Thursday, 16 June 2016

C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y Blog Hop - Summer Dreaming

Yay another blog hop! I do enjoy these as it gives me a chance to catch up with the lives of my writerly pals. In this blog hop we share our summer dreams with you. Please have a read and enjoy. Then visit the other #Gr8Blogs listed at the end of this post for more Summer 2016 C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y inspiration.

My plans for summer are like no other summer I have had before. Huge life changes are happening in the background and will come to fruition by the end of July. So what’s been going on these last couple of months, well….


I am still very much into my new found love of energy healing and meditation. I must write up a blog post about the star magic workshop I went on by Jerry Sergeant it was an experience that I will never ever forget and I didn’t realise how much my fear was controlling my life until I attended it. It gave me some extremely deep healing and really opened up my world in ways I didn’t think possible.  I have done a huge amount of self discovery this year through meditation, reading endless blogs / articles about the whole subject and connecting with fellow like minded people. I have made some amazing friendships through it and met some real characters! I feel completely at peace and things are all snowballing into a crazy little whirlwind of much fun and excitement, with the odd spell of fear thrown in ha ha. One of the biggest changes this year, is my growth in confidence! I am surprised with what I have been throwing myself into, there is no way in the world I would do half of the stuff I am doing this time last year. I am so curious to see just how far I will push myself with it all, but the more you face your fears the stronger you become, in all areas of your life.  My blog Don't Let Being an Introvert Stop You From Living Your Creative Dreams gives some tips for those introverts out there. Don't let this trait run your life for you, if I can do this... seriously, anyone can!

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So a couple of weeks ago I decided to do a new moon ritual to manifest my goals and desires. Are you starting to back away? Ha ha. Yes I know all this sounds nuts, but this is what is working for me and what I believe in, so as crazy as it sounds I feel I should share it.  I personally get affected by the moon a lot, and I know many others do too. It will either be a case of being on an extreme high or an extreme low or even full on internal rage…. It might just be a woman thing ha ha. So I came across a post advertising Sarah Prouts new moon manifestation ritual. The New moon was a few days away which was ideal timing to do the ritual so I thought, why not. You have to try these things right.

The new moon signifies beginnings so is the perfect time to put your intentions forward. I have had some major decisions to make this year and will be taking a massive leap of faith so I kinda need all the support I can get out there. So I thought lets give this a bash, what have I got to lose. The  ritual consisted of writing your 5 intentions out 55 times in a meditative state. I won’t give away all  the instructions as they are not mine to give away, but if you are interested then please do check Sarahs website out

Now two have already come true! The first one was to lead a healthy lifestyle and stop smoking the second was to be chosen for an art competition that would be an opportunity of a life time. I can’t say too much as I am still waiting to see if I have made it to the finals, but I got as far as the 2nd stage which I am absolutely blown away by. Out of over 1000 artists, I was chosen as one of the 200. Apologies for gloating, but I am so dam proud of myself! Anyway we will see what happens there, but it well and truly gave me the reassurance I needed for my plans this summer.


My intention of stopping smoking happened in an odd way. I put my intentions out to the universe and the next day I was struck down by an infection that literally wiped me out for a week. So while I was stuck in bed I thought I would try finding another hypnosis video for stopping smoking, I have tried them twice before and lasted a week and then the will power crumbled.

I stumbled across a video clip mentioning  Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking. Now any smokers out there will know how difficult it is to stop, I have lost count of the amount of times I have tried! Well this book was amazing! It encourages you to smoke the whole way through it which is every smokers dream ha ha

I just found it a fascinating read more than anything because it makes you really look at the whole psychology behind smoking and you start to see the truth for what it really is and that is MIND CONTROL! It really does make you look at smoking in a whole new way, fascinating stuff. Now you can’t force people to stop, you either want to do it or you don’t, but if you really do, then honestly… download the book! What  have you got to lose? If anything it really is a good read.

