As a medical doctor I have been dealing with disease for more than twenty years. I have seen women who came to me to heal their bodies but actually needed a new story for their lives. My role as physician made me a witness to the suffering caused by the disempowerment of women in the roles that have been assigned to them by society or simply arising from of their own inability to find a way out. I feel strongly that we have to move away from merely treating disease and promoting wellness to ask ourselves the next very important question:
What could wholeness look like and how can we not only create health but also bring about a genuine sense of being fully alive?
The original meaning of the word ‘health’ is wholeness and to create a life of wholeness is to address life and health on all levels – mind, body and soul. Living a meaningful life requires of each of us the ability to embrace ourselves completely and live from a space of embodied wisdom in everyday life. Returning to this wisdom is the inherent nature of the journey. It is about re-connecting with the wisdom inherently part of the cells in your body, being reminded about the wonders and beauty of your body and connecting deeply to your body that can then become a tool in your own awakening. It is also about tapping into a greater wisdom as it relates to your soul. Your soul journey is deeply personal and unique and only you can walk that path.
To “be-alive-again” or “be-fully-in-life” is the focus of my approach. For me it translates into living consciously in every moment with more care, compassion, creativity, intuition and passion. Personally, I never felt more alive as when I discovered the artist in me that wanted to find expression in so many ways.
I also feel a profound concern about the need to shift the conversation about the role of women as well as a deep commitment to be part of the restoration of the true feminine spirit that is part of me and every other woman. In creating wholeness and meaning a woman becomes the author of her own life and takes her place, fully empowered to be herself and only herself.
Through my own awakening journey I have learned that true healing only became possible when I stepped into my authentic and conscious self. I discovered an essence in me that needed to find totally new forms of expression. Honoring an authentic way of being, required me to go beyond my previous conditioning and leave behind the conventional role of a medical doctor on so many levels. It was both the hardest and most rewarding thing I had to do in my life.
I have academic qualifications listed below, but life itself has been the best learning school for me, allowing me to integrate my knowledge of the body, medicine, art, mythology and creativity.
I truly believe it is possible to create a completely new story for your life. I am living proof of it!
Dr Lynette Steele (MBChB, ThD) is an integrative medical doctor, combing the latest scientific findings in the field of Functional Medicine with ancient philosophies and art forms to guide people to create lives of balance, health and optimal energy. Her qualifications include training in allopathic medicine, acupuncture, Functional Medicine, hypnotherapy, psychoneuroimmunology, health and wellness coaching as well as Energy medicine. Her interests encompass sculpting, music and art therapy, mythology, astrology, the Nia dance technique, and writing. Her work experience includes private and public medical practice, health and executive coaching, workshop facilitating, speaking engagements and corporate work.
She is the happiest when she spends time in her studio or outside gazing up at the stars.