Participant in "Steptember Challenge" (September 2016).

Took part in this fundraiser for the Celebral Palsy Alliance and committed to my 10,000+ steps every day for the month of September to raise much needed funds for those children who need vital equipment and services to help them walk. As a Mum of a daughter who CP, this a cause very close to my heart, and was an honour to take every step knowing it was helping others out there who desperately need it.





Participant in "City to Bay Fun Run" (September 2016).

Taking part in this fun run had been on my 'bucket list' for such a long time, well I finally did it! It was such an emotional day knowing that I had achieved something I had wanted to do for so long. It showed me how far I'd come in my life, and that when you are willing to put in the hard yards, there is nothing you can't do!





"Awaken the Power Within- Change Your Thinking… Change Your Life" Workshop (November 2016).

This event explored the power of our thinking in creating the life we truly desire. A beautiful group of people who opened up and shared what they thought was holding them back in their lives, and provided insight into how making changes could impact their lives.





"Awaken the Power Within… Allowing YOU Time" Workshop (January 2017).

This event really emphasised the importance of making the time for yourself. To give yourself permission to do what you need to fill up your own cup. It was helpful in providing ways to create the time, and more balance in their lives.





"Free to Be Me - Owning Your Story" Workshop (February 2017).

This event explored the power in taking responsibility and seeing all that is YOU. Having come from a place of darkness, finding peace now it all that happened 'for me' not 'to me' has truly changed my life. Forgiveness can bring you so much joy and happiness when you are ready to let go of what is holding you back in your life. A very empowering event by all those who attended.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/petalouisebastian/videos/10211745989066676/




"Talk Out Loud Australia" Guest Speaker at Volunteers Planning Evening (March 2017).

Was an honour to be asked to speak to a local group of volunteers who are helping raise money and awareness around mental health. Having the ability to share my story around my struggles with my mental health, and how I've made changes to
my life and where I am now. Very humbling to be a part of such an amazing group, doing amazing things for the community!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/talkoutloudaust/videos/?ref=page_internal





Upcoming News

A couple of months ago I was interviewed by the most gorgeous Radio Host & Mentor Kim O'Neill from USA for her radio show "Every Day is a New Day". Our interview has been recorded, and due to be released very soon. Stay tuned, can't wait for the episode to be available any day now. Currently in draft stage as co-author of a book with the "Positive-Minded Group". I've wanted to share my story for some time, and now this is an incredible opportunity to put some of that into words. I'm very humbled, it's such an exciting time connecting and working alongside an amazing group in the USA> I'll keep you posted, stay tuned!