Meet the Contributors
Ali Ford (AKA Ali Groves)
Joyful greetings from the Netherlands! It’s an honour being part of this beautiful and inspiring book. It all starts with a vision, a dream, a song in the heart. When you tune into that song you immediately start to smile.
And that smile turns into sunshine which warms the hearts of others. Rekindles their inner sunshine. So they can pass it on as well. A smile can travel around the world. Making the world lighter and brighter.
That’s the vision we all share in this book: A world that’s light and bright, in harmony and balance, unity in diversity, well-being and abundance, love and joy.
A co-creation between all kingdoms, realms and our beloved mother earth.
I’m a heart-walker whose soul loves to express the beauty it experiences through digital art, poetry and photography.
May we walk gently through the world, may our lives reflect the beauty of creation.
With love and bountiful blessings, Anna Sophia
Áshildur Hlín Valtýsdóttir
Áshildur was born and raised in Akureyri, in the North of Iceland. She is happily married with four children.
Áshildur’s background comes from music, teaching, coaching and positive psychology. She has been working as a self-employed life coach and a gong musician for the last few years, travelling across Europe to play at various events in the personal development field. Her passion is seeing people celebrate their unique strengths and step into their full potential in life.
Benedicte Holmo Brandt
Nature has been Benedicte’s saviour, healer, and hero in hard times during her long, aching sick leave with stress. On her way through this getting back to normal life, Benedicte has found the companionship of what feels like angels sent from above. One of those is her mindfulness coach. She asked Benedicte if she wanted to write a poem about nature. It came flowing out of her in the most magical way and the next day, half of it was written in 10 minutes.
Besides a lover of nature, Benedicte is also married to the love of her life and is a mother to two beautiful daughters. In connection with this bio, the youngest one said to her, “just say you are the world’s best mom, loved, always laughing, good at helping with problems, beautiful and strong.’’
Constance Schaap-van Zoelen
Constance is a certified Heart Intelligence coach, a Colour Therapist, certified as a Colours Mirror Practitioner and also certified at non-violent communication levels I and II. 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 their spirit and create joyful and fulfilling lives.
Constance, believes it is important to give children from all over the world, a chance to voice their vision for the world and especially those children who have no access to social media and other forms of communication.
She says, ‘’we are the caretakers of our Earth and have an obligation to our children to co-create a sustainable world. A world full of love, light and unity. A world of freedom and equality with access to healthy food and communities to connect with and inspire each other.’’
Constance is also one of the co-authors in the international, award-winning anthology The Book of Soulful Musings: Inspiring Conversations to Live LIFE with Love, Intention, Flow, Ease.
Debbie is a Clarity Coach, EFT practitioner, TEDx Speaker and co-author of the No. 1 ‘The Warrior of Wellbeing Toolkit”. Debbie holds over a decade of success in her coaching practices, and a lifetime of experience that allows her to share potent words of wisdom.
Within Little Sparks of Joy, Debbie’s contribution, helps you to identify what will truly light up your life.
She has become known as ‘The Queen of Clarity’ for her ability to cast light on what is keeping her clients stuck and delivering life changing results.
Her TEDx talk, ‘The true cost of being too busy,’ highlighted how our addiction to ‘busyness’ is having far reaching consequences on people’s mental and physical health and beyond.
Elena G. The Soulful Artist
I call myself ‘The Soulful Artist’ self taught, as it just kind of happened that way, pictures started to fill my mind…I was told I would be guided, so my creative path began.
I was born in Cheshire and moved some years ago to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, where I now sit and paint from my mountain top studio.
My deep love of painting began when I was 17 years old and now in my early twenties and many canvases later, my exploration into this wonderful creative world has inspired me to use many different mediums including acrylics, watercolour, graphite and charcoal.
I love colour and light which speaks to me as a unique language. Along with the stunning countryside and array of wildlife on my doorstep, Rainbows abound where I live…I feel them even before other people see them and they form a core inspiration to my art.
Elspeth was born in Scotland and now lives in Cyprus. She is a soul reader of the heart, teaches Reiki, self-empowerment and meditation and also undertakes sound and colour release timeline clearings.
Elspeth uses her knowledge to help souls shine with joy from the inside out. She helps the soul to smile and beam its divine radiant light. Elspeth reminds her clients to own their smile, which means Start My Internal Love Engine.
