Celia Haddon is a bestselling anthologist whose books have sold well over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. She was the Daily Telegraph's pet agony aunt and is a reputed lover and worshipper of cats, having lived with them and loved them since she was a child. She has compiled a number of anthologies in their honour. She is also compiler of the best-selling One Hundred Ways series and a qualified cat behaviourist.
Teresa Hale founded the Hale Clinic in London in 1987. A philosophy and economics graduate with a post-graduate degree in education, she became more widely interested in complementary medicine when working as a yoga instructor. Frequently asked to recommend other complementary practitioners to her clients, Teresa recognised the need for a centre where members of the public could consult a wide range of therapists. Her first clinic attracted such demand that she soon moved into a larger building, named the Hale Clinic, which now comprises 40 purpose-built consulting rooms, a health food restaurant and a dispensary. At the Hale Clinic 100 practitioners, many multi-disciplinary and with medical qualifications, work side by side ofering over 30 different treatments, including the revolutionary Buteyko Method. The Hale Clinic has subesquently been involved with research projects on complementary medicine with mainstream hospitals and universities. Teresa lectures in Europe and North America.
Nicky Hambleton-Jones was born and raised in South Africa and came to the UK in her twenties. She worked in the City for a number of years before leaving to establish her personal styling company, Tramp to Vamp. She is the presenter on Channel 4's smash hit show 'Ten Years Younger' and lives in South London witrh her husband.
Christopher Hansard was trained in the spiritual and medical traditions of Tibetan medicine from the age of 4 and is now a leading practitioner in the field. He is Director of Clinical Affairs at the Eden Medical Centre, London. He writes a weekly column on herbal medicine in the Sunday Express magazine and a monthly column for the Life section of the Express. He regularly appears on TV and newspapers in Britain, Europe and the US. He is married with a young daughter.
Alice comes from a family of passionate cooks. She trained at Vanilla Black restaurant where she would ultimately become the pastry chef. After gaining experience at Michelin-starred restaurants in London, she returned as head chef to open Orchard Vegetarian Kitchen. Her food reflects an appreciation of simple, ingredient-led cooking.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Pamela Hansford Johnson was born in 1912. As a novelist, she gained recognition with her first novel, This Bed Thy Centre, published in 1935. She then went on to write 26 more novels throughout her life, ranging in genre from romantic and high comedy to tragedy, and the psychological study of cruelty, with themes centred around the moral responsibility of the individual in their personal and social relations. She was also a well-respected critic, a leading Proustian scholar, an essayist, a playwright, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a CBE. She died in 1981.
Dan Harris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent for ABC News. He is also the host of the 10% Happier podcast and the cofounder of the 10% Happier meditation app. He lives in New York City with his wife, Bianca; their Son, Alexander; and three extremely needy rescue cats.
Fiona Harrold was brought up in Northern Ireland. From an early age, with the encouragement of her father, she immersed herself in the world of self-improvement. Since leaving Northern Ireland in the early eighties, she has single-handedly masterminded her own re-invention several times, transforming herself from political activist to New Age therapist to PR and Life Coach. She now runs a hugely successful Life Coaching agency, and is one of the most high-profile Life Coaches in the country. She regularly appears on TV (This Morning, Lorraine Live and a forthcoming BBC Cutting Edge documentary) and other media.
Miranda Hart made her mark appearing in shows including Smack the Pony, Absolutely Fabulous and Not Going Out. But when her sitcom Miranda burst on to our screens in 2009, her popularity rocketed. Miranda has since been crowned the Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards and won Best new TV comedy, as well as winning best actress in 2010 and 2011. She has also won three RTS comedy awards and has been nominated for four BAFTAs. Her book Is It Just Me? was the number one best-selling memoir of 2012 and to date it has sold over 580,000 copies. Her stand up show - My, What I Call, Live Show - was a sell-out in 2013. Follow Miranda on Twitter www.twitter.com/mermhart or vist her website www.mirandahart.com
Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher and the bestselling author of 20 books. Her works have been translated into 25 different languages in 33 countries throughout the world. Since beginning her career as a Science of Mind minister in 1981, Louise has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.
