My 2 biggest regrets in life.
I never got to wear overalls when I was pregnant.
I used to put other people's opinions above my own.
Kia ora, my name is Lucy Edwards from Aotearoa New Zealand and I am a mother of two.
I have worked and studied for over 15 years in the health industry as a qualified nutritionist and natural therapist, which I loved, but it never fulfilled my longing to be creative.
I worked for several years as an actor and filmmaker, doing a bit of my natural health on the side. I even took a shot at stand-up comedy which led me to writing for NZ TV comedies! While there were so many aspects I enjoyed, it always left me with this empty feeling inside, like I was never enough. Especially with performing as a woman; I was never pretty enough, thin enough, talented enough, I spoke my mind too often and wasn’t willing to compromise my morals. Long hours and a stressful environment, with gaps between contracts meant an income was always an issue. And this became a love/hate relationship.
When I had my second child, I stopped performing. Working at night, long hours, or out of the city just wasn’t an option for me any more. I started to build back up my nutrition business following my brother's sudden death. All I want to do is help people, to treat preventable deaths so less people would feel the pain that I went through.
Over this time I got more perspective, I did a lot of soul searching and spiritual growth. I learned what was important to me, and how I can best help others while not negatively impacting myself, which led me to become a certified AYS/LOA Life Coach.
This combines all of my skills of writing, public speaking and health, with a focus on helping people to be the best they can be. I wrote and published a children’s book “The Grumbles” about positivity, and my growing and learning continues. I follow my inner voice to guide me and not be distracted by other people's limiting opinions of what I should be or do.
First I learned how to help myself, now I can help others from a much stronger place.
I now have a great work/life/family balance and feel more fulfilled everyday
Lucy has trained at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies. She spent over three years studying Naturopathy, including herbal medicine and nutrition, as well as two years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies studying Iridology and other Natural Therapies. Lucy also completed a Certificate in Human Nutrition at the New Zealand College of Natural Therapies.
Lucy has also trained in Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes introduction to Life Coaching course, she is a certified AYS/LOA Life Coach, a certified Belief Clearing practitioner and is also currently studying to be an NLP practitioner.