Firstly, welcome to ELLEPHORIA. A place I hope will help just one person to regain their confidence. To help remind you of how fantastic things can be when you chose to work through the past, to let go and to use it to shape your future differently. To put the power of your happiness, back in your hands. To be a daily reminder that no matter what your circumstances, there will always be a way to move into a state of ELLEPHORIA.
My story isn’t as ELLEPHORIC as I wished it had been. My name is Laura, I’m 23 years old and for the past decade I've suffered anxiety as a result of abuse, harassment, and bullying when I was younger. I became run down by my anxiety, physically and mentally, was constantly be doubting myself, and had zero confidence. I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone, because mental health was such a taboo subject, and in some ways still is today.
I went to get help from the doctors, but I was shown the door quickly with some anti-depressants. Drugs which could change my mentality and personality, with a 50% chance of it being permanently changed for the worse, without any real conversation around my health or symptoms. I knew I had to change my life, but I wasn't willing to risk any further damage.
So I turned to holistic healing and enrolled at the world's largest holistic nutrition school, where I learned how to make meaningful changes in my mindset and lifestyle to heal holistically from anxiety, taking care of myself from the inside out. With the help of this alongside therapy sessions, I've managed to finally feel me again, without the consistent anxiety, or inner voice telling me I wasn't "enough".
Using my training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I hope to grow this health and lifestyle blog into a truly supportive community, giving you exactly what you need to live your anxiety free life. Think of me as your go-to-guru on affirmations, advice, confidence boosting content into your Instagram feed, and lifestyle/ fitness tips to help you combat your anxiety.