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).

Through my Wholehearted Self Care Guide, membership programme The Balance Club, my Mindset Makeover Workshop and my 1-2-1 coaching, I help women discover their own Wholeheartedly Healthy life. Just think of me as your tattooed, no B*S best friend helping you find your way!

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?

Read all my posts about self care here >>>
Check out my Podcast, Whole & Healthy LIVE >>>
Follow me on Instagram here >>>

Official Bio

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!

My Remit

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)

 

Fancy a two week meal plan?

I’ve put together a two week quickstart guide to set you off on your journey, full of recipes, inspiration and advice. And it’s 100% FREE!

Wholeheartedly Healthy on Instagram

  • Today on the blog I’m having a really honest chat about weight loss 💘
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I’ve spoken to a lot of women recently who feel torn between wanting to say fuck you to diets but who can’t shake the desire to want to lose weight
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This blog post is for you ⚡️
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You can be the finished article and a work in progress all at the same time 💗
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Link to post in profile @lauraagarwilson ✨
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #mentalhealth #selflove #loveyourself #bodypositive #bodypositivity #effyourbeautystandards #bopo #weightloss #selflove #allbodiesaregoodbodies #selfworth
  • Last week on the blog it was all about the Autumn Capsule Wardrobe! 🍂
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I’m loving this @hushhomewear dress and their Leo trainers in a big way right now
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Are you trying a capsule wardrobe this season? What are your favourite items? ✨
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Link to my autumn capsule wardrobe post in profile @lauraagarwilson ⚡️
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#capsulewardrobe #myhushstyle #hushAW17 #stylish #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare 
#fashionable #selflove #fashiondiaries #fashionaddict #fashiongram #fashionstyle #fashionlover #outfitoftheday #fashionpost #fashiondaily #styleoftheday
  • My card for this week from the beautiful new @gabbybernstein deck The Universe Has Your Back - could not have been more spot on for me right now! ✨
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How can you embrace more peace within this week? 💗
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #universehasyourbackdeck #witches #witchesofinstagram #witchy #magick #blessedbe #newage #altar #selfcare #oraclecard #spiritjunkie #universehasyourback #hayhouse
  • Up on the blog right now is the recipe for this matcha vanilla almond porridge made with @purechimp matcha 💚
Adding matcha to your porridge is a great way to enjoy that green tea flavour - recipe link in profile @lauraagarwilson ✨#ad
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #matchaholic #matchapowder #matcha #matchagreentea #matcharecipe #purechimp #breakfast
  • From yesterday when I walked along the beach at South Shields while James was doing the Great North Run.
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It was freezing but I'll never not want to stick my toes in the sea! 🌊
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #wellbeing #selfcare #selflove #feelgood #witchesofinstagram #iinhealthcoach #thingsilove #spiritjunkie #gratitude #iinspire #mentalwellbeing #spiritualjourney #selfworth #selfcarematters #rewilding #ijustloveit #seaside #vitaminsea
  • #wholeheartedweek Day 6 - Cycles! 💫
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Change isn't linear, it's cyclical - has become a bit of a mantra for me recently, it's really helped me understand how change actually happens in our lives, it's rarely a straight line. .
Alongside this, having an understanding and appreciation for the cycles in our lives as women can help so much of our experience in a female body make more sense - whether it's our menstrual cycle, the moon cycle and our life phases, it can help us find balance when we understand where we are in our own cyclical nature ⚡️
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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this - is learning about cycles and entirely new concept for you? Do you track your menstrual cycle? Does the idea of change being cyclical resonate with you?
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #iinhealthcoach #iinspire #witchesofinstagram #wellbeing #cycles #sharemycycle
  • It's not often I get dolled up so might as well make an effort when I do! 👑
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#selfie #nofilter #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #witchesofinstagram
  • Today's theme for #wholeheartedweek is Self Care 💗
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It might be a bit of a wellness buzzword right now but for good reason - when we aren't getting our own needs met, showing up for others as our full selves is so much harder, and right now with the world the way it is, we need to be able to show up as our full selves 💫
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As much as the image above is a form of self care it is not by any means what true self care is - yes it definitely includes pampering but to think of the full breadth of self care I like to use my 6 self care themes which are nourishment, movement, pampering, relaxation, organisation and growth ✨
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Self care can be getting your needs met, filling your cup and doing what you need to feel good and experience joy, but in my experience the Self Care that really packs a punch doesn't always feel good when you're doing it - think removing yourself from toxic friendships, having awkward conversations about boundaries or getting a smear test done - all necessary but not always fun! 😫
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I think it's just brilliant that we are having conversations about self care now - loving @superlativelylj #selfcareseptember posts right now as a great example 💘
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Could talk about self care for days - check out my free Ultimate Self Care Kit or my Wholehearted Self Care Guide on my site if you'd like to know more!
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What's your self care practice like right now? What's your fave 5 minute self care fix when you need it? 📷 via @iamwellandgood
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#selfcare #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcarematters #iinhealthcoach #iinspire #healthyliving #spiritjunkie #witchesofinstagram
  • Today's theme for #wholeheartedweek is Habits 👌🏻
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Habits is a bit of an unsexy wellness topic compared to more trendy self care etc, but without a solid grasp of your habits it's hard to really get shit done and create change in your life ⚡️
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I totally recommend that everyone does the four tendencies quiz from @gretchenrubin to get an idea on how you might relate to habits and therefore, what habit forming strategies will work best for you ✨
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Personally I'm a huge fan of a habit tracker grid bujo style for monitoring my habits - although posting this pic of a woman doing yoga as totally reminded me that should be on there alongside my mediation, vitamins and EFT!
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What's one new habit you'd love to adopt and what strategies could you use to help make it stick? 💫
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #habits #betterthanbefore #selfcare #selfcareforthewin #selfcaretips #yoga #iinhealthcoach #iinspire #selfcarematters #healthyhabits
  • Today's theme for #wholeheartedweek is Foundations 👍🏻
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In my work coaching women, 3 key areas have emerged that I feel lay the foundations for real wellbeing and happiness: habits, self care and mindset ⚡️
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All three overlap in places which makes them so awesome, they come together so you can build something bigger 💫
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And when you have an awareness of what's going on for you in each of those areas that's when the magic happens and you create lasting change to your wellbeing - not something that just lasts as long as a 12 week plan 🙄
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Over the next three days I'll be talking more about each of these areas more - stay tuned to see me geek out on habits, self care and mindset! 💘
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What are your initial thoughts on each of those areas in your life?
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #wellbeing #healthyliving #mindset #selfcare #habits #healthyhabits #iinspire #iinhealthcoach #healthcoach#selfcarematters