I am back in Australia! I can't believe it has been a year since I have been here. The city of Sydney has welcomed me with open arms, and an outrageous Chinese New Years celebration.
Some very loud drums and a two dragons came into the hotel and made mischief. They went behind the reception desk and into the office. They stayed for about a half an hour before they decided they had enough.
The seminar on Friday in Sydney was wonderful. The energy was very good and people seemed to be very open. This is the first seminar of my 2015 "Your Story" tour. I always get anxious for the first event, it can really set a tone for the tour.
This trip does have a difficult side. This is the first time I have been back to Australia since my friend Charlotte Dawson died. This is a picture of Charlotte and me on the day we met in 2014. Although I had only just met her, I could feel a real kinship. It was an instant lifetime friendship.
When two worlds collide. I wish I'd had the right words, so that she'd stay.
The anniversary of her death coincides with my second seminar here in Sydney. I can feel her here. I know this will set the tone for the tour. I am going to take the energy and try to help as many people as I can to process their loss, especially those who have lost in this way.
I realize that suicides have a different affect on the living than other types of passings because they went willingly. In memory of my friend, I want to help others who've lost a loved one to suicide. So, if you've lost someone you love to suicide or, want to bring someone who has, You can purchase a buy one get one free GENERAL ADMISSION ticket. This is ONLY for General Admission, to any of my Australia events coming up in 2015. By helping others get through their tragedy I hope to make my friend proud and let something good come out of my own sense of loss.