Posted on September 17, 2017
This week’s inspirational task …
Ask yourself: How much magic are you spreading?
This is definitely one of my favourite words …
As children, we believe in magic and we watch magical things happen. It’s only as we progress into adulthood that we lose our belief, but once you start to believe you will be amazed at how things can become magical.
But in the words of Roald Dahl, ‘Those who don’t believe in magic, will never find it’.
And in the words of, Dr Wayne Dyer, ‘Believe it to see it.’
Sometimes life offers us challenges, and believing in magic might be somewhat hard to do. However, if you were to see these challenges as a diversion that was taking you to a better place, can you start to believe that magical things could happen?
If you’re still struggling with this, that’s absolutely fine … sometimes our challenges just feel too much. A little overwhelming? Overbearing? That’s why I’ve created my therapeutic creative writing exercises for the first six months of the year. You can refer back to any of the A-Z inspirational words and seek out the writing exercises. If you’re finding it hard to find the magic in life it’s best starting from the beginning with Inspirational Word: Appreciation … Once you start to look for things to be grateful for, you’ll be amazed at how you magically have so much more to be grateful for.
However, if you’d like to get straight into the magical therapeutic creative writing exercises, you can see our previous blog on life’s wonderful magic here.
You can also see below the message of magic, we are spreading through inspirational clothing, as I always say, you never know who needs to see your message.
But firstly, here are a few quotes about life’s magic to help you think about how grateful you are.
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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 the message of life’s wonderful magic
A range of colours are available; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown
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
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, 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
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.
‘… this is definitely a book I chose as a heart over head read …’
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Out September 29th, 2017
Posted on July 25, 2017
I actually read this book back in 2013 when it was published under its previous title How My Life Became Chaos and really loved it and the two other titles that came after it in the Chaos series. So I was absolutely thrilled when I learned that Bombshell Books had signed Victoria J Brown and were publishing her books. It means I can rave about this book once again and hopefully bring some new fans to this brilliant series!
The author gives us a glimpse of what normal life is and how quickly it can change. Paranoia, insecurities, love, forgiveness, grief – we get a taste of it all in this book.
Holding Myself is the first book in a series featuring Kat. To start with the book feels like it’s going to be some sort of light hearted chick lit read but it is actually much deeper than that.
A wonderfully captivating story of life and struggles, with some extremely heart rendering moments.
Having really enjoyed this book I find it hard to believe that this is Victoria J Brown’s first novel as the writing just flows and the style is very accomplished. It’s an easy to read novel and although I’ve seen it described as chick-lit, the topics it deals with are very serious and sympathetically treated.
Whilst reading Holding Myself, it was almost like Kat and I were best friends and we were sat,her relaying her tale to me.
Holding Myself deals with some harrowing and incredibly difficult issues- but far from being a difficult read, the tone and craft of the writing turns this into a gripping, unputdownable drama laced with moments of humour and warmth that seem to hug the reader to them.
I was surprised by how involved I became in both the story and the characters lives and it was a deeper read than I was expecting to find.
A well deserved five stars from me and I will be looking out for future books by Victoria Brown.A very 21st century book!
There are lots of twists and turns along the way and things don’t work out quite how you would expect, however it still leaves you with that satisfied, happy feeling when you come to the end. A great page turner that you can’t put down.
Thank you, Alison Daughtry Drew from The Dragon Slayer for your lovely review:
Victoria has a knack of writing in such a way that little by little the story unfolds and the reader finds themselves engrossed in amongst the characters and part of the ongoing situation.
Another fantastic review from Emma-Louise Smith from Read, Write, Inspire. Thank you lots Emma-Louise.
The book while touching on sensitive subjects such as pregnancy, abortion, death, miscarriage and physical/mental abuse managed to stay quite light and not too heavy.
Kate Olsen from The Loud Library Lady made my week when she likened me to Sophie Kinsella and Jenny Oliver. A massive thank you Kate, I’m so pleased you enjoyed Holding Myself:
I found myself falling into Kat’s story immediately upon beginning to read this book, and finished it in one evening. Brown writes in an intensely readable fashion, one that I liken to many of my very favourite chick lit writers such as Sophie Kinsella and Jenny Oliver – conversational and very relatable.
Posted on July 17, 2017
What an exciting couple of days!
It has made me realise that I’m on the right path …
If you read my blog, you’ll know I’m a huge lover of inspirational messages and following dreams while appreciating life, being grateful and sending love always. Positive thinking is really the only way to move life forward, even when those life challenges are testing us. I hope you find this post inspiring and it motivates you to NEVER GIVE UP!
Yesterday, my original chaos series was re-released by Bombshell Books
NEW COVER & A NEW NAME! And I think it looks pretty awesome!
In the process of Sarah Hardy, the fabulous publicist at Bloodhound/Bombshell Books organising my book blog tour, I was lucky enough to talk with the lovely Joanne Robertson about my journey to becoming a writer and how my dreams are now coming true.
In writing this post, it made me realise how far I’ve come and what I’ve actually been through. I’ve not gone into too much detail, as to be honest, my life is a novel in itself … but it made me realise that the journey may have been tough at times, but not giving up, continually pushing, hoping, praying and ultimately believing, has made my dreams of publication come true. I pleased I started my inspirational blog and company … I truly hope others are inspired to achieve their own goals.
You can see a part of my journey on Joanne’s lovely blog, My Chestnut Reading Tree
Thank you to all that have and are taking part in the blog tour, those who have interacted on social media, those who have purchased the book, those who have left reviews … I am feeling extremely blessed.