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Inspirational Words: Learn To Relax So You Can Achieve More

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... R is for RELAX Taking time out to assess and soothe your body and soul is the key to moving forward. How many times have you heard people saying, 'I haven't got time ...' These are the people who need it...

Inspirational Words: Discover Your Quest In Life

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... Q is for QUEST Do you feel an underlying passion or incompleteness that isn't being fulfilled? If you were to believe that you were sent here on a life mission or a quest that needed to be completed how...

Inspirational Words: Reignite Your Passion And Motivation

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... P is for PASSION When I thought about the letter P positivity was the first word that came to mind, but after really thinking about this, I decided that I wanted to write about Passion. Why? Because I...

Inspirational Words: How To Open Your Mind, Heart And Eyes

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... O is for OPEN How are you feeling on this glorious Monday? Do you feel as if you need a huge change? Are you happy with where you are in your life? How open are you to change? How open are you to...

Inspirational Words: How To See The Magic In Life

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... M is for MAGIC Do you remember being a child and believing in magic? Do you remember your imagination being stretched so far that anything was possible? There were no limits ... Do you remember that...

Inspirational Words: How To Be A More Loving Person

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... L is for LOVE You may be thinking this is quite an obvious word this week, but you'd be amazed at how many people miss the opportunity to show love. Ask yourself, how many times in a day do you show love?...

Inspirational Words: How to Express More Kindness

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... K is for KINDNESS Kindness is something that should become part of your life. True pure kindness is the one characteristic that integrates a whole range of benefits without even thinking about it ... from...

Inspirational Words: How to Enjoy Your Journey in Life

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... J is for JOURNEY "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey!' This is one of the most popular quotes relating to enjoying your journey towards your goal. However, if you're in a frustrated...

Inspirational Words: Choose Good Habits Rather Than Bad Habits

  This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ...  H is for HABITS You may have opened this blog and thought, 'habit' - that's not a very positive word. But our habits can decide whether we are enjoying life in the best way that we possibly can. Our...

Inspirational Words: How To Become A Forgiving Person

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... F is for FORGIVENESS Many people waste much of their life holding grudges, despises others and feeling anger towards certain people. It's such a shame they don't realise they are only hurting themselves....

Inspirational Words: How To Embrace Yourself And Your Life

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... E is for EMBRACE When you initially saw this blog you may have thought about what 'embracing' means to you ... Embracing someone, embracing you, embracing your life etc. Well, let's talk about all those...

Inspirational Words: How To Live A Divine Life

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... D is for DIVINE You deserve to live a divine life ... so ask yourself ... are you? Are you living the most super fantastic life ever? Are you living a divine life? Do you know how to live a divine life?...

Inspirational Words: How To Choose A Better You

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... C is for CHOICES 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...

Inspirational Words: How To Become A Bubbly Person

This week's positive word on our A-Z Inspirational Journey ... B is for BUBBLY I love this word. I love being around people who are 'bubbly'; people who ooze personality and character. How bubbly would you say you are? Do you talk enthusiastically to people? Or do...

Inspirational Words: How To Increase Your Appreciation In Life

What are your plans for the year ahead? Did you make some New Years Resolutions? To get you started on a New Year, I decided to kick the year off with another A-Z Inspirational Journey ... These words I hope to focus on this year and we will keep coming back to them...

Wealthy Wednesday – Powerful Books

WEALTHY WEDNESDAY 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....

Wealthy Wednesday – Inspiring You!

 WEALTHY WEDNESDAY 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...

WEALTHY WEDNESDAY – INSPIRING YOU!

 WEALTHY WEDNESDAY 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....

The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read – Book Review

I saw the title of this book and had to read it. How could someone become a teacher and not be able to read? From start to finish I couldn't put this book down. I became engrossed in John Corcoran's life. Although, I think it's an awesome book, I have read lots of...

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...

*NEW* FANTASTIC PICTURE BOOK SET – ONLY £21.99!

Save over £77 on a brand new Picture Book Gift Set (while stocks last - be quick if you're interested!) From classic fairy tales to favourite nursery rhymes, young readers are sure to love this brand new collection which has been presented in a sturdy slipcase. Follow...

The Memory Chronicles – Giveaway

Level 2 is the first in The Memory Chronicles and I couldn't put it down. A great book for young adults and adults, no matter what genre they enjoy. You can see my review and enter the giveaway here THE STORY EXPLORERS CLUB - BOOKSHOP      

Gorgeous Gift Sets – SPECIAL OFFERS!

