Welcome to another edition of the Women of Wellness. These amazing women are all dedicated to wellness and living life to the max – in a way that makes them feel vibrant and alive. They are devoted to holistic health. These women all follow their own definition of wellness, are connected to their inner wisdom, and are shining beacons of love and light out into the world.
I’m so excited to bring you this interview today with the gorgeous Amelia Harvey. Amelia is a woman after my own heart – she is so passionate about helping women live with ease, find happiness within their own bodies and learn to love themselves, as they are.
I adore everything that Amelia puts out into the world and I’m so delighted to share some of her beautiful words of wisdom in the Women of Wellness series.
No two people are alike and we all need to have a definition of wellness that feels right for us. What does wellness mean to you and how do you keep it a priority in your life?
To me, wellness comes from a foundation of self love and self compassion. I make these things my priority because I know how amazing they make me feel! When I’m topping myself up with plenty of love and care, I can be my best self. Then the things like healthy eating, regular exercise, meditating, wonderful relationships and a fulfilling career come naturally!
What makes you feel ALIVE and bursting-out-of-the-seams excited?
The ocean, travel, my man, summer time, having a boogie, having a laugh with my family and friends and having me-time – just reading a book or having a lovely bath! Work wise, I am SO excited and honoured to work with women to empower them to open their hearts and align with their true selves so that they can live a happy and healthy life with ease.
Personally I feel alive and in love with life when I focus on staying present in each moment. How do you practice presence and awareness?
I have a little mantra that helps me feel present – I think to myself ‘I reconnect’ and imagine sending my energy down through my feet into the earth. Deep belly breaths, journaling, meditation, and good sleep all help me stay present and aware.
How do you get in touch with your inner guide? Do you notice a difference in your life when you start to ignore this voice?
Meditation and journaling are my number one tools – I have a heap of tricks for getting in touch with my intuition actually! (And they’re all in my free ebook, Discovering Intuition which is available here). I find doing my angel cards really helps, I sometimes use a pendulum or body testing methods as well. Also just by creating space so that I can get out of my mind – doing some exercise or yoga and having a bath definitely help my hear my intuition more clearly.
When I start ignoring this voice, my inner critic begins to take over! I can tell I’ve gotten disconnected from my inner guide when I start to blame other people for how I feel or start to feel stressed or worried. When I feel my energy shifting from my body up into my mind and it starts racing, I know it’s time to take a minute to reconnect.
The importance of self-love and self-care is starting to become widely acknowledged. How do you keep up your self-love and self-care practices when you have a jam-packed schedule and a to-do list that seems a mile long?
Self love and self care don’t need to take huge chunks of time – 5 minutes of meditation here, 10 minutes of journaling there – we can all fit it in! Even things like using lovely natural products in the shower or enjoying putting on your make up make things that you’d be doing anyway into lovely self care practices.
I’m very aware that it’s my inner critic that tells me that I ‘don’t have time’ for self care and self love – it’s just one of it’s sneaky ways to keep us stuck! So if I start to feel I don’t have time, I do an extra long minutes of meditation or have a lovely long bath to help me disconnect from that inner critic voice.
If you could have an all-expenses paid trip to anywhere, where would you go?
Backpacking through South America.
What’s your favourite book?
I just read ‘The One Hundreds Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson which is great! He’s got a great writing style. A book that I love to read again and again is ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler.
What blog have you been devouring recently?
Totally not wellnessy but I love House Nerd – we’ve been renovating ourselves so it’s my go-to for inspo! (I’ve been sharing our progress pics on my Insta @amelia_harvey_)
What’s your favourite song to blast when you’re rocking out in the lounge room or in front of the mirror in your undies?
I can only come up with a very embarrassing answer but I did have a good boogie to Man I Feel Like a Woman while I was cooking dinner the other day!
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What are you currently working on?
At the moment I’m working with a bunch of beautiful women in both my Self Love and Biz + Blog 1:1 coacing. I’m also looking forward to starting a new round of my group program, The Soul Sister Sessions in September. I have a couple of ecourses brewing – one on Self Love and the other a fool-proof Biz Course for online biz newbies. Both will be coming out in 2016.
Where can we find you?
Amelia Harvey is a soul centered Self Love and Blog + Biz Coach, from Perth, Australia. She inspires women to connect with their hearts and align with their true selves so that that can live their most radiantly healthy and gorgeously happy life with ease.
Amelia is the creator of The Soul Sister Sessions, the Happy, Healthy, Ease Facebook Community, the journaling guide, From the Heart and her blog at ameliaharvey.com.au. Her mission is to empower young women by providing with a toolkit for a joyful life on every level – body, mind, and spirit.
She believes that a healthy and happy life is all about practicing presence and compassion, trusting your intuition, and finding your sweet spot so you can do it all with ease.