My Story

The only journey is the one within.

– Rainer Maria Rilke 

About

My Story

I’m Pip a Wellness Coach + Meditation Teacher. I’m passionate about helping women find more clarity, calm and confidence.

 

My Journey

My long road involved an overweight childhood, my first diet kicked off at the age of 12 years old. It was hard core and involved weighing all foods consumed and peeing on sticks (a process applied to see if your body is burning fat!). I managed to drop 17 kilos and felt over the moon – I could finally fit into a size 14. Heading into my teens the weight started creeping on. Irregular menstrual cycles confirmed a diagnosis of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and treatment for this was the miraculous contraceptive pill and of course a ‘healthy’ BMI.

I spent the next decade attempting every diet under the sun – Atkins, Weight Watchers, Michelle Bridges, No Carb, I Quit Sugar, Juice cleanses, Clean eating. I was obsessed and willing to do anything to shift that number on the scales. All my energy was spent trying new foods, writing out meals plans, working out – I felt life would be perfect when I was finally skinny.

Heading into my mid 20’s I found myself climbing the corporate (Human Resources) ladder, engaged to my beau and enjoying being on the ‘lighter’ side of my forever tilting weight scale. Unfortunately there was downside – I was obsessed with the foods I was consuming and hardcore workouts. I intuitively decided to come off the contraceptive pill in an attempt to give my body a break. And then I waited. And waited. And waited. 12 months later and there was no menstrual cycle in sight. I saw a handful of health professionals who confirmed I no longer had Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and was given a new diagnosis of Amenorrhea, defined as an absence of menstrual periods.

It was at this point I learnt a very valuable lesson.

Life is not perfect when you become skinny. Lasting happiness is not achieved. 

I felt more disconnected and confused than that little 8 year old Pip.

After my initial outbursts of frustration, I decided to listen to the advice of my naturopath – slow down, be conscious and let go of the food rules. A light bulb went off – it was time to start nurturing my entire self – mind, body and soul. 

 

Where I am now

I now no longer diet. I’ve tossed out the scales and embrace natural body movement. I’ve formed a whole new appreciation for my body. Inside and Out. I also make my inner work a priority – Yoga, Meditation, Journaling, Affirmations. This is the juicy stuff that has allowed me to really understand my core self and who I am.

I spent almost two decades focusing on Fear –
The control
The longing for acceptance
The self doubt
And questioning if I would be loved for me.

Hindsight is a very beautiful thing.

I now approach all things in life with a philosophy of nourishment.

I can help you do the same.

In conjunction with seeing a Naturopath I also signed up to see a fabulous Life Coach. She helped me navigate the big questions I was pondering about my own life and all that I truly desired. In doing so I realised the power and impact of sharing my own journey with many women struggling with the same challenges. I completed my Life Coaching training and a little later my Meditation Teacher training. I now have the heart bursting pleasure of helping women wake up and find more calm, clarity and confidence.

 

 

What I hope for you

That you embrace self acceptance and start backing yourself as a human being.

Find peace with food and form an eating approach that works for you.

Love and embrace that body of yours. You only get one.

Connect with and seek guidance from your inner spirit.

Feel empowered, radiant and energised.

Be clear on the things in life that light you up – feel supported to chase these dreams. 

I can help you with all of the above and more.

You deserve to feel well – mind, body and soul. This is your opportunity to create a life you love and start shining your light. 

Drop me a note if you’d like to connect – email me at hello@piphonour.com. I’d love to hear from you.

From the Blog

I have slipped up.

I’ll be honest. My old dieting habits have taken over these last few months. I’ve been attempting to lose weight from a place of body shame and control.

Allow me to preface this quickly. I am all for people setting health related goals that involve nourishing their bodies with whole foods and conscious movement in an effort to feel more vibrant and energetic. However when we feel disgust with our …


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