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Paulette is an exuberant lover of wild and natural places. She has explored the mysteries of conscious awakening and ancient spiritual truths. Her curiosity and adventurous lifestyle are driven by her quest to uncover the answers to life’s big questions about herself and the human condition.
Born of rock-climbing and mountaineering parents, and growing up in Cumbria and Scotland, she spent every spare moment outdoors. Often grubby, barefoot and left to run free or go exploring on horseback, her formative years were dictated by the seasons, raw nature and the animals around her. In her Traya series, Paulette translates her experiences, visions and perceptions through the eyes of a young boy growing up in the Rift Valley of Kenya.
For Paulette, the path of developing conscious Awareness was never something to be found on the TV or movie screen, but in the remarkable earthly paradise that was her backyard.
Much like her little hero, Traya, she did most of her learning in the arena of life. Eventually, however, at age 8, she picked up a book and fell in love with reading, which became another source to quench her thirst for knowledge and understanding.
Paulette’s openness and inquisitiveness carry over to her love of learning and into her own writing style. She often finds knowledge and wisdom that are too close, too personal or too small for the ordinary person to even notice. Filling up her heart from this unique perspective, she lets the insights and imaginative stories flow onto the page, more like a photograph developing in a tray of chemicals than sentences being constructed.
An Honours degree in Biochemistry at Manchester University sparked a lifelong love of how the human body works. Science never replaced, but rather augmented, her love of nature and mysticism.
She spent six years teaching the art of survival training, bushcraft and vision quests in the wilderness, and has spent time in ashrams. Her life is a continuous study of the unseen and eternal, practising daily yoga, meditation and pranayama. She loves to read ancient texts like the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Vedas and has traveled many times to India. Paulette shares these skills with her students in her yoga and meditation teacher training courses.
She worked with the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency), the USAID and the US Embassy in Kenya, running trauma healing programs and rehabilitation of child soldiers in Southern Sudan’s war zones. This sat well alongside her love of safaris, the red earth of Africa and camping under the vast canopy of the night sky.
Paulette is also an award-winning inspirational speaker for Vistage, helping CEOs bring balance into their lives while maintaining high performance outcomes. She is a mentor, motivator and visionary, who enjoys sharing her accumulated insights through the spoken and written word.
Her life’s aim is to deepen her compassion, forgiveness and humility, whilst sharing universal spiritual knowledge hidden in our everyday experiences. But, if there is a fun adventure to be had, Paulette will be there!
You can learn more about Paulette and Traya by visiting trayasquest.com or contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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