Friday Night In with the gorgeous ladies from My Best Me
Wow. If you love working with and supporting companies that make you feel lifted up, energised and like you have your own cheer leading squad cheering you on to be the best you possible, then contact My Best Me. You can even feel it through their emails!
Bec, Manda & Amy truly want you to live your best life. You can see it, read it and feel it in everything they do. This is why I adore what they are doing. My company and personal motto is Enjoy Being You®. My Best Me makes it super easy to do this! They have created a wellness directory online, so no matter where you are, you can find the people and companies you need to live your best life. There's yoga studios, juice bars, dietitians, physios, personal trainers, coaches, farmers markets, expos and events, wellbeing products and more. It's a must to bookmark on your browser!
So grab yourself a nourishing treat and learn about the beautiful story and women behind this great business. Happy Friday night in!
We are three sisters on a wellness journey who want everyone who decides that they want a great life to go out and get it! Health, wellness, inspiration, full hearts, kind words...that's who we are and it's what we want to spread!
HOW MBM CAME ABOUT:
My Best Me came about through seeing our Dad's health do a massive back flip when we put him on alkaline diet after he was told that nothing more could be done for his cancer. Bed ridden with re-occurring infections that were putting him in hospital, he wanted us to find a way to treat him naturally and we did...this led to him making a miraculous recovery within weeks and within five weeks we were all in caravans travelling around Australia (which was his dream for the longest time!)
At the time, we really didn't realize the enormity of what had happened. Dad spent about 10 weeks (after only a strict diet for two weeks) in better health than we had seen him in years. He was on no medication at all, not even Panadol (even though prior to this he had been on a 75mg morphine patch and still had varying amounts of pain). During our trip he went back to the usual Western diet (of course, thinking that he was cured) and within no time he was very sick again. By the time he knew he needed to go back onto the diet he just couldn't bring himself to eat and we couldn't get in the food that he needed to recover again.
Once we lost him we really immersed ourselves in finding out more about what we had done and a whole new world emerged! There is no going back once you realize that we are what we eat, we are what we think and do and we have the power to overcome and avoid these terrible diseases.
So through finding out more and more about what to put in our bodies, how to heal naturally and ways of living our best life we found that there is so much information and so many amazing wellness crusaders out there doing wonderful work and telling us what we need but finding it isn't always that simple!
Being well and making the right choices comes with the added job of FINDING a juice bar, a healthy eating option, a gluten free snack or meal, a yoga class, a PT, a life coach, a Kinesiologist...whatever you might need at any given time to be well and be your best.
This is why we are developing My Best Me. We want our beautiful community to be able to click a button to find what they need and the site will bring up anything in their area and guide them to that location and voila!!! Wellness options found!!!
MOST REWARDING PART OF OUR JOB
For us the most rewarding part is the feedback and love that we get everyday through emails and FB messages etc. Our biggest mission is to give as many people as possible a chance to change their lives for the better, no matter how big or small that change is. Whether they see a post of ours on FB and it inspires them to smile at a stranger and normally wouldn't or they chose a juice over a coke or do a total health blowey spin and eventually use MBM to find everything they need...that is the most divine reward ever!!!
WHAT HAVEN'T WE DONE THAT WE WISH WE COULD
We probably all have our separate personal goals but as a collective and in relation to My Best Me, we really want to start sending groups of newly diagnosed women to a special place in Phillip Island where they can find out all of the different things that they can do about their illness before they decide on a course of treatment. Like a support group weekend with professionals in their field, beautiful living foods and juices, yoga etc.
My Best Me is certainly not in the financial position for this yet as we are giving all advertisers 6 months free to start with and have LOADS more businesses to join first but eventually this is our ULTIMATE goal and we're pretty impatient about it!!!
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD
The Rainforest Estate in Port Douglas. We all love the bush and roughing it, we love all types of holidays but when we were on our big trip we had spent about 8 weeks on red dirt in our vans and then Dad took us to a suprise holiday destination....SPOILT we know and it was absolutely amazing. All together there were 19 of us and it will be forever the closest places to our hearts.
Two weeks after Dads funeral, we all went back there and took Dad's Mum (the most legendary woman that anyone will ever meet!) and his sister and brother in law who we all adore. We spent 2 weeks as a family and celebrated his life the way that it deserved to be celebrated!!!
IF WE WERE A SPICE
Garamassala. Even though it is a brew of several different spices! They all compliment each other and bring out the best in a curry- in fact we think curry just cannot be the same without it just as we cannot be the same with out each other and hopefully the the three of us together can bring out the best in something just as heart warming as a good authentic curry!!!
5 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
Our entire family/s
and 6- Our blenders- they have travelled all over Australia!
IF WE COULD CHOOSE ANYTHING FOR OUR NEXT MEAL
But if it needed to be a real meal we would all sit down to a curry together!
WHAT WAS FOR BREAKFAST
A green smoothie is something we all have everyday (followed by a more substantial meal).
HOW WOULD WE CLASSIFY OUR EATING STYLE
We are all mainly 'Raw until 4'. We all stick to whole foods with as little packet foods as we can manage which is next to none. We could be explained like this:
Bec is Paleo but eats grains at times, Amy is vegetarian with the odd piece of fish and sometimes chicken if her body is feeling like it and Amanda is predominately Vegan with the occasional egg or piece of fish so really (and proudly) we don't have a name for the way we eat or fit into any boxes but to most people who know us, the way we eat is 'queer' so we will stick to that!
We are all gluten, dairy and refined sugar free but if we are out and it's a special occasion and an Affogatto is calling our name....we answer it! We are not extremist, although we live and eat clean 95% of the time. We just try not to feel guilty if we eat stuff that is not good for us because we believe that that is worse than eating the wrong thing in the first place!
BEST WAY TO STAY ACTIVE
We all use the same personal trainer and love our classes and we all love yoga and would love to do more of it. We all love walking too and have a beautiful track at our local wetlands for walking and running.
OUR BEST ADVICE FOR LIVING A WHOLESOME, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?
Our best advice would be to keep it simple. Strip back your foods to foods that you can see are real and you know what the ingredients of them are. Move as often as you have time to (and sometimes you just have to make time) and as regularly as your body wants you to (which is hopefully often!!!) Be happy with the choices that you make and remember that what was good yesterday doesn't have to be good today, you can change your mind and your habits to suit yourself. ALWAYS believe in the innate wisdom of your body, it's healing capacity and seek out ways to be well and heal colds, flu's and even degenerative disease naturally first. LOVE BIG and openly ALWAYS. If we were bossy and could make everyone do that, that's what we would tell them but instead we have to lead by example and hope that it catches on in the lives that we are privileged enough to touch!
WHERE CAN WOMEN FIND US?
At the bar.....kidding!!!! Juice bar!!!!
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