Hi, My name is Lisa and I am a teacher by heart and an Aromatherapist by trade. Aromatherapy and skincare and Health and Wellness are my vehicle for teaching and empowering people around Life, Love and the Universe but they haven’t always been. Before that I was pretty much obsessed my whole life with Singing, Music, Dancing, Drama, and Acting, oh yes and writing and literature too! In fact my Mum always said her first memory of me before I could even talk was me sitting looking at a book – she swore I could read the words but had no proof!! It probably won’t surprise you that she also said I started talking in full sentences!! My fascination with all things creative grew from there. I loved English at school and Religious Studies , mainly because I got to read and write which were two things I loved. I wrote a lot of creative stuff like poetry.
So no surprise as I got older I was always drawn to all things creative and ‘arty’ and I found myself doing a Communications degree at Uni in London. From there I travelled to OZ in 1998, and after a year of backpacking started a job in a Film lab doing Post production which proved not quite on the creative enough side for me! However, it did lead me to Nature Care College in Sydney because the girl I worked with was doing an Aromatherapy Diploma there and I thought “That sounds nice!” Little did I know that it would have me immersed in a world of chemistry and
biology which had never really been my forte however it fascinated me.
I knew there was something incredibly special about the Oils and my passion blossomed. I had often played around with lotions, potions and oils even as a child making flour and water and petal ‘witchy brews’ !!!! Somehow these things combined and I found that the creativity and Art of Aromatherapy ignited something in me and lead me on a journey both personally and professionally where I found many avenues to assist people with Wellbeing, Skin Care and Health. I found it impossible to quench my thirst for learning over the next few years and went onto do studies in Reflexology and Massage, Aromatic Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine ,Reiki and Crystal Vibrational therapy
For some reason since my days at college when I worked part-time for Perfect Potion, I always founds myself connected to natural skincare and aromatherapy. I did work as a Massage and Spa therapist on and off for many years and also in Skincare particularly for Natural and Organic brands and learnt a great deal about our Skin, our Health and why people don’t heal.
Eventually landing jobs that allowed me to train other therapists both here and in Asia, I developed a passion for teaching others what I had learnt and sharing with them the wisdom of the Essential Oils and other natural substances. This is core to who I am and what I believe is my purpose here. Throughout my life I have always honoured my personal development whether through courses, retreats or simply travelling and experiencing life and this has served me well. I have had an interesting life full of rich experiences, unique people, different lifestyles and cultures. At times when life has thrown me a curve ball I have always been able to go back to these practices and learnings and utilise them and it is from this that my desire and commitment to make a difference in other peoples lives has been born.
My current passion for study and development is intuiting the Mind/Body Connection for dis-ease that arises as symptoms in the physical and finding new ways to nurture people back to a space of health, peace and balance. I call this the ‘Wholehearted’ Path. It leaves no stone unturned, for everything in our lives is interconnected. Family, Career, Finances, Health, Community, Spiritual path and Passion is all intricately intertwined and life will leave us little clues constantly as to how to live Wholeheartedly, I believe.
Here’s the bottom line ( literally!) I am here to serve you. I am learning with you. I will always be a student and I believe this is what allows me to be a teacher and a mentor. I am on the path with you, beside you, living, loving and learning everyday and experiencing what it is to be WHOLEHEARTED. In my blog and the pages that follow you will find things about Life, Love, Relationships, Health, Aromatherapy, Skincare, Spiritual stuff, Finances and Wellness. I will leave no stone unturned as I walk with you in this life because I know that anything that I go through, you go through, there is always someone to hold your hand, always someone walking with you and together we can learn to live the Wholehearted Life.
Footprints in the Sand – In honour and remembrance of Valerie Tristram, darling ‘Angel Face’, beloved Mother and Wife 1942-2010.
One night I had a dream…
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”