Hi I’m Deborah, the creator of ‘The Path to Wellbeing’, a transformative online course designed to help people improve their lifestyle because every one deserves to live a life of health and happiness.
The Catalyst that Started it all...
My own journey of wellbeing initially started when I lost someone very close to me. Someone young, healthy and with a passion for life like no one else I have ever known. She inspired and encouraged me to be the best version of myself in such a caring and non-judgemental way that I could not help but feel better in her company. After her passing, I felt like I could not continue living my life the way I had before, it just didn’t seem right. When someone so joyful and inspiring leaves your life, it leaves a big gap. A gap I felt I had to fill somehow.
I decided to honour her legacy and become the best version of myself, the one she always saw in me but I had trouble finding. It was time to find my ‘Path to Wellbeing’, to search for that wholeness that my friend had so clearly possessed that had enabled her to be there so completely for others. It was time to travel the path...
Where My Journey Led Me
I read many books on the subject of wellbeing, listened to experts and also decided to study art therapy. I took pages and pages of notes. By then, I started to see an underlying thread that the experts, inspirational people and my beautiful friend Esther all had in common. I narrowed it down to the fundamentals or building blocks as I like to call them and decided to put them to the test and live my life accordingly.
Inspired by my Students
I was inspired to design ‘The Path to Wellbeing’ course through my work as a textile designer and art therapist. In today’s volatile environment, we have a much greater understanding about the connection between creativity and physical and mental health, but for me this link became clear when I witnessed the effect the creative process was having on my students once they embraced creativity and took time out for themselves.
My pupils immersed themselves in the artistic realm completely, and it had a positive flow on to other areas of their lives. I saw people starting to cut down their working days to take time out to be creative. They were improving their physical and mental health and breaking down mental barriers. My students were finding they were becoming more confident, happier and gained a deeper understanding of their wellbeing.
This transformation inspired me to create a course where we could achieve this in our everyday lives. A course aimed at connecting the mind and body. I developed a set of unique tools that I incorporated into my daily life; they helped provide a sense of wellbeing and peace of mind I had never experienced before. The course is easy to follow with goals that are very achievable. I designed a step-by-step guided online course to inspire people to reach a state of wellbeing.
I realised that when we feel good in both our mind and our body we can achieve a level of wholeness and positivity that will enhance our everyday life. We can all experience it by nourishing the mind and body and living a purposeful life. These elements work together in a sequence as each is a building block for the other.
Why venture on ‘The Path to Wellbeing?’
To make change you need to take the first steps towards change. ‘The Path to Wellbeing’ is a guided course where you will discover how to deal with life’s challenges that appear on your path. You will be given a set of tools that will equip you to embrace the good and face the bad, enjoy the high and cope with the low. Once we are able to embrace life from a more grounded perspective, we will find that it flows more easily.