Write Your Story – Transform Your Life

I am reading Louise DeSalvo’s book Writing as a Way of Healing - How telling our Stories transforms our Lives, because I want to incorporate its content in my “Write Your Story” and "Your Magical Future" residential and virtual retreats. I have only read the first chapter and already I can realise what a powerful …

The Real Story of Your Life

I have one all-consuming passion and that is the reading, writing and telling of stories. I feel pretty serious about my horses, my friends and pasta with pesto too, but nothing else has held my attention for as long: I suspect my love of stories and storytellers started long before I could talk. We are …

It All Starts With Coffee…

Getting up in the not-so-sunny south of France during the winter might not be as challenging as it is in Antarctica, but it has its inconveniences. Especially, if you have a hungry horde, or more specifically, a hungry herd, traipsing through the mud, making as much noise as possible, from sunrise every morning. I had …

Slow Tourism in the south of France

Five years ago, early one morning, I received an e-mail from a potential retreat guest. She was interested in coming to my new Christmas/New Year's retreat here in the south of France. “Do you support Slow Tourism?” she wanted to know. Slow tourism? What that supposed to be? According to Wikipedia Slow Travel and Tourism …

A Writer’s Immobilising Insecurity #IWSG

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss” Is there anything more nerve-wracking for an author than publishing a book? After hours and hours of writing, re-writing, reviewing, proof-reading and editing (according to Word I have spent more than …

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