PURE NOURISHMENT is devoted to empowering people to reach their full potential through feeding the soul…xx
I’m a nutritional therapist (Bsc Hons, mBANT) based in London, my private practice is called ‘Pure Nourishment’, because I believe in feeding the soul. A facebook page under the same name was established in 2009, initially as a way to encourage and motivate my clients, and as a resource for nutritional tips and dietary advice (mostly archived under the ‘notes’ tab). Then whilst on holiday a while back, rather than spend too much time on FB, I posted some favourite inspirational quotes with motivational notes for my clients whilst absent from the UK. The response and feedback increased during this time, so that I realised that most people appreciate encouragement more than advice, in this format. It has been my experience that whilst the majority of my clients understand ‘what’ to do, and take advice on ‘how’ to with an understanding of ‘why’ to change their eating patterns to promote health and improve energy; the biggest stumbling block is often ‘wanting’ to adopt new behaviour enough to make a difference. Often people struggle with making their own fundamental needs a priority; letting family, work, and any other commitments eclipse their sense of self-worth. I realised that helping people to value themselves is the key to helping them address not just dietary advice but a myriad of health issues. My degree in nutritional health focused heavily on the therapeutic aspects as well as the science and chemistry, and working with patient-centred communication is an aspect of my work that I enjoy immensely. My therapeutic approach is aligned with my belief that feeding the soul is the most important thing we can do for ourselves; sometimes this means having a treat, certainly it means enjoying the fundamental pleasures of food, but most importantly it means treating ourselves with love and respect so that we make the right choices, that lead to reaching our full potential in health and all aspects of living.
So the FB page developed into a resource of inspirational quotes and motivational notes, with a few health tips; and then somewhere along the way some pictures crept in (visual soul food), and eventually I started to write about my own experiences and feelings as a way of connecting and sharing, which continues. The Facebook page grew to acquire a substantial following of 62K + with a weekly reach (via sharing & viral activity) to in excess of 1m. The 10,000 existing posts are catalogued in albums of inspiration, motivation, courage, truths, comfort, smiles, positivity et al. and has prompted a move to a blog format for greater accessibility and an opportunity to experiment more with my personal writing as plans for a book are considered. Meanwhile I look forward to watching this space develop, meeting new friends of friends that you introduce, and learning more about you too. I am so thankful for the awesome community of caring and compassionate souls that show such kindness and support, please know how much I appreciate all of you.
Much love and blessings, with heaps of gratitude, Hxx
Hayley Darby (Bsc, mBANT) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THE ARTWORK POSTED IS MINE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED & THAT I DO TRY TO CREDIT ARTISTS WHEREVER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE (SADLY IT OFTEN ISN’T). PLEASE DO CONTACT ME IF YOU RECOGNISE ANY WORK & I WILL HAPPILY ADD CREDIT OR REMOVE IF THE ARTIST SO REQUESTS. THANK YOU! Hxx