Book Contributors

The Book of Soulful Musings Contributors

Anna Ananda Numell (Sweden)

Anna Nummell

Anne-Marie Mayers

Anne Marie MayersAnne-Marie is a Life-Coach & founder of the Soul Awakening Academy, with a deep held spiritual urge to bring Energy Healing to the forefront. The Soul Awakening Academy is destined to train the next generation of coaches & healers training people to unlock their full potential and bring about lasting change at a core level. From coaching and training people, through improvement and enlightenment, to supporting entrepreneurs and business professionals throughout their working lives. Fully accredited Institute and Leadership Management Coach (ILM5), Positive Psychology and Well Being Coach, Master NLP & Time Line Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist & Metaphysical Healer.

Anne-Marie has a deep passion for transformative change. The power of learning about her own core emotions helped her to rediscover the joys of life to the point that she dedicated several years of studying the mind, emotions and behaviours.

Constance Schaap (Netherlands)

constance schaapConstance started her career as an organisation advisor and Financial Manager. Helping organisations to fulfil their mission and use the resources of money effectively. The last 5 years of her business career were dedicated to advise on real estate planning and strategy choices and being a board member of the Works Council.

Discovering that her passion for personal development and coaching was calling to take another step, she ended her business career to start her own coaching business.

She is a certified Heart Intelligence Heart IQ™ coach, a Heart IQ™  Relationships Coach and an active member of the Heart IQ Academy founded by Christian Pankhurst in the Netherlands where Constance lives. She is also certified for non-violent communication level I and II by the Centre of Non-violent Communication of Jan van Koert in the Netherlands.

As a coach her mission is to support women to step into their power and follow the guidance of their hearts. Finding ways to connect with themselves and spirit and create a joyful and fulfilling life. Constance is currently studying to become a Colour Mirrors Practitioner and will be bringing Colour Analysis in her coaching business in the Netherlands.

Daksha Patel

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Emma Guy

Emma Guy AcupunctureEmma came to acupuncture after a period of illness where she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. She tried acupuncture and it worked and it was at that point Emma fell in love with acupuncture and declared ‘everyone needs this in their lives’.

Emma studied for two years and then qualified as Cert. Ac. in 2011 at the Healing & Acupuncture College in Bath. Subsequently she qualified in Tuina in 2013 and also achieved a Dip Ac with Shulan College of Chinese Medicine in Manchester 2015.

Emma owns and runs Acupuncture That Works, which was established in Northwich in 2011 and currently has three clinics; Northwich, Salford and Ashton-under-Lyme. The team offer acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Tuina, Reiki, Reflexology, NADA protocol and Facial enhancement. They specialise in Fertility, Back pain and most musculoskeletal conditions.

Emma has also worked for six years at St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford, specialising in Acupuncture for Cancer patients. Her experience with Oncology and Acupuncture has led to a deep knowledge and understanding of how Acupuncture can help with palliative and restorative care. Emma pioneered the use of the ‘Guy Protocol’ to treat patients suffering from hot flushes in post operative cancer care.

Emma is also is a CPD lecturer at the Healing & Acupuncture College & Shulan College of Chinese Medicine.

Her vision is that every town and city in the UK should have a centre where people can benefit from professional acupuncture treatments. Currently, Emma supports Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and helps them with support on screening days for young adults.


Fay Evans

Fay EvansFay Evans is an author of rhyming stories for fabulously illustrated books aimed at children aged from around two to eight years (pre-school to Year 3). She writes fun tales for children and grown ups to enjoy reading together, at bedtime or anytime. Fay’s love of writing started at the age of eight, when she won a prize at primary school for her joined-up handwriting. She then wrote a diary every day for over ten years, telling the everyday story of my school and teenage life.

Her first proper job was as a reporter for a local newspaper. Fay spent most of my career working in the PR industry, writing news stories and content for websites. Over the years she has written scripts for short films and sitcoms, as well as ideas for TV comedy dramas. Fay’s daughter inspired her to start writing stories for children. She loved picture books from an early age and it was her favourite character that inspired her to say her very first word: “Bear!”

Fay’s latest book Fred The Fire-Sneezing Dragon tells the story of a lovable young dragon whose fiery sneezes keep causing chaos at school. He is teased by his classmates, until he accidentally saves the day. Discover how Fred goes from zero to hero, in this heartwarming rhyming tale. Learn the simple actions, join in and have fun as you sneeze along with Fred. Ah-choo!

Fay really enjoys sharing her books through storytelling sessions and author visits to primary schools. She loves seeing how much her writing sparks the imagination of children and helps to inspire them to read and write.

