living and lifestyle blog written by Laura Agar Wilson. Established in 2009, Wholeheartedly Healthy is a forerunner of the UK healthy living blog world being named as one of the Top 10 UK health blogs and winning Blogger of the Year at the 2016 British Health Journalism Awards, as well as being featured in several in print and online publications. Through her blog and wellbeing coaching practice, Laura inspires and supports women around how to look after their health with a truly wholehearted approach.
Laura, is a Certified Health Coach who trained with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. She also holds a qualification in diet and nutrition advice, NLP and CBT and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. In addition to her blog and coaching practice she is a professional health writer and recipe developer.
In 2015, her work was published in Grains As Mains from Dorling Kingsley and in 2017 in Coconut Oil from Apple Press. In addition to her coaching work, she also offers business coaching to other UK based wellness entrepreneurs.
Mother to two year old Finley, she lives in North East England with her bearded husband James, and when she isn’t sat at a computer in her workout clothes or cooking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys photography, coffee dates, getting tattooed, traveling, decorating and watching live music and of course, eating!
As a Wellness Coach, I hold space for women to develop healthy, sustainable behaviour change by challenging them to identify their values, develop their inner wisdom, and transform their goals into action. My work is heavily focused on self care, mindset, balance, mental wellbeing and living life in a truly wholehearted way which puts the clients joy and happiness front and centre. I incorporate elements of NLP and CBT into my practice alongside spiritual support if requested.
When I share articles on this site or updates on my social media channels, please be aware that I am sharing my own journey and experiences as someone who herself, is pursuing improved wellbeing through living more wholeheartedly! I’m not perfect, and just because something works for me, does not mean it will work for you. In every aspect of what I do, I encourage you to be your own expert, and embrace your own journey. You do you!
To be very clear, other than general support, I am not qualified to give direct specific advice on an individual’s nutrition or any other aspect of their physical health. Nor am I qualified to work with women who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.
My relevant qualifications:
– Certified Holistic Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
– Diet and Nutrition Advisor Level 3 via Stonebridge Colleges
– NLP Foundational Level
– CBT Level 1
– MA in Community and Youth Work, Durham University (which covered social psychology, politics, empowerment and experiential learning practice and theory)