Wellness & Writing

Helping Writers Manifest Success Through Self-Care

Yogitivity© - embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Feel free to join one of our Yogitivity Workshops (held in the glorious grounds of Rudding Park) using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

The death of creativity

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved nothing more than to write. For her, it was a way of dealing with her difficult childhood and to feel safe. One day her primary school teacher tore up one of her stories and said: “We do not tolerate such fanciful ideas. Nobody wants to hear the thoughts of a silly little girl. Write a proper story”. On that day, the girl stopped writing. It took nearly 20 years before she could hear the call to write again rise in her soul. On that day she picked up a pen again.

How “shame wounds” can block your creative flow

Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Studies show that almost 1 in every 3 people harbours such a “shame wound” in the context of their own creativity. Many of us have had similar experiences to the girl in the story – we were not taken seriously, criticised or laughed at. The result: we have internalised beliefs such as “I cannot write”, “I can’t sing” or “I’m not creative”.

The girl’s story shows how vulnerable we are when we express our inner self, but also that we have a deep natural urge to express ourselves creatively that can never be completely silenced. The deepest nature of our being is creative, and our desire for self-expression is in fact our desire to “share our soul with the world”.

But instead of being creative, many of us become consumers. We listen to music instead of singing or making music ourselves. We admire the works of great artists instead of painting, weaving, making, dancing or producing films ourselves. In extreme cases, we numb ourselves with alcohol, or some kind of intoxication, excessive sport, etc. in order not to feel the pain that our innermost being is not allowed to express itself. We feel the pressure of what lies in us like a hidden treasure that wants to escape to the outside world. This results in tension, a dissatisfaction with life and a deeply felt emptiness.

The importance of being aligned with yourself

Letting our natural creative flow dry up can even make us sick, because we do not live in harmony with our true nature. “Musicians have to make music, artists have to paint, poets have to write if they want to live in peace with themselves,” said Abraham Maslow, the founding father of humanistic psychology.

Get in touch with your creative source

Each and every one of us already has everything it takes to be creative. The only question is: how do we access our creative source? How can we tap into and find the artist in us? This is where Yoga can help us.

Create a space that is free from judgment

Creative ideas can only emerge if they are not immediately silenced by the judgmental opinions of the thinking mind. In creative self-expression, there is no right or wrong – just as there is no right or wrong yoga pose. Every body is different, every human being is unique. What is, is allowed to be; what wants to come forth, is allowed to reveal itself, without censorship. Like yoga, creativity is a path to truthfulness.

Perseverance and letting go

In yoga we know the principles of abhyasa and vairagya. We need perseverance and self-discipline to get back on the mat every day, despite all distractions and our impulse to resist. At the same time, it is important to practice yoga unintentionally and to let go of the attachment we place on the fruits of our practice. We need to replicate qualities our writing habits if we want to fully develop our creativity. It is a common misconception that one has to wait for the Muse’s kiss to be creative. Pablo Picasso explains this succinctly:

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you at work.”

Give your ego the heave-ho!

Have you ever been mesmerised by a concerto pianist? They appear to merge with the piano and music. It’s as if the sounds do not just come from the pianist. Such brilliant musicians and artists connect to a source that does not come from within them. They give their ego the heave-ho and feel like a vehicle for a force that is beyond their comprehension. When I write or illustrate my books, I feel as though I am being guided. It flows from within me somewhere and I do not and cannot stop until it is complete. I then stand back in wonder and say: “Did I really do all that?” Sound familiar?

Powerful, authentic writing stems from the ability to merge with what we write, from the fact that our ego dissolves and the words can emerge through. We are the vessel. There is no expectation of success clinging and dragging down our creative process.

The creative process

If we manage to step aside and not let out ego interfere, we enter a creative flow. In this “state”, the writing, pairing, singing, drawing all flow freely and we act as the channel. It is the same with yoga. Those same blissful moments in your yoga practice where effort and resistance dissolve and we suddenly feel that our breath is moving us, we feel as though we are floating.

Being at one with ourselves

It could be said that a trait of a genius or an intuitive with a keen imagination, is a person who seeks to be alone to feel in close touch with themselves and Nature and be inspired by this sense of balance. Already we are drawer closer to this sense of being “at one”, state that we approach through the practice of yoga. Moments of being alone, of retreat, of silence and of listening are necessary to feel how connected we are to everything. They also help us switch to receiving and open us up to inspiration – the muse’s kiss.

Silence your voice of doubt. Heal your shame wound

Both the practice of yoga and the creative journey contain blockages and self-doubt. Every so often we feel stuck again, paralysed and immobile, whether physically or mentally. And we all hear those inner voices whispering to us that everyone else is talented, better and successful – but not us. Vincent van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Yoga as well as creativity is about getting moving, facing up to your self-doubts silencing those harsh judgments from teachers. Just start with a deep breath or a few words to mark an empty page, the rest will follow by itself. One thing leads to another and we get into the flow.

Yogitivity© – embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Feel free to join one of our Yogitivity Workshops (held in the glorious grounds of Rudding Park) using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Embracing the benefits of yoga to boost your creativity as a writer. Join one of our Yogitivity Workshops using yoga to improve your creativity as a writer.

Sign up for your online Yogitivity course to release your inner creative. Or join an exclusive Yogitivity Workshop.

The secret to achieving work life blalance

Is it possible to achieve the elusive work life balance?

Interview with Sarah Sanpher-McDowell
Founder of the Women’s Recycling Alliance

Company Director and successful entrepreneur Sarah Sanpher-McDowell explains how she achieves the perfect work life balance whilst holding down a high-powered job and setting up a successful all-female trade alliance.

Interview successful entrepreneur. Sarah Sanpher-McDowell explains how she achieves the perfect work life balance whilst holding down a high-powered job and setting up a successful all-female trade alliance.

Sarah’s professional background

Today’s guest is Sarah Sanpher-McDowell, a Director and entrepreneur based in Harrogate, UK. She is the creator of the Women’s Recycling Alliance – promoting and inspiring women in the recycling and waste industry – as well as a Director at the fast-growing, forward-thinking company Clearpoint Recycling Ltd. Her work has been featured on Stray FM Radio, letsrecycle.com and attracted the interest of leading female professionals all around the country!

I first met Sarah because our sons were best friends at school and we would chat whenever we would pick up or drop off. Our little chats at the door though soon became hour-length conversations, endless catch-ups by phone and ultimately a wonderful friendship. I have always admired Sarah for her strength of character and rational outlook on life. That is why I believe she epitomizes the perfect example of a Wellness Warrior. She embraces the gifts of the universe, practices what she preaches and is as stoic as any mythical Amazonian.

