It is hard to see yourself past the GIRL.
A girl that grew up on the rough side of Sydney, who had her fair share of heart breaks and big mistakes.
I am like all the other women out there that felt insecure as a teen, trying to find my way through the crowds and looking for confidence in all the wrong places... I mean ALL the wrong places. Drugs. Sex. Partying. Body image. Boys.
That was me. Sound familiar?
I wandered the earth with no more than a backpack from the age of 17, knowing there was more to life, but struggling to put my finger on what it was. I was searching. I read enlightening books, studied religions and spent time reflecting in nature for the answers. But the party scene kept finding me and off I would go back into another spin of wild nights and groggy days.
Whilst living in a van in Whistler with my fiance, true intervention occurred. I fell pregnant unexpectedly (cause known of course) and that was the pivotal life changing moment I needed.
To know the love of a mother for her child.
My baby didn't stay with me for long. His little life was 7 1/2 months short and he broke my heart when he left me... but he also healed it.
That was the first shift of my heart expanding. This little miracle came to teach me how to love beyond comprehension.
I had two precious boys shortly after, Oska and Banjo who continue to light up my world and teach me daily.
I have seen the dark days of divorce, embraced being a single Mama, given my heart to a man who I adore but challenges me significantly and became a step-mum to his 3 children.
I suffered severe depression for a few years in my mid thirties, trying to BE and DO and running myself to the ground.
My family have my heart, while my work is my calling.
My education in fitness, natural medicine, nutrition and reiki healing were beautiful blessings to understand the physical and metaphysical worlds.
After a career in health from the age of 21, I knew I needed to do more. I needed to create my own space that saw the human experience as a holistic adventure.
I opened Redhead Wellness Sanctuary in 2016 with one purpose;
I wanted to create a place for everyone, all the high ends and blue collars to come together. A place that knows no judgement or boundaries and accepts everyone as they are.
The Sanctuary was the next pivotal moment in my life.
Creating something truly from the heart, nurturing it like a baby, watching it have all the normal pitfalls a new business does, feeling all the emotion of having your heart open and squinting your eyes tight as you take the next leap of faith.
The Natural Path draws on my credentials as a Naturopath and Mama. Giving useful home remedies to families for the frequent ailments we can, for the most part, control with a natural approach.
Diggin' Your Dark Side was an absolute labour of love. Sharing my own personal encounter with depression, losing my son, sexual abuse and being swallowed up by society's expectation that ACHIEVING = BEING WORTHY.
Experiencing and overcoming depression has made me who I am today. Sharing the tools I learnt along the way is my way of giving back to this beautiful world.
And now you are all caught up! This is where I am today. I have an overflow of love in my heart.
My naturopathy consults, reiki healing sessions, coaching and workshops have all been developed from seeking and finding. From opening and receiving. From being true to the guidance of the universe, following my path and holding on tight while I ride out the adventure.
I would love to hear your story.. come visit me sometime soon.
Get in touch now:firstname.lastname@example.org