A Biography of a Psychic and Medium: Katherine Hayward

Katherine: A Woman of Vision

by Diane Pomerance

Katherine Sedonia Hayward was a renowned British psychic, medium, and healer. She was a mystic and a visionary who captivated the hearts and minds of millions of people all over the world. At the age of seven, during a critical illness, Katherine had an out-of-the-body experience that forever changed her life: she found herself on another plane of existence, surrounded by “angelic beings” who told her that she had much work to do on earth and she must return to her physical body. Upon awakening, she felt odd, spoke in a full, mature, adult voice and knew the past, the present, and the future.

As she grew to adulthood and learned to embrace her extraordinary gift, Katherine’s Spirit Guides imparted to her vital information about the purpose and meaning of life on earth. They demonstrated physical phenomena and paranormal activity that offered substantial proof that There Is No Death, that Life Is Continuous, and that Humans Are Immortal.
Against the backdrop of World Wars I and II, Katherine traveled around the world teaching that the real “you” is not the mind or the physical body, but the Power that motivates them. She comforted and consoled those who had lost loved ones by communicating with their “dead” family or friends, who gave her specific information to share with them that no one else could possibly have known.Katherine devoted her life to teaching and counseling people from all walks of life, including world leaders and celebrities. She was a remarkable woman who recognized our human potential, and the possibility of co-creating with one another a world of peace, wisdom, kindness, compassion, and beauty.

From the Author


Let us once again enter the silence,” advised Gwilym, and within moments the room was filled with an awesome stillness, as each became wholly absorbed in his or her own deeply personal thoughts.

Communications will take place. But it is essential that you are patient. Neither you nor your Spirit Guides can hasten the process. You may not perceive any tangible results for weeks–perhaps even months. Yet you must be diligent, patient, consistent in your efforts . . .” Mr. Fletcher’s words echoed in Katherine’s mind.
Will anything happen tonight? she wondered. Although she could not be absolutely certain, it seemed to her that the ambience of the room had altered dramatically since they had begun. She felt a tingling sensation radiate throughout her face and hands, and a chill ran up and down her spine. It suddenly occurred to her that she and her family were not alone. Although there was no physical sign or evidence of an additional presence, Katherine was convinced that someone or something–she was not sure which–had joined them. It was an unsettling–but not in any way unpleasant–feeling, quite unlike anything she had ever experienced before. Silently, she placed herself in God’s keeping one more time, sincerely hoping that in ignorance, she and the others were not jeopardizing their safety and well-being in any way.

As they continued to meditate in silence, Katherine became increasingly aware of the presence of another being. Although she could not define or describe it, she felt intuitively its benevolent power.

Somehow she was not the least bit frightened. Rather, a wonderful feeling of calmness and peacefulness seemed to settle over her and the entire room now. Opening her eyes briefly, she saw that both her Mum and Dad were comfortably seated and that their expressions were of serenity and contentment. Pleased that all was going well, she closed her eyes once again. Almost immediately, she felt a great surge of energy penetrate her entire being. The feeling was exhilarating, but it was also simultaneously hauntingly, disturbingly familiar–as if she had experienced it before, long ago, in the dim past, but she could not recall when, where, or how.

About the Author

 Diane Pomerance received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of nine books, most of which are nonfiction about animals called: When Your Pet Dies, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides, Animal Companions in our Hearts, Our Lives & Our World, Finding Peace After the Loss of a Loved Animal Companion, Animals Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions, Pet Parenthood, and Our Rescue Dog Family Album.

She is an ardent animal lover, and has a profound respect for nature and all living creatures. Spirituality is the passion of her life, and she has dedicated her life to spiritual research and exploration. Telling the life story of her remarkable spiritual teacher and mentor Katherine Hayward, with whom she studied for five years, has been a labor of love and a landmark of her writing career. Katherine: A Woman of Vision, is not about animals, but rather about spirituality and Diane’s spiritual teacher and mentor, Katherine Hayward. Katherine was born in Wales in 1899

Dr. Pomerance has appeared as a featured guest on numerous television and radio programs such as MSNBC, WEBMD.COM, CNN Headline News, Fox & Friends, Fox News, Hallmark Channel, Montel Williams, The Daily Buzz and Lifetime TV. She has also authored hundreds of articles and been interviewed in many magazines including Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Woman’s World, Dog Fancy, Quick & Simple, etc.

