Having always had a keen interest in natural health, Steph started off doing a Bachelor of Science at UWA before moving to Sydney to study Holistic Kinesiology at the college of Complementary Medicine. Steph has been back in Perth for a year now and is loving integrating into the health community there.
Steph has a passion for holistic health as well as educating and inspiring people to make better health choices.
Let’s start off nice and light…what are 3 things about you we may not know?
- I grew up in Zimbabwe, and moved to Australia with my family when I was 16.
- A margarita is my all time favourite pizza and I believe you can tell a good Italian restaurant by how good their margarita is.
- I love the TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S and know almost all of the words off by heart.
Digging deeper now, describe your ‘why’ that’s driving you to do what you do…
I have obviously always been interested in health and wellness myself and having studied it for so long, I have learnt so many great tips and tricks. There is so much information out there these days that it can be really overwhelming for people who do not have a background in health. So part of my purpose and passion is helping others but educating them on holistic health and well-being and encouraging them to live healthier lifestyles by getting back to the basics.
I also love opening people up to the idea of their mind-body connection and how the two interact with each other. Kinesiology is such a fantastic tool for this.
Keeping a happy balance between your mind, body and soul is challenging for most of us. How do you prioritise this balance of wellness in your busy life?
I try to listen to my body so I know when to go for a run or when to slow down and go to that yin yoga class instead. That is really important because life can get busy at times and it can be difficult to fit it all in. Being organized is really important too and saves a lot of time with cooking and preparing. Another thing I have learnt and am still working on is being ok with saying no. Saying yes to everything and always putting others first is just setting yourself up for exhaustion.
You have won $10,000 to spend in one day. The rules are that you can only buy things that will improve your health &/or progress your business…what would you spend it on (go nuts!)?
Going on holiday always seems to improve my health so I would probably buy a ticket back to Africa and go on holiday with my whole family. We would do yoga in the mornings, spend lots of time outdoors, go running, treat ourselves to a spa day, take naps, read by the pool, go fishing and eat amazing, fresh, healthy meals with all the delicious organic food there.
And if I had to invest in my business, I would plan a trip to a third world country with other holistic health professionals to do volunteer work with families to improve their health. It is something I have always wanted to do.
Comparisonitis – we’ve all experienced it either professionally or personally. What are your strategies for dealing with this icky feeling?
Yes, we have all experienced this is some way, shape or form in our lives. I think it is inevitable as humans, especially in today’s world. Personally, the most important thing for me is being aware of when I am doing this. If I can catch myself out sooner rather than later then I don’t allow my mind to go crazy and create all sorts of ideas and negative stories. Meditation and mindfulness are simple but powerful tools to help you become more aware of yourself, your emotions, your thought patterns and your behaviour. It allows us to take time out with ourselves and connect in to what it is that we want and what direction we are going in. This helps to create clarity and focus, which in turn makes us less likely to be swayed off course by other people’s opinions and drama.
What’s been your biggest challenge in your online/business journey, and what one piece of advice would you like to pass on to other female entrepreneurs?
It is actually quite difficult for me to choose just one, it has been such a huge learning curve so far and no doubt it will continue to be one. If I had to choose one, it would probably be maintaining that confidence in the service you are providing, through all the ups and downs. Yet this is probably the most important thing of all. There will always be challenges and obstacles but remaining true to your passion and purpose and remembering why you do what you do, needs to remain a constant. My advice would be to work on generating that confidence from within YOU and not to rely on others to give it to you.
Your ‘perfect day’ in a snapshot is…
Waking up early in summer and heading out for a run by the sea or a sunrise yoga class. Cycling down to the local famers markets and picking up some fresh fruit and veg and enjoying a healthy juice. Meeting my friends and family at our local coffee shop and then going down to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and ocean. Practicing kinesiology on friends and family over the weekend. Saturday afternoon chill time is my best, reading a book outside or watching one of my favourite programs with a cup of tea – not much beats that. I prepare a delicious meal for my friends, who come over in the evening to relax with a bottle of red wine, good company and wholesome food.
In this moment I am…
Feeling: Like having a cup of tea and reading my book on the couch
Eating: A slice of my homemade banana, date, coconut and walnut loaf
Living: With an open mind
Reading: ‘The Dalai Lama’s Cat’ by David Michie
Steph has very kindly offered the Life with Elizabeth Rose tribe a 20% discount off their initial kinesiology appointment! I had a session with Steph recently and absolutely loved it. Not only has it helped with the issue I saw her for, I thoroughly enjoyed the process and Steph is so lovely. Details below on how you can get in touch or feel free to leave a comment
CONNECT WITH STEPH
To book an appointment and get in touch:
Phone: 0405 981 879
Address of kinesiology clinic: 134 Stirling Hwy Nedlands 6009