I remember vividly the honest words my husband uttered to me one afternoon after he arrived home with our son.

He shared, “Hon, help me understand your actions when I arrive home with Ethan (our 3-year-old son). You run to him, arms wide open, pick him up, swing him around, kiss his cheeks all over and tell him how much you love him and I receive a quick hello and a peck on the cheek if I’m lucky!”

I went quiet and searched for the answer, but I couldn’t find one! I went to reach for the ‘We’ve been married for 15 years’ answer but that didn’t really suffice! Instead, I said, “Love, from now on I’m going to make a different choice” and so I did! Well maybe not the pick him up and swing him around, but a good smooching, hug and affirming my love for him!

As a parent, I know too well how much we want to give to our partners, children, health, food, career, play, friends, exercise, home, finances and the list goes on! However, there are days where it may feel like it rains too heavily and our roots are soaked or one of our branches breaks from the power of the wind! I’ve found one of the most powerful ways to face the strong winds or the heavy rains is to share and open up! If there is an imbalance, leaning into the winds or the rain, creates the space for it to dissipate, create balance and peace.

I had a client come to see me, with the purpose of creating emotional happiness in herself, with her partner and in her family. Her relationship was rocky with her husband and the emotional stress was in her pituitary gland! We went back to an original time of 30 years and that was when she had a miscarriage and she needed her husband and time off work to process it.

However, she didn’t feel she could open up and ask for the support and for him to be there! She felt on her own back then and now in her relationship! This was what had been dominating their relationship for the last 7 years. Based on the consciousness of her body, we explored how she could now let go of the past and open up with her partner with what she was needing to thrive now!

If there is a space that you feel is dominating or taking over your life like career stress, parental struggles, relationship issues, money stress or health problems, I would so recommend opening up and sharing with your loved ones or the person/people involved. This enables that beautiful body of yours to release any stress in your thyroid gland (throat) and opens up your wisdom to explore solutions, tap into your own feelings and release any stored emotions that the body has been holding onto! It can all be gently, kindly and lovingly released!

And the greatest gift of all, is that opening up with those nearest and dearest enables you to grow strong roots, so that you can grow a resilient trunk and fruit in family and all the spaces that you love!

Sending you all lots of love!

If you would love to create an Emotionally Happy Home® with your family, please contact: 0466649748 to experience your very own ‘Home Stress Buster’ session!

Kirsten Reck (Emotional Stress Expert)


I am so passionate about creating a happy, healthy and authentic home. I have held the space with my husband for many years now about my desire to create a conscious home, with warm, loving connections and where we are accountable, take responsibility and authentically share. Therefore, I was so inspired the other night, when my husband authentically shared with me (I was in a funky space with technology!), “I know and see you in these spaces. You are pulling on me right now and wanting me to fix this for you”. In the past, I would have defended, however, I was so grateful for his set of eyes on me. My response was, “You are so right. Please hold the belief for me that I can do this and that this laptop is my friend!!” How many times do we automatically step in to fix something with our loved ones, instead of empowering them with our belief, that they have it within themselves to create their own magic?? Joy is in holding the belief for yourself and others that you can create your deepest desires. I can honestly say that we now live in a conscious home; I have held the belief that I could create this and drawn on my fierce, inner strength many times (Just ask my husband:))!! Sending you so much love and joy xx


Joy is in unashamedly being ALL of YOU! Imagine a planet where we gave ourselves and everyone else the freedom to look, express, share, live the way they choose, free from judgement!! Where we see someone on the street who looks different to us and we celebrate their self expression, we celebrate their differences and more importantly we celebrate our own differences. With all that I know now, I would've said to my 22 year old self, "Precious soul, let go of trying to fit in; let go of desiring and striving for people's approval. Your difference is what sets you apart. It's really okay to be YOU". Sending you all so much love and joy xx


If you are willing to authentically open up, share and ask for what you need in family, it can be a space for you to feel free to be all of YOU!! I have found being in family at times really challenging and even thought, life would be so much easier on my own!! However, I feel at times, this thought has come from not always speaking up with what I need to give myself in family. Sometimes, I have had to experience some challenging spaces to be reminded that I'm not honouring who I am. Now I do whatever it takes to create freedom for myself in family, because it is what makes me feel happy!! For example, ask for help, ask family to babysit, pay babysitters, daycare, designated time each week for me to exercise and have time on my own etc. If you're not feeling happy in family, perhaps ask yourself what is it that I need to feel happy?? Secondly, be courageous and share this with your family. I'm sure that you can all come up with some great ideas on how you can give yourself what it is you need. You may just need to really think outside the box!! Sending you lots of love and joy xx