Beth Kempton is a Japanologist and a bestselling self-help author and writer mentor, whose books have been translated into 24 languages. She has had a twenty-year love affair with Japan, and has made it her work to uncover life lessons and philosophical ideas buried in Japanese culture, words and ritual. Beth has two degrees in Japanese and has a rare understanding of Japanese cultural and linguistic nuances. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and Reiki Master, trained in the Japanese tradition in Tokyo.
Beth also has an incurable addiction to chocolate and Japanese stationery. She lives a slow-ish life near the sea in Devon, England. Her fifth book, The Way of the Fearless Writer, will be published in October, and she is currently working on her sixth book, Kokoro: Japanese wisdom for a life well-lived, a follow up to her earlier bestseller Wabi Sabi.
As a mentor, Beth offers support and inspiration to writers and dreamers, teaching how words and ideas can heal, inspire, uplift, connect, and help us make the most of our time in this beautiful world. She is also founder of Do What You Love, a company which produces and delivers inspiring online courses for living well, with over 100,000 alumni and a community of 250,000 people worldwide.
Beth is the mother of two small girls who fill her with joy every single day.