Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!
I’m back from my Bali adventure and what an amazing month it has been!
After a few delightful days in tropical paradise at the coast, I spent the rest of my time in and around the cultural centre of Ubud.
I love the lifestyle there – meditation, yoga and creative pursuits such as writing are the norm, and spending so much time outdoors with an abundance of sunshine and heat has an opening effect at every level.
In this Eat, Pray, Love territory, verdant rice paddies lie adjacent to the hustle and bustle of a vibrant “village” filled with “location independent” ex pats and (mostly) smiling Balinese.
Directly off the main street, there are multiple spaces of serene beauty – oases of calm which stretch back into lush gardens serving delicious food or fresh coconut milk drunk through a straw directly from a newly opened coconut.
I also visited a few retreat centres with a view to leading a Conscious Writing retreat there next year. They all have their distinct qualities but the only one I resonated deeply with is in fact where I stayed when I first visited Bali two years ago.
It is an extremely popular centre and there are very few openings for new retreats as leaders return year after year and have first refusal on the available time.
However, I am in trust that if it is meant to be, it will work out, and if not, that’s fine too. There may be other possibilities on the horizon that I’m not yet aware of. We’ll see.
In the meantime, the Conscious Writing retreat which is scheduled for the end of May in Glastonbury is now sold out!
I am delighted that this has proved so popular, and we have started a waiting list for anyone who would like to come in the event of any cancellations and for first refusal on places for future retreats. To add your name, click here.
Scholarship Application Deadline Today
Finally, here’s a quick reminder that the deadline for the Conscious Writing Scholarship is today, Wednesday 12 March. If you’d like the chance to benefit from six months of free coaching and mentoring, read more and click the link to apply here.
As you will see, this month’s article is inspired by being in Bali. I hope you enjoy reading it and taking action on the tips. As always, we love to hear from you so do take a moment to share your experiences, reactions and comments.
Have a wonderfully conscious & creative month!
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