These gorgeous gift sets are perfect for christmas presents USUALLY £25.00 NOW ONLY £14.99 (WHILE STOCK LASTS!) Traditional stories gift set A beautiful gift box containing five traditional stories, including The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red...

Usborne Books with Audio CD

The Story Explorer Club has been designed to help kids explore stories, it's not just about the reading and writing, it's about understanding and comprehension. It's about delving into a story and being part of it. I'm a huge lover of audio books ... you can read a...

Usborne slot-together collection

This slot-together victorian house & slot-together castle would make the perfect Christmas present, and they are ONLY £25.00! The slot-together victorian doll house is NEW to the Usborne range ... and it's on my girlies Christmas List! Slot-together Victorian...

See Inside Books

The Usborne See Inside Range is another of my favourites. You can see the range of 34 books on pages 150-151 of the catalogue Some of the science-based books in this collection are a great way of your child learning more about their body, their surroundings and the...

Cards that have real meaning!

I'm a total sucker for a good card! I'm one of those people who stands in the shop reading each verse, making sure it says what I want it to say, and when I receive a card, yes the words mean the world to me! So when I found out that Usborne had created cards to...

Chrimbo Calendar Ideas!

Yes, can you believe it ... we have just over 11 weeks until Santa arrives! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Where does time go? So in 8 weeks it's time for the official countdown ... I love it from the 1st December when my girls get so excited about how many...

Usborne helps your children when it comes to ‘growing up’!

I titled this post 'Usborne helps your children ...' But it probably should have been called 'Usborne helps YOU ...' There's so many different views on when it is the right time to tell your child about puberty and sex. But I don't think it's just about the facts of...

Young Adult Fiction

Usborne Publishing are a market leader in the children's publishing industry, but did you realise they have a Young Adult section too? From dark romance, historical to suspense, the range that is aimed at 14 yrs+, is celebrating endless fab reviews! Here's just a few...

Creative Writing – Help your child write their own story!

The Story Explorers Club is passionate about children writing their own story! Whether they want to write a story or write to help them deal with their feelings, we're hoping as The Story Explorers Club develops we can help children achieve this. Usborne Books already...

Usborne Books and Foreign Languages

The three most commonly taught languages in schools are French, German and Spanish. Usborne Books do not let the side down when it comes to their language books. You can see the full range from page 155 to 160. Below is a little overview of what is available - from...

Usborne’s Colour-in Booksmarks and Picture!

Click on the image, print off, colour in and then send to vicky@victoria-brown.com as part of The Story Explorers Club, we will post on our facebook page & each child will get a certificate xx Happy Colouring xx

Why you should choose Usborne Books!

Usborne is well regarded as a market leader within the children's publishing industry and each year they are looking for innovative new ideas that will excite children and adults alike. These are just a few of the amazing points about Usborne Books: Age...

Why you should choose Usborne Books!

Usborne is well regarded as a market leader within the children's publishing industry and each year they are looking for innovative new ideas that will excite children and adults alike. These are just a few of the amazing points about Usborne Books: Age...

Usborne’s Reading Programme

If you're anything like me, and many other mums I know sometimes Biff, Chip & Kipper and their magic key can become a little boring! That is nothing against the Oxford Reading Tree, as their books are excellent for developing children's reading skills & have...

Do babies only see black and white?

At birth, your baby sees only in black and white and shades of gray. taken from: http://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/infants.htm Click on the link above to find out more about how a baby's sight develops. Usborne publishing have developed a range of baby books that...

Did you get a lie-in this morning?

So it’s Saturday morning and if you’re still in bed by 8am, you’re lucky 🙂 Parents across the country have had their kids poking their eyes, picking their noses or twisting their lips. Kids have pleaded, begged, shouted, bounced on beds to shoehorn their parents out...

Gorgeous Bedtime Stories

Did you realise that a third of parents never read to their kids before bed? The article I found this information from also states that child psychologist, Dr. Richard Woolfson stresses that storytime before bed can benefit everyone. (This was taken...

Usborne’s New Titles for October!

Usborne Publishing are always searching for innovative and exciting projects and every month they bring out some new titles! Look at what is going on this month! If you'd like to know more about any of the books in the pictures below, just send me a message and I'll...

Why I’ve set-up ‘The Story Explorers Club’!

The Story Explorers Club's mission: To help build awareness of the importance of reading and writing, not just for educational purposes, but for children's personal development; by encouraging them to express their feelings through creative writing and reading which...