Sarah is a classic case of not judging a book by its cover. Her friendly demeanor and easy manner by no means take precedence over her astute and keen skills of observation and highly organizational mind.

Working her way to the top

This business lady has moved from the detailed world of finance and accounts into the heady boardrooms of directorship in an amazingly short period of time.

Working initially with owner operator businesses to free them up to do what they do best and assisting with business development growth.  Just 5 years ago, Sarah knew she was capable of much more. Although she also ran a very successful and thriving women’s networking group and highly sought after organisational services, her inquisitive and analytical mind needed to broaden it horizons.

She proved her worth as a business entrepreneur as she helped Clearpoint Recycling grow from just a 3-person enterprise to a flourishing enterprise offering employment to over 24 people in 3 years. Sarah nurtures and helps her personnel to grow both personally and professionally with her years of experience and perceptive, empathetic approach.

Work does not take over her home life

I think you’ll have gathered by now that beyond her highly convivial personality, Sarah is an estimable business woman, but she is also a wonderful, caring and devoted mother and wife.

In this interview, you’ll learn more about how Sarah manages to be positive and purposeful ALL the time, how she’s managed to strike the perfect work-life balance with grace, be more confident, and how to create an inspiring alliance in a male-dominated sector giving women in the waste industry the opportunity to network, hone their professional skills and become a force to be reckoned with.

You will also discover:

  • Sarah’s personal wellness ritual to being happy, healthy and grounded
  • How Sarah manages to not just survive but thrive in a male-dominated industry
  • Why Sarah went from freelancer to full-time Director and what the benefits of that decision were for her personally
  • How Sarah intends to help women in the waste industry
  • And finally, Sarah’s advice for anyone who wants to set up an alliance or take that first step in realising your passion and how this is possible in conjunction with your full-time job and sustaining a happy home life.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS with time slots

Thank you for being here Sarah 5:20

Q1. I thought we’d kick off with perhaps the most burning question our listeners will want to know the answer to. How do you strike the perfect balance between work and your personal life?

The benefits are self-evident as you are fit and healthy, motivated and extremely focused. Morning routine: 6:15

Weekend routines and family values. 7:40

Do you think this balance is possible for most workers? And if so, why aren’t more people, in your opinion, able to strike this balance? 10:20

11:50 Sarah’s personal morning routine

Q2. Onto the more serious stuff now. You were initially working for Clearpoint Recycling on a freelance basis. You became such a valuable asset they lured you back into full-time employment. Do you have any regrets about going back to full time work and what made you accept their offer? 14:10

Q3. Do you miss anything about being a freelancer?

Q4. Now it is no real surprise to know that the waste and recycling industry in the UK and in fact worldwide is predominantly male. In fact 78% of the employees within the waste, energy and water industry in the UK are male. That is a very high percentage. Is that one of the reasons why you wanted an all-female alliance? And what other things motivated you to start up the Women’s Recycling Alliance? And tell us a little bit about it. 18:55

Women's Recycling Alliance. Connect with like-minded women in our industry.
Grow your network.
Develop new personal and professional skills.
Discuss industry related topics.

Could having more women in the recycling industry help downturn the trend for more waste?

Q5. What is your motivation behind the Women’s Recycling Alliance 19:37

Q6. What sets your alliance apart? Women in a male-dominated industry 24:30 Inclusive of men 30:00

Q7. The senior executive vice president at Veolia, one of the UK’s market leaders in waste, water and energy management services, Estelle Brachlianoff, is a wonderful example of how a woman can be successful in a male-dominated industry – will you be inviting her to one of your future events? 32:14

Q8. Any parting advice to women in particular who are in a male-dominated industry and feeling the extra pressure? 33:10

Thank you for your time, Sarah. I do not know how you manage to remain so composed and focused with your angel feathers perfectly unruffled with so much going on in your life. Must be those early morning workouts!

Well done on your accomplishments and I wish you every success with the Women’s Recycling Alliance!

A wonderful role model

Sarah is a pure role model of the perfect mother, perfect business women and perfect friend. You do not begrudge her this success for she is down to earth and genuine. If we had more of her kind of caring and no-nonsense individuals in business, companies would be a happier and more productive environment.

Interested in getting in touch with Sarah or seeing her successful Women’s Recycling Alliance? Useful contact details below:

Go for personal growth and develop your lifestyle with these tips for improving your habits for a healthier lifestyle and 6 inspirational personal development books

Life changing personal development books for FREE for you to download as audio books

This is perhaps the most valuable FREE resource page I am offering you. Being able to benefit from well-researched inspirational self help books that will help you grow in every area of your life is priceless. These books will not only help you develop and grow spiritually and mentally, they will also help you manage money, improve your fitness levels and adopt a positive mindset.

Life changing self help books for women. Download the audio version of these 6 inspirational personal development guides absolutely FREE.

Life changing personal development books for FREE for you

“Books that change your life!” Wow that sounds like a big claim. Can books do that? Not without a little input from you. But they can certainly serve as a source of inspiration on the path of change. If you want to take charge of your own life right now, reshape it, sculpt it and break new ground, then I have some exciting inspiration for books that can change your life. FREE. So you can find your own path leading to a beautiful and good life. The most important factor is to listen to yourself, to follow your inner voice. Only then can you succeed in a self-determined life. I followed my inner voice and went my own way, and I’m still walking. However, change often requires a little food for thought from external sources.

So here are some of my self help books that provide you with new inspiration time and time again to make the most of the precious life you are living.

Beware these self-help books may change your life!

To give you a better overview, I have divided my self-help books into different categories. Depending on the area in which you want to change your life.

  1. Motivation – to help you reach fitness goals and gain clarity
  2. Confidence booster – Feeling good about yourself
  3. Breaking bad habits – Get the right mindset to ditch habits that are keeping you back
  4. Happiness – Having a positive mindset
  5. Finances – Don’t stress about money, get saving savvy

1. The Ultimate Motivation Guide

The ultimate motivation guide: How to Get Fit with Reiki and Music. With step by step instructions from trained Reiki healer and tips on how to select the music to best for you. Get motivated, stay motivated!
How to Get Fit… to be released in February 2019

2. How to Feel More Confident, Gorgeous + Grounded

3. Get Rid of Unwanted Habits

4. Discover How to Be Happier

5. A Concise Guide on How to Save Money

Please download as many as you like, it is a free service available on audio to promote further learning. If yo don’t already have an audible account you can try it for free for 30 days. If you have any problems, please let me know. Otherwise, enjoy your FREEBIES!!

Start the year off on the right foot and donate to Pencils of Promise charity - help spread the benefits of reading and writing.

