Life, work and education timeline
1966 Born in Sydney, to Swedish immigrants, Sea Captain father and nurse mother.
1974 Parents divorced and 3 girls moved in with our mother.
1975 Went back to live with our father.
1978 Mother moved back to Sweden. Father got remarried and our Czech mother and stepsister joined the family. I got sent to Institute Le Rosey boarding school in Switzerland, with the view to doing hotel management.
1982 Came back to school in Sydney, to become a veterinarian instead.
1983 Higher School Certificate, Pittwater House Girls College, Sydney.
1984 Left home, started working in hospitality, went backpacking, including to India, where I discovered an interest in all things spiritual.
1993 Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. Started working in Sydney's West, doing house calls and servicing Pet Shops all over Sydney. Started working in an After Hours Emergency Centre and was offered to job share in Gove/Nhulunbuy, North East Arnhemland.
1995 Went to NT; read about disease transfer between people and dogs from the Aboriginal People from a Dog Health Programmes conference proceedings; was back and forth to Sydney to gain more experience.
1997 Moved to Darwin, worked in semi-rural vet hospital; started researching 'the meaning of life', spirituality and ego; learnt about meditation from a client, started meditating with guided CDs.
2000 Moved to Gove/Nhulunbuy: Learnt by accident that animals are intelligent and understand everything that we say. First AMRRIC conference in Darwin (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities), workshop with Indigenous people about performing best practise Dog Health Programmes in Aboriginal communities, with cultural awareness, communication and respect.
2001 Moved to Cairns: found a book about Animal Communication at the library, started referring to Animal Communicators, tried unsuccessfully to learn it from a CD. Started meeting clients everywhere (Cairns vet practices, Wagga Wagga, Gove) who told me that they had the same disease as their animal; sent emails to the Dean of every Vet faculty in Australia and NZ asking if they’d seen disease transference between humans and animals (no or not sure). Met one other vet who agreed with me about how uncanny it was. Learnt how to approach anger.
2002 Spiritual Growth Course, through Marilyn Macdonald, Cairns Spiritualist Church, QLD; attuned to Reiki by Reiki Master Melissa Edwards. Learnt how to approach fear.
2004 Returned to the NT to do Dog Health Programmes in 9 Aboriginal communities and their outstations, East and West of Katherine.
2006 Learnt about guilt; started advertising emotional healing; ran meditation classes in Darwin; helped start Spiritualist Church in Darwin. Church became a psychic circle instead. Ceased running it as exploration of human nature and egos was more important. Talked about animal intelligence and communication at a Wildlife Conference, met like-minded vet and vet nurses; was told of Animal Communicator Alexandria Bailey, subsequently ran 2 successful Animal Communication Workshops with her.
2007 Saw psychologist Margaret Lambert, EFT practitioner, then did Level 1 and Level 2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) workshops in Darwin. Started to train Aboriginal girls as vet nurses whenever visiting Borroloola, NT, and subsequently Robinson River.
2010 Made meditation CD Reclaim Your Life in Sydney
2011 Retired from veterinary work. Nationally Accredited Mediator course, Darwin; wrote book on egos and our negative emotions, called The Soul Wins.
2012 Worked at Aboriginal Boarding School, Kormilda College, Darwin. Friend died at work and I got Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Moved to Cairns. Doing the final edit of the book “The Soul Wins”, cured myself of PTSD. Started getting great reviews for the book.
2013 Started Diploma of Counselling, Thursday Island, QLD. Book endorsed by Connect Magazine.
2014 Confirmed that the book’s philosophy fitted in with a government accredited course in counselling. Attained several modules of the Counselling Diploma.
2015 Small Business Management Certificate IV, Cairns. Started as sole proprietor of Holistic Emotional Healing for Humans and Animals. Developing service (Emotional Intelligence and EFT, guided meditations, animal communication workshops) and products, including Bush Flower Essences, meditation CD, and turning book into a handbook for workshops.
2016 Started running successful workshops in Animal Communication and “Healing Your Egos, Permanently!” in Cairns, and seeing clients, then moved to Wollongong to provide service to local area and Sydney; joined Aboriginal Educational Consultancy Group (AECG) as an associate.
1. Wellbeing of Indigenous people: I have been told by Aboriginal people that I should come back to communities as a motivational speaker, so I hope to gain funding to do that. The book could be translated into different languages, with recordings or audio files made. The children would enjoy learning it, especially teenagers, leaving them with tools to cope with stress in life, permanently.
2. Teaching Emotional Intelligence in schools, youth centres, to parents and teachers: There is a huge gap in common knowledge of our emotions, and it is much easier to prevent personality disorders in children than it is to treat them in dysfunctional adults. I am currently working with teachers and parents in Wollongong to get this happening.
3. Sharing the Emotion-Based Model of Psychology with academics in research centres: The Emotion-Based Model that I have been guided to research has a simple breakdown of most personality disorders, and how to treat them, as we have already proven. It is also a Self-Help Guide to Psychology for those who are stressed, but not clinically depressed.
4. Animal Communication and Emotional Intelligence workshops for vets and vet nurses: This is an ambitious idea that I have where vets choose to add these two services to their businesses, embracing these as a weird yet wonderful part of Best Practice in Veterinary Medicine that their clients would love. If we can learn it, anybody can.
5. Vegan recipes: I still eat meat, with gratitude, but I would like to learn about your favourite vegan recipes.
6. Organic community farming and permaculture: this is happening across the globe and it a sustainable way forward, away from GMOs and pesticides that are contaminating and killing off the environment, as well as bringing isolated people in communities together.
7. Treaty with the Aboriginal People of Australia. This is the only responsible, rational, intelligent and mature way forward for this country. It is the first step in setting right past injustices, and it is a powerful way forward for everyone, of every culture, who has the fortune to live here.