Founders Message

IT’S BEEN SAID THAT FOR EVERY ILLNESS, THERE IS A PLACE ON EARTH WHERE IT DOESN’T EXIST.

Hi, my name is Diane Mitchell and I have no idea how you got to this website. Maybe you read about it on Facebook or saw it on some social media site. Maybe a friend told you about it. Perhaps you stumbled onto it by pure coincidence. I believe everything happens for a reason and that there are no “accidents in life.”

You and I were meant to meet.

It doesn’t really matter how you got here, because you have arrived at what is, without question, the most valuable wellbeing website on the entire Internet!

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It all began the week before Christmas in 2006…

I sat frozen, waiting anxiously for the verdict in my Dr`s office.  She looked at me, then looked down at her notes. Slowly her eyes moved back up to mine. She paused for what seemed like minutes. Her soft words bellowed out loud.

“You have a cancerous tumour in your main artery”

“What? What does that mean?” I reeled.

She looked away for a moment, then stared into my eyes the way only doctors can when they deliver the death blow.

“You have twelve weeks left to live.”

All my 41 years, flashed before my eyes, gripping the arms of the chair I stared into space.

Six months earlier I was living my dream out, in Perth, Australia.

Back home I had a hairdressing business I knew every customer by name, I knew about their family and even their hobbies. Leaving them all behind was heart wrenching. It was the only time in my life when I wished I could be in two places at once. 

But I knew the past does not equal the future and I had to let go and move on.

Within my first three years in Perth I created a phenomenally successful handmade candle & healing business.  Life was good, I was living where I wanted, and how I wanted. You’d think having five outlets, and 38 crew members, teaching people how to heal their lives through, candlelight, colour and mother earth was hard work.  For me it was a breeze. (Excuse the pun.)

Money wasn’t a problem, life was perfect  On the outside! I loved managing my healing business. My clients and crew all loved  and benefitted from what I did for them, by creating a win win for all.

Yes, the health business is a good business to be in, (even better to be immersed in this world when you health is not so great) I knew that to reach the light, I needed courage to enter the dark.

Which made me look at my marriage. We knew we had grown apart, even though my husband was still happy to be with me, we both knew our marriage was lifeless. He had the idea we could save our marriage if we started fresh. If we went somewhere new, he believed we could start over. I gave him the benefit of the doubt.  He’s a good man, I said to myself, go with it and start over. Eventually, we upped and moved 6,000 Kilometres’  to the eastern states of Australia. 

Soon after we arrived, I knew this was the beginning of another ending. I realised our beliefs and reality just didn’t match up anymore. When my doctor called me in to her office all she could say was, “Please sit.” I remember thinking, I have not been ill all my life, and for the previous 6 months, nothing showed up in tests.  Yet for some time I felt as though my ‘internal light’ was flickering instead of burning bright.  Some days, I felt like I was dying inside. That was how I described the feeling to my doctor. One morning I woke with a massive lump on the right side of my neck.

Back in her office, she looked away for a moment, when she looked back, her eyes burning into mine. Then those seven searing words smashing into my soul. 

“You have twelve weeks left to live.”

There and then, in the moment, I Just knew something had shifted inside my body, I didn’t understand it back then. A voice inside of me, told me I was not going to die.

This was only one week before Christmas. She asked, “So, what will you do this Christmas?”  Still dazed I asked “we are sharing it with friends, why?”  She firmly replied, “Make sure it’s what you want to do, This is going to be your last one.” 

I felt every cell in my body wake up, muscles tightening around my jaw, a catastrophic explosion happened inside my mind, and I said to her, very resolute “I don’t have time to die, this is not my time.”

As soon as I said that I felt an immediate sense of calm. Not because I was going to die in three months’ time, but because I knew in my gut she was wrong. Obviously, my doctor had no clue about me. I was going to live, and live better than before.

To the rest of the world I was a confident, high achieving, and happy person.  That was until she said in that cold voice of hers, “you have 12 weeks to live” “What? What does that mean?” I could barely speak.

