About Annie O’Brien
E-motion Cards' Principal
I am a Qualified Counsellor, Life Coach, Reiki Master and Cert IV Workshop Facilitator… I have worked in all these fields, but that doesn’t define who I am. These are labels – different hats I wear at different times. Basically, I love to help people and the E-motion Cards are a gift that was created to help build healthy, family relationships.
I was born in the little country town of Monto, in Queensland, the eldest of four children. Physically, I have visited, and lived, in quite a lot of places in Queensland, spent some time overseas in Fiji, and like most of you, during my life’s journey, I’ve traveled along life’s roller-coaster of ups and downs – taken the odd detour with the accompanying challenges, learned the lessons, and kept rolling along to the next chapter of my life.
Early last year, I was at a stage in my life where I was looking for something different, something purposeful I could put my heart into. I hadn’t been able to work for some time because of ill health, so it had to be a work from home option. The whole concept for the emotion cards literally fell in my lap during a meditation. It was that easy. I knew exactly how I wanted them to look, and was fortunate enough to find an awesome graphics designer in Sophie to bring the cards to life.
I am no stranger to working with kids. I taught children music for some years back in the early 1990’s, and in recent years I’ve run Reiki workshops for children. According to my grandchildren, I am a great storyteller and they love to have “nanny chats” when going to bed at night to hear about the olden days. To teach a child something new, and watch the light go on inside of them, when the penny drops, is pure magic. To be part of the learning process of teaching children about Emotional Literacy is something I feel proud of. I hope you and your children enjoy the E-motion Cards as much as I loved creating them!