I have created The Raw Serenity to document the lessons and tips I have learnt from over the years that have helped with my battle towards a healthy and satisfying life I once could never see possible.
When I was a teenager I had many years taken away from me by an eating disorder and depression.
I was diagnosed with depression when I was when only 13 and after many tests and scans I was told I had a chemical imbalance and depression is something I will have to manage for this rest of my life.
When I developed anorexia it was no surprise that my depressions became worse as I was not feeding my body and brain the right nutrients for them to function properly.
Through hospitalization and on-going support I eventually reached and maintained a healthy weight for me to leave my small country town and to move to the city (Sydney) to start my career as a Makeup Artist.
Being in an industry that is all about image and constantly being talked about wasn’t healthy for me considering my past history.
Although I fought not listen to all the unhealthy diet and body image “tips“ that were passed around it wasn’t long until I slipped back into my old ways.
Anorexia once again was robbing me of my life and I was so sick and depressed I requested help.
After months of professional advice and every therapy, remedy and potion that was recommended to me I still was not recovering.
It wasn’t until I had read inspiring stories of people who survived incurable cancers through their diet and lifestyles changes that gave me hope and inspiration to use a different approach to fighting my battles.
Health and nutrition is something I have always studied so with a large amount of research and advice my changes led to a raw/ vegan lifestyle which was crucial for all of the hormones, toxins and chemicals to be eliminated out of my diet that help to feed illnesses and depression.
In just as little as 2 weeks I started feel different and my family really started to notice the difference in my attitude towards life and recovery. My mood was stabilizing, I started to not stress about the foods I was eating because I knew they were fueling my body and it felt great that I was doing my part in helping to stand up for animal rights and the environment.
I have learnt that diet has a huge impact in your health and wellbeing but if you are not in tune with your body and you’re living a stressful toxic lifestyle you will not fully recover from an illness and be able to live your best life.
This is why I made the decision to move back to the peaceful countryside to take full control and responsibility of my health and focus on my journey through recovery and learning to connect with my mind and body again.
My story is one of many that a raw based diet as helped people all over the world bring peace between them and their plates.
I look forward to my future journey and discovering more about myself while helping others with their journey towards their own authentic life.