My Dr said that by having another scan, this may show the primary cancer, and treatment was urgent. I was living in the most remote city in the world, Perth, Western Australia. I soon learned that people such as medics worked autonomously, they made quick succinct decisions and got on with it due to the remote location.

My mother died of Cancer; Maybe I had taken on my mother’s disease, just like I had taken on her beliefs?

At that point, I said to my Dr “I can tell you exactly where the primary is” and pointed to the centre of my throat. She said, “no one knows where the primary cancer is, you don’t know what you are talking about, for many people the primary is not located, you are in denial”. And with that, she asked me to leave, and wait to receive my scan appointment.  With that, I got up and calmly walked out of her office.

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It was crunch time.”

That evening I began preparing my life as if I were going to die, while BELIEVING I was going to live. The truth was my old life had already died that day. I knew whatever happened from here on, I was going to live my life differently, the kind of ‘different’ most people cannot see.

My back against a wall. If I was going to make it despite the medical evidence I had seen, my new life began that day. I sold everything I owned except my clothes, car and the house I was living in. And I even sold my precious business, in record time. What was I going to do now?

With professional help, I began creating a new life jigsaw

It soon dawned on me I was looking at death, and a new beginning both at the same time. But I knew the past does not equal the future.

Google became my best friend for months, both day and night, searching for the best health practitioners.

The first piece of the puzzle was to work on my mental health, clear the past, next was meditation, then mindfulness. Nature, massage, nutrition; home grown vegetables, and fruit. I even attended educational retreats. The next piece of my puzzle came more as a shock than anything else.  It was something I thought I’d dealt with years ago, obviously not.

When my mother died of cancer18 years before, because I supported my father with his grief, and didn’t take the time needed to mourn her death,  I realised  that grief was stopping me from living a life of passion and joy. That was when I choose professional help.

I knew if I didn’t, anything from the past could sneak into my ‘now’ and get in the way of my future.

Over my life I inherited beliefs of those who had authority over me. I realised the inner work is as important as the outer work. During the following 12 months I sought great councillors, coaches & healers, one after another, until I’d cleared away all of the fog clouding my vision.

I kept reminding myself the past does not equal the future and I had to let go and move on.

As more and more pieces of my jigsaw came together I began to feel different. I felt worthy of happiness. People started coming into my life at just the right time, they helped me piece my new life jigsaw together, piece by piece. As I cleared my mind of all the old jigsaw pieces, new habits and new beliefs began to emerge. It was these new habits and beliefs that formed the new powerful image in my mind.

Even though I felt Australia was our dream home from home.  Little did I know, Being in a marriage that was lifeless, how much damage had been done to my health. Looking back, I had been living with some pain and emotional chaos born from incomplete grieving.  It was like something deadly was creeping up inside my body, waiting for just the right moment to devour me.

Through my journey, it dawned on me that my emotions had taken on a strange life of their own, even though I had people around me, I had a sense of loneliness that became comfortable playing a part in my life, the grief living inside my body was creating a separation what I considered a great life, to living a life of freedom from within, inner peace and total joy!

Even though the diagnosis was “real,” I felt in my heart & Soul I was not going to die.  But trying to figure out the future was like trying to straighten out a bowl of spaghetti. 

I had to get rid of this mass on my neck.  My surgeon told me emphatically, my voice box needed to be removed.  Not knowing other choices were available, I AGREED !! Eventually, quickly moving through my journey, with the right HEALING people around me, I found my voice.

In doing so, I agreed to a small operation only. It was either that or I’d lose my voice and other ailments that would have followed such an operation. The operation was a success and after a short rest I was up and about again.

My life was a giant blank jigsaw puzzle

One morning on my way to see a friend. I had an image popped into my mind. When I got to my friends house I knew I had to tell her. “What if all the pieces of your life’s “jigsaw” were to fall away and you had the chance to replace each piece of the puzzle exactly the way you want it?” I asked her. She quickly replied, “Oh my goodness… then you’d have a perfect scene called your dream life.” We sat and talked for hours, shared some tears and laughed too. By the time I left I had a clear image in my mind. Now it was time to go find all the pieces I needed to complete the puzzle of my new life.

