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

What I’ve learned about writing practice from living with a musician

What I’ve learned about writing practice from living with a musician

“If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.”~ Louis Armstrong I live with a musician. Every afternoon, when he’s finished with his inbox and his daily...

Writing about fear: why it will energise your writing

Writing about fear: why it will energise your writing

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou We recently celebrated the mid-autumn festival here in Hoi An. For weeks my neighbourhood was abuzz with the...

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...

Writing Prompts
Creative writing prompts to kick-start your practice

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...

Mindful Living
Thoughts and inspiration on living more mindfully

Why Meditation will make you a better Writer

Why Meditation will make you a better Writer

“Once you can communicate with yourself, you’ll be able to communicate outwardly with more clarity. The way in is the way out.” -Thich Nhat Hanh . I was staring at the blank page, my mind a cluttered jumble of words and ideas, when I accidentally discovered the...

My morning routine and why it’s important to have one

My morning routine and why it’s important to have one

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”Commonly attributed to Mark Twain How do you make time for writing once the holidays are over and you are smack bang back in the whirlwind of everyday life? It’s one...

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

My morning routine and why it’s important to have one

My morning routine and why it’s important to have one

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”Commonly attributed to Mark Twain How do you make time for writing once the holidays are over and you are smack bang back in the whirlwind of everyday life? It’s one...

Declutter, it’s life changing. But what about the bookshelf?

Declutter, it’s life changing. But what about the bookshelf?

Have you been swept up yet in the declutter cult? Have you sorted your jumpers, books and knickers by colour as per the instructions of a petite, previously unknown Japanese woman with no English? The Marie Kondo method has taken the world by storm. It's as if the...

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