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Unplanned time out

It has been a while since I’ve written a blog post on my latest series that covers the locations Evan and his intrepid companions travel through in The Labyrinthine Journey. I promise, I will get back to the series in due course. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryun…

Ch… ch… changes

I want to apologise to my wonderful and loyal readers for my absence. It wasn’t by choice, rather circumstances have intervened and as a result, I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like. I will continue the series on the Minoans, as they are fascinating and are the premise for the trilogy I am…

50 Shades of Jealousy

I had an interesting incident happen last week, one that still confounds me. Let me set the scene for you: a colleague was preparing for a big event, a wonderful and possibly one leading into a new career and I was happy for them. They sent out emails about the pending event and asked to…

Daily Musings

A friend of mine suggested first thing every morning to write down whatever comes to mind. She got this from reading The artist’s way by Julia Cameron. I haven’t as yet read this book but the idea is to put down on paper your feelings: good and bad. She found the exercise useful because she would write…

Self Revelation

I was almost going to call this post ‘Self Actualisation’ and in some ways it is however, the current title is more apt. I remember at university studying child psychology and learning about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, of which ‘self actualisation’ is at top of the five stages of need. Simply, it is realising your personal potential…

Learning something new about myself

I have just discovered something about myself that I wasn’t aware of before and it doesn’t really come as a surprise. I can’t seem to write at night. I think it comes down to one thing: my brain is tired. Even now I have to admit the flow of words is a struggle as is the…

The Measure of Success

Why is it when people think of success they equate it with money? Is it the only yardstick we should be using? And what is success really? gina rineharthealthinspirationliteratureliving in perthmental-healthpoliticsquotessuccesswriting

The virtue of patience

‘I write to discover what I think.’ Joan Didion Being patient is not one of my greatest virtues. If it was possible I would like certain things to have already happened rather than wait for it to happen. It goes hand in hand with not able to control certain elements of your life. Don’t get…

My motivation

I was thinking about what to blog when my sister suggested how I keep motivated to write. Great idea! First and foremost, I love to write and secondly, though these two points are really on par, is the ambition to be published. I have never felt so strongly or wanted something badly, the only exception is travelling.…

I believe in me

One of the most difficult thing to realise is fulfilling your dreams. Its funny, as a teacher I would often tell students to follow their hearts and do what you love. Yet here I was doing the opposite. I became a teacher because it’s what I wanted to do, but over time it became a…