Kerstin @writeyourjourney

Journeys of creative self-discovery through writing, yoga and mindfulness, online & in beautiful locations. All photos my own. #writeyourjourney
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#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 
My former self used to roam the forests of Germany. Solitude among trees has always been one of my treasured allies in this life.

Photos of my younger self exist somewhere in storage boxes in my home Far North Queensland and in my parents' basement in Germany. 
Here in Hoi An I only have the memory of my younger self who needed nature to feel alive.

And I still do.

So grateful for this view from my bedroom window.

There are the sounds of nature and those of boats. Every time I look it's different. 
Feeling part of the flow right now with this view of the calmly flowing Thu Bon River.

#reflection #insight #magicmoments #meditation #hoian #nourish #nature #zen #mindfulness

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway My former self used to roam the forests of Germany. Solitude among trees has always been one of my treasured allies in this life. Photos of my younger self exist somewhere in storage boxes in my home Far North Queensland and in my parents' basement in Germany. Here in Hoi An I only have the memory of my younger self who needed nature to feel alive. And I still do. So grateful for this view from my bedroom window. There are the sounds of nature and those of boats. Every time I look it's different. Feeling part of the flow right now with this view of the calmly flowing Thu Bon River. #reflection #insight #magicmoments #meditation #hoian #nourish #nature #zen #mindfulness

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Finally some reading time.

Finally a real book in my hands.

I do miss my library. 
The Kindle is handy and I'd be lost without it, but nothing beats the joy of opening the pages of a second-hand book, feeling the weight of the book in my hands and knowing how many physical pages it has, smelling and seeing all of those pages. 
How about you? Do you use e-readers? Or do you swear by the book?

#reading #library #barbarakingslover #booklover #bookclub #favoritebook

Finally some reading time. Finally a real book in my hands. I do miss my library. The Kindle is handy and I'd be lost without it, but nothing beats the joy of opening the pages of a second-hand book, feeling the weight of the book in my hands and knowing how many physical pages it has, smelling and seeing all of those pages. How about you? Do you use e-readers? Or do you swear by the book? #reading #library #barbarakingslover #booklover #bookclub #favoritebook

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In my garden today.

After a month in Germany and a week of visitors, I am ready for some quiet time.

Today's self-care started after many hours of sweaty gardening.

Then  I sat back for a few hours and just looked at the small jungle I am planting.

Looking at plants is so nourishing.

I am curious, how do you nourish yourself when life is busy and noisy?

#zen #mindfulness #mindfulphotography #orchid #meditation #inspiration #tropicalgarden

In my garden today. After a month in Germany and a week of visitors, I am ready for some quiet time. Today's self-care started after many hours of sweaty gardening. Then I sat back for a few hours and just looked at the small jungle I am planting. Looking at plants is so nourishing. I am curious, how do you nourish yourself when life is busy and noisy? #zen #mindfulness #mindfulphotography #orchid #meditation #inspiration #tropicalgarden

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Another great Friday morning with the Hoi An Writers group in this beautiful spot.

And because we like writing and @hubhoian so much, next week we'll write here for 4 hours.

If you are in Hoi An join us next Friday 9-1pm @hubhoian and get serious about writing your story.

#writeyourjourney #writersgroup #writeeveryday #writingtime #creativewriting #writersofinstagram #writing #creativity #creativespace #coworking #digitalnomad

Another great Friday morning with the Hoi An Writers group in this beautiful spot. And because we like writing and @hubhoian so much, next week we'll write here for 4 hours. If you are in Hoi An join us next Friday 9-1pm @hubhoian and get serious about writing your story. #writeyourjourney #writersgroup #writeeveryday #writingtime #creativewriting #writersofinstagram #writing #creativity #creativespace #coworking #digitalnomad

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#augustbreak2018  by @susannahconway
This pic from today's writers group fits many prompts: #love #longing #reallife

This was real life today @hubhoian

Teaching beautiful souls in a beautiful setting how to tell their stories.

I love what I do and I am longing for more me-time to write and care for myself.

#writingtime #writersgroup
#writeyourjourney #writersofinstagram #creativewriting #writeeveryday #coworking #digitalnomad 
#hubhoian

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway This pic from today's writers group fits many prompts: #love #longing #reallife This was real life today @hubhoian Teaching beautiful souls in a beautiful setting how to tell their stories. I love what I do and I am longing for more me-time to write and care for myself. #writingtime #writersgroup #writeyourjourney #writersofinstagram #creativewriting #writeeveryday #coworking #digitalnomad #hubhoian

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#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 
DAY: 15  I LOVE

I love what I do. I love being back home and back to face to face teaching.

Hoi An Writers Group tomorrow morning @hubhoian & Yin Yoga&Deep Listening Meditation @nomadyogahoian from 6pm.

What a privilege to share two passions on the same day.

