So this is me… Kel…
Who am I? Well its taken 43 years of life on this planet to try and work it out, and so far this is what I have discovered…
I am… ME… are you blown away yet? Hmmm, I thought so… inspired right…!
So the fact of the matter is, ME is all I can be. What is most important about ME is how I choose to let ME loose on the world, on the people I love, on the life I live and on who and what I encounter along the way.
So the real truth is I am a small town country girl who had salt water running through her veins, so it did not take me long to realise that I needed to get out of town! Why? Because I was NOT going to spend my life as a farmers wife, and where I came from, there were not too many other choices, or so I believed at the time. The idea of farm life for me was like walking into the casino and playing Roulette, only being able to choose Red or Black, and potentially gambling my life away in a game with much more at stake than what I had laid out on the table. While I knew it by far a more educated process, I could see what that kind of stress & subsequent lifestyle was on offer … and I wanted to help people realise that there is a better way to manage living… and healthier way…
I was lucky that my parents encouraged my love of sport and it took me to places over the levee bank ( more on the levee bank another time) where I was able to see that there was more to life than spending my life trying to fit into a lifestyle that I just didn’t fit. Imagine trying to squeeze into that ill-fitting pair of skinny jeans every day, or walking around all day in RM Williams boots that just don’t fit, that what it was like for me, so when I tried on a pair of Asics and Lorna Jane tights I knew there was more to life than trying to fit in, and being comfortable in your own skin was of utmost importance to wellbeing.
So, when life took me east to the beach I found a sense of freedom in the sand and salt air… freedom from all that I thought was holding me back, I found my direction…what was I going to do, who was I going to be and how would I impact on the world? I may have lacked purpose, but I figured I would just keep growing the list of things I could do and it would pull towards something that would work for me
So for the next 12years or so, I studied and earned myself a Bachelor of Human Movement Science majoring in exercise physiology and a graduate diploma of Education, continued to play all manner of sports, learned to surf, pursued my love of helping others in the Health and fitness industry, forged my way into a career in education, grew my sports management & coaching career, found my husband got married and started a family (not without a few bumps along the way of course) & continued towards what I hoped was a purposeful life. What I uncovered over that time was that there was more to it than just escaping and starting fresh, I still had my thoughts, my emotions, my body, my demon’s and my insecurities with me….
You would think that being a Libran I would have everything finely tuned and in balance, so it’s interesting that one of the biggest life lessons I have learned is the one themed with imbalance. It was during my pregnancy with my second child, my beautiful strong-willed, caring and creative daughter, that all those insecurities manifested… it was the beginning of a roller coaster experience for me and my family. I was too busy to slow down, I had a career in education, two young active kids, I was still playing representative sport, I had taken on a role in welfare at the school I worked at, and I was on the go! So, it took a huge slap in the face, a back injury that required surgery that would see me realise that I must place more value on my own health and wellbeing, and stop relying on my physical self to manage the social, emotional, spiritual and environmental turmoils bubbling away.
And so, began my path of learning to see the bigger picture of health and wellness and in finding my true purpose in this life. My Blog is my way of sharing with you my experiences, knowledge and life lessons, and how I have been able to regain the balance. Project Nu You is my purpose in action. Pooling together over 21 years in education, 25 years in the health, fitness and coaching industry, and a long list of life events that have taught me so much more than my education ever did I found my purpose and my hope. To help others be the best version of themselves and to live their best life.
The Project is built on core practices that individuals and organisations can develop and implement into their daily life.
Project Nu You:
the big picture on health and wellbeing
The Core Practise …
This particular aspect of the program is designed so that it can be presented to and participated in by Individuals, Groups, Staff and students with the aim to up-skill individuals to help them cope and build resilience, mindfulness and physical health and wellbeing.
- N – Nourish your body inside and out
- U – Unleash – daily activities to unlock energy and tension
- Y – Your day a better way – Use time effectively & learn how to prioritize your time so you can win every day
- O – Open mind – mindfulness strategies you can use to centre yourself, find your purpose and recover or discover your energy
- U – Uncover your best self- Daily practices to help you realise the benefits of living with gratitude
Programs, Workshops and information sessions:
Opportunity for staff and the parent community to learn together to support their health and wellbeing so they can give the best support and role model positive health behaviours to their students and children is so important and at Project Nu You. I am focused on providing those opportunities in and out of the school environment. The opportunity for schools to offer the Nu You program, workshops for the school staff and /or community to come together and build on the projects content and skills base.
Staff Wellbeing workshops:
When the staff are feeling their best they will be able to give their students their best. The option to hold staff wellbeing workshops where they too can learn and implement the core practise of Project Nu You that are founded by the World Health Organisations action areas and strategies for health promotion, is one that will not only benefit the Staff but the students as well. These workshops can be adapted to suit the timeframes desired.
Project Nu You has a social media platform, website and blog that provides regular information and support to parents and caregivers focused on the skills and information presented in the program. There is also an online community where parents can interact, ask questions and learn how to help themselves and their children implement and practise the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program.
I am open to discussing these options further with you to tailor them to suit the needs of your school community.