In this chapter of life, I have morphed into a wise woman, an old soul and a goddess in many guises. Using moon goddess symbolism, which echoes the rhythms of nature, I am in the winter of my life and the new moon phase. A time of new beginnings and rebirth.

A warm, nurturing and sensitive soul, I live in a beautiful bush garden setting in outer suburban Melbourne, with my precious poodle, Bella.

I am a passionate nature lover, gardener, orchid grower and cook with a focus on a health, wellbeing, spirituality and cultivating connections.

After a long and successful career in education, the last twelve years as a principal, time to allow my creativity to flourish felt like freedom personified. Now, I am variously, a mentor, speaker, writer, cum editor and publisher, with a penchant for collecting inspirational quotes and creating beautiful books – books which delight, inspire and touch hearts, minds and souls.

I also write under the pen name, Chrissie Anthony. Chrissie is an incurable romantic, hopelessly addicted to fantasy, fairy tales, love, romance and happy endings.

I love what I do and am grateful for the good that is my life.

Awakening Aphrodite, Phantoms and How Do I Love Thee? are published under the Australian Inspiration imprint.

Another labour of love is the inspirational quote website www.australianinspiration.com.au – a unique and uniquely Australian project dedicated to celebrating the voice and spirit of Australia, and to creating a resource for schools and the community.