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How to Beat the January Blues

Have you been feeling the ‘January blues?’

A similar feeling to the ‘holiday blues’?

Oh yes! Those good old holiday blues; you’ve had an amazing holiday and then all of a sudden it’s over and you’re faced with the reality of work and your everyday routine. Often coming from the sun, sea and beach to a rainy, cloudy or windy scenario waiting for us back home.

‘Wiki’ explains why; ‘… after the person returns home, they realize how boring and unsatisfactory their normal lifestyle routine is when compared to the activities they did while on their holiday/vacation.’

These ‘blues’ are different to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which doctors believe relates to the body and its response to sunlight. The holiday blues usually hits us when we’ve experienced a very pleasurable holiday that puts our life into perspective. We come to realise how busy we are and that we want to change things in our lives.


This is what happens in January too. After the build-up of Christmas, the hustle and bustle, the spending, the recuperating, the resting, the eating, the drinking … then we approach the New Year with a new mindset. We go all out with our resolutions; diet, gym, dry january, stop smoking, find a new job, find love, etc. the list is endless.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to achieve it all. I am all things inspiring (read more of my blog posts) but I am realistic too. Often, we expect too much of ourselves, hence the reason statistics show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year resolutions. The remaining 92% find themselves struggling. This can set-off a rollercoaster of emotions, which in turn leads to the ‘January blues’!

So, firstly, as I always say ‘small steps count‘. Take one thing you want to change and work on that. This is the best way to achieve your goals. Even if you’ve fallen into the 92% of people, it’s never too late to start again. Instead of writing yourself a list of unobtainable dreams, take one of those dreams and work on that. Make it your goal to acheive that one thing. Do this for one month, then work on another goal. Break it down and make life easier for yourself.

Doing the above is a great way to beat the January blues, here’s a few other tips that can help pick you up:


This has to be one of my favourite things to do. I love walking. Research has proven that nature can improve our mental health. It reduces anxiety and depression. A walk in the hills or along the beach is a great way to shake off the Christmas Cobwebs.


We all have different hobbies; some people like crafts and arts, others like boxsets or reading. Whatever you enjoy doing, do it! Have a day of watching your favourite characters on TV. Read something by your favourite author, or read something inspiring (there are plenty of motivational books out there). Set yourself a project and ensure that you take time out to do it.


Work through every room and discard of anything you don’t use. Be ruthless. If you’ve not used it in the last 6 months, let it go! Bag up old clothes, bin anything that resembles rubbish and give a lick of paint to any room that needs it. The art of decluttering is fantastic for your mental health.


The stress of Christmas can leave us feeling a little frazzled. Booking a massage is a great way to start the year. If this is something you’d be interested in, a daily bubble bath is a wonderful way to end the day. You can either lay still and enjoy the quiet or read a book while you soak. Having a bath daily is a wonderful way to destress.


The ‘blues’ can hit us because we feel we are ‘lacking’ something. This is a great time to write a list of the things you are grateful for. Think deep when it comes to gratitude; appreciation for the water you drink, the roof over your head, to the shoes on your feet. Build up from there and you’ll be surprised where your gratitude list can take you. Keep it with you, by your bed or in a place you will have access to it everyday. Every night reflect on your day, and add to your list something you are grateful for.

The above things can simply be integrated into your life. They are experiences that will enrich your wellbeing. So, stop being hard on yourself and make the decision today to do something that will move you forward.

If there is an area in your life that you would like to concentrate on see my A-Z of inspirational blogging. The posts include advice, tips, quotes and some include therapeutic writing exercises. Sendning you happiness and joy guys!

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5 Ways To Have A Happy Halloween

‘Happy Halloween’, I’ve always loved this quote, especially as children (and many adults) do their very best to scare the living daylights out of each other, how does that equate to happiness … but it actually does; from the dressing-up, the laughter and, of course, the treats!

A wonderfully decorated house in the USA.

In the U.K, we do like to dress-up, go trick or treating and often throw a Halloween party. However, for those of you who are American, my hat goes off to you! A few years back, we visited Atlanta, in October and … all I can say is … OMG! The houses that were decorated ready for Halloween were amazing! They were so awe-inspiring! My girls loved it. 

And now with the Halloween holidays approaching us quickly (and, can I just say, can you believe we are in October, I think I blinked through 2019!), I decided to look at ways in which you can bring happiness to your Halloween. 


There are some crazy, wacky and wonderful artistic designs on pumpkins, it would bring so much laughter to hold a fun competition between family and friends. Obviously kids who are too young to be using carving equipment, could pair with an adult. Not only a fun activity, but a great opportunity for bonding.



There are lots of food ideas and it’s not just about the end product, but the excitement of making the food. See below some fab pictures and links to see how you can make a selection of scary, creepy and gross-looking foods.

