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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 start a regular journaling practice

How to start a regular journaling practice

A regular journaling practice is a powerful way to get to know yourself, your passions, your dreams and your goals and to work through the tough stuff. Many of us have reached for the world’s oldest self-help tool, the diary, as teenagers to make sense of our...

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

How to start a regular journaling practice

How to start a regular journaling practice

A regular journaling practice is a powerful way to get to know yourself, your passions, your dreams and your goals and to work through the tough stuff. Many of us have reached for the world’s oldest self-help tool, the diary, as teenagers to make sense of our...

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Self-Guided Writing Retreat

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Self-Guided Writing Retreat

Going on a retreat is a fantastic way to turn yourself into a super productive writing machine. Alas, it’s not always practical or affordable to take yourself off to an organised retreat in a beautiful location. A self-guided writing retreat is a cheap alternative as...

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...

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

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Self-Guided Writing Retreat

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Self-Guided Writing Retreat

Going on a retreat is a fantastic way to turn yourself into a super productive writing machine. Alas, it’s not always practical or affordable to take yourself off to an organised retreat in a beautiful location. A self-guided writing retreat is a cheap alternative as...

5 Reasons Every Writer Should Go on a Writing Retreat

5 Reasons Every Writer Should Go on a Writing Retreat

Whether you are a closet writer wanting to send off that short story, a published writer in need of a creativity boost, an empty nester ready to write your memoir or a university graduate embarking on a writing career, a writing retreat is where you’ll meet your...

Mindful Living
Thoughts and inspiration on living more mindfully

Why writing and yoga are perfect companion practices

Why writing and yoga are perfect companion practices

Writing and yoga have always gone hand in hand for me. Starting with the writing marathon that earned me a PhD. Writing my dissertation led to two addictions: reading Who Weekly magazine secretly on the loo, and standing on my head. That was back in the day, before...

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

What I love about the nomad lifestyle

What I love about the nomad lifestyle

This photo was taken almost exactly one year ago. My partner and I had been living in Hoi An, in central Vietnam for a few months. It was an experiment to see whether we could do this mature age digital nomad thing. We were living in a fabulous designer apartment in a...

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