At 17 I moved to Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first and oldest national park. I was submerged in the most extraordinary nature and wildlife and it was there that I learned of my best friend from primary school’s suicide. I decided to stay and continue my adventure, feeling his influence in the decision. The following weekend I had a life confirming connection with a lone wolf in the wild which affirmed my deep sense of respect for nature and love for my beautiful friend.
After finishing University, I skipped my graduation and boarded a plane in search of myself. I volunteered for a microfinancing organisation which focuses on empowering women living in slums in India. Here I encountered the most humbling examples of community, love and courage. This transformed the course of my life to be one of meaning and service.
The following year, together with a group of selfless human beings, we started YGAP, a movement to end poverty through combining our own skills and networks. This organisation has provided me with countless memories of the beauty of the human spirit and realising what change is possible with drive, determination and a sprinkle of fun. Almost ten years later and over 400,000 lives impacted, I sit here with tears of joy in my eyes.
However, throughout the time I spent working, volunteering, travelling to over 60 countries, and instigating projects that were changing the lives of so many around me, I spent 12 years battling my own personal challenge of a genetic neurological disorder. I experienced heavy episodes of major depression and social anxiety.
I explored a vast range of eastern and western healing and personal development pathways investing an extraordinary amount of time, money and effort. My experience ranges from meditating with masters in Himalayan caves to working directly with some of the most impoverished communities in the world; rubbing shoulders with world leaders at the UN in NYC to exploring experimental brain stimulation techniques in hospital.
Looking back into the past is something I rarely do these days. I do appreciate and respect that our experiences form the person we have become, however, my energy nowadays is directed towards the present moment. The present is a gift to be unwrapped and the NOW (‘No Other Way’) is the true playground of the universe where all is taking place. This perspective of reality didn’t happen overnight, my life’s path has brought me to this realization. Today I am a caring creature with a big heart and an open mind, enjoying connection to my environment and all living creatures within it.
I care deeply about love, connection and having conscious relationships in my life. I adore nature in all its glory and you will often find me surfing the waves of the ocean, meditating against trees on mountains or practicing grounding in a park. I believe all human beings deserve access to basic human rights, education and adventure. I exist to enhance myself and all those I meet.
Meditation is my main tool to realise my true nature; one with the unified field of consciousness. I raise my vibration to the highest octave available by checking in with my breath, emotions and feelings to create a sensation of homeostasis. I speak my truth and listen attentively to my internal guidance systems which help me to navigate each and every situation I find myself in. I practice different spiritual techniques that I have downloaded from teachings and travels, using pranayama and asana practices. I dance with the elements of mother nature, follow their wisdom, laugh, play, sing, dance listen to music and connect with divine souls.
My purpose is to elevate consciousness through love. I aspire to continue to work on socially minded projects with inspirational individuals and organisations. After a long journey of highs and lows I have found some solid and sustainable health and wellbeing. I now want to combine my path of healing with that of being a social entrepreneur and plan to use the rest of my life to solidify a sustainable run of good mental, physical and spiritual health, and create an offering showing others how to do the same. During this time, I endeavour to build a platform around myself to help people without too much pressure or expectation other than to explore this charm and see if nature supports it.
The long-term plan is to create a sustainable income stream/business aligned with my values, bringing light to the world. Eventually I would like to be based in an intentional community type of setting next to the ocean. Surrounded by nature and animals, living off the land and growing our own food. There will be children everywhere and a place for the elderly to continue intergenerational education. Aka Neverland.
There is only the now, the future is a creation of the mind. In the now I will focus on Love, love for self first and once my cup is full, sharing the love with all sentient beings in need.
“I want to spend my life empowering and inspiring others to speak and embody their truth.”
“I want to see a world where every person has their basic human rights met and is able to fully participate in society.”