See these simple but very effective recipes from

Taste of Home

Credit: Taste of Home

Check out this brain dip and other creative food ideas from

Country Living

Credit: Country Living

Clean and Scentsible

displayed these quirky pretzel broomsticks and

many other fun halloween recipe ideas

Credit: Clean and Scentsible

If you want to see more freaky and fun Halloween food ideas, you can see plenty here on Pinterest


As I said earlier in my post, I love the Halloween decorated houses in America. They really do go to town for this holiday. So I’ve been looking through some wonderful photos to give you some inspiration to bring the scary to your home.

Check out the realtor website for some wacky and wonderful exterior Halloween ideas

Credit: Realtor

Love this … if you’re a fan of the walking dead you’ll see why!

See this website ‘explosion’ for more awesome Halloween house ideas 

Credit: Explosion

Halloween doorways to entice those trick or treaters!

Credit: Pinterest

See more ideas on pinterest here 


There’s a great variety of Halloween crafts for kids; from decorating your home with their creativity to letting them design and colour to their hearts content. See below some fun and freaky crafty ideas;

Crazy Little Projects is a fab website run by mum of 4, Amber Price. You can discover lots of different ideas on her site, including lessons on how to sew! Might come in handy if you want to create a wonderful and wacky Halloween costume. 

Credit: Crazy Little Projects

Another fab website for craft ideas is, One Little Project, see these Halloween Candy People … which child isn’t going to love these!

Credit: Red Book

Perfect way to keep the kids entertained is colouring some creative pictures. There’s plenty of places to download free colouring prints, but I was drawn to this site fun free halloween. They have lots of different designs to keep your kids entertained.

Credit: Fun Free Halloween


Whether you are having a halloween party or simply having a few friends round, playing games is a great way to bring laughter into your home and the halloween holidays. Here’s a few ideas to get you started;

At Crayola, you can download some free bingo game cards, perfect way to start or end the night.

Credit: Crayola

Kids absolutely love the ‘toilet roll mummy game’ … wrapping a friend in toilet roll and racing against other friends to see who can make the best mummy. This game never fails to bring laughter to the home.

Credit: Jamie Saunders; scattered thoughts of a crafty mum

One of my favourite Halloween games is, ‘Guess what’s in the box!‘ I love the squriming and squealing when the kids put their hand inside the mystery box to feel brains, eyeballs or whatever else is gross enough for Halloween.

Credit: Sunflower Story Time

Imaginations are stretched when the feeling slimy pasta represents ‘guts’. There are so many ideas, here’s a few links to help you create the perfect mystery Halloween box. 

The Spruce Crafts

Happy Mom Hacks

Momma Braga

So as you can see there we have lots of ideas to help you have a Happy Halloween

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5 Ways To Make Sure You Are Taking Advantage of Life’s Opportunities

Opportunities pass us by in life. It’s that simple. Sometimes we don’t even notice them, we dismiss them as an inconvenience. Often the opportunities we do recognise, we overthink the situation and they pass us by. We are embedded in our comfort zone and we are scared to move forward, so rather than grabbing an opportunity, we let it go.

Below, you can find ways to become more open to life’s opportunities. Open your mind, eyes and heart … watch the opportunities come to you once you allow them in.


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We don’t all want the same things in life, it would be a boring world if we did. So think about the opportunities you’d like to be presented with; new job, more money, holiday, new relationship etc.

Visualising and believing you already have this opportunity is a great way to attract it to you. Know what you want and then open your eyes. Opportunities will soon present themselves to you: a promotion, a new job, meeting someone.

A great way to visualise is to write down your visions, dreams, goals etc. Even create a vision board; cut out pictures from magazines or download photos from the internet, paste them onto a board and imagine that you already have these opportunities.

You have to be clear in your mind what it is you want so that the universe can deliver these opportunities to you.


Even if you’re not the most sociable of people, there are ways to connect with the outside world. If you work in a huge corporate company, there will be ways you can talk and build relationships with other people in different departments. Make conversations when you are in the lift or passing on the stairs. A smile can lead to a, ‘Hello’, to a, ‘Gosh, it’s cold outside’ … within weeks you could be having full-blown conversations about your lives. You never know who you are talking to, you never know where these conversations can lead to … an opportunity could arise and you could be in someone’s mind, simply because you are friendly.

If you don’t have the opportunity as above, building relationships professionally online is a great way to expand your network. LinkedIn is specially designed for business. Opportunities arise through such networks constantly, but it’s about building your own profile and looking out for these opportunities, to build your own business, since now a days you can even make your business online, delivering services or selling products, since there are resources like the Best ecommerce order fulfillment companies which help businesses delivering products to clients.

Even when you’re out and about; say for example you’re in a queue, strike up a conversation with the person in front of you, or compliment a stranger on something you notice. Again, you never know who you are speaking to, you never know what opportunities could arise. And, even if no opportunities come from these random conversations, you will feel good. Passing on the love to others; making them feel good will inevitably make you feel good. Your feel-good vibes will reflect out to the universe … and the universe will deliver more feel-good vibes back.


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Are you passionate about something? Animals? Reading? Sewing? Exercise?

You could volunteer some of your time at a local project. There are plenty of projects looking for volunteers, from animal rescue places to vulnerable people projects. What makes you happy? You never know who else is volunteering. You never know the opportunities that can arise.