I decided to start the year off on the right foot and nominate Pencils of Promise as the charity I’d support – with your help. Pencils of Promise build schools in the developing world, train teachers, and support children and communities to access education. In 2018, more than one in every ten children around the world was illiterate and in developing countries, that figure was 1 in 3. Let’s help change that, and provide opportunities for children to experience the joys of reading and writing so that their lives can include more opportunities and meaning.

Each time you read a book, set aside a little bit of money and then donate the total sum at the end of the year to Pencils of Promise. We acknowledge how lucky we are to be able to read stories...

All you have to do is read

  1. Read or listen to a book, story of some kind. Try to do this once a month or every two months. You can borrow a book from the library, or buy one. It might be gifted to you, or it might have been waiting for you in some pile beside the bed collecting dust. Perhaps you prefer an e-book or an audio-book. It can be any kind of book, story or a non-fiction book like a memoir or a cookbook or a travel book. It could be a graphic novel. A comment piece, investigative journalism, or even a textbook. Anything!
  2. Next take a picture and post it with the name of the book, story you are currently reading or listening to, or finished, on the World of Wellness and Writing Facebook page. Feel free to suggest any books, stories, articles or audio books that you have already read and enjoyed. That way you’ll be adding to a list of resources that we can all dip into and choose from. We all love help in choosing our next read!
  3. Sign up to become a Team Member of the World of Wellness and Writing’s Fundraising Team for Pencils of Promise. You can join the Writing Warriors here.
  4. Each time you read a book, set aside a little bit of money and then donate the total sum at the end of the year. Or you can go directly to Pencils of Promise and make a donation there. It doesn’t have to be much. Whatever you can afford will be helpful.
Pencils of Promise build schools in the developing world, train teachers, and support children and communities to access education.

All I have to do is list what you read

During the year I will post a quarterly list of all the titles and reviews you have read / submitted so that you can swap ideas and reviews. I’ll also be asking you to donate the money you set aside from your completed books and stories to Pencils of Promise. When you donate that money is up to you. Just make sure you have registered as a team member first. It will feel great to help someone else to experience the pleasure and joy that reading brings. The world needs more writers and readers. Let’s spread the word!

Time management tips for freelance writers to increase productivity. Simple daily schedules for work using Kanban system to stay focused and organized.

Are you a busy freelance writer? No time to get everything done or just living in complete organizational chaos? Like all creative beings, we writers hate being confined to structure and order. However, if you want to boost your writing career, you might need to take on board some time management tips. After all, a bit of structure may help you complete projects and sell books! There are countless apps and systems for improving your time management techniques – so which one do you choose? Today we’ll look at Trello and see if this system suits your style and needs.

Improve your time management and productivity with the Personal Kanban for bloggers and writers from Trello.
Improve your time management with the Personal Kanban for bloggers + writers by Trello.

Are you wasting time scheduling instead of doing?

There are plenty of fancy task management and time management schemes out there. But beware! You can get suckered into all the pretty colors and find yourself writing endless to do lists that never get done! Or maybe spend more hours scheduling in your fancy calendars than you are actually working! Well stop. Let me introduce you to a no-nonsense system.

An introduction to the time management strategy from Trello

Trello, a free project management software, offers a Kanban concept to help writers just like you. You may have heard of Kanban, and think that it relates only to industry. And you wouldn’t be entirely wrong in your assumptions. Kanban is originally a Japanese scheduling system for improving manufacturing efficiency. Trello has adopted the principles of improved workflow and increased productivity and created the Kanban board. This is a system with several columns and colored Kanban cards. The cards contain tasks that you work through from left to right. This allows you to see what work you have to do, what tasks you are currently working on and what jobs you have completed. Below is a view of the minimal configuration. This “Personal Kanban” is a fantastic replacement for the old fashioned ToDo list.

This "Personal Kanban" is a fantastic replacement for the old fashioned ToDo list.
A fantastic replacement for the old fashioned ToDo list.

In Trello, a Kanban board in the minimal configuration only has three columns: “to do”, “doing” and “done”. Firstly, new tasks start in the column “to do”. They next move into the “doing” column before finally entering the last column “done” after being completed. This last column is then cleared from time to time. Basically when you decide to delete the task cards in this column, i.e. when they are done.

Advantage of this time management technique

The advantage of the “Personal Kanban” compared to a classic ToDo list is that you get a visual display of your workload. This makes it clear what limits you can impose on yourself. While only one card should be in the “doing” column at any given time, you can make the “to do” column of your Kanban board as wide and tall (or as narrow and flat) as it makes sense for you. For example: If you have a lot of work to do on a day-to-day basis, you may be able to cope with 20-30 task cards in your “to do” column, but for larger tasks, each lasting between a few hours and several days, you will want to keep the maximum number of tasks lower.

How to apply the time management strategies from Trello to your work as a blogger

This principle, can be easily transferred to the writing of books or blogging.

If you want to management your “production” and publishing of posts or article for your blog using a Kanban board, it could have the following columns

  1. Ideas for blog posts
  2. Planning / research
  3. Write post
  4. Revision, edit
  5. Publish

You can split columns 2-5 into “active” and “done”. This would give your board nine columns

  1. Ideas for blog posts
  2. Planning / research
  3. Planned/researched
  4. Write post
  5. Post written
  6. Under review, being edited
  7. Revised, edited
  8. Publish
  9. Published

Of these eight columns, only columns 2, 4, 6, and 8, which I marked bold in the list, are “active” columns. The other five columns are buffer columns – a cushion, so to speak.

How you then use the “buffer” system

If you have a new idea for a blog post, make a note of it on a card that appears in the Blog Post Ideas column. Once you tackle one of these ideas, it will go through columns 2-9 in turn. Each “active” column (plan / research, write, revise and publish) is followed by a “buffer column” in which the cards are collected, ready for the next step.

Just like in the manufacturing industry, you can apply the principles of Kanban for your “stock” of ideas. In other words: getting yourself what you need and stocking up on supplies is running low. Example: if you want to post a new blog post next Saturday, take one from column 7 (“revised”), schedule it on your blog (active column 8) and then move it to the final column (“published”).

Effective time management technique for freelance writers and bloggers. Using the Kanban system from Trello will help you stay organized, become more productive and efficient, so you can get your masterpiece finished!

Now, if you notice that there are no more blog posts in the “revised” column for the next week, get one of the articles in the “post written”, but that has not been edited yet from column 5, and then start editing it.

Keeping a clear overview of your schedule

The advantage of using such a Kanban board is that you can see at a glance what you should work on first. If you run out of stock in a “buffer column”, you should top it up first. Since this naturally reduces the stock of the preceding buffer column, this sometimes creates a chain reaction or a domino effect.

However, you are always on the safe side with this method and can bring forward a new, ready-to-use blog post whenever you need it.

