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Marian McCain

Ball Cottage, East Ball Hill
Hartland, United Kingdom


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I am the author of "Transformation through Menopause" (NY Bergin & Garvey, 1991) and my second book "Elderwoman" will be published in the Spring of 2002 by Findhorn Press. It is about a whole new way of approaching old age.
My work has appeared in a range of magazines, including Troika and Crone Chronicles (USA), Earth Garden, Pandora and Whole Person (Australia) and Amicus Journal and Ecos (UK). I write regularly for Resurgence (UK) and supply a twice-monthly column to the Australian magazine Living Now (Web version - under the title of "Grandmother's Footprint."
I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories, for which I have won several awards.
Originally a social worker, and then for many years a transpersonal psychotherapist/workshop leader/health educator, now that I am in my sixties I concentrate on writing, Permaculture, voluntary work in my local community, and environmental activism, although I still occasionally see clients. I edit a newsletter for an anti-biotech group. I run a women's group and a writer's circle, write for four hours every day, go for long walks and dance a lot. I am a good lecturer and enjoy public speaking.
I have lived and worked on three continents. I still visit my "home base" cities - London, Melbourne, Boston and San Francisco - regularly, but spend most of my time in a tiny, eighteenth century cottage near the sea in Devon, England with my partner, Sky, where I lives a simple lifestyle, grow all my own vegetables and practise everything I preach (...well, try to, anyway).

Interests: "Wellness," stress-management, psychology, personal development,aging, women's health and spirituality, environmental issues, organic food production and alternative technology.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Transformation through Menopause
  • ELDERWOMAN: Reap the wisdom, feel the power, embrace the joy