After a four day retreat with Anna, I’m in a much calmer place with far less mental chatter. I also feel much more centred and less insecure. I’m happy within myself, with less to prove, so I’m less defensive. These changes have also been noticed by other people – a friend’s father who I have known for many years has told me how much less intimidating and softer I am. As a professional journalist working in a very tough industry, it’s easy to become hardened and this feedback is something I particularly value.