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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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Latest Blogs
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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...

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 prepare for a TED talk: 7 things I learned

How to prepare for a TED talk: 7 things I learned

When I told a friend that I had been invited to give a TED talk about The Healing Power of Writing at my local TEDxTownsville, he said he wasn't worried. I wouldn’t have any problem filling 15 minutes. He had a point of course, but he was also missing the point. I can...

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

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?...

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...

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...

11 reasons I love living in Vietnam, and why it’s sad to leave

11 reasons I love living in Vietnam, and why it’s sad to leave

I am about to leave Hoi An, the place that I have called home for the past 10 months. It's been a long and wet winter and I look forward to clean sheets and dry clothes, but there is much I will miss. It won't be a tearful goodbye, because I am leaving most of my...

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