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 (and continues to do the work as we are always in process).
I learned just how resilient and courageous I was despite the many pitfalls. Twenty years on - yes, that’s how long it has taken to get my sanity back - 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."
Meeting Martha Beck changed the course of my life