This site is for creatives, spiritual explorers, and the irrepressibly curious! Please join us in the developing conversation about how the arts in general and writing in specific can help us explore the soul’s journey and find insight and awakening in our own words, our own life, our own wisdom. We embrace a secular spirituality; one that values personal experience and realization over prescribed beliefs. Many of us have learned that writing gives form to our life experience and encourages us to have faith in our own authentic voice. All my own books, whatever the subject – poetry, art, pilgrimage – explore the perennial questions – Who are we? What are we here for? How do we love? They aim to inspire readers to reach for the best they can be; to embrace the truth of their beautiful, imperfect self.
These themes are reflected in my monthly newsletter with written work, reflections on life by me and other writers and teachers, videos, audio, and news on upcoming events and workshops.
I would also enjoy sending you Poems To Nourish the Soul, a free weekly series. Just sign up to the right, and you’ll receive an inspiring poem each week. And of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.
I never thought I would be enthused by starting a virtual community, but there you are, one never knows, and here I am loving the opportunity. I look forward to your input and feedback as this online community takes shape.
For information about my weekend conscious living workshop ‘Writing Yourself Alive: Finding Your Life’s Deep Current‘ at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA., or my one-day workshop Saturday, August 3rd in Marin , CA, click below:
I also offer private sessions as a writing coach and mentor. Email me at email@example.com for latest details on courses and private sessions.
I grew up in the cleft of a Cotswold valley on the edge of Bath, England. As an adult I spent decades traveling the world exploring spiritual teachings and learning from masters both East and West, including the nondual teachers, HWL Poonja, Chandraswami, and Nanagaru in India, the Mevlevi Sufis in Turkey, and the Orthodox Christian communities on Mount Athos in Greece.
My first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2012, I have published twenty books, including three travel books, a novella, Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with the publication in 2012 of Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. Maria Sharapova, the tennis star, has called my book, Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living, (2007, Harmony) “one of the most inspirational books I have ever read.”
My work has been featured many times in The Oprah Magazine, in The New York Times, and in the Los Angeles Times. I moved from my native England to the Bay Area in 1998 and while I miss England at times, especially the landscape, I have found my home here and wake up thankful every day for the Bay, Mount Tam, and the wonderful community of creatives and spiritual explorers that have been attracted to this corner of the world.
Castle Combe, near Bath, England The view from my window in Sausalito