Who is Katie?

When I think back over the years, this launch has been a long time coming.
I always felt that I would open a well being business but up until last year thought it would be an actual retreat. Not that I had the funds, land or know how.

It was just a dream! It never crossed my mind that it would be an online retreat or that I would be trade marked.
But to get to this stage, I have been through ups and downs. That’s life!
What I am about to tell you has finally made me stronger and enabled me to create this wonderful website. However, with a little background you will see why I feel I am able to help you to get your head straight.

Personal life
I am happily married with one daughter. We fell pregnant the first time extremely easily and very early on in our relationship. It was a little bit of a whirlwind romance but we are still together 12 years on. It was never in our plan to only have one child but after falling so quickly the first time it just was not going to happen in the same way moving forward.
This has come with its own set of challenges from fertility issues and miscarriages. After many years of not being able to carry another child I went to have some tests done and it turned out I had been damaged when having my daughter so I could fall pregnant but unable to carry full term.
Although hard I have taken the time to grieve over this and embrace the fact we are lucky to have our beautiful daughter and enjoy her journey as she grows up.

I have been a beauty and holistic therapist for years. In 2007 I opened a salon, with three treatment rooms and staff but shortly after opening the recession kicked in. I just never felt I had the opportunity to give it a good shot.
During this period of time I almost become bankrupt (but I didn’t). I learnt many lessons from who my true friends and support network were, to empowering myself to figure out who I am, how I tick and how I saw my future life. The most important lesson was to figure out how to start loving and respecting myself.
Although hard on occasions I do believe that everything happens for a reason. After many years of listening to my clients, family and friends I have now finally worked out why I have been through my own tough challenges and been given the opportunity of people openly talking to me.

It has enabled me to create this website that I am very proud of and I hope you enjoy your journey with me.
I would love to hear your stories. You can find me in the @head_straight on Facebook and instagram or join me and the community in the members section.