In a nutshell I am a grounded, earthy, nature loving, Perth based soul with a passion for travel, hiking, meditation, interior design, conscious living, and connecting with family and friends over a fabulous plant based meal, laughter and glass of vino...or two. I am married to an epic man called Ryan who inspires me every day and we belong to a rescue dog, Winnie, and two rescue cats, Jobe and Smeegle.
I believe that to live a meaningful and fulfilling life we must embrace the wholeness of life (the light and dark), come back into our bodies, reconnect to the inherent wisdom of our heart and take action to live a life fuelled by truth and love.
But I haven't always had this outlook on life. In fact, my life use to be filled with anxiety, stress, sickness, negativity and cynicism.
Prior to following my dreams and passions I was a Law grad who was living a very different type of life doing work for the government. Despite having a secure job, a six-figure salary, a fabulous house, disposable income, I often found myself still feeling disconnected from life, deeply unfulfilled and saying things like "I'm just not that passionate about anything" or thinking "Is this it?". I lived life in a trance, I ignored my intuition and own truth, I made choices out of fear and I lived according to societal and inherited belief systems - thinking there was no alternative.
Looking back, I had become a passenger in the ride of life and I was making choices that were deeply misaligned from my own inner belief system.
My first turning point and much needed shift in perception came when, in 2012, I experienced personal struggles with infertility. My life was turned upside down because I could no longer achieve what society had told me was a successful and meaningful life as a woman - through having children and a family of my own. Although this first turning point wasn't enough to cause me to take life altering action it certainly started to awaken me to the misalignment in my life. My trance started to break and I began to 'see' the chaos around me.
A few years later I experienced one of my lowest points in my career when I experienced workplace bullying and very high levels of stress and anxiety. Not long after that I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, a thyroid related autoimmune disease.
In hindsight I can now see how the universe was giving me another opportunity to wake up and honour my inner truth, live with purpose and take real action.
Soon after I went on an epic 21 day, 400km hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with my husband, our backpacks and our tent. The simplicity of life out there and the power of mother nature created the space I needed to get real about my life. It's cliche but spending time hiking the trail changed me forever. I couldn't run from my truth and fears out there! For the first time I was able to clearly hear and trust my intuition and my heart's wisdom. Needless to say I came back ditched the government job and decided to follow my heart through starting my own business.
These challenges inspired me to confront my self limiting beliefs and fears and start actively and consciously directing my life.
After reconnecting with the inherent truth of my heart through nature, meditation, self exploration and mentoring I started to honour my true self and take real action to align my life with my passions and purpose.
But following a life of truth, love and purpose is not without its challenges. I am tested regularly and it is a continual journey of self growth, awakening and exploration.
The journey so far has encouraged me to never be afraid of change, failure or my shadow self as these are integral parts of life that can awaken us further and aid our self growth. I have learnt to really embrace and evolve with life, surrender control of how it should be and accept what it is by having a flowing sense of self.
I am incredibly passionate about empowering and inspiring others to live a life aligned to their inner truth through coaching, meditation, workshops and retreats.
I believe that living a life of passion, purpose and meaning is for everyone, not just a small special few. Your purpose and what brings you deep fulfilment does not have to be extravagant. It just needs to resonate with you from a place of pure truth and love.
I am a certified Lifestyle Food & Wellness Coach and International Institute for Complementary Therapists practitioner. I completed my certification through Cadence Health and Wellness Coaching Australia (WCA). This unique certificate is recognised through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) and is an approved course with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).
I am currently in the final stages of completing my Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation through the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies which is accredited by Meditation Association of Australia. Completing this intensive and life changing qualification has taken me on the most incredible 12 month journey of truly appreciating what it takes to develop a strong
personal meditation practice and guide a safe and transformative meditation through a wide variety of techniques for those who attend my classes, retreats and workshops.
I also hold an Industry Accredited Certificate of Nutrition as well a Certificate in the Principles of Meal and Menu Planning. I have undertaken further studies in Understanding and Managing Stress through WCA, Lifecycles and Mahat Meditation through the Australian StillPoint Institute and completed a certificate in Mindfulness For Wellbeing and Peak Performance through Monash University.
I also hold a Bachelor of Laws and Arts as well as a Cert III in Interior Design and Decoration.