A Brief Overview of My Story (so far…)
I’m an author, public speaker and blogger specialising in self-development and mental health/wellbeing from Australia, and I have a true passion for helping others to be the best they can be.
I grew up poor in an emotionally and physically abusive home, and worked hard to make something of myself. I built a solid management career in the corporate sector and by the time I hit my 30’s I was earning a great salary. On paper, it looked like I had it all. The only thing was, I was utterly miserable. A series of nervous breakdowns in 2011, followed by debilitating depression and anxiety in 2012 and bankruptcy in 2013, nearly saw the end of me. But I’m a survivor and a fighter, and with hard work and determination I slowly found my way back from the darkness.
I am now recovering and building a new life for myself, one that is more focused on true happiness, gratitude and mindfulness. In addition to publishing my works and offering my services as a public speaker and specialist in both self-development and mental health/wellbeing, I am undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree, studying Sociology and Psychology, to better inform the work I do and to support me in helping others. My personal goal is to focus my energy on the areas of my life which make me feel happy and fulfilled so that I can, in turn, help others to feel happy and fulfilled.
I’ve released a number of books about self-development and mental health/wellbeing; my latest, No-Nonsense Advice For Living, will be released in June 2017. My next book, Mental Illness Sucks! (But It’s Not The End Of The World), will be released in September 2017.
On this website you’ll find information about my projects, along with my blog, Stuff I’ve Learned (So Far) About Life, Liberty & Leprechauns. My blog is about living my best life. I talk about self-development, mental health and wellbeing, mindfulness, gratitude, personal growth and my never-ending quest to be the best version of me that I can. I openly discuss my journey of recovery following depression and anxiety, and often talk about aspects of my life as an author, public speaker, student of Sociology/Psychology, and passionate advocate of self-development and mental health/wellbeing.
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Thanks for sharing my journey with me!
Last updated June 2, 2017