Her healing space is a safe place to release. She offers the world her services via Skype and in-person-sessions so people can find and own their own personal power and joy. Elspeth says, ‘’Remember joy is a most magnetic force, is it time for you to own your joy?’’
Evniki was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete. Today she lives in Thessaloniki, Gefyra.
She is a Mental Health Consultant and works with self- improvement and self -awareness teams. She is Director of the company TREE PATH PLTD and author of the book ‘The glance beyond the horizon,’ published by Gaiastron.
• Diploma of Therapeutic Counselling- Pearson at DEI College
• Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring at the University of the Aegean
• Physically Focused Gestalt at DIODOS- Athens
• Alternative therapies at Life Therapy Academy
• Graphic design at PETRA SCHOOL
Her inner concerns and interest in humanity made her immerse herself in
the research of philosophy and psychology, to seek the deeper meaning
of existence that leads to personal freedom and realisation.
Dr. Freja Eriksen
Freja is known as ‘The Singing Doctor’, who increases individual and collective health with functional medicine and music.
She is a medical doctor specialising in clinical biochemistry, and a singer- songwriter.
She has always felt that music was able to alter people’s minds, behaviour and bodies. She has discovered that there is profound science to support this.
Freja specialises in making music that helps you transform what’s holding you back, with inspiration, so you can thrive, like the unique and vital cell you are, in our collective organism, the Earth.
Gabriele was born as the second child of two pharmacists.
On her path she came across alternative healing methods like acupuncture and kinesiology.
After recognising and dissolving old beliefs, patterns and programmes and facing her deepest fears, Gabriele re-connected finally, to be the person of love that she is now.
Finding her purpose, led Gabriele to move to Scotland. There, she is still expanding the terrain of how to contribute to this world with the gifts and talents she holds. She seeks to include everyone who wants to create a world where love, compassion, joy and peace are ruling for the highest good of all that is.
Hilda Rendl: Hilda is a registered EFT practitioner, Emotional Success Coach and Matrix Birth Reimprinting Practitioner. She sees herself as a guide in helping people release what is holding them back, and imprint who it is that they choose to be.
Soul Wisdom for the Modern Woman.
Jeff is a 5th generation inhabitant of the San Juan Islands. He grew up on and around the waters or the Pacific Northwest.
Jeff is father of 8 and Grandfather of 7 beautiful children..
After his youngest son Makoy was diagnosed with a rare form of T-cell Leukemia, Jeff became a Mindfulness Practitioner and formed the nonprofit Mindful Presents to bring the gift of mindfulness, coherence and controlled breathing to pediatric patients, families and care providers.
He is a mindfulness, coherence and controlled breathing practitioner in his private practice and through the Center for Healing Neurology in Seattle treating children and adults with autonomic tension and its inherent diseases and symptoms..
Jeff also served for 4 years as a member of the Family advisory council at Seattle Children’s Hospital and trained as a first responder in the Parent Support team. He serves on the nurse training, anesthesiologist training, Root Cause Analysis and Hospital Acquired Condition panels. As well as consultant to the clinical efficacy department.
Karen is a transformational life and parenting empowerment coach, an emotional rebalancing and energy alignment therapist, and a mother of three wonderful sons.
She is the founder of Parenting Magic, a parenting method that enables parents to connect and communicate with their children in a conscious and confident way. Karen is also author of the bestselling book ‘Parenting Magic – A New Approach to Behaviour & Communication’ and co-author in the international, award-winning anthology “The Book of Soulful Musings: Live LIFE with Love Intention Flow Ease.
She is also a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and hypnotherapist and one of the first Energy Alignment Method mentors to be qualified in the world.
Karen has trained in a variety of transformational modalities and worked with thousands of people creating transformation and facilitating change. She is passionate about sharing how to have a happy and harmonious family life.
Khalida Nur van Helden
Khalida was born in West Kalimantan in a city called Pontianak. As a three month old, she then moved to Australia where he spent the next six years. Then her family moved back to Indonesia which where she lives now.
Khalida loves nature and her hobby is archery which she practices several times a week. She is in grade five at primary school and loves maths and science as well as information technology.
