Jill Grams

The Happy Balance Coach

Hi I’m Jill. I am a born and bred Scottish lass who has been living in the French Alps for the last 20+ years – the mountains are my happy place! I am passionate about the benefits of getting outside & moving your body so life in the Alps suits me down to the ground. I live there with my little family – they are my world. I feel pretty blessed to be living the life I do.

That said, I didn’t always feel this way. Although my life looked magical on the outside, on the inside the demons of insecurity made me view things very differently.

For most of my adult life I have suffered with low self-esteem and an underlying belief that I wasn’t good enough. An overwhelming fear of failure led me to fail on every level

As a young woman I went to food for comfort and for many years, Bulimia destroyed my life. My insecurities stopped me from reaching my full potential and sadly I wasted so many wonderful opportunities.

Over the years I became what I now refer to as a” Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda”; someone with a big mouth, all talk & full of lots of ideas that would never come to fruition.

“It's never too late to be who you might have been.”

George Elliot

It wasn’t until I finally found the courage to stop hiding (behind the food, behind the loud mouth and behind the white wine,) & get honest with myself about who I really am that things started to change.

For a long time I felt shame & self loathing for the fact that I struggled with insecurity. It seemed easier to pretend that everything was perfect.

I now realise that SHAME SERVES NOTHING. None of us are perfect & the sooner we truly accept that fact the better.

Many women struggle. It's ok to struggle. If YOU are struggling then I’m here to tell you that it's OK.

It took me many years to change my relationship with food & with my body. It took a lot of work & self-compassion to get to a point where I am now happy in my own skin. I am now passionately committed to self-care & have found a balance that works for me.

I now see that the years of struggling were not in vain. I retrained as both a nutrition coach and a health & wellness coach & now spend my life helping women, who just like me have their struggles with food, alcohol & self-worth.

I have trained under the wonderful Andy Ramage, completing his dual accredited Arete Way/ICF  Coaching Course. I work as a coach on both his Arete Way Self-Development Course & his Arete Mind & Body Gym.  www.andyramage.com 

If my story sounds familiar, then get in touch.