I am a poet, writer, nature lover, transpersonal psychotherapist, and an intuitive practitioner. My interests lie in the human psyche, transformation, nature spirituality, spiritual self-awareness, earth-based spiritual practice, Scotland and UK travel, emotions and magic. I write about psychology, an intuitive way of living, intuitive magical practice, nature spirituality and soul relationship with the land.
Writing to me is an organic unfolding relationship between parts of myself, nature, the world and lives of others around me. From a childhood in Siberia and immersive life and experiences with nature and magic, to being exposed to intense emotions of love and loss at a tender age, to being an English graduate in Oxford followed by working with books in the UK publishing industry for over twenty years, to psychotherapy training, spiritual awakening and my first encounter with my Soul land, Scotland. Here I am incorporating all elements of my life experience into my writing: poetry, non-fiction and fiction.
All my writing projects and ideas come to me either intuitively in line with what needs to manifest in my experience at that time or spring directly from an experience, either present or past, wanting to speak out into the world. My life is centred around intuition and when I am called, I go, I act. Over the years I have learnt that ignoring the inner voice only prolongs the process, as things that matter will not go away and will continue to come up. Might as well embrace the gold that rises from the soul, so to speak, and do something creative with it. I trust that inner knowing completely.
This chapbook was born out of my profound spiritual relationship with Scotland. Poems flowed through and out of me in a ready form wanting to be heard and written down. It has been a highly intuitive, aligned, emotional, personal, unique and passionate project for me over the last two years. Now the book is here and I am full of gratitude and immense joy.
INTUITIVE MAGIC PRACTICE published by JOHN HUNT Publishing/Moon Books is a result of my coming home to a practice of witchcraft that got reawakened in a powerful way and when I began to unravel the way I wanted to be with it. Intuition was my way! Comes out in April 2021.
WEATHERING THE STORM Written and released by Moon Books authors during the spring lockdown 2020 to assist people with aspects of the experience. I have been privileged to be a contributor to this wonderful resource and anthology.
Written in three parts, psychological, spiritual and practical, Weathering the Storm is an anthology offering support to those of us who are isolated or vulnerable. The book has a primary Pagan focus but will be of interested to all those interested in Mind Body Spirit matters and in alternative lifestyles and spiritualities. Covering areas from loneliness and anxiety, self-care and gardening, to cooking and crystals, Weathering the Storm is a book designed to help everyone through uneasy, unprecedented times. A complementary compendium of hope, from the writers and publishers behind Moon Books.
NATURE THERAPY WALKS was a collaboration with Cortney Cameron, who found me through my blog and asked me to contribute to the project. It was a delight to produce contributions on sensory activities for this unique book. A new edition has been released in winter 2020 and is the main textbook for a popular Nature Therapy course
DEBUT novel coming soon!