If the above doesn’t float your boat, how about joining a club; a book club, a running club or flower club, these are just examples. Set-up your own club if you can’t find something locally. You will be amazed at the type of people you will meet, and these meetings could lead to something bigger and better.

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Sounds simple, right? But how many times have you said, ‘Yes,’ to something that makes you feel uncomfortable? How many times have you stopped yourself doing something because it scares you? Makes you nervous? How many times have you thought, ‘I wish I could, but I just can’t?’ This is where you have to let go of your inhibitions. Your barriers to opening up will be preventing opportunities coming your way. This is the time to take yourself out of your comfort zone and allow opportunities in.


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Sound egotistical?

It doesn’t need to be. You don’t need to be conceited, you just need to be aware that you want people to think of you if an opportunity was to arise. For example; you want your boss to think of you when an opening for manager arises. Or even on a relationship level, you want Linda, from accounts, to think about you when her nephew becomes single.

It’s about being out there. It’s about others knowing about you. Selling yourself isn’t about talking all about YOU! YOU! YOU! It’s about interacting with others. Selling yourself is not only about your skills and abilities, it’s about your personality and character. Linda, from accounts, may like the idea that you’re not lazy and you’re very good at your job, but if you come across cold and insensitive, then you may be on her mind when her nephew is single, but it will be for the wrong reason! She’ll be keeping you far away.

Personality and character has much to do with success, in all areas of our lives. If people receive good vibes from yourself, they will automatically remember you. So wherever you go, smile, chat and be a bundle of light that people can’t forget.

Remember; the universe will deliver more light to you when you are shining yours.

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10 Ways To Nourish Your Mind

Are you nourishing your mind?

In my last blog post on N is for Nourish, I talked about the importance of nourishing the mind. So this week, I thought I’d talk about ways in which you CAN nourish your mind.

When your mind is nourished, your body and soul will follow. Having a healthy mind is the first steps to having a healthy body & soul. Looking after your mind’s wellbeing is the key to living a happy life.

So here are some ways you can give your mind some TLC:


This is one of my favourites. Getting some fresh air is a great way to feel refreshed because it provides energy and the oxygen intake allows us to feel better. So a twenty-minute walk a day can really help to fight negative emotions, feelings and thoughts.


Being a writer, I’m an avid reading. As much as I love fiction, I also love spiritual, inspirational and motivational books. Books that really help me grow and connect with my inner-self & guides. So if I am walking, I will stick on my headphones and listen to books about angels, past-lives, soul-development, living with passion etc. Being certified in the Law of Attraction, I practice mindfulness daily. It truly is important to keep our thoughts positive. When our minds are fresh and in a good place, as the Law of Attraction tells us, we’ll attract good things to us.


You will find endless positivity on my blog and my shop. When times were at their worst; I was pregnant with our second child, living at my in-laws (because my ex-husband’s business had taken a downward slope practically overnight), we had no idea when we would be able to afford to move out … it was all a bit of a mess! My own family weren’t around to support and it was a very hard time. However, it was at this point in my life when I started to collect inspirational quotes. I would write them down onto a spreadsheet and I couldn’t believe how much it helped.

I realised I had so much to be grateful for. I was pregnant with our 2nd child, how could I not be relishing in this love. We were so lucky that we didn’t need treatment, that I fell pregnant so easily (trust me, if anyone knows anything about depression and sex-drive, you’ll get that we were VERY lucky to fall pregnant so easily!). I was extremely grateful for that. We had a roof over our heads and my in-laws were so lovely, they really looked after us.

So once, I started to look at life from a gratitude point of view, my world changed. It wasn’t long before my husband got a business opportunity and we moved into a 2-bedroomed house, which we rented, but I was so grateful that we had the opportunity to move our life forward & not look at the negative. Since then, I read positive quotes & affirmations daily & I create my own. Hence the reason I set-up my online shop, as I feel it is important to surround yourself with reminders that you do have so much love to give and so much to be grateful for. You can also download my free inspirational messages book, which will show you how to make your own inspirational box.


As above, it’s just as important to write down quotes & affirmations. I think this really helped me. Just putting them into a spreadsheet. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but it truly helped. I did eventually make them into ‘annual quote a day’ books, and the process truly helped. It still does now. I’m a true believer this really works. In fact, my own quote is:

‘Positive messages throughout the day help to keep the negative thoughts away.’

You don’t need to use a spreadsheet, you can use a notebook or something that will inspire you. Buy a blackboard or a noticeboard and write down an affirmation/quote for the day. This will help the whole family come from a place of love and believe in themselves. Perfect for inspiring children. Just like the downloadable inspirational quotes will help to lift our children so that they become well-rounded adults who believe in themselves.


