Show you how to build mental resilience using healthy lifestyle habits.
By providing regular content on this blog, on my social media channels and via workshops and online coaching that are all based on either my own
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 year journey, scientific research and other people’s experiences from all around the world!
The honest answer? Because when I went looking for ways to improve my poor mental health I was only offered the route of medication and very little else. I believe, along with many experts, that that the current system relies too strongly on medical approaches for mental health problems which implies the roots of emotional distress are simply in brain abnormalities and underplay the social and psychological causes of distress as well as other factors to consider such as diet and lifestyle.
Basically a small person who got fed up of feeling like a victim in her own story or that to settle is the norm. I believe there's great in all of us and until we learn how to harness this, we end up chasing our tail and feeling frustrated. Anxiety for me is, I believe, that nudge my body gives me when I'm not living in tune with it. It's that b*tch of a reminder telling me to step back and reassess because life is far too short and houses too many spectacular moments to go through it in a constant state of fear or worry. Through my blog I hope to inspire you to TUNE in, push fear to the side and EMBRACE your own POWER. I whole heartedly believe that you too can BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN LIFE!
In a nutshell, Relatable Miss Renton is a space dedicated to raising mental health awareness providing content in the form of blog posts, videos, downloads and online courses. For those of you who are looking for a little more TLC, coaching options are also available and I'm a whole heap of fun in person, I promise.
Everything available is a combined mixture of life experience from not just myself but others around the globe, my ongoing education and the latest research available worldwide. Relatable Miss Renton is an online community that you can come to and no longer feel alone, lost or confused in the maze of your own head.
"It's the space I never had at a time I really needed it and so instead, I hope that it might be here for you."
Aside from the fact The World Health Organisation has called "Stress the health epidemic of the 21st century", mental health is something we all possess. Relatable Miss Renton encourages you to become proactive instead of reactive. In other words, don't wait for a terrible period in your life to make your mental health a priority. Life WILL throw some sh*t your way, there's no two ways about it. So why not be prepared and give yourself the best chance possible to deal with it? By building mental resilience, you benefit every area of your life right from your own outlook to the energy you bring to your relationships and career. It really is win win!
The short answer is, you don't. Whist I am currently finishing my diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and as a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I learnt from some of the best mentors including MD Mark Hyman and Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington, I don't claim to be an expert or have all of the answers. And I'm certainly not a healed individual full of divine light. But if you're here reading this now then chances are I have walked in your shoes and can relate to that feeling of impending doom or sadness that has a way of sucking the joy out of your present moments. It's basically like having your own personal Dementor set up camp on your shoulders and it frigging blows.
"Never trust an unbroken person."
David Vobora - Head Trainer & Soul Feeder - Adaptive Training Solutions
I'm glad you asked! My name is Emma-Louise Renton and I'm mostly a small person, 31 years old and for the most part living in the UK. I'm a passionate creative and love to write which is how this little space came to be at the end of 2014. I enjoy bacon and reading, sometimes at the same time, and I'm (possibly over the top) passionate about all things mental health related because I was convinced I was losing my mind for a time . I lived in Australia for over 4 years and hated beaches before I arrived. I've also travelled extensively, talk way too fast, dribble when I sleep and let my dogs lick me on the mouth. If you'd like to know more about my personal journey you can find out here.
Have a little peek in the archives at some of my favourite articles such as the time I came off social media for 72 hours that was featured on the positive journalism site A Plus and then shared by my husband *cough* I mean superstar Adam Levine. Or you could click to read about some of the great work Perth WA charity Zero2Hero are doing and how I got to be a part of not 1 but 2 of their teenage mental health awareness camps. If you need a giggle perhaps take a look at some of the times anxiety got the better of me and I was convinced I'd be fired or if you're feeling a little deep, this break up post could be a bit of you *sobs*