On her 100 birthday I asked my Great Aunt Vera what her secret to longevity was. Her response made my heart sing. ‘I never let anyone leave my house without a smile’. All my life I have had a drive to make people happy, it would be my aim no matter the situation that if I enter a room when I leave everyone will feel a little better that when I came in. A lifter of spirits. That of course manifested as being a clown, comedian, show off. But then I had to get a ‘real’ job to support a family and a mortgage. And I had a varied job life which culminated in what I thought was the pinnacle. Good pay, company car and talking to people everyday (sales manager).
Then Christchurch was hit by a massive earthquake and turned our lives upside down. I was made redundant and as I drove away from that decision I said to myself, ‘I don’t want to do that anymore, I want to lift people.’ I felt my heart expand in my chest and knew that was what I should do, make people feel better. So I spent the next few years trying to find a way to make that happen.
So after studying Healing Touch, Chinese Medicine, Trauma Release Exercises, Strategic Intervention and reading countless books on life, love and feeling better I created Life Mechanics.