In today’s episode, I talk with Melanie Watkins, the owner of a wellness events company – hosting, catering, and teaching yoga at different events in Zurich, Switzerland.
Melanie shares that her goal is to inspire people to move, eat and live from a place of self-love rather than self-loathing. She believes that people are enough just as they are, and that eating well can be a celebration of health rather than the result of restrictions or fear.
According to Melanie, her own self-care is more mental than physical; allowing herself to be unapologetically who she is is a form of self-care and self-love. Instead of trying to behave in a certain way in order to be loved or accepted, she’s chosen to be herself and to be free within that. She wants to enjoy guilt-free living, and to enjoy all of what life has to offer.
She says, “I weigh more now than I’ve ever weighed, I eat more than I’ve ever eaten, and I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.”
While sharing about her endometriosis, she shares that chronic pain alters the nervous system, adrenals, mental health, sleep and more. So much of your life is impacted, including even your body’s ability to digest food. She finds that yoga has given her the most relief, of all the things that she has tried. But also one of the most important things she does for herself when pain takes over is to let herself rest and feel the all the feelings, knowing that it’s not doing any good to pretend.
Melanie shared so much wonderful insight with us, but she shared a particular gold nugget about forgiveness and I’m excited for you to hear more and start practicing it today after you listen.
If you’d like to connect with Melanie, you can find her here: