I have written a large number of books – you can buy any or all of them from Amazon. Just click on the cover and you’re there. Please note many have now been updated and formatted for Kindle.
Mind Body Spirit Miscellany: You know the miscellany form – fascinating little snippets of knowledge and wisdom and advice – well this is it but all about natural health, mythology, symbols, religion, the supernatural and esoteric. I learned a load while researching it and there should be something for everyone here – whether hardened sceptic or seasoned new ager. For example, do you know how to make your own holy water? How to distinguish between various types of Norse ghost? All vital information for everyday living.
The Overload Solution – how to stop juggling and start living, This is the uber-handbook for modern life. Simple, effective ways to conquer stress and overload. How to tell if you’re overloaded, stressed – or both. Plus simple strategies to get your work/life balance back on the straight and narrow. Also asks some probing questions to take you on to the next level.
Wellbeing & Mindfulness – A Complete Guide to over 80 effective treatments to heal the mind, body and spirit. This has been published under several different titles – The Holistic Therapy Files, The Holistic Therapy Bible and, originally, as Mind Body Spirit. This version has been substantially updated. Does what it says on the cover really. Hopefully a really informative guide to the whole field of natural health and MBS. Includes lots of DIY exercises and self-help information.
Spirit of the Home – How to Make your Home a Sanctuary. This was my first book for HarperCollins and it is still very dear to my heart. It’s all about how to make a feelgood home, rather than a lookgood home. Includes information on feng shui, space clearing, clutter clearing, colour, sound, scent and light. The mythology and psychology of the home plus much much more.
The Detox Plan (also published as Detox for Mind, Body, Spirit) . This is (hopefully) a sensible, straightforward book on what detoxing is and why you might need to do it. No bullshit, no daft nonsense – just sane healthy plans for kickstarting your health. This book was translated into scores of different languages and sold all around the world. Now updated and available in Kindle version.
The Detox Kit: This is such a neat idea (not mine, I hasten to add) – everything you need (bar the food) for a detox all packaged in a really lovely box. The book gives the lowdown on detoxing and introduces three different types of detox – an easy entry-level one, a full thorough cleanse and a ‘cheat’s detox’ (my favourite). Also included are organic detox tea bags (from the fabulous Pukka herbs), detox essential oil, affirmation cards and Daily Detox cards with tips to keep you going. Makes a great gift – just buy an extra for yourself!
Live Well: This is my book on the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda. I’m a huge fan of this incredible mind-body-spirit way of keeping healthy and happy. The original texts are pretty complicated so I’ve tried to keep it really simple here – so hopefully everyone can understand the theory and practice and be able to use it. I explain the concept of doshas, prakruti and give guidelines on diet, exercise, lifestyle, beauty and the home. Now fully updated and available in Kindle format.
The Energy Secret: We all want more energy but this isn’t just about boosting your physical energy levels, but looking deeper into the concept of energy and broadening it out to include emotional, environmental, social, sexual and spiritual energy. It sounds deep but I hope I’ve made it clear and accessible. In every section there are easy-to-follow exercises and advice that you can bring into your own life. The more I think about it, the more I think this book might be my all-round favourite. Now updated and available in Kindle format.
The Smudge Pack: I was deeply sceptical about smudging and space clearing – until I tried it. I love the ritual of cleansing myself and my home (and any deeply negative visitors!) with a bunch of smudge. This kit includes a book which tells you how to make your own smudge stick and how to use it plus a host of rituals and ceremonies for blessings, protections and just to bring a little smoke magic into your life. It includes a hardback book, smudge stick, candle and crystal. Again, it’s a great present and makes a particularly nice housewarming gift.
Rituals for Sacred Living: I’m big on ritual and love marking the seasons, life events and just everyday moments with a little ceremony. I think it brings us back to ourselves and helps to drop a little bit of soul into everyday life. I’ll be honest, I loathe the design of this book (also published as Sacred Rituals at Home in some countries) but the info is sound. I’m waiting to get this into e-format.
Spirit of the Nursery: A small book that looks at how to make your child’s nursery a calming, healing, reassuring space. We all want the best for our children but that might not include what you automatically think. Looks at practical issues of safety as well as more esoteric ideas as colour, light, blessings and feng shui. Makes a fabulous baby shower gift or a thoughtful present for a pregnant friend. If you can get hold of the original hardback version, it’s fully illustrated and rather lovely. The Kindle version, sadly, cannot support photographs – but the info is all there.
