I see you,
I hear you,
and you are so much more
Hi! I'm Tash
And this is my little man, Dean.
I am a Perth based mum, wife and home keeper with a passion for wisdom, creativity and unconditional love.
I love to support people to nourish their body, mind & soul and live their best life through self love and acceptance.
My past has been dark, I lived through eight years of debilitating child sexual abuse, violence and carried around a deeply wounded heart. My faith has been strong. It was a deep belief in unconditional love that I held on to, that kept me living with my heart on my sleeve. Open always with hope and full of love to give. My determination and deep knowing that there is goodness to be experienced in life has brought me to where I am today.
Yes, I struggled, and yes, there were times when I felt this whole thing was a waste of time. I thought "why?" Not why me.... why anyone? Why life? I didn't know my worth, therefore I held myself back from fully experiencing joy. I didn't know I had a voice, so I kept quiet and only listened to others. I certainly didn't know where to find the right help for me. Well, other than amazing counsellors that I hung out each week to go back to - the one person in my life who understood what I'd gone through and could offer me a listening ear, validation, support and tools to get through.
Anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive tendencies have haunted me at times in my life when things got hard. I'd just want to withdraw. I didn't know why I forever had to deal with the nightmare of abuse. What I found was that for me, anxiety was pent up emotion, requiring action and depression was pent up grief, needing release. I think of post traumatic stress disorder as the soul scattering that occurred as the result of my soul leaving my body to cope with the trauma or dissociation.
In these times of darkness it was a battle for me to find a place to feel connected, and I never really met other survivors I could connect with until I shared my story and met with many "me too's" which enlightened me to the magnitude of how many of us there are.
While this is now only a small part of the story that makes up who I am, I am so inspired by our determination and resilience and it tugs at my heart to find that so many often feel as I did, alone.
The internal shift from disembodied and disconnected to feeling safe in my body and like I am a part of something more - truly lovable, belonging and enough, has been largely about tuning and leaning in.
I know that it is not always easy, especially without the right kind of support, and encouragement, to listen to the internal powerhouse that is your innate wisdom and trust that it knows, but you are here and that speaks volumes of your strength.
May there be something here for you that takes you from seeking to uncovering the incredible gold that is you and may you thrive.
What will you find here?
+ A blog where I share wisdom from my personal experiences;
+ Upcoming yoga events for greater self awareness & acceptance;
+ A mini series of podcast episodes sharing tools, resources and stories for overcoming and understanding sexual violence;
+ More information on how you can work with me as your coach;
+ And if you subscribe below, a monthly (or so) email full of the latest nourishment and tools I've discovered (plus a gorgeous freebie to say thank you)!
"Because of you I feel seen and this gives me confidence so that I can begin to tell my personal journey."
"Reading this book shows me that even in the toughest of times... the human spirit can still hold on"
"Thank you for sharing this book. This stuff isn't talked about enough."
Beliefs & Values
You are enough
As you are. Perfect and whole. You need nothing outside of yourself to be complete. You're not broken and never have been, only tangled in a web of lies and perceived or projected expectations. It is safe to unravel.
You are worthy of everything your heart desires. You were created on purpose and are meant to be here. You're a beautiful gift to the world.
Healing is not linear
It is an overcoming, a moving through, a reclaiming. You may feel like you are taking one step forward and two steps back, but you are always evolving.
It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility
It is up to each of us to end codependency and the cycle of abuse by making the empowering choice to accept responsibility for where we are at in life and call in the resources to get to where we want to be.
Healing is about living a meaningful life
Give yourself permission to live the life of your dreams. Don't hold yourself back from the things you know are going to help you grow and lead you somewhere beautiful - you deserve it!