My name is Emily aka The Home Alchemist.
Welcome to my online home dedicated to women’s wellbeing and empowerment.
I’m a Byron Bay based writer/blogger, feng shui teacher and curator of sacred space for wellbeing, healing and success.
I’m here to help you unlock the treasure in your home+heart. In other words to:
I spent alot of my childhood creating little homes and cubby houses, so when I discovered feng shui in the 90’s I really thought I had found my thing.
I studied extensively to become a feng shui practitioner and even teacher of practitioners with one of the largest feng shui schools in the world.
However in 2003 my parents and I were caught in a life threatening firestorm.
We were outside their house as the fire front hit and 100ft flames chased us down the street. My parents lost their home, both cars and all their belongings.
But, we were alive and safe! After what we had witnessed this felt like all that mattered.
Over 500 homes were destroyed that day, with only 20% of the suburb I had grown up in still standing. Even more tragically, four people had lost their lives.
Although my physical home nearby did survive, my sense of home and the landscape of my life changed dramatically.
Over the next ten years profound insights emerged from the ashes.
My own journey home, which included a significant chapter working through PTSD and narcissistic abuse, became my greatest teacher of all.
Along the way I gained deep insights into how our physical environments can support our healing and the immense power of sacred space for self care.
I also realised how crucial our internal and external foundations are to our hearts, and our ability to live on purpose and sustainably share our true light (or shine) with the world!
Essentially, here you’ll find inspo, musings and tips under these categories:
Feng Shui, Sacred Space, Clutter, Space Clearing, Ceremony, Ritual, Healthy Homes (Environments for Health & Wellbeing)
Love, Self-care, Healing, Homecoming, Trauma, Grief & Loss
Purpose, Passion, Creativity, Sharing Your TRUE Light, Empowered Entrepreneurs (Peeps to Embrace)
Personal stories and memoirs from my journey.
Random EMspiration in the form of empowered words and images (my own photos) from life around Byron Bay in Northern NSW Australia.
Overall, the goal of my blog is to share meaningful content that inspires you to empower both your physical environments and your sense of home in the world.
Ultimately, I’d love to help you create a home and life YOU love OR to rebuild your home and life, especially after trauma, grief and loss…
PO Box 178
Byron Bay, NSW
ABN - 77 877 476 578
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of
the land and waters of Australia, and pay
respect to all Elders – past, present and emerging.
May all beings be happy and free.
May this website be a sacred space.
May it be blessed and protected and
May all who visit come home to LOVE xo
I am so sorry for your loss ♡
I have a website and resources specifically
for you at: