About Estée Manning

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WOW what a journey life is. It feels like there are many lifetimes in one and I think I’m on my 5th now :-) But that is the beauty of life, the cycles that we move through and how those experiences, those puzzle pieces all continue to add to the story of our lives. To paint a picture of experiences that lead us closer to our bigger perspective of why we are here (although that will continue to expand beautifully too).

I believe we are living in the most amazing times ever. The awareness, the opportunities, the resources, the mentors and the support structure to show up and step out and stand in who we are, one step at a time. They can be big, scary steps, but so very rewarding. It is a journey to continue to stretch beyond what we have known, to be open to the new, to feel the deep connection to life, to take full self responsibility. The most beautiful gifts I believe we can give ourselves is to listen deeply to what we are feeling, build a beautiful relationship with ourselves  having tools to move through resistance and trust that life is supporting us because it is if we harvest the nuggests of wisdom.

Now, for me, it's about coming back to simplicity and bringing more awareness to the truth, the pleasures, the joy, the humor of the everyday moments. To love the life I have and be aware if I'm reaching too far forward into the future... my consciousness these days won't let me do too much of that... too heady ;-) I could write so much about this topic... perhaps, one day I will ;-)

So a little of my past story

From growing up with a mum going through her own spiritual awakening plus the rebellion teenager years of dreadlocks and tomboy clothes, my creative expression was well, slightly left of centre. Then at 17 onwards, I found myself on the runways and doing photoshoots in Sydney, Melbourne, Milano, Hong Kong, LA, San Francisco and doing TV commercials in Thailand. Book often in hand backstage, I'd be reading books like The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, or Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch... I could easily see that this 'externalisation of beauty' wasn't real... I was in it for the global adventure baby! But it wasn't until years later that I became much more aware of how damaging placing any form of our worth, our value and our power in how we look and how we think we are being perceived can be. It is soul destroying.

When I returned to Australia several years later, I felt like I needed time out from the world and just needed space to be me... whatever that was. I moved to a remote 56 acre property with a beautiful eco semi-rainforest on it where began my obsession with permaculture and organic growing. While there I had my own website company and my funny, gorgeous daughter was born.

Fast-forward to now and living for several years on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, I’m still playing in the website space (with hotels) but with my partner Brendan at Pebble Design. We are both super passionate about wellness and our direction is continuing to work with hotels but to help integrate guest well-being through many different ways in their hotels.

My journey for now is simply following my curiosity with the beautiful people that I find or who enter my life who have a greater wellness message and then sharing that with whoever wants to listen ;-)

The podcast is called 'The Hotel Guest Well-being Show.' If you're curious, you can watch and listen here online or listen on iTunes

With love, Estée xx

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