Inspiring Transformations & Tools

Shelley is a neuroscience coach, social scientist, PG neuroscientist, startup advisor, strategist and growth hacker. Shelley is a humanist, an anthropology major and therefore a people lover. Above all, she believes in the good of people, and their incredible power and capability to create great things....

For those of you feeling a little lost or lonely, here are some ways to stay connected. It is essential for your own mental/emotional/spiritual health that you engage with your local community, network of friends, family, colleagues, in any way possible....

If you don't know who Danielle LaPorte is, you are in for a treat! Her words will speak directly to your soul, I know they did for me. Danielle is a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100 and creator of The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions. Forbes named her website "Top 100 Websites for Women" with millions of visitors flocking to DanielleLaPorte.com each month, it's been called "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality."...

I get it. I feel it too. This is weird - right? We are travelling through a time of the unknown and it's got us a bit rattled, rightly so. Planet Earth on the other hand is thriving, she is getting a break from us, fish are swimming in crystal clear water in Venice, the swans have returned to the canals and satellite photos show that pollution is dissipating over a number of countries - now that's a before and after photo I'm all for!...

Summer holidays are upon us and therefore the great Aussie tradition of hitting the beach and the pool. Time to be with those we love, time to clear our head-space and time to enjoy the sunny days and warm nights.  Well that's the plan anyway. But for many beautiful women, that plan is not always put into action - not as wholeheartedly as we would like...

My issues started with comfort eating. I first started experiencing body image issues when I was about 15 years old. I was going through puberty and normal changes, but I also had some unpleasant experiences which lead me to use food as a comfort. Once I started to put on weight, the food I ate changed from friend to foe. I spent years battling between purging unhealthy and comforting food, to binge on it. I never felt good enough and was constantly on unhealthy diets and even when I lost the weight it was never enough. I never felt happy. Then I stopped doing the things I loved. I constantly felt uncomfortable when I went out, and I hated wearing bathers to the beach so I would make every excuse not to go....

Shedding light on the global epidemic of body dissatisfaction in Embrace the documentary, and sharing my journey from body loather to body lover in my very first book Embrace, one question has constantly been asked of me from audiences and readers around the world… How do I embrace? Up until now, I’ve been so busy spreading the Body Image Movement’s message with the world that I haven’t had time to pass on to you that final piece of the puzzle. After seeing Embrace, I know you’re motivated to make a change in your life, and after reading my story, I know you’ve realised that if I can love my body, you can too… but how? Rewind to the part where I said, “up until now”, because I finally have the solution! Introducing the...

This is a question that I get asked often and the answer is: it didn’t happen overnight, it took a lot of time, energy and effort! It’s not an answer that everyone is receptive to hearing, after all, we are human beings and we love quick fixes! Wouldn’t it be a dream come true if we could all watch Embrace and magically become hardcore body lovers, throwing off our clothes running down the street naked declaring ‘I have embraced’? Fixing an issue that has lived with many of us for years and years, and for some, a lifetime requires a hearty and solid solution. Yes, it might require you to go deep, and yes there will be tears, but the great news is that a big change is possible and your journey...

In 2017 I kicked off a speaking tour in Australia for Business Chicks and had the great pleasure of presenting in a very sunny Perth! After my talk, a woman came up to me and said, “I inject women’s faces with Botox for a living, and I love what you are doing!”. We hugged and had a very cool conversation about how even though our opinions of cosmetic surgery are very, very different, we agreed that we can both still be part of this body image movement. It reminded me of my interview on The Doctors. When I was sat next to the cosmetic surgeon, I think the producers thought we might battle it out somehow, but of course, we didn’t. I acknowledged that surgery has made a lot of...