Joy is in showing your children what it looks like to trust yourself!! I believe this is a lifelong lesson!! Trusting yourself is an absolute knowing in your body with the choices you make, the environments you thrive in and the people you love to connect with. My mother's instinct naturally wants to protect our son from pain/hurt so there are definitely times when I find myself saying, "Be careful", "Watch out", "Stay away from...". Of course there are times when your child's safety is a number one priority! However, I believe that to raise independent and happy children the gift of being able to trust yourself is such a valuable life lesson to be taught in all families. We naturally want to share our point of view, advise our children and save them from experiencing hurt, however, I believe the most important words we can say are, "Really trust YOU here". Sending you lots of love and joy xx


Joy is in being flexible and trusting!! I have tremendous gratitude for my mentor, Jules O'Neill (Body Consciousness) who has helped me on many an occasion to be flexible and really let go!! Life has recently gifted us with another opportunity to really explore this valuable lesson! My husband and I so enjoy learning about different cultures so when the opportunity arose to house two exchange students we jumped at it! For a month now, we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about their country, the financial support and the ease with it all. So we were quite surprised to find out from the co-ordinator that they have asked to leave our home, due to the spiders/insects etc (we live next door to a nature reserve!). In the past if we’d received news like this, we would’ve gone into over pleasing and thought tirelessly how we could get them to stay!! We would’ve run stories about money, that we’re not enough and perceived this as really bad news!! However, there may be greater learnings for them elsewhere and if they do move on from our home, life/the universe has another magical gift for us!! We don’t need to hold on tightly to anyone or anything; we are supported and so are they. We let go with loads of love!! Xx


Our bodies are so magical!! Each and every day our body is guiding us, loving us, willing us to align with who we essentially are. If you are willing to listen to it, it will show you each and every day how you can experience more joy. I used to think for many years my body was punishing me when I had CF. Why wouldn't it do what I wanted it to do? Why couldn't it fit into the box I wanted it to fit into? A body that is aligned and on its path is energised, feels light, is motivated, is excited to get out of bed in the morning and is passionate about their creations. Health symptoms, pain in your body, intense emotions are all indicators that somewhere you are out of alignment. Always, always, always trust and listen to your precious body!! Sending you so much love and joy xx


Joy is in receiving each family member's gifts!! I am so passionate about this!! Ask your children what they feel some of their gifts are (they innately know - trust them) and then nurture, love, encourage and cherish them in your family!! More importantly, model to them how to love, grow and receive them:) Encourage all family members to contribute ideas, positive affirmations and inspiration in relation to each family member's gifts, so everyone can feel and know how incredibly treasured they are!! My 17 month old son is happiest exploring/interacting with nature on our quarter of an acre block - he can do this for an entire day, every day!! I love giving this to him when I can:) I believe that we live happier lives when we are sharing and nurturing our precious gifts that we especially chose to bring into this life!! Sending you and your family so much love and joy xx