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Behind The Scenes with Caroline Richards

Take a Look Behind the Curtain with Caroline Richards, Author of Natural Birth in a Nutshell

About Caroline Richards:

Q. What are your previous occupations?
A. Social Worker, Restaurant Manager, Owner of Cleaning Company

Q. What was your favorite job?
A. Bookseller in a large bookshop in Brighton on the South Coast of England

Q. What Highschool and/or College did you attend?
A. I went to a state grammar school for a couple of years, then a boarding school for a few years (yes, it was like St Trinians!) Between 16 and 18 I studied at a sixth form college and following that at Coventry Polytechnic which became a university the year I left.

Q. Who is your favorite author?
A. John Steinbeck

Q. Who is your favorite recording artist or song?
A. Sada Sat Kaur

Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
A. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. Potato Chips (ready salted)

Q. Who is your greatest role model?
A. My Mum, my Dad and my Grandpa – all very inspiring.

Q. How do you define success?
A. Success is doing what you love, and serving your purpose here on this planet.

Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. Never give up, and take tiny steps every single day. A daily morning practice, reading inspirational books, hanging out with successful people. Connecting deeply with the fear and the pain, and not letting it get the better of me. Allowing life to unfold.

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. Where I am now: Milton Keynes, in the centre of England. Before I lived here, I dismissed it in a very patronising way. But now i'm here I absolutely love it. For a British town, it's very, very young; only 50 years old, so on the surface it appears quite bland. There are no great cultural references or architectural gems, but there are green open spaces everywhere, the people are lovely, there are amazing initiatives happening on all levels, and it really is a flourishing city of opportunity.

Q. What’s your kryptonite?
A. I don't allow anything to be my kryptonite for very long! If I forget to look after myself, eat garbage, don't exercise or do my morning practices, that's what weakens me.

Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
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Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. I don’t have regrets because life moves in strange directions that ultimately take you exactly where you are meant to go.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A. I have four – each of my children, and birthing them naturally.

Q. What is your best advise to people whom look up to you and your success?
A. Be yourself, everyone else is taken…! Give and love freely. Keep practising, connect to source. There's always more to learn. Success on the outside is not always how it feels on the inside. The only way you can be successful is to feel successful, not in the way we might usually view success, but in simple ways. Success may look like meeting up with friends, it may look like a walk in the park, it may look like a cuddle on the couch. it's not always about financial or work achievements. Ask questions constantly and don't be afraid of the answers, nor of being proved wrong. And, as the scouts say, 'Be prepared'.

 

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