Now, this is my thing! Being an author, of course, I love writing and I love writing my inspirational blog, so I’m bound to say writing helps. But it’s actually a renowned form of therapy. It’s a great way to explore your emotions. The best way is to simply write, without thinking about WHAT you are writing. Just write. It’s like allowing your mind to be released of any pent-up frustrations. The best of it is, with therapeutic writing, you don’t need to be the best writer, best speller or know your grammar, because that’s not what it is about. It’s about writing for you and releasing toxic thoughts.

You will find writing prompts in my A-Z positive word blog.

Just pick a letter you’d like to work on, read the quotes and have a go at the exercise.

I found it also helps, that once my thoughts have been released, is to then think about what I want from a situation, so I write a ‘fantasy page’, I put out my desires to the universe but on paper, as if I’ve already received them, as if my desires have already happened and how that makes me feel. The thing with the Law of Attraction is, people struggle with imagination, so by writing down how something would make you feel, it’s easier to imagine it. It’s not only a great way to release, but it’s a great way to bring joy into your life. Experts at League City Integrative Counseling and Wellness will offer you guidance and expert advice.


When many people hear the word meditation, they believe that they can’t meditate, because they can’t sit still for five minutes and think of nothing. Admittedly, I found this a struggle at first, but after trying guided meditations I soon learned how to meditate alone. However, I found that music can be a huge avenue to relaxation, I found this out when I went to a Gabrielle Bernstein seminar. She played, ‘Titanium’ by Madilyn Bailey, she asked us all to stand up, close our eyes, put our hands in the air and feel the music … even as I write this I get shivers.

The feeling of joy and calmness filled my body. Since then, I truly listen to the music. I truly listen to the words and feel the music. A great way to listen to music is when you are out walking or when you are in the car (obviously not to close your eyes, but to feel it) … my girls and I are always blasting music and singing at the top of our voices. They had a friend in the car just yesterday, we blasted some music, we sang, we got our groove on … her friend said, ‘I never want to leave this car.’ It’s amazing how much a good sing-song can release those endorphins … so choose some of your favourite songs and get blasting those vocal cords.


Do something you love. This could be a scrapbook of a holiday, party or significant life event. Put aside some time to create something. If you’re not a creative person, do something that makes you happy. A passion project that will have you excited.


This is kind of a given in the world of feng-shui. Clutter and mess can cause disorganisation. Now, I always say I have an ‘organised mess’ because I know where everything is, however, I have to admit I do work better when I’m not surrounded by wildness (I don’t mean nature, although, often feels like I’m sat in the middle of a zoo). There’s a wonderful feeling when you clear out the clutter that is causing your mind to feel like a chaotic roundabout. So book a day in your diary and clear out those cupboards … you may have things you can give to charity or for a car boot sale, whichever, you will feel such a calming release once you are decluttered.


This to some people may sound extremely boring, but trust me, these activities truly work. Find something that you’re interested in, even sitting down to a colour therapy book is a great way to switch off, because your mind is concentrating on the task at hand, so other worries can be pushed to the back of your mind.


In this day and age, this last one is like swearing at people. How on earth did we live without such technology? When I was a teenager, I remember sitting on the stairs to use the house phone and making sure my sister didn’t pick up the other phone to listen in on our conversation. How times have changed? Don’t get me wrong … I do love the way technology has moved on and things we can do today are amazing, it makes running a business much easier: I can sit in my car on the school run and work on my phone – however, there comes a point when it’s too much. One of the sayings we’ve used as a family is, ‘When in the room, be in the room!’ This means, engage with each other. Make time for each other. Listen to each other. Spend time without our heads in any kind of technological device.

You can read more about nourishing the mind on my previous post;

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Inspirational Word of the Week: INSPIRE – Top 10 QUOTES TO HELP INSPIRE YOURSELF & OTHERS



Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational task, and even click back to the therapeutic creative writing exercise that will inspire you …

If you’d like to digitally download any of the above quotes, in a classy elegant blank print, to display around your home or office …


You can also see the ‘Be Inspiring‘ message we are spreading through inspirational clothing, as you never know who needs to see your message.

I love this last quote … if you’ve never had that feeling, if you’ve never inspired someone, your task this week is to think about how and who you could inspire. Be the person who inspires others. Be the person who inspires you.

You can check out

Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

See a range of tote bags, posters and clothing for ladies, men and children, all designed to inspire and motivate you and others.

Clothing that spreads love with messages of inspiration

A range of colours are available; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown


If you’d like to know more about, how you can become inspiring, you can read the previous blog post here, as with all inspirational words from our A-Z journey it features a therapeutic creative writing exercise.

Ask yourself: How do you inspire yourself? How do you inspire others?

Inspiring yourself is a great way to stay motivated. If you have goals you want to achieve, keeping yourself inspired is a great way to achieve them. You’ll read on the bottom of my posts, one of my own favourite quotes, ‘Positive messages throughout the day help keep the negative thoughts stay away’. I love reading inspirational quotes, I love reading about inspirational people. People who have achieved their goals and fulfilled their dreams.

If you want to achieve something, a great way to be inspired is to follow and learn from someone who has achieved the same goal. Anything can be achieved if we are motivated enough. This week search for some successful people who work in the related field you would like to progress in or get into. Read about these people, some may have written books, read about them, learn from them … stay positive! You are what you believe … believe you can be as great as the people that inspire you.

