I started off my adult working life training to be a nurse at the North Middlesex Hospital in 1981. Soon after qualifying I left nursing to have my baby daughter Jemima and I worked at home as a child minder from when Jem was 18 months old until she started school.
In 1987 my life changed significantly when I met Geshe Khensur Jampa Thegchok, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, at the London Jamyang Centre. At the time I was recovering from a dysfunctional relationship, feeling quite lost and disconnected from myself and the world around me. Geshela’s compassionate listening to and understanding of the pain that I was experiencing helped me to open my heart again.
The meditation practices that he gave me to do enabled me to find my way and eventually touch on my own path of truth. I attended the Tibetan Buddhist teachings, which I consider to be the heart of my work and the inspiration for my way of being in the world, for more than 20 years and I am still connected to the lineage.
In 1993 I started back in education. I took a degree in Women’s Studies with Sociology, and I qualified as a teacher of adults specializing in Sociology.
I also studied Psychosynthesis, which is a transpersonal psychology.
More recently I worked as a professional Note Taker for 3 years at St. George’s Medical School supporting a profoundly deaf student undertaking a Bio-Medical Science degree. This work has given me a much deeper understanding of the biological process involved in the human body. I am passionately interested in the study of applied human biology, in particular the energetic life and interactions of the cells and how they inter-relate and inter-correlate through the entire human system, including the soul and the subtle energy bodies.
I have lived in the East End of London for more than 30 years and today I share my home with a very small scruffy dog who brings me endless joy!