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Roots for Growth book ~ "... an invitation for you to listen to the voice inside that knows what story you want to write for yourself.” Anna Bell

Do you want a happier, peaceful and more contented life?
When Anna’s husband Alan was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) three days before their wedding in 1997, she knew life wasn’t going to be what they had planned. But Anna’s whole-hearted belief is that each of us can find what we need from within, if we know how.
In Roots for Growth, she openly shares deeply personal stories about growing through change, resilience, and mindful living. As well as her tried and tested techniques to bring more of the outcomes you want in life.
You will discover greater self-awareness and the hidden depths of your own strength as you connect with the stories, questions, and activities. With Anna’s gentle guidance you will feel uplifted to embrace new positive practices and live a more mindful, fulfilled life.

Available in paperback and e-bookOr you can order a signed copy from me for £13 plus postage, including a personalised message if you like. Just email

What's it about?

This book is an invitation to connect with yourself and all the potential that lies within you. If you want to live a happy and fulfilling life with clarity and purpose, and to bring something special to the world – which I believe you already are! - then I hope this book helps you on your way.

In each chapter, I offer a combination of personal stories and background to the topic, with some recommended resources and some questions to invite you to reflect on what you’ve read. I suggest having a pen and paper handy, and if you like, gather some coloured pens to mind-map and doodle while you learn and discover as the pages unfold.

The idea for this book was inspired by common themes which come up with clients, both individually and at workshops.

  • Resilience

  • Mindful living

  • Growing through change


My passion for these topics led me to write over 60 blogs,  which have had frequent positive responses, so I decided to write it all down in the form of a book which includes a section on each of the topics above. There's also an 'unexpected chapter' about when COVID19 swept the world, experiences of having symptoms myself, and then supporting people through the long-term impact.

The name ‘Roots for growth’ comes from a metaphor that represents my whole-hearted belief that each of us can find what we need from within, if we know how. I imagine strong roots under the surface having a grounding and nourishing effect, drawing on all the resources we need.

You can order a signed copy from me today or from Amazon in paperback or e-book.

Coming soon:

Videos and worksheets on each of the 3 topics above, available for FREE for a limited period. In return, please help me spread the word about the book! 

Please fill out the form on this page to be kept informed as the book and related resources become available.


Feedback from readers:

"Inspirational and heart-warming."


"I couldn't put it down."


"I thought it was fantastic that it was so personal to the author, and had me laughing out loud on one page, then gave me a lump in my throat on the next. A book to be proud of, which gets you thinking, and counting your blessings"

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