Jane

As a writer, citizen scientist, and aficionado of mountain sports, I explore how people who perform endurance activities in the mountains can harness the neurophysiological effects of awe, enhanced sensory perception and aware presence to know greater joy, connection and safety in the mountain environment, and also know greater joy, connection and good health in their lives and relationships. My fascination with the intersection of awe, awareness, sensory perception and neuroplasticity has led me to delve deeply into the research and psychology behind these subjects, and I am inspired by the transformative effects they can generate, both individually and collectively. Through articles, courses, workshops, and speaking engagements, I aim to educate and inspire mountain athletes to harness these powerful effects in their own mountain days (and nights). As a mountain runner and avid hiker and scrambler on rock, snow and ice, whose mountain explorations are almost always done solo, I have a unique perspective on the role of awe, sensory perception and awareness in physical and mental resilience, in finding peace (and even joy) in both the struggles and the transcendence, and in coming down off the mountain safely. In my structured training and my mountain days, I am constantly observing and experimenting with my own responses to the physical activity I am performing, as well as to the mountain environment and the beauty and challenges it presents us with. These observations and understandings I am incorporating into my research and writing.

All that stuff in your head — let’s get it onto paper and into the world. At your service: the Chameleon Guide

When was the last time a person with expertise and knowledge (who isn’t your therapist) listened to you with no agenda of their own? They weren’t waiting until you finished so they could say the thing that was in their head. They weren’t listening so they could say, ‘OK, do this.’ On the contrary. They …

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Exploring the art of ghostwriting: Unveiling the invisible craft

Ever wondered about the brilliant minds behind some of your favourite books? Ghostwriters, the unsung heroes of the book world, play a crucial role in bringing captivating stories and insightful knowledge to life. In this short article, I give you an unadorned look at the craft of ghostwriting, five famous books penned by invisible hands, …

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What to expect in your first call with a ghostwriter

If you’re considering working with a ghostwriter, here’s what to expect from your initial call to discuss your book project. The first call is the opportunity for both of you to determine whether this project and this writer and you would all be a good fit for each other. Also, importantly, to discover whether you …

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7 guidelines to make sure your small book can have a BIG impact

You’re excited to write your short book to share a segment of your knowledge. Now let’s make sure your short book has the ingredients to make a big impact. Here are some guidelines:   Present your perspective. If its uniqueness and value are strong enough, you could find yourself in the happy position of Jeffrey …

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The Art of War or War & Peace? Should your book be short and punchy or long and deep?

The reader can draw lessons on military strategy from War and Peace, but the reader cannot gain deep understanding of human experience from The Art of War.
For anyone who wants to write a book that conveys their knowledge, experience, philosophy, ideas, achievements in a way that will impact their readers’ lives, this is a choice you have to make.
Can I just skim the surface? Or is there more I want to express?

What to expect in your first call with a ghostwriter

If you’re considering working with a ghostwriter, here’s what to expect from your initial call to discuss your book project. The first call is the opportunity for both of you to determine whether this project and this writer and you would all be a good fit for each other. Also, importantly, to discover whether you …

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