The Enlightened Spaniel - A Dog's Quest to be a Buddhist

Published January 2019

This is the story of a springer spaniel and her half-sister, who set out to discover the reason their owner meditates and is so interested in the teachings of the Buddha. Ably assisted by a bookshelf, who holds a fountain of knowledge, they embark upon a quest to discover the secrets of meditation and uncover the path to ancient wisdom. As they progress along the road to enlightenment, they not only transform their own perception of life, but also the lives of those around them. The journey is a challenging one, but is held together by Half- Sister’s wicked sense of humour and a desire to enter into spaniel folklore. The Enlightened Spaniel is a wise tale, filled with insights and humour, that celebrates the connection between all beings that reside on Planet Earth.

The Enlightened Spaniel - The Cat with One Life Left

The Enlightened Spaniel - The Cat with One Life Left

Published March 2020

This is the story of two springer spaniels and their unrelenting quest towards enlightenment. Supported by their trusted companion The Bookshelf, and guided by an unwavering belief in the teachings of the Buddha, they undertake to discover the truth surrounding the reincarnation of the Buddha’s dog. The story takes an unusual twist when a mysterious cat arrives. The cat, Amara, believes he has used eight of his nine lives and is suffering from anxiety and uneasiness. He has travelled from afar to find Half-Sister in the hope that she will teach him to live in the present moment and therefore enjoy his final life on planet Earth. However, it soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems, and that Amara holds a secret that Half-Sister must unravel if the truth is to be revealed. The Enlightened Spaniel – The Cat with One Life Left is a charming story that winds its way down a path filled with ancient wisdom, humour, and compassion for all living beings.

The Enlightened Spaniel - The Stone of Truth

Published 15th October 2021

Is Half-Sister the reincarnation of the Buddha’s dog – or not?  The answer is revealed in The Stone of Truth, the final episode of the Enlightened Spaniel Trilogy.  Our two intrepid spaniels, guided by their unwavering belief in the Buddha’s teachings, undertake a search to discover the truth. The conclusion of their quest hinges on the discovery of an ancient stone and the transcription of its mysterious markings. Assisted by a host of sentient beings, both human and otherwise, our spaniels traverse the countryside in a journey filled with ancient wisdom, humour, and compassion for all living beings. 

Living Mindfully: Discovering Authenticity Through Mindfulness Coaching

Published February 2017

Living Mindfully shows how mindfulness can be integrated with coaching in order to enhance motivation and achieve an authentic life. * Combines mindfulness techniques designed to explore an individuals relationships to thoughts, values and emotions with coaching strategies that build self-confidence and motivation * Details the Living Mindfully program and the practical coaching intervention, Training Individuals in Mindfulness and Excellence (TIME), with tips, exercises, further resources and client testimonials * Discusses important aspects of mindfulness, including awareness, staying present, acceptance, authenticity, and dealing with negative beliefs and emotions * Outlines the requirements for setting up and maintaining a mindfulness program for mindfulness teachers, coaches, counselors, policymakers, and government departments.