She enjoy trips into the wilderness and luckily there are still many natural areas close to her city. It is her wish that these beautiful areas are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Kate is known as ‘K8 the heARTist™’ Kate Lumley is BEing her Divine gifts as a visionary artist and clever communicator. She is a mother to three and has worked as an international sales manager in a Fortune 200 company for more than two decades. K8 is the cre8or of EWEtopIa®, The Love Ewes®, Fun ”e” Farm®, Happy Peepers™, Fun “e” Friends™. In 2020 she became a host of a weekly show on Awake TV Network® to further prepare and advance the platform of EWEtopIa® which is being developed into books, film, soundtracks and more to invite, inspire and celebr8 humanity living in LOVE & EWEnity over fear & sheeparation.
KC is an international poet, author, speaker and coach. Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, she grew up in Illinois and has been writing ever since she was a child. KC was always dreaming and always overachieved in school, her projects and career.
KC moved to California when she was 17, met her ‘dream’ man so she thought, got married and moved to Atlanta at age 23. There she landed her dream job at IBM, working in Atlanta, Vermont, Nevada, Arizona ( where she was blessed with a son). She then moved to Texas with her two month old son, husband, three Newfoundlands and a St Bernard. KC moved on in her career after achieving IBM Rep of the Year as a Sales Executive and earning a Porsche Boxster. The family then moved to Oregon in the year 2000, where she and her son still reside.
By day, KC had a massively successful career with IBM but by night she was tormented, beaten and abused. She is now free, living a full, exciting life after 35 years of domestic violence and chronic illness.
KC now reaches out to others through her writing and speaking. Her message is of hope, humanity, forgiveness and especially love, showing others how to never give up!
KC is a published author of ‘Nothing But Lace,’ poetic verse of love and tenderness. She has travelled internationally, telling her amazing story. Her poetry has inspired hundreds of thousands, across the globe.
Lars Heiselberg Vang Jensen
Lars is from Denmark. Since 2012, Lars has been one of the two driving forces behind the Growing Trees Network, an afforestation NGO based in Denmark. He passionately holds a powerful belief that together – by planting many new forests worldwide – we can help Mother Earth, the climate, animals and give love to ourselves and the coming generations. Lars is a great believer in `Theme Forests’ as part of planting billions of trees – which ultimately can contribute towards more peace in our world.
Lene is a passionate transformational coach, teacher, energy mentor and lightworker. As a yoga teacher, she has developed a special kind of yoga called silent yin and silent relaxation for highly sensitive people.
Lene inspires, especially women to rediscover the life energy and joy of life after stress, trauma or other life circumstances. Lene is a coach for sensitive people who want to train their mindset, habits, and their bodies to feel their inner power and connect with nature.
By using her tools, you have the possibility of working with your consciousness in a deep way, by listening to your heart, mind and body. Lene’s passion is to use nature as a strength to live a happy life in all seasons.
Lene has a private practice offering transforming communications for women and highly sensitive people, along with yoga and mindfulness training in combination with nature. She also offers courses, workshops and retreats.
In her love-filled journey, Lene navigates by the empowering question “How heart can it be?” With a background in Learning and Development, Lene shares opportunities for others to connect with their heart and soul, on the way to unfolding talents and finding joy.
Lene has designed ‘Mountains of Great Ideas’, a unique notebook that can be created with just a few pieces of paper and string. The seemingly ‘imperfect’ notebook can create a free space for us to express our thoughts and feelings, and to truly listen to ourselves. Lene says, “once we hear our own voice, we can also share our RAINBOW of amazing colours in LETTERS TO MOTHER EARTH”.
Marius is the author of a children’s book and is passionate about finding new ways to educate our youth to find clarity in their lives.
Marius sees life as the opportunity to express and revel in all that creation has to offer and to be inclusive in every aspect of life. He believes that through that approach, life can be seen without division, without separateness and in its true wholeness and that this is the direction for the future of mankind, and our youth will be the navigators for this future.
Michael de Glanville
Michael is a writer, creator of WaterBreath Fusion, a Watsu practitioner and a massage therapist.
Nature based sports have always been a passion for him and after studies in geology and oilfield exploration, through travelling and working in the wilder expanses of our planet, he became an ingenious engineer and pioneering ultra-light glider pilot, winning gold at the 1978 European championships.
Michael is an enthusiastic, adventurous explorer of land, seas and skies, these experiences of the fathomless beauty of nature led him into the discovery of the softer more interior dimensions of the human spirit.
Michael and his adored wife Viola, live and practise in Cyprus.
Jay Shetty Certified Life and Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Co-Author of bestsellers: “Voices of Hope”, “Rebirth”, “Resilient Voices” and ” Shift – a new era begins”. Mira is one of the global ambassadors of “Rainbow Letters to Mother Earth” ecological, youth engagement project.
