I am a health coach, yoga teacher and 'crone' - a title I believe I have earned through my life experiences and reflections, with the wisdom and wrinkles that come from these.
I’m married to Bob, have two beautiful girls, am a 'Grammie' to Murphy Rose, and live in the Byron Bay hinterland, with two chooks and my ‘wild woman’ pup, Sadie. When I'm not working, you will find me either in the kitchen getting creative, in my garden tending my organic vegie patch, hiking in the forests and along the beaches, or knitting.
I write a regular blog, “a re-claim to wholeness", inspiring you, my readers to remember the 'wise' woman that lives inside you.
I feel very blessed that I get to share with my clients my love of life and healing through my writing and coaching.
My story, the Why & Whats'
What do I do?
I coach women of all ages to stand fully in their power and to re-claim their wholeness.
If you choose to engage me as your coach I will encourage you to remember all the parts of you. I will also support you as you heal any childhood wounds and create your life, your way. My approach is to help you to look inward for knowledge and answers, not outward, and to fully grasp what it means to 'believe in yourself'. I will give you some of the tools to come back 'home' to Self.
Why do I do it?
Growing up I was the people-pleaser, the good girl, the kind one, the happy one, the cause-no-trouble one, the agreeing-with-everyone one, the keep-the-peace one. I so wanted to be liked, to be part of the cool group, to belong, but my primary school years were filled with 'mean girls' and bullying. Bed-time was plagued by nightmares and crying myself to sleep. I survived my childhood but, I lost me.
I lost sight of my passions, my creativity, my bliss and my unique skills. I put everyone else’s needs ahead of my own, compared myself to everyone else, had the biggest inner critic living inside of my head with no idea of how to express my own needs.
Fast forward to my thirties and CRUNCH TIME. Because I had dismissed ME for so long, I became very unwell: I suffered from adrenal fatigue, gut issues and anxiety. However, this proved to be my much-needed WAKE-UP call.
I do believe life has a way of steering us back onto our path when we have ventured so far away, and this time proved to be my 'dark night of the soul'. I was sick of listening to what everyone else told me to do - my family, my boss, my friends - sick of being tired of having no energy, sick of being sick, sick of trying so hard.
I finally realised that I had a choice: I could either stay a victim or take full responsibility for my life. I chose the latter. It wasn't easy. Learning to change my old programming and to heal my childhood traumas was like going down a dark tunnel and coming face-to-face with all the parts of me that I didn't want to own. Through this process I found 'ME'. She was of course always there but I'd buried her deeply among the protective layers.
I discovered that 'she' is amazing and when I pause to listen, 'she' will always show me the way. And I have learned to remember that I am not my thoughts, I am not my emotions, I am not my stories.
And neither are you! I don’t want you to take as long as it took me to discover the awesomeness of who you are. Are you ready to come 'home' to Self and to remember who you are? To find a sense of joy, grace, peace, ease and flow inside of you, no matter what is going on in the external world? This is your birthright. This is your freedom.
If you are ready, click the link here and let's chat!