In 2017, fed up with the unsustainable demands of our traditional careers, we founded Western Wellbeing, a yoga and wellness business. Mark had been a medical doctor for over 19 years and Pip started her career as a solicitor before moving into business consultancy. Neither of us had a strong sense of job satisfaction and we were painfully aware that our children were growing up rapidly and we were going to miss out on both their lives and ours unless we made some changes.
So, Mark resigned from his full time GP partner role and now has a portfolio career and Pip retrained as a yoga teacher. We wanted to use our skills to help other people in a holistic and tangible way and Western Wellbeing allows us to realise that ambition.
We try to make decisions every day that will improve our wellbeing. That might be anything from making time for yoga, going for a walk in our beautiful Devon countryside, working in our woodland, playing in the sea or on the beach, sitting by the fire on a cold day and reading a good book or eating delicious, nutritious, fresh food.
Goodness knows we are not paragons of virtue. We have days when we make unhealthy choices or when life doesn’t seem to stand still for long enough to let us think about our wellbeing, let alone do something that feels good for our souls. Those are the days when we need each other even more. We remind each other to take a break. To do something life affirming or soothing, energising or restful depending on what is needed.
Wellbeing is a way of life and we will help you to make positive choices everyday that will help you to become a happier and healthier person.