You are encouraged not to stop smoking until you finish the entire book and after that you set your stop date. I was very skeptical, but while I was reading it I was finding I didn’t really want to smoke even though I was being told to go and have one. When I finished  the book I was eager to start there and then and it has been so painless!  I won’t pat myself on the back yet as it has only been a week and a half but I will dedicate a blog to it when I reach a month, and I WILL reach it.

Making Me Happy

Everything is making me happy right now, my family, friends, the people I am meeting through my workshops and creative endeavours.  We recently went on a camping trip with some friends to the New Forest which was amazing. It was the children’s first camping trip and they absolutely loved it. We loved it so much, all of us are doing it again at the end of August. It was so lovely to get in touch with nature and to leave the gadgets behind. Days were spent on long walks followed by bbqs and pub lunches. Then the evening was spent playing cards and hanging out. Most people know my obsession with trees so this little trip was heaven on a plate for me. Beautiful part of the country!

We have started to become green fingered again and started doing bits and pieces in the garden. I have a little vegetable patch on the go which is lovely, hopefully we will have some tomatoes, green beans, pumpkin, courgettes, corn and strawberries on the go. We are also planning to deck out the side garden so that we can do some summer entertaining and for the childrens art workshops that I want to run from home.

August is going to be a month that I am a grin on legs. My sister is having a baby… yay!! So that is super exciting and my other sister is coming down for two weeks from Australia. I haven’t seen her for over a year so I cannot wait for that. My Mum is also back from Australia for a while so it will be so lovely having most of my family around me again.  Most of my family live in Australia which at times can be difficult as we are all very close, they are my best friends. Thank goodness for skype though, at least that makes things easier. August also marks the time that this bird finally flies. I think that is a rather nice little thought to end this blog post on.

Thank you to all who do read my blogs, if you have any questions at all on any of the subjects that I talk about or just want to connect with me then feel free to get in touch. I love getting to know new people and listening to their tales. Life is one big game and learning experience, there is nothing better than sharing it with people and just spreading the love.


For more Currently -Summer 2016 inspiration, visit the #Gr8blogs below.

And hey, if you’re pumped about writing your own Currently - Summer 2016 post, just add your family-friendly Currently link to your blog post in the comment section. We’ll visit your blog and give you some blog love!

Auden Johnson, Dark Treasury

Cat Michaels, Cat’s Corner  
Carmela Dutra, A Blog For Your Thoughts

Jd Holiday, JD Writers Blog
Julie Gorges, Baby Boomer Bliss 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

How to help unleash the therapeutic powers of creativity

Creativity has such an important role in society and I don’t think people realise how therapeutic it can actually be. When you are doing something creative, you are allowing your mind to switch off for that moment in time while you are focusing purely on the present, nothing else. Whether it is through, drawing, painting, dancing, singing, playing an instrument… whatever creative outlet you choose, that time that you decide to give yourself is so beneficial to your mind and soul.

I would like to share some tips below on how you too can benefit from the healing powers of creativity.

How you can help unleash the therapeutic powers of creativity

Choose something that you are passionate about

When you do something that you truly love it can fill you with so much happiness, you literally get lost with what you are creating. So find a topic that is close to your heart, mine is art, but the possibilities are endless with subjects to choose from. A good way of finding something you are passionate about is to ask yourself, what did you like doing as a child? What activities truly made you happy?

Take some time out now and again to create just for you

I do this a few times a year where everything gets pushed to the backburner for a day or two and I literally throw paint on a canvas. It is so important to take some time out just for you now and again, it really does help. We are all very busy in this day and age, but I cannot stress how important it is to allow yourself this time. It helps rid negativity and anxiety and balances your energy out on to a more level plane.

Keep things simple

To truly enjoy the therapeutic process of creativity, don’t over think things. You are not creating your next masterpiece… you are simply having fun. If it turns out awful, who cares, just enjoy the time you have given yourself to be creative. With the workshops I ran some children were not comfortable with drawing, so I had a load of colouring sheets on hand too of some designs. The colouring in seemed to be just as beneficial to the children as creating the designs.

