....... and I'm addicted to caffeine!
I am a small town girl with big dreams.
I am Mumma of two beautiful girls (nope, I don't feel like I am done but am in NO RUSH to have another anytime soon!) hey - hubs!
I am happiest when I am on the beach, washing the day off in the ocean and watching the sunset with my beautiful family and friends.
This summer the girls and I are learning to surf and we are having the best time, creating so many special memories!
In the last couple of years I have created a lifestyle through teaching baby massage & yoga that enables me to spend so much MORE TIME with my family. TIME is everything. #grateful
Hi I'm Amy
I didn't always have this business, the opportunity to travel the world doing something that I LOVE and am incredibly passionate about OR a 'job' that allowed me to work around the kids.
Purchased Wellness Centre on South Coast of NSW at age 22!
Got married + had a baby. Studied Baby Massage with IMIS.
had another baby.... things started to get real.
Abruptly had to move out of premises. So started working training PT clients from our garage + massaging from our spare room at home!
Had an amazing little business. Humming along beautifully!
Hadn't slept more than 2 hours at a time in over 12 months!
2 kids under 2 ! Billie, still hadn't slept for more than 2 hours at a time.
Running a super successful business; was fully booked out massage therapist. Life was crazy busy!!
Was burning out. Knew I needed to slow down. But instead, opened up a new business. "Wellness at The Bower." A boutique Couples Wellness Retreat alongside a fully booked out massage practice!
Was a fully booked massage therapist, owner of boutique couples wellness retreat - working full time with 2 young kids.
Hit rock bottom.
Closed Wellness at The Bower. PIVOT. Took on the role of Australian Trainer of Blossom & Berry. Travelled all over Australia + to Dubai and Africa teaching baby massage! #livingmybestlife
Have we tried unplugging 2020, waiting 10 seconds and turning back on? ;)
At the age of 22, a week after I graduated as a remedial massage therapist in Sydney, I purchased my first business, a wellness centre on the South Coast of NSW. I have ridden the rollercoaster of small business ever since.
As expected, there have been the highest of highs (wedding & babies) and the lowest of lows (deaths, depression & anxiety). I have a wealth of knowledge and experience. I have learnt loads of lessons.
I first started teaching baby massage after I had my first daughter who suffered from sever colic. There is nothing like a colicky baby to welcome you into motherhood. She used to scream from around 4pm until at least 10pm. Hubs worked evenings, so being home alone with a baby that I couldn't settle was torture. I felt like the walls were closing in on me. The only way I could get her to stop screaming was to go for a drive. So every night, for over 5 months that's what we did. I spent an insane amount of money on petrol and put so many kilometres on the car.
I had heard that baby massage may help relieve pain from wind, colic and constipation but there were no local baby massage instructors in the local area and because I don't tend to do things by halves - I enrolled to become a baby massage instructor.
I am incredibly grateful that that decision made out of complete desperation has taken me to where I am today.
I am now in a position where I get to help other entrepreneurs support and nurture more parents and babies and grow their own profitable, passionate, authentic businesses that allow them to spend more time with the people that matter most.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT REALLY FLIPS MY LID .. MAKING PEOPLE FEEL..... FEEL LOVED, WANTED, NEEDED, APPRECIATED, SUPPORTED, MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ENOUGH, MORE THAN ENOUGH AND LESS ALONG. BEING A MUM AND AN ENTREPRENEUR CAN BE A LONG, WINDY + LONEY ROAD.
If I can even just shine a little light on just one beautiful mumma - my job is done! My heart is full ! I've succeeded.
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." - Osho
To help 10K parents learn the benefits of nurturing touch and positive parenting in 2020; ultimately strengthening bonds within the family unit. Raising kids to be confident to go out and explore the world and interact with others knowing they are loved.