My career began as a Social Worker working within Child Safety and Foster Care. During this time I witnessed the daily challenges associated with caring for children with various needs and abilities, and couldn’t help but notice the gap in the available services. I knew these children had the potential to thrive but were not being oﬀered the right tools to help them.
This frustrated me so much that I decided to quit my job and take oﬀ to Italy to work out a plan – lavish I know!
Here’s what I’d like you to know – well into my adulthood I began suﬀering from anxiety and panic attacks which TERRIFIED me! I couldn’t help but wonder what had changed in me? What was wrong with me?
After spending far to long feeling like I was having a heart attack and being told medication was the only way I’d feel better, I decided to commit to daily yoga and meditation. These tools allowed me to become the master of my own mind.
This was the solution I’d been looking for in order to support children. I returned home to Australia, committed to bringing this approach to the children I wanted to help – thus, the Happy Home Movement was born.