Get people involved in group activities

By far the best and most therapeutic form for me personally, is when I actually go out and interact with people. Whether it is at a school reading, at a painting party or at workshops, all of them fill me with so much joy. Children are so easy to please, as long as you are willing to spend time with them, encourage them and listen, that is all they need to have a happy experience. By seeing other people happy, it makes you happy. I was on a complete high after two days of interacting with children and being creative with them.

You can create groups to suit your creative outlet, volunteer with organizations, run a club… so many options. Hanging out with like minded individuals will feed your soul.

Create from the heart

Listen to what your heart is telling you, if you are feeling sad and blue, or angry then express that in your chosen creative outlet. By releasing what is within, you will feel so much lighter and your heart less heavy. Likewise if you are on a high then channel that into your creation and you will most probably fall in love with what you have created. It’s amazing how different moods can effect the outcome, but the main thing to get the therapeutic benefits, is to go with what’s in the heart, don’t think just do.

Being creative has always been a massive part of my life and always will be. Some people are naturally gifted in this area but everyone, and I mean everyone can draw. Just because your level of drawing skills goes as far as stick men, it does not mean that there is no creativity in you. It does make me sad when people say things like, “I can’t draw” or “I am rubbish at art”. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from the therapeutic powers of creativity.
Creativity allows us to embrace our inner child, a quality I believe we should all embrace with open arms. To see life through the eyes of a child is truly the best way to make the most of your life. It is no wonder that so many creatives are big kids at heart. Life can be difficult at times and it is so easy to get sucked into the seriousness of being a grown up, but taking up a creative pass time allows you to find that playful side to you.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”-Pablo Picasso

All forms of creativity is incredibly therapeutic and it helped me through a bad time in my life. I still rely on it to this day along with meditation to get me through dark spells. When things get too much as they tend to do at times, I literally throw paint on a canvas; this is usually when my darker pieces get painted. It works every time though, I literally feel a weight lifted, and I am able to approach things with a fresh head after.

This year I want to explore the therapeutic side of creativity more, by using everything that I have learned over the years to help others. My first step is to work with children and to see how art benefits them. I ran my first children’s workshops last weekend on creating mandala designs for my new business venture Artypeace. The great thing about these designs are that they are so easy to do yet look quite complicated. It also turns out that a mandala is the symbol used in hinduhism and budhism to assist during meditation... my angels did a great job sending that little nugget into my head, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect subject for my workshops.  

I had the most amazing weekend hanging out with kids of all ages. There were so many different personalities, you had the very confident children, the cheeky ones, the shy and the quiet ones. Some kids would come in and just want to sit with me, have a natter and colour in, others just wanted to zone out with their creations. I cannot tell you how rewarding it was to see all these different personalities and age groups get stuck in and really enjoy what they were doing. Some children were with me for hours and the whole experience is one I will never forget.
I heard a lot of “I can’t draw” and the look on their faces after I guided them with creating their own mandala was priceless. I can’t wait to do more events to help children appreciate creativity more. The dream eventually is to study art therapy to help people on a  deeper level, but that will require much studying and time so I am really not sure how that will pan out. For now I am just having fun with it all and learning from each experience. The main thing that did stand out was how beneficial creating something is for children, I already knew how it has helped me as a grown up.

Every one of us can find at least one creative outlet, the tricky part is making the time to utilise it. I guarantee though, if you do let your inner child out to have a play once in a while, you will grow to love that side of you.

Do you use your creative hobby as a form of healing? If so what works for you? Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below.

Much love to you all.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Station Creation Blog Hop - Our Creative Spaces

I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing the work spaces of other creative folk…. from getting more of an insight into the lives of my online buds to being in awe of how the professionals have created their perfect workspace. This has inspired another blog hop between my writerly friends and I on sharing our creation stations with all of you.

