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My Story

Hey, I’m Wendy, and I help busy burned-out mums who are juggling ALL the things and prioritising their family’s needs whilst never finding the time for themselves or being able to ditch the mum guilt…but when they do they can create a healthy, happy, and calm life for themselves and their loved ones.

My low point

I’m SO passionate about supporting mums who feel like this, because I’ve been there too and hit rock bottom but needed support to create my own toolbox to rediscover me.

Back in 2020 I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and chronic depression and I was hospitalised.  My mind was shutting down and I was struggling to think, focus and remember things.  I would lose track of time and have gaps in my memory.  

I found myself in an extremely dark place. Most days I struggled to get out of bed, and I lost so much weight as I was unable to eat regularly, due to feeling nauseous all the time.  It felt like I was on autopilot.  My therapist even suggested to my family that I should not be left on my own for long periods of time as there was significant risk and danger to my wellbeing.

Up until this point I had prioritised everyone and everything else, so I hadn’t taken any notice of my own physical health for a while.  I was powered by coffee and chocolate, unintentionally consuming foods full of stimulants like caffeine or sugar that exacerbated my anxiety with the constant spikes and dips in insulin and cortisol. In my head I was just a busy mum, trying to juggle all the things…like every other mum.

While I lay in the hospital bed, the Doctor explained that my body was going into shutdown.  My hormones were so out of control; the sustained chronic stress I was putting my body through was wrecking my nervous system.  The Doctor then went on to explain that I needed to prioritise my physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing, as the amount of stress I was putting on my body was already presenting in physical ailments.

Hey, I’m Wendy, and I help busy burned-out mums who are juggling ALL the things and prioritising their family’s needs

Being a mum is both the BEST and the HARDEST job in the world! I never had time for me, I didn’t have any friends, I didn’t even know what I enjoyed doing anymore. My life was just all about being a mum and I rarely got to do anything for me! Working with Wendy has shown me that I need to create time in my life for the things I love!.

Wendy from Self Care with Wendy holds a mug in the air

The moment everything changed

This was the moment that I decided that I would no longer continue to put my health at risk like this and that I would need time to prioritise my wellbeing.

Once I made this decision, I was on a mission to improve myself, find time in the crazy busy-ness of motherhood and bring along as many burned-out mums with me as I could.

It was time to give it all I had! For my family, for my children and for me. 

I couldn’t continue to live this way; scared and unhappy – neither did I want to So, I decided to take one day at a time.  If I miss a day, that’s fine, but never miss two in a row!

It was time to take care of my mental, emotional, and physical health every day, taking small steps towards recovery and rediscovering who I truly am.

Getting better

My journey began with following a short fitness plan of 20 minutes a day of movement.  Additionally, I followed a simple nutrition and portion control plan to help me ensure that I was consuming the right amount of food for my body to function at its best.  And finally, I leaned in on my amazing community of women who have supported me in the ups and downs of my fitness and wellbeing journey.

It has been a long road formed with plenty of ups and downs but in the same breath, and perhaps surprisingly, it has been the best 3 years of my life.  Evolving into the mother, wife, and woman that I’ve always wanted to be.

My life now

This wellbeing journey has enabled me to travel, meet new friends, repair, and heal the relationship with my children, my family…and myself.

Now I feel more in control of my mental, emotional, and physical health.  I feel strong, confident, and healthy.

The impact on my family has been AMAZING.  Not only am I now a happier, more approachable, and present mum but I also have more energy to do things with my children.  I no longer suffer with GAD, as I have developed tools to help me with this.  I eat well and I encourage and help others how to take control of their life too.

Impacting the lives of others

And what is now so exciting is that I get to help other burned-out busy mums who know they want (or need!) to prioritise themselves to ditch the mum guilt and create a healthy, happy and calm life…for themselves and ALL the family.

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