About Me: I'm 53 and my life has been full of adventure. I've been, at various stages, a student, teacher, employee of McDonald's, development worker, counsellor, secretary in industry, receptionist at a cathedral office, sandwich-seller, tutor, writer. Writing is now my passion: magazine and newspaper articles regularly published, and this year in line for a literary award in fiction writing. Four amazing children in their 20's. An advocate on behalf of bipolar people. Leader of The Red Tent, which meets monthly to do things that empower and strengthen (and make one another smile). A creative and productive 'crone'!!!

My Passions: Empowerment, nature, literature, enlightenment

My Challenges: To have a whole novel published

My Vision for the Future: Women putting aside their differences - we have so much in common!!!

My Areas of Expertise: Writing, training, encouragement, project leadership

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Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace! Fatima

How lovely to be so warmly welcomed! Thank you Fatima. I'm looking forward to learning more. I run a women's social network (creative and therapeutic) here in my city, Birmingham - if you have a few minutes, the website is interesting: . The site only costs The Red Tent £15 per year to run, which is a huge help in times of financial squeeze...

Best wishes and peace back to you Jan

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