Optimism works!

Being optimistic and looking on the bright side when things are tough, and everything around us seems to be in a state of chaos, isn't easy.  It's the only sane thing to do, however, when we're trying to battle against the odds.  We need to cultivate a positive attitude, believing in ourselves and our ability to deal with crises.  We also need to believe that we're not helpless victims of circumstance and that we can make in a difference in the world.

A DANCING STAR - a book that has stood the test of time!

It’s almost thirty years since A Dancing Star: Inspirations to Guide and Heal was first published. With quotes so freely available on the internet, there hardly seems a need for such an anthology. Yet, the many requests for this book, along with heartfelt thanks from readers who have found it helpful are a testament to its uniqueness, and the reason that it remains in print. It has always been, and continues to be, a comfort and an inspiration for those who are going through difficult times.

A DANCING STAR - availability

Please note that due to unexpected demand for my ever popular A Dancing Star, a new edition is currently in hand.  If you would like me to add your name to a waiting list, please let me know.  Many thanks.



Ring Out Wild Bells 2019


We're living through a period which seems more challenging than anything we have faced in decades.  On every front there is widespread, rapid and profound change which many are struggling to comprehend.  Western democracy is under threat and we seem to lack real leaders who can do anything to solve the complex problems we face.

Against such a backdrop it's a constant struggle to remain optimistic about the future.  If difficult personal issues and tragedies are also plaguing us, then we may feel broken and despairing.

Do you need a pick-me-up?


Would you like a friendly guide with a big heart?

If you’re feeling down in the dumps, either at the state of the world, or your own life – then my latest book, available now, can help you with a fresh perspective.


The Book of Hope, published by Orion Spring in the UK and ANZ,

 and in the USA and Canada under the title The Woman’s Book of Hope, published by Conari

The importance of feminine values in today's world

Are we seeing a shift in consciousness in the way women are viewed and treated?  Is it possible that there will be real change that can result in a more enlightened culture and society?

This week, with International Women’s Day, there was both a celebration of women’s achievements on the one hand, and a continuing call to action for equal rights on the other.  First observed as long ago as 1909 in New York as Women’s Day,  the 8 March became the following year International Women’s Day. 

Are we at a tipping point?

Every day the world's crises seem to get worse.  Whether it's Trump threatening North Korea and yet at the same time failing to condemn neo-Nazis, or whether it's another weather-related disaster, another terrorist attack, or rigged elections. We have ongoing political, environmental and economic crises,with the rich getting richer, and the poor poorer.  We also have the threat from developments in AI where new machines could wipe out millions of jobs, and we have illegal immigrants flocking to the West in huge numbers.

The arrival of Spring

Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere!  It's been a gradual, day-by-day dawning in reality, but it seems simply to have exploded after the sun and the rain.  Everywhere I look green leaves are unfurling, blossom dances in the breeze, daffodils wave their cheery golden heads, and bees and butterflies say hello.  On my daily walk I stop to lean on the fence and wonder at the tiny lambs bleating and gambolling in the field. The birds seem to be competing with each other as to who can sing the loudest.  Clouds there may be, but I know that blue sky isn't far behind.