When I was 9 years old, my mother sustained a serious injury. Not really knowing what to do to make her feel better, I simply started to stroke her back gently. She fell asleep and we did this every night till she recovered.
Little did I know that I would be creating a life out of massaging (“stroking”) people, teaching others how to do it and working with the body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What I am most grateful for is the mobility of this passion that has taken me to different parts of Australia, Singapore, Bali, Sri Lanka and France.
I feel blessed to be doing something I love that connects me to people in a very real way whether I’m at the massage table, on my yoga mat or in a facilitation space. Our body doesn’t lie – every feature, every posture, every gesture tells a tale. I continue to be fascinated by the stories our body tell, the tenacity with which it can hold on to these stories and its ability to heal itself when we allow it.
I’m inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I’m driven by the desire to make my time on mother earth matter and meaningful.
‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive’ ~ Howard Thurman