The secret to a successful life


Jackie Gillies.
Jackie Gillies.

PSYCHIC Jackie Gillies is one of 40 speakers who will take the stage at the second Secrets in the Garden event on March 6 at the Belvoir Amphitheatre.

The mostly women event was created by Perth entrepreneurs Amy Radunz,Tenille Bentley, Bexx Boyd and Marnie LeFevre, who came together to create a community for women.

Gillies, who is a Real Housewives of Melbourne reality television star and married to former Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies, said she looked forward to returning to Perth and taking part in an event that honoured women.

“The last time Ben did a gig in (Western Australia) was for Groovin’ the Moo; he took me to Margaret River,” Gillies said. “It’s so beautiful there, I adored it.

“Ben took me to the outdoor movie theatre so all I did was scoff cheese and drink wine. This time I’m looking forward to getting back and seeing the energy of the women out there.”

Gillies believes in the power of manifestation and said she hoped to inspire women to believe in themselves and live their most authentic life.

“I believe what you think is what you create in life,” she said. “I always believed I was going to motivate on a bigger scale to be able to help people in areas.

“For me personally, people always ask me how I stay positive and I know how to re-change those thoughts, as in negative thoughts. I live my most authentic life by doing everything with the right intent and a pure heart.

“It’s going to be interesting for me to share how I did it.”

Three things Gillies said she was particularly keen to share with the audience was knowing your self-worth, releasing negativity through forgiveness and applying gratitude to everyday life.

“I try to teach women they are worthy, because a lot of women don’t,” she said.

As for season three of the reality TV series, which airs on Arena from Sunday, Gillies said viewers could expect more personal storylines.

“You will see more private things in the home you probably wouldn’t have necessarily seen in season one and two, which is a really good thing,” she said. “It’s going to be quite a roller-coaster this season and I will say I think this season is the best one yet.”

The event will feature yoga and pilates classes, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, dance festival fire ceremonies, education sessions and guest speakers Michelle Bridges, Lola Berry and Josie Janz-Dawson.