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Sophie N.

York, United Kingdom
I am a clinical hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner, based in the UK. I have a particular... Full Bio
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The Glass launches today by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Is it really launch day? Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered. You can buy The Glass – the final book in the Everyday Magic Trilogy – here and here . ... Read on »
September by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There’s a definite scent of autumn in the air and a crispness to these past few mornings that leaves me in no doubt. It’s the end of summer. I love the ‘season of mist ... Read on »
Mediterranean Yorkshire and everyday magic by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It really was, for a brief few days… We went to sunny Saltburn-by-the-Sea, a short drive from where we live in North Yorkshire. It’s a wonderful place, perhaps my all- ... Read on »
The Dress launches in Italy – 26 June by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m very excited about this bit of news… The Dress has been translated into Italian and will launch in hardback and Kindle edition in Italy tomorrow. You can pre-order ... Read on »
Ruby slippers by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health ‘Their magic must be very powerful or she wouldn’t want them so badly.’                           – The Wizard of Oz, Original motion picture screenplay. (1939) ... Read on »
Why write? by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sometimes I sit at my kitchen table, laptop open, mind flicking from one thing to another, one open document to another and I ask myself that very question. Why not ju ... Read on »
Worlds, real and imagined by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m so enjoying this last phase of finishing the Everyday Magic trilogy. The Glass is almost there – just one final push and it will be ready for editing and proofi ... Read on »
How to do a quick vintage-look lip and eye by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As those of you who have read my novel  The Dress  will know, one of the main characters (who seems to be everyone’s favourite) is Fabbia Moreno, seamstress and pu ... Read on »
Seven favourite cookery books by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Since Violetta was born, my kitchen escapades have been a little less adventurous. Most days, I make ragu for pasta, throw fish fingers, jacket potatoes or a ch ... Read on »
Spring restlessness by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Do you remember my post here about how hard it is to write your way back into a project if you’ve let it go cold? You know. How I talked about how important it is t ... Read on »
My readers are such lovely people…. by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Lately, I’ve been moved beyond measure that people have emailed me or messaged me on Facebook to ask if I am OK. I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog – and ... Read on »
Beginning – Quick Writing Tip #6 by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health ‘Never map it out. Just get into it. Jump in, like going swimming.’   It’s that time of year when lots of people are beginning new writing projects. The ... Read on »
Happy New Year from beautiful North Yorkshire by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   ‘Tell yourself as it gets cold and gray falls from the air that you will go on walking, hearing the same tune no matter where you find yourself— ... Read on »
Quick Writing Tip #5: Speed by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m writing this post at top speed.  I’m not even going to pause to search for and insert an appropriate photo. I’m not going to stop and reread and make edits. I’m just g ... Read on »
Happy Halloween and Samhain! by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just a quick post to say that The Dress is free in all Amazon stores today, in celebration of Everyday Magic everywhere… Amazon US link here , UK link here , France li ... Read on »
Quick Writing Tip #4: Write a little every day by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the past few weeks, I’ve been conducting an accidental experiment. I try (as much as it’s possible with a toddler) to stick to a writing routine, in which I ... Read on »
Quick Writing Tip #3 – Make a mess by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Write a messy first draft. Keep your hand moving, as the wonderful Natalie Goldberg would say. Set a timer. Write for ten minutes. Go, go, go. Bang out that ... Read on »
Quick Writing Tip #2 – Hold it lightly by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is Number 2 in a new series of Quick Writing Tips: strategies and techniques that I’ve found helpful over the past few years and that I hope might be helpful to you t ... Read on »
Open the door by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Go and open the door.  If there’s a fog It will clear. Go and open the door. Even if there’s only The darkness ticking, Even if there’s only ... Read on »