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Beautiful Desert

"It's only when you look back over your life can you see how the chapters of your life sped by as fast as shifting sand blows fast across desert dunes, changing their shape and form so much so that the desert is no longer as it once was, or will be ever again. And so, it's the same for we mere mortals. Every day, we're transformed by the winds of our experiences so that we're ready to travel the different roads that are the chapters of our life. " 


Julie Stafford


I've had such a blessed life all because I dared to test my ability to write. My writing has opened up so many doors of opportunity for me. It made my life meaningful, colorful and profitable! I never really saw it coming, but when life served up a curve ball, demanding I must take a new direction, I found, in that new direction, the roads I was always meant to travel ... and travel has become my new love affair.

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Before I began writing seriously, I could never have imagined the joy it would bring me. It's provided me many successes, and is a constant reminder  that in taking a first step into what feels right, a leap of faith, feeding my passions, extraordinary adventure and reward is possible.

Today, I combine all my loves of writing, painting, photography, travel, food and teaching into projects that nurture my spirit and fulfil my desire to grow in every chapter of my life as I look forward with a heart full of gratitude. In sharing my stories, I hope some of my chapters inspire and motivate you to grab hold of your life, shake it up, stir it about, and plan exciting futures for you too. 

My 22 healthy-eating cookbooks (the 'Taste of Life' series) that sold more than 2.2million copies worldwide, not only changed a generation’s eating habits, they changed my life. From art teacher I opened restaurants and worked with food and appliance manufacturers in the health industry. 

My self-help title, ‘Stepping Out’, published in 1990, opened the way for me to have assignments on the lucrative speaker’s circuit. Speaking fees built a second exciting income stream for me and introduced me to people from all walks of life.

Not wanting to be pigeon-holed as a cookbook and motivation author, I wrote my memoir, "An Unexpected Love Story'. My debut novel, ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ (loosely based on my memoir) was published in India, in 2018. This book not only encouraged my travels to Dubrovnik, Paris, and Varanasi - (destinations where the book is set), it encouraged me to take up photography and painting; and, it later dared me to adapt my story (born of personal experiences) to screenplay... now, to get the movie made!



The Chapters of my Life 

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