Personal Stories

I have been on one hell of a personal journey over the last few years.

Life was an emotional rollercoaster and back in 2013 it made perfect sense to me to quit my job and escape to Peru.

In the beginning everything was confusing despite being sheltered within the umbrella of an NGO where I was volunteering. I didn’t speak the language nor understand the customs. I thought that I would never get to grips with the local bus system or be brave enough to set out on my own across South America a I initially imagined that I would.

It’s no word of a lie – I was TERRIFIED – but there is something about the travelling community that encourages strangers to connect, share and open up with each other. I guess we all recognise that we are adrift in a strange place and a long way away from family and friends. People meet you and get to know you for who you are, without the influences of gossip or knowing about your past.

Problems are shared, dissected and solved and it was my nomadic travel tribe who persuaded me that my strengths lie in mentoring and supporting others until eventually Jane Clements Life Coach emerged from the ashes of anxiety and fear.

I have met some incredibly generous people along the way.  People who have been generous with their time, possessions and love; and these are the people who inspire me to continue with my journey and to mentor and support others who need help.

In this section you will find some of my more personal stories plus the stories of others who are inspirational in their own way.

Feel free to contact me if you have any comments or if any of the issues resonate with you.

No judgement and mindful travel

Learning about mindfulness has shown me how I can approach problems in a different way. It has taught me how to look at my negative thoughts from a different perspective but it has also reinforced what I already knew; that travel is good for me and how being open...

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Staying healthy while travelling.

Solo travel can be difficult whether it’s working out how to use a squat toilet complete with a full backpack or wandering into the dodgy side of town because your map was upside down.  Your mental health and travel   Coping with stress, loneliness, anxiety or mental...

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Inspirational People – Colin’s Story

How would you cope if I were to tell you that you will never walk again? What if you wake up from a sleep to discover that you have been in a coma for a month? Read on and tell me, do you think that YOU could deal with this? This post contains affiliate links and/or...

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Getting naked at Playa del Torn, Catalunya

I knew next to nothing about naturism in Catalunya until I began setting myself personal challenges.  I had never taken off my clothes off in public but I felt that I needed to give it a go.  I am a mentor to people with low self-confidence and low self-esteem helping...

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I am a Survivor of Domestic Abuse

This article has been updated since its first publication in October 2016 Scarlet Jones Travels is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by...

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