My Year of Living Spiritually:
From Woo-Woo to Wonderful—One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life

Release date: October 2019


In 2017, Anne embarked on a quest to become a more spiritual person. Raised in a strict fundamentalist Christian home, she left her religion many years ago but felt something was missing from her life. Her spiritual self was flagging and she wanted to revive her soul. She embarked on a holy host of spiritual practices to try and do just that.

This book documents a diverse range of practices, from singing in choirs to starting a gratitude practice, observing Lent and going on a pilgrimage. Some were more unconventional—she spent a week at a witch camp, took magic mushrooms for the first time, had a past life regression therapy session, hosted a death dinner and picked out her own coffin. Along the way, she reconsiders key relationships in her life and begins to experience the greater depth of meaning, connection, gratitude and inner peace that she was longing for.

Part seeker’s memoir, part spiritual travelogue, this is a book for anyone looking to uncover—or recover—their spiritual self.