If you also focus on different topics in your blog and you want to present these in a balanced a way as possible, you can also take advantage of Trello’s color coding system. This gives you a visual of whether you are giving to much focus on one topic if there are too many green tasks for example – or if you are keeping the balance

How the time management tips from Kanban can be applied for authors + novelists

The Kanban principle can be applied not only for bloggers, but also for book authors. Of course you can not simply transfer the system 1: 1 – one card per book would be neither helpful nor clear, especially since most authors are working on just 1 to 2 book projects at the same time.

Novelists and authors need to create a separate Kanban board for each book project.

You dedicate one card to each scene/chapter (or section, if you write non-fiction). To avoid losing track of the structure of your book, you can place the sequential number of each scene or section on each card. This allows you to sort and / or group them in the right order in each buffer column.

The columns of the Kanban board will be similar to those used by bloggers

  1. Ideas for book
  2. Planning / research
  3. Planned/researched
  4. Write scene/section
  5. Scene/section written
  6. Under review, being edited
  7. Revised, edited

There may of course be more columns depending on how many times you intend or need to edit your work. The last column contains the scenes / sections that are already completely revised, meaning they are edited to the extent that they can be considered ready for publication.

With the Kanban board you can see at a glance how far you have progressed with your book project and how much work is still to be done before the complete manuscript is ready for publication.

A bonus and relief for your creative side in all this structure and organization

   With the Kanban board, you do not have to write your book in chronological order or edit it from page 1 to 300. Instead you can jump back and forth between the scenes or sections according to your mood. Just bear in mind that if you do not write or edit your book in the order in which it will be read later, you will have to go back through the entire manuscript from start to finish to make sure that the order is correct and flows. For example, check that the transitions between the scenes / paragraphs are fluent and not choppy

Time management tips for when to schedule your work

It goes without saying that your levels of energy and therefore productivity vary at all times of the day. Personally, I like to write in the morning when I’m still untarnished from the onslaughts of the day. However, I like to do my planning and research in the late afternoon when I am feeling least creative. And finally I reserve my evenings mainly for editing my work. With the Kanban system from Trello, it does not matter if you want to write, plan or edit something at a certain time. You can simply pick out the respective chapter/section of the book you are currently working on from your Kanban board.

Don’t forget it’s a FREE time management tool

Yes! The Trello Kanban board system is permanently free of charge – and not just the minimal configuration with 3 boards, but the whole caboodle:

  • Any number of Kanban boards, which can even be organized in groups
  • The columns of the Kanban boards can be adjusted and expanded as it suits you
  • Any number of Kanban cards in different colors
  • Kanban cards can contain texts, pictures, checklists, hyperlinks and even file attachments

  So why not give it a go! You might find that the Trello Kanban method is the right method for you to finally get your masterpiece finished or stop feeling overwhelmed with your blog.

Trello has adopted the principles of improved workflow and increased productivity and created the Kanban board. The modern ToDo list. Improve your efficiency with this tried and tested method.
Steps on how to discover and manifest your dream life goals. Unleash your passion as a writer onto the world by making your dreams a reality

A gentle introduction to identifying and manifesting your dreams and goals

Are you fortunate enough to wake up every morning with the reassuring thought that the day ahead of you will be filled with doing something you love? Or do wake with a sense of trepidation at what lies ahead of you? Perhaps, you go to bed feeling fulfilled and satisfied that you spent the day doing something that was meaningful to you. Were you able to use your skills and talents and passion? Or did you spend the day fulfilling someone else’s dreams so you slunk into bed depressed and demoralised? If it’s the latter, let me walk you through some simple steps to help manifest your dreams and goals and why it is so important you do this.

Discover how to manifest your dreams and goals by identifying what you truly want and aligning yourself with your true self

Not living and striving for your dreams and goals may be affecting your health

Too may of us are spending our days not enjoying what we do. Many surveys say it is as a high as 90% of the population. Spending our days in such a negative and demoralising way must surely have an impact on our health and wellbeing. Because if you fell disengaged and unenthused about what you do, you will experience lower levels of happiness and more stress than those lucky few who are engaged in what they do. Are they “lucky”? Or did they achieve this happiness and wellbeing by design? Find out.

What you truly want forms your dreams and goals

Step 1. Identify your dreams and goals: For those of you who have watched my ABC of your Writing Dreams on facebook you’ll know that I go on and on about discovering what you truly want. After all it goes without saying that if you don’t know what you truly want, you can’t go after it, which means you can’t achieve it, then by default you’ll be unhappy. By the same token if you chase the false dreams or imposed dreams, you’ll also be unhappy. Find out what you truly want.

Step 2. Identify your skills. If what you truly want can somehow overlap with what you are good at, your skills and talents as a writer or blogger for instance, then you are on the express train to happiness, wellbeing and a healthy mind and body.

Step 3. Ask yourself these 2 questions. When manifesting your goals, there are two questions that you should explore to help you discover what you truly want. If you answer “yes” to both these questions, you have found your dream job and dream life:

  1. Does it make you feel alive when you do it or write about it?
  2. Do you lose all track of time when you are engaged in “it”?

The “it” is your passion, align “it” with your writing skills, make this your main activity/source of income and you have a dream life.

Other ways to reveal your dreams and goals

  1. Speaking of dreams, our subconscious can help us tap into our innermost desires. Try to remember your dreams. What is the “inner” you trying to tell the awake you? Our dreams provide insights into our personal desires and passions, which can point the way to an underlying purpose. Analyse your dreams and uncover your passions.
  2. Another avenue worth exploring is free-flow journaling where you just write without stopping for 5 to 10 minutes. See what comes out. You may surprise yourself! Your dreams may reveal themselves to you!

What to do when your perfect dream life is not instantly possible

To avoid disappointment, we need to be realistic. It would be nice if your source of income was your passion, but this may not always be possible. It does not mean that it is not something you could work towards. There is no reason to shut your passion out of your life just because it doesn’t make money. That is like extinguishing your inner light. Then what is the purpose of life?

You can try to incorporate your passions into the life and job you do have. So for example, if you work in industry but your passion is saving the environment, you could start a free online blog about recycling based on the experiences you have in your sector at work? It may even get noticed and supported by your boss!

Life is too short

As youngsters we think we will live forever, we have boundless energy and the day we start our dream life is always tomorrow. But now that you are stopping to think about your life, don’t waste anymore time. It is disheartening enough to see young people wasting their time and talents, you don’t need to let yours go to waste too. The light that shines within you is critical a happy life and a happy world. We should have a life filled with vitality and freedom. When your life and work decisions are based on your passions, you feel a sense of true identity, alignment, energy, flow and vitality.

So ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What are my skills?
  2. What is my passion?
  3. Where do these intersect?

