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

  • Off out shopping and to see The Last Jedi ✨
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Feeling very Christmassy in Newcastle today!
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#newcastle #wholehearted #wholeheartedly #nebloggers #selfielove #selfie
  • Been very excited this week because the Winter edition of the Wholehearted Journal is almost ready to go to print!
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It’s part magazine part journal part workbook with articles, recipes, moon cycle dates, ritual ideas, calendars and habit trackers
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It will be on sale before the 1st Jan ✨
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It’s been a real labour of love getting it ready, and thanks to contributors @catplummercoach @alifemoreinspired and @healthylivingjames it’s got some extra awesome content too!
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Check out my highlights for a full sneak peek 👀
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  • So much yes to this ✨💗
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Dinner and drinks with @behappybebrightbeyou_x and @_kathryn_clarke on Friday followed by the laziest of Saturdays then drinks and dancing in the kitchen with two of my oldest mates all topped off with a festive afternoon tea and feeding the deer with the kiddos and my Mum friends ❤️
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But it’s not just weekends in December that should be joyful - I try and consciously do something that brings me joy every day. That might be just a really nice cup of coffee but it makes a difference ☕️
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What’s your joy these days?
📷 via @gala
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  • This week I’ve wrapped up working with 3 of my fabulous business clients - shout out to the amazing @luisa__fitness @eat_breathe_believe and @this_mama_rocks ✨💗😊
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Working with women like this is genuinely one of the best parts of my job, it’s so enjoyable and rewarding to see them grow and achieve so much as we work together, and for @luisa__fitness and @this_mama_rocks to see their new branding and websites come to life!
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Meanwhile I’m also working on my own new site as well, and I honestly can’t wait to share it in January! Design is absolutely something that lights me up, I love being able to get creative 💗
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I have a couple of spots for new business coaching clients (including branding and website designs) going onto the new year, pop me a message if working with me would feel like a good fit ✨
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#thingsilove #workspacegoals #homedecor #interiorstyle #healthcoach #iinhealthcoach #iin #decor #wholehearted #wellnesscoach #thatsdarling #girlboss #ladyboss
  • Full moon vibes! 🌕
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I love using the full moon for releasing anything I need to leave behind, for reflecting on lessons learned and for just taking a pause.
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Obvs a lovely time to pull some tarot or oracle cards too!
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This particular full moon is giving me all the feels so today I took myself off for an hour to have a bath and a think and that was my ritual - it doesn’t always have to be something elaborate to mark the cycle and feel that connection.
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Had a little step outside to take a look at the super moon too, it’s a beaut!
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If you follow the moon cycle, what’s your favourite way to tune into the full moon?
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#witchesofinstagram #tarotcards #oraclecards #spiritjunkie #moonchild #mooncycle #fullmoon #witchesofig #selfcaresunday
  • Happy December from the cutest little donkey ever! 🎄
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Had a super Christmassy day putting the tree and decorations up, failing at a gingerbread house 😂 and watching Elf 🎅
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Had the most lovely (mostly) week off, realised how much I totally needed it!
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But now let the festive build up and celebrations begin! .
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#mumofboys #nativity #mummiesboy #toddler #familylife #gratitude #christmas2017 #mumandson
  • Good way to start a week off - with a Unicorn Hot Chocolate!
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After a really much needed relaxing weekend at the spa I’m trying to take some time off work this week with James to get on top of the Christmas shopping and really to just have some time off.
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Since I started my business I’ve realised I hardly ever take time off, so this week I’m really trying to step away from the to do list and the emails 🙌🏻
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Taking time off is definitely an area of self care I need to get better at 💗
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#wellbeing #selfcare #feelgood #wellness #girlboss #selfcaretips #selfcarematters #selfcareforthewin #ladyboss #mumboss #unicornhotchocolate #hotchocolate
  • Has anyone else seen the AMAZING talk by @traceeellisross that @glamourmag shared this week?
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I watched it on Facebook and my oh my it blew me away, especially when she said one of the things that came up for her when journaling was ‘my life is mine’
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Something about those words cut right through into my soul - I’m not exactly sure why, but I feel like I really needed to hear that and take it on board for myself too. .
So thank you @traceeellisross for reminding me that My Life is Mine 💗
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#quote #traceeellisross #wellbeing #instaquote #quotes #quotestoliveby #selfcare #mentalwellbeing
  • Sharing a few things I’m grateful for today...
✨ Coffee...always coffee
✨ Finley, he’s just the most awesome little man and brings so much joy to my life 💗💗💗 I also feel very thankful he’s now healthy and happy
✨ All my family and friends - I’m a very, very lucky woman to have so many good people in my life ✨ My work, my clients and customers, not a single day goes by when I don’t feel immense gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I love that in turn helps others
✨ My home, firstly grateful for the fact I have a safe and warm place to live, but also very grateful we were able to get this place after the faff we had getting out of our one bed flat ✨ Music - I was singing along to stuff on Spotify today and it just reminded me how much joy music brings to my life
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I could go on and on and on! And happy Thanksgiving to my American friends of course! ❤️ What are you thankful for today?
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#gratitude #thankful #cornersofmyhome #healthcoach #livingroomdecor #wellness #thingsilove #hyggehome #wellnesscoach #mentalhealth
  • Just chillin at my desk ✨
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Got some brand spanking new pics done thanks to the lovely @rjmphotographyportraits
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Slowly getting used to seeing so much of my face - it can be very easy to start picking myself apart, and to be honest when I first saw the pics that’s what I did - I noticed the rolls, the double chin, the thighs, the too small eyes and too big nose
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But then after a while I started noticing my smile and how my eyes sparkled and how clear my skin is and more of the things I actually like about my appearance
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It reminded me not to hide away from having pictures taken, taking selfies or even having more shoots done because the more I see myself like this the more comfortable I feel, the more I really see myself and who I am - and that’s got to be a good thing ⭐️
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How do you feel when you see yourself in pictures?
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#bopobabe #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositive #ladyboss #mumboss #bodypositivity #allbodiesaregoodbodies #workspacegoals #feminist