Tess Godfrey – Naturopath with a difference.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am the mother of two gorgeous teens, married for most of my life to my partner Craig, and we live in Bellbowrie, Brisbane with two cats and 4 chooks. I am a Naturopath, Reconnective Healing Practitioner and Diamond Leader with doTERRA International. I am a life-long learner, teacher and explorer of well-beingness, consciousness and happiness. This has led me down the path of natural health and healing and sharing my love with the world.   Do you have a formal meditation practice? My idea of “formal” meditation is to simply sit in … Continue reading


What does freedom mean to you? How would you like to be free? I’d like financial freedom, to be mortgage free and not being tied to a bank would be wonderful. While I’m waiting for that to happen I’m happy to be me and be free in this moment, now. Mindfulness and allowing brings enormous personal freedom. Allowing thoughts to come and go, allowing the good and the bad, allowing happiness and sadness, allowing laughter and tears, just allowing. Overthinking all these things trying, in our mind, to control situations and then burying emotions creates our own restraints.  Thoughts, feelings and … Continue reading

Get Yourself Connected

Connect [kuh–nekt]  verb – to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind. Connection is part of human nature, we are social creatures and that’s why we form groups and live in communities.Being part of a group or community gives us a feeling of support and acceptance and gives us a feeling of belonging. Society has changed enormously and communities have suffered. Gone are the days when neighbours had a regular chat over the fence and shared home grown fruit and veg. It’s not uncommon to have neighbours that you can’t remember their name or you might have never even met them. Ironically living in a high density complex … Continue reading

Interviewing Jon Unal

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a registered counsellor and the founder of Conscious Beginnings – Mindfulness & Psychotherapy www.consciousbeginnings.com.au. I work with people struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-esteem issues. In addition to my psychotherapy private practice, I facilitate a variety of different mindfulness workshops. My passion is to help others to overcome life’s challenges and become the best version of themselves. I currently live in Brisbane with my wife and really enjoy the relaxed vibes here. Prior to Brisbane, we were based in Sydney for 7 years. In 2014, we took 16 months … Continue reading

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep.

    I go to bed physically tired and mentally exhausted but once my head hits the pillow my mind goes into overdrive.This happens at 3 am too and while I refuse to look at a clock, I know if I don’t get back to sleep quickly the alarm will be buzzing. Stress, anxiety, poor health and overstimulation are just a few of the reasons we sleep badly. Keeping a diary or notes in your phone for 10 days or more will help to identify whats disripting or helping your nightly slumber. We all have busy minds with 101 thoughts … Continue reading


  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you live, what you do, do you have a family, a cat, a dog etc? I live in a semi-rural area to the west of Brisbane with my husband, four kids, a dog, four chickens and 2 budgies! I have a home studio from which I run my interior design/decorating and styling business. I have been in business for almost 20 years now and love what I do. It presents me with fantastic opportunities to help people transform their homes and work places. Describe your meditation routine i.e. how long have … Continue reading


What is winter in Queensland? In lots of ways winter is very challenging for us. We have a few cold snaps, cold days and nights but overall our nights can be cold but the days are glorious. Clear blue skies with just a wisp of cloud and little to no wind. Saying that we can have a huge range of temperature from a low 3 deg at night to 24 plus in the day. So in comparison to say Melbourne, Queensland winter is pretty mild. Regardless of the temperatures we still suffer from seasonal threats, coughs, colds, bronchitis and the … Continue reading

Q&A with JENNA WARD – Kinesiologist

Jenna Ward

I’m delighted to introduce the wonderful and very inspiring Jenna Ward.  Jenna mentors and supports women to embody the feminine and to be the woman they want to be. Thanks Jenna for taking the time to answer the following questions. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I currently live in Ubud, Bali in a villa overlooking the jungle + rice paddies. The life of a digital nomad with freedom to travel everywhere was a lure to strong to resist.  Brisbane was my home for the past 7 years, and before that a tiny sugar cane farm inland from Mackay. Do … Continue reading


We might rush out the door without our keys, wallet, lunch or the to do list but it’s impossible to leave your body behind. Your  body is always with you so pay it the respect it deserves and use it for your informal mindfulness practice. Feeling into and being present in our own body is the best way to ground and focus when we feel stressed or overwhelmed. It’s the easiest and simplest thing to do, its portable and no one has to know you are doing it. It takes about 3-4 mins but you can make it as long … Continue reading


  Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a Photographer, and while I enjoy many different areas of photography, my love is taking photo’s of Newborn Babies. There is something so very special about a new baby, so pure, so unique, so special. A new soul coming to life. As well as being a newborn photographer, I am also a Reiki Master. My Reiki journey started about 18 months ago and has helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. Through daily self healing, mediation, journaling and daily self love I am now enjoying life with … Continue reading