Time waits for no-one. . .

. . .and why should it.

I spent this last weekend surrounded by mountains, light and energy, kindred energy of lives past and lives to come, Angels and Spirit guides filled the space and meditation came easy in the safety of such wonderful souls. I found my focus and my balance once again, I strengthened my Aura and my Energy, I walked away knowing I am happy to BE.

It also gave me a chance to reflect and chat about my theories and my belief, or it may be more suitable to call it “sharing my opinion” with others, which-ever way you go with it is safe to say I had a wonderful time both sharing and listening in a phone free environment, it was quite refreshing. One of the topics that came up was time, how we were in the back half of October already, where did Summer go, in fact, where did the last few years go.  Well, it is my theory that as we get older we stop waiting for things to happen, it almost seems like when we hit the magic number of 50, things speed up dramatically. We no longer wait for dates, or occasions, we don’t wait for results or deadlines, we just seem to be happy being who we are and where we are in time, and time passes quicker.

Having said this, I found myself incapable of waiting for funding, although I am still seeking it, I will manifest what I need to get my little books out for December, one way or another, the Universe told me I should, so I will. This means I will self-publish once again, if an agent should happen by at the right time I will entertain the idea of going traditional, but I believe because one has not yet crossed my path (and believe me I have searched) that my little books are meant to stay organic and real, and just a heads up, you are going to love Series Two, Rachel has been incredible at polishing my word hugs, and I know Fiona is going to shine as well with design, I made a promise I wouldn’t let my readers down with this series and I haven’t, each Volume still brings a smile to my heart, and I wrote them.

Stay tuned…

Believe in you, and others will too

Believe in your strength and what you can do.

Contact us, we WILL show you a new reason to smile.

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There are two places to get recognition. . .

. . .from the mirror and from your peers.

“Writers write” said Carrie Mumford during a conversation we were having at a local coffee shop, and those two words have been forefront in my thoughts ever since. I have never given myself the recognition I deserved for being a writer, until recently. I spent all day Sunday, writing, finishing the chapter pages for Volume X of Series Two of BawB’s Raven Feathers. This is something I have been taking for granted for the last five years, the fact that I can sit down every morning and put together a rhyming inspirational quote of my own, never repeating one that I’ve already written, avoiding gender, race, religion and politics, just putting on a smile and creating a word hug that I can share with the world, and then having to come up with a full page, speaking on a one word topic, in the third person, again without being specific while sharing my opinion and not judging, and doing it while a tear rolls down my cheek because it’s the last chapter of the last book I will write in this series titled “Happiness”, yes, yes I am a writer, and I write.

An excerpt from that chapter:

“It is in the dawn or the dusk, it is in the stars or the clouds that dance in the sky, it is in the hand we hold or in the moments alone, it is in our hearts and our souls. Happiness is a breath, or a kiss, a hug from a friend, it is in a memory or a moment when a new smile is shared. Happiness is colors and cookies, rain and rivers, it’s a feeling we get when a touch makes us quiver… Happiness is a way of thinking.”

 

When I am not writing I am fortunate to have found a way to continue to share happiness. I was led by the Universe to the desk of a wonderful kind soul, she introduced me to Nerium, and to the people that she worked with in her business, who in turn welcomed me and shared their energy and their smiles. I chose to pursue this adventure, and went about it with both eyes open, I needed to learn about it, use it, feel it and then believe in it. Six months have passed and I believe, I look and feel fantastic, I have met and shared with some wonderful people, who are carrying the smiles forward and I have been recognized for my achievements, not just by my peers but by the company, which to me, means the world.

I have also recognized that the founder of the company Jeff Olsen, is also a writer and an Author, he wrote a book called the Slight Edge, I have read this book three times and each time I do I smile. He writes of a way of thinking that will lead people to the happiness and success they desire, is it a coincidence that I write about inspiring people to find their inner smile which in turn will lead them to happiness. I want to meet Jeff Olsen one day and shake his hand, because I feel his energy by reading his words, yes, writers write, and then they share what they write with the world, for some the best recognition they will receive are the smiles they see on the faces of those that read what they have written.

