“I look in the mirror every single morning and know how worthy I am, how beautiful I am, and how deserving of love I am”.
When I started, I was looking at everything as a problem that I needed to fix, in order to be worthy. Sarah helped me realize that I was already worthy. She helped me lean into my intuition, lean into joy, trust my heart, and pick myself back up when I fell down. I truly have never felt so confident, powerful, and full of love in my life. I’ve been able to commit to myself and my goals, take chances, and put myself out there.
Sarah showed me how to TRULY connect with my intuition, shift my focus to experiencing more joy vs “doing it right”, and radically love and accept myself.
I’ve been able to set boundaries, demand the respect I deserve, and attract vibrant and loving people in my life. Food and my body just aren’t even a thing for me anymore. When I started, I was looking at them as the only problem I had to fix, but I know now they really were just a symptom. Not loving myself enough was the problem. And now I love myself more than I ever dreamed possible. And THAT is what made everything click for me.
The love I have for myself is so genuine and powerful. My sense of self has just skyrocketed.
My life and soul has transformed in so many ways. But, to say today that I am no longer night eating or binge eating is nothing short of amazing. I battled that for years and thought there was no way out. But, I’m no equipped with such an incredible sense of myself, I know I will never go back to that darkness I created. And I am SO incredibly grateful for that.
Caty Pasternak, USA
Now when I’m hungry on my morning break at work I say “eat that extra cookie, stuff the serving size”
I first came across Sarah’s blog through a recommendation from a friend, and as soon as I read her post about quitting sugar I realised not only that I thought I’d recovered from my disordered eating only to fall into the grasp of orthorexia, but also that I’d found someone with a story that I can relate to, who can verbally slap me with the truth and provide the wake up call I so needed. I am so thankful for the content and advice provided in Sarah’s blog and emails, this alone has helped me so much already!
My session with Sarah was something I was looking forward to so much, and it was so great to have her by my side to help create a plan of action of how I can move forwards and lose my fear of food, while in the process learning more about myself and what I really want.
The session was a huge eye opener, and in one quick hour I was suddenly armed with an abundance of weapons to make winning my war with fear/hate possible.
Since our session I have not had a single “bad” day, and I have learnt to immediately turn my thoughts around when I start to feel anxious or guilty around food. It was definitely something special to be able to create actual physical goals/actions, and to help visualise the freedom that awaits me (I learnt that because of my obsession with food/health, I got out of touch with myself – spiritually, mentally, physically – and can no longer attest to even having proper hobbies) and the joy of self love.
Sarah has helped me so much to recover in a realistic and sustainable way, and though my journey is definitely not over I am so so grateful for the good she has done for me and others like me.
Aimee Aitken, New Zealand
Sarah’s work has profoundly changed my relationship with food and, most importantly, my body
Finding Sarah and Practise Glow came at just the right time for me. For a long time I had been using food to cope and control and I’d already learned the hard way that right around the corner from food perfection is food rebellion. I’d come a long way from dieting in the traditional sense but I was still eating from a place of restriction – restriction that was self-imposed because I thought I wasn’t enough. This restriction then led to the bingeing and the berating that had slowly eroded my confidence; I was waiting on the weight.
Through coaching Sarah has helped me recognise that I am more than enough, just as I am, and that in believing that, food will lose it’s power in my life.
I’ve had the revelation that you take way better care of something that you love than something you resent. When I apply this to my body and treat it with respect and unconditional acceptance I invariably make better food choices. I’ve dropped the judgement around my food so it’s not a big deal when I choose to eat what my body feels like at the time, including cake! I now have time to think about things other than what I’m going to eat or how I look to other people. Life is just so much better.
Sarah lists her coaching options as ‘investments’ and I couldn’t think of a better word: because the pay-off is HUGE. I love knowing she is in my corner and I couldn’t praise – or thank – this gorgeous woman enough!
Michaela L, New Zealand
“I’m seriously flabbergasted by how far I have come in such a short space of time. This is the happiest I’ve felt for as long as I can remember.”
Upon finding Sarah, I simply loved the way that she came across – I loved her compassion, openness and the sincerity behind every word she wrote. Her past experiences felt like they had literally jumped off the same page of my own story. And at this early stage, as I was reading her material, I felt really in tune with the way she communicated with her audience – I thought; ‘This is someone who I relate to, and who if I met in person, I’d really get on with’.
After a couple of months of following her, I decided to take a leap of faith and arranged to have a chat with her, with the prospect of enlisting her help as a coach to help me achieve body freedom and change my ‘crazy behaviour’ around food and exercise (something at this stage, felt SO out of my reach).
I can hand on heart say that it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. She completely invested in me, and I am seriously flabbergasted by how far I have come in such a short space of time, by allowing myself to trust Sarah and the process in its entirety. If you allow yourself to challenge all the fears that you have lived with for all this time, then the magic really can happen. It took work on my part between our fortnightly sessions to carry out the actions that Sarah had set me, but I can honestly say that I absolutely loved the challenge and got completely involved in the homework! Sarah was always on hand if I needed further guidance or had questions, and we maintained contact between our fortnightly sessions.
After a short time, the thought processes began to change and I had been given the tools that I needed to carry me forward on this ever-improving journey.
Fast forward to a few months later – I now go to restaurants with friends that I would have previously avoided; I allow loved ones to cook for me without freaking out – food is just food – it will not have any hold over me; I feel SO much more relaxed in my mind and body; I’m so much more present in the company of my dear friends and family. I question whether the choices I make nourish me.
I can truly say that this is the happiest that I have felt within myself for as long as I can remember.The person that I had initially visualised as my ‘future self’ has become a reality.
I have my glow back. My sense of self is so much brighter, and I feel healthy.
Sarah has been (and is) the most wonderful mentor and guiding light. To say that I have made a wonderful friend out of this too, is the literal icing on that heavily-frosted cake! Sarah has a very special gift, and I am just so grateful to have found her.
Soophia F, UK
“Food is not a barometer of my worth anymore. I am totally relaxed around food of all kinds now.”
I found Sarah through another body positive blogger and her messages and approach just ‘felt right’ and resonated with me after reading her blog and watching her videos. She is kind, gentle, yet firm and sensible and gave specific action steps for me to do that I never would have done had I just stayed on the various private Facebook pages alone. Her involvement sped up my recovery ten-fold. She is available any time for any questions or support through occasional melt-downs which is a HUGE plus while going through emotional work like this.
While I was always anxious around food: calculating every calorie in my head,on an app or on my Fitbit, I am now totally relaxed around food of all kinds. Sometimes I eat a lot, sometimes I eat a little, but it’s never an issue and it’s not a barometer of my worth anymore. I exercise when I want to, because I wish to. And I rest when I want or need that.
I could not recommend Sarah highly enough!