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Thank you for coming to visit my blog.

I’m Helen, I live in Devon, England with my partner, teenage daughter and dog – Barney.

By day I am a self-employed HR Consultant helping local businesses.  This can be pretty flat out, but has the advantage of meaning I am often able to work from home.

Outside of work I love writing, drawing, painting pebbles, sewing and walking.



I’ve planned, kept a journal and madHobbies at Journal with Purposee lists all of my life, adapting my style over time. I spend a lot of time reading, mainly non-fiction such as autobiographies of great leaders or personal development books.

I am active on Instagram , Pinterest and I have a YouTube channel, so I would love to see you there too.  Or feel free to pop me an email at

I’ve been lucky enough to have my work feature in the book Beyond Bullets: Creative Journaling Ideas to Customize Your Personal Productivity System”, I’ve been interviewed by the Daily Mail in this article and I was also interviewed by Suzanne Moore at Your Creative Focus for this podcast.   I ran a journaling workshop for Cult Pens in December 2017 and you can read all about it in this blog post. I’m pretty passionate about sharing my love of journaling and the benefits I believe it can bring to your life.

When I wrote out my long term aspirations in my journal, some of the key areas for me were:

To have found a way to help others, rather than just through my paid work

To be remembered as someone who inspired others

To have made a difference in the world, in some way

So, that’s why I’m here.  I love the comments I receive on Instagram and wanted to find a way to interact with you in more depth.  I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve found something that works for me which I would love to share.


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