“I’m interested in helping women become courageous in being exactly
who they are because the only way to change anything is
to do it from your genuine self.”
The quote below from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is one of my favourites.
Difficult times can come with an enormous amount of pain but also
allow for an enormous opportunity for growth.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who
have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss,
and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have
an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life
that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Getting to where I find myself today has been quite a journey with some twists and turns. I began my working life in legal practices and whilst this area of work would be my mainstay I had brief stints in modelling and performing styling work.
In my mid-twenties, I married and I gave birth to 2 beautiful children. In the years following the birth of my children, I would leave my employment and help my husband to establish a business and mediation practice.
Above – An area in our office. The idea was to create a children’s area as well as creating a safe, warm, and welcoming space for women experiencing divorce and in some cases domestic violence.
I would continue my work in the business on a part-time basis while I raised my children and cared for my family. Being involved in my children’s early schooling and volunteering in the classroom became a big part of my life.
Above – As well as assisting in the classroom with literacy, numeracy and occasionally performing arts, I co-created an art programme (together with my mother) for primary school aged children.
On weekends my family was able to spend time travelling, exploring, and always finding new interests. Living close enough to the city of Sydney in Australia museums, art galleries and beaches could be accessed easily. Also, living at the foothills of the beautiful World Heritage-listed The Blue Mountains meant that my family had this treasure to explore on weekends and holidays. As the children became older, overseas travel became much easier and further broadened horizons.
Looking in from the outside, my family situation could have appeared perfect. For many years I believed that to be so. But, things change. With mounting work pressure for my husband and with him also travelling more away from home for business and pleasure, stresses began to mount.
A proposal by my husband to take on a business partner to alleviate the stresses was suggested. This proposal would soon enough become a reality. Unfortunately, the new partner would become much more than a business partner and an affair ensued. To this day, I still don’t know the full extent of the affair or longevity, but I believe it to be conducted over several years.
The damage done was irreversible and the marriage ended. I was utterly devastated. I would lose my marriage, my job and the family home in a short time. As I didn’t have the means to retain the home, I would eventually move out of the home with my children. I would put many of my possessions into storage and with family support I would be able to put a roof over heads.
This time was my dark night of the soul. There would be more to come. Before my divorce was finalised, I would lose a supportive and close friend to and aggressive type of cancer. My sister and her family who lived close-by and had been a great support to me, would also move hundreds of kilometres away. Despair would set in and I would become depressed.
As I had the full care and responsibility for my children, I had to move forward. I managed to find part-time work for much needed funds and I took each day as it came.
The healing process would begin. I had to surrender to the ‘what is’. I started to work with and study energetic healing. I also began to work on my mindset but I really started to follow my heart more.
“Release your attachments to how things ought to be
and instead surrender to how they actually are.”
– Dr Shefali Tsabary
Continuing with healing and studies in energetic healing, working with Reiki and becoming a Reiki practitioner would be extremely beneficial. I was drawn to This would then lead me to further studies and to become a Certified Life Coach. I continue to actively seek out opportunities to further develop and enhance my skills.
During my training, through my coaching and workshops, my clients reported positive improvements in their lives. These improvements were in the areas of relationships, self-worth, and courage in taking leaps of faith and taking inspired action. It’s never too late.
I have been drawn to the work by Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Bruce H Lipton, Joe Dispenza, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, Neale-Donald Walsch, Brene Brown, Pam Grout, Brendon Burchard, Sonia Choquette, Deepak Chopra, Neville Goddard and Danielle LaPorte.
Due to COVID-19, I now work remotely apart from my workshops. My mosaic workshops are open and welcoming to all, even those who feel they are not creative. These workshops allow participants to play and explore and take away something truly unique.
As well as working one-on-one with clients remotely, I have developed my own programme, especially for divorced women. It is my Daring, Divorced & Divine programme.
I also offer other programmes and incorporate these into my one-on-one sessions with clients. Being highly creative I am always looking at ways to bring new life and approaches to my coaching and healing practice. This way sessions can continue to be light and uplifting.
The person that I am today includes the roles of Mother, Mentor, Life Coach, Mosaics Enthusiast/Artist, Workshop Facilitator, and Reiki Practitioner. Also, in 2013, I was invited to contribute to a compilation book entitled ‘In The Spirit of Abundance’. I was grateful for this opportunity to be featured alongside world best selling authors such as Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen from the hugely successful ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ book series. Sandy Forster and Arielle Ford, who are both talented authors also contributed to the book.
Please note that Life Coaching is not Counselling or Therapy and should not be considered as a substitute for this assistance. If you feel you may need this type of assistance, you should contact your local GP or other Health Care Provider.