So I would like to take you all on a little journey around my current workspace, going through how I have been working in the past, how I work now, to my dream workspace. Please also visit the awesome bloggers at the end of the post to find ideas and inspiration with how they create their perfect space to get their creative juices flowing.

Creative Space 1
So how have I worked in the past… well… it’s a good job I have a sense of humor that’s all I can say! My workspace has for the last 6 years, been, what one can only describe as a tip! I have literally taken over our kitchen / dining area and filled it with my endless supplies of art materials. Having a husband who is extremely laid back has been a god send as a tidy house is not something our family has been used to, between me and the kids we really do know how to trash a house in style.

Countless evenings were spent of me losing art materials down the sofa and wondering around the kitchen muttering a few choice words of where I had left the last sketch, rubber, pencil, tablet.. you name it… I could lose it. Then I had the delights of sitting down for all of five minutes and then being told someone was hungry, bored, had just been bashed over the head by their brother / sister. Yes, very hard to concentrate! I would paint on the easel in the kitchen, living room… anywhere that fits really…paint splashes would appear everywhere no matter how careful I thought I was. Yes our last house was very, very... erm lived in, shall we say.

Creative Space 2
Well last year we moved house and I had a spare room to use as an art studio but due to a complicated house move I wasn't able to use the room until last month. At long last, I now have my own room to create in and we have an area just for eating! The house is tidier, we sit down and eat our meals on a clear table and have more family meals together….it truly is a transformation.  I had always dreamed of the moment I would have my own private space to work in, but after so many years of working on a sofa I was convinced that I wouldn’t use it, thinking that it would take the pleasure of painting away, as it would then turn things more “worky”.  I think I just told myself that to appreciate what I had at the time. Well, I take back my words because I absolutely love it! I still need to put my stamp on my room, I want to dedicate a wall to all the gifts I have been given over the years by artist friends. Then It will be my little haven, it already has a lovely calming vibe to it.

Creative Space 3
I get so much more done now, with not as many interruptions or distractions, although the kids do seem to be hijacking my room quite a lot… lock on the door sorts that out ha ha! Seriously though, even the children are benefiting from it, my daughter has started writing again and my son has started doing his homework in there and even started sketching again. Not sure how long all that will last, we will see.

The next step will be to have a bigger space in the garden to run workshops, but that will be a long way down the line, or I might even look into renting a bigger space. It all depends how my new plans evolve, there are big dreams that I am working on right now. For the now I am perfectly happy with what I have got, it suits my needs perfectly. All I have to watch out for is not hiding in there too much, so I am trying to find the perfect work / home life balance.  I believe I will have this in oooh, lets say, five months ha ha. I will write a blog later on this year about everything that is going on in the background, for now I will have to go quiet for a bit while I put my plans into action.

So I shall leave this post on that cryptic little nugget he he. Will be back with more posts on inspiration, energy healing, living your dream, stepping out of your comfort zone, empowerment and taking control of your life later this year when hopefully I will have the proof to back me up.

Looking forward to seeing the work spaces of the other hoppers.

Thanks for stopping by.  For more ideas and inspiration about writerly work spaces, please visit these #Gr8blogs today.

Auden Johnson,
Cat Michaels
Julie Gorges
K. Lamb

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Friday, 29 January 2016

How I Beat The Blues Through Meditation and Energy Healing

We all go through the dreaded D word at some point in our lives and it really isn't a pleasant experience. Everyone has their own battles to fight and depression affects us all in some form or another. I am hoping this post will bring comfort to those currently going through it and to reassure you that these phases are only temporary and the blues can be beaten. This is what is working for me…

I am usually a very upbeat and positive person, but I have struggled in the past with depression. I suffered a bad spell in my late teens that lasted about a year or so and then last year I seemed to be attacked by it again.

