Home' LOTL : August 2010 Contents 10 Lesbians On The Loose Magazine • lotl.com
Lifestyle Opinion / Profile / Travel / Food / Stars
Emmy Frazer and partner
Amy Vandenberg share a
passion for spirituality that
infuses their daily lives. So much
so that the couple have opened a
spirituality centre, Angel House,
in Melbourne's South Yarra to
share the love around.
Frazer, who grew up in the
country town of Warrnambool,
says she's always had an interest
in healing and spirituality. With
both her parents in the nursing
profession, caring for others is
something that came naturally.
"I guess that's where being in the
healing field drew my attention,
passion and what inspired me at a
young age," comments Frazer. "So,
my parents I guess were my first
inspiration into the healing field.
Spirituality was a big part of my
life, as a child and growing up
it was something
I discovered at a
very young age,
when things really
started happening for me."
What happened at six? Emma's
died and soon after she began receiving
the other side; the first to appear was her
assured her that her sister was alright
nd she didn't need
to worry. "That is my earliest memory of
n encounter with a
spirit. I have always felt the presence of angels.
So from there, I was
blessed to have dreams where spirit family and friends came to visit me quite often.
"I spent a lot of my younger years from 6-13 talking and communicating with spirits and
receiving a lot of messages through dreams. Messages for family and friends here on earth from
people passed. The best way to describe it is, just like in that show Medium -- I would have
similar kinds of dreams, intuitions, clues and it is like putting a psychic puzzle together."
Naturally when it came time to decide her life's journey, Emma opted for a nurturing spiritual
path. She befriended a couple that ran a spiritual centre and not long after embarked on her
spiritual apprenticeship. "I did psychic readings and Reiki healings all day long and studied and
learned amazing things about the wellbeing industry and about spirituality." It wasn't however
until she met up with her partner, Amy, that the idea to open Angel House occurred (on a
road trip to Sydney of all things). By the time the couple had returned to Melbourne they had
hatched a solid business plan and began the journey towards building their dream business. "I
guess what inspired us the most to start Angel House is that we are both compassionate and
loving souls that long to bring about real healing in the world and create a safe space where love,
sweetness, inspiration and healing can be fully explored, initiated and cherished."
At Angel House clients can experience workshops and classes, and a variety of ser vices.
"We offer a range of ser vices such as psychic readings, Tarot, massage, counselling, astrology,
numerology, Reiki and energy healing, just to name a few. And we have many amazing classes and
courses on each and every week ranging from meditation, Yoga, dance classes, art classes, music
classes, healing circles, a Charity Club, and many creative and spiritual classes and courses on the
go, we also have many fun classes available for kids of all ages! We have a beauty therapy arm, so
you can come on down and get a gorgeous colour, cut or your nails done and feel beautiful and
amazing with our hairstylists and makeup team. "
Angel House is located on Myrtle St South Yarra. The centre is open seven days from 6am-10pm.
Mix and Mingle
Spice up your social life
Julie Stafford, better known on the local scene as
Pommy (for her English heritage), has been running
Mix and Mingle events for Sydney-based lesbians
for the past three years. When the self-confessed
social butter y moved to Australia in 2005 she knew
no-one apart from her girlfriend, so immediately
set about searching for ways to make friends. Her
natural sporty inclinations saw her joining a bunch of
local clubs, but it began to set the gregarious Pommy
thinking: "How the hell do you meet anyone if you
don't like sport or have a particular hobby? And if
you're not particularly con dent, how to you get to
have a chat?"
Her answer: set up her own social club of course.
"It's fun to go to bars and clubs and the Sydney gay
scene is fantastic, but I really like to meet people and
have a chat over a glass of wine and get to know
them," says Julie. "There's always online dating, but I
nd that it can be quite time consuming. To be honest
if you're looking for a potential love interest, then you
really need to meet someone face to face to see if
there is a 'spark.'" Thus Mix and Mingle was born...
So how would she describe a Mix and Mingle
event to the uninitiated?
"I think I once described the Mix and Mingles as
the 'Pink Sofa Live!' It's just a fun, relaxing way to
meet a whole load of women in a warm and friendly
environment. I use the Nude bar at the Australian
Youth Hotel which is a really lovely lounge and has
a great atmosphere.
"It's really hard to go up to a group or chat to
people who you don't know," says Julie, "so this is an
easy way to break down that barrier. You get to talk to
loads of people. I move people along too, so if you're
stuck talking to someone, then I give an excuse for
you to move away without hurting anyone's feelings.
But of course, if you like each other, you can chat
Julie believes Mix and Mingle events are a great
place to meet likeminded folk or even potential
partners. She thinks in the past three years she's
seen over 30 long-term relationships blossom at Mix
and Mingle. "I overheard a girl in a toilet queue one night
at a bar tell her friend that she'd met her new partner
at a thing called Mix and Mingle. That was so cool! And
one night at Lemons with a Twist I had two separate
ladies come up to me and thank me for hooking them
up with their girlfriend. I love it! It's so satisfying!"
Indeed the chatty Julie admits she's made some
good friends herself through the events. "I've met
all my close friends through it and I know that
loads of people have made some great friends
by coming along. I really believe that you 'meet people
through people,' so the more friends you have, the more
chance you have of meeting Miss Right for You!"
The next Mix and Mingle will be on Friday August
13. Julie also runs dinners and speed-dating
events. Check out withthegirls.com for the latest
Spreading the love...
Links Archive July 2010 September 2010 Navigation Previous Page Next Page