NARRATIVE COACHING & other lifestyle tools

for Embracing the seasons of life

A LIFE POETIC is for those who embrace the seasons of life: projects and children and stop-start careers and art and friendships and shadows and light. It’s about becoming skilled at celebrating nature: the plants on our plates, the adventures outside our door, and the poems in our hearts.

MEET LIBBY

Novelist & poet, mother of teenagers, narrative coach & story mechanic, publisher & editor, essayist & LitMag creative director … I inhabit a multi-hyphenated life, with a lens on the impact of words and the stories we tell.

RECIPES

Dhal. Dal. Lentils!

There's not much a good coconut dhal won't fix. I love the stuff, and make it pretty much weekly, not only to eat as a dish on its own, but because I like to have a supply on hand to add to salads and plates of leftovers. I think of it as a dressing or sauce with...

Pear Chutney

Chutneys make the world go round. That is all.

Salads of orange and fennel, kale and apple

A winter salad plate that started with a blood-orange …

Cashew and date hot chocolate

This is my all-time favourite winter bevvy, and it’s very easy to make.

Allergy Free Chocolate Cake

This gluten-free choccy cake has a surprisingly excellent texture: not crumbly or gluey or heavy, but light and spongy, like a … well, like a sponge cake. With lovely nutty flavours thanks to a mixture of flours.

STORY MECHANICS:
WORKSHEETS FOR WRITERS

NATURE RAMBLES ON INSTAGRAM

WORKSHEETS FOR CAREER PIVOTERS