Creating Healthy Emotions!

Did you know that this website ( has a sister site in the making?  We recently delivered our draft to the designer for and it will launch within the next few weeks.  My business partner (Elaine Barnes) and I are very excited about this project.  We are intending to bring audio material to people with dyslexia and those people who have similar difficulties with reading.  The focus will be on emotional issues because that is where our expertise lies – we are both experienced Counsellors..

Thus, I have been reading the e-book Like A Virgin by Richard Branson to see if I can learn to think like an entrepreneur!  I admire not only his business expertise, but the fact that he thinks “outside the box”.  The more research I have done into dyslexia the more it appears that thinking differently to other people may well be a hallmark of someone using dyslexia to develop creative solutions.  Just because a person did not fit into the conventional educational system does in no way mean that they are stupid.  Being a square peg in the round hole of academia may be uncomfortable and alternative learning found.

Since Sir Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin Group of businesses) is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, what he has to say about business struck me as appropriate learning for me.  My bachelor’s degree is in business management, but from 1985, so well out of date!  Tips that I have learnt from reading Like A Virgin:- take calculated risks, be willing to change your mind or direction if something isn’t working, focus on the future – don’t dwell on mistakes, bring talented people together, communication is key – listen to customers and staff.  Above all have fun!

There is a lot of other knowledge in Like A Virgin so I would thoroughly recommend you purchase a copy for yourself if you are in business.

Watch my blogs at for more of my thoughts about what Healthy Emotions Ltd. can learn from Virgin!

Please contact us at Healthy Emotions if you are dyslexic or have a loved one who is dyslexic.  We would like to hear from you about your experiences.

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Profile Update! Social Media Takes Time!

Well, I have had a busy few days updating my profile on,, Linked In, and have still to do Google + and Twitter!  I have also got my website designers to update my website so take a look at the store page in a couple of days – it should show 23 books for sale by Christmas!

Updating my biography has taken the longest and I am publishing the updated version here too just in case you want to know more about me!

I have been motivated by authors like Louise Hay, Susan Jeffers, Susan Forward, Rhonda Byrne, and Paul McKenna.  Now it is my chance to inspire positive change in other people.  I turned to books to learn about how to heal and create a happier life.  As a survivor of incest, rape, domestic violence and the miscarriage of my baby, I went against my family norm and undertook counselling to sort out my feelings.  I turned my life around and hope that you will be able to gain some insight and support from my self-help e-books.

After a career in admin I gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in my thirties.  I then re-trained because I felt that there had to be more to life than pushing paper around!

I was a Psychotherapist in private practice from 1987 until 2009.  I was born in New Hampshire, U.S.A. and because of my English Mother, I grew up in Lydney, Gloucestershire, England.  I returned to this area and live with the tranquillity of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Previously, I had a successful counselling practice in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England for 17 years.  My professional education comes mainly from the U.S.A. where I was awarded a degree in Business Management and went on to study for a master’s degree in community psychology.  My Father died and I returned to England with my Mother.

I was also a Divorce Mediator for five years with the Family Mediators Association and a Professional Practice Consultant for the U.K. College of Family Mediation.  I bring that broad range of experience to my books “Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth” and “Pre-Marital MOT: A Relationship Inspection”.  See the About Me page of my website: for more information about my training and experience.  Both of these books are currently available in paperback from my website or via the book stores.  Both are Kindle e-books, available on my website also, and are e-pub available for other e-book readers via the major retailer’s on-line book stores in the U.K. and the U.S.A.

My latest book “Hugs & Emotional Wealth Change the World” is about how people can be kinder to each other using hugs and take personal responsibility for their quality of emotional wealth by understanding themselves better.  Thus the individual’s efforts will change the world as more people take care of themselves and thus others and the world in general.  Please do take a look at this book for all our sakes and especially for those of your children and grandchildren.

My Little Book Series of Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth are re-packaged sections from the original book formulated as e-books.  They allow people to purchase information about specific topics and see what I have to say about them!  Amazon now offers:

Sexual Abuse & Incest

Physical & Emotional Abuse Hurts the World as Well as The Child

Rape – Not Sexual Assault

Charming Men and Chauvinists

What Passes for Passion on TV

Walking on Egg Shells

Worry Doesn’t Fix Anything

My Drinking Isn’t a problem!

Feeling Down?

Parenting Your Way Through Divorce

Food and Thought

Superwoman Does Not Exist

Loss is Part of Life

Why Walk Into A Therapists’ Office?  (Journey, Benefits and When Therapy Won’t Work)

What Every 16 Year Old Needs to Know about Love

How a Functional Family Might Look

How Not to be a Doormat

I would like people to stop and think about their relationships and would love people to feel empowered to create an emotionally wealthy world!





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Stopping to Think!

My degree is in Business Management so I thought it might be a good idea to stop and think about my approach to my new career as an Author.  I’m still amazed that I have been able to write my books let alone blog (I blog on the 12th of the month at and on the 21st at  Yes, I am one of those boring people who writes a business plan and includes a written marketing strategy. Years ago I realised that you put your thoughts onto paper because you then focus more effectively and are more likely to make it happen.  Business plans are not  just for bank loans, they need to be for clarity of thought.

Last year I read John Locke’s book “How I Sold a Million E-Books in Five Months”.  It led me to tweeting, being on Facebook (even though I still don’t understand it) and Google+ which I am just investigating.  My neighbour’s son helped me to get a You Tube item up even if we could not make the book turn the right way up!  These are all buttons on my re-designed website.

You have probably already noticed that you can purchase my e-books via this website.  A real adventure in publishing for me to turn the books into e-books.  They are  also available on Amazon and will be eventually in Barnes & Noble etc.

I have been so impressed by the kindness and patience of Mr Jez Walton of System Force IT Ltd, Gloucestershire, England.  It would not have been possible for me to find my way through the minefield of website programming and search engine optimization and I hope you find my website useful.  Let me know if not please.

Locke leading me into social networking has been fun and and I have also taken on board what he said about needing to have multiple books for sale.  That sent me scratching my head.  Yes, I have written “Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth”, “Pre-Marital MOT: A Relationship Inspection” and then a fundraising book to support cat rescue work “Harry’s Home! A Cat Compendium” (I have 7 rescue cats of my own plus a rescue dog).  My dilemma was what could I write about?

Luckily, I found “E-book Magic” by Bakari Akil II PhD.  He talked about being able to re-package e-books.  A new concept for me and that opened up a whole new level of possibilities.  The chapters of “Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth” were written to stand alone as not everything is relevant to all people.  Now I could see a way forward.  I am in the process of having some chapters re-packaged and selling them for £1 here and on Amazon so that financially the information becomes available to the majority of people.

Check out the list in the more… information section about the first re-packaged book “Sexual Abuse & Incest”. These  other e-books will be added shortly.

You can get a free copy of “How a Functional Family Might Look” if you insert your email address into the box at the bottom of the website page.

I hope to inspire a million people for positive change so please help me by telling your friends, family and colleagues about this website and my books.  Thank you.

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