The New Normal
Published 25 April 2019
Imagine my shock at coming out as transgender at nearly age 50, when such a thing was literally unthinkable. I had been a good little conformist, having leveraged my scientific talent into three engineering degrees, worked in the aerospace and defense industries, and taught computing for a decade and a half. I was really good at following the rules to get what I wanted. But quietly I was frustrated at my ongoing attempts to follow the rules for men in our society. They didn’t make sense, especially for dating, and I kept doing things that were not traditionally acceptable for men, like studying midwifery.
The New Normal describes my journey in detail from coming out as transgender to myself, then to friends, family, and at work. What is it like exploring women’s fashion and makeup for the first time? The medical, emotional, and social aspects of going on hormone therapy and getting gender confirmation surgery are explored, along with extensive scientific references to compare my experiences to other’s. The legal requirements for going through gender confirmation surgery and how I met them are shown verbatim, in addition to important details like getting a name change and changing the gender marker (M/F) on legal documents. In this way my book was written as a guide for transgender people, their loved ones, and as well as students and professionals in the medical, social, and gender sciences.
Embodied – A self-care guide for Sensitive Souls
Published 11 July 2019
Following the death of her mother at a young age, Tara went through years of self-harming – eating disorders and addictions to alcohol, food and more, lots of self-loathing and spiralling in and out of depression. She always put on a brave face and tried to get through it.
A few years ago something inside her clicked – she was sick and tired of being this way and doubly motivated by external events she HAD to change her life. So she did!
Tara found new tools and ways to help her learn to love herself as a highly sensitive empath. She committed to herself every day, and life just keeps on getting better.
It includes an honest, vulnerable and deeply personal account of Tara’s journey and what she went through. Then there is a comprehensive guide with 52 practical self-care tips, actions and inspiration, as well as real life examples of how she used these things to help her heal. These can be used like an oracle deck as needed for that little bit of extra self-care guidance, or however resonates with the reader.
Published 9 September 2019
Desire Lines is for any woman who wants to know more about who she is as a sexual being, and who longs to express this part of herself on her own terms. She does not want to simply reflect back the image of sexuality she has been shown by society. She is ready to find out her own sexual truths and to step into these - seeking out and following her own, unique desire lines.
Through sharing stories of her own sexual journey, along with evocative erotica, and insightful questions for the reader, Anna invites you to explore and create a map of your own desires. Bold, challenging and inspiring, Desire Lines contains graphic language and descriptions of sex and sexuality, including kink and BDSM, gender and body non-conformity, lust and love.
Anna is a former sexual surrogate partner and wrote the Sex/Life column for DIVA Magazine for two years. Her published erotica includes short stories and a full-length novel. Frustrated by the limited and restrictive portrayals of women’s sexuality in the mainstream media, she is driven to offer alternative perspectives. Desire Lines provides a unique way of looking at sexuality by exploring the themes of our desires, rather than focusing on specific fantasies. These themes (our personal desire lines) help to reveal who we are, what we need, and what we want, to thrive as sexual beings.
Take Off Your Armour And Have A Cup Of Tea
Published 22 October 2019
In ‘Take off your Armour and Have a Cup of Tea’ Angie Northwood shares with us her lived experience of being a mother of a child who shows up differently in the world and of being a menopausal woman. She celebrates the beautiful gifts her daughter brings to the world and the joy of thinking outside the box offers us all. She tells us how her daughter opened doors to a freer, more fully expressed life, unbound from the narrow perspectives we are taught from an early age.
Having spent many years fighting for the rights of her daughter to be included in mainstream school and community, Angie describes herself as having been an Inclusion Warrior. Unable to ask for help for fear of exposing her vulnerability, her commitment to her daughter and her work supporting other parents of disabled children led to depletion and consequently to depression.
It was when she crossed the threshold into her initiation of the alchemy of menopause that Angie describes how she eventually recognised her vulnerability as her courage and her strength. She was at last able to shed the layers of oppression and discrimination, the wounding experienced during her battles for Inclusion.
She challenges us to look at our learnt attitudes, beliefs behaviours and perceptions in relation to Disability and menopause. She invites us to think ‘outside the box’ providing us with tools to create inclusive practice, whilst also encouraging us to inhabit self-care and love for mind, body and spirit well-being as we learn to step outside of our comfort zone and ‘stir the cauldron of change’.
Connecting The Dots
Published 13 February 2020
Every business owner needs a brand framework and clarity of vision to take them to the next level. Securing the kudos of media coverage is the natural progression of any business owner looking to up level. The media is the ideal platform to share stories, products or services, and the results can be shared via social media and in your marketing.
