There is a story that we tell over and over, and there are a million and one ways to tell it. We choose the story we tell about who we are, the lives that we have lived and where we will next direct ourselves.
We also redefine it over and over again.
I’m not so big on the term ‘empowerment’, only because I feel that it suggests that we need something outside of us to say who we already are to tell the story that we wish to tell.
The story we tell, as we speak it, begins to shift. It can’t not. As we speak it, space is created for us to really consider the words exiting our mouths and in an instant, there is space for the story to evolve.
There is room for it to transform the space outside us as our wisdom touches the hearts of those around us.
Our stories are our life. They make us wise.
Abracadabra is the definition of our words are spells that create magic as we speak them. The narrative that we create offers...
This photo was taken during a temple ceremony earlier this year as a part of the Awakened Leadership training I was involved in.
It is near on impossible to miss the devotion to ceremony and ritual in Balinese life. This is based on a rich appreciation for who we are by nature- the dark and light of it all and how we move through these spaces as we go about life.
Each of us are the epicentre of an entire way of life that actively impacts us and that we in turn impact in every possible way.... even if we are not conscious to it, and ESPECIALLY when we are not conscious to it. This interplay becomes who we are in the world as much as anything else.
The ways that we can influence, shape and shift these systems are endless. It is also essential as we move forward that we become more and more aware of what we do not understand.
We are ignorant and filled with judgement by human nature. None of us are free of this, yet we can consciously choose to expand our...
Who am I in this world?
First up, I am many many things
I am from Melbourne and I live in Bali- I found myself making a super quick decision to abort all travel plans and jump on the next flight from Hoi An in March last year and to hightail it to Bali, and to move in with a local family only a few days before borders closed and about a week before flights off the island stopped. I’ve always been best at navigating crisis While I now live independently to the local family, it has been a year that has been unlike any other in my lifetime. I had packed up life in Melbourne to begin a new and very unknown chapter, after being a Social Worker and Coach for around 14 years.
I had a few dreams about what I wanted to create for myself, and my re-launch of Aspire is a big piece of it! I originally launched Aspire two years ago to explore lots of ideas that had been brewing for a long time, while I was working full time. At the time, it was largely experiential...
Where has she been?
I am conscious that this is something that a couple of people previously connected to me may be wondering.
Well, let me tell you a story that involves a one way world adventure that began at the end of January 2020 and took me not much further than Bali, where I have been based for all but two weeks of the time between then and now.
I left Bali after five weeks to attend a wedding in Penang and then flew to Hoi An in Vietnam, where I intended to begin my travels. I wanted to travel the Southern route of the Silk Road, however I didn’t have a plan for how this would unfold. A week later I watched the world and town around me shut down. Family at home raised concerns about my plans and I made a swift decision to book the next flight back to Bali, to move in with a Balinese family that I had came to know over the five weeks and I arrived by the end of the day.
On the Monday morning I attended the immigration office to have my...