Transformation through

Mindfulness coach

My Story

Helping You Find Your Breath, So You Can Thrive

I am proud and honoured to be a known voice on Mindfulness in South West London. Over the last four years I have dedicated my work to bringing this important life skill, which centres around using your breath as a tool for stress relief, to 4000 children and adults. Having re-designed my life after ‘finding’ my breath, I am committed to teaching others to find theirs, so they can thrive.

While living as a single mother of three, I have invested my energy in championing mental health education and tools for everyone aged 8 to 80.

These same tools enabled me to transform the devastation of separation and childhood trauma, into a force for my own happiness, as well as make social impact. By introducing children and adults to the power of Mindfulness as a support in everyday life, I have enabled them to embrace plan B, when things fall apart, as they often do. Plan B is the life WE want to lead.

After 20 years with my husband, it was 2014 and our three children were aged between 7 and 12 when, after a four-year separation with various promises to return, my husband announced that he had met somebody else. The unexpected end of my marriage overwhelmed me with grief and opened the wound of the early loss of my father;

“I felt totally out of control and unwilling to accept that it was over. I didn’t have the emotional resilience to contemplate letting go. I cried every day for 120 days, including in front of my pupils and my children.”

It was, during those 4 month of daily tears, that seemingly by chance, I came across Ruby Wax’s autobiography on the shelf of the house I was holidaying in – alone – with the children in our beloved Algarve. Reading of Ruby’s own struggle with mental health and how Mindfulness had been her antidote, both desperate and determined, I promptly signing up at the Awareness Centre for an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. There, I found my breath.

By week two I had stopped crying.

Five years later, having believed that I had found Mindfulness to help me get through my divorce, the onset of my mother’s dementia showed me that that was just a stepping stone for what lay ahead. Her condition has deepened and strengthened my Mindfulness, as I learn to patiently accept and sometimes even love, the powerless situation we are now in, let go of what was, and trust in what will be. Ironically this cruel illness that cuts people off from their lives, has helped me discover new levels of compassion and connectedness.

What I know for sure is that there is life not after, but with, childhood trauma, divorce and dementia.

Irrespective of the cards life serves us, we can find grace. And so I recently completed my first book;

“Finding Grace:

learning to Love yourself, Live in this moment and Lead the life you desire”

Finally, to kick start my journey towards half a century, I have joined an Action Challenge team to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2020. This will not only test my mindfulness and resilience, but also help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and awareness of the amazing work they do for people living with dementia.

Learn to love yourself, live in this moment, and live the life you desire

Join my community of people committed to self-compassion, presence and making their dreams come true.

Love, live, lead .