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About Marie-Elise

Marie-Elise was born in New Zealand, grew up on a farm in the Waikato and has lived a life filled with adventures and challenges.  I left home at the age of eighteen and began my foray into The University of Life as a serial risk taker.  Even though I have made choices in life which have not always been wise, they have enriched my life, one way or another, even  if it has taken me a while to realize it!

In the 1970’s I began to discover the big wide world and my penchant for travel. I have lived on Norfolk Island, Johannesburg South Africa, Auckland New Zealand, Perth Australia, Swiss Cottage in London and Sydney Australia, as well as making many shorter visits to various countries around the globe.  In between times I have had amazing experiences as I have moved through my conditioned view of life and stepped into a place of self-inquiry.

Through various teachers and experiences I have found both meditation and exercise (walking meditation) have been instrumental in enabling me to delve deeper within, (an ongoing journey).   I adopted many varied forms of personal growth strategies during my travels. For example I found myself at a retreat  for a fortnight which turned into three months at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Village de Pruniers in Southern France (in silence).

Swinging Meditation at Plum Village, France

In the late 80’s, I left the corporate world and made a complete diversion into the health sector  from 1989 -1995, working with HIV/AIDS. My roles included education, counselling, support services, public speaking and organising World AIDS Day Events in Perth, Western Australia. I also managed a Respite House for people living with HIV & AIDS for a further two years before taking time out.

My love for writing has grown over time and the written word, I feel,  has the capacity to stir our soul, energize our body, liberate our mind, heal our heart and instigate great imagination. It is an extraordinary catalyst that can bring about incredible personal change.

Being an avid reader, there are many books on my bookshelves, that I have read more than once!  Many are filled with wisdom, others have inspired me and touched my heart, and many more I call my ingredients to life.  Their message never dates.

Massage, Reiki and those amazing dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils

Marie-Elise is a Certified Massage Therapist with 21 years experience in a variety of modalities.  I previously worked from my own Massage Clinic ‘Beyond Words’ in Wray Avenue, in Fremantle, Western Australia.
I am also a Reiki Master and worked for three years in Primrose Hill in London as a Massage Therapist, as well as teaching Reiki I & II from 1997 – 2000 before returning to Australia.
Based on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, I offered Reiki and Integrated Holistic Massage from the Wellbeing Centre in Oaks Avenue, Dee Why for 18 months, as well as teaching Reiki I and II.
Now living in the Northern Rivers, I am again offering my services as a Integrated Holistic Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
With my 21 years experience, I integrate my  understanding and skills by offering a holistic treatment which is tailored to suit your needs. I use a combination of techniques including Swedish massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, as well as Reiki healing.

I am a passionate dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, educator and mentor!!  These essential oils have impacted on my life in ways I never thought possible. Every bottle we buy and use creates CHANGE in this world.

You can contact me through my email: equanimity@marie-elise.com

About marie-elise.com

This web site is a personal expression of life through my eyes.  For those of you wanting to embrace change, mentally, physically and emotionally through plant based medicine, then I open my arms and welcome you into the world of dōTERRA.  It is a life changing place to be.

Becoming a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate has brought about change within me, that encourages joy over fear, gratitude over self pity, acceptance over rejection, love over hatred and tolerance over prejudice. These oils are phenomenal. They have changed my life, my perspective and my health in ways I would never have thought possible. Every bottle of oil, and I mean every bottle, that I purchase and use brings change to the livlihoods of so many in this world.

My blog contains writings and reflections that are from my own personal perspective and experiences … as this world we live in moves forever forward into new paradigms of being.

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