Julie’s desire to create a company that supports mental health stems from her own personal challenges when working for years in the highly charged financial markets,
“there was a time in my work life where I often felt trapped, alone in my feelings and depressed, I was going through the motions like a robot, I lost my spark and there was not clear reason why.”
She continues, “I was still generally a positive, grateful person but I couldn’t seem to detach from my thoughts long enough too see the forest for the trees, this led to my retreating socially, both in my work and life, which I knew was not healthy. I was lucky as I was always an active person and in touch with my physical body, so I knew if I could find something that focused on the science of the mind, body connection in a practical way, I could really get my head wrapped around that. I was looking for some respite in the storm that would help me live life on life terms and not feel like I was fighting windmills all the time. Mindfulness training lead me to be more curious, less judgemental and created a gap between thoughts and reaction, which I like to call the sweet spot of my life now.” Having built and produced numerous accredited workshops and corporate educational events over the past decade, Julie believes in the power of easily accessible, engaging, education to effect change.