November 30, 2018
The Word: Melissa Ambrosini
Melissa Ambrosini is a bestselling author, host of her own podcast, a speaker and self-love teacher. In her signature straight-talking style, Melissa teaches women how to unlock their full potential, master their inner ‘mean girl’, smash through limiting beliefs and ditch the self-doubt.
My number one tip for someone who is feeling lost in life is… firstly remind yourself that it’s okay to feel lost, it will pass and you will get clarity. Then, write down all the major areas of your life; your health, wealth (which is career and finances) and love (which is your relationships to others and yourself.) Ask yourself, ‘If I was living my best life, what would I desire in each of these areas?’ Then, set about each day taking inspired action to make those things manifest.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was… be your own best friend. My mum used to say this to me as a child and she was right. You really do have to have your own back 100 per cent, no one else can have your back for you. You must love yourself unconditionally and wholeheartedly. Some moments you may feel like you are worlds away from that but you can return back to love within one breath.
A normal day for me looks like… waking up early to do my morning routine, which includes meditation, yoga and maybe an epsom salt bath or sauna. After that, it’s breakfast time followed by work from 8.30am to 12pm. I always stop and have a delicious and super healthy lunch while eating in the sun. After lunch it’s meetings, catch ups, errands or school pick up, all before my afternoon meditation and dinner at 5.30pm. After that it’s family time for games and in bed by 8.30pm.
My favourite travel destination is… the Greek Islands. They are so special, I could go there every summer. I feel like I was a Greek goddess in a past life. I love the food, the buildings, the history, the people, the culture, the water, the sun … everything!
The first step I took towards a happy, healthy life was… I had hit rock bottom in 2010 and ended up in hospital unwell and very unhappy. I knew I had to get happy and healthy again and the first thing I did was sort my health out, that was the lowest hanging fruit. I started eating real foods and cut out gluten, dairy, sugar and all processed and packaged ‘pretend’ food. Once I did that, I instantly started to feel better, so I kept going. If you want to be happy and healthy, start with what you’re putting in your mouth and remove all of the toxins in your life.
My number one health tip is… start meditating daily. It’s a massive game changer and life saver. I used to have anxiety, panic attacks and depression and it has helped me so much.
To me healthy, wealthy and wise is… my birthright. Feeling abundant in my health, wealth and overflowing with wisdom is my right and my responsibility, no one else’s. When we take back control of our health, wealth and life, it becomes fun and we are not in victim or blame mode. We are the one in the driver’s seat of our life and we get to create whatever our heart desires – how exciting is that?