Meeting Jan Arnow author of In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World

In the Line of Fire: Here’s How To Stop Violence At Every Turn

Living in a peaceful world, free from hatred, bigotry, bullying and violence may seem like an impossible journey.  Violence surrounds us and overwhelmingly dominates our lives through crime-based TV shows, video games, and social media – not to mention our daily news feeds which include hate crimes, bullying, school shootings and domestic violence.  According to Jan Arnow, author of In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, none of these examples of violence stands alone – they are all connected along a continuum of violence.  In this accessible book, Arnow makes the connections that have been widely ignored.  She says, we can stop the violence, and she shows us how to collectively achieve this with more than 400 actionable tips.

The statistics reveal a shocking truth. Every day in the United States:

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to be an abuser as an adult
Seven children or teenagers are killed by firearms
187 children are arrested for violent crimes
1,837 children are identified as abused or neglected, and
2,857 high school students drop out.

“As a result of receiving poor social mentorship and not knowing how to resolve conflicts, there are more than 61,000 youth residing in juvenile detention centers or correctional facilities throughout the US,” says Arnow. “Abusive behaviors often initiate at home, and children who are abused become the abusers.”

No stranger to violence herself, Arnow knows personally the horrors of growing up in an abusive household.  For the first time, she reveals the driving force that landed her on her lifelong path to create peace for future generations.  This heavily researched book provides a balance of case studies, true stories and actionable tips, and is a perfect resource for parents, teachers, counselors, law enforcement and clergymen.

About the Author
Jan Arnow is the founder and executive director of Innovations in Peacemaking International, and is an internationally recognized lecturer and authority on multicultural education, violence abatement, prejudice reduction, creativity, and leadership. She is a highly respected and award-winning author of nine books and scores of articles for a variety of national magazines. She is currently working on a teacher’s and community guide to In the Line of Fire: Raising Kids in a Violent World, and a new peace curriculum for schools, houses of worship, and neighborhood centers. She also travels to carry her violence abatement strategies to communities throughout the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.butlerbooks.com/inthelineoffire.html.

Tips for Peace

Could We Avoid Wars If We Just Tried
to Communicate Better?

Afghanistan Aid Worker Offers Tips for Peace

War. A large majority of people would prefer to live without it, yet it’s all around us.  Countries fight other countries, or they fight themselves in bitter civil wars. Spouses and siblings square off against one another and neighbors cannot see eye to eye. It seems that war will always be with us.

For Mary Ann Callahan, who spent nine years in Afghanistan working on humanitarian projects under the aegis of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the lessons learned there could make a significant contribution toward mitigating the effects of war in all its forms. By opening real lines of communication, many conflicts can be stopped before they start. 

It’s a simple, yet profound concept. If conflicting parties could begin to understand one another, a large percentage of the violence and misfortune in the world that comes with war could be avoided, or at least lessened.

“As human beings, we’re naturally very conversant with our own points of view. Most of us do not hesitate to expound on them whenever possible.  What we often lack is the ability to listen to and understand the viewpoints of others, especially if they come from people who are very different from us.” says Callahan, (http://callahans-pen.com/), author of “Clouded Hopes”, the second in a series about her experiences overseas that also includes “Clear Differences: Short Stories from Afghanistan.”

“The failure of mutual understanding because of missed chances for real communication accounts for a large percentage of human conflict,” says Callahan, who lived independently in Afghan neighborhoods from 2003 to 2011, when she was forced to move behind international barricades because of increasing threats to foreigners in Afghanistan.

“When I think about the various failings in Afghanistan, America’s longest war, it’s clear to me that the inability to understand differences in culture and unsuccessful communication account for a tragic cost in human life and treasure. They also helped to ruin a remarkable opportunity to build bridges between two very different cultures, which might have produced real peace founded upon mutual respect.”

As a journalism teacher, Callahan’s job was to communicate with Afghans who spoke a different language and had a very different world view.

She shares some of the lessons she learned:

•  To really listen.  A great deal of human communication is really a series of talking at rather than dialoguing with.  Real dialogue is a series of questions whose answers are absorbed by the person asking the question.  If done well, it usually leads to more questions and can produce the kind of understanding that can build bridges rather than bomb them.

•  To promote empathy.  America’s love of individuality and personal rights is one of our most cherished characteristics, but we must understand that our society, not to mention the world, is a cooperative of millions of people different from us. Empathy is a fundamental and necessary component for being able to live together. By putting ourselves in the shoes of another we gain insights into why they do what they do. Understanding that “why” can build positive relationships that lead to conflict resolution. 