Connect with Fay on Twitter: @FayEvansAuthor

Gill Barham

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Gitte Winter (Denmark)

Gitte WinterGitte Winter, is a Danish writer, life coach, energy mentor, and lightworker ( She is on a mission to help parents help their children to thrive through child meditation. Gitte helps parents become aware of their energy and what they radiate and teaches parents to always parent themselves first before they parent their children. Gitte is also the founder of the Momo Academy (, which enables Danish schools to offer mindfulness to their pupils as part of their education. She also coaches parents and provides workshops. Check out her blog at Room for Reflection and Facebook for the latest news on child meditation and mindfulness. Gitte’s book The Children’s Meditations in my heart is now selling in 21 countries in 3 languages and teaches thousands of children to fall asleep. Gitte has an ambition to touch many more lives and teach children the power of their hearts. 

Maggie Kay

maggie kay in redMaggie Kay is an inspirational coach and founder of Thrivecraft and the Thrivecraft Academy.

Formerly an ordained Buddhist, she specialises in meditation, mindfulness, law of attraction, metaphysics and spiritual intelligence for life, love and business.

As well as coaching one-to-one, Maggie trains accredited Thrivecraft life coaches and meditation teachers and runs retreats and workshops.

In 2016 she established Thrivecraft Home Hub, a riverside country retreat in Cornwall, south west UK, where she lives with her soul mate husband, Patrick.

Her new book – Diving for Pearls: A Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love – is published in September.    Diving for Pearls – Facebook page

Moira Bush (Canada)

MOIRA BUSH magenta showMoira is the TV Host of The Magenta Show, Life Mentor, Author and Speaker. Born in South Africa Moira studied business, marketing and facilitation; specialising in developing training programs for entrepreneurs and community projects. She also studied drama; acting, writing and is an award winning author and director.
In 2002 Moira moved to England where she worked with an organization that helped women and refugees to get off the welfare system and into self-employment. In 2003 Moira started to work with the South African Colour Mirrors system of colour analysis as her tool for business, financial and spiritual transformation.
Moira educates and empowers through her Love & Money Boot Camps, Master Retreats, Mentoring Programs and Social Media Broadcasting; her weekly hit Social Media TV Show is on the Prosperity Channel for 5DTV.Network.
She is the author of 8 Colours of Prosperity and Colour Mirrors Oracle Cards. Her current focus is to teach Spiritual Principles and the Law of Attraction’s Colours to Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders.
She moved from England to Canada during 2015 where she lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband Paul Valade.

Nichola Friel

Nichola Friel

Having been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident and, as a result, battling with neck and back ache for the next 17 years, Nichola came across Body Stress Release (BSR).

After trying many different modalities, this was the technique that worked for her. Due to the phenomenal results, she decided to study to become a Body Stress Release Practitioner in 2012 at the Body Stress Release Academy in South Africa where the system originates from.

Once qualified, Nichola set up her practice in Johannesburg and built up a very successful practice. She had many clients that visited her each month without fail as they experienced such relief and well-being from BSR. After visiting family in the UK with her son, Nichola decided that it was time for a new adventure. January 2016 Nichola arrived and settled in London where she set up her practice which was growing nicely, but due to family commitments, Nichola moved to Sandbach in Cheshire on the 1st August 2017.

Since her arrival she has taken part in the Holistics and Mystics Fair in Sandbach, and has also been a guest on Chrisoula’s Health and Healing Show on RedShift Radio. You can listen to her radio interview and find out how Body Stress Release can help here:

If you would like to get in touch with Nichola, contact her on 07505 779152 or email

Richard Ashworth

Richard_AshworthRichard Ashworth’s work has been highlighted many times in the media but he is probably best known for introducing authentic Chinese Imperial Feng Shui to BBC tv’s Housebusters and for his book The Feng Shui Diaries which, apart from anything else, may be the funniest book written on the subject to date. He is internationally famous for his ground breaking transformational work with the ba zi or Four Pillars of Destiny, otherwise misleadingly known as the Chinese Horoscope. Press has included the Guardian Diary, Spirit and DestinyArt and ArchitectureElle Decoration and 25 Beautiful Homes. He has worked with A-Listers such as Gillian Anderson of the X-Files (who said he “commands both confidence and awe”) and professionals like Britain’s favourite Interior Designer and newest Dragon Kelly Hoppen (Click here) and he has been the subject of the Sunday Times feature ‘A Life in the Day’. His poignant, informative and often very funny online diaries are available free from this website. In the summer of 2010 on TV’s Big Brother’s Little Brother he gave his view that the Big Brother houses were “the dark side of feng shui.”

Richard learned authentic feng shui by studying with a series of masters over a period of decades. 

