This week on Out of the Box we are talking with Kylie Bevan.
The week before Kylie turned 40, her body gave her a clear – and painful – sign she wasn’t treating it well enough. And in that moment Kylie realised she needed a healthy body to live a great life. Kylie tweaked her lifestyle and is once again loving life – and helping others do so too.
As a certified Health Coach and founder of Health & Wellness Revolution, with a background in travel and finance,Kylie is deeply passionate about helping people relocate and resettle in a healthy and happy way. One client described her as “inspirational, genuine and caring”. Another declared “Kylie has been instrumental in helping me achieve this success due to her passion, enthusiasm and insights.”
When she’s not coaching clients or writing a new article or book, you can find her creating a healthy treat in the kitchen, or exploring with her husband, two daughters and frequent visitors, wherever they are living at the time. Learn about ways to live your healthiest, happiest life at http://
Honey, why do you live out of the box in your life? And what does living out of the box look like for you?
I like my box to be movable.
My family and I love Australia – but we also love soaking up experiences while living in other countries too.
Right now we are in Tonga for my husband’s work. I’ve chosen to keep my Australian business going, while also writing a book, to be launched on Amazon in October 2014. Titled Your Relocation Solution: be healthy and happy wherever you are, it combines my knowledge and relocating experiences with those of many other women around the world.
Was this always the way or was there an epiphany or turning point when you decided to jump outside?
I’ve had two memorable turning points in my life—moments of realising there can be a different way.
The first was a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, at age 40. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition, with ‘members’ increasing at an alarming rate. This diagnosis set me on a new path, establishing a health coaching service, helping busy people take responsibility for their own health and happiness.
My second memorable turning point was finding almonds in Tonga – a country blessed with abundant fruits and vegetables, but limited options for packaged foods such as nuts, seeds and flour alternatives. With dietary limitations to support my autoimmune condition, finding nuts was pretty exciting stuff for this grain-free eater in a country dedicated to wheat and rice.
This was the moment I decided not only could I make a go of it in this new place, but that I could help others do so as well.
While the turning point for people relocating to a new place will vary significantly, I realised I could be the very person to help them recognise that moment – and to embark on a happier and healthier future, wherever they may live in the world.
What’s the scariest thing you have had to overcome so far?
Leaving a secure income in the travel industry and establishing a brand new business in health was a big step of faith. Then moving the business online to cater for frequent relocations was an even bigger leap.
I’m not yet earning the income I left behind.
However, the benefits of time with my family, being my own boss and sharing my true purpose with the world far outweigh the loss. And it won’t be long before income is on par too.
Imagine, if you will, that you had not taken a leap to live out of the box, what are the most precious things you would have missed in your journey?
Afternoons and school holidays with the kids.
Loving what I do.
Truly making a difference to people’s health and happiness.
What do you stand for – in life and in business?
Trust. Gratitude. Inspiration. Motivation. Love. Respect.
What do you stand against?
Improving oneself at the expense of others – or the earth.
What are your superpowers and how do they help you to live out of the box?
Positiveness and passion.
I see the best in everything and everyone.
If you could go back and tell your 16yr old self one thing, what would it be?
Love yourself and others will too.
And lastly: words of wisdom for someone else thinking of taking a big leap but not sure they will be okay jumping out of their box: ready, set, go!
Listen to your inner voice. Your gut instinct. Not that mean-spirited one in your head. You can do this.
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