I live in Aveyron, France, with my husband Tom. We have lived here since October 2012 and have created our own home from a very old building that once had pigs living on the ground floor! Our aim is to live a simple, but comfortable life. This is partly because it is the way we enjoy living but also to provide an example of a different way of living that is hopefully a positive one!
I am passionate about the environment and very concerned about the harm that we are causing to our planet. I believe that we are at a point in history where we have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the future of the world and feel optimistic that it is possible for this to happen if enough people want it to.
I am also concerned about the effect that modern living and expectations has on people's happiness and their ability to be creative and to fully participate in life, therefore one of the things that motivates me to write is to try and improve the planet and the lives of those who live on it.
I co-created 'The One Course' - helping people to 'Love life and find their purpose', with my husband Tom. We can tailor the delivery of this course to suit different people, situations and environments and I am currently working on a One Course book to enable the material to be accessible to people living in situations which make it difficult or impossible for them to take part in a conventional style course. (www.theonecourse.org)
Where to find Ann Algie online
Being Selfish is Good for You - and the World!
by Ann Algie
This book is written with the intention of helping you to love and care for yourself. Even though we are considered to be living in an increasingly selfish society, there are still a great many people sacrificing their own needs, by putting the needs or wants of others first, to the detriment of their own physical and mental health. This book shows how to achieve a balance between the two.
Being Happy with Change
by Ann Algie
Change is an inevitable part of life and living, yet many of us struggle to accept it. Why do we resist it, try to control it, and spend our precious time being upset about changes that have already happened? This book looks at why. It suggests ways in which we can learn to accept change, and become happier with many of the inevitable changes that occur throughout our lives.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ann Algie
- Love Across the Miles: How to Stay Close to Long Distance Grandchildren
on Aug. 28, 2013
Useful little book, simply written but lots of easy ideas and tips for things you can do with grandchildren both at a distance and when you visit them or they visit you. I liked the positive approach to what can be looked upon as a sad situation and yet nowadays is a very common one. I don't have grandchildren yet but bought it because I live at a distance from my young adult children and realise that one day I may have grandchildren and would like from the beginning to develop a positive approach to being at a distance.