As a young journalist, she wrote hundreds of articles to local and regional newspapers. When she was 33 years old, her profile was included in the Lexicon of Polish Journalism.
Despite several challenges, she had overcome obstacles, left Poland in 2005 and started a new life in the UK where she commenced on in nursing. Since then she has lived in London with her family which is in the heart of everything she does. Humanitarian job is also in the core of her existence. Since 2018 she is the Ambassador of Peace, appointed by the World Institute for Peace in Nigeria.
Mira was recognised as one of the 50 female global leaders in September 2021 issue of the Powerhouse Global Magazine for contribution to making the world a better place to live in. She was one of the speakers during Powerhouse Global Women Summit hosted by Lady Anita Duckworth Bradshaw.
Mira’s calling is to add value to other people’s lives. She aims to achieve it by serving others as life coach, inspirational writer and speaker. She helps others finding courage within themselves so they can follow their dreams as she does. More importantly, she has compassion, empathy and ability to listen to others without judging them, believing that each of us can achieve everything that we are capable of achieving, taking one step at a time.
Naomi Victoria Gilmour
Naomi is a powerhouse of resilience and creativity with a determination to make a difference in the world and to increase awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.
She believes in possibility, positivity, kindness, hope and strength and from her own adversity she now inspires others to laugh more and connect with the life they truly want to live.
Naomi believes that happiness lies within us all and when we can build resilience it allows us to cope with life’s curve balls and build our own inner happy.
Founder of Epona Retreat Centre, (Celtic Goddess of Horses).
Epona Retreat Centre was a dream of Noreen’s when she entered the gates in 2008. She knew in her heart this was the place she was going to settle down & change because of the beauty, tranquillity and magic here at Epona. Never had she foreseen that she would be working with Horses, in fact horses were her biggest fear.
Noreen’s spiritual breakthrough began opening up when her sister passed away from cancer the day before her 40th birthday. Her journey of self- discovery and finding true love for herself began. Noreen was seeking enlightenment and started exploring and understanding the spiritual talents of the horses. She started becoming aware and understanding her inner world and became at onement with herself and her 3 horses.
Noreen has studied Reiki Master Teaching & Animal Reiki Teaching to an advanced level. She is qualified as a Doula practitioner – natural birthing coach by Michel Odent French Obstetrician. She was introduced to Equine Therapy Energy Healing and participated in Conscious Horse, Conscious Rider Workshops with Hanne Stigaard, an internationally recognised Conscious Horse, Conscious Rider Certified Facilitator based in Denmark.
Paul is a certified Heal Your Life® Teacher and an International Multi Award Winning Singer/Songwriter/Composer who writes conscious music to inspire and promote global love and kindness from within. Paul’s focus is growing and nurturing self- worth within the listener. Paul is a leader in his new genre of music he calls ‘Conscious Healing Music’ to empower the listener’s heart and soul to thrive. Paul has been invited to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City 4 times to speak and sing his conscious music for The International Day of Yoga, The International Day of Women, and The International Day of Peace. In 2017 Paul helped 2000 people in need receive free hearing aids in Vietnam. Paul’s song ‘Diamond Light’ won the ‘Honourable Mention Award’ from the USA (International) Songwriting Competition in 2013 and the album of the same name, the Top 10 Award in London, by the London Free Press. Paul has recently released his 7th album titled ‘SEEDS OF PEACE’ funded by his worldwide fans. His music is being used in classrooms to help children understand the importance of self-love and self-kindness.
Paul Luftenegger Is The Conscious Being: sEWEper pALLin8or™ the HUM-ble Bee of EWEtopIa®
Paul’s Albums Are: ‘Beautiful World / Blessings From Above’, ‘Worthy’, ‘Diamond Light’, ‘Love Expanding Love’, ‘The Miracle of You’, ‘Faith’, and ‘Seeds of Peace.’
Ruth like helps people by guiding them to help heal themselves. The tools she uses to work with are Astrology, Numerology, Tarot and oracle readings, Colour Mirrors, Spiritual guidance and Reiki healing. Ruth has used Astrology especially for over 35 years as a self-development and awareness tool. Ruth believes that we are each born with a Unique Blueprint, and when we begin to understand this, we are in a better position to express our potential and feel more alive, creative and fulfilled. We all have natural talents, but sometimes we can lose sight of them, getting caught up in everyday life. Ruth enjoys seeing people blossom and thrive when they connect with their soul and develop a stronger trust in Spirit. Guiding people to develop a self-care system is something that she feels is essential for their wellbeing. Ruth lives in the Republic of Ireland.
