Long gone are the days when I used to walk along the banks of Geneva’s crystal-clear lake, holding my grandma’s hand. There was something incredibly special about walking with her in the cold weather, especially when the sun reached its zenith. The scenery was just beautiful, and I will forever hold these memories close to my heart. Back then, my dream was to work for the United Nations. I really wanted my work to contribute to improving people’s lives; I wanted to make a difference.Thirty years later, my motto hasn’t changed. I still want to make a difference of course, but how I want to do it has changed. My goal is no longer promoting world peace through humanitarian work; I now want to encourage peace of mind, body, and soul through words.
About a year ago, I started writing. Wouldn’t you agree that laying unspoken words on paper is somehow magical? When I write, I create a universe of my own, a unique story unfolds that I can choose to share or simply keep to myself. With every word that comes to life, there is an opportunity to share a message with those who want to receive it.
As a child, I used to spend hours in libraries, surrounded by books, stories, and characters of all sorts. Libraries are a wheel of knowledge, filled with ideas and ideologies that are patiently waiting to be read. When you think about it, libraries are peaceful places, visited by people from all walks of life who quietly and respectfully satiate their thirst for knowledge.
Have you ever smelt a book that hasn’t been opened for years? Some of these books have pages that are stuck together as if they were scared to lose their counterparts. As you flick through them, it’s easy to get transported to another world, imagining what life was like when the author wrote his masterpiece. I’m wondering if younger generations will ever experience that feeling of connecting with the past the same way that we do. With the creeping of technology, it’s hard to imagine what life will be like when they get to my age. I’m hoping that my books will become intergenerational and gift families with an eternal bond to the past, to our present, and the future.
When I write, I am free, and I’d love it if you could experience a sense of freedom when reading my books too.
I have just finished writing my second children’s picture book. I love this genre simply because I find children amazing. Their mind is buzzing with excitement and creativity and they can take any story they hear or read to a different level. They can make the ordinary become extraordinary in just a heartbeat.
These two books are the first of a sequel of books aimed to support children develop key soft skills for success. The stories that we tell ourselves and our children have a profound impact on their wellbeing and confidence. My stories are filled with positive suggestions, to help children grow more confident.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neurosciences Specialist, I have witnessed how such suggestions can unlock the power of positive thinking and pave the way for personal success.
I hope you are eager to find out more. I will keep you abreast of the latest developments very shortly including my meetings with publishers. In the meantime, please keep reading, keep sharing, and keep dreaming.