Bonjour et Bienvenue!

Thank you so much again for subscribing to my mailing list. I look forward to sharing our off-the-beaten-tourist-track region with you, as well as my Fabriqué en France books, Savoir Vivre Coaching practice and my Life a Meaningful Life master classes. My blog also has news about my residential retreats here in the south of France, especially last-minute rebates and early bird special offers only available to subscribers to my blog.

Grab a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or whatever you fancy with a croissant, pain-au-chocolat or your country’s equivalent and allow me to take you on a short visit to our region in the south-west of France. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy.

This is Gascony – land of sunflowers, vineyards, orchards, lakes, woods and rivers, of magnificent sunsets and of breathtaking sunrises.

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We have lost-in-time hamlets, medieval villages, towering cathedrals, mesmerising museums and bustling market towns…

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We have, of course, decadently delicious food and outstanding and characterful wines. 

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Gascony, in the south-west of France, south-east of Bordeaux, is an undiscovered and unspoilt paradise. It is one of the least populated and unpolluted parts of France. I would love to welcome you here in person, should you wish to join me for a Walking and Wine tasting retreat, a Write Your Story Writers’ retreat, an Introduction to Fasting retreat or a Connect with Horses Mindfulness retreat.

I have created a playlist for my book, Self-Confidence Made Simple, with more than 30 of the most beautiful French chansons ever written. You can listen to this playlist while you look through the pictures, as background music.

I suspect that having looked at these gorgeous pictures and having listened to these beautiful songs, you now feel much calmer and more relaxed. In this frame of mind, you will benefit greatly from reading and absorbing my 10 Steps to Instant Self-Confidence Guide and my Coping Successfully with Change Cheatsheet and Checklist (see below). You can download this guide by clicking on the link below:

Instant Self-Confidence by Dr Margaretha Montagu

Coping with Change Cheatsheet and Checklist

I have come across another book online that I think you might enjoy:

The Little Book of Mindfulness


My brand-new Linked In Group

I have wanted to create an online group of my own for three years now, but I could never get the courage together to do so. I kept thinking, “What if no one wants to join my group?”

I have finally taken created my group because I know that life as a working woman can be tough. There are ups and downs. When I hit a down, I google ”inspiring women” and read about women who have made their dreams come true despite their situations. The search takes time, though, so I wondered, wouldn’t it be great if there was a “library” somewhere articles about inspiring women? Couldn’t find one, so I created one. It’s called Mpowering Women and it’s now a community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8592871. Whenever you feel down, you can go there and read inspiring articles and talk to other women with problems similar to yours. I have launched the group on Wednesday, on International Women’s Day. If this resonates with you, please join us.

HERE is an example of one of my blog posts. Or you might want to follow me on Twitter (@EquineGuidedMD) for daily confidence-boosting quotes. On LinkedIn, you will find a list of my medical credentials and qualifications. I have a Facebook page called Margaretha Montagu’s Books. On my Pinterest boards (Margaretha’s Muse) you can explore my Self-confidence, Self-compassion, Self-talk, Stress Management Strategies and Support Systems boards with confidence-building articles, books, pictures, courses etc. All written by experts in the field.

Welcome on board!

Margaretha (Any questions? E-mail me on margarethamontagu{at}gmail.com)