Thank you to all the people that now share their smiles with me, I appreciate the recognition.

WI:)ND

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Change happens. . .

. . . because you let it.

So many changes, so little time, and yet, time is irrelevant when it comes to making a change in your life. What I am learning is that if you wish to make a change, or perhaps if you think changing something could help move you forward, then you have to make it happen. Change is all around us, not predetermined by a better time, or perhaps next week, change is immediate, it happens the moment you let yourself believe it is happening or can happen.

I guess, if you think about it, you could look at this in a parallel fashion to the chicken/egg dilemma, which comes first; the changes or the happiness? Personally, I was happy to make some changes, by doing so it allowed me to find a different kind of balance, a different way of living, a different way of feeling, and most important to me, a different way of “seeing” things.

Call it what you will, but I would much rather find my happiness creating my own comfort level, with my own business instead of making someone else’s business better for them.

If you read this and you get it, if you need the chance to change and you are willing to believe it can happen if you let it, then this is an invitation to explore a new way of looking at things. Nerium offers a line of botanical based, age fighting/anti-wrinkle formulas, for the face, body and mind and all you have to do, is see how much they can change your life, then share that success with others.

If you want to learn more click the links below and see how fast your life can change, contact us and we can make change happen.

WI:)ND🌻

If you focus on where you want to be tomorrow. . .

. . .where you are today soon becomes where you were yesterday.

So here it is August 16th and I find myself focused on where I want to be tomorrow, I am scrambling to find funding or an investor so I can get Series two of my little books published and out to the world for a December launch, they are in the final stages of editing with Rachel Small, then off to design with Fiona Raven, then Friesens for printing, sounds easy, well it will take some serious manifesting but I am confident I will find a way (I have an open line to the Universe).

A moment passes. . .

It only takes a moment to realize there are always options to every design, and by design the opportunity I was offered to share an amazing line of anti-aging/wrinkle fighting products for Mind AND Body with Nerium international is starting to take shape as my plan “B”. If I keep with the system, keep sharing what I believe in and people keep realizing that the system (and the product) works, I won’t need an investor or funding, I will cover the costs myself.

I have mentioned recently how the little things can grow into the biggest things of your life, and I speak from experience as recently I have been seen and liked by thousands of Filipino supporters, men and women that have acknowledged I am alive by hitting a “like” button, to me, that is the most amazing thing ever. I know that each one of them has the potential to talk to a friend, who in turn will talk to a friend, which, again by design is how the system works. Some authors don’t use advertising, they use word of mouth, testimonials and lots of satisfied people, so imagine as I have. So here I am, a happy, retired, published author of award winning books filled with inspirational poetry and positive energy, reaching out to the world and inspiring all to believe in your dreams and ask yourself WHY do you want to be happy? Now ask yourself WHY NOT take a step forward?.

Thoughts are things that you make happen by wanting them to be

If you believe in having happy thoughts then think of them, you’ll see.

WI:)ND🌻

Enjoying the pebbles that line your path. . .

. . .make the milestones seem so much bigger.

I am not sure just how to begin, suffice it to say that over the last four weeks I have grown in so many ways. The blog pages I have written and sent to the Universe have been seen, read, and liked by over Ten Thousand wonderful people in the Philippines, so I can actually say, that what started as a little page has grown into something bigger.

I take the time to write these pages because I believe if I don’t write them nothing will happen, and if I do something might happen, I choose the positive, I choose to be seen by as many people as I can get, to look at what I’m doing, I choose to make an effort towards making my happiness happen, after which I choose to accept the success that follows. We all have the vision, we can all see what is in front of us, sadly, some of us choose not to look, if a door of opportunity appears we walk away, choosing to believe that nothing will happen.

