Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You

Calm down. Seriously. Continuing the themes of Peace, Calm and Affirmations, here are three ways that can help to relax your mind and body. Try the crazy ones. We all have things that leave us on edge. Sometimes it’s an event or a person (like a visit from that relative you just don’t get alongContinue reading “Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You”

Ways to Become a Calmer Person

We hear a lot about how to be calm and why calmness is essential. But why?! What does “calm” really do for someone? If you’re feeling like being calm gets in the way of your motivation and achievement-focused mentality, you’re not alone. I am currently feeling a little stressed at the thought of returning to EnglandContinue reading “Ways to Become a Calmer Person”

5 Things You Can Do Today to Start Using Affirmations in Your Life

Affirmations are a powerful way to help you reach your goals. They can build optimism and turn around a negative mindset. And they work most effectively if you repeat them until they become part of your self-talk. I am currently working through a couple of motivational classic books which both stress the power of affirmations:Continue reading “5 Things You Can Do Today to Start Using Affirmations in Your Life”

5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost

In April of this year I had a bad case of Covid 19. It wasn’t bad enough to put me in hospital though it got close; I had a nurse come to my apartment for 5 evenings to administer an intravenous drip and my temperature spiked at 42 Celsius, making me hallucinate. I am currentlyContinue reading “5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost”

Writing tips – sort your life out!

Here are some ideas for organising you ‘writing life’. It isn’t easy to achieve each of these as real life often gets in the way. Trust me – getting the family to give you space is difficult as they can be very demanding on your time. Just remember, getting one page completed is much betterContinue reading “Writing tips – sort your life out!”

Covid – wow!

I didn’t realise the longer term effects it could have. I haven’t written or published anything on my blog in the two months since I had it. Always tired and lacking focus. Now is the time to ‘get back in the saddle’. I still remember the start. Friday 2nd April I went out with someContinue reading “Covid – wow!”

10 Authors who dealt with Rejection.

  You and I love to write. It’s a special gift and a privilege we have creating story’s, sometimes just for ourselves, for our families and friends. But we all reach the point when we believe in what we write and we want to see it published – and we’d also like to make moneyContinue reading “10 Authors who dealt with Rejection.”

The Pool on the Hill – Seize the Son going down.

They drifted sloppily down the River Thyme, passing plenty of trees in a scented breeze, but no fields of waving corn. There weren’t many girls with peroxide curls, trying their best to become fishmongers from the bounties of the river. Oh bounteous river, river full of fish! They sat with ankles and toes dipping inContinue reading “The Pool on the Hill – Seize the Son going down.”

Picture yourself (with a little man) in a boat on a river.

Hanny had made up her mind and taken leave of King Innocent. “Why are you leaving me girl?” asked the King. “Oh Majestic Majesty, King of Kings, Lord of the Dance, and Suzerain of Suspect Undies! I need to find myself! I need adventure beyond your nethermost sphincter! I seek a great Quest to beContinue reading “Picture yourself (with a little man) in a boat on a river.”

Reflections on words

I was going to start with ‘mirror’ but that is just a bad Physicists joke and I am a bad Physicist. When working through chapter 24 tonight and had to look up quite a few words. I love Google – I still remember sitting at home with an Oxford dictionary, a dictionary of etymology andContinue reading “Reflections on words”