Schedule for the online launch of ‘The Book Explorers Club’

The Story Explorers Club’s Online Launch Schedule 2nd Oct – 4th Oct 2015 FRIDAY 6.00pm - Welcome 🙂 6.30pm – You’ll be able to view the online Catalogue. This will allow you to view at your own leisure throughout the weekend. 7.00pm – Why have I set-up ‘The Book...

How to get your hands on some FREE Usborne Children’s Books?

  So I've decided to make the plunge into a new and exciting venture! I'm not leaving my own writing behind, but this opportunity still allows me to work with my passion ... stories, stories and more stories! Using my MA in Creative Writing, I'm hoping to bring...

Z is for Zest

Do you have a zest for life? If so, that's wonderful. Well done! Just keep that zest going ... your task is to pass your joy for life onto others. Not really feeling the zest at the moment? Ask yourself this question ... What is holding me back? What was your answer...

Y is for Yesterday

It may be easier said than done when it comes to forgetting yesterday. But unfortunately, unless you have some kind of miraculous time-machine hanging about, there's not much you can do about yesterday, except work on today and change your tomorrow. If there's...

X is for Xenodochial

Well, this is a big word! Heard of it? No neither had I until I was searching for the right X-inspirational word, and then I came across this and loved its meaning. Xenodochial is an adjective describing something – such as a person, place or software application —...

W is for Wealth

When you think about the word wealth, what automatically comes to mind? This? or this?  So, did you think about the first 2 explanations taken from the Oxford Dictionary ? 1. An abundance of valuable possessions or money:he used his considerable wealth to bribe...

V is for Value Yourself

The last few inspirational blogs have been about looking at yourself and understanding yourself within. Valuing yourself fits great with this theme. If you don't value yourself, you can't expect others too either. If others don't appreciate your value, then you need...

U is for Understand

Last week we talked about Tranquility. Some people may struggle with being tranquil if they do not truly understand themselves. It can be a really unsettling place if you're unsure of who you are! But as this quote from Debbie Ford expresses ... Sometimes in life we...

T is for Tranquil

Ask yourself, this one question: Is your mind tranquil? There are many people who will probably struggle to answer yes to this question. In today's society, we lead busy lives and being tranquil with ourselves seems to be a last priority or not a priority at all. But...

S is for Smile

Smiling is one of the easiest and most uplifting things to do! It doesn't cost anything to smile, you don't have to say anything, you don't even have to move ... you just need to smile. Simple! If you're reading this thinking, 'it's really not that simple, I have...

R is for Risk-Taking

This probably accounts for why there are so many people who don't actually achieve their dreams; they are scared to take any risks. But if you don't take the risks how will you ever know how close you came to achieving your dream. This doesn't necessarily mean giving...

Q is for Quotes

I thought 'Quotes' was the perfect word for this week's blog. If you've been reading my blog posts, or you follow me on twitter, you'll know that I absolutely love inspirational quotes. I could sit and read them all day long, in fact, I've done just that when I've...

P is for … Power

The word Power has so many connotations for some people. Some people automatically think of people in power, and although the following statement is true: The meaning of the word power today is about other people, it's about you! How much power do you have over your...

O is for … Ownership

Let's start today's blog post by asking you a few questions: How much ownership are you taking of your life? Do you blame others? Are you in control of your life? Are you happy in life where you are? Do you want more from life? You do realise it's only you that can...

N is for Never Give Up!

Yes, three words this week, but three of the most important words you'll ever need to hear ... there are others such as, 'I love you ...'  however, Never Give Up, is right up there on the top of my list. I'm keeping this blog post, short and sweet, because there's...

M is for Meditation

I have such a busy and active mind, to a point where unless I have my to-do list, shopping list and random other lists it doesn't get done. So when the idea of meditation came up I really loved the thought of this relaxing technique, but really didn't think I could...

L is for ‘Law of Attraction’

Why do I believe in the Law of Attraction (LOA)? Because it works for me! But what is the LOA? "The law of attraction is the name given to the term that "like attracts like" and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or...

K is for Knowing

There's so much force behind 'knowing' how to think. If you've learnt anything from this blog, it's hopefully about choosing your thoughts, choosing to lift yourself up and not focus on the negatives. Now even if you're struggling to do this, BUT you know that you...

J is for Joy

I have a friend whose personal car registration reads 'JOY'. It describes her positive, influential thinking in so many ways. Every time I see her and I see her number plate, I have a little light that goes on inside. I absolutely love it. Whereas one of my favourite...

I is for Influence

  Influence ... when you think of this word, what comes to mind? There are many good influences and bad influences in our lives that we have to decide which to ignore and which to look up to. But one of today's focuses is not to look at negative influences (as...