Over breakfast, knowing my husband – being a Yorkshire man had always missed his home and family, Whilst Pouring out the coffee I said,  “Since your family are back in England do you want to go back there for the divorce?”  The look on his face told me it was the right thing to do. He jumped at the chance, stood up and said “Yes, let’s go back home”

During a discussion with my therapist, she was amazed that I was strong enough to do that.

I explained my belief in ‘Creating good endings’ and that it was also part of my journey, to complete in a humane way, the end of our marriage, and be open to new beginnings while creating my new life jigsaw. 

As I continued to visualise my future, by this stage I had well and truly studied the mind,  understood exactly what had happened the moment I had ‘my shift’,  the day I was given 12 weeks to live’.  I had transitioned into Mindset, working with clients. There was only one piece of my puzzle missing.

After a while, I found my purpose.

As soon as I found that I could enjoy a healthier life, mentally, emotionally, and physically, with Inner peace, freedom and total joy. I knew my mission was to help others just like me. Those that needed instant shifts in consciousness, as well as change in perspective. What became important too was – to provide people with awareness around choices they may not know were there to be discovered, to inform & equip, so people were fully empowered with a tool kit for their lives, so in critical times and not so critical – they too have awareness of choice

I wanted to take this one client out into nature, but it rained so hard I knew we’d be soaked in a second. So, I decided we would work together indoors with mindset & mindfulness work instead, I reached up to my bookshelf to grab my anatomy bible, but I pulled out a book I hadn’t seen before.

It was “The Golden Book of Yoga Terms.” The book fell open in my lap and for some odd reason I began reading a short passage out loud to my client.  “Transforming darkness (GU) into light (RU) gives us GURU, a spiritual teacher. Universally “Gurus” point the way, solutions lie within the searcher.”

It was during that client session that I realised, there are a lot of women and men out there who need the opportunity to know about and learn of the valuable options for their own future choices, just like I had. There are fabulous practitioners, many in and around my life.

One of my superpowers is bringing the right people to the right people – connecting them.  Once I realised that I can only complete my own jigsaw puzzle of life by helping others complete theirs, I broadened my search for other empowered professionals with healing talents to join me in creating a Wonderful World of Wellbeing for you.

And that’s how I’d like you to think about this, beyond our live festivals which will return when it is safe and appropriate to do so, now, think about this as if you had arrived at a new world, one completely different from the one you know. A world where you can be your best, free from stress or almost every kind of problem that ails you. Remember what I said right at the beginning.

“FOR EVERY ILLNESS THERE IS A PLACE ON EARTH WHERE IT DOESN’T EXIST.”

I believe wellbeing is the new currency. And like any currency you can use it to give you a better life. The more wellbeing you have, the richer life you’ll enjoy.

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Can wellbeing be measured?

Of course. Just as any form of currency can be measured. You can be health rich, or health poor. 

It’s your choice.

If you are health poor then you have no currency to spend and life can be frustrating, painful, or lonely. But if you are health rich you have all the currency you need to enjoy life to the full. When you look at how COVID has forever changed our world, you’ll soon realise what it’s doing. 

It’s taking away our wellbeing currency.

Now, more than ever, we need to hold onto and even expand our wellbeing currency.

And that is what this website is all about.

Now, let’s imagine that you and I have a “Health Bank Account.” And inside this bank account we have our wellbeing currency.

As I said, the more of this wellbeing currency you have the richer your life can be.

Let’s go back to your health bank account for a moment. If for whatever reason you find yourself in health debt right now, then you’re in the right place at the right time.

Here in this Wonderful World of Wellbeing you’ll find all the resources you’ll need to make positive health deposits into your health account and reverse the debt and go into health abundance.

You’ll have your new wellbeing currency to go out and spend on creating the life you’ve always wanted, full of energy, vitality, and love right here

Welcome, to a Wonderful World of Wellbeing.

This is your one stop home, you’ll find everything you need right here to live a fulfilled life.

You are welcome to stay as long as you like, revisit, bring your friends here, sign up, engage, and immerse yourself with all the wonderful offerings of health and wellbeing at your fingertips.

– Diane Mitchell
Founder, Wonderful World of Wellbeing. 

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