If you’ve had enough of being overwhelmed and stressed, where you feel like you’re burning out and sick of being tired all the time
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Then let me help you – this is what I do!
And I’m a Naturopath, Life Coach, Mind-body Medicine Specialist, Speaker…and wannabe philosopher.
What I really do is help women fire up their energy, calm their mind and enjoy a passion-fuelled life – by doing less!
My approach is uncomplicated. I’m all about taking the overwhelm OUT of life, and that extends to creating a vibrant body. I want women to have the energy to do what they want and need, with buzz, passion, inspiration, and enthusiasm.
My mission is to empower and educate women like you, to listen to your body and take charge of your health! Cut out stress, find more time to do what makes your heart sing and enjoy more freedom now!
I choose to specialise in this area of women’s health, hormones and happiness because of my personal journey and discovery.
Many years ago, when I started working as a naturopath, I felt terrible. But like most people, I thought it was because I had a million things to do each day. I struggled to get out of bed every morning, no matter how much I slept, I was always tired .
Over 5 years I had tried everything to fix myself.
I took supplements to get rid of my bloating, because I always looked about five months pregnant. I repaired my leaky gut, did hardcore liver detoxification programs and followed bowel cleansing procedures. I cut out gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, and nuts. I quit sugar then carbs. I ate more plant foods….meditated under a tree in the moonlight (almost!) All it did was make me miserable and anxious, but not better.
I realised there was a missing piece to the puzzle. No matter what I tried from my naturopathic toolkit, it didn’t make a difference until I addressed the stress in my life, then my health bounced back naturally & easily.
I realised that people struggled to eat well and exercise because their lifestyles were so stressful, including relationships, work and family, leaving little time for happiness and joy. I knew these factors were the fundamental reasons why people become unhealthy, burnt out and stayed sick.
I’ve dedicated the last 7 years to understanding the effects of stress on the body and discovering how this can be, not just managed, but overcome! And I’ve seen how restoring your health is the catalyst to transform your life
I’ve worked with thousands of 1:1 clients over the past 14 years and seen how each of us have unique ‘triggers’ in our daily life that initiate illness, disrupt our hormones and our happiness. Until they are identified, then the process of recovery becomes a long (and expensive) one, if at all.
My approach is simple, fad-free and no there is no BS, my method incorporates Body, Mind and your Spirit!
I’m on a mission to reinvent the modern (busy) woman who sacrifices her joy, passion & health for business, career and/or family. It’s time powerful women create more balance and self-care, while also pursuing her dreams.
what are people saying about working with me?
"Struggling with weight gain, recurrent infections, low energy levels and related anxiety issues, I was referred to Vesna July 2006. Vesna was always approachable, patient, understanding and remained confidential. Through her guidance and education, she helped me to return to good health and appropriate body weight, teaching me life long ways for a balanced and positive life style. Vesna always explained everything, looked for solutions and remained determined to achieve the goals I wanted. In more recent years, Vesna has always been available to answer questions regarding different issues, and fully supported me in naturopathic ways in my marathon training and travel experiences. Vesna’s own passion for a healthy and well-balanced life is a wonderful role model to all that have the privilege of knowing her. These days I rarely get sick, after 20 years of losing my voice and struggling with sinus problems, I only ever visit the doctor now for a check up once a year. I trust and enthusiastically recommend Vesna Hrsto"
"Working with Vesna was a very positive and uplifting experience for me. It came at a time in my life where I felt stuck, lost and disconnected. I knew I needed some guidance, but did not know where to start. Vesna's program has been one of the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. Her holistic and compassionate approach really helped me finding my confidence back, understanding some of my thoughts patterns, and reconnecting with myself."
"I no longer want to curl up and go to sleep under my desk after lunch, and the brain fog that plagued my days at work has gone. My energy has become far more consistent with less peaks and troughs... My mood is far more stable; I am calmer, happier, more at peace and feel like I can now handle anything that comes along. My mindset has totally changed for the better, and I have even been able to let go of my addictions to coffee, wine and cigarettes, which I absolutely attribute to the support Vesna has provided and through that process, exploring my spirituality and gaining some profound insights into life that have brought about a total shift in my perspective. I feel like Vesna has opened my eyes to a whole new world and I’m feeling excitement about the possibilities in my future for the first time in a long time"
"After having my kids, I felt that I was always drained and tired and my brain was 'foggy' all the time. Then after a traumatic experience, I further deteriorated in energy levels and began feeling anxious due to body aches and pains. I tried to remedy this with sugar and caffeine, and as a result the weight crept on. I could never get enough sleep, my skin was dull, headaches were consistent, my hair fell out in chunks! I was at a point where I was spent physically, mentally and emotionally. It was at this point when I looked up Vesna. Initially I struggled with the changes I needed to make, however, I was determined to do whatever it took to feel better, not just for my sake but for the sake of my family. Month after month, I would feel improvement. The headaches were lessening, I was losing weight, my energy levels were on the rise and the body aches were less severe. Several months on, and I am now thriving! I look forward to the day rather than dread the day, my mind is sharp, I've lost weight, the pain is virtually gone! I no longer feel that everything I do is a chore, in fact, I do all my chores without even thinking about it! My family is so much happier because I'm happier, and I'm happier because I feel so much better. I highly recommend Vesna as the service she provides is wholistic and realistic!"
