Things I learned from falling by Claire Nelson

Things I learned from falling by Claire Nelson

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021

 £5

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An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

After a year of waiting we are thrilled to welcome Claire Nelson to Stanfords.

Join us as Claire tells her incredible story of courage determination and survival against the odds.

Claire was in her thirties and was beginning to burn out - her hectic London life of work and social activity and striving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely.

When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated.

While hiking, Claire fell 25 feet, gravely injuring herself she laid alone in the desert - mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay in the elements for four days until she was miraculously found - her rescuers had not expected to find her alive.

“I remember the sound my body made as it hit the ground, a sharp crack, one that cut through the thump of my weight against the desert floor. Then the white heat of pain that stabbed through my body, escaping through my mouth in an almighty howl. I tried to scramble to my feet – the instinctive reaction to falling – but I couldn’t get up. Again and again, trying to lift myself off the ground, my body, everything below the arms, remained a dead weight.”

In Things I Learned from Falling, Claire shares her story of what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.

About the Author:

Claire Nelson is a New Zealander who spent more than a decade in London working in food and travel journalism, including over 5 years at Jamie Oliver’s magazine.

She is a freelance writer, copy-editor, and a keen traveller with a love of the outdoors. She has contributed to magazines including Westjet, ELLE, Lodestars Anthology, Jamie Oliver, and Trek & Mountain, as well as the Lodestars Anthology travel book, Pathways.

Tickets £5

Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.

With the special price of £5.99 for the new paperback edition of Things I learned from Falling on the evening.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021

 £5

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2021-06-03 2021-06-03 Europe/London Things I learned from falling by Claire Nelson An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/03/things-i-learned-from-falling-by-claire-nelson-263462 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London

Location

Stanfords,

7 Mercer Walk,
London,
UK
WC2H 9FA

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