Your Personal Year Number, fitness reminders and childbirth injuries
and why I won't bore you with a 'newsletter'
This month I began working with a new client and the role is precisely what I need for 2022 - flexible, consistent and creative.
It’s felt like a serendipitous moment - the timing, the ease at which it all came together and the odd similarity to a job I did ten years ago (which kick-started my career in health & wellness).
And yet, I’m not surprised because my current Personal Year Number is 8 - the ‘DESTINY year’.
In numerology, each year of your life is part of an evolving nine-year cycle. Once the nine-year cycle finishes, you begin again, and so it continues throughout your lifetime.
“Each personal year has a particular energy and characteristic that it’s bringing to your life. Each year offers different opportunities and challenges and different lessons of growth and development. Having a conscious awareness of what part of the cycle you are in can bring a lot of clarity and helps you to work with the laws of nature.”
It’s fascinating. Do the calculation and let me know what your Personal Year number is in the comments and if you can relate.
Levator Avulsion - Pelvic Floor Muscle Trauma
This week, I went TMI on Medium and opened up about my childbirth injury. Shockingly, tens of thousands of women suffer from it too, and most don’t know they have it.
I hope sharing my experience helps raise awareness of the issue and promotes initiatives like the Australian Birth Trauma Association, which are smashing the stigma and shame surrounding birth-related injuries and offering mothers much needed support.
3 reminders from 15 weeks of Personal Training
Despite training as a health coach and being part of the wellness industry for the last decade, turns out I needed to be reminded of the following:
Personal Trainers are not Nutritionists
Food is always more important
Our bodies are ever-evolving
I finally understand what people mean when they say certain foods ‘go straight to the hips’ (except mine tends to congregate around the abdominal area).
And while my PT was right in that many people need to eat more protein, it doesn’t need to be in powder form (especially if it comes from companies like Herbal Life or Isagenix). I will continue to get nutrition advice from an actual nutritionist and focus more on loving the body I’m in, rather than trying to meet a physical goal I had in my 20s!
‘Never Call It a Newsletter Again’
I was somewhat relieved to read this article (although I’m fully aware that I called my last email a ‘newsletter’).
As someone who has been writing, editing and setting up newsletters for clients (as well as my own) since 2014 I am so over the outdated, impersonal email automation strategies.
If you’re a business owner with a newsletter, have a read of this»
The Hunter-Gatherers Guide to the 21st Century
This book offers a bold and provocative exploration into how the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies - and what we can do about it.
Evolutionary Biologists, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are two of my favourites at the moment - a knowledgeable, funny and fascinating couple to follow.
I listened to the audiobook - get it here »
All the best,