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When I quit my university job to write full time, I planned to become a travel writer. Life’s circumstances forced me to focus on a very different kind of journey: the inner journey.

On my blog I write about anything to do with writing, wholehearted living, mindfulness, meditation and self-care. I also post the occasional travel article and anything else I think you might find inspirational.

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A solo writing retreat: why every writer needs one and how to do it

A solo writing retreat: why every writer needs one and how to do it

What is a solo writing retreat? A solo writing retreat is a set period of time when you make writing your exclusive focus. It requires that you take a vacation from your regular life—your day job, your family, your social media accounts—so that you can dedicate...

How to overcome writer’s block

How to overcome writer’s block

So you want to write a book, or a short story, or maybe you simply crave a daily personal writing practice to help you keep your mental health in check, especially during these difficult times. But you don't seem to be able to develop a routine, you are feeling...

Writing Advice
My top advice for creating a regular writing practice that might just change your life

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

Everybody has a story that matters. Writing your life story creates a legacy for your loved ones and for future generations. It is also a way of examining your life a little deeper. Writing your story will help you recognise that you have lived a meaningful life and...

How to Write a Book Proposal for a Memoir

How to Write a Book Proposal for a Memoir

What I learned from writing the book proposal for my memoir I got so many questions about the book proposal I recently submitted as part of a retreat I took last year with London-based agent Jacq Burns, that I felt compelled to share with you what I learned from the...

Writing Prompts
Creative writing prompts to kick-start your practice

5 easy ways to generate your own creative writing prompts

5 easy ways to generate your own creative writing prompts

There's no such thing as a writer's block. If you're having trouble writing, well, pick up the pen and write. No matter what, keep that hand moving. Writing is really a physical activity.Natalie Goldberg You've always wanted to write, but you don't know how to start?...

7 fun ways to get your writing mojo back when the spark has gone

7 fun ways to get your writing mojo back when the spark has gone

Feeling stuck and uninspired? Getting your writing mojo back is as simple as treating your writing practice like a lover. Seriously, to me writing feels very much like being in a relationship.  You’ve got to nurture the flame to keep the spark alive. There is the...

Retreats
Photo essays of past retreats & tips on the how and why of writing retreats

A solo writing retreat: why every writer needs one and how to do it

A solo writing retreat: why every writer needs one and how to do it

What is a solo writing retreat? A solo writing retreat is a set period of time when you make writing your exclusive focus. It requires that you take a vacation from your regular life—your day job, your family, your social media accounts—so that you can dedicate...

What to Do in Mission Beach | Our Retreat Guide!

What to Do in Mission Beach | Our Retreat Guide!

This blog post is all about what to do in Mission Beach. Before I dig in, here’s a little backstory about my relationship with this beautiful part of Far North Queensland. In 2020, the Coronavirus Pandemic forced me to abandon my adopted home of Vietnam and rediscover...

Mindful Living
Thoughts and inspiration on living more mindfully

No mud no lotus: simple mindfulness wisdom when things are tough

No mud no lotus: simple mindfulness wisdom when things are tough

“If a lotus is to grow, it needs to be rooted in the mud. Compassion is born from understanding suffering.”“No mud, no lotus.” Thich Nhat Hanh. When things are tough and you can’t see the light, the simple mindfulness wisdom of a zen mantra can be the torch that...

Sound Bowl Balancing explained: why it’s good for your Soul

Sound Bowl Balancing explained: why it’s good for your Soul

Have you noticed the  hype around Himalayan singing bowls lately? From New York to Bali,  sound healing is touted as the latest cool thing to do alongside yoga and mindfulness meditation. Feeling a bit skeptical about it all? Don't worry, so did I just a few...

Lifestyle Posts
Stories from my life, exploring the world and my inner self

What Iran has taught me about Mindfulness

What Iran has taught me about Mindfulness

This article was originally written for the travel writing competition "Fearless Footsteps" by Intrepid Times, about overcoming fear, real or imagined, when traveling. Overcoming Fear in Iran One Breath at a Time I am holding onto the metal side panel of the...

Vietnamese New Year: Photoessay & Writing Prompt

Vietnamese New Year: Photoessay & Writing Prompt

This photo essay for Vietnamese New Year was first published in February 2019. It was my first Tet, or lunar New Year, in Vietnam this year and I am still glowing from so much happiness and from the chance to start the new year twice. Tet is short for ‘Tet Nguyen...

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