Rachel Hall – More Than Meets The Eye
NAME: Rachel Hall
LOCATION: Brisbane Australia
Dentist and Business Owner Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore, Writer, Presenter, Business Coach
I grew up in a working class family in inner city Birmingham, UK and was blessed to live in an area with open woodlands, parks, rivers and canal ways. I loved being in nature and feeling the wind on my face. My Mom would take us walking and I would enjoy the pure simplicity of the rhythm of my feet and the quiet around me. I still delight in the simple pleasure of a walk and the solitude of the wilderness, even if it is only strolling the local riverbank or parklands with my dog or family.
As a child I loved my own company and was often described as living in a dream world as I would dance around and create stories or songs. Reading a book with my parents I would add my own words to go with the pictures adamant it was the real story, as I could sense there was more being said, and would often get into trouble for ‘making things up’ or ‘having an over active imagination’.
I was educated at my local public schools, a bright young girl who was quick to learn and found school very easy. I would finish the allocated work ahead of the class then become bored and impatient as I waited for them to catch up, so I entertained myself by challenging what was being taught - which regularly saw me in trouble during my school and University years!
I developed a love for science and the workings of the human body and even though I was gifted at chemistry I surprised everyone when I announced that I was going to be a dentist, I didn’t know why but I just knew in my core that this is what I was here to do.
Through dentistry I now run my own very successful dental office where I have been able to combine my passions for science, health, teaching and caring for people with my love for attention to detail, precision and order.
I live in a riverside home in a semi-rural area of Brisbane with my partner since high school and our son. I hold both very dearly and adore them with my whole being. I never thought that being a parent would touch me so deeply as I am in awe of my son who is so sweet, sensitive and incredibly perceptive.
My partner is my greatest inspiration showing understanding and a level of patience that knows no bounds, standing by me when as a young adult I lost my innocent nature and became at war with the world and myself. Whilst many relationships may not have withstood this period, my partner only saw me for who I really am, calling for me to wake up to this fact for myself, which through the support of Universal Medicine I have been able to realise.
I am privileged that my family supports me in all that I do, even if it seems to be the most hair-brained idea at the time, and we often joke that life with me is like holding on tight to a theme park ride. Yet as a naturally instinctual person who trusts my feelings I have always come up smelling of roses and have been what most would describe as very lucky.
At first glance, despite my small stature, I can appear quite intimidating as I am outspoken and direct, unafraid to say it like it is, challenging of the status quo and not known for backing down from what I know to be true. Yet, I wear my heart on my sleeve, have a quick wit and cheeky sense of humour, and am a delicate, tender, soul who deeply cares for people, nature and the oneness of life.
As a friend I am ferociously loyal and will defend you to the hilt, supporting you by lovingly pulling you up to be the wonderful person I see you to be.
Patience and understanding are not my strongest assets and I continue to work on them today, as in many situations I can see what needs to be done or resolved very quickly and just want to get on with it. I have always had the ability to read between the lines and know that there is more being expressed than meets the eye. I find this supports me to be very in-tune, which is a great asset when interacting with people in my work and social life. I am learning to appreciate what others bring and as I develop and grow find that I am able to offer my support, wisdom and expertise when required.
I still enjoy my own company but also relish being with people especially when working as a team, knowing that we are not designed to do it all on our own. As I move through life I am committed to continue to learn from others, to open myself up more and more to developing relationships, and to be openly loving whilst allowing others to love me back in return, which for a simple girl who wears her heart on her sleeve actually isn’t as hard to do as I once thought.