Dr Carla Smyth

Freelance writer and psychologist

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Carla is a wandering nature lover with a penchant for writing. After living all around Australia with her Irish family, Carla can’t help but feel restless for the next adventure, and so currently splits her time between Tasmania in Australia and the Isle of Skye or Edinburgh in Scotland. When she’s not busy scheming about which country she can move to next, she's likely to be found with a glass of wine in hand, or rambling along a hiking trail in the wilderness. Carla has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has been traveling since 2012.

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