I am a total Perthian with a passion for adventure, travel, hiking, meditation, sustainable and compassionate living and connecting with family & friends over a fabulous glass of vino...or two.
I believe that to live a wholesome and meaningful life we should embrace, learn and evolve with life - the good, the challenging & the incredible!
But I haven't always had this positive and peachy 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 through The Little Wellness Co. I was a Law graduate who was following a much different path in the corporate world. In all honesty that world never resonated with me and I always felt like I was 'role playing' to fit in. I was never passionate about my career and had surrounded myself with many like minded people which fuelled my unhealthy mindset. Despite having a secure and well paying job, a fabulous house in a fabulous suburb, money for designer clothes and holidays, I often found myself still feeling disconnected from life and saying things like "I'm just not that passionate about anything". Looking back, I had become a passenger in the ride of life, living on auto pilot, and basing my life choices on inherited and societal systems.
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 I believed was the only way to live a successful and meaningful life - through having children and my own family. Although this first turning point wasn't enough to cause me to take real action to change my life it certainly got me on my path. My trance had been broken and I could 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.
Sooner after I went on an epic 400km hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with my husband, our backpacks and our tent. The 21 day journey was exactly what I needed. It's cliche but spending time hiking the trail will change you forever. I couldn't run from my truth and fears out there! Needless to say I came back ditched the misaligned job and decided to follow my heart.
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 stopped repressing my dreams and true desires and allowed myself to bring them out to the forefront. I started to honour my true self and began taking real action to align my life with my passions and purpose.
Oh and since doing so my autoimmune disease miraculously disappeared as well...
But even following a life of truth, love and purpose is not without its challenges and obstacles. Thankfully a simple shift in perception means that I now evolve with life, surrender control of how it should be and accept what it is. I am able to embrace a flowing sense of self and ultimately let life live through me with a focus on how I want to experience each moment. No longer defined by roles, labels or stories that had kept me small for so long!
After my experience I am now on a passion filled mission to empower and inspire other women realise their own inner truth, live in conscious alignment and make a positive difference in the world we live in. I truly believe that women hold they key to changing the world.
Living a life of passion, purpose and meaning IS FOR EVERYONE. Not just a small special few. Your purpose doesn't have to be extravagent. It just needs to resonate with you from a place of 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 also hold an Industry Accredited Certificate of Nutrition as well a Certificate in the Principles of Meal and Menu Planning.
I am currently completing my Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation through the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies and look forward to enhancing my clients self growth journeys through this powerful modality.
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.