Along the way he has worked with corporations, architectural practices, entrepreneurs and in government departments but his daily task remains “going in and out of people’s houses being enigmatic.”

“What I’m interested in is leaving people happier than I found them.”

Rob Mitchell-James

Rob Mitchell-James

 Rob is a professional actor, a TV Producer, a public speaker and the founder of LIFECYCLE Coaching and LIFECYCLE NetWalks. Rob is also a qualified MHFA (Mental Health First Aider) and  is also the person behind #ManReBranded, a website and support network focussed on Men’s Mental Health. He is also a 2 X Ironman Triathlete, having completed Ironman UK in 2014 and 2015.

As a professionally trained screen and film actor, Rob’s TV work includes Peaky Blinders, Coronation Street and several productions for Nine Lives Media for Channel 4 and Channel 5. Film work includes Bitter Harvest with Max Irons and Terence Stamp, directed by George Mendeluk.

As a TV Producer, Rob wrote and produced The COACH, the UK’s first cycling based reality show for BIKE Channel which aired in 2016 on Sky and Virgin.

As a Public Speaker, Rob talks on the topic of men’s mental health and in 2016 wrote and presented his own TED Talk, called “ManReBranded – Why Modern Masculinity is Fundamentally Flawed”. This led him to set up and qualify as an MHFA provider.

Rob now uses the #ManReBranded platform and his coaching business LIFECYCLE Coaching, to work with businesses and individuals to advise on mental health awareness and to provide personalised coaching and development programmes to help establish the necessary goals to overcome limiting beliefs, to build resilience, to improve decision making and to facilitate change and improvement.

This is done through a process of self analysis and goal setting and delivered through a combination of personalised 1-2-1 coaching sessions and group workshops.


Susan Brookes

SUSAN BRROKESSusan is the founder of Positive Kids and a professional writer for over 20 years with experience in editing, training and public relations. The Positive Kids magazine, Facebook community, workshops and events, provide resources to help parents, carers, teachers and health professions with their own and their children’s, emotional wellbeing and physical health.

Children are exposed to an array of opportunities both positive and negative in today’s complex world. Mental health issues are increasing, but we believe that prevention is better than cure. By taking positive action and being better informed, we can help the next generation make great choices and live full and successful lives.

With a growing audience across the UK and abroad, Positive Kids is making a real difference and providing great support and opportunities to all of those involved.

Positive Kids is a bi monthly full colour magazine which includes tips and advice to help you raise happy and healthy kids:- kids who have great self esteem, confidence and resilience as well as knowing how to keep themselves healthy and physically safe. It contains, expert articles, personal stories, features from kids themselves and a ‘Just For You’ section because we believe you need to look after yourself in order to be a good role model and support others. There’s great advertising opportunities, competitions, discount offers and signposting to assist those who need extra help. It’s ideal for parents, carers, grandparents, those in the education and health sectors, others who work with kids, charities and private providers.


Twitter: @PositiveKidsUK

Sue Ritchie

Sue Ritchie - Photo by Ursula Kelly Photography

Things came to a head six years ago when Sue found herself feeling totally unfulfilled, unhappy, unhealthy, overweight, and with low energy. A diagnosis of Hashimoto’s made her realise that big changes had to be made.

As a result of her own personal ‘mess to success’ dramatically transforming her own health and wellbeing and recovering from Hashimoto’s,  Sue successfully helps other women to transform their health, energy and wellbeing taking an holistic approach.

Her mission is to educate and inspire women to put themselves and their health first, so that they live a fulfilled and energised life and that knowledge is passed on to benefit the next generation.

Sue Ritchie is a wife and the mother of two children. She is a business owner, speaker and award winning author of the book ‘Love your Gut – The Practical Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss from the Inside Out’  and a co-author of the Book of Inspiration for Women.

Offer: a Complimentary 30 minute Health Consultation where we will review you the issues you are currently facing and provide you with an action plan for the next steps.

Sue Williams

Sue Williams new photoSue is the author of “I Am Unique” and provides inspirational books, apps and events for women who are facing life changes.  She took early retirement at the age of 51 from her management role in the Civil Service, where she developed career information, advice and guidance services for adults.  Sue embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing, which led her to discovering the morning pages, a technique for unlocking creative self-expression.  From there, Sue discovered an ability to write poetry.  She was inspired by her own poem, Believe! to collate and publish two collections of true life stories on the topic of belief, aimed to inspire women. She has also developed a set of Believe oracle cards and an app, and ran her first event for women “Your Signature Success Story” in 2016.  In November 2017, Sue published her first book of poetry, and is also planning to run a second event for women in March 2018.

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