My name means “Warrior,” which is highly appropriate since I feel like I’ve spent most of my life on the battlefield, waging war with the world, until I “woke up” and realised that the outside world was just a reflection of what was going on inside of me. It was a swift descent into hell.
Like all survivors of childhood abuse and anyone who grew up in a dysfunctional home, I had to deal with the aftermath of the damage it had done to my soul and my psyche: anxiety, depression, PTSD, burnout, low self-esteem, eating disorders, addictions, abusive relationships, codependency and a total loss of identity.
There were times when I didn’t think I’d make it. But, against all odds, the heroine inside of me persisted along the path and triumphed. I learned just how resilient and courageous I was despite the many pitfalls.
Twenty years on - yes, that’s how long it has taken - I feel as if I’ve won the war and that the “wounded warrior” has transformed into the “spiritual warrior." I am now on a mission to offer others hope on their healing journey and hold the light as they find their way back to their true selves - to reconnect with their wild, creative hearts.
Storytelling is in my blood...
I started writing and acting out stories when I was seven years old and I haven't stopped. I've had the most wonderful, diverse career in TV, Theatre and Radio as a writer, actress, presenter and producer. Through a series of synchronistic events, I met Martha Beck and she invited me to do her life coaching training - it was a game-changer and set the course of my life in a whole new direction.
Now I get to combine all of my skills in what I do by helping people express themselves through creativity.
As Osho says, "Creativity is a fragrance of real health. When a person is really healthy and whole, creativity comes naturally to him, the urge to create arises."
Exploring this planet is also one of my big loves. I am eternally curious about this beautiful, crazy world of ours, and very often I'll do it solo - it is a freedom that I value most highly and an undertaking that has really empowered me and deepened my relationship with myself. I am at my happiest with walking shoes and backpack on, wandering from place to place with no real agenda.
The other thing that sets my soul on fire is humour - it started out as a coping mechanism when I was young and now plays a huge role in my life. I am constantly observing our human flaws and foibles and dreaming up comedy characters and sketches (pics below), as that's literally my favourite thing of all: helping us to laugh at ourselves a bit more!
Humour says, "I know things seem bleak right now, but I promise you that, eventually, everything's going to be ok. Or not. Then you die, come back and start over."