How many identities do you have?
1. A Mumma of Leilani 15, Zane 13, Evie 9, always have been a working mum
2. Product Developer & Holistic Beauty Movement maker
3. Speaker & Presenter - The Skin Academy Revolution & Holistic Health Speaker
4. Wife to gorgeous hubby Rod married 13years
Tell us a bit about your story and how you’ve got to where you are now?
I have always been interested in natural medicine since I was 16yrs old and I would grow Escobe (to make kombucha) in my wardrobe and hang out at the Pelican Centre learning about alternatives in palliative care. A little different for a teen I must say! However, after having challenges with my body from a lifestyle that was unnerving to my wellbeing plus knowing little about why I did what I did daily to not nourish my body, mind and soul I began a journey to bring balance and harmony to my body through food, good supplements and herbal medicine. I then went on to learning neurolinguistics programming I like to call cellular reset bringing clarity and vitality to your body and mindset. I then began in clinical practice and after 17 years was frustrated that there wasn’t a movement I had found that catered for those clients experiencing unhappiness, fatigue, inflammation and lack of glow in their skin…. Overall, they had forgotten or just didn’t know how to live a vial life they loved. So, I designed a lifestyle system to support that for all woman to take back their vitality as I once had done too. Stepping forward this movement enlivens inflammatory conditions in the body from skin, fatigue, digestive issues, allergies, clarity in thinking, weightless and pain. Simple rituals are the way of True Natural beauty and when we are committed to this higher vibrational lifestyle and ecosystem in our body mind and soul we thrive. This is the space I want to help people create a space in their body and life to really experience true beauty on all levels.
What has been your most challenging moment in life thus far?
I would always be the first to say the frustration of balance in the juggling of having teens, kids, hubby and a passion and balancing them all in a way that gives each part the best of you because all parts deserve that.
How do you feel stereotypes have affected women in society so far?
Being Perfect - I believe that having it all is not perfection either, its actually in the imperfection of not handling it all that makes it real. We are human not robots and we feel the experiences of life deeply and as woman when our heart is open we also feel this sensitively and in doing so we live bravely and this is a goal for me daily.
Being Strong but shut off - To be open and not know it all but be in it and showing up the best I can and sometimes falling short and not beating myself up about it. Women need to honour where they are and self-care a lot unselfishly they need to make this a ritual to build themselves up and really see this as something that they know is essential.
What are you doing to affect change in these areas?
Creating self-nourishing and self-awareness around the balance aspect rather than perfection. Knowing that each man has to believe they are worthy and that they can do anything they set their mind to. They are strong in openness. Showing them that there isn’t a perfect life, but its reward is not in perfection but in being present open and aware and in a place of constant learning. That beauty begins within.
How have you grown as a person, mentally, emotionally and spiritually since starting Miss Vitality?
Immensely and on all levels. Miss vitality is a vehicle for change which means if I am driving this I need to be willing to change, grow and lead on all these levels too. The partners that I have made that share in the advocacy of these changes have helped me to grow emotionally from a leading perspective. Emotionally being away from the family and sometime no being there for everything has stretched me emotionally however has taught the kids resilience too. Mentally I have learned so much about business and strategy and spiritually the sharing of this passion has been an amazing tool to achieve also.
What would you say to all the women out there who want to start their life to “becoming Miss Vitality” but feel it’s too hard and don’t know where to start?
I would want to tell her that we have all been right where she is now. And that this journey isn’t an afternoon fling! It is marriage to herself, that in the beginning the stretch she feels from anything new in her mind, her life, her wanting to change things in her body will feel good when she is totally committed to it. She will move swiftly to the place of getting the feeling of vitality back because when she adds in the nourishment rituals and will change what she craves. The first step is just to imagine how good she could feel and take the first step to begin a consistent healthy ritual.