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The Orgasm Tree

Finca Buenvino, deep in the sweet chestnut woods. Photo by Jenni Bradbury. Very often, we begin a conversation with a friend on one subject and progress rapidly to something completely different, discovering on the way the most illuminating information. This … Continue reading

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The Power of Writing It Down

Because I’m far too often attached to social media, because I sometimes have a rubbish diet, drink too much and exercise too little, because I live too much indoors on my own and not enough outdoors – especially at this … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Silence

Recently, I spent two weeks on my own in Mallorca. I went for one short business meeting but decided to stay on for a bit, to get my head together on an island I love and first visited 45 years … Continue reading

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The Emotional Power of Clothing to Inspire Writing

  An old acquaintance sent me a message a while ago. A photo of my ex’s jacket, draped on the back of a chair. ‘Is this blah-blah’s? Did he leave it here after dinner last night?’ She’d made a mistake. … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Diaries

Photo courtesy of Archivist magazine. When my mother died in 2004, three months after my father, I was convinced they’d hatched a plot to disappear on yet another unaffordable fancy cruise. In their 57 years together, they’d never spent more … Continue reading

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Why You Should Write A Journal

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Yoga & Writing Retreats In France

Find peace to discover the power of therapeutic and creative writing, gentle yoga, mindfulness meditation, guided country walks and wild swimming to uncover  the wonder in your life and unlock your creativity at Little French Retreat. The week is fuelled by … Continue reading

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Life Blood-Breast Cancer Part 4

    A testimonial I received recently, unrequested, about my work… ‘I want to thank you Elaine, you have been a real inspiration to me. Apart from being genuinely fun(and tasty!),  your sessions have given me what quite a lot … Continue reading

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Breast is Best- Breast Cancer Part 2

The thing about breasts, my breasts, is that I associate them with my kids. Not sex. I never had tits until I was 16. I remember a projection evening in Basingstoke, circa 1966. An image from me on a beach … Continue reading

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How To Become A Writer

With sincere apologies to Lorrie Moore First, on your inaugural day at primary school, identify your chosen tool of self-expression and stick a wax crayon up your left nostril. It will guarantee instant attention, a crowd reaction and great PR. … Continue reading

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