You’ll find when you feel inspired, it’s easier to inspire others.

As always, my mini message to you and why I love inspirational quotes … (I repeat this message on these blogs, as I truly want people to look at the positives in life and focus on the good. By reiterating that here, if it helps at least one person, then this blog is worth it)

I truly hope you get something from my words. When I was at my lowest, I inundated myself with quotes. I even started my own spreadsheet of quotes. I remember updating my spreadsheet while sitting in one of the spare bedrooms of my in-laws’ house, my two-year-old cuddled up to me, while my newborn laid in the crib next to the bed. I remember thinking, I have to stay positive. We have to get through this period of helplessness; lost businesses, family disputes, mental health problems, financial wreckage … it was safe to say, I was so grateful to my in-laws for putting a roof over our heads and food in our mouths, as I’m not sure where we would have ended up. I keep this short, as this part of my life is a novel in itself. But I want you to know, life is full of lessons … it’s up to us to face those challenges, knock down those barriers and keep going. Staying positive is easier said than done when you’re faced with daily struggles, but I trained my brain to only look at the bright side and block out the negative. By doing this, the Universe showed me that I can have all that I dream of and life can be magical, miracles do happen and life can be pretty awesome.

I developed my spreadsheets into daily inspirational quote books. A few years later, when I started my MA in Creative Writing, I totally connected with reflective writing. Hence the reason, I developed therapeutic creative writing exercises on my blog.

Since then, I’ve never given up on inspirational messages. I love them; I wake up to them, I go to sleep with them. I have my own affirmations. I want everyone to know the power of the mind. The power that you have to inspire yourself and others, no matter how much you feel this can’t happen for you. Trust me, from someone who felt the same, it can happen for you. YOU can make it happen. Remember, the Law of Attraction is always working, so if you feel negative things are happening in your world, listen to your thoughts, look for things to be grateful for, look for things to appreciate and watch your world become blessed with miracles and magic.




To help you along,

you can download my

FREE inspirational book here


Fill yourself with positive thoughts and watch the negativity fade away.


How we see these messages can be through various forms, but sometimes people are not looking for them  … but they need them. This was one of the reasons I created my online inspirational clothing store, & digital inspirational downloads as you never know who needs to see the messages & how it could help them at that moment in time.

I hope you find something that will help spread love, inspiration and encouragement.

Happy browsing, sending you love, happiness and joy always

Love Victoria


Victoria is a women’s fiction author, published by Bombshell Books. 

Following her own dreams, she was ecstatic to be published with Bombshell Books. The 2nd book in the ‘myself series’ will be released at the end of September. She hopes by writing her inspirational blog and promoting her inspiring clothing, she will help others pursue their goals. Spreading love and positivity always.

A wonderfully captivating story of life and struggles, with some extremely heart rendering moments.

Buy now from Amazon

Losing Myself,

Out September 29th, 2017

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Inspirational Words: How to find your ZING for life

This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

Z is for


Zing … what a strange but beautiful word.

Hopefully this post, will help you find your Zing!

Credit: Victoria J.Brown

If someone asked me to describe what it means to find my zing … I’d use words like, sparkling, vibrancy, exhilarating, tantalising … Does this describe your life?

Don’t worry, most people will say no here! But wouldn’t it be lovely to be one of those people who says, ‘Yes’, my life is full of zing.

I like to be honest in my posts, if you haven’t noticed already … but life is full of challenges. You may have faced something or you are facing something that is a complete upheaval in your life and you read these posts wondering if all this fluffy stuff is true. Trust me when I say, I couldn’t have written a blog that consists of an A-Z Inspirational Journey if I didn’t think it was true.

Life has thrown many many MANY challenges my way! Once I’d learned about the Law of Attraction I realised that it was me holding back on the good in my life. It was me that was attracting the negativity. Sometimes we have to let go of negativity to bring the positive into our lives. Whether that be a situation or a person. It may seem like the hardest thing to do at the time. Look for the signs, ask for help from the Angels and they will guide you.

Finding you zing for life is the reason you are here – your zing is your passion and your purpose. Your passion is what gives you the motivation to drive forward, which will add that extra zing into your life. Just how Emma Watson describes it;

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You’ll find when you’ve found your passion and you have that extra zing in your life, that life becomes a journey of little zings. Little zings that are made up of little things. Little things that you may have taken for granted, not learned to appreciate until you find your Zing.