I am now in the position where I can create doors, I can give people options, things they can choose for themselves. People can now choose to buy my little books and fill their lives with positive energy, they can wake up seeing a smile in the mirror and they can be happy.

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Thank you for making my little things big, thank you for helping me grow

Thank you for sharing your wonderful energy and for letting my smile show.

WI:)ND🌻

It’s the little things that make you happy. . .

. . . before the big things make you successful.

My recent blog post received 2800 likes, that means 2800 people out there took a moment or two and read what I wrote, then added one extra second to hit the like button, and I thank every single one of you for making that choice. I have never been one for numbers, or stats, or whatever else this day and age has to offer, as I come from a part of a century where if the phone on the wall rang we answered it, if we got a letter in the mail we read it and then we wrote one back (with a pen and sometimes with weeks in between) and if the doorbell rang (yes, doors and phones both rang) it usually meant a friend wanted to play. So, who reads what and when, with instant feedback and counters with time and date stamps, still doesn’t mean much to me, but, having said that, 2800 likes on a blog I wrote, sure makes a writer smile.

The blog post I speak of was written recently, to share what it is I am doing with my little books, and to share where I am in my new Nerium adventure, both are important to me because I believe in them and having this opportunity (and means) to share them with the world, in my mind, gives the world the chance to choose whether or not they wish to look at them, and what actions to take when they have.

I have had, what I would consider, to be some the best marketing advice a new self-published author could ever receive, Beth Kallman Werner http://www.authorconnections.com worked very closely with me because she believed in me, she believed I had a passion for what I was doing, and she saw in me the energy that was required to move forward with my books, or for that matter, with any project I took on. So here I am, wrapping up the final edits of Volume IX and soon moving on to the last volume in Series two, in fact the last Volume of the BawB’s Raven Feathers Series, and at this point while shedding a tear of joy (and one of sadness because this part of my journey is ending), I am thrilled at the response I have received for series one. I have received three awards from NGIBA http://www.indiebookawards.com sold out of most of my single copies of the hard cover editions, I have only 16 box sets left and my paperbacks are picking up in sales in the Chapters, Coles and Indigo locations across Canada. Thank you so very much to all of you who choose to read my words and share your smiles.

The good news is that now when people around the world ask where they can buy my little books, and I send them here;

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Where they can choose to enjoy my little books for themselves.

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Choose to see the little things and watch where you will go,

Once you find your happiness success will start to show.

WI:)ND🌻

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Listen to others that share what they know. . .

…then share what you know with others.

I just made it through a very moving and emotional weekend, no, nothing bad happened, in fact it was one of the best moving forward weekends I think I have experienced in a very long while. “How can that be”? you ask, well,

First; my editor Rachel Small and I realized the we were completing the final polishing of Volume IX, I did pretty much the last of the tweaking and completed all of the Chapter intro pages for the Volume, after which I sat back for a moment and I was struck with the sad realization that we only have one Volume left to do, after that, the series is done. All ten Volumes of BawBs Raven Feathers will be completed, my life as I have known it for the last 4 years will be over. Two trips to NYC for awards, countless amazing people I have met, back and forth editing and tweaking, proof reading, designing, marketing, distribution, sales, book launches, signings…sighhhhhh…but then I thought, what am I thinking, I have more to do, a children’s book, a coffee table book, a Biography, I’m not even close to being done, I’m a writer, and as my friend Carrie always tells me, Writers write.

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You can’t build a future. . .

. . . by just thinking about it.

You have to actually do a little bit of work, and I’m not saying back breaking labor, but some work that involves planning and research (looking into your dreams and goals) then a little bit of architecture (mapping and blueprinting the framework) then finally the use of the tools (the time spent and the effort given), just a small amount of “work” will make your future that much brighter.

