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Knackered? Stressed? Need some time out?

Treat yourself to some rest, relaxation and space to think – or better still, get someone else to treat you! (Christmas is coming, after all...)

In need of a break, but find the word "retreat" brings you out in a rash? Me too. That's why I've collaborated with Ease Retreats to come up with a January weekend with a difference – a diet-free zone that encourages lie-ins, snuggling up with a book, hot tubs, movie nights and the occasional rural wander. And open, honest, inspiring conversation with likeminded women that I hope will leave you rested, destressed and full of ideas to embrace the next phase of your life.

What: A weekend of talking all things midlife and beyond. I'll speak honestly about my experiences and you'll get the chance to share your hopes, dreams, stories and experiences in a warm and friendly environment. 

When: Friday 20th January to Monday 23rd January 2023.

Where: In a big house in the Dark Sky Reserve of the Breacon Beacons, not far from the bookish town of Hay-on-Wye, where we can take country walks, treat ourselves to a bit of book shopping or just hunker down around the log burner if you can't be bothered to move. (Or the weather won't let us!)

Other highlights include:

• A Shift bookclub live featuring one of next year's hottest books, Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood. Not out til January, guests will get a hot-off-the-press copy of the book in time to read at Christmas.

• A live remote recording of The Shift podcast – guest to be revealed.

• Feasting on delicious local produce around the banquet table and toasting marshmallows around the fire-pit.  

• Watching the stars from the wood-fired hot tub or, if you prefer, you can get all cosy with a movie in the plush cinema room. Or both!

• If a lie-in's not for you, there'll be massages, mind-mapping and morning pages. 

• Plus, there will be time to rest, read and relax, as well as the opportunity to curl up in front of the fire with a book or magazine.

There are just a couple of rooms left, so if you'd like to join us, please contact Tanya at for more details about Midlife Shift With Ease. 

Really hope to see you in the hot tub (below). I can't guarantee the weather, but I can guarantee the view!


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