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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  • Change isn't linear - its cyclical ⚡️
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Had a major truth bomb moment this morning thanks to @jennracioppi in my inbox. Just as I was feeling tired and a bit stuck yet again (day 28 vibes) I read her words and felt the truth I was missing.
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Progress towards any kind of change, whether that's learning to take better care of ourselves, working on our mindset or better managing our money - working towards those goals is rarely a linear process.
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We feel like we're going backwards sometimes, we get presented with the same problems over and over again, and often for me in the past, that has led to me feeling disheartened and fed up.
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Reminding myself today of the huge progress I am making with that understanding of its cyclical nature has just made so many things click.
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Happy Sunday! 🌹
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  • Dreaming of a holiday somewhere like this, but beautiful Brighton will have to do this year ❤️ ☀️✨🌈
📷 via @abeautifulmess
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  • Last week I did myself a little tarot spread for my birthday and in the middle of the cards I drew an extra card from my @gabbybernstein Miracles Now deck - the message could not have been more spot on ✨
Got this card pinned up as a reminder above my desk ✨🙌🏻
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#wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #selflove #wellbeing #witchesofinstagram #spiritjunkie #miraclesnow #oraclecards
  • When you have a pretty much perfect birthday 💘 ✨
Opened presents with James and Finley this morning - including this amazing pink quartz crystal as a gift to myself
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Bought myself some roses
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Had a delicious breakfast
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Journaled and did a tarot spread and ritual which was just incredible
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Had a bath
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Totally chilled out and enjoyed the sun
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Feeling so loved and full of gratitude right now - but reminding myself that it was me that decided to make this day unapologetically self indulgent, see my latest blog post (link in profile) for more on creating your own Birthday self care ritual! Now I'm off to enjoy a feast of Indian food! Thanks so much for everyone's birthday wishes!
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 #selfcare #wholeheartedlyhealthy #feelgood #witchesofinstagram #wellbeing #selflove #crystal #pinkquartz #quartz #birthday
  • It's been about a month since I rejoined the gym and I'm loving it. ⚡️
Now that I've found my best time to go (after my work before the nursery pick up, 3.30ish - mornings were not happening!) it's become an easy habit to keep. ⚡️
I'm actually feeling that connectedness into my body, feeling strong again and I seem to have better energy as well. ⚡️
Plus having that hour a couple of times a week to myself to blast music on my headphones and get sweaty is the best
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It might not suit me forever, but right now I'm enjoying being a gym bunny again 🐰 .
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#fitness #gym #selfcare #fitnessjourney #feelgood #selflove #wellbeing #iinhealthcoach #thingsilove #mentalwellbeing #iinspire #healthcoach #healthyliving
  • Feeling the Full Moon Eclipse vibes today 🌕 ✨
Looking forward to my ritual tonight, plenty of things to clear out and release ready for my birthday later in the week!
Beauty of a pic via @thevoluptuouswitch .
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  • This week has definitely been one of contrast for me - facing some challenging feelings and anxiety, but having a great time with my ladies @behappybebrightbeyou_x and @_kathryn_clarke, fun taking over the @nutritionschool account (woo hoo!) and Skyping with @harri_rose_ and @supernaturallyhealthy today ❤️
Weeks like these always serve as a really good opportunity for me to find the lessons on offer, this week the lesson is not to overwhelm myself and say yes so often - particularly to things I don't enjoy! Always learning 🙌🏻
What have you learned this week? ✨
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  • So excited to be taking over the @nutritionschool Instagram account today! Going to be sharing more about my life as a health coach and how I focus on what IIN call 'primary food' 🙌🏻
Hop over to @nutritionschool as the day goes on to check it out!
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#iintakeover #healthcoach #iinhealthcoach
  • Really enjoyed getting stuck into my monthly reflection and planning journaling today - although how on Earth is it almost August already?!
I always ask myself what worked, what didn't work and what I'm grateful for when reflecting on the past month - those questions always give me useful answers! 
How was your July? ✨
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  • Spa day @seahamhall today, can't wait, indulgent self care at its best ✨
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