What causes it? A whole manner of things, but for me personally the root cause seems to be from a huge insecurity complex that I have battled with for years. Last year we had some big changes, a very complicated house move, a family health scare. I took on way too much work in the terms of illustration work on top of all the other things I have to juggle, and there were lots of other incidents that contributed to my mental state. I completely lost myself and started turning into a different person. I was very depressed, I suffered panic attacks, I was over stressed and generally a right miserable git. I was consumed by so many negative qualities, self loathing, bitterness, anger, jelousy, the feeling that everyone didn’t like me and I was not worth anything. These are all traits I am strongly against so as you can imagine the whole thing was rather disturbing. I retreated from the world and from people, I was even contemplating anti depressants… something I am dead against using but that is how low I felt. 

Depression is a horrible thing to go through and I know many of us have felt like this at some point in our lives. I have had the odd spell now and again but nothing to this extent. It is not something that you can easily snap out of and you just feel like you are wandering about under a permanent dark cloud. I was desperate to get the old me back and was looking into all sorts of ways to try and get rid of all the negativity that seemed to be around me. I started to read blogs about depression and ways to combat it, without resorting to drugs. It was through Dale Preece Kelly, founder of Critterish Allsorts where I was eventually guided towards meditation, specifically energy healing. Well what can I say…my mind has been blown! I literally feel reborn, I only wanted to  find my old self again but it has gone beyond this, not only have I found me again, I have found the “true” me. I have learned to change my mindset which has put me at peace with everything and I now have a clear vision of what path I am heading towards. It’s all very exciting and I am embracing this self discovery and spiritual journey with open arms. 

What is energy healing?

Well put very simply… we are all made up of energy and when your energy is unbalanced it can have a huge affect on your emotions and mental well being. By changing your mindset you can get rid of all these blocks and shift the energy so that you are more balanced. Energy Healing is a broad term for any therapy that stimulates the energy flow in or around the human body to restore balance on all levels, thereby enabling the physical body to heal itself. Basically clearing blocks and interferences from the biofield. By balancing this energy you will eradicate all negative feelings, you will start to feel good about yourself, people will want to be around you and good things start happening without you even trying. 

How can you shift this energy?

The key… meditation. I have been meditating every day now for the past two months using the methods of Jerry Sargeant aka The Facilitator Click here for website His energy healing is quoted as being the most powerful form of energy healing currently out there, even healers using other methods have said that this “star magic” is more powerful than any other form of practice that they have tried. Jerry has kindly agreed to do an interview for me next month so I shall get him to explain in more detail about this form of healing in the next blog post.

So  I started by signing up to Jerrys newsletter where I was sent an 11 day audio clip for a half hr meditation that you had to do either standing or sitting for 11 days. I probably didn’t choose the best time to do this as it was literally over the festive period but I didn’t use that as an excuse not to do them. This first step was crucial to do as it teaches you to love yourself. Now I must admit I initially found the concept of loving yourself a tad odd, it sounded so narcissistic, but it really does work! As you can imagine, when you are not feeling very good about yourself to learn to love yourself was a struggle and I found these sessions extremely powerful and very emotional. After a few days I started to notice things really changing, my worries melted away, I became much happier, all negative thoughts disappeared. However  I also had a few side effects that are natural with the process of acceptance. Mine were extreme lethargy, loss of appetite, the feeling that I wasn’t in my body, suddenly being very aware of your surroundings and seeing things differently, tingling in my hands and head, feeling very emotional but not in a sad way. If you have just started out with energy healing and experience anything like this, please know that you aren’t going mad, it is completely natural. That phase only lasted  a week, I have now fully accepted what has happened / is happening and feel on top of the world. I probably found it more hard going due to the bad place I was in to begin with, you might well not have any of these experiences. 

