Born and raised in Bath, England, Anyaa immigrated to Canada as a nineteen-year-old-bride and originally settled in Alberta. After a brief, abusive marriage, she went back to England with her young daughter until 1976. At that time she returned to Canada and made Sudbury, Ontario her home where she met her second husband and was blessed with two more daughters.
More than twenty years ago, her second marriage ended very abruptly and unexpectedly. It led to much soul searching, which precipitated a series of synchronistic meetings with people who introduced her to numerous books, modalities, teachings, and philosophies. Her divorce turned out to be the catalyst that changed her life.
Anyaa became a ‘Seeker of Truth’ and followed many paths before discovering that the answers she sought were, in fact, very simple. This discovery led to her writing a book, Joy Makers: My Tools for Self-Empowerment. In her book, Anyaa introduces the reader to a number of down-to-earth, yet valuable tools that she has utilized time, after time, after time… ‘Joy Makers’ that she uses to combat the challenges or ‘Joy Takers’ of life.
Anyaa has moved around a great deal during her life, including six months in Thailand, but in January 2000, she relocated to Cambridge to be near her children and grandchildren.