About APFH

what is this all about?

I did a Google search for “Australian Plants for Healing” and didn’t really find what I was looking for.

I was looking for information about how Indigenous Australians used plants for healing and spirituality.

This has now become a bit of an obsession for me.

Currently I am learning from books, my intuition, from Louise O’Reilly and Laura Bowen.

Please join me in  paying respect and acknowledgement to these rich and deep spiritual wisdom lineages.

 

I acknowledge the Djiringanj people of the Yuin Nation, the custodians of this beautiful land on which I live and work.

I also pay respect to all Elders past & present.

The spiritual connection that the Djiringanj people have with the Yuin Country cannot be broken.

Sovereignty has never been ceded.

Thank you for taking such good care of the wild, beautiful places of Araganu, the coastline and forests where I get nurtured.

Plants are so wonderful!

I feel wholeheartedly, that the inhabitants of this land, Australia, are all bearing traumas, wounds and a general sense of loss of place that could be substantially reduced and possibly healed through consuming the foods of the land itself.

Plus, the growth of reclaiming and nurturing indigenous culture helps us all connect with the inherent wisdom of the landscape that supported life here for thousands and thousands of years.

My Story

I was born on the land of the Yugambeh people, Southport Queensland. 

My dad is from Hungary and my mum’s family came to Australia from Malaysia in the 2nd World War.

My parents also separated when I was 6 and I felt a sense of no culture my whole life until recently. No Hungarian traditions, and a whisker of Malaysian culture as my mum’s family happily passed as white.

I get a sense that’s it is not just me that feels a big hole where there should be an Australian culture I love and want to be proud of. I see my friends and their kids developing new traditions that are meaningful to us rather than the “Aussie Aussie Aussie” culture that got fed to us.

Yes – sometimes I’m angry about what happened in this country. And what has happened to women. I get angry a lot about many things and sometimes I get sad. My anger & grief feeds a spark of hope so that I can move forward and create something better.

What you will find on this website

I’m currently exploring Australian plants via Australian Bush Flower Essences + an upcoming course with Adriana Ayalas + my own intuition + people I know who know some stuff. I’ll be sharing the journey here. 

My interests and past experience

I have a background in yoga and meditation. I also spent many years in hospitality and love wholefoods cooking with a view to health and healing via food. I am a feminist and have supported women through pregnancy, birth, mothering and in circle. I love to sew too so I’m excited to explore natural plant dyeing, Australian plant foods and drinks + spirituality & ritual using Australian plants. Wish me luck 🙂