My name is Emily aka The Home Alchemist.
Welcome to my online home dedicated to helping you come home to love and love coming home!
I’m a Byron Bay based writer/blogger, feng shui teacher and curator of sacred space for wellbeing, healing and success.
I’m also a bushfire and PTSD survivor!
I’m here to help unlock the treasure in your home+heart. In other words to help you:
I’m also a plant based wellbeing and self care geek so love to share healthy home and living hacks.
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 – another story) 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:
Homecoming, Healing, PSTD, Trauma, Grief & Loss
Feng Shui, Sacred Space, Clutter, Space Clearing, Intentional Styling
Purpose, Passion, Creativity, Sharing Your Shine, Peeps to Embrace (a spotlight on some of my entrepreneurial friends)
Meditation, Ritual, Ceremony, Symbols
Healthy Homes and Wellbeing Hacks
Personal stories and inspiration from my own journey
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 help you to rebuild your home and life after trauma, grief and loss…
Everyone deserves to come home to love!
* Interior Alignment is a system of Feng Shui and Space Clearing (founded by Denise Linn) that honours the power of nature to create a home for your soul.
** Roger Green is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic teachers on Feng Shui. A pioneer of classical Feng Shui methods in the West, he was one of the first to teach it in Europe, London and America in the early 1990s. He was also one of the first to develop a western Luo-pan compass, and has also developed a unique system of Feng Shui for the Southern hemisphere. Roger currently teaches his curriculum with the New York School of Feng Shui, and is the Director of the Academy Sacred Geometry and the Academy Healing Nutrition.
‘Maybe if we are surrounded in beauty
Someday we will become what we see’ – Jewel
PO Box 178
Byron Bay, NSW
ABN - 77 877 476 578
You are not alone ♡
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I live and work on Bunjalung Land.
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging and appreciate them sharing this land, their home…with me.
I ask that this website be a sacred space.
May it be blessed and protected and
May it inspire all who visit, to come home to LOVE ~ EJR