Testimonials For Vibrant Living
Hear what members are saying about their experience of being part of the Vibrant Living Programme?
I've been doing this course with you now for 6 months and I can really see now what a difference it is making in my life. I am giving more focus to those things which nurture me and letting go more and more of those things which are not. I am physically healthier, doing more movement and loving it which is a very different experience for me as an "exercisephobe". I was always a morning person but my new morning routine means I not only start my day early but with a real boost of energy. I am mentally healthier, practising meditation/sitting in silence daily and feeling the benefit of opening up more space in my life. My relationships with those around me have become more joyful and less stressful than they were before. I am constantly seeing myself evolve and getting a clearer and clearer idea of who I am and what I want. I am, for the first time in a long time, confident that I can and will take steps to becoming more of what I want to be. I wanted it before but had no idea of how to move towards it or what was holding me back.And then there is the fabulous group of real people of all types and backgrounds making the changes alongside me and being led so wonderfully by you, providing support, ideas and laughs. What a treat to be part of such a community and this is, I think, the single biggest factor in the wonderful changes I have seen and felt in the last 6 months.
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I’m coming to the end of the second cycle so half way through the programme, and I have really appreciated the weekly meetings as a way of deepening my resolve to keep moving forward in terms creating and internalising new habits which move me towards more easeful living more of the time.
During the last 6 months I have become more tuned in to how the basic structure and rhythm of my day affects my mood. How and what I take in during one day will affect how I behave the next. Although I still have lots to work on I can see the consequences of my choices and so little by little I am making more choices that support my well-being and therefore the well-being of my family and those around me, and I do this with the encouragement and support of others on a similar journey. It’s fascinating!
I started Vibrant Living in a period of ill health and it has brought all sorts of unexpected rewards. Some of the 10 habits we try to integrate into our lives came naturally and quickly, some have taken many months of revisiting in order to became natural parts of my day and some details are not for me. I now wish I had know about this decades ago as I realise how I was misusing my body with poor sleep, poor eating habits, late nights, lack of variety in my exercise, life lived in a rush - basically lack of self care. My body is thriving and the weekly input over the year means the habits are now part of me, not just a great idea I should do someday.
It's been years since I felt so good: lighter, sprightlier, more energetic! The 10 habits have helped me at work and in my private life: I wake more easily; I feel clearer and more rested; I draw more boundaries with my busy work schedule and business trips; I eat better and shifted excess weight without focussing on weight-loss; I now meditate daily, it has become a much loved keystone habit; and I'm even going to bed earlier - I had never even questioned my routine... After years of choosing work over life, I truly feel more like myself again.
If you're feeling sluggish and that negative self talk has gotten the better of you, sign up to Vibrant Living! Get your energy back with simple (but also challenging) tweaks to your daily routines. If you are not looking after number 1 - who will? Learning to be kind to yourself is a revelation... Weekly group calls led by Clare, your down to earth, no-nonsense coach, will inspire and make you accountable. I joined thinking "not sure, but why the hell not", so if you are wavering, I urge you to take the plunge. You have everything to gain.
I signed up for Vibrant Living originally to help with my sleeping and eating habits, but have gained so much more. My sleep has improved massively, and even on the nights where I am maybe awake more than I would like, I am still relaxed and able to concentrate on my breathing knowing eventually I will drop off again.
My eating habits are also much better, I eat more regularly, no grazing throughout the day like I used to. The cooking part is also getting better, but I do need to branch out more and try cooking new things. Very much the goal for this year.
I am exercising regularly, which again is a huge change for me, and really feeling the benefit. I am drinking water, again completely new to me. I know, hard to believe I got to this stage in my life without it. So this obviously helps my digestion and my skin - two things I’ve had problems with all my life. Between water and oiling, my skin has never been better.
To say I feel like a different person than the one I was at this time last year would be an understatement. Apart from the physical benefits, I feel calmer and much less stressed. All in all, yes the best decision I ever made. So even signing up for this looking for improvements in certain areas in my life, I’ve got that and huge improvements in areas I didn’t know I needed or wanted.
The Vibrant living program is all about positive change, my blood pressure is down, meditation / sit in silence everyday never part of my lifestyle before, positive shopping for food - more greens, less coffee, more ginger tea. The weekly discussion calls are there to support you...the only problem is that I never came across it 10 years ago!
If you had told me last year I would have commenced this journey I just wouldn't have believed you!!
I am someone who had never heard of Ayurveda and never attempted any yoga - therefore I initially thought this journey wouldn't be for me. How wrong I was.
I had reached a point where I had tried various 'self help' methods such as mindfulness and meditation, and as usual didn't keep them up and struggled to see how they would help in my day to day life. I knew I wanted to make changes in my life to concentrate on myself and my health, I knew I needed to take action - but was struggling to see in what form that would be.
Then a friend mentioned Vibrant Living and described their journey so far. It sounded interesting, especially the fact it was a group programme. So I spoke with Clare around not only what the VL programme was, but around where I was in my life journey and my previous attempts at making changes to my daily life. The prospect of taking a year to dive into the programme (no 'quick win' marketing!) and being supported along the way with a whole community of like minded people sounded like the perfect solution.
I love the fact the course is split into a practical 10 step programme. You get to learn the teachings behind each step and it is up to you how far you wish to go on each step. At the core of the programme is the teaching of starting with small steps to building up your habits, as with any change it needs to be achievable in order to consistently build it into your routine - this is the biggest win for me as its where I have fallen short on all my previous efforts!!
The weekly community group is such a source of support and knowledge. The discussions help keep motivation up, and are a forum to discuss any blockers, along with different ways people have implemented their habit. I have learnt there is never just one way of embracing a habit!
I have made positive changes already and my mind and body are all the better for it.