Manager and Owner
Rona was born in Sunderland. From an early age, she displayed a passion for music and by the age of nine, she was composing songs. Little did she know then, that this passion would develop into a full time career and she would become an established singer/songwriter. Rona's compositions became popular and she received an award in 1987 for her song 'Where's the Sunshine'. Rona toured Europe and became a Forces Sweetheart. Eventually she moved to Germany in 1990 where she performed with the Alanbrooke Band on a regular basis. Rona has penned many songs over the years and has released two Albums.
Rona returned to England and in 1993 and in 1996 she won Best Ballad in the famous South Pacific Songwriting Awards for her Ballad 'Only a Whisper'. Rona went on to complete a Degree in World Musics, followed by a PGCE. She went on to teach Performing Arts and took Music into local Prisons. It was here Rona became interested in the welfare of others and used music and songwriting as a therapy. Rona returned to University in 2002 and achieved an MSc in Social Science and Diploma in Social Work. Rona worked within Social Work for fifteen years. Her love for music continued as did her passion for helping others. Rona felt restrained in her role as a Social Worker and made a life-changing decision in 2017.
In 2017 Rona traveled to Bali to research alternative therapies and the Indonesian culture. While in Bali, Rona received a sacred blessing, by a local Monk in the Devine Waterfall. On her return, she used her research along with many years of training in alternative therapies and her experience in working with people to create Willow Green House.
Rona believes that in our overworked and over-streched lives, we need to take the time to take care of ourselves. Sometimes we need someone to say slow down and try this, whether that be essential oils in our bath, or an incense stick, or an aromatherapy candle, or through meditation there is no better way to do this than through a gift. Whether you want to find some time for yourself or a loved one, you will find all that you need right here at Willow Green House.
Rona's passion for music continues and she is about to release her next album 'Yours' which is dedicated to her late Mum. In addition to the soft ballads on life, she also includes songs of gratitude, love and devotion. Some of these songs can be used to assist meditation and her new album is included in every Meditation Hamper.
Give thanks for all good things and hold them in your heart.