In this book, together we will create that framework and clarity of vision. We (You and I) check in with your blocks, work out who you want to reach and how best to do that. We will provide you with guidance to help you share the right stories, to the right journalists, in the right way. We will help you connect your dots to help your business go from strength to strength.
Motherhood Meets Me
Published 27 February 2020
Motherhood Meets Me is a memoir about the beauty and struggle of becoming a mother after years of the pain of infertility. It is a story of the grief and struggles one goes through when learning that having a baby will not be easy and may never happen at all.
MMM serves as a testament that parenthood is not a given; it is a gift that millions of Americans fight on a daily basis to receive. MMM is a heartfelt tale of both the pain and triumph of one couple’s dream of being called, Mom & Dad
Published 23 March 2020
'Brilliance Unboxed' is an exploration of the essence of brilliance through our assumptions, experiences and ownership of it. The book seeks to unbox the magic that we all have within us and is an invitation to truly connect with our brilliance through unabashed reclamation, cell-level, soul-led fist pumps, and a side order of air guitar.
Fuelled by creativity, coffee and kettlebells, Jo is a content creator, strategist and project manager for multiple global agile teams.
Jo’s background as a seasoned blogger, copywriter, podcaster and graphic designer with an MA and research interest in creative thinking for small business makes for an eclectic and colourful content approach. Champion of working smarter and creator of the Brilliance Ignition Process, she has a loyal global audience and a stellar client list of biz owners making big sales and a big difference.
A widely read contributor to Huffington Post, Selz, Regus, Prowess, Entrepreneur, YFS Magazine and many more online publications, she’s a respected UK voice on content development and creative thinking. She’s also a mum of twin girls, an invisible illness advocate, and never knowingly under-glittered.
Published 1 October 2020
How would it be to write the book you're really here to write?
In Unbound Writing, Nicola Humber shares years of experience as she unlocks why so many women aren't writing as their truest selves.
What is holding you back?
This book will take you through each layer of writing in a way that both frees you to express your unique magic and creates a rich connection with each of your potential readers.
Who is it you want to write as? Who is your truest self?
Learn how to realise your own process, and to trust yourself and your instincts as an author (because that is what you are!). But more importantly learn:
How are you going to allow yourself to become Unbound?
Published 11 November 2020
Embodied Business is for empath entrepreneurs, to support them with grounding and aligning their businesses with the seven main chakras in the body, with the earth star and soul star as anchor points.
It looks at some of the principles, blocks and issues that can come up on the entrepreneurial journey, as each can correspond to a different chakra.
• Earth star chakra: nourishment, holding and support from Mother Earth
• Base chakra: grounding and business boundaries
• Sacral chakra: creativity and receiving in your business
• Solar plexus chakra: owning your worth, value and authentic power
• Heart chakra: connecting with others and sharing vulnerably
• Throat chakra: communication and expression in your business
• Third eye chakra: your business' vision and owning your spiritual gifts
• Crown chakra: taking action in alignment with your purpose
• Soul star chakra: Divine Love
When these areas are addressed and brought to light, the whole entrepreneurial journey flows much more smoothly. You become a vibrational match for ideal clients. You feel safe to show up and share in your authentic power, and you own your worth as the shining light that you are.
There are stories and examples shared throughout the book from Tara's own experience as well as her clients; holistic wellness; inspirational guidance; plus many practical tools and prompts for each chakra to support and inspire you with your business as an empathpreneur.
Tara is a business mentor, Colour Mirrors practitioner and a holistic health and wellness coach. With two decades working alongside many entrepreneurs in different industries, and through her own entrepreneurial journey, Tara learned that whilst taking action and showing up consistently as well as having systems and processes in place for a business is essential, having the inner energetics aligned is equally important, particularly for empaths. Her work now supports empath entrepreneurs with these inner energetics and blocks that can come up, as well as the practical elements of running an online business from systems and processes to PR and marketing, done in a way to honour the needs of sensitive souls.
After The Last Fall
Available to pre-order
There hasn't been magic in Battlewood in 100 years-at least, that's what most people believe. But for a few citizens of Battlewood, they all know the truth to be a little different.
When Aleca Grimme turns up missing, Comander Raznik knows that it has something to do with magic; angry, he tasks Jace Grimme, Aleca's sister, to bring her back home and face her consequences. As Jace makes her way through the surrounding lands, though, she begins to realize that not everything is as it seems-and that she and her people have been kept in the dark for the last century. What is being hidden from them, and more importantly, why? When Jace at last confronts Commander Raznik, what she learns changes her life-and Battlewood-forever.