Aloha! I’m Joanne
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years. But in 2018, big city life no longer appealed to me. I was burned out and needed a lifestyle reset, so I gave up the city for simplicity and moved to Maui, Hawaii.
While the move to Maui was a refreshing sea change, I had to start over again by making new friends, reinventing myself and adjusting to life on a small island. As a result I became more mindful, intuitive and inspired. I created more meaning in my life and redefined happiness for myself. Nature is a great teacher and healer. I’ve also been a dedicated vegan since 1994 because of my love for animals and passion toward health.
I was always driven by ambition and goals. I left high school at 15 and headed to LA by 19. Finally, I’d found my tribe of fellow creatives in LA, and a place where I could live and breathe success. I was always keeping busy from morning til night, but as the years passed by, it was harder for me to keep track of one year to the next. I felt like I was living in a time warp. Only now, I’d become a workaholic. I was lacking sleep, but kept pushing myself to always achieve the next thing on my to-do list. I’d become an over-achiever and got an adrenalin rush from beating my own personal record. I ignored the warning signs of anxiety and stress, even when a panic attack led me to the hospital.
When I wasn’t busy, I didn’t know what to do with myself. The rush of excitement from achieving goals and setting new ones felt rewarding… until it didn’t. I began to feel empty inside. I thought I was just having a dull moment and hoped it’d pass, but it didn’t. I began to have a nagging feeling of dissatisfaction, which was growing by the day. My family and friends outside of LA were all content with their lives, but I was starting to doubt my own happiness. My body began to ache all over.
I was no longer stimulated by materialism, chasing success, crowds and busy places – all the things I once enjoyed. I even started to outgrow some friends in LA. I was hoping this was some silly dream, and I’d soon wake up and return to the old me. But that never happened. I had changed as a person and this time I was paying attention to life. Happiness, quality of life and wellbeing meant more to me. I left LA and moved to Maui and never looked back.
My life is more creative now. With less stimulation, the focus is on important things in life like health, freedom, purpose, relationships, and feeling whole inside. I have more inspiration than ever.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always forged my own path and love to inspire others to do the same. It’s a process that I now use with my own clients who are ready to begin their journey to wellness.
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