Tell us a bit about yourself and what your life currently looks like?
I work full time in an office, but I moonlight as a healer/intuitive/life coach/kinesiologist. I’m very passionate about health, nature, learning more about myself and I love podcasts, running, trying new things (seldom finishing them…), writing, creating healthy but delicious food, being with my adorable niece and beloved cat.
What do you feel your mission is?
Helping people understand themselves better through healing and releasing patterns and beliefs that are holding them back. Inspiring a healthier lifestyle which creates a more balanced and content baseline. Peeling back layers of what we are told to be, to realise who we truly are and what our unique gifts are.
What led you to the path you are on now?
I was always brought up on healthy food. My Mum supported my interests in all things spiritual, but I went badly off the track with that and health many times. Each time I veered off course, there was always some sort of inner compass that lead me back. What has kept me on the right path this time with no wrong turns is really listening to my intuition – it never fails me! Developing that is really a constant act of trusting it and also creating space and stillness to allow it to be heard.
What has been your biggest challenge or rock bottom moment?
There have been many, but the one that stands out the most is bulging a disc in my spine 6 years ago at the peak of my fitness and not being able to sit, stand or walk for 5 solid weeks. I relied on my Mum to do everything – I couldn’t even get a glass of water. I wasn’t listening to my body on a physical level, but on an emotional level back issues are about feeling a lack of support (I felt this at home and work – the 2 places I spent all of my time!). I had a lot of work to do to unravel all of this, but it definitely showed me things about myself that I needed to see and taught me a lot of deep lessons. Lots of big realisations! I certainly don’t ever want to go through it again, but I see it now as a very big positive for all that I gained. To me it was very much a rebirthing process. It was also in my return of Saturn years which were pretty big for me – my Dad died, my dog and cat died, I hurt my back and many other things that I’ll write about in future.
How did you use that difficult period as a catalyst for positive change in your life?
I had an aerobics/ gym addiction for 15 years that could easily get obsessive and detrimental to my health. After I hurt my back and rehabbed myself with walking, I started running and have never gone back to the gym since. I love running or walking out in nature in any weather, you will never catch me holed up in a gym again when I can be out in the elements! I also started working on myself to stand up for myself more and not allow key people in my life to treat me in such a way that I felt very unsupported. I built strong boundaries – it’s an evolving process, but it definitely started from that wake up call.
What has been the highest point in your life so far?
Ohh that isn’t easy to answer, because I have travelled to so many stunning places in this beautiful world of ours (Mossman Gorge in FNQ was a very big standout), but I would probably say when my niece entered the world 3 years ago. I was high as a kite for a week after she was born, and I can never ever spend enough time with her – I love her more than any other human I have ever known. She doesn’t live close to me so I only see her once a month (sometimes more if I’m lucky) so I really miss her the rest of the time (I’ve never been the type to miss people). She well and truly has Aunty wrapped around her cute little fingers!
What positive impact do you want to make in the world?
Whilst I love helping people, I care mostly about the voiceless and vulnerable animals. I don’t eat them for a start (though that is not why I stopped, I genuinely have never liked meat since I was a kid). I have no desire to force my way of life onto others, I believe we need to be the change we wish to see in the world. I would much rather inspire by cooking up and sharing yummy plant based food and share what I have learned about how our choices affect animals and nature.
What is most important to you?
At this moment in time after a 7 day vegetable juice fast – FOOD!! I would say feeling good emotionally, physically and mentally are most important to me and I do everything I can to maintain that balance.
How do you handle low days?
I don’t have many these days because of my daily practices that keep me feeling great, but when I do feel a bit average I go outside and do some barefoot grounding in the earth and let Mother Nature heal me. I rest, cuddle my cat, have a big salt bath and get quiet and ask my body what is going on. There is always a reason for feeling off and understanding myself helps to allow it to move through me and let it pass. I know it is only temporary. The moon can also really affect me at times so it helps to know what’s going on with her.
What do you do stay in the flow and inspired?
Blogs, podcasts, books, cooking new recipes, nature (my intuition flows best in nature), being PRESENT. Eating mindfully, nourishing my body and listening to what it needs. Also talking with like minded friends and getting our creativity flowing by bouncing off each other.
Who/what are the people, blogs, podcasts, or books that have helped you the most?
Oh She Glows blog is the first one I ever got really into followed by The Wellness Warrior – Jess Ainscough was an inspiration to myself and many in her short time here on earth. My amazing Reiki teacher Sara Brooke from The Space In Between. The fasting guru Tyler Tolman. Sarah Wilson – she’s the supremely interesting and intelligent woman who created I Quit Sugar, but her minimalistic life and blog is highly inspiring! Kinesiology has helped me more than anything else – I have been going since I was 14. I don’t think I could pick one book or podcast – there are just way too many I love and I find new ones all the time. Off the top of my head some of the podcasts I love include Connie Chapman, Soul Doctor, Hay House and The Spiritual Tradie. A book I refer to often is Your Body is the Barometer of your Soul by Annette Noontill. In terms of music, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars always get me in a great mood!
What’s the best advice you would give in regards to your experiences?
Get to REALLY know yourself. I mean all of yourself. It’s not easy and it takes a lot of time and money working on yourself, but a deep commitment to unravelling who you truly are will give you soooo many gifts – you are so worth it.
How can people find you/ get in touch with you?