You may not think you are worth listening to, but the rest of us are waiting with baited breath. For anything borne of passion and kindled with the energy of freedom is 100% worth reading.

To manifest your dreams and goals, first ask yourself: What do you truly want? Let me know if you are living your dream life. You could inspire others. Join me on facebook for more helpful videos to guide you through this process: https://www.facebook.com/thechilledoutwriter

inspirational self help book for women in their 30s and 40s who want to take charge of their lives again

OWN IT – HATE IT – BEAT IT

An inspirational self help book for women in their 30s and 40s: "How to Give up Drinking and Be Part of the World Again"

READ THIS if you are a 30-40-something woman dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking now. Because you might think you’re a party animal when you’re drinking or that those few innocent glasses of wine at night do you good, whereas in fact the “drink devil” inside you is running your life, not you. Take control of your life again.

Are you a party animal or simply slave to your drink devil - learn how to remove the crutch of alcohol form your life
Party animal with a devil inside

That next drink represents a great big FULL STOP on the rest of your day, evening, life and dreams. In 3 steps you can stop being dependent on drink as a crutch and reclaim your body, mind and LIFE!

Take steps to stop drinking

This powerful guide will take you through the steps to give up drinking for good if it is wrecking your life or to quit drinking alcohol as a form of escape. Drinking should be something you enjoy every now and then, not a demon that dictates your life.

The first step to giving up drinking is to admit your dependency on alcohol

STEP 1.

The first step to giving up drinking is to admit your dependency on alcohol

The  second step to giving up drinking is to demonize your habit.

STEP 2.

The second step to giving up drinking is to demonize your habit. List why you hate it. What it is stopping you from doing and achieving. All the negative stuff.

The final step in giving up drinking is to beat the habit - retrain your brain!

STEP 3.

The final step is actually pretty easy if you’ve done Step 2 properly and thoroughly. To beat the habit you will retrain your brain to loathe drinking so much you will not even want to tough a drop.

With the help of this guide, you will restore yourself- esteem, which is far more powerful. This guide helps you understand why you are dependent on alcohol, what it is doing to you and how to stop drinking every day. Through the proven OWN IT – HATE IT BEAT IT method, you can re-educate yourself to want something better, something more from your life than just a bad head, de-energised body and self-loathing.

How to Give up Drinking and Be Part of the World Again - inspirational self- help book for women in their 30s and 40s

Benefits of not drinking

Removing alcohol from your system is an essential part of detoxing and healthy living. Here are some of the less commonly quoted reasons why you should NOT drink heavily and regularly:

  • less control over your body and actions
  • don’t be a sheep and just do what everyone else does
  • alcohol is really expensive
  • it’s pointless if you can’t remember the good time you had
  • you’d rather enjoy the other 90% of your day than just 10%
  • you lose your path

Help yourself to fulfill your aspirations and put your fickle ego out to dry. Become the bright shining version of yourself you want to be and are.

WAKE UP EVERY DAY WITH A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND PURPOSE INSTEAD OF A HANGOVER!

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Make sure you are living your miracle morning and not that of someone else

Today I woke up and literally smelled the roses. In short, I had a revelation – not quite an epiphany. Actually, it was more of a niggling thought that had long lain dormant and ignored at the pit of my subconscious mind. What was this fantastic revelation that made today my miracle morning?

I realized I had arrived!

I had been so wrapped up in trying to be like the famous successful people, trying to follow their “miracle morning” routines that I had lost sight of what I had accomplished in my life. Until I stopped.

How did this revelation manifest itself? In a moment of self-quizzing. Why was it that I couldn’t get up at 5am and go for a run!!?? Didn’t that mean I’d never be truly successful if I didn’t….? Hang on. Hold up. Stop everything. That’s insane. It was in that moment I realized I was doing exactly what I wanted to do in my life. But I was doing it MY WAY. For instance, there is no need for me to even get up early! I’m my own boss! I don’t need to freeze my **** off in the cold rain on a morning jog. Most importantly, it dawned on me (no pun intended) I already have everything I want in life. Everything and anything from here on in is going to be a bonus.

Rushing around so much trying to be the best without realising you actually are the best! Don't wake up and smell the coffee, wake up and smell the roses!

To put it simply, this “revelation” brought me back to my roots and it made me feel stronger than ever. I did not need to follow the morning routines of others (no disrespect to the real Miracle Morning author). I needed to do what came naturally to me. And I was (am). What’s more, it was (is) working.

I realized I had arrived!

Definition of my success?

  • Loving and healthy children and a loving family
  • Blessed with close friends that are a part of my soul
  • I run my own business, work my own hours – from home!
  • My personal fitness – better than when I was 20
  • Published 14 books that I am proud of!
  • Fab website for writers that helps them realize their potential and dreams whilst boosting their wellbeing!!

The list goes on, but you get the idea. Perhaps most important of all, is the fact I am doing it all MY WAY. Following our natural choices is key to our liberation, sense of accomplishment and ultimate success. I no longer want or need to fit into the molds made and propagated by others.

Doing it your way

Do it your way!

I don’t believe for one moment that the genius behind the hedonistic hero Oscar Wilde was based on a 30-minute jog and 20 minutes of chanting in the morning. Nor do I believe that the free spirit of Virginia Woolf was the result of ritualistic self-affirmations and a nurturing balance routine. I am not mocking either side of this coin. To the contrary, I am merely pointing out that we do not all need to follow the same path to end up at a destination of personal accomplishment and sense of achievement.

Same cake, same ingredients, different methods

Firstly, the cake represents success (however you choose to define it). Secondly, the ingredients represent the steps you take to getting to your success. Finally, the way in which you choose to mix your ingredients and bake your cake is what sets us apart.

Create your own miracle morning routine and love it!

Main ingredients (same principle, different names)

  • Time to think or rather, not think – clear mind – meditation
  • Planning – defining your goals/day – visualization
  • Exercising – stretching – movement
  • Yoga – grounding/being in nature – journaling
  • You – your mantra/beliefs – self-affirmations
  • Special ingredient shared by all: repeat regularly

Have your own miracle morning

My personal morning starts how I want it to: listening to an inspiring talk on motivation, meditation, meaning of life, etc., whilst imbibing a cup of coffee, stroking my beautiful cat, gazing at the trees in my garden (you could equate this to meditating, but it’s not forced). My mind is either blank or I come up with some of my best ideas (like this post!).

Maybe you start your day with a refreshing and energizing walk with your beautiful dog. This is a natural way to reflect, exercise and be grounded by nature. Or perhaps you start your mornings early mucking out the horses and going for a ride. This is also a time to sort your thoughts and be in the fresh air and exercise.

