From Messy Inside to Good Enough
Hey, I’m Bonnie. Forty years ago I was a little girl, who, at 5 lost both parents and everything I knew. At 13 I discovered the joys of sex, drugs and everything that came with that and at fourteen I found my first yoga class. At 23 I was a solo mum and by 27 a widow. After years of a troubled life, I found myself longing for some normality. I successfully studied, completing my masters, continued to practice Yoga and learn to teach what I love (Ashtanga Yoga). I studied again as a professional coach and then one day, I realized that normal was the most disappointing thing that ever happened to me. I was better in so many ways…clean…healthy…but inside…something just didn’t feel right. And normal?…what I saw was the disappointing truth that normal was following someone else’s rules, someone else’s ideas of what life should look like and in reality, NO ONE CAN EVER LIVE UP TO SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEALS…EVER!
Now I teach what I have learnt from 40 years of experimenting on myself. From deep spiritual practice, my growing understanding of the neuroscientific approach to change and skills learnt in coaching and now psychotherapy, I help people find their path to happiness, whatever that may be. To change unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and difficult emotions and teach mindset and behavioural change strategies as well ancient wisdom to achieve this.
I’m not fixed (whatever that means). I’m in no way perfect and I’m still a bit messy inside sometimes, but I’m good enough. I forgive, I apologise and I move on. Live well. Be Brave.