If you are in Hoi An, I hope you'll join me.

#yoga #yinyoga #creativewriting #meditation #thichnhathanh #mindfulness #yogainvietnam #writeyourjourney #writersgroup #writersofinstagram

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway DAY: 15 I LOVE I love what I do. I love being back home and back to face to face teaching. Hoi An Writers Group tomorrow morning @hubhoian & Yin Yoga&Deep Listening Meditation @nomadyogahoian from 6pm. What a privilege to share two passions on the same day. If you are in Hoi An, I hope you'll join me. #yoga #yinyoga #creativewriting #meditation #thichnhathanh #mindfulness #yogainvietnam #writeyourjourney #writersgroup #writersofinstagram

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#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 
#cat #lastyear ... I am still catching up with these prompts, so here are two combined into one.

My office and my personal assistant last year.

Last year I lived for 3 months in a glorious amd very rustic house by the river. It had a pool and a cat that needed caretaking.

What great memories I have of that place. I also got  a lot of work done with Mr Kitty by my side.

#writeyourjourney

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway #cat #lastyear ... I am still catching up with these prompts, so here are two combined into one. My office and my personal assistant last year. Last year I lived for 3 months in a glorious amd very rustic house by the river. It had a pool and a cat that needed caretaking. What great memories I have of that place. I also got a lot of work done with Mr Kitty by my side. #writeyourjourney

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Quan The Am , She who hears the cries of the world.

My favorite goddess. 
I gave myself the luxury of spending an entire hour in her company yesterday at the pagoda on Cham Island.

It gave me so much calm and peace. 
Do you have a favorite deity? I am curious. How do you connect with your spiritual side?

# kuanyin #buddhism #zen #mindfulness #spirituality #innerpeace #meditation #writeyourjourney

Quan The Am , She who hears the cries of the world. My favorite goddess. I gave myself the luxury of spending an entire hour in her company yesterday at the pagoda on Cham Island. It gave me so much calm and peace. Do you have a favorite deity? I am curious. How do you connect with your spiritual side? # kuanyin #buddhism #zen #mindfulness #spirituality #innerpeace #meditation #writeyourjourney

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#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 
DAY 11:  Evening Light

A bit late with these prompts but here is yesterday's evening light.

Going on a boat trip to finally see my new home from the perspective of the river.

Watching the river gently flow as I work is very calming. Today work almost felt like a meditation.

I love what I do! 
#home #sunset #hoian #eveninglight #boattrip #retreat
#zen #meditation.

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway DAY 11: Evening Light A bit late with these prompts but here is yesterday's evening light. Going on a boat trip to finally see my new home from the perspective of the river. Watching the river gently flow as I work is very calming. Today work almost felt like a meditation. I love what I do! #home #sunset #hoian #eveninglight #boattrip #retreat #zen #meditation.

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#augustbreak2018 @susannahconway 
DAY: pink

Happily reunited with my pink-covered armchair.

So happy to be home. Enjoying stillness, writing and not talking after a month on the road.

I need lots if stillness and alone-time to recharge.

How do you recharge? 
#recharge #meditation #stillness #timeout #reflection #metime #solitude #introvert

#augustbreak2018 @susannahconway DAY: pink Happily reunited with my pink-covered armchair. So happy to be home. Enjoying stillness, writing and not talking after a month on the road. I need lots if stillness and alone-time to recharge. How do you recharge? #recharge #meditation #stillness #timeout #reflection #metime #solitude #introvert

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#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 🌻

Day 9: HAPPINESS...
...is coming home to this evening sky.

I surprised myself this time by how much I craved coming home during my month in Germany.

All my life I have been an intrepid traveler, but deep down I am a homebody.

Which is why living in Vietnam suits me so well. It feels like travelling without actually moving. We just signed a 3 year lease. I think I am ready for some nest-making. 🌻

How do you feel about home? 🌻

#happiness #home #vietnam #nomadlifestyle #digitalnomad #locationindependence #joy #expat #hoian

#augustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 🌻 Day 9: HAPPINESS... ...is coming home to this evening sky. I surprised myself this time by how much I craved coming home during my month in Germany. All my life I have been an intrepid traveler, but deep down I am a homebody. Which is why living in Vietnam suits me so well. It feels like travelling without actually moving. We just signed a 3 year lease. I think I am ready for some nest-making. 🌻 How do you feel about home? 🌻 #happiness #home #vietnam #nomadlifestyle #digitalnomad #locationindependence #joy #expat #hoian

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Day 8 of #agustbreak2018 by @susannahconway 
SKY

Evening sky over Hamburg last week. It was great to experience a hot German summer. Like the summers of my childhood.

Day 8 of #agustbreak2018 by @susannahconway SKY Evening sky over Hamburg last week. It was great to experience a hot German summer. Like the summers of my childhood.

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