Inspirational author, broadcaster and publisher
Welcome to my website, where you can find information about my books.
Books have dominated my life, whether reading them, writing them, speaking about them or publishing them – they have been a source of inspiration to me, and food for my soul.
I have been a publisher for the last thirty years and am widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of health and lifestyle, personal development and spirituality. I have published many ground-breaking books and bestsellers during that time.
At the heart of my life there have always been three questions - Who am I? Why am I here? How best can I live? These questions are like a constant refrain. Everything I've done and continue to do is an attempt to answer these questions.
My inspirational anthologies (including A Dancing Star and The Joy of Gardening) have been an attempt to answer these questions. They have now sold over 250,000 copies and have been described by the media as ‘treasures of timeless wisdom’. They are designed to inspire, motivate and encourage positive thinking. Drawing upon both Eastern and Western material - from the great teachers, writers, poets and philosophers of the past, as well as from contemporary writings, they are perfect for reflecting on the big questions of life and reassuring during times of change.
Never have we seemed more in need of inspiration than the world we live in today - we seem to stand on the brink of economic meltdown, political and social unrest, and even possible extinction.
I hope that my books will inspire you to see that a new way of being is possible, and that there are creative solutions to the challenges that confront us.
I've chosen as my logo the spiral pattern of a new fern unfurling - a symbol of growth and renewal. Growth is what we are here for. We ourselves can make a difference - by changing our thinking and understanding, and by the way we choose to live. By working on ourselves to become better human beings, by being kinder and by making ethical choices, we grow in wisdom and find peace of mind. As minute but unique specks in the great mass of humanity, we can change ourselves, and in doing so we have an effect on others.
As well as writing and publishing books, I’ve also written and presented for BBC 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and Radio 4’s ‘Something Understood’. I’m also an experienced public speaker and available for inspirational talks and workshops.
Eileen is a passionate advocate of living an integrated spiritual life - one devoid of new-age waffle that fosters individual freedom of the highest order. She has inspired thousands of us. I am sure she will go on doing so for many years to come. The world needs her and what she has to teach.
Leslie Kenton, Writer, Broadcaster, Social Activist