A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. The Japanese ginger jar inspired the framework for The Life Story Jar Programme. We are born perfect as porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have had many experiences and may have developed a few cracks along… Read More The Life Story Jar
The Benefits and How to Get Going This was one week into ‘lock down’ and I knew I needed something to get me focused, to wrestle me away from the endless scrolling, the hopeless searching for better news as I tried to wrap my head around this new reality. I hesitated. Did I need more… Read More Writing Through Challenging Times
A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. Author and teacher Jo Parfitt’s Life Story Jar idea was inspired by the Japanese ginger jar. We are born as perfect porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have experienced so much but may have developed a… Read More A Seasonal Gift from Jo Parfitt
Catch up with Jo Parfitt’s September Inspirer including: The Power of Writing a Journal The Connecting Bit Parting Piece The Life Story Jar Programme What’s On in September 2020 Writing Holidays led by Jo Find out more HERE
Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.
Summertime Publishing are delighted to announce the publication of Monday Morning Emails by Terry Anne Wilson and Jo Parfitt. Six months, twelve countries, a thousand thoughts – two mothers share the journey of living a global life. A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part… Read More Monday Morning Emails Out Now!
Jo Parfitt has done it again. She has written a book both for and about expats, and the extraordinary ordinariness of their lives. Marital struggles, identity wobbles, the difficulties of and with children (including not being able to have them. All the stuff of life that affects people everywhere, even if they have lived in… Read More Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt
Jo says… For many I have attended the Families in Global Transition Conference (FIGT). First in Indianapolis, then in Houston, then in Washington, DC and now in The Hague. Next March not only will the conference take place in The Hague but it will be FIGT’s 20th anniversary. As if that is not exciting enough,… Read More Jo Parfitt offers a great opportunity to budding expat writers
A Me-Treat is a treat designed just for you… indulge your senses, inspire your soul, nourish your body and stretch your writing muscles as you get under the skin of the place you are in and explore your creative potential. Me-Treats are designed and led by author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt. The Hague, Netherlands… Read More Writing Retreats from Jo Parfitt
How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week! You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard.… Read More Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany
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