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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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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 in 2021 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 creating a regular writing practice that might just change your life

5 reasons why journaling will make you a better writer

5 reasons why journaling will make you a better writer

Do you want to be a writer but you find it hard to actually find the time or inspiration?  To call yourself a writer, you don’t have to be published. All you need to do is write. Regularly. And you don't have to wait for inspiration to strike. Published authors...

Writing for Wellbeing: Why Writing is Good for You

Writing for Wellbeing: Why Writing is Good for You

If you own this story you get to write the ending."Brené Brown Writing is good for us. It's scientifically proven. Professor James Pennebaker at the University of Texas at Austin conducted the first qualitative research study on writing as a tool for healing in 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

How a 10-Day Silent Retreat Helped Heal My Grieving Heart

How a 10-Day Silent Retreat Helped Heal My Grieving Heart

“In a retreat situation, you are forced to come face to face with yourself, to see yourself in depth, to meet yourself.” ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche When I was at university, doing a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat was considered a hardcore rite of passage only...

The transformative power of a retreat

The transformative power of a retreat

A retreat should be part of everybody's regular self care regime. We make time for the little acts of self care. We get our hair done, we treat ourselves to a monthly mani/pedi, we might even get a massage or download a cool meditation app on our smartphones. But how...

Mindful Living
Thoughts and inspiration on living more mindfully

Why we need to share our stories of resilience

Why we need to share our stories of resilience

We all have a story that needs to be told. The stories that resonate most deeply, in fiction and in real life, are about the character journey. Our stories of resilience, of when we stumble and fall and pick ourselves up again, can shine a light for others. They are...

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

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...

Follow your bliss before it’s too late, you only get one life

Follow your bliss before it’s too late, you only get one life

Follow your bliss before it is too late.  That's one of the lessons I learned working as a  palliative carer in an old people's home for a year. It was an unusual choice of job for an 18-year-old high-school drop-out. But it was the first one that came my way. It gave...

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