Now, I could talk all day about what your zing is, but you may be wondering how you can go about finding your Zing …

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise (and the last of this A-Z’s Inspirational Journey)


  • Start by closing your eyes, breathing for 10 minutes or longer if needed. 
  • Imagine, while you’re breathing, your ‘ideal’ life – where are you? Who are you with?
  • In this ‘ideal’ life, imagine your alarm going off on a morning, imagine yourself jumping out of bed and knowing your day is going to be filled with happiness.
  • Imagine, what would give you that happiness? What you would do that would make you happy?
  • Some people may feel nothing … but imagine that you do have a purpose. I believe everyone has a purpose, so it’s sad if you feel you don’t have one. So let’s think about this … What is your passion? What are your hobbies? What makes you tick? There must be something … if you are feeling quite low and you’re unsure of where you’re meant to be, try thinking back to being a child … ‘When I grow-up I want to be a …’ If it’s never too late to change your profession, your goals, your dreams … we change as we get older, we become interested in different things, but what makes us unique is our own special mission. Many people have forgotten their mission, bogged down by finance worries, work pressure, family strains … many people have lost their zing.
  • So write down what you would be doing in your ideal life, when you were younger did you say you wanted to be a nurse? Did you fulfil this dream? If not, what are you doing at the moment? Are you helping others? Are you working in a caring role? Try and look inside yourself and really thing about what makes you tick. When you find it, when you start putting plans in place to pursue it, you will start to find that zing … that calling. The reason you are here.
  • If you’re still struggling, this is great time to do some freestyle writing. Freestyle writing is an awesome way to let go of your emotions and find out what and where our blockages are. What is really happening in our world? Where can we put things back on track to understand where we want to be.

Life has and will continue to throw challenges at you, but as I’ve talked about before all challenges are relative. What we need to do is open our hearts, minds and eyes to what is really happening in our world. Whatever is going on in your world, whatever pressures, struggles, problems, challenges you are facing, once you find your zing: your passion, your purpose, your reason for living … you will work your way through these barriers, in fact, you will bash down these barriers like the flimsy walls that they are, not the concrete jail you feel you are stuck within.

Remember, you deserve to find your zing; your passion, your purpose, your reason for living 🙂

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

If you’d like help in surrounding yourself with positivity, you can download your very own FREE inspirational guide here.


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Inspirational Words: How To Choose A Better You

This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

C is for



Sometimes we are faced with difficulties in life that we have to either overcome or dwell upon.

But once you understand that life is a journey, and every stop is meant to be, you can choose to embrace the tight bends, the smooth corners, the bumpy roads, the upward hills or the tranquil ride.

If you have read about the Law of Attraction  you’ll understand that a tranquil ride will continue to lead to a tranquil ride, whilst a bumpy rollercoaster ride can continue to lead along the same path, this can depend on how you choose to look at your ride.

If you are experiencing some tight bends and bumpy roads at the moment, depending how you choose to think about these life events, will result in the next part of your journey.

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 This may be hard to comprehend if you feel as if you are stuck in some kind of rut or are facing some true life or health difficulities.

Hope you’re enjoying the therapeutic creative writing exercises, here’s this week’s:


Ask yourself these two questions …

  • On a day to day basis do you feel as if you’re plodding through mud?
  • Do you look at other peoples’ lives, envy them and look at the bad in your own life?

If you answered yes to the above questions, here could lie the reasons behind the problems you are experiencing in your life.


Now ask yourself these two questions …

  • Which part of your life do you feel is running quite smoothly? (One rule with this question – you can’t answer ‘nothing’ – find something! There will be something!)
  • When was the last time you did something with LOVE for someone else?

Now write down your thoughts, here you could do some freestyle writing.

Once you’ve done that, read through and highlight which parts are your choice? You should find that most of it is through choice. If not, have another look through, whilst reading think about your thoughts, can you look at things differently? Can you choose your thoughts? Can you choose to look at a situation and see the good in it?

Now start freestyle writing about how life could be, how you wish it could be if you made these changes to your thoughts.

Life is about making choices; to choose to see the good around us or choose to dwell upon which isn’t good. Sometimes we could dislike something so much in our life that it can take over our whole being. For example: how many people HATE their jobs. I don’t like using the would hate. It’s a very strong passionate word that can seep into someone’s bones. There are people who hear their alarm go off on a morning and feel a deep sickly pit at the bottom of their stomach (I know because I was one of them, many many many years ago!). I deeply HATED the jobs I had, I moved from job to job … but every time I moved jobs, I knew I word HATE it! I knew I would hate it because it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. I wasn’t fulfilling my dreams by moving from job to job. But as the LOA would tell us, I brought the hate on myself.

If only I’d known that I was simply dreaming of the life I wanted, but not actually doing anything about it and blaming everyone else, circumstance and life in general – I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what I had to do but I would put constant barriers up … excuses!

I chose excuses!


In my jobs I wasn’t appreciated – but then I didn’t really appreciate anyone else. I was envious of those who laughed their way through the day and got promoted!!! How dare they! How can these people who spent much of their time laughing and chatting keep getting promoted – especially over someone like me who came in early, worked through my lunch hour, took work home with me and was more qualified than most of the office!

How could this keep happening? If only I could travel back to those days and give that younger version of me a shake. Although, I do often think I had to go through those thoughts to understand my thoughts now. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve endured. I choose now to be the most positive, grateful and loving person possible.

I don’t recognise the younger me … it doesn’t even feel like me. I wish I’d known then what I know now about choosing my response to my situation … so much unhappiness leads to more unhappiness.

