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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
Our most recent articles

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 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 creating a regular writing practice that might just change your life

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...

Writing Prompts
Creative writing prompts to kick-start your practice

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

Why a retreat needs to be part of your annual self-care routine

Why a retreat needs to be part of your annual self-care routine

When I was in full-time employment, I didn’t think much about a self-care routine and I was too stingy to go on a retreat. It wasn’t the cost - there are as many retreats as there are budgets - it was the lack of vacation that held me back. There was too much I wanted...

Writing and Yoga Retreat in Vietnam: A Photoessay

Writing and Yoga Retreat in Vietnam: A Photoessay

If it's been quiet on the blog, that's because I've just finished organising and hosting the first Write Your Journey Writing and Yoga Retreat Vietnam. And what a magical week it has been! It's incredible what happens when you write together for a week. So many...

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

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...

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...

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