This spirited 71 year-old’s inspirational books, poems and songs embody a wealth of adventures with challenge, change, comedy. As a young woman Barbara hitchhiked across continents, hostessed a restaurant in Afghanistan, and in 1967, at 22, immigrated solo, from the USA to Australia. Down Under All Over, written with “a lover’s indulgence and passion”, contrasts 1960’s with 1990’s Oz and has attracted salvos from such Aussie icons as John Williamson, Eric Bogle and Barbara’s gas-fitter.
Barbara’s most challenging adventure, however, began in 1984 when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her courage and commitment to explore and risk personal and spiritual change is chronicled in Journey to Wholeness—-acclaimed by icons like Deepak Chopra and hailed by one reviewer as: “Probably the most honest book ever written”. Barbara’s recovery and her conviction that we have choice, regardless of the issue, has inspired many.