About Gunilla Norris

Gunilla Norris
picture by Emma Wertheimer
My parents were world travelers in the Swedish diplomatic corps and so I grew up essentially in three places — Argentina, Sweden and the United States. As a child I was given a rich exposure to different languages and cultures.

I received my B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and my M.S. from Bridgeport University in the field of human development. I am a mother and a grandmother. I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than thirty years and have felt privileged to accompany many people on their journeys to growth and healing. My special love has been teaching meditation and leading contemplative workshops of many kinds.

As a writer I have published eleven children's books, one book of poetry and six books on spirituality. Five of these books are in print; I would be pleased to have you read about them by clicking on their individual titles.

When I published Being Home in 1991 I did not know that I had begun a series of books on what I now call household spirituality, or the practice of spiritual awareness in the most mundane and simple of circumstances. Together these books seem to me to be like a crystal with many facets. They are part of one thing and yet shed light from different perspectives on the humblest of our day-to-day tasks. It has always been my understanding that when we are really present in our daily activities, our lives become more luminous, filled with love and grace.