26 Things About Me

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26 Things About Me

I know that sometimes people like to read a little bit about the person behind the website, and my ‘about’ page isn’t very long, so I have compiled a list of random facts about me…

1. I am a British citizen but I finally got my New Zealand residency last month. It took me a good few years to get. I love New Zealand’s friendly people, clean towns and countryside, and weather. I am not sure if I will always live here all year round, but I am glad to have residency anyway.

Here are some photos I took on a recent trip to Golden Bay, New Zealand:

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I also really love the fact that New Zealand is sparsely populated and the energy is clear. In Europe, the buildings and land are filled with old energies and it can sometimes weigh heavily on me when I’m there.

2. The central relationship in my life has always been with God/Spirit.

If I had been born in another era, I probably would have made a good nun. My family weren’t spiritual/religious but I attended church as a child and craved spiritual connection from an early age. I am no longer a Christian but I am drawn to the universal truths which underlie all sacred paths, and go through periods where I engage heavily with one master/teacher. I love Jesus and Mother Mary. Lately I have been working a lot with the Shakti Goddess Kali whose fierce energy I adore.

3. I’ve been self-employed since I set this website up in 2007.

Self-employment is often wonderful, and sometimes isolating, but it suits my freedom-loving nature to be a location-independent entrepreneur. I do have long-term plans to do more face-to-face sessions and also do some workshops, but I also have plans for more online courses, and that takes priority at the moment.

I love that I get to share my journey via this blog (and people actually read it!) and I adore working with clients.

4. I often get road rage as where I live in New Zealand has a lot of older people who are not confident drivers and drive too slowly – I try to keep my rage in its box so no-one gets rear ended.

5. My simplest pleasure in life is sitting down to watch a good TV show. I get quite excited when I find an old TV show that is really great and realise I still have several seasons left to devour. Some favourites include Nashville, Medium, New Girl, Friday Night Lights and Call the Midwife. At the moment I am enjoying Outlander and Poldark.

6. My favourite musicians are probably Beth Orton, Lorde, Nerina Pallot, Angus and Julia Stone and Kate Bush.

7. I am a nerd. I love to research topics on the internet that I’m interested in and like to know exactly how things work…my latest obsession is nutrition.

Unfortunately this nerdiness does not extend to computers and technology, but I wish it did, as it would be really helpful for maintaining this website.

8. I am quite houseproud. It depresses me when everything is a mess. For this reason amongst others it probably would never be a good idea for me to have kids.

9. I love islands. I’d like to visit: Iceland, Pitcairn Island, Chatham Islands, Isle of Skye and Malta.

10. I have always been opposed to eating meat for philosophical reasons. I spent years on vegetarian/vegan/raw diets in my 20s but I regret all the experimentation. I had bloodwork done earlier this year which showed various nutritional deficiencies associated with a lack of animal foods.

11. Weirdly, I developed an allergy to non-naturally occurring B vitamins (i.e. in supplement form) and ended up in the ER last year after taking one.

12. My cat Big Boy who died a year ago was the feline love of my life. In his honour, I now wear an engraved ring with four stones on it (one for each year we had together…well, sort of – we had 3.5 years together).

13. I love night driving, especially here in the south island of New Zealand where we have some lovely views and it is sparsely populated, so you don’t see many cars out at night. Spirit talks to me a lot when I’m driving at night.

14. I am very driven to be successful and to contribute to the world. Sometimes it stresses me out but it gives me a very strong sense of purpose.

15. I am very happy to be incarnated now, and to have been born in the 1980s – just in time for the internet.

16. My numerology life path is 5.

17. My past experiences have taught me that the more enlightened a person claims to be, the more dysfunctional that person usually turns out to be.

18. I love fashion and love to see a well-dressed person, but I am mostly too lazy to dress well, plus I loathe shopping.

19. My drink of choice is whiskey or a Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

20. I’ve been in therapy for 5 years. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it, but I find it extremely helpful for my personal and business growth.

21. I speak French, Spanish and some German. I miss speaking foreign languages as it’s been several years since I lived in Europe. I often dream in foreign languages – it is usually intelligible but occasionally the words make no sense.

22. When I get stressed I have nightmares about my final exams at University 9 years ago. In the nightmares, I usually have to learn every word in the French or Spanish dictionary and I’ve only got a couple of months to do it.

23. I have always been interested in feminism and the history of women’s rights. I was reading feminist texts from around age 14. I wanted to study women’s studies but my mother wouldn’t let me. I am glad I studied languages as it is probably more practical.

24. I was diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder as a teenager (and then with a circadian rhythm disorder called DSPS.) I have daily light therapy all year round.

25. I love reading (auto)biographies.

26. I have never voted (update: I finally got a chance to vote in the UK referendum on the EU.)



  1. Amen to number 17!

  2. Anna, thank you for sharing about yourself even more than you already have. You are absolutely perfect just the way you are! You give so much and I am so happy to have connected with you through this amazing technology.

