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Friday Reflections – live online journalling hour

written June 19, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Excited to bring the beauty of the morning and the power of the pen! Fridays are the perfect time to reflect on the working week – trace your energy and flow and what you look forward to the following week. The act of writing your


Hiding & Emerging

written June 16, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Yesterday in Start the Week Write online we wrote from the prompts of Hiding and Emerging. We read the David Whyte extract Hiding – hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light…hiding leaves life to itself, to


Webinar for University of New York, Prague

written June 12, 2020 by Nicky Torode

It was my great pleasure to give a webinar to a few students and staff from the University of New York Prague on writing for wellbeing. I had planned to be in Prague earlier in the year to deliver it face-to-face but, the miracle of


Lockdown Memory Box

written June 9, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Yesterday in our online Start the Week Write we wrote a list of things – objects, sounds, smells, food etc – that we would want to carefully place in our Lockdown Memory Box. As ever, writing took me to places I hadn’t expected. Some of


Reading for Inspiration – a real tonic!

written June 8, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In our online Reading for Inspiration group last week we read extracts from the enchanting novel, The Reader on the 6.27. The main character enjoyed reading fragments of books while on his daily commute and passengers relished him reading aloud to them. In our session,


Inviting our Inner Child to play

written May 13, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write Online this week we had fun inviting our inner child to play and recollect our earlier hopes and qualities. We used the non-dominant hand writing technique (using the hand you don’t usually use) to write from our 8-year-old self. We


Digital Poetry

written May 5, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Welcome to the wonderful world of digital poetry. Watch your words come to life on the page.


Make a Nesting Now

written April 27, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write Online today we took inspiration from the Danish practice of ‘hygge’ – the art of taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. As the Little Book of Hygge notes it’s more about the atmosphere and experience of something rather


Reading for inspiration – beginning on Thursday

written April 4, 2020 by Nicky Torode

During these unsettling times, one constant which helps me relax, experience joy and excitement¬† is reading fiction. And in these self-isolating times, I miss chatting with others about stories that inspire. Book to join the one-hour workshop. You’ll receive some flash fiction shorts to read


Centre down, in lockdown

written April 1, 2020 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write online this week we explored Lynn Ungar’s poem, Pandemic, in which she invites us to ‘center down.’ ‘What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath – the most scared of times?’ A thought-provoking poem which had


Coach, writer, reiki practitioner & linguist – Ignaty Dyakov

written March 31, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Inspiring serial entrepreneur, Ignaty Dyakov of Life Sensei UK, is a shining example of how being courageous, having a portfolio of skills and a flexible attitude to unfolding realities are the keys to successful entrepreneurship. ¬†https://lifesensei.uk  


Online Start the Week Write

written March 28, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Start the Week Write, our journalling time, is now online, Mondays at 2pm UK time. This is a live, facilitated session. Writing and sharing our words in these difficult times can really help process, lift up our spirits and appreciate the beauty of connection. Sessions


EP Advisory – Elizaveta shares her inspiring story

written March 6, 2020 by Nicky Torode

  Elizaveta Proselkova shares her inspiring story how she started up EP Advisory, a career advice and support service, manages her team of 35 and still achieves a work-life balance.


Writing for Wellbeing, Globe Bookstore, Prague

written March 1, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Writing for Wellbeing Excited that I’ll be at the cosy and inspiring Globe bookstore and cafe in Prague this Easter. Come discover the power of the pen to uncover hidden treasure. Guided writing prompts using a poem, photos and coaching questions.


Journalling workshop – Locus Workspace, Prague

written February 27, 2020 by Nicky Torode

I’m really excited to be doing a Journalling for Business Success workshop in the delightful setting of Locus Workspace, Prague at Easter. Tues April 7th, 7-9pm. Book on Eventbrite


Tracey Hinsby – Healthy Hedonist

written February 25, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Are you in need of relaxing and resetting? Listen to this inspiring podcast from Healthy Hedonist coaching and retreat creator, Tracey Hinsby.


It’s time to stop travelling on other people’s subways.

written February 19, 2020 by Nicky Torode

The arresting line of a poem I heard read by poetry therapist, Geri Chavis. We discussed the issue of people pleasing last week in our Start the Week Write workshop. What’s it time to stop for you? What’s it time to start?


Digital Poetry – coming soon

written January 23, 2020 by Nicky Torode

Love the way we can make our words fly, flutter, moon walk across the page. Keep an eye on the blog for some amazing digital poetry being created by a tech wizard!


Anastasia Soloveva – Platio

written October 30, 2019 by Nicky Torode

Platio is revolutionising the fintech space with their smart banking ecosystem for individuals and businesses.


End the week write

written October 3, 2019 by Nicky Torode

This video gives a great journalling question to help you reflect on your business behaviour and mindset.