I am Laurel Alexander. Here I am welcoming you to WiseWomanCraft, well into my late-fifties, although the picture above, taken by my sister when I was frolicking amongst the wild flowers only a few weeks ago, makes me look so child-like.
Without boring you to death, let me tell you my story which provides the foundation for this site.
Prior to leaving school, I wanted to be a nurse and so enrolled in cadet school. While playing hooky from school one day, I thought – with the contrariness of a teenager – nah I’ll be a window dresser in a fashion shop instead. From there I entered office work which is where I met my husband. I then became a professional temp, working all over Sussex. One day, when I was working as a secretary in a large building society, I met Iris, the secretary in the next office along, who was an astrologer. From that meeting, I taught myself astrology, palmistry and tarot and entered the world of complementary healthcare. By the time I was 29, I was self-employed as an intuitive astrologer and tarot reader with a thriving teaching practice working for adult and further education and as a community tutor delivering personal and professional development and esoteric courses.
I’ve had astrological columns in local publications and been a resident astrologer on the radio. Even had a brief TV visitation jabbering about stress management.
Several years passed during which time I developed my writing career. Now I have over 30 published books under my belt covering health and wellbeing, career development and small business development.