Did you know this ?…………and most importantly do you listen, this is the big secret in life, are you aware of how many people listen or just hear you and are not listening ! All though I maybe blowing my own trumpet, I do know for sure, that one of my reasons of success in my Coaching Business is my ability to listen, I even hear words people do not say, as I personally dislike in a big way,  talking and know that people hear me but don’t listen, I would never do it to some one else, I also appreciate that the person in question has chosen me to be the receiver of their conversation whether it be business related or not, some people find it hard to talk and this is why we should always be grateful for any trust or confidence that another person would place in…

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Song Lyric Sunday – “Talking In Your Sleep”

Being Lydia!

So, this week I am staying inside the box for a change. Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Day At A Time picked “sleep” as the theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. This popped into my head almost immediately (well behind some Lions anyway).

“Talking In Your Sleep” went to No. 3 on the Billboard top 100 in early 1984 and was the most successful hit for The Romantics. Later that year British group Bucks Fizz had a hit version in the UK.

Usually, when someone talks in their sleep they reveal things to us we don’t want to hear. In this case, it seems that the woman in question is denying her feelings while