WENDY KEOGH

Lifestyle Creator

Welcome to my site!  I appreciate the time you are taking to find out a little bit about me.

Here is a little snapshot:

Where I live:

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

My Background:

I have worked within the corporate world of Safety Management for over 20 years.  It is fast paced, highly stressful and often challenging!  Heck, life has been one challenging ride!

My Values:

Being open, honest and ethical in all that I do.

Being there for my family and friends.

Gaining success and freedom authentically.

Giving back with integrity.

Favourite Books:

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma

The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

My Hobbies & Interests:

Aromatherapy, Natural & Healthy Living, Gardening, any form of craft from crocheting, mandala rock painting, soap making, incense crafting.

My Mission:

To provide others with inspiration, whilst helping them find their passion and purpose. To care and nurture the world organically through providing the tools, training, resources and guidance so that may live their life on their terms.

Be Brave, Be Strong, Have Courage.

Ignite the flame within your soul and shine it to the world!

My Story:

My life has not always been easy.  I married young and divorced a few years later.  I picked myself up and some time later met someone new.  He was my soul mate, my best friend, my rock.  We travelled overseas and lived in England for 8 months where we both worked.  Then, I fell pregnant.  I was excited but scared and I thought he had felt the same.

I came back to Australia and he was to return 3 weeks later.  He didn't come back for another 2 months but when he did, boy, was I in for a heart wrenching ride.  He was distant, non communicative, miserable.  Eventually I found out why - he had met someone else in England and was in love with her.  My world came crashing down. I was 7 months pregnant, had nowhere to live, had $400 in the bank, no car, no baby things, nothing, zilch.

What happened then?  He left me. Forever.  I was lost, alone, gutted.

I had my baby - a beautiful boy.  With the help of family and friends, I survived but it wasn't easy. I bought him up on my own and no, his father to this day has never seen him.  It was cruel.  I blamed myself of course - what did I do wrong?  Was it my fault?

But, my son is now 30 and he is the kindest, most caring, sweetest human being there is and I am so very proud of him.  He now has a family of his own and has given me a beautiful granddaughter so what more could I ask for?

As I was on my own rearing my son, I had to work to make ends meet, pay the bills, put food on the table....you know...the things we all have to do to survive.  I landed some good jobs in the corporate environment and slowly made my way up to management roles.

But, I wasn't happy.  There was a restlessness deep inside my core.  I was in the 9 to 5 grind, running to and from day care centres before & after work, getting the same pay packet each week.  Continuing on that cycle day in and day out for weeks, months, years.

My soul was crying and I was dying inside.  My spark was gone.  I knew there was a better life out there which had more meaning. I was barely existing and I could feel myself spiralling out of control into deep, deep despair.  I was burnt out, I had lost the passion and drive and literally had to force myself to go to work each day.  I was in my mid life, had worked since I was 17 and still had a big mortgage to pay.  I kept saying to myself - next year I will make a change.  Guess what?  The years went by and nothing changed.  I will still on the same roller coaster ride....

Does this sound familiar to you?

After much soul searching, I found that if I just listened to my heart, I could change my life and follow my passions with purpose.  I needed to take some risks and make decisions that I knew would not only benefit me, but benefit and help others.

I'm on a journey of self discovery and am still learning as I write this.  My love of natural health, holistic living, aromatherapy, hand crafted incense and living a life with freedom is my true path.  I hope I can help and share my journey with you.

Love & light

Wendy