It’s as simple as this –

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Ask yourself two more questions …

  • Do you want to be around someone who has the ability to do a particular job or task, but is deterimental to others, to themselves and to life in general?
  • Do you want to be around someone who may need to learn a few things, but has the determination, enthusiasm and the zest for life to push themselves forward?

Now ask yourself another question …

Who do you CHOOSE to be?

Although it would be great to go back and give the younger version of my selfish self a ‘good old’ talking to, I also understand all my life events have bought me to where I am today. I have had to experience some awful hard times, but I understand now and it all makes perfect sense. Everything happens for a reason, it’s your choice to understand the reason.

Life is simple when you look at it simply! Life is beautiful! We must choose to see the beauty. Once you see the beauty … it all becomes clear.


Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

If you’d like help in surrounding yourself with positivity, you can download your very own FREE inspirational guide here.


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Wealthy Wednesday – Inspiring You!


This week we look at

Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth

Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Dee Garnes


What is Wealthy Wednesday?

Wednesday is about helping you build a wealthy mind through inspirational books, articles, videos or other resources that will help you develop your wealth of knowledge.

Wednesday is a good day to understand your feelings. Are you counting the hours down until the weekend? Did you get out of bed this morning and think, ‘I’m nearly half-way through the week’?

We can all continue to develop our wealthy minds, but if you relate to the above, your spiritual wealthiness definitely needs some TLC 🙂

This week’s book is one by Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Dee Garnes

Memories of Heaven:

Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth


This book was sat on my shelf for quite a while before I actually read it. I would lift it from the bookshelf and then put it back after being distracted by other things.

However, I decided in the summer to take it on holiday. After reading Doreen Virtue’s Miracles of Archangel Gabriel I was drawn to the book … would could children tell us about our time before here?

Well, I wasn’t disappointed with the recollections; it was an amazing and awe-inspiring read. Gripping from the start.

Usually on holiday I listen to audible so I can watch my girls in the pool etc. so having this book as a paperback I wasn’t sure I would have chance to read it, however, once I started, I could not put it down.

My girls are now nine and seven years, and this book bought back memories of their time when they were younger. I remember when Lexi, my eldest, was just two years old and she had an imaginary friend called Lucy. Lucy came everywhere with us, ate with us and even slept with Lexi most nights. Lexi would come up with these stories about Lucy, where she’d been, who her family was etc. I use to think that she had an amazing imagination, and being a writer myself and telling stories from a young age, I didn’t really think anything of it.

One particular day, Lexi asked me to take a photo of her and Lucy, of course, I joined in the fun, like I always did. I snapped a few photos, telling Lexi and (supposedly Lucy) to smile for the photo. Lexi wanted to view the photo on my camera, you can imagine my shock when she said, ‘Where’s Lucy?’ ‘Lucy isn’t on the photo?’ I still get tingles now when I think about that conversation.

After reading this book, I wish I’d been able to read it when my girls were younger, especially when Lexi was communicating with the little girl Lucy. Any parents or grandparents of younger children should definitely read this book. It shows the innocence of our babies and toddlers, their purity before they are moulded into what our society thinks they should be.

There are some bad reviews that say this book repeats itself, but doesn’t that give the children’s stories in this book more validity? If many children are reciting the same kind of stories about the their time before they were born, wouldn’t that mean there is more truth behind these stories? I think so. Whether you believe in afterlife or not, rebirth or Reincarnation, this is still an interesting and inspiring read. It shows there is more to life than our bodies on this earth 🙂

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What is Wealthy Wednesday?

Wednesday is about helping you build a wealthy mind through inspirational books, articles, videos or other resources that will help you develop your wealth of knowledge.

Wednesday is a good day to understand your feelings. Are you counting the hours down until the weekend? Did you get out of bed this morning and think, ‘I’m nearly half-way through the week’?

We can all continue to develop our wealthy minds, but if you relate to the above, your spiritual wealthiness definitely needs some TLC 🙂

This week’s book is one of Doreen Virtue’s amazing reads.

The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel



It was strange how I came across this book. I’ve read many Hay House books, over the years, although I am subscribed to Doreen Virtue’s newsletter, I’d never read any of her books. I’d watched some of her videos, and although I wanted to read her books, there was always something else on my list to read first.

However, this one particular day this book landed in my inbox – FREE! I didn’t download it at first, not because I didn’t want to, but I’d breezed over it, not taking much notice. (I have lots of inspirational, motivational messages coming through daily). But this email arrived again! And I automatically thought, ‘I need to read this’. I do truly believe in angels, but sometimes I need confirmation that I am meant to do certain things, so I may get one sign, but then I’ll look out for another.

This is a very powerful book, so much so that when I was reading it I felt it had been written for me. The unbelievable feeling that I was being protectively watched over while reading the book was so reassuring I didn’t want the book to end.

Are you wondering who Archangel Gabriel is?

