Studious in September ~ #amwriting #studying #creativitycoaching

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“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald

September Writing

It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over and autumn, my favourite season, is almost upon us!  I see cool evenings, warm blankets, pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I’m a pumpkin person…don’t judge😉 ) and lots of reading in my future.  Many of my projects are falling into place, I’m looking forward to some busy months ahead working hard, pursuing my passions and making my dreams a reality.  This month writing, studying, coaching, volunteering and reviewing will be keeping me very busy as well as my usual blog posts.

Stuck in a #creative slump? Check out my recently launched creativity coaching programs at IgniteYourCreativity.net~ “Ignite Your Core Creativity” & “Art As Therapy” both of which are designed to help you embrace your passion, put your dreams into action, and ignite your creativity!

Over at Professor Owl’s Book Corner, we recently published our Back-to-School Newsletter. This month features some great book recommendations, literacy tutoring and creative writing inspiration for our young writers. 

On August 25th, we celebrated our sixth month of the “We Are The World Blogfest” #WATWB  We are getting a fantastic response and a huge thank you to everyone who participated.  My post was about the inspiring artist, writer, model and  UN ambassador, Muniba Mazari. Read my post The Art Of Converting Adversities Into Opportunities #WATWB”  here. Next post is September 29th, 2017!

Wondering what #WATWB is all about? The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their positive stories led by five co-hosts. If you are interested in learning more about this or to join us please click here for details. 

Wishing everyone a successful September…wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you are making your fondest dreams a reality!

Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

#amwriting #researching #urbanfantasy #CelticMythology #mystery #historicalfiction #learning #studying #archaeology #forensicanthropology #manuscriptstudies #palaeography  #codicology #history #arttherapy #coaching #WATWB #bookreviews #art #volunteering #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling

My Spotify Playlist ~#AmWriting #UrbanFantasy ~ Moon of Morrigan Trilogy

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More in May! #amwriting #studying

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“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Looking forward to what May brings! The busier I am the better I like it and in May it looks like I will be busy.  In May I will be continuing my studies, working on a few ongoing projects and as usual, I will be busy with copywriting, book reviews, writing my novel and volunteering.   On May 15th I will be launching a new program at  IgniteYourCreativity.net This month I am offering “Ignite Your Core Creativity” and stay tuned in July for the launch of  “Art as Therapy”. Both programs are designed to help you embrace your passion, heal, and ignite your creativity. 


We also had a second successful month for our  “We Are The World Blogfest” #WATWB on April 28th and our numbers are growing. A huge thank you to all who have participated. The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts. If you are interested in learning more about this or to join us please click here for details. Next post is May 26th, 2017!

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”~Andrew Carnegie

Wishing everyone a wonderful May…wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re working hard to make your fondest dreams your reality! 

Live, laugh & love! ❤

#WATWB #amwriting #researching #mystery #historicalfiction #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #forensicanthropology #manuscriptstudies #history #arttherapy #coaching  #reiki #art #volunteering  #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling

My Spotify Playlist ~WIP Catacombs #HistoricalFiction #Mystery

 

2017 Moving Forward…

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“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” ~Gilda Radner

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It’s the start of a new year and I’m moving forward with lessons learned and more determination than ever.   Working on new projects that I have been laying the groundwork for the past year and still in the throws of juggling two course loads; coaching (business) and history/archaeology/palaeography (academic). I will also still be writing copy, book reviews, volunteering and trying to work on my manuscripts…oh and stay sane…oops! Well that ship sailed a long time ago! 😝

Here’s to hoping 2017 turns out to be a stellar year of new beginnings for everyone!

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re making each and every moment matter!  🙂

Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” ~Ralph Blum

#amwriting #researching #historicalfiction #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #coaching #art #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~WIP Catacombs #HistoricalFiction #UrbanFantasy

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

A Blissfully Busy November!

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“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”~Ray Bradbury

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November is shaping up to be blissfully busy! For the past few months I have been following two paths of studies, my usual archaeology/history courses and most recently I’ve been busy taking coaching CPD credits.

This November as well as my courses and usual to do list,  I’m also looking forward to tackling NaNoWriMo. To sum it up,  in between writing essays, author interviews and articles I will be trying to write the first draft of a  50,000 word (min.)novel by the 30th.I’m getting the funny feeling that Starbucks will be my best friend! 😉

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true–hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”~ Ray Bradbury

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re living with passion and purpose ! 🙂
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”~Stephen King

#amwriting #researching #mythology #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #coaching #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~ #AmWriting #UrbanFantasy ~ Uisce

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October and New Beginnings…

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“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” ~ Rumi

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September saw the start of some new paths and projects for me. For years I had dreamed of following a certain professional path only to be met with roadblocks out of my control, total frustration and then acceptance that perhaps things just weren’t meant to be. It’s odd how just when you least expect it, an opportunity presents itself that opens doors you once thought were closed to you. Over the next few months I will be working hard to make sure that door stays open…stay tuned for more news.

“It might take a year it might take a day but what’s meant to be will always find its way.” ~Unknown

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams a reality!  🙂
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi

#amwriting #researching #mythology #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~ #AmWriting #UrbanFantasy ~ Uisce

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Interview with Author Mari L. McCarthy of @CreateWriteNow via BelindaWitzenhausen.com

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I am thrilled to  interview Mari L. McCarthy, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of CreateWriteNow and discuss her new book Journaling Power! Welcome Mari!  Please tell us a bit about you…

Source: Interview with Author Mari L. McCarthy of @CreateWriteNow