Hello, I’m Lucy! I started Tolstoy Therapy in 2012 to share my experience of reading books to support my mental health – in particular, anxiety disorders and autism spectrum disorder. I didn’t think my writing would ever have an audience, so millions of page views later, it’s amazing that you’re here and reading this.

In 2015, I finished my degree in English Literature and Spanish at the University of Exeter, travelled solo around Europe, and met my now-husband, Iain, before moving to Switzerland.

I lived alone by the mountains for a few years, which you can read about in my book, Mountain Song: A Journey to Finding Quiet in the Swiss Alps. (I loved the solitude: I’m an INTJ and probably the most introverted person I’ve ever met.)

On my twenty-fifth birthday in 2018, I left my marketing job at a tech company and started my own business. For the next few years, I worked as a marketing consultant and content writing specialist, mostly for tech companies such as HubSpot.

After finally realising that I could apply my skills to my own projects, I started scaling Tolstoy Therapy to be my full-time focus in late 2022.

When I’m at my happiest, I’m pottering about, making things, and sharing what I figure out along the way. You can read about my business journey in my book, Simple Business.

After getting married in remote Scotland, I now live in Copenhagen with Iain (where I spend a lot of time in coffee shops, as well as growing tomatoes, aubergines, lemons, and much more on our balcony garden).

I also love being outdoors in nature and hiking. While in Switzerland, I hiked 400km across Switzerland on the Via Alpina. I also spent 10 days hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland, completely isolated and with everything I needed on my back (heaven).

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Want to say hi? You can reach out anytime via lucy[at]tolstoytherapy.com. A quick heads up that I can be pretty bad at responding to emails in a timely manner (sorry).

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Tolstoy Therapy is a popular book blog with 150,000+ monthly page views and a community of readers who regularly visit for feel-good, cozy, and beautiful book recommendations.

I share books that I know and love and rarely publish sponsored content. However, if you have a project that seems like a natural fit for the website and its readership, feel free to get in touch via the email above.