Hey, I’m Emily!
I started this blog at the beginning of this year with intentions to find a way to express myself. I was looking for a creative outlet, but what I found was much more than that. I began following my curiosity and thirst for knowledge and it has lead me to meet some amazing people and share my truth with others.
I am a wellbeing coach for teenagers and I know that to be a true instigator of change and a positive influence, I need to walk to the talk. I want students to recognise and celebrate what makes them unique, I want them to have unwavering faith in their own abilities, and I want them to challenge themselves and create a life they want to live. So to do that, I am dedicated to investing in myself, letting myself be truly seen through vulnerability and believing in myself enough to take risks. When I see an opportunity for change, I will grab it with both hands. Only then can I ask that of my students, because we all deserve to live abundantly and joyfully.
We are the role models and game changes, and to encourage entrepreneurship we must lead the way. If we want students to show up, step up and be the change they want to see, then we must show them how.
Schools are busy places, making it easy to focus on getting done what needs to be done, and losing sight of what really matters. I believe self care matters, and in a profession where our primary role is to put students first and prioritise the wellbeing of others, it becomes natural to many of us to put ourselves on the back burner. We can’t pour from an empty glass, and the first step is realising that we have a glass that needs filling before we can give from the overflow.
I have the responsibility as a teacher to be unrelenting in insisting that student work contributes and betters the community. It is up to me to make sure my students have the opportunity to make a difference.
Together we can lead with intention and show young people that all they need to know is within them.
Nothing was ever, and will ever, be achieved without collaboration.
I have been featured in the Happy Schools and the Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body newsletters with the intention to uplift, educate and challenge your thinking to add more contentment and joy to your everyday.
Whether you are a student, teacher, 7 years old, a plumber or a stay at home mum, know that you are destined for greatness and you are a part of something bigger. You have something no one else can offer, and it is your responsibility to work out what that is. You deserve the success it will bring you once you discover what lights you up.
Keep learning. Trust yourself. Surround yourself with positive people and make a difference in this world. This lifetime is temporary, so live larger.
Disclaimer: my advice is intended to be a resource for you so you can learn more and make informed decisions on your own. It is your decision whether you decide to follow my advice or learn from it. I am not a doctor or a psychiatrist, and my work is not tailored for specific individuals. My work does not meet everyone’s needs and does not replace medication or psychiatric interventions. I have good intentions to spread joy and share skills so you can learn to help yourself.