Anyway I did that and then moved to a 21 day transform your life session, we will see how that pans out. There are loads of videos you can choose from on Jerry’s you tube channel , not just meditation clips but also videos on how to live the best life you can. They are very motivational and empowering, I just love his approach to life. Thanks to these sessions I now know what I need to do with my life, it is like I have found the missing piece to my puzzle. It will take time to put things in place but a whole new world has opened up for me that I want to explore. I will continue down this “healing” path and I have taken a huge leap out of my comfort zone and will be going to one of Jerry’s worskshops next weekend to understand it all more. I have also had my first reiki session and will be looking into learning this for use on friends and family. Art therapy is another thing I am being guided towards. Art will always be a big part of my life and I have always wanted to do something more with it. I believe this is the way forward for me and am currently putting my plans into action… exciting stuff.

The past month has been such an eye opener and I have been reading non stop about energy healing, mindfulness and spiritual awakenings. It has been a huge moment of self discovery for me and I can’t wait to see how this all evolves. I am hoping by blogging about my experience it might spur others that are going through a bad time to reach out and try this for themselves, just to get them back on a happy plane. I know there is a lot of skepticism out there surrounding this way of life and many people won’t touch this concept with a bargepole but it works! Absolutely anyone can do this, you just need to let go and try it, what harm can it do? Half an hr every day of lying there and listening to someone is a small sacrifice for how you will feel after. I was very skeptical and really wasn’t expecting anything, all I wanted was to be happy again. Well it has gone way beyond that, it’s amazing. I haven’t felt the feelings from last year since I started this and my heart is bursting with love, such a lovely feeling.  

The biggest change I have seen apart from the happy business is that people are entering my life and things are happening that all seem to be key to where I am guided to go. It is all so spooky but great things are happening behind the scenes. It is amazing how differently people react to you after you have changed your mind set. By learning to love myself and to let go of absolutely every little worry and negative thought good things are starting to happen. I have had situations at work that should have really ticked me off, the usual monthly hormonal joys, a couple of full moons and I still I haven’t felt low… that really is quite something. Last year I would have a bad spell at least once a week and at one point it seemed to go on forever. 

On top of meditation I am also following the reiki principles. I take  a moment day and night to say these to myself, thinking about each one and making sure my mind is at peace before I move to the next one. It really does help you start the day on a good footing. 

For today I will: 

Not be angry 

Will not worry 

Will be grateful

Will be diligent in my work

Will be kind to others 

Off course things still niggle me, I am not a super hero now ha ha, but I can tell when my thoughts are spiraling and I am able to nip them in the bud so that I remain balanced. The other day I could feel old emotions start coming up and I went to have  a lie down for 15 minutes and repeated the reiki principles in my mind while focusing on all the energy in my body….it sorted me right out.

I hope these posts will help some people out there. I am throwing caution to the wind with speaking so openly about this. I am aware that some will question all of this but if my writing can help just one person through a bad time then it is worth it. 

Have you had a spiritual awakening or had experiences with energy healing? How did it change your life? I would love to hear more. Also have you battled with depression? If so what methods helped you beat the blues?

Much love to you all 


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Blog Hop Tour - A Letter To Your Younger Self

My writerly pals and I would like to share an open letter to a younger self.

So what would I tell a younger me, hmmmm…. Where do I start! I still feel like I am growing as a person but I am pretty clued up with where my life is heading now and there is a tonne of stuff I wish I knew back then! So here goes, come here my little mini me, let me enlighten you he he

Dear little Nean,

Well, what can I say….what a colourful little life you will lead! Your life will not be boring that’s for sure. You will do some amazing things and meet some great people who open your eyes to a different way of thinking. As each year passes you will gain more wisdom and knowledge, all of which will assist you in helping others. People will fascinate you and are key to your journey, and you will find that you attract a variety of people into your life with  different cultures and backgrounds, and they will all inspire you in their own little way. The child within you will never disappear, and as a result you will live your life to the fullest, enjoying every experience that is thrown your way. Laughter will be a big part of your life, and will get you through some tough times.

