173. Alice Grist

Alice GristAlice Grist is the author of three books. Her first book was The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment, which saw Alice explore alternative spirituality from her modern day, fun loving perspective. The second is Prediction Magazine Award Winning (Best Book 2012) The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living. Following Alice’s dabbling with different faiths, she decided to forget all of them, and simply live spiritually. This book is a fiery and funny account of just what she learned! Alice’s third book, Dear Poppyseed: A Soulful Momma’s Pregnancy Journal, which is a personal, spiritual (and very human) account of her first pregnancy is to be published early 2013. All three books are published by Soul Rocks and have attracted much reader and reviewer acclaim.

Alice is a frequent contributor to many magazines and online lifestyle sites including regular articles on Huffington Post, Natural Health (The Soul Diva), Hello Giggles and The Conversation writing about spirituality and soulful living in her own quirky, accessible and fierce style. Follow her on Twitter.

Soul Rocks Publisher

Alice Grist is the Publisher of new John Hunt Publishing Imprint – Soul Rocks Books. Soul Rocks publishes soulful and spiritual books for a new generation. Alice also gets down and dirty with the book details, involving herself in editing, proofreading and PR too.


Alice is a Northerner who now lives in the middle of the UK with her husband James, baby daughter Ivy and two cats Molly and Jimi.

Alice’s website

Interview recorded 5/11/2013

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Alice Grist and her books
  • 00:02:49 – Inner Awareness during Sleep and Wakefulness
  • 00:05:27 – Childhood Influences and Spiritual Exploration
  • 00:08:11 – Finding Spirituality in Everyday Life
  • 00:10:45 – The Difficulty of Stepping Away from Society’s Expectations
  • 00:13:45 – Accessible Spirituality in a Difficult World
  • 00:16:41 – Awakening to the Source
  • 00:19:53 – Creating Change and Overcoming Powerful Forces
  • 00:22:48 – Shaky Industries in an Enlightened World
  • 00:25:41 – Understanding God and the Human Experience
  • 00:29:02 – The High Heel Guide to Enlightenment
  • 00:31:40 – The High Heel Guide to Spiritual Living
  • 00:34:35 – Rearranging Surface Stuff
  • 00:37:09 – Unexpected Journey to Motherhood
  • 00:39:34 – Motherhood as a Spiritual Path and the Power of Love
  • 00:41:44 – The Importance of Motherhood
  • 00:43:52 – A New Perspective on Life and Career
  • 00:46:20 – Being Itself and Human Experiences
  • 00:49:23 – Trusting the Flow of Life
  • 00:51:54 – Manifesting and Letting Go
  • 00:54:26 – Surrendering to the Flow of Life
  • 00:56:45 – The Shift in Priorities
  • 00:58:44 – Changing Paths and the Power of Motherhood
  • 01:00:56 – A Dream of Devotion
  • 01:02:55 – A Conversation with the Soul
  • 01:05:14 – Influencing Lives for a Difference
  • 01:07:21 – Connecting with the Unborn Child’s Spirit
  • 01:09:35 – Knowing I Was Pregnant
  • 01:11:46 – The Transformation of Pregnancy
  • 01:13:42 – The Joys and Challenges of Motherhood
  • 01:16:35 – Discussion and Notification Options