Here’s a snapsnot from Doreen Virtue’s website –

Gabriel and Mother Mary work closely together to minister to sensitive children. They guide conceptions, adoptions, pregnancies, births, and the raising of children. Because Gabriel is deeply concerned about children’s welfare, the archangel mentors responsible and loving adults who wish to help the young. If you feel called to work with children in any capacity, please ask Gabriel to help you.Gabriel helps earthly messengers such as teach­ers, counselors, writers, artists, and actors. This arch­angel acts like a Heavenly agent and manager who motivates you to polish your skills. Gabriel then opens the door of opportunity for you to work in your chosen career, and gives you a loving push through it if you hesitate.

It’s strange because we named our youngest daughter Gabriella, who is now 7 years old. Me and hubby were so drawn to the name but I wasn’t actually sure why at the time. I didn’t know of anyone with that name, and it wasn’t one of the popular names at the time. It hadn’t been a name that had been on our ‘girls names list’ for a lifetime. It came to us just before she was born.

At this time it wasn’t that I didn’t believe in Angels, I’d never really thought about it. My dad was an atheist, so although I felt like there was more to us than the ‘ape theory’, it wasn’t something we discussed, as it would be dismissed, laughed at or would even cause an argument because he was so strong-willed and adamant about his own theories and beliefs.

When I gave birth to Gabriella, I didn’t know what I know now about the Law of Attraction or Spiritual Awareness. At that particular time, we were going through a very bad time. A horrendous time. We’d had to move out of our house to live with my in-laws because my hubby’s business was crumbling, money was non-existent, we had insurmountable amount of debt and we were literally ‘just surviving’. Not ‘just living or existing’ – we were holding on for dear life!

I was 7 months pregnant when we had to move in with my in-laws (who are lovely and I was thankful we had them to help us) and our toddler, Lexi, who was 21 months at the time. It was a time that should have been filled with happiness because we were bringing a new life into the world, but it was dampened by so much negativity, pressure and fear.

When I was reading ‘The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel’ I know now he was with me at that awful time. Reading this amazing book was like confirmation that the things I’ve learnt over the years, in terms of how to change my thoughts and lead a better life, was because he was there guiding me. He was trying to get through to me then and I wasn’t really listening, to be honest it took a few years to understand, to listen and follow his guidance.

This book is confirmation for me that Archangel Gabriel is with me always. If I need help from the other angels, he helps me decide which one is needed. For example, Archangel Jophiel recently helped me declutter my house, so I could think straight. A thankful and awesome experience. It’s a wonderful feeling connecting with the angels. As Doreen Virtue will tell you in many of her books, the angels want to help us. It’s so powerful and so rewarding to feel that connection with them.

As I said, this is the first book I’ve read of Doreen Virtue, but I would like to thank her for writing this book. I will be reading more of her books. I’ve already finished a few more, which I’ll review on here over the coming weeks. They all make perfect sense. There is an element of common sense, which those who struggle with the theory of angels or spiritual guidance may find bizarre that common sense could even be mentioned when talking about angels, but trust me once you are in tune … it really is common sense. It makes sense. The world makes sense.

I urge everyone to read this book, whether you believe in angels or not, because this book will relate to many people. There will be things in your life that you believe are coincidences … reading books about angels, especially this book, you may start to realise that you are not alone. Just ask for help … and you will be surprised at how your prayers will be answered.

You can download ‘The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel’ here. I did mention it landed in my inbox for free, which was a bonus for me, and a sign that I needed this book. However, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this book. It’s worth every penny and more 🙂



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A – Z Inspirational Summary

Monday’s Inspirational Blog

Life has been passing me by … in a good way!

My girls have just gone back to school today; my eldest into YR5 and my youngest into YR3!

All I’ve heard, including from myself is …

‘Where on earth is time going?’

Do you feel like this? If the answer is yes, this could be a good thing or a bad thing! I know my life is going ever so quickly because I’m having fun. I was lucky enough to enjoy the summer holidays with my girls, working around them as much as I could, but I did lessen my workload. This isn’t a bad thing, because like today I’m rested, I’m fresh and ready to take the world by storm.

So I thought it would be a perfect time to have an overall inspirational blog 🙂

Last year I put together an A to Z of inspirational blog posts, so I thought this would be the perfect time to bring those together into one.

 If you see anything within this A to Z you’d like to read more about, simply click on the link.

Happy thoughts 🙂

A is for Aspiration 

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B is for Belief

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C is for Courage

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D is for Dreams

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E is for Enjoy

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F is for Fun

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G is for Gratitude

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H is for Hello

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I is for Influence

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J is for Joy

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K is for Knowing

knowing you already do
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L is for Law of Attraction

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M is for Meditation

how to be happy
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N is for Never Give Up

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O is for Open

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P is for Passion

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Q is for Quotes

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R is for Risk-Taking

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S is for Smile

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T is for Tranquil

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U is for Understand

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V is for Value Yourself

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W is for Wealth

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X is for Xenodochial

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Y is for Yesterday

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Z is for Zest

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 Hopefully some of these will help you through the day, week or month.

Just remember: