My Story – Experiencing JOY isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.
The first time I died I was 15 years old. I flew off a cliff on a motorbike and was declared dead on the operating table for two and a half minutes. Back in ICU I was told I’d never walk again, my doctor wanted to amputate my leg.
I told him I’d not only walk, I’d dance on his grave.
Within seven years I was a medal-winning ballroom dancer; had overcome a pain killer addiction – after my 2nd overdose; and had become a highly successful top level business executive in New Zealand.
I became an expert on clearing stress in 3 minutes or less after being hit by a drunk driver at 24.
The spinal injuries I had suffered in the motorbike accident were reactivated. I couldn’t speak without stuttering, walk or stand for more than a few minutes and I had lost 70% of the strength in the left side of my body.
But the biggest challenge was any time I became stressed, the soft tissue would swell at the back of my neck, preventing blood from going to my forebrain.
Brain map of my frontal lobes.
I would have about 3 minutes before I blacked out. I never knew whether I would wake up from any of those black outs. I was blacking out several times a day. After a couple of years of intermittent oxygen deprivation, my frontal lobes scanned like an autistic child.
Doctors said I would be dead or vegetative before age 30.
For the next 18 months I walked with death as a constant companion. He taught me how to really live, and Guided me in how I want to show up in the world. I began studying alternative healing methods.
Instead of being brain dead at 30, I had learned how to reprogram the neurological pathways of my brain to think new thoughts. In doing so I was able to bypass the brain injury and access different parts of my brain, generating uncommon new perspectives, and abilities.
By age 30 I had co-created Australia’s first computer software support organization.
I was the first individual ever to be nominated for an IT&T Award for Excellence in Industry Development.
The first woman to sit on the board of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Industries Association.
I became advisor to both State and Federal Government after single-handedly co-opting the unanimous support of every major computer organization in the country.
‘She developed an ‘established an end-user support traineeship that introduced an entirely new, much-needed path within the IT Industry which created thousands of jobs at the level where they were most needed’ – quote from Connecting Queensland Magazine.
I started that company with a $30 government cheque that bounced.
My formal education ended with the bike accident at 15.
I have only set foot in a university to lecture.
I know nothing about computers to this day.
At 34 I lost everything for a third time. I went from top of the ladder, to a single Mother on welfare, in a year.
Five years later I was a Member of the Australian Association of accredited Alternative & Natural Therapists – AAANT, certified in a dozen different holistic health modalities. I had healed myself again, and now was teaching others how to do the same.
I re-created myself as JOY. My passion had become psychoneuroimmunology: How the way we think affects our physical health and well being. I began a healing and metaphysical practice.
In the new millennium I received a spiritual calling to travel the world, teaching the many things that I had learned about self healing, personal empowerment and how to thrive under any circumstance.
In July 2000 I arrived at LAX with two suitcases, a briefcase and my nine-year-old daughter. I knew no-one on this continent, had no idea of what to do next, and was not yet aware that everything I had placed in storage had been stolen.
Within three days ‘Upstairs Management’ had us in the home of a Hollywood director. In two weeks the Face Reading video was made and a distributor found. You can now learn Face Reading here.
My passion for the last 20 years has been collecting ‘emPOWERment tools’:
Skills and techniques to succeed more quickly, easily and powerfully, in any area of life. I make videos of these tools so that more people can learn how to move as quickly and easily as possible through whatever stress or challenge presents itself.
My latest book ‘No Worries, Mate!’ details the ‘De-worrying Process’ I use to stay sane in the midst of the continued grand adventure that is my life.
Everything I teach is FUN, simple enough for a child to do, and produces immediate positive results in three minutes or less! Sharing what I learned with you is what makes my crazy life make sense.