What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about my family, my friends, and nature! A combination of all of these things is my happy place, in particular when these are centered around the ocean. There is something magic about being at a place that is between two totally different worlds, and it is so therapeutic to be near. It has always been my go to therapy and place for me to become re-energized and refreshed. It is our go to as a family, we love nothing more than to play there together, and I do love a good walk on the beach with a beautiful friend or two or more!! This is well overdue at the moment by the way!! Life is always a bit of a balancing act! I am also passionate about investing in my body. I love to eat and I love to feed my body nourishing food. I love to move my body and yoga is my favorite method of doing this. I love teaching my girls the same passion and the same love for themselves.
Why did you choose to work in the health industry?
I am passionate about caring for people. I have always enjoyed helping people and connecting with people. I initially thought nursing was a career path for me….whilst I have the utmost admiration for these amazing people that choose nursing as a career I decided to move down a more holistic path but not sure what that was!! One day as I was massaging a colleagues shoulders at her desk (I was working as a PA at the time) she remarked that it felt so good I should do it as a living… this was the sign id been waiting for! The rest is history!! I love massage because I get to treat people, to care for them in a way that makes them feel good in all facets of their being! I am blessed to be able to help people in this way, it is so rewarding to see people leave relaxed and not as weighed down with the worries of life as they were when they walked in!
What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome in your life?
I suffered two miscarriages after my firstborn and they occurred at exactly the same time of the year, consecutively, and under the same circumstances (in amongst moving house, the last of which was moving interstate) it was a cruel dejavu. My husband was also not able to be with me when I found out we had lost the second pregnancy and could not be with me when I came out of hospital. Ive since been blessed with my second child and I can look back and see that she was supposed to come when she did. I have friends with children that would have been the same age as the ones I lost and I do think of them often but not with nearly as much pain. I count my blessings every day that I am able to enjoy my children and that I was even able to bear them, or carry them for a time.
If you could give one word of advice what would it be?
Be kind and slow to judgement, kindness goes a long way. This includes being kind to yourself!
What is the most inspiring quote you have heard?
There are many that I do love but this struck a cord with me the other day:
“Like a bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions,” Ghandi
Do you have an ethos you live by?
Love and empathy. I do try to always put myself in others shoes to better understand, love, connect and care for them. Ive learnt over the years to do this in balance and not forget to nourish myself too. That way I am of better service to those I love and connect with!! And so it goes round! Win win!
If you could invite any three people over for dinner (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Dave Chapelle, Mother Theresa, John Lennon – this is a weird combo I know but I like variety, and it’s a little insight into my kooky side!!! We’d have some deep and spiritual convos with a lot of laughs and cutting through the crap!