So what can I pass down to you….The biggest thing by far is, you must listen to your heart! You will always have a battle between heart and head but I tell you now, your heart knows so much more than you give her credit for. By following your heart you will have such a fulfilling and fun packed life. There will be times when that head of yours shouts to be heard or other people do the shouting for you, but you just have to trust your gut instinct and ignore the ‘rational’  thinking at times. It won’t always be easy and by living this way you will make mistakes, but these mistakes are key learning points. Never, ever look at a bad experience as a negative thing, these times are what makes you stronger, and what makes you grow. Things will scare you.. A LOT! But you are a tough cookie and love a challenge, so you will push yourself to do these things, because you know it will make you grow in confidence. You will always enjoy the experience, so never ever not do something because you are scared.

Your life will be abundant with highs but there will be lows…. and they aren’t great. There will be loss, heartaches, frustration, confusion and self loathing. This will be caused by a number of things, but no matter how lost or confused you feel about your life, trust that this stage is only temporary and that you need to go through the fog to get to the light.  When the time is ready it will all suddenly make sense and  you will realize that everything you have been doing is all part of your journey. You will look back one day and will be amazed by how mapped out everything has been. You will see signs throughout your life, do not shrug these off as coincidences, take note and keep following that heart of yours.

As a 38 year old woman I still have much growing to do but these guidelines have been key to my journey so far and I try my best to live my life by them.

Listen to your heart
Do not let others views cloud your judgement, only you will know what is the right thing to do. By all means listen to advice and take other peoples views on board, but at the end of the day let your heart make that final decision.

Learn to love yourself
You will have a lot of insecurities to deal with, but it is so key to learn to love yourself. Once this has been done you will find that everything is suddenly so much better  and you will find true inner peace. The older you get, the less you will care about how others view you and this is key to your development.

Learn to let go of negativity
Most of this is caused by you over thinking situations that don’t even exist. Yes there will be times when it is clear that there is an issue, but the best thing you can do is to let go of all these negative feelings. Learn to only focus on the good in people, ignore the niggly traits. You cannot change anyone so learn to love people for who they are and simply let go. If things do not improve then it is time to step back from these situations. Do not let others negativity get in the way of your happiness.

Stop worrying about the what ifs and the past, they do not exist. You cannot change anything that has been done nor can you predict the future so live for the now!

Love everyone with all of your heart
You have a big heart Nean and it confuses you at times, but just have faith in the fact that you are meant to love people. The need to help and care has a purpose for you and that will become clear later on in life. You have always known that a part of your jigsaw was missing  and it takes much self discovery to finally know what it is. When you do, you will feel complete.

Be Grateful
Be thankful everyday for all the good things in your life, you have so much to be thankful for, always remember that.

Work hard and never give up.
Keep working towards your goals no matter what life throws at you. Even if it is only a small step forward, all the baby steps will get you closer to where you want to go. Don’t ever give up and don’t stop loving what you do. As soon as the love goes away then it is time to rethink things and to step back. Take time out to take care of yourself and find the love again, when it has returned everything will flow perfectly.

Be kind to others
It is simple but so true, by making others happy it will make you happy.

Meditate and tap into energy healing!
A bit random but this will be the key to your self discovery and will give you that missing piece of the puzzle. I will go into more detail about this in next weeks blog. You have been warned ha ha.

Believe in yourself Nean, you know in your heart what you need to do, so keep following that path and the rest will take care of itself. Try not to get too frustrated, take one day at a time and have faith. Love every day of your life like it was your last, love life, love people, love nature and most importantly love you!


Thanks for stopping. For more letters to a younger self, visit these #Gr8blogs today.

Auden Johnson, Dark Treasury

Cat Michaels, on Cat’sCorner

How a Forgotten Journal Helped Me Move Beyond a Painful Past

Cat shares excerpts from a journal written by her painfully insecure 15-yo self to OlderDarlin’ --- the adult she wished to become and hoped she would do proud.

Julie Gorges, Baby-Boomer Bliss

Leigh Shearin, Leigh Shearin,Writer


On 1 February, two more #Gr8blogs share their letters to a younger self:

Carmela Dutra, A Blog for Your Thoughts

Karen Emma Hall, Kid LiteratureBlogspot