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!

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

  • Had a very lazy Sunday watching Glasto on the sofa but not before a little walk round the Botanical Gardens with my camera. ✨Creativity is Self Care✨
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  • Dreaming of last weekends sea side time as the rain pours outside! 
Hope everyone's had a great Friday, I've been with the boy and seen my friends and their kids and listened to the #BabyDriverMovie soundtrack on repeat - defo check it out (can't wait to see the movie next week)
Have a great weekend! ☀️
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  • Happy Solstice! ☀️✨
I'm on day 28 of my cycle and decided I really needed some self care time. Did some Solstice journaling, listened to The Beatles and did @newagehipster333 tarot spread then pottered about on my laptop while watching old school James Bond Live and Let Die (I've wanted to watch it since Rodger Moore passed, my fave Bond film). I've hardly moved and not eaten that well today - in all honesty my dinner will likely be crisps - but you know what, that's ok. Slowly learning to be a little gentler to myself. 
How have you marked the Solstice? ☀️
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 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #wellbeing #selflove #feelgood #healthyliving #balance #witchesofinstagram #altar #summersolstice
  • A tasty way to cool off - check out my mojito matcha smoothie featuring @purechimp mint matcha on the blog today 🌱
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#ad #matcha #matchasmoothie #matchagreentea #matchapowder #matchaholic #greensmoothie
  • Single peony rose in our garden - we almost dug up the plant because it looked half dead but then I noticed a single bud which blossomed into this beauty. Reminder that even when things seem unsalvageable there's probably something amazing growing patiently 🌸🌸🌸
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 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #feelgood #gratitude #inspirational #peonies #peonieseason #peoniesfordays
  • Happy Monday! After a very restless night with Fin I'll be needing lots of this today ☕️😴
And aloe vera on my legs because silly me forgot that being in and out of the sea would wash off the spf 🔥
Hope everyone has a great week!
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  • Having the best day at the beach! ☀️ Days like this are the best 💘
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  • The Place Where You Are Right Now...
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there –
Our Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.
I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,
But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,
Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,
The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.
- Hafiz
Saw this today and loved it all over ✨❤️✨❤️
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  • B L O O M I N G 🌸 - or not as the case may be. One of the best things I've learned in Origin from @katenorthrup is that everything *everything* is cyclical especially as a woman. Yes, sometimes we're in full on bloom mode and that's awesome, but we can only fully bloom when we've allowed the 'fertile void' to hold space for us to develop new ideas, nourish ourselves and rest. I'm definitely in the fertile void just now and knowing that's what it is, rather than me just not doing anything, has been a big shift. Looking forward to blooming again but for now enjoying the void between ✨
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  • Something I'm playing with in my life just now is deciding to just feel how I want to feel rather than making that feeling dependant on other people or my own limiting beliefs. Like how would it feel and how would I act if I just decided to believe I was confident, completely worthy, beautiful, cool and adored? There's definitely a lot of faking it till I make it here, but keeping it playful and fun in my mind has been so interesting and I'm noticing changes already! After all - I can choose to feel rubbish or I can choose to feel all of the above so why not?✨
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