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About the Author

About the author of Enjoy Coming Home website and ‘Belongings’ eBook and paperback, Anne Jennings.

Enjoy Coming Home website came about after Anne attended a Hay House writers workshop in Sydney, Australia in 2014.

“Anne is an official Friends of Wings of Hope and has spoken at the inaugural Postvention conference in Sydney sharing her insights, wisdom and methods of approaching the difficult task of packing away or disposing of a loved one’s belongings”. Quote from Wings of Hope newsletter November 2015. www.wingsofhope.org.au

Anne is an author for Open to Hope Foundation. Find her first article at www.opentohope.com  

Anne Jennings began her career studying interior design and colour for homes and commercial buildings in 1973 and became interested in Feng Shui while designing the refurbishment for The Cauliflower Hotel at Waterloo Sydney, doctor’s surgery, and private homes for her close friend and client Dr Michael Chye. After the murder of Dr Chye in October 1989 at his home Attunga Lodge at Woollahra, Anne was given the job of sorting her friends belongings and preparing his home for sale. The following year Michael’s sister Rita Caleo was also murdered. This was the turning point in Anne’s personal life and career.

Eighteen years after Michael’s death Anne contacted the owners of Attunga Lodge, and with the current owners blessing stepped inside the home again. Anne and her business partner performed a Sacred Space Clearing ritual, completing a promise she made to her dear friend Michael almost two decades before.

Anne continued to help bereaved families working as an interior designer at Rookwood Necropolis, Lidcombe with The Independent Trust and Mausoleum, Anglican and Church of England Trusts. Anne was also the interior designer for Macquarie Park Cemetery, North Ryde, Sydney for over a decade.

After the tragic death of her dance partner Brett, Anne completed training as a funeral celebrant and became involved with suicide prevention and bereavement. Anne volunteered with the The Wambool Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Team in Dubbo. The Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre supports and is now selling her book ‘Belongings’.

Anne continued visiting clients in their homes, combining her talents as a designer, counsellor and funeral celebrant  creating welcoming home environments, finding just the right spot for the bequeathed items from a loved one.

Anne has studied in Australia, Singapore and America, lectured for many years in Design at Hunters Hill and Strathfield Colleges, and worked as a professional space clearer in public and private buildings.

Anne has also worked as a guide in the leading open range zoo in Australia supporting guests while camping overnight, and interacting with endangered native and exotic animals.

In her fifties, Anne returned to her husbands home in country New South Wales where she trained as a jillaroo and completed a Certificate in Agriculture. She has worked on the family farm, for the RSPCA and as a stable hand on an Arabian horse stud until 2013.

Anne’s qualifications are in:

  • Eco-psychology
  • Holistic Counselling
  • Meditation
  • Soul Care
  • Interior Design
  • Feng Shui
  • Funeral Celebrant
  • Animal attendant
  • Full membership with IICT , International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

Spending time with animals has been a great joy and comfort in my life.

I have included the details of one of the many groups of brave people who devote their lives for animal conservation and protection.

Selatan Crafted Giftware – beautiful gifts for tiger lovers is a unique way to purchase handcrafted jewellery and giftware designs- sold online in Australia to raise funds for 21st Century Tiger to support The Kerinci Seblat Tiger Protection Units. You can find out more and order through

www.21stcenturytiger.org/tiger-shop

 

I would like to acknowledge the Quandamooka people, traditional custodians of this land I live and work on.

I wish to pay respect to the elders past and present whose cultures and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture this land, its people and all her creatures.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples please be aware that this website talks about death and may have images of people who have died.