Some say I have lived a number of lifetimes in my 38 years!
I joined the Australian army at 18 and married at 22. I was divorced by the time I was 24. At a young age I had discovered, through experience (some would say ‘the hard way’!) what I didn’t want, which fuelled my travels along the path of self-discovery. Through my personal journey I found two of my all-time favourite books, Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health and Caroline Myss’ Anatomy of the Spirit.
At 27 years of age I was diagnosed with depression, which was the catalyst for my decision to part with the military. My experience with the treatment of my overall wellbeing at that stage of my life spurred my deep desire to learn as much as I could about not only the prevention of illness and self-care, but about the creation of health, to support a sustainable lifestyle.
When I left the army to study naturopathy I started on a path, which would see me meet and learn from some amazing teachers of health and world leaders in consciousness. Ten years on, in addition to my ‘pieces of paper’, I have learned and integrated so much in the way of living a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. And I’m blessed to have the opportunity to teach others.
When I was 32, and remarried with a child, my husband survived a roadside bomb incident in Iraq. He returned a different man. After seven months of ‘living on the edge’, his body had shut down. He undertook physical detoxification processes, but his emotional scars continued to cause physiological reactions in his body. He was subsequently diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has fully recovered from that condition – one for which many believe there is no cure. This situation took my learning to a new level. It lead me on the path to discover more about how our emotions affect our health.
My life has changed tremendously in the last 10 years. I live in the Sunshine Coast of Australia for now, but consider myself a global citizen. Over the years I have learned from some of the world’s best, found fantastic mentors and coaches and integrated my learning, so my lifestyle reflects what I want.
I live a healthy, sustainable life, and I consider every day as an opportunity to create balance and learn something new.
This is my first book, and I intend to write more.
I work with people around the globe – in-person here at my home, via Skype, and in workshops and retreats.
I have two beautiful daughters, and my other passion is teaching them how to live a sustainable lifestyle. I also teach others through another project of mine, along with my friend, Lucy Walter, founder of The Raw Food Institute of Australia, and author of the book Kind Living Kitchen. Our project is blueplanetcustodians.com.
Life is about change – we have a choice to feel overwhelmed by the pace of that change, or find a way to strengthen our bodies so they can not only cope with the change, but grow and thrive. That is living the life we deserve to live.
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This member has not published any books.