Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
I'm Ly, Estonian born, traveller soul living in Sydney. I'm a transformation coach, Women's Circle facilitator, creative writer, curious soul, online marketer, proud alopecian... too many titles and things I'm interested in :) I am very passionate about helping women all around the world to become more real and truly fall in love with themselves. I lost my hair to alopecia only 3 months ago and it's been one of the hardest and most liberating things in my life. Sometimes it feels when you commit to living your truth, life will send you more and more deeper lessons to really embody it.
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it
I'm a certified transformation coach, mentor, accredited Journey Practitioner, creative writer and workshop facilitator. My big passion and mission is to encourage women to be bold and courageous so that they can achieve the unexpected on their own journey, dare to let go of their insecurities, face their fears, own their failures, celebrate their blueprint and live their truth. I first wanted to say that I'm doing it because I want to help people and yes, it's the basis of everything but even a bigger reason behind all of this is that it simply just lights me up.
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
Doing things that I'm scared. I love those moments when my whole body is so scared, I feel almost physically sick but I know that I need to face whatever I am so scared of. These are the moments when I feel fully in my power. The most recent one was definitely embracing being bald. I still don't have a wig and I walk around everywhere with my bald head. It feels being naked, completely. Looking back I've done many courageous moves in my life. Leaving jobs, moving continents, moving to the other side of the world because of love and not having any safety net but always trusting my heart. Some people call it stupidity, I call it being courageous.
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
That you are loved, more than enough and there is nothing you need to do to prove it to others or to yourself. Also to continue not listening to adults and always following your heart. I'm 33 right now but never before I have felt so much like my 16-year-old self, I'm coming back to the things that excited me back then like writing poetry and just doing things out of excitement.
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Courage is not something we are born with or something we achieve one day, it's a constant push towards being bigger than your fears, not a destination but a journey that you choose because living life of regret is just too painful.