Now having said this, I am finding that most of society would rather do less work to produce larger gains, less effort for more return, and in a perfect world this would be wonderful, however, we live in a world where we get back what we put in. So why then when we are offered a chance to create our own happiness which in turn will generate successes, do we turn our backs and deny ourselves the chance to live our dream?

Believe in you and what can you do

walk through the door with a new point of view.

WI:)ND

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Don’t base your dreams on what yesterday brought. . .

. . .create them with what tomorrow will bring.

I listened to a person last night, a person just like you and me,  he spoke about dream building and goals, and he spoke about believing in yourself. This really hit home for me because I have already lived one of my dreams, so I speak from experience when I say dreams can happen, but when I listen to others that are living and sharing their dreams it makes my heart happy.

My dream was to write one book, to fill it with inspiration and energy, to have the reader open it, read it, feel it and become inspired in themselves, to understand the power of a smile and to create achievable goals. I lived that dream, I wrote that book, and I went on to write 4 more. I am still creating these little books with another 5 books in the works, my dream is not yet done as I will continue to write and share my energy long after I’m gone, those that can feel the wind will share my smiles.

Now, I am meeting other people with dreams, they don’t just have dreams, they create their dreams and they are living them, everywhere I go now I am meeting these people and they are sharing their dreams, they are smiling, they are happy and all they are doing is sharing what they believe in. They are not writers they are believers, they are not sales people they are sharing people, to some of them it is not about the money or the potential earnings it is about the dreams and the Why.

It donned on me last night while I was listening to this person, that one of my dreams was to share with the universe the energy and the desire to believe in yourself, now I am feeling that everyone who has read my little books has helped me to live my dream, so it is my turn to give back to the world with an opportunity to create yours.

Every time I hear one of these people speak I think of how amazing it could be if everyone could live one dream, well, this is a chance to do just that. I have reached out to my friends, because they are my friends, I have shared with them and given them the choice, now I am sharing with the world, and giving everyone that same choice and the same opportunity exists to live your dream.

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Thoughts are Things

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How do you know if you’ve missed a beat. . .

. . .if you haven’t danced to your own drum?

 

It has been a while since I have had a look at my Blog site, the stats are showing that people still trickle by and read what I have written, but, I felt guilty for not contributing for such a long time. I have followed others as they embark on this writing adventure and I am so proud of them and their creative energy, it just seems to flow once you are in the zone. I find myself struggling of late to find that zone, I still post my morning inspiration each day, but the writing I do for my books is not coming to the surface, I feel it, I just can’t put it into words.

 

I am not worried however, my incredible Editor Rachel Small keeps nudging me while she works on the content of the remaining volumes. That, as I have mentioned before is so important, to have a flowing, comfortable and copacetic working arrangement with your editor, no pressure, just an honest understanding of what’s involved with what you are writing. One day I will wake up and there it will be, on the surface, ready to type.

 

Now this is not to say I am not busy, quite the contrary in fact as I am busier now than when I was working full time. I have moved south of the city to escape the pressures of big city living, the traffic, the drivers, the lack of motivation, my life was becoming ritualistic, patterned if you will. Okay fine, I was in a rut, plain and simple.

 

So here I am in a different, calmer, more laid back environment where I find the time to concentrate on doing what the Universe wanted me to do; help others to help themselves. Currently I am still Co-facilitating my Literacy and Parenting programs in the city for the Further Education Society, as well as Mentoring the up and coming authors at the Oilfields High School in Black Diamond AB. The wind also led me to the FCSS in Claresholm where I am now working with an amazing group of Ladies that excel in sharing their kind energy to those that need support.

 

And if that’s not enough I am now the proud Papa to a very handsome black stallion named Dracula’s Raven, (he came to me named Dracula, I added the Raven to share my spirit with him) together we are working to build a bond and to share what we both know about life. Eventually he will be under saddle, which I will call a graduation day for us both, and we will ride off into the sunset.

Until that day I will continue to write, and I am learning as I live;

With each new day you share yourself in the smile that you give.

 

WI:)ND

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