WHITEHOUSE, E.J. "Samadhi"




Author Tags: Advice, Women

Born on October 7, 1955, in Montreal, Edna Whitehouse came to British Columbia in March of 2000. She now goes by her nickname Samadhi, which means “Being one with the Divine and being in the moment.” Each time she hears Samadhi, it reminds her that she is part of love—a continuous affirmation.

Samadhi began her writing career by winning two contests; the first was for Focus On Women, a Victoria-based magazine. Her essay, “Two Hearts In One,” spoke of her healing journey through her first heart surgery, and the correlation of illness and forgiveness. Her second essay, “A Gut Reaction,” for the on-line magazine, Outback, showed the risks as well as the fun of exotic travel abroad.

At the age of forty-eight, Samadhi decided it was time to dive into her passion and give full-time writing a chance. The outcome is Circles in the Sand. Her writing goals include two future non-fiction books, “Separated at Birth” and "Three-Heart Harmony."

A writer who has never forgotten what it feels like to be young and to be silenced, Samadhi’s messages are: Break the cycle of dysfunction. Find your voice—be heard. Take back your own power. Go girls!
After years of travel, including visiting, living, and/or working in Europe, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, India, Egypt, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Thailand, Samadhi now lives in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island—surrounded by the ocean and its life force.

AWARDS: Poetry 2nd Place with the Labyrinth Society

BOOKS:

Circles in the Sand (Trafford Publishing, 2005)

[BCBW 2007] "Advice" "Women"