  3. Thank you, Bonnie, for your sweet comment! 🙂

  4. YES! Amen to #17. Ha.

  5. As I’ve just read that you’ve never voted, and a resident of New Zealand, which I believe, was the first country to allow women to vote. When you get the chance, exercise your right to vote.

  6. Maggie – Yes, NZ was the first country to grant women the vote! I haven’t voted more out of circumstance than apathy. I can’t vote in NZ as I’m not a citizen. I can’t vote in the UK either. I did actually try during the last election but they didn’t accept my vote due to some bureaucratic problem to do with my electoral roll status when I left the UK.

  7. It’s so rare that someone with such a well-known web site would be so open about their personal life. I found reading your “26 Things About Me” article especially rewarding because it’s only been about two weeks since I first landed on your site.

  8. BTW…….Kudos to NZ for its recent decision to end the use of fossil fuels for the generation of electrical energy. Renewable sources of energy will be their replacements in the not too distant future!

  9. Anna, thank you so very much for your blog, i love reading about you and various other articles you’ve put out. thank you for the time you dedicate putting this together for people like me who are fascinated and have started an interest. Bally

  10. Lovely and authentic.

  11. I love reading lists of things about other people especially when it includes tidbits which are the farthest things from your mind about that person. 🙂 #2 is very interesting. My most central relationship also is with God. Although I did grow up religious (Episcopalian – FAR from fanatical,) I always craved a spiritual connection that I knew I would need to find outside of church. I’m interested in your statement that you love Jesus and Mother Mary but are no longer Christian. I realize you can still love them, I’m just wondering how you got there. (I won’t be offended if you tell me to mind my own beeswax!)

  12. Thank you everyone for your comments!

    Stephanie – I work with the ascended masters in my healing sessions, so in my mind they are sort of ‘divorced’ from the religions they usually belong to. I’m not bothered with any of the trappings or dogma of the organized religions, only the truths underlying them and the beings who somehow embody or project those truths. The Divine has many faces.

    From my past life regressions I know I have had many Christian lifetimes. When I go into a Christian church or read the book of Common Prayer for example, it is so familiar to me. So on the soul level Jesus in particular is familiar to me!

  13. Thank you for this. It was a fun read! I also love #17. It reminds me of when my own therapist told me that when someone says they had the “perfect” childhood…they usually have way more issues than the rest of us who admit to the non-perfection of our up-bringing.

    You have also put New Zealand on my bucket list!

    Thanks again.

  14. Hi Anna,
    I remember earlier on in my spiritual development, I think came across this site, but promptly left. However, now more than ever, I feel drawn to this site, because it’s like a constant source of positivity and the intuition experiments reassure me because I often get many aspects right.
    For a while, I decided to leave my spiritual development alone, sort of like a break, because even though I wish I could leave the voices, the hair standing on end, the constant doubt, the out of whack emotions behind, I knew that one day I would come back, because leaving it all behind just didn’t work like that. The spiritual side to me was like background noise. It came back to me at random intervals and would interrupt my conscious mind.
    I want to thank you for bringing me back. I now feel reassured and ready to face it all again and to grow.
    I also want to ask (since I’m no good at seeing akashic records for myself, and often have to rely on my guides for that) have you at any point in all your lives, been affliated with elementals, fairies or any other earth spirits? Because I get a bit of that vibe from you, but not as obviously as I might from others.
    Thank you,

  15. Malta is a very spiritual place if you ever get to visit!

  16. Nice gig. I enjoyed reading your Tale of the Cult & their tactics. They must have really dug your Energy. It’s all the same in the end no matter what Role you play. Scary stuff eh? 4,800 Registered Religions on this Planet. If all else pick to be a Jedi. ALWAYS be the Jedi.

  17. Anna –

    Hi. I met you in Wellington on May 27. We were waiting on the pilot to arrive and
    fly us to Sydney. I enjoyed talking to you and I have been wondering how you are.
    I did manage to make all of my connecting flight back to the US. I trust you are well.
    My name is Ned Lanzit.

  18. Hi Ned,

    It’s nice to hear from you! That’s good you made your flight. I managed to get another on one just a few hours after the one I missed so it was no problem after all.

    I hope you get to visit NZ again for a bit longer next time!

    Anna 🙂

  19. Hi Anna, I just wanted to let you know I’ve been visiting your site for years and have found your enthusiasm and knowledge of spirit and practical advice to be very helpful. I think I found your site when I was 13 or 14. I’m 19 now and am exploring the spirit world more and more every day. Your posts have given me courage and curiosity for life and spirit. I just want to say thanks for sharing so many wonderful experiences, and giving such helpful advice for all of us that seek guidance! You’re a wonderful person!

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