•  Know who you’re talking to. Most people stay within a fairly closed and comfortable circle. Foreign locations, whether they are the different sections of the same country or a war-torn land like Afghanistan, can pose a real challenge. Whether the talk is between a Northern Yankee and someone from the Deep South, or an American and an Afghan, understanding something about the other person can help to make communication more effective and better communication can make so many things possible, maybe even peace.

About Mary Ann Callahan

Mary Ann Callahan (www.callahans-pen.com) worked in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2012 in a variety of capacities, most involving communications. She developed and implemented an independent journalism program that trained Afghans to accurately report on international development efforts in their country, and received recognition from both the U.S. and Afghan governments for her work. She is the author of three books based on her experiences. “Clouded Hopes” is the second in a series that also includes “Clear Differences: Short Stories from Afghanistan.” Her children’s book, “Little Heroes,” is about two cats growing up in Kabul and Paris and helps to acquaint young readers with the disparities of our world

Develop Meaningful Friendships

3 Ways to Develop More Meaningful Friendships
New Study Finds We’re Suffering a National Friendship Crisis

Most Americans (75 percent!) are not satisfied with their friendships; 63 percent lack confidence in even their closest friends; and almost half of us would choose to have deeper friendships rather than more friends.

Those are the findings of a new study, The State of Friendship in America 2013, by Lifeboat Friends at Their Best and Sea Change Strategies and Edge Research.

“Strong, trusting friendships are crucial to our sense of peace, happiness and well-being,” says Dawna Hetzler, a speaker, women’s mentor (and mentoree), and author of the new book, “Walls of a Warrior: Conquering the Fears of Our Hearts” (www.DawnaHetzler.com).

“But many of us, women in particular, build so many walls around our hearts to protect ourselves, we can never open ourselves to all the possible relationships we could have. Or, we do allow some people in, but we keep them at arm’s length.”

Strong friendships do make us happier, according to the new study. Forty-nine percent of people with seven or more close friends strongly agreed that they feel happy most of the time, while only 24 percent of people with just one good friend, and 19 percent with no friends, could say the same.

“You have to know and trust a person before you allow them into your heart, because when you open yourself up, you become vulnerable,” says Hetzler. “We all build walls to protect ourselves from hurt, fear, rejection, disapproval and other painful emotions, and that’s natural. Some walls are healthy. But the invisible walls we’re often not even aware of prevent us from experiencing the honest, real relationships that can benefit us in so many ways.”

Hetzler shares some of what she learned working with Jericho Girls, the women’s group she founded that focuses on dismantling unhealthy walls:

  • First, identify the walls you have.  We build walls in response to many things – real and perceived threats, fears, conditioning, rejection, Hetzler says. Many of us put up walls to hide our weaknesses; if you have trouble asking for help, this may be you! Jericho Girls members learned that acknowledging and being honest about their weaknesses allowed them to grow stronger. And that asking for help from friends offers those friends the gratification of giving. Making a list of your walls and understanding why they’re there is a good place to start the process. 
  • If the wall is unhealthy, identify the steps necessary to dismantle it. Sometimes we erect walls to protect ourselves from ourselves, Hetzler notes. “One of my walls revolved around being needed too much,” she says. “I tend to take on a lot, then exhaust myself getting it all done.” She realized she built a wall to prevent people from seeing that she really cannot do it all, and she pushed away those she feared might demand too much of her time and energy. She dealt with that wall by setting limits with herself and others. “I say no when I need to, which allows me to build friendships instead of pushing people away.” 
  • Arm yourself with words of inspiration.  Powerful words help when we need positive reinforcement or reassurance when the way ahead looks scary. Hetzler has found that calling upon a quotation that she believes in provides both. “Write down the quotes, Bible verses or other inspiration that have great meaning for you,” she says. Each day, read one, reflect upon the meaning, pray or meditate, and contemplate the message it holds for you. “These words will stick with you, and you’ll have them to call upon when you need them,” she says.

Creating deeper, honest friendships begins with opening our hearts to others, Hetzler says.

“When you begin taking down the walls, you’ll find you’re more at peace with yourself,” she says. “And that allows you to develop the wonderful relationships that come from trust and sharing.”
About Dawna Hetzler: Dawna Hetzler owns a real estate firm and is an author and speaker focusing on women’s connection groups and retreats. She’s also a Bible study teacher and speaker for Stonecroft Ministries. She wrote “Walls of Warriors” based on her experiences with Jericho Girls – a group of women who meets to discuss the walls they build around their hearts that inhibit relationships with others.