Life is simpler when you do what works for you instead of following the crowd. CHOOSE your life, don't just let life happen by default

- Julia Davies, aka The Simplicity Strategist

Conversation starters

Discovering new things excites me, and I love an adventure: from diving in Indonesia, to exploring the South Downs minutes from my front door. I also love to read and usually have several books on the go: I love a crime thriller – in another life I would have been a forensic scientist – and I am always open to new personal development book recommendations. If you have introvert tendencies like me, some conversation starters are below for when you drop me an email or meet me in person but aren’t quite sure what to say:

– I have lots of little quirks, for example I can’t stand the feel of velvet. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

– I love to travel and have a constant tug of war in my head about whether to sell everything and buy a campervan

– I’ve played the clarinet for nearly 30 years

– Wherever I go, I’m always taking photos. There are photos all over the house as reminders of our adventures

Approximate number of cups of tea I drink each week. I even take tea on holiday!


Number of jobs I have – I’m a scientific editor and a coach


Number of houseplants taking over my home… I’m obsessed!


Number of books I usually have on the go at any one time