Would you like to find out more about me?
One thing you can be sure of with me and that is that I use my own techniques day in, day out in my own life; I really walk my own talk.
I’ve been studying personal development and healing for 25yrs. I studied the Law of Attraction when I was studying with Dr Demartini, who starred in ‘The Secret’ and was particularly keen on looking at it from a deeper level, rather than the usual more superficial look. But it was especially helpful for me in 2005 after the birth of my son. I didn’t have post-natal depression, but my world felt pretty dark as I was grieving for my mum, we’d moved house and I was struggling with the identity crisis of being a new mum. This simple film was the perfect empowering pick me up that I needed, which gave me a new appreciation for the power of it’s simplicity. But it wasn’t until after my Lyme diagnosis in 2016 that I looked at it again in more detail. So here I am, wanting to share it with Mums, to help us all create the families and lives that we dream of. Because when we are happy, we can change the world!
I’ve got 2 children, one teenage boy and one little girl, one big and one tiny dog and two huge fluffy Norwegian forest cats. I’ve been married for 30yrs, and we currently live in St Albans. That also makes me pretty old at 50 (2019)!
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2012 (chronic pain, fatigue and a pile of other symptoms) and then Lyme Disease in 2016 (a potentially life threatening and more serious illness), so ironically I needed my own tips even more than before. I have managed to improve my health to the extent where there is no outward sign of any problem, but I am still limited and have to follow a limited schedule. I am expecting however to be totally symptom and limitation free by 2020!
I’m an awarding winning blogger (ooh get me!), a best selling Amazon author (whoop whoop), award winning parenting coach (yay!). I also started & ran my own ‘bricks and mortar’ business (a hair & beauty salon) for a 6yrs – so I can totally understand the stresses that small business owners face.
I also offer corporate programs for companies with ambitious high achievers, who are producing amazing results, but either very difficult to manage, or so stressed that they are teetering on the edge of a chronic health condition. For more information check out my consulting page here.
I don’t believe there is any ‘one’ way to raise a child.
I’m not a big fan of parenting techniques.
I’m also just ‘me’; someone who loves sparkly stuff, chocolate, walking the dog, trashy TV, dance classes, and my kindle. I’m a pretty rubbish cook, and tend to be pretty grounded whilst being half tree-hugger and half geek.
What is my Background/Qualifications?
I worked in IT at Oracle for 13 years following a BA Business Studies degree. I was a geek, but also became interested in personal development techniques, like NLP and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Then I got more interested in the ‘healing’ (tree hugging!) side of alternative therapies and trained as a Reiki Master in 2000 and Holographic Repatterning Practitioner (now Resonance Repatterning). When looking for something that would work for both the geek and the tree hugger in me I discovered Dr John Demartini in 2003, and certified as the UK’s first Demartini Method Facilitator (then certified senior).
I now combine the healing work, with the deeper studies I did with Demartini, into a combination of healing, coaching and shamanic techniques. I’m also a qualified meditation teacher for adults, groups and children.
I have worked and taught people from all walks of life, and with all types of problems, pains and traumas. From betrayal, depression, financial difficulties and health problems to past abuse.
But what has helped me the most is my experiences!
My parents were unwell and elderly (and drank a bit!), so I was what is termed nowadays a ‘young carer’. My Dad died when I was 20, and my Mum died when I was 36 and pregnant with my son. There’s loads of juiceness in my past.
I met my husband when I was 20, so we have spent 30yrs together – that gives me plenty of opportunity to practice making a relationship work, nothing that long is ever plane sailing ;o)
At 36 I suddenly fell pregnant having been told at 19 that I’d never be able to have children – and my son turned out to be the best teacher I have ever had. Having thought I would never want children, I have LOVED being a Mum. But I soon realised how lucky I was to have had the training and experiences that I had beforehand and hence ‘The Mummy Whisperer’ was born so that I could share what I knew. Then I fell pregnant at 40 again by surprise, and my daughter arrived.
I wrote my book ‘6 Steps to a sparkling you‘ via blog posts during a 6 month cancer scare when my daughter was 2months old, and published it in 2011 on Amazon, reaching their best sellers list within a week! I then published the second edition in 2012.
In 2013 I started a Hair & Beauty Salon and Spa called ‘Espiritu‘ in Radlett at a shopping village called ‘Battlers Green Farm’, later called ‘Life Of Luxe’. I’ve learnt a lot. Grown up a lot (being a boss isn’t fun at times). Wondered why on earth I did it, but also loved it. I was in the process of selling my business after 6yrs, when it sadly went into liquidation through no fault of my own – a long an unpleasant learning experienced story.
In 2017 I realised that although I was mega busy, my soul was missing my Mummy Whisperer work; hence I was inspired to create online courses and groups, where I could help a shed load of mums, whilst juggling my salon and family. Ironically this was one of my best decisions ever, as it led to me creating a much better balance in my own life; and after all if I can create a life I love, then so can you!
I’m excited to be able to now focus on the Mummy Whisperer, my health and my kids – there is lots of stuff to come!
Thank you so much to these busy ladies for sharing:
I personally feel a lot more focused. And feeling stronger dealing with some family distress that has been going on xx