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Love. That’s what really matters. Love, and the people we share it with.  The last couple of years have certainly reminded us of this, with great clarity.

In 2019, before the pandemic, I trained as an Independent Celebrant. This enables me to honour families by creating the important rituals & ceremonies that mark all of our lives; working with commitment and meaning.

This role combines my professionally honed presentation skills from 25 yrs in radio, with the writing experience as a former Birmingham Poet Laureate, to create bespoke services to treasure. As an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, I’ve loved hosting events that shine a light on how amazing all human beings can be.

It’s a privilege to tell someone’s Love Story, whether for a Wedding, Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Baby Naming or Adoption Ceremony. They are all about love; and treasuring the joyful transitions with those who mean the most to us. Happy to pass on all that I’ve learned, you will be reassured and guided through the process with confidence & grace,

And at the end of a life, when it’s time to say goodbye and honour a loved one, I help families create a beautiful bespoke tribute, with a Funeral or Memorial service. Working in the Midlands, mainly Birmingham & Leicester, but happy to travel by arrangement. To find out more, please contact me to arrange an initial chat, with no obligation.

I also love running Mindfulness & Writing sessions for wellbeing; customised for businesses, community groups & individuals. Developing these sessions combines Mindfulness techniques with creativity, warmth and humour. The last two years have been via Zoom sessions, although I’m still figuring out how we share biscuits this way!  

The workshops help participants deal with change & uncertainty, using creativity not just to survive these surreal times, but to flourish. Helping to calm stress, and find contentment in our daily life. Sessions provide toolkits of simple 3 minute practices that work in the real world, with no need to sit cross legged on a mountain top for weeks. Although if you’ve got the time to, please send me a photo of the view. I hear it’s stunning.

You’ll hear me doing some radio work for fun, preferably covering shows without 4am alarm calls. When not working, you’ll find me in the garden, curled up with a stack of books or busy with the latest kitchen adventure… slow cooker brownies being the current favourite.

To find out more about Ceremonies or Mindfulness sessions, please contact here to arrange an initial chat, with no obligation.

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