“Hi dear beautiful you, My name is Sabine Rixen and I live in the Netherlands. I am a visionary painter and paint the colours of the inner light. A reminder of the beautiful light and divinity within you. I feel connected with the divine source and mother earth.
Painting from the sacred space of my heart makes me happy. And I love to make everyone happy with my paintings. To bring you joy, hope, peace, love and light.
Together we can bring heaven on earth.
I am grateful to be able to share my paintings in this beautiful and sparkling book of joy, hope, light and love. And to be connected in love. Lots of Love and Blessings to you, Sabine Rixen”
Sharon RDH, HMCT, is an author, speaker/storyteller, artist, poet, Reiki Master, Tai Chi – Qi Gong and Meditation Instructor.
An unquantifiable brain injury experience gifted her a direct touch with the Divine. Sharon fell in love with everyone and fell in love with herself.
Sharon constantly asks herself, ‘‘How may I best serve humanity?’’ With a bridge of scientific intellect and married to her heart, Sharon’s passion is focused on emotional healing, with an emphasis on trauma and releasing ancestral karma.
Sharon says she is not a healer, just a mirror shining back on your own inner wisdom.
In her nursing career that spanned over 25 years, Sherry observed how our environment can affect people’s health and well-being. Having the desire to learn holistic and ancient modalities to help reduce stress brought her to the ancient study of Feng Shui.
Her Feng Shui practice is based on Traditional/Classical Feng Shui that encompass Flying Stars and Intentional Feng Shui. She offers comprehensive, unique and soulful Feng Shui Consultations for clients by integrating the Colour Mirrors system to support your ‘Inner Feng Shui”.
Susan is a writer, proofreader, and editor. Her work has been published in many magazines and in a number of anthologies. You can find out more on the Facebook page Sue’s Words.
She has a passion for children’s wellbeing and was previously the founder of Positive Kids which focused on the emotional wellbeing of children, as well as their physical health and safety. Susan also loves to share women’s inspiration stories and news of people doing positive things
Susan is a Colour Therapist and a Self-Care Advocate living in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She focuses heavily on the importance of self-care and its connection to our conscious living. Susan believes that it is in the space of Now we find time to play, to be happy, to connect with one another, to pamper ourselves, to love and to create a peaceful planet.
Theonymfi (Fouli) Tachopoulou
Theonymfi is 52 years old and a mother of five children. She was born in Thessaloniki and lives in Koufalia, just a few minutes outside Thessaloniki. Theonymfi works as an excutive officer at a firm which provides business development and consulting services. Before this, she spent 26 years in the Banking sector. She has been a member of IMA (International Management Assistants) since 1997.
Theonymfi loves basketball – She was a player in the ARIS women’s team. She also volunteered within hospitality at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She has been a member of several voluntary organisations over the years.
Viola Edward de Glanville
Viola sits on the board of several magazines and NGO’s and serves as an ambassador for Human Rights and Gender Equity.
She is a multi-awarded personal and corporate advisor, a transcultural psychotherapist, breathwork mentoring trainer and social entrepreneur. Viola works internationally with individual and corporate clients in cross-pollination self-development, management, and leadership.
Viola has been a pioneer of Wellness & Mental Health Fitness in the workplace since 1993. She is the CEO/co-owner of GRIT Academy and Kayana Consulting, partner of Creative Women and co-creator of ‘BQ- Breath Intelligence.’ She is also the author of two books: ’Breathing the Rhythm of Success’, and ‘Who Makes the Bed?’ and co-author of ten more including the award-winning anthology “The Book of Soulful Musings: Live LIFE with Love Intention Flow Ease”.
Caring Alliances is her motto.
I was born in West Kalimantan Indonesia, my family has a long history in the area and we come from the Kanagawa Dayak tribe. I still feel the roots of my ancestors in my artwork. My passion is in both painting and sculpture which i credit to my fathers inspiration and I try to where possible bring my heritage into my work. I live in the Sambora village with my family and it is my wish to share my talents with people from around the world spreading the joys and beauty of life. I am qualified in civil engineering and have always been inspired by architecture. The Golden Ratio has a particular significance in my life, maybe because of my name, but to me it is the tune with which the universe sings to us and creates itself.