These different “miracle mornings” represent the same key ingredients used by successful people, but their ingredients for success are “baked”, “mixed” and implemented in ways that are more suitable to that particular individual. All these examples include nature, contemplation and animals. They all offer the opportunity for reflection, movement and  grounding. plus, animals are a great way to slow down and connect with life around you.

Your miracle “day” checklist

Instead of cramming all these activities in the morning, you may find you already do them throughout your day. If so you can leap for joy – you’ve just gained whole hour in the morning that you would otherwise dedicate to writing, reading, omming and arring! Let’s make a new miracle day checklist just out of curiosity. At the end of your day, have you:

  • learned / experienced something new
  • practiced mindfulness or reflected on the wonder of the world, e.g. on walks
  • exercised, e.g at the gym, a yoga class, movement of some kind
  • read a great book maybe when you go to bed or when you get a few moments
  • spent some time thinking what you want out of life
  • drank enough water/fluids
  • not indulged in binge eating or wasting time in front of TV!!
  • felt thankful for what you have

If you are doing these things but not necessarily all at the crack of dawn, then you have the ingredients for success in your day. Furthermore, if you do them regularly you’ll reap the fullest benefits for success in your life. Trying to contort the start of your day to fit in a routine that does not feel natural to you is a recipe for depression and self-blame. Let’s not go down there. We want a happy start to our day!

By the way, there is nothing wrong with following what is now considered to be the perfect morning routine. For instance, some people go to the gym at 6 am after sorting out the house stuff and before a busy day at work, and that suits them. Each to their own.

At the end of the day

The most important thing is if at the end of the day you feel satisfied with yourself and your life. On my miracle morning, I realized that I had absolutely everything I wanted. My easy freelancing life as a writer is flexible, giving me the freedom to spend every day with my family or go out to see friends when I want to. For the past 15 years, it has also provided me with ample income to support my family and provide a comfortable home in a beautiful town. The golden dollar I was chasing was the dream society had imposed on me and I in turn had imposed on myself. Hard to shirk off 40 years of brainwashing. But really if there was just me and my family on the planet, I could not care less if I actually owned a private jet or a Swiss ski chalet!

At the end of the day return to yourself. You are your strongest power. The strongest power is within you. Not someone else’s miracle morning. Chase your dream, not the fake golden dollar. It is far more rewarding, you’ll produce better work and success will be natural not forced.

Quick success check: Remove everyone from the planet. Leave just you and your loved ones. And ask yourself: Am I happy with what I have? If not, why? What is missing? Define that and go after it.

Be true to yourself.

Don’t lose yourself in this latest rush of becoming spiritual, screaming “I AM GREAT” to your reflection in the mirror and journaling just for the sake of it. Do it if you believe in it.

Although Shakespeare may have said that we are all actors upon a stage, you do not need to strut your stuff to someone else’s beat. Write your own beat to strut along to. Find your roots again. Think what your mantra might be without having to label it as a mantra, and live by it.

Don't try to fit into someone else's mold. You'll contort and distort yourself. Wear your own size. Sing to your own tune. You'll be happier and more successful this way.
A tight fit will distort you. It’s uncomfortable.
Wear your own size. Feel comfortable.

There is a great French idiomatic saying:

Je suis bien dans mon peau (I am content with myself)

Literally it translates as “I feel good/at ease in my skin”.  Another way of looking at it is: don’t squeeze into a size 6 if you’re a size 12 – and vice-versa. Work out YOUR own miracle morning. Strut to your own beat. There is no disgrace in that. If you are not an early riser, make the most of the wee hours of the morning as you burn your candle in the moonlight like Charles Dickens.

We are writers. We are artists. You cannot clone us or clip our wings to fit us into regimental molds and organized time planners. Creativity is an untameable beast. You just need to know when it is you time to jump on its back and ride that baby – your way!

To sum up: Ask yourself, are you so busy rushing around making sure that you hit those targets, doing someone else’s routine, trying to be like that successful person? So much so that you haven’t even stopped to realize you may have already arrived?

Take a moment. What would your ideal morning or start to the day be like? Are you doing that? Because if you are, it means you’re living life your way. Welcome to the non-famous club of writers/freelancers/entrepreneurs who have arrived.

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If you’re a freelance creative like a writer, blogger, solopreneur, solancer, mompreneur, whatever it is you choose to call yourself these days, and you are often desk-bound for hours and days, I’m pretty certain like me, you tend to neglect your own personal needs from time to time. Let me help you make that bad habit a thing of the past and help you to restore calm and balance in your life with your very own DELUXE self-care kit.

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So you have “your healing space” – check – and you have “your healing time” – check. Next, do you have the right attitude? Yes you obviously have the right open mindset to welcome in healing, because you are reading this article. And finally some support. For instance, in the form of assisted meditation. A step-by-step guide on how to balance your energy levels and self-heal? Don’t have this. Buy your deluxe self-care kit and you’ll have this in seconds. Done. Now you’re ready. Now you have have what it takes to create your own mindful oasis where invite replenishment and revitalisation back into your life.

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Go ahead and nurture your neglected SELF through the revitalising yoga flow sequence or enjoy the calmness of the restorative energy balancing meditation.

The practice of self-care can be life-changing on so many levels

This DELUXE Package WORTH $114.98 is just $24.99 to you because you need it. I designed it because I wish somebody had sent one to me when I was feeling in need of some confidence and refocus in my life. Self-care in the form of energy rebalancing, meditation and yoga helped change my life for the better. Acknowledge the demands your work makes of you and how it affects your physical and mental health. Taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing is vital to warding off stress and exhaustion, as both these factors can have a detrimental impact on both your personal life and professional performance.

Make some me time and open up and explore what’s your virtual restorative retreat box of freebies. You’ll find a few things to get you started on your journey of self-healing and empowerment.

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What’s in your self-care kit?

This self-care package is designed to put you back centre-stage in your life. To remember to look after yourself first. By doing this you are better able to help and serve others. The benefits you reap in terms of improved mental and physical wellbeing will also be reflected in the quality of your work, your sense of determination and your renewed focus on things and people  that matter in your life.

In your Deluxe Package WORTH $114.98 but just $24.99 to you includes:

  • guided energy meditation + self-healing meditation, plus  step-by-step illustrated guide
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  • 4-hour crystal audio guide with techniques for past life healing, how to choose your crystal, the properties of crystals and more
  • 7-minute morning sun salutation sequence audio with 2 additional step-by-step audios for beginners 
  • 20-minute detox flow
  • Clean Diet ebook with weekly meal planner + recipes
  • 6 inspirational, uplifting + motivational personal development guides: How to Be Happy | How to Give Up Drinking | How to Look Young | How to Save Money | How to Stop Smoking | How to Get Fit
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Yoga Sun Salutation x3 + Twist Detox Flow – Audio
Beneficial and revitalising yoga audio flows to detox and energise

A 7-minute yoga sequence to start your day off right. Split into 3 6/7 minute audios with step-by-step instructions for beginners. This specially choreographed sequence gets your mind focused on your intent, builds flexibility and strength while unwinding and unifying the body and mind. And everyone has 7 minutes to start their day with meaningful purpose.

