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!

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  • Had a fresh cut and colour done on my hair today and since I’m feeling pretty here’s my face!
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I know that self care isn’t just the pampering stuff - true self care is so much deeper, but never under estimate the power of a decent bloody hair cut! 💁🏻
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Or the power of a brightly coloured snuggly jumper on a rainy October day for that matter⚡️
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Truth be told I spend a small fortune on getting my hair done, for me it’s one of those things that are worth the investment - plus I’m a Leo and I have to look after my mane 🦁
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What’s your fave pampering form of self care? What body care rituals or adornments make you feel amazing?
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  • My hygge nook 🍂
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Looking pretty snug right there, but next week we’re getting a new boiler put in and that old fireplace ripped out and goodness knows what state it’s going to be left in 😱
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However, really looking forward to a bit of painting and restyling once it’s all done! Interior design is my happy place 😌
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What’s the favourite corner of your home? 🏡
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  • This boy ❤️
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When I first became a Mam 3 years ago it was so so hard, not least because he was so poorly which was all on top of the lack of sleep, the self doubt and the all consuming worry.
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I used to think I’d never get this motherhood thing figured out. There were nights I’d scream into my pillow or break down in sobs of tears, broken because I couldn’t do it anymore
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But here I still am, and of course, it gets easier - well easier in some ways and harder in others!
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Finley has been my biggest blessing, not only because he is just so joyful, but because he’s taught me so much about myself - my capacity to love, my strength and my ability to laugh in even the worst situations.
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I’m so proud of the little boy he’s turning into 💗
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  • Going to be spending a lot of time in this kitchen over the next few weeks! ✨
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Excited to be creating a big batch of recipes for a brand client, I’m hoping all my family and friends are ready for recipe tasting 😋
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I’ve been loving the slow cooker again too, especially in this stormy weather, a big slow cooker stew feels so comforting 🍁
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What’s your fave recipe to make at the moment? Do you enjoy spending time in your kitchen? Ours has so many updates that need doing, but I still love it!
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  • Happy Saturday! I’m just enjoying a coffee before I head off to run a few errands, got a busy day ahead. Breakfast today will likely be more coffee and a pastry, enjoyed with zero guilt 😍
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But going to make up a bigger batch of this apple and blackberry breakfast crumble later for the rest of the week, so tasty with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt 💗
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What are you having for breakfast this morning? ✨
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  • P E A C E ✨
Apart from my yoga class and a bit of quiet this afternoon, today has NOT been all that peaceful 👎🏼
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A missed call from Fins nursery (and them being engaged for about 15 minutes while I tried to call back) shot my adrenaline levels through the roof while my brain went into disaster scenario overdrive ⚡️
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He just had a slight temperature but he’s definitely not right and we had a nightmare bedtime with lots of kicking, screaming and crying ⚡️
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I’m on day 26 of my cycle which for me is total anxiety and zero patience - so yep, not all that peaceful 😂
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But funnily enough, the thing that popped in my head today was how our discontent (or happiness depending on how you look at it) can be measured between our expectations of something, and the reality. So instead of resisting the reality of today I’m finding more peace in the acceptance of it and flowing with it (ok well except for me losing my shit at one point!)
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Anyone relate to days like this? Being a Mum can be tough!
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  • Anyone else get caught in that comparison trap too often? ⚡️
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Recently I got majorly triggered by someone to the point where I really questioned my own worth and felt majorly shitty - comparison can feel so toxic, and for me is often mixed with jealously 👎🏼
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Thankfully I have sussed a few ways to deal with it thanks to awesome people like the lovely @lucysheridan - taking some time off social media, getting serious about my gratitude practice and when I’m feeling more myself, asking what it is about the person that is triggering me off. Nearly always there’s something I’m yearning for myself that’s missing in my life and this is a great way to find out what that might be! 💘
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Do you ever get caught in the comparison trap? How do you get out of it? ✨
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📷 via the amazing @jennakutcher 💗
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  • Feeling grateful for my home today. Even with broken heating, I feel so lucky we’ve ended up here 💗
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I think our home environments can have a big impact on our overall wellbeing, I love lots of natural light, a couple of well placed crystals and house plants for their calming vibe 🌿
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This is our dining room turned into office, hoping to get our garage converted into a studio office soon! ⚡️
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What’s your fave room in your home and why? Do you think your space supports your wellbeing? .
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #cornersofmyhome #interiors #workspace #workspacegoals #ikea #livingspaces
  • Loving my @doterra On Guard blend right now! ✨
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Got it running in my diffuser to help clear the air of cold bugs ⚡️
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Plus it totally smells delish and quite autumnal! 🍂
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What essential oils are you loving right now?
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  • Had a wonderful day at @seahamhall with the lovely @behappybebrightbeyou_x and @_kathryn_clarke inspiring each other around our businesses. Feel very lucky to have two such fab women in my life who just ‘get it’!
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Running an online business by yourself can be lonely, finding your local in person soul sisters can make such a difference ✨
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