Janey Colbourne


I am a poet and a philosopher. I also write about health and wellbeing, in both my non-fiction writings and my poetry. Many of my poems express my deep relationship with nature, and with the plants in particular. Some aspects of my writing I consider to be therapeutic through recognition and expression of people's needs and feelings or through presenting a new, empowering perspective. Healing can be achieved through reconnection with ourselves, our human family and with nature. I seek wisdom, courage and humour in life, and to discover new, deeper and broader consciousness and awareness.

For years I have been practising meditation and shamanic journeying as a means to growth.

I have a degree in herbal medicine and formerly I worked as a consultant medical herbalist. I have also worked in natural health retail and have training in shamanic healing and breastfeeding peer support. I love most of all to support and inspire people through my writing. I am a neurodiversity advocate, raising awareness and understanding of the diverse ways people think, feel and perceive the world.

I have a lovely young daughter who is also a budding writer!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the North of England, near the edge of town. Our house had a garden and a school field behind it. I spent a lot of time playing outside. In my teens I went for walks down country lanes. I've always loved immersing myself in nature; it feels like home. That's what inspires me most. I still live in the area. I love the mix of rolling hills and woodlands in this part of the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are three great joys for me. One is the pleasure and satisfaction in the writing process. I need to be creative and express myself. I have always loved reading, so reading as research for my work makes me feel really lucky. I also love the feeling when I get responses from readers. It's great to know that my words have connected with someone and maybe made a difference in their lives, as other authors have done for me.
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See with Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Writing from the heart, with a deep connection to the natural world, Janey is inspired by nature, human emotions and a strong sense of justice. The poems range from rage, to humour, to visions and inspiration. Through her writing she intends to bring connection and inspiration to people and give a voice to environmental and humanitarian rights. Jane also sees the humour in everyday, mundane life.

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