Zebedee Helm, despite a silly name, has a serious career as a cartoonist. He has cooked squirrels professionally, been the Morris Dancing correspondent for The Lady, and written a children's book.
Henry Hemming lives in London, UK.
Sir Richard Heygate runs a successful software company, and has a special interest in alternative worlds. He is co-author of ENDANGERED SPECIES, which was published by John Murray in 2007, as well as THE BOOK OF ENGLISH MAGIC.
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and television presenter. Alongside his stand-up, he is known in Australia for hosting the music and quiz show Spicks and Specks and the talk show Adam Hills Tonight. His combination of positive uplifting comedy and spontaneity has seen him receive a number of awards and glowing reviews along the way. In 2012, he hosted a one-off series for Channel 4 airing over 2012 London Paralympics called The Last Leg. Now in its 12th series, the show is one of the most popular shows in the UK. This is his first book.
Gertrud Hirschi has teaches yoga in accordance with the latest medical findings at her own yoga school in Zurich. She holds seminars in Switzerland, Germany, and Greece, and she is the author of Basic Yoga for Everybody.
Jonathan Hoban is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Founding Director of central London practice Creative Counselling London Ltd. Born in Wimbledon in 1975, Jonathan spent his formative years walking with family and friends in the green spaces of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. Jonathan trained to be a counsellor after he received personal therapy and reaped the benefits from it. His gratitude arising from the process led him to want to help others in the same way mental health professionals had guided and helped him. He has since developed techniques, philosophies and methods to help clients reconnect with their sense of power, confidence and intuition.Jonathan developed the concept of what he and others refer to as 'Walking Therapy' as an alternative method of therapy, and then went on to launch his 'Walking Therapy London' practice in 2014. His work has been featured in print, digital, and broadcast media in outlets including the BBC London News, The Telegraph, The Independent, Readers' Digest, Stylist Magazine, Stella Magazine, You Magazine, The Daily Mail, Women's Health, BACP Therapy Today Magazine, and Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Robert Holden trained in psychology before starting his Stressbuster Clinics with the NHS. Their incredible success was only outweighed by the Laughter Clinics which, as well as the general public, now attract over 2000 health professionals every year. Robert now also heads the Deep & Meaningful Training Co. which runs tailor-made programmes for industry. He is always in demand for speaking and workshop engagements and is an ever-popular figure with the media.
For 40% of the day, Simon works as a management consultant. For 100% of the day, Simon is a father to his 4 daughters. 40% and 100% don't quite add up, because being a parent isn't something you can turn off. Even when you're at work there are emails about gymnastic classes, paying lunch fees, providing instructions on how to work the overly complicated smart TV and other various parent life admin. Now, Simon has committed another 40% of the day to social media and engaging with his hundreds of thousands of followers about real life parenting challenges. He still works 40% of the day as a management consultant too. He also spends 20% of the time clearing up and doing DIY jobs, while being a dad 100% of the time - yes, that's 200% of the time he's doing something which goes some way to explain why he hasn't slept for 10 years and has a forehead covered in so many lines, you could mistake it for a ploughed field. With the small sliver of remaining time Simon does find, he likes to spend time on 'secret projects' in the shed (no one is yet to actually see any results from these projects) and cycles - basically things that give him time on his own, a brief reprieve from a life surrounded and outnumbered by girls.
Roger Housden gives public recitals of poetry from the world's great literary and spiritual traditions. He is the author of nine books, including Sacred America: The emerging spirit of the people, and Travels Through Sacred India. He lives in Northern California with his wife.
Tom is best known for his acclaimed food illustration work. He has produced the illustrated graphics for BBC One's The Great British Bake Off since it's inception in 2010. His signature style has been a key element to the show's success, winning multiple awards and becoming the most watched TV series in the UK in 2015.