H is for Hello

Once again, there were so many words to choose from when it came to H: Happiness, Hope, Help ... but today I'm going with Hello. Now we could talk about saying, 'Hello' to new chapters in your life ... here's a few quotes for you! But keep reading, I'm talking today...

G is for Gratitude

I absolutely love this word. I love the feeling of being grateful for all I have. When I first discovered the Law of Attraction, gratitude was one of the things I enjoyed learning about the most. Being grateful for all I had. Being thankful for the smallest of things...

F is for Fun

Today's blog post was inspired by my 8 year old daughter. She was watching me last week, as I put together E is for Enjoy and decided she wanted to help. So she started to think of words beginning with F ... the first thing that came out of her mouth was fun! Perfect!...

E is for Enjoy

It's easy to say, 'Enjoy life while you're here,' but when you have 101 things going around in your head, your every day life is busy with all the stuff you have going on in your life, that simply saying, 'Enjoy it,' seems fragile and often nonsense! This is where you...

D is for Dreams

Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who has responded to the A-Z Inspirational Blog Posts. If they only help one person then that's enough for me to keep writing them, however, it's good to know there's more than one person out there being encouraged by them. I could...

C is for Courage

Last week we talked about B is for believing, and thank you for those who sent me lovely personal messages. I do love to hear from you guys 🙂 This week I thought C for courage was the best word to carry on from belief. It can take courage to believe in yourself, to...

B is for Belief

Last week I started my new A-Z of inspirational blogging, and I talked about having aspirations. If you haven't read it, you can read it here. If you did, did you write down your aspirational list? Have you been visualising reaching these aspirations? Some people can...

A is for Aspiration!

Well, hi guys, I've left this blog untouched since the beginning of January! That's because I've been working full out on my wedding business www.calmweddings.com (getting married or know anyone getting married, please give it a visit - plus get your FREE wedding tips...

New Year Resolutions – Don’t make too many 🙂

Sorry to those who enjoy reading my blog posts, I realise it's been over a month since my last one! November and December are always manic at this end, not only with Christmas but both my girlies have their birthdays. So it's generally all go! Then January started...

Make time to have fun with friends!

Do you forget to have fun? If you're like me, following the law of attraction is all above giving love, being grateful and savouring every breath that we take. However, this doesn't mean that life doesn't take over ... I still find my to-do list growing daily, I still...

FREE – HOW MY LIFE BECAME CHAOS

FREE - THIS WEEK ONLY! 24TH NOVEMBER - 28TH NOVEMBER 5* REVIEWS FROM BOOK BLOGGERS  "I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was genuinely gutted when it ended, thank goodness I still have books 2 and 3 to read.  Highly recommend this book to anybody who loves chick lit...

Fighting for your dreams!

For those who have dreams and goals they are aiming for, you'll understand when I say, 'but I'm just so tired!' Do you ever feel like you're on a treadmill? And no matter how much effort you put in, it doesn't seem to be coming together, you don't seem to be moving...

Taking time to breathe!

I realise I haven't written a blog post on my own site for over 2 months! I actually didn't realise how long it had been until I checked back over and I thought, 'It's time to air some thoughts on here!' So where have I been? Well, most authors will tell you they've...

FREE HOLIDAY READ – 3 DAYS ONLY!!

HOW MY LIFE BECAME CHOAS IS FREE FOR 3 DAYS ONLY!!! 5* REVIEWS FROM BOOK BLOGGERS  Victoria J. Brown tells a very real and relatable story of a transformational time in Kathryn Neasham’s life (AKA Kat). I could appreciate the family issues she tackled, the support of...

My Favourite Blogs

Well for those of you who have children, you'll be in the midst of the summer holidays ... how are you feeling? On the first day, I turned to the wine! As did many other parents I know, but luckily things have got much better since then. In fact, I can't believe they...

Review of Hit Girls

I listened to Hit Girls by Dreda Mitchell through my Audible which I have on my phone. You can read more here about audible on an earlier blog I did. Anyway, I downloaded Hit Girls when it came within a '2 for 1' offer, unsure whether it was my type of thing. But I'm...

Enjoying the hols … whatever the weather!

Unfortunately predicting the weather is not something we are blessed with in Britain. With the summer hols approaching who knows what the weather will be like! We may have some scorching hot days (which many of us can't cope with!) or we may have a downpour of rain,...

Make Someone’s Day with a Thank You!

On Saturday I received a lovely card from a lovely friend who was thanking me for being so positive and supportive. I was really overwhelmed as I didn't even realise I had helped this friend so much. She's going through a particularly hard time at the moment, but I...

