In 1994 I left University because of an assault that led to a breakdown. I started on a journey of self-healing and self-discovery. By healing and helping myself, I began to learn how to help others navigate their suffering and confusion to self-awareness and personal mastery.
I lived with yogis and learnt about healing, spirituality and personal development. I read hundreds of books (I still read for several hours a day most days), signed up for numerous teachings, went for talks, workshops and seminars. I travelled across the world to the tablelands of Australia, ancient Celtic sites in Europe, native Indian territories in America, remote regions of South America and back home again to Singapore in search of wisdom and understanding.
I worked extensively with natural remedies such as aromatherapy, herbal medicines and flower essences and received certificates in yoga, zen shiatsu, psycho-spiritual counselling, Reiki and Angelic Guidance.
For five years I had the good fortune to encounter the sacred mysteries of the Kogi and Lakota shamanic paths through sweat lodges and plant medicine ceremonies in South America.
In 2010 a whole new chapter began when I started life coach training with Dr. Martha Beck, culminating in life and master coach certification in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Dr. Martha Beck has been referred to as “the best known life coach in America.” By USA Today and Psychology Today.
Besides my one to one coaching and facilitation work I have spoken publicly on topics related to wellness and human potential at organisations such as Singtel, Microsoft, Citibank, National Youth Council, Health Promotion Board, Dow Jones and events such as the Holistic Festival and the Heart, Mind and Body Festival.
I have been featured in Executive Lifestyle, Time Out, Her World, Female and Finder magazines and on WKRZ 91.3, 93.8 Live, Class 95 FM, Razor TV and Primetime Morning on Channel News Asia.
Something personal about me.
Like many Eurasian Singaporeans, I especially enjoy my food. Where I differ is that I love eating fresh whole organic and unprocessed foods, so I am always on the hunt for new healthy, vegetarian or fresh food places and recipes.
Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky are my intellectual crushes. I try to keep abreast of socio-political issues. At some point my inner personal development felt like it wanted to connect to the world around me and my community. I believe in signing petitions, speaking out in support of social causes and being a part of creating a conscious, reciprocal and inclusive world in a practical and grassroots way.
I am currently working on a mid-life memoir and getting out on my bike as much as I can while navigating the lush inner path and wonder of day to day living.