Hi, I'm Laura

Yoga teacher, writer, sailor, plant-powered, cancer-surviving, global mischief-maker 💫 

In the last 6 years (since breast cancer changed my life), I've trekked though the Peruvian Andes, lived in a tent for 4 months in an ashram, trained as a yoga teacher in the Bahamas and Spain (400hr RYT), worked on a boat in the Caribbean, got my heart broken by a girl from California, sailed across the Atlantic, volunteered at a refugee camp on Mount Olympus, raised over £30k for charity. Amongst all that, I've also fallen apart and put myself back together more times than Donald Trump's tweeted about 'fake news'. I want my healing to inspire yours.

Big Dreams

healthy body, peaceful mind, happy heart, published author,  sail around the world by 40

Love

the smell of new books, my 4 rescue pups, laughing my odd socks off, yoga magic, chef-y friends, epic playlists

Don't Love

the smell of cooking mushrooms, mindless TV, duck-pout selfies, over-thinking, matching socks

Most of us need healing, it doesn't have to be boring...

Pippi Sails - the greatest adventure

Pippi Sails - the greatest adventure

Atlantic crossing - St Maarten to Palma, Mallorca - 18 days at sea

 Ay ay! Cap'n Longstockings at the helm... somewhere in the freezing North Atlantic ocean - June 2016

Ay ay! Cap'n Longstockings at the helm... somewhere in the freezing North Atlantic ocean - June 2016

I've got so much epic-ness to write about this crossing - videos and photos I've never shared.

Yesterday, I found 24 pages of notes I'd written during these days of my first big boat delivery, in May 2016. Wifi-less and in the midst of a serious heartbreak... it makes for some excellent storytelling! 

So excited to edit and share my account, for now, here's a brief excerpt...

"Lying in bed listening to the reassuring engine rumble coming from deep in the boat's belly, the feeling of weightlessness for a few seconds, followed by the heaviness of gravity pressing down on me as the boat lolls from side to side. I'm used to this feeling from living on a boat for the last 6 months, but I wonder how many people get to experience this strange sensation. If I wasn't such a light sleeper, or my mind wasn't filled with a million thoughts of her every time I close my eyes, it would be like being rocked to sleep in a gigantic cradle."

TO BE CONTINUED.... 

 Sunrise watch on SY Cartouche, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic - June 2016

Sunrise watch on SY Cartouche, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic - June 2016

 Mid-Atlantic Ocean like a millpond - so surreal - video coming!

Mid-Atlantic Ocean like a millpond - so surreal - video coming!

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How the dickens did I get here?

How the dickens did I get here?

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