Many people have helped make this book happen. From Wiley, thank you to senior commissioning editor Lucy Raymond for seeing my vision and sharing my passion, to editor Jem Bates for your attention to detail, and to the whole Wiley team for your professionalism and for believing in me and the book.
To my husband Matt: with you beside me I can truly live the life I choose. And to my beautiful children: I hope you continue to embrace possibility, take the time to look around you and always be thankful for the gift of life.
To the tribe of friends who have supported me through this writing project: thank you for being there when I needed a helping hand.
Several people whom I deeply admire willingly shared their time and expertise with me, allowing me to channel a small part of it through this book. A big thank you to Shivani Gupta, Dr Jenny Brockis and Jenna Kennedy.
Lastly, I want to acknowledge the beautiful world that surrounds me. Inspiration was always in my reach through the crystal-blue ocean, the green forests, the birds that sat beside me on the verandah while I wrote — and the vibrant cafes where I sought to refuel! It is when we look up and around us that we realise we already have everything we need in life and more. We just need to slow down long enough to enjoy it.