EXCITING – WIN AN ECOPY OF TERRY TYLER’S KINGS AND QUEENS

I had to share this giveaway. I love Shaz's blog and website: Jera Jamboree Shaz was amazing on my book tour, which I did a few months back. When I saw that Terry Tyler was working with Shaz to promote her giveaway of Kings and Queens, I just had to share it with you....

Would you like to feel better about yourself?

You may have noticed today I've shared a few posts about 'Flourish with Confidence'. I absolutely love this lady; Tracy Russell. She is so amazingly warm and is so determined to help women out there who need to boost their confidence - in any area of their life. I met...

How times have changed?

Writing the title of this blog post made me feel very old indeed, but not even in my forties yet (a few more years) apparently I'm still a baby. But when downloading 'Let It Go' (yes, the famous, Frozen song) onto my phone so my girls could sing their hearts out, it...

Inspiring Book!

I've just finished reading Wishes Fulfilled by Dr Wayne Dyer and absolutely loved it. I couldn't put this book down. I've read many Law of Attraction Books and I really enjoyed Dyer's book,  I can see clearly now, but this book delved deeper into the thinking behind...

Embarrassing Kids Moments

I always thought I'd be one of those parents who would NEVER embarrass my kids! Well, since having kids I've decided I'm going to embarrass them so much ... as they have a tendency to have moments where I wish the ground would swallow me up. I want pay back 🙂 The...

What will you do differently this week?

I'm asking myself the same question! I am so focused on my work and my writing (and when is it time for a glass of wine! 🙂 ). I'm learning new things daily. I'm reading lots of spiritual and inspirational stuff. I'm so excited about my work. But that part of my life...

Book Review – The Adventures of Pebble Beach

Admittedly, when I started 'The Adventures of Pebble Beach' I was a little unsure whether it was my type of book. The erotic scene and language that gets this book started, was not my usual type of read. However, I'm so pleased I continued. Pebble Beach is a great...

One of those days … try weeks!

We all have them ... you know those days where nothing is life-threatening, in fact, nothing serious at all has happened, but still ... As I've mentioned before if you read my twitter page @victoriajbrown or my facebook page you'll see I'm a very positive person. I'm...

Guest Post by Barbara Berger

I gladly welcome international bestseller, Barbara Berger, to my blog on this lovely Monday morning. I was kindly asked by Barbara to review her new novel 'The Adventures of Pebble Beach' - see my review on Friday 🙂 But read here how her excellent novel combines...

Guest Post by Erin Brady

I welcome Erin Brady onto my blog today. Totally honored to have Erin here 🙂 I've already purchased this book ... I love the sound it. Hope you do too 🙂 One Last Blind Date! I am very excited to announce the release of my next book, “One Last Blind Date.” The...

Inspiring my Home

If you follow my blogs, books, facebook and twitter you'll probably have noticed I'm quite obsessed with inspirational quotes. I regularly tweet my own quotes, plus those that I love from other people. I've collected many over the years and put them into 3 annual...

Page2Stage Parties … and much more!

So last week I talked about Kids Parties. And yes, I'm still talking about them. As a parent it's what life is about, isn't it? 🙂 Actually I couldn't resist writing this blog post ... I wanted to share some party news that has pleased me. Last week, my week got more...

Why I love interviewing other authors

Now, even if you're not an author, but believe in following your dreams, hopefully you'll enjoy this blog post. When I released How My Life Became Chaos, it was quite a daunting experience. Reading is so subjective, just because one person loves a book it doesn't mean...

Ideas for Kids Parties

Sometimes I think my kids have a better social life than me! They don't think so, constantly asking, 'Who are we seeing today?' 'What should we do today?' 'Where are we going today?' Yes, even on a school day, God forbid if I answer, 'No-one,' 'Nothing,' 'Nowhere!' At...

I Can See Clearly Now

Anyone who follows my blog, facebook or twitter page will understand how I love inspirational messages. But it's not just the messages themselves, it is the people behind the messages that I love to learn about. I love reading about people's life experiences and how...

Entertaining Kids While You Work!

So the Easter Holidays are over ... not sure about you but we had a lovely time. A nice trip to London, as Santa had been very kind in buying us all tickets to see Mamma Mia. Which was quite good of Santa, as with the girls birthdays being so close to Christmas, it...

5* Reviews from Book Bloggers on my Awesome Book Tour!

These last two weeks have been so amazing! Here's just a few comments from book bloggers: "I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was genuinely gutted when it ended, thank goodness I still have books 2 and 3 to read.  Highly recommend this book to anybody who loves chick...