"I've struggled with exhaustion, weight and generally feeling like I'm going through the motions for quite a number of years- more than I care to remember. I was miserable" “It’s very telling when your child says..’you look better, you are a lot less frustrated and grumpy’, others have said ‘you look lighter’. My energy levels have improved, my weight is dropping..my sleep improved, the changes in my skin were very noticeable..and I’m doing things I haven't done in a very long time. I now make myself a priority - if i’m not functioning well, then my whole family is impacted."
"Running a business for 22 years and having a 9 year old and a 3 year old, I got to a point where I was extremely overwhelmed. My anxiety levels were high every day and I felt caught in a trap of just trying to keep up. After working with Vesna my anxiety levels are so much better, I have put in place things to create more ease in my life and time for myself. I was heading down a path where I could not see the light. Now I am working on ways to bring joy back in to my life. Vesna helped me to create a new way to look at things and to live and I am in a much better place now."
“I met Vesna when I was 6 months pregnant. I was stressed, overwhelmed, feeling exhausted and lethargic. Vesna always said I won’t make your life harder – and she didn’t. She provided simple nutritional guidance that is easy to follow and her holistic program reduced my stress levels markedly. I was able to return to my business 2 weeks after giving birth, to an extremely busy period for a couple of months. 3 months later I am able to back off work, enjoy my children, feel more energy than I have in close to a decade and I’m almost at my pre-pregnancy weight! I feel confident that I will have the energy to play with my boys in the years to come and not have that overwhelming feeling again!"
"My health goal was to lose weight which I had previously struggled with. I lost over 13kg. Vesna has a very positive and calming nature which she transfers to her clients. I can’t recommend her highly enough"
Having experienced some life coaching over the years, which had left me wanting, I was actually dubious when I happened to fall upon Vesna’s page on Facebook. But after listening to her on a seminar she had held, she struck a cord with me. Her approach was completely different to what I had experienced before. Using naturopathy plus her coaching, I have uncovered my true self. I always felt as though there was something missing in my life, that there was literally a pressure cooker about to explode within and that I was going insane. I have discovered my “bliss” which is art! This has been so thrilling I cant believe I hadn’t found this out myself years ago. I now understand my thought processes and recognize my patterns and can do something to rectify those. Vesna is truly the most genuine, caring person I have come across in a long time. She truly cares for you and understands where your coming from, no judgments! She has never demanded anything from me but has always guided me along the way, using only love and gentleness. I would encourage anyone; male or female, to allow this lovely individual to help you find your true “bliss”, you will never regret it.
"Vesna has changed my life!! I noticed an instant change in my energy, and mood swings. I noticed in the first week my libido went from flat to interested - being a working mum, I’m not used to this. I can now leave the house happy, and not bloated and yuck!"
"I am pinching myself to believe that my first consult with Vesna was only a few months ago. Since then, I have renewed energy, my skin is glowing, my tummy problems have eased and weight seems to be melting off!! I am even finding that I am able to eat, digest and enjoy foods I thought were a 'no go' zone for my tummy for the last 3 years! I loved that Vesna does her consults via Skype. As a busy woman running her own business I loved being able to tap into Vesna's caring and very informed consults from anywhere. So convenient and the results are a complete game changer for me, my life, my health and even my business."
"I knew I needed a big change in my life... Simply existing just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I needed some guidance to find my passions and start putting my dreams into actions. Since working with Vesna, I have found the confidence I thought I had lost, realised my passions, created a blog to help other women affected by sexual assault and been able to calm my mind. It's great to feel amazing again and have other people notice a difference to. I have that fire in my belly again and ready to take back the lead role in my life! I highly recommend Vesna, she is professional, caring and has the ability to really zone in on what you truly want even if you have no idea....she will help you "step into the arena" and live out those hopes & dreams. Sometimes you need to invest in yourself and Vesna is the best investment you'll ever make!"
"My life was full of stress.....I worked 50+ hours a week, I had financial pressures, an unhealthy diet from being so time poor and it wasn't uncommon to wake up 2-3 times in the middle of the night. I felt tired and restless throughout the day, which affected every part of my life.....finally when my doctor decided to medicate me for anxiety I knew I had reached tipping point. I first connected with Vesna and I signed up to her program on the spot, within a few weeks I started to notice an improvement in my energy levels, mood and overall my anxiety decreasing...finally I had some clarity in my life. If you're serious about making changes you can be sure that Vesna will help you achieve your goals."
“Within a week my energy improved and I felt zippy again with small changes to my diet, I just couldn't believe it was that simple. I doubled my energy in just 4 days..That was just in the first week. I now work less hours, and that’s a miracle, feel I have more boundaries...and I’m now more available to my work, my family & friends. I’ve lost 5 kgs easily and mood is more stable. Plus, I have no more PMS or menstrual pain, which is amazing!”