Life Coach Tori Boughey
We talk to Life Coach Tori Boughey about Holistic Health and her TBalance method and which practices we can use to help us understand our deeper selves.
Tori focuses on improving the most important relationship any of us ever have – the one with ourselves. She has helped people find balance and reconnect with themselves in order for a happier and healthier life.
What inspired you to become a holistic health & life coach?
I found myself in a funny place mentally, I wasn’t suffering with severe mental health conditions but I felt ‘numb’. I was lacking purpose, fuelling myself with toxicity and generally feeling totally unbalanced!
How did you learn about the fundamentals of your TBalance method – was this by personal experience, witnessing patterns around you or something else?
Shortly after the above realisation I made the decision to start studying Holistic Health and it was while I was studying that TBalance was born.
Then, through both the holistic theories I learnt on my course and the first hand lessons I was experiencing in my own life, came the TBalance method. It has always been imperative to me that what I teach others stems from what I have been through myself — because I believe this keeps me in my authenticity.
Which practices or exercises can we do to help us understand our deeper selves and, by consequence, live a more balanced life?
I believe that in order to have an increased understanding of yourself you need to be incorporating Mindfulness into your life. And by this I don’t mean Meditation (although, of course it can really help!), it’s about becoming as mindful as possible about all our actions, thoughts, feelings and lifestyle patterns. Once we can look at ourselves in the mirror and pinpoint the areas needing light, we can shine the torch via a methodical process. I like to call this ‘looking at our labels’.
Do you have a favourite way to start the day?
YES! Getting outside and having a walk, it helps me to focus my attention to the process of nature and ‘why I am here’, which always sets me up for a better day. By doing this I have really noticed an increased appreciation for the seasons and the world around me – which helps me feel connected to myself and all beings.
How do you stay focused and motivated throughout the day?
I love what I do and being busy keeps me motivated!
Which works best for you – adhering to a strict schedule or letting the day unfold freely?
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I like a balance of the two! I always have various meetings, clients and time allocated to make the crystal bracelets I sell but I rarely jam pack my calendar hour by hour as I need the mental ‘space’ to keep my energy on point.
Have you been integrating movement to your day? If so, what kinds of exercise have you enjoyed practising at home?
Yes I have, its one of my most important acts of self-care towards my mental health so I have to move at the start of the day! I’ll do my walk and then either I’ll do some pilates or perhaps go for a bike ride — the Boris bikes have become my new friend during lockdown!
What is the favourite thing you are reading right now?
I’ve actually just finished Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, it’s a beautiful book.
Do you have a mantra that has been helpful to you during this time?
This too shall pass!
Has your beauty routine changed during the quarantine?
I always have a pretty long & drawn out beauty routine both in the morning and at night (much to my fiancé’s dismay!). I love products that nourish my skin.
What is your favourite self-nourishment ritual?
A himalayan salt & lavender oil, candle-lit bath. My dream.
How do you unwind at the end of the day
I take a bath, switch off all my electrics, put my phone on airplane mode and turn on my himalayan salt lamp. Not only is the lamp amazing for purifying the air gives such a warm and sleepy tone of light and I think something in my brain says ‘ok it’s safe to sleep/let go of the day’.