Spirit of the Living Room: Another small book, giving you all you need to know to turn your living room into a friendly, welcoming space. Looks at the history, mythology and symbolism of the living room plus gives hints on planning, furniture, placement, colour and scent. As above, if pictures are important to you, find the hardback, not the Kindle version.
Spirit of the Bedroom: All too often our bedrooms become frenzied, nervy places, instead of soothing, comforting slumber palaces. This book shows you how to make your bedroom calm and conducive to a fabulous night’s sleep (plus the odd bit of passion of course). Another one in the Spirit of…. series of little books. Kindle warning as above.
Spirit of the Kitchen: Once again, another small book in the fabulous Spirit of…. series, as always with fabulous inspirational pictures (in the hardback, not in the Kindle version). In this book I ask you to think a little deeper about the food we eat. How to choose, prepare and cook your food with mindfulness and awareness. The healing power of food. Feng shui in the kitchen – vital not just for your health but your finances.. And much, much more.
The Five Minute Healer: I’m not usually one for quick fixes (don’t trust them) but I was persuaded this was a good idea and, hey, it is. When I trawled around the experts I found there ARE things you can do that are quick and really work. This book is set around an average working day and gives hints on staying healthy, happy and on top of your life from the moment the alarm goes off to the point where you drop off to sleep at night. I’m working on an e-book version of this.
The Weekend Healer: Well, it had to happen after The Five Minute Healer. I love this book. It gives a host of weekend plans – everything from practical detox and beauty weekends, through change your life and boost your energy to the more soulful retreat weekend, shamanic weekend and kabbalistic weekend. Also ideas for weekends to welcome in each season. Turn your weekends into something special… Now updated and available in e-format for Kindle.
Supertherapies: My first ever book (for Bantam Books), this looks at a huge number of natural therapies, from acupuncture to zero balancing (taking in pretty well everything else along the way). As you’ll have gathered from this site, I like to tell it like it is so you get the full nitty-gritty here – as in what to expect, whether you have to take off your clothes and whether it hurts. All pretty vital as far as I’m concerned. This book is pretty old but the info is still okay (though the resource section will be out of date)…
The Natural Year: My second book and one that never quite got the attention it should have (fell victim to shifting editors in the US). It is a guide to living healthily and happily with the seasons – packed with tons of information, practical advice and tips – and everything you need to know to keep body, mind and soul ticking along happily. I’ve fully updated this and put it out there in Kindle version. One day I’d love to get this republished in a beautiful illustrated format.
NOTE TO PUBLISHERS: some of these books (through no fault of their own) are out of print. If you would be interested in reprinting, do get in touch.
Note to readers: Many of my books are now available in Kindle format. Please note that the covers are different and that, due to the nature of Kindle publishing, we’ve been unable to reproduce the pictures (this applies in particular to the small Spirit of the … series). Unfortunately Amazon does not differentiate between reviews so you may read a review for a Kindle version which talks about the pictures – I’d hate you to be disappointed when they aren’t there!
I occasionally take on ghost-writing projects…. if the project is interesting and the client reasonable! Ghost-writing is often misunderstood. Sometimes it does refer to a complete writing project (in which the ‘author’ plays no part, other than having their name on the cover!) but more often it’s about collaboration, about helping an author achieve their goals. I work with the author (as much as is required) to bring his or her vision to the public in the clearest possible way (while retaining the author’s unique voice).
Here are two examples of very different projects – both quite fascinating:
Touched by Evil: This is the harrowing, incredible and, ultimately life-affirming story of the amazingly talented celebrity psychic Michele Knight. Michele had a terribly abusive childhood and also had to come to terms with her own emerging psychic powers. However, she had someone to help – the soul of her twin who died at their birth. Quite remarkable – do read her incredible life story.
The Viels’ Beauty Bible: Maurizio and Roberto Viel are the Harley Street cosmetic surgeons to the stars. What they don’t know about Botox, face lifts and bottom uplifts, isn’t worth knowing. I found this fascinating to research – being a total cosmetic surgery virgin. I am now craving the lot – nip, tuck and staple me, guys…