Alice Grist
Alice Grist is the author of The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment (THHGTE), and award winning (Best Book Prediction Awards) The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living (THHGTSL). Her third book, Dear Poppyseed, A Soulful Momma's Pregnancy Journal is due out early 2013.

THHGTSL is a powerful guide to living spiritually through the ups and downs of modern existence whilst empowering her (mainly) female readership to their own innate soulfulness. THHGTSL is a guru free trip into all things soulful, with a fierce dash of feminist social commentary and a generous splattering of ‘coffee with your funny best friend’. Covering lessons from Religion to Dumb Culture, Nature to Mental Health, THHGTSL gives you a one-stop starting place for the soulful and fresh inner trip of a lifetime. Both books are published by O-Books / Soul Rocks and have attracted much reader and reviewer acclaim.

Alice Grist is the Publisher of new John Hunt Publishing Imprint - Soul Rocks Books. Soul Rocks publishes soulful and spiritual fiction and non-fiction books for the next generation.

Alice is a frequent contributor to many magazines and online lifestyle sites, often writing about spirituality in her own quirky, accessible and fierce style.

Alice also reads Tarot cards from a perspective of life guidance. Email readings available.

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Entries by Alice Grist

Is Your Problem Actually a Solution?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (09:24)

I started off the New Year with three flat tyres. One on my car, two on my daughter's pram. This seemed like more flat tires than any one person should have to deal with. But rather than rail against the Universe, and growl and moan to the skies, I had...

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Spiritualise Your Resolutions in 2014 - Seven Spiritual New Year Resolution Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2013 | (08:49)

Traditionally resolutions are all about trying to control your life through making stringent and unforgiving changes to your existence. My spiritual approach finds that doing the opposite, giving up control, is far more powerful in making lasting and meaningful change. When we stop trying to fit into a 'perfect' idea...

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How to Handle Toddler Tantrums in Adults!

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2013 | (10:35)

I have an 18-month-old daughter, and she has started to have toddler tantrums. These perplexing volcanoes of emotion can arise from all manner of events, silly, serious or otherwise. When subsumed in a 'wobbly,' nothing can knock her out of it. She is determined to feel how she is feeling,...

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Controlling Your Chaos - Start Stopping

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2013 | (10:27)

Sometimes chaos and manic woo woo is the most attractive thing in our lives. It is seemingly the driver that pushes us forward. We throw ourselves into turmoil for the sheer purpose of feeling something, experiencing something and, we hope, to make things change for the better.

Now chaos, in...

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Creating Space to Be Inspired

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (15:02)

Inspiration is a mythical beast isn't it! We can search for decades to find it, trolling our inner depths and taking on massive outward adventure. It can be as elusive as a once trodden upon grass snake. Then it hits. Right when you aren't looking for it. Right when you...

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Ten Ways to Get to Know Your Unborn Baby

(0) Comments | Posted 1 August 2013 | (00:00)

My new book Dear Poppyseed, A Soulful Momma's Pregnancy Journal was written, in the first instance as a means to help me communicate with the little person growing inside me. The journey of pregnancy for me and for my relationship was a transformative one, and one I felt I needed...

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When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2013 | (12:09)

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and the Duchess looked glowing and perfect within minutes. Promptly upon her birthing (home birth) she and I went shopping, I...

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Are You 'Baby Ready'? How to Have a Soulful and Transformative Pregnancy

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2013 | (13:04)

A year ago I gave birth to my very first child. A fact captured and detailed forever in time by my latest book, the diary of my pregnancy, Dear Poppyseed, A Soulful Momma's Pregnancy Journal (out July 2013), and by a new docuseries about pregnancy, to be shown...

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It's the End of the World as We Know It... A Guide to 21 December 2012 for Mere Mortals...

(5) Comments | Posted 12 December 2012 | (23:00)

Being of a spiritual persuasion I can't let the famed 21 Dec 2012 pass by without mention. This date, for those who don't know, is the end of The Mayan Calender, and therefore, presumed by some to be the end of the world. How very dramatic.

Anyone who predicts...

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Sex, Boobs and Spirituality... A Rant

(2) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (10:55)

A hundred years ago women were covered up, we were supposed to be pious, shy and quiet. When we demanded rights and freedoms, the freedom that an all male establishment gave us was the freedom of our sexuality. How very convenient for them! Hence birth control, legal abortion, free love,...

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Gay Adoption Is Not Abusive But Mr McKenzie of UKIP Your Beliefs Are

(88) Comments | Posted 28 November 2012 | (23:00)

The only inherent abuse occurring to children of a gay partnership is that which is ladled upon them by an intolerant society. Mr McKenzie from UKIP states that, 'To say to a child, "I am having you adopted by two men who kiss regularly but don't worry about it" -...

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Essential Spiritual Tips for Living That Even an Atheist Will Love...

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (10:06)

In my spiritual explorations I have found that much wisdom and wondrousness can be found in amongst the angels, energies and light healing. Indeed the most incredible, life changing stuff I have taken from my 'spiritual path' has been the down right sensible, the obvious, the 'tips for life' that...

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Soulful Momma Notes Five Months In... Being Confident

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (08:29)

I've been a mother five months and I'm strangely confident. Maybe it's not so strange. Perhaps I'm hard wired for it. In my extensive experience thus far I have learned how important confidence really is for a new momma. There is no shame in it. Here are my notes on...

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There Are No Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2012 | (09:37)

Today I was given a very loud and clear message. I was driving along thinking of all the things that could have been but never were. I thought briefly about something that had it happened I believed would have been an error of judgement on my part. Suddenly my thoughts...

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10 Empowering Things I Have Learned Since Having a Baby

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2012 | (12:47)

Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff, no one tells you, and perhaps it's best that way. Alot of the stuff about...

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When Psychics Go Bad... How Divination Can be Destructive

(5) Comments | Posted 3 August 2012 | (12:22)

First up I need to be clear. I am a tarot lover, I have been reading the cards since I was 13. At first for friends, but now I do so professionally. I love and praise the genuine guidance tarot can offer, they are like an objective best friend. From...

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A Perfect Birth is All in the Mind

(24) Comments | Posted 10 July 2012 | (00:00)

I recently gave birth to my first little baby. Prior to this I had written for The Huffington Post UK about the possibilities of a pain free, empowering natural birth. I questioned whether a painful birth was all in the mind. I set my stall out with full positive intention...

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Finding Your Spiritual - An Easy Peasy Guide to Getting Soulful

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2012 | (16:41)

The longer I live and explore a spiritual life the easier it gets. When I started off my adventures I visited a dozen or so different faiths and I got down and dirty with the meditation, the praying, the mantras. I had the patter and the pose, but none of...

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How to Meditate and Find Inner Peace - An Easy Beginner's Guide

(2) Comments | Posted 22 May 2012 | (13:17)

Meditation is one of my favourite things. For a long time I felt I were doing a necessary service. But now it has me in it's gentle grip and I cannot get enough! Meditation can be taken as a small soulful snack or if you love it, then it can...

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Smile and F**k the Wrinkles

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2012 | (11:35)

I am sat in a red dress, with hastily applied make up waiting for a photographer. A few years back, this was my ambition: to be a person photographed regularly, or a model as they are otherwise known. Today this little photo session is very much not about what I...

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