Guided Energy Balancing + Self-Healing Audios, plus illustrated Guide
The healign powers of Tendai buddhism and Taoist beliefs for self-healing and energy rebalancing - 2 guided meditations

An introduction to energy balancing and enhancing techniques. Based on the principles of Tendai Buddhism and Taoism, this 12-minute daily exercise will melt away stress and negative tension, while strengthening the positive energetic integrity of your entire being. This gives you, above all, more focus, a greater sense of calm and ultimately more motivation. Step-by-step PDF guide and assisted audio meditation.

Crystal Healing Techniques 4-hour Audio and PDF Guide
Restorative and nourishing healing techniques using crystals. 4-hour audio

As we strive to realise our ambitions, it is first of all essential for us to be aligned with our true self. Often we don’t even realise we are carrying someone else’s karmic baggage or beliefs. Before we can enjoy life to its fullest we need to free ourselves from these ties and negative chords. This 20-minute audio helps you make that break and the PDF guide provides you with 10 powerful healing and balancing grids to restore your sense of purpose and wellbeing.

Clean Diet eBook for Busy Freelance Creatives

Clean Diet ebook for writers to help you manifest success

Improved nutrition increases your brain function, keeps you on task and helps you realise your full potential as a writer.  Hence why I’m helping you to safely and gently change to become a more mindful eater. This Clean Diet booklet is an easy introduction to cleaning up your diet, an inspirational source of education and ideas on how to begin to incorporate more nutritious health building foods into your weekly menu.

How to be Happy AudioBook

Uplifting personal development guide: How to Be Happy

Time to blow away those blues, so put your feet up and get ready to smile. Not only are you feeling happy to have received this FREE Self-care Taster Package this little gem of a book will also put a skip in your step.It is filled with lovely ways to remember just how wonderful life is.

How to Look Young + be More Grateful, Grounded + Gorgeous – Audiobook
How to look young and be more grateful, grounded and gorgeous - personal development guide to help you feel great on the inside and outside.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, there is a secret formula to looking more youthful – PLUS you get the added benefits of feeling

  •  thankful 
  • great 
  • on top of the world
  •  invincible 
  • downright gorgeous

How? Because you are aligned with your true self and nourishing your body. Discover the magic formula for yourself. So fill up your tub with healing salts and suds and soak away your blues as you listening to this fabulous little pick-me-up.

How to Give Up Drinking and Be a Part of the World Again –  Audiobook
Audio guide on how to stop drinking

Dependent on a little drinky-poo to get you through the day? Dependency on drink can lead to alcoholism. It can also strip you of your energy, health and money.
Want to get refocused and back on track in life? Feeling the pressures of life, family and work getting on top of you – too scared to get rid of drink as your crutch? You’ve come to the right place. With a simple 1-2-3 formula, this guide sets you back on your right path WITHOUT the devil of drink on your back. OWN IT – HATE IT – BEAT IT.

How to Stop Smoking and Start Living – Audiobook
audio guide on quitting smoking: How to stop smoking and start living

Looking to break a bad habit? There is so much help out there now (e-cigarettes/vapes, patches, gum, etc.) and smoking itself has been demonized as a habit all you really need is the right mindset. You can either go to a hypnotherapist and pay $150 or listen to this audiobook for free. It reminds you about all the other great stuff there is to do in life without he ball and chain  of smoking around your neck. Get reading. Get living!

How to Save Money – The Concise Guide to Saving £1,000 – Audiobook
concise guide on how to save money audio

Why is a book on saving money part of your “personal growth’ journey? Quite simply: financial worry is a HUGE part of people’s stress. If you can alleviate some of this stress through simple saving techniques, you will feel more relaxed and better able to pursue your goals and remain optimistic.

 How to Get Fit with Reiki and Music – Audiobook
The ultimate motivation guide: How to Get Fit with Reiki and Music

The ultimate motivation guide. In fact the only motivation guide you’ll ever need. It contain 2 keys to the success of getting motivated and staying motivated. Based on the ancient practice of Taoism and Tendai Buddhism, this method will teach you how to build on your reserve of energy, tap into limitless energy and focus solely on the important things in life. You will learn how to be calm, level-headed, rested and confident. Not to mention physically fitter and spiritually happier!

BONUS    Guided Meditation to Attract Abundance

BONUS: A powerfully effective meditation audio I would like to share its power with you now.

All of this personal development, self-healing and self-discovery is an important premise for improving your emotional IQ, and this goes hand-in-hand with the Manifest your success a writer course. Therefore, if you can use the next few weeks to get rid of all the frazzle and chaos in your mind and life, it is the best start you can give yourself as you begin to identify your true ideals and ambitions. This in turn forms the foundations for building the realization of your goals and ambitions.

In conclusion, the Self-Care Kit I have prepared for you creates a space where you can inspire, nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul. Feeling calm and at peace with yourself not only improves your overall well-being, it boosts your confidence in your ability to accomplish your goals. As a result, self-care has an important driving quality to manifesting your goals and helping you achieve success.

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Free self-care kit for desk-bound professionals. Helping you to destress, find calm and focus.
As a creative person you need to refill your well - use this free self care kit. Beat the stress at work + in life, start looking after yourself!

If you’re a freelance creative like a writer, blogger, solopreneur, solancer, mompreneur, whatever it is you choose to call yourself these days, and you are often desk-bound for hours and days, I’m pretty certain like me, you tend to neglect your own personal needs from time to time. Let me help you make that bad habit a thing of the past and help you to restore calm and balance in your life with your very own FREE self-care kit.

How the the practice of self-care, not just in terms of physical and mental wellbeing, but also a channel to realising your ambitions

Welcome to your retreat

You don’t have to pay oodles of money and fly off to a tropical country to reap the benefits of a mindful, relaxing and replenishing retreat. Open up your own sanctuary right in your own home. dedicate an area as your “healing space”. In your room, living room, garden wherever, on the beach  I don’t care so long as it’s yours and you’re undisturbed there. Next dedicate some part of the day as your “healing time”. First thing in the morning or last thing at night when it is quiet, when everyone else is asleep, or maybe when you’re in the bath. Just 10 minutes or longer if you can. Try to check into your healing space once a day.

Daily Self-Care Rituals are proven to make you more successful

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So you have “your healing space” -check – and you have “your healing time” – check. Next, do you have the right attitude? Yes you obviously have the right open mindset to welcome in healing, because you are reading this article. And finally some support. For instance, in the form of assisted meditation. A step-by-step guide on how to balance your energy levels and self-heal? Don’t have this. Claim your free self-care kit (click here) and you’ll have this in seconds. Done. Now you’re ready. Now you have have what it takes to create your own mindful oasis where invite replenishment and revitalisation back into your life. For even more support and guidance, you can opt for the DELUXE Self Care Package, valued at $114.98 but just $24.99 for my customers: Check it out HERE.

Your Self-Care Kit

In conclusion, the Self-Care Kit I have prepared for you creates a space where you can inspire, nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul. Feeling calm and at peace with yourself not only improves your overall wellbeing, it boosts your confidence in your ability to accomplish your goals. As a result, self-care has an important driving quality to manifesting your goals and helping you achieve success.

A self-care and mindful retreat for writers, to help in the practice of meditation and self-nurturing techniques

This FREE gift represents an opportunity for you to align your body and mind using various meditative, yoga and self-healing techniques. In addition to this, some well-earned time-out gives you the chance to benefit from an incredible healing experience.

Go ahead and nurture your neglected SELF through the revitalising yoga flow sequence or enjoy the calmness of the restorative energy balancing meditation.

The practice of self-care can be life-changing on so many levels

This Taster Package WORTH $38.91 is FREE to you because you need it. I designed it because I wish somebody had sent one to me when I was feeling isolated and insecure, no longer fully believing in my decisions and abilities. Self-care in the form of energy rebalancing, meditation and yoga helped change my life for the better. Acknowledge the demands your work makes of you and how it affects your physical and mental health. Taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing is vital to warding off stress and exhaustion, as both these factors can have a detrimental impact on both your personal life and professional performance.

Infuse your life with even more happiness and success with a FREE Self Care Kit

Make some me time and open up and explore what’s your virtual restorative retreat box of freebies. You’ll find a few things to get you started on your journey of self-healing and empowerment.

Yeah yeah I’ve herd it all before I hear you say. If that’s the case have you actually TRIED it all before? Now you have the chance to try it all for FREE.

Free self-care kit for desk-bound professionals. Helping you to destress, find calm and focus.

What’s in your self-care kit?

This is a taster self-care package.  It is designed to put you back centre-stage in your life. To remember to look after yourself first. By doing this you are better able to help and serve others. The benefits you reap in terms of improved mental and physical wellbeing will also be reflected in the quality of your work, your sense of determination and your renewed focus on things and people  that matter in your life.

In your Taster Package WORTH $38.91 but FREE to you includes:

  • step-by-step guide to energy meditation with illustrations $2.99 FREE
  • assisted energy meditation audio $3.99 FREE
  • concise PDF guide to crystal healing and balancing $3.99 FREE
  • crystal audio guide with techniques, grids, layouts for past life healing, parental release, and more  $3.99 FREE
  • 7-minute morning sun salutation sequence audio for beginners $3.99 FREE
  • 20-minute detox flow $3.99 FREE
  • Clean Diet ebook with weekly meal planner $5.99 FREE
  • audiobook of the uplifting personal development guide: How to Be Happy $6.99 FREE
  • audiobook of the inspirational personal development guide: How to Look Young and be more grateful, grounded and gorgeous $6.99 FREE

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Yoga Sun Salutation Sequence and Twist Detox Flow

A 7-minute yoga sequence to start your day off right.

A 7-minute yoga sequence to start your day off right. This specially choreographed sequence gets your mind focused on your intent, builds flexibility and strength while unwinding and unifying the body and mind. And everyone has 7 minutes to start their day with meaningful purpose.

Energy Balancing Audio and PDF Guide

An introduction to energy balancing and enhancing techniques.

An introduction to energy balancing and enhancing techniques. Based on the principles of Tendai Buddhism and Taoism, this 12-minute daily exercise will melt away stress and negative tension, while strengthening the positive energetic integrity of your entire being. This gives you, above all, more focus, a greater sense of calm and ultimately more motivation. Step-by-step PDF guide and assisted audio meditation.

Crystal Healing Techniques Audio and PDF Guide

Crystal healing techniques for past healing, parental and karmic release and much more

As we strive to realise our ambitions, it is first of all essential for us to be aligned with our true self. Often we don’t even realise we are carrying someone else’s karmic baggage or beliefs. Before we can enjoy life to its fullest we need to free ourselves from these ties and negative chords. This 20-minute audio helps you make that break and the PDF guide provides you with 10 powerful healing and balancing grids to restore your sense of purpose and wellbeing.

Clean Diet eBook for Busy Freelance Creatives

Clean Diet ebook for writers to help you manifest success

Improved nutrition increases your brain function, keeps you on task and helps you realise your full potential as a writer.  Hence why I’m helping you to safely and gently change to become a more mindful eater. This Clean Diet booklet is an easy introduction to cleaning up your diet, an inspirational source of education and ideas on how to begin to incorporate more nutritious health building foods into your weekly menu.

How to be Happy AudioBook

Uplifting personal development guide: How to Be Happy

Time to blow away those blues, so put your feet up and get ready to smile. Not only are you feeling happy to have received this FREE Self-care Taster Package this little gem of a book will also put a skip in your step.It is filled with lovely ways to remember just how wonderful life is.

How to Look Young and be More Grateful, Grounded and Gorgeous – Audiobook

How to look young and be more grateful, grounded and gorgeous - personal development guide to help you feel great on the inside and outside.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, there is a secret formula to looking more youthful – PLUS you get the added benefits of feeling

  •  thankful 
  • great 
  • on top of the world
  •  invincible 
  • downright gorgeous

How? Because you are aligned with your true self and nourishing your body. Discover the magic formula for yourself. So fill up your tub with healing salts and suds and soak away your blues as you listening to this fabulous little pick-me-up.

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Moreover, self-healing and self-discovery is an important premise for the emotional IQ course I am releasing next year which goes hand-in-hand with the Manifest your success a writer course. Therefore, if you can use the next few weeks to get rid of all the frazzle and chaos in your mind and life, it is the best start you can give yourself as you begin to identify your true ideals and ambitions. This in turn forms the foundations for building the realisation of your goals and ambitions. For an even more powerful and nourishing self-care routine, try the DELUXE version:

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For now though, just sit back and relax. Take yourself on a mini-retreat. A little me time holiday. After a few weeks when you come back, you may not have a tan or gained a few pound instead, take a look at your mental health and emotional state of well-being. By listening to the assisted energy meditation and practicing self-care every day with the help of these inspirational and powerful audios, you will feel more confident, better able to pursue your goals and much, much calmer. Go ahead. Enter your personal wellness oasis. Treat yourself to a FREE self-care package designed especially with you in mind.

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