• Laura De Pian

My Journey Home

In January 2016, I was a busy, 31-year-old University Lecturer that had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue. I didn’t have time to be sick, but there I was, physically and mentally paralysed.

This began the journey home to myself.


Early life experiences left me feeling worthless, but I was too young to know how to articulate my reality. And even if I did, I had no guarantee over how it would be received. So, I dug a hole somewhere deep inside of myself and buried my truth in the hope that nobody ever found it. I set out on a quest to become the person everyone expected me to be. ​ This had such devastating consequences for my physical and mental health that developed a myriad of consequences from a young age – constant colds, migraines, allergies, chronic tonsillitis, arthritis, depression, polycystic ovaries, food intolerances, OCD and anxiety. The doctor’s surgery felt like a second home to me, but no amount of medical intervention was ever going to unveil the burden I was carrying. ​ So, I carried on pushing and performing my life until my body and mind couldn’t cope.


In January 2016, I was a busy, 31-year-old University Lecturer that had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue. I didn’t have time to be sick, but there I was, physically and mentally paralysed. ​ This began the journey home to myself.

It was from this paralysed place that I had to take a long, hard look at myself.I’ve spent the last four years slowly journeying back home. I’ve been guided by a range of holistic health professionals using techniques such as breathwork, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, talk therapy, tapping, essential oils, reflexology and nutrition. ​ I’ve learnt more about myself and the world around me in the last four years than I did in my previous thirty years. My breakdown was the catalyst for change and transformation that I needed in order to find my truth. ​ The journey of self-discovery has become my passion and purpose. I now have the honour of guiding others home to themselves too. My life now has authentic meaning and I know I’m here to share what I’ve learnt with those who need to hear it. ​ 🖋️ Written by Laura De Pian @laura_de_pian