Things I’ve learned
Many years ago, I decided to let go of trying to be what society expected of me because I felt I was going crazy trying to live the ‘normal’ 9-5 lifestyle. I craved something different.
So I began making changes in my life in a more conscious way and am now living the life I designed for myself and in a beautiful part of the world – Marbella in Andalucía, Spain.
Originally from Richmond, near London, the early part of my adult life was spent travelling and experiencing the world. I had always dreamed of living in a different country but never seemed to find the right moment to move. As time went by, and after a painful divorce and general sense of unhappiness, fear took over and I stayed put.
How many people plan to do something ‘one day’ only to discover that day never comes and then it’s too late? That day did come for me though, many years later, but not until after an accident that left me unable to work or walk for over a year, and which changed the course of my life. Suddenly it was clear: life is too short and precious not to take action on our dreams.
So, in my 40s and following a long-felt desire to live in a Mediterranean country, I moved to Barcelona in Spain with three suitcases, very little money and a wide-open mind. It was a tremendous challenge: a new language, new culture, new friends – but it afforded me the opportunity for the greatest personal and spiritual growth.
Now, many years later and living in southern Spain – my spiritual home – the healing journey into my true self combined with learned multi-faceted skills and life coach training has enabled me to create a working system for people who are ready to pursue their dreams.
As an intuitive and an empath, I have developed the ability to work deeply and connectedly with individuals and groups, encouraging and motivating them to bring out the best in themselves.
My system incorporates natural methods to access, shift and heal deep core issues that prevent people from moving forward.
Born into a dysfunctional family, my two brothers and I endured an emotionally painful childhood with little stability. We had a psychic mother, whose sensitivity and awareness I inherited, and an alcoholic, sexually abusive and violent father.
We moved around a lot trying to evade my father, and I was the new kid at school so often that I learned ‘coping’ mechanisms that turned into anxiety disorders later in life. As a child growing up in 50’s/60’s England and having been born a ‘sensitive’ and a natural ‘healer’, through my mother I was introduced to the Spiritualist Church – the only place I felt safe and where I first learned about spiritual healing.
Since then, and throughout my life, I have studied, practiced and taught the power of subtle energy and facilitated many healings with voluntary groups and animal sanctuaries in UK and Spain through Master Level Reiki and Level III Reconnection Healing work.
Out of this interest, and my ongoing study of subtle energy, I learned how to incorporate the ancient, oriental art of placement known as Feng Shui (acupuncture for rooms and spaces) into my work, while studying under a Feng Shui Master. I now have many years of work experience in this field and, apart from giving Feng Shui Consultations and teaching the Western Method of Feng Shui in Workshops…
Also, after many years teaching others how to present their ideas to an audience, my Communication Skills & Public Speaking e-course has become available.
More recently, my e-book ‘Practical Mindfulness – How to Get From Stressed Out to Blissed Out’ has become available to buy/download in English, and in Norwegian: ‘Praktisk Mindfulness: Hvordan gå fra stresset til avslappet’
As my reputation in these alternative fields grew, I got invited to speak and run workshops all over England to company executives who were being made redundant in the recession of the late 80s.
As a natural progression, and after formally qualifying my coaching studies (Newcastle College, England), my holistic work grew into the transformational coaching practice that can now help you discover your raison d’etre – your reason for being on this planet – your unique offering to the world .
Having studied Tibetan Buddhism (New Kadampa Tradition), I now follow no formal religion, preferring to empower myself by connecting to my innate higher wisdom. My background also includes membership of the College of Psychic Studies in London for many years.
After winning a writing competition, I succeeded in getting my semi-autobiographical novel published in 2008. Now ‘Living in Bright Shadows’ is available in paperback and e-book format in English, while the translated version, ‘Vivir en sombras luminosas’ is in e-book format in Spanish. Both are available from Amazon stores worldwide.
I enjoy writing stories and articles, facilitating workshops and courses, and designing interior and exterior spaces. I love art, music, nature, peace, companionship, animals, friends, family, living in the sunshine in southern Spain between the mountains and the sea, and dividing my life between Marbella, Barcelona and London.
I know my strengths and weaknesses, do the things I love, and mostly don’t have to do things I don’t!
I get to travel and dig deep into life’s rich experiences, connecting with my higher self throughout the journey.
Having experienced bouts of deep depression and social anxiety since childhood, I now know and understand the crippling effects that aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can impose on one’s day to day life.
Through constantly working on my inner shadow, I maintain a focus on growth and acceptance of life challenges as they occur. I can help you too.
We all go through hardships of one kind or another in life and some of us have chosen especially challenging experiences in this lifetime as they can lead to immense growth and reconnection back to Source.
While continuing to work on my own issues, I help my clients work through theirs too.
If you have problems you feel you can’t tackle alone, through my unique Transformational Life Coaching system I can help you overcome them to enable you to lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.
To guide you towards designing the life you want for yourself while discovering your higher purpose in life – to move YOU forward towards a brighter future that thrills you!
My work is to coax your potential to the surface.
My commitment is to empower you to find and live your passion in a context of love and joy and an absence of fear .
If my story inspires you, and you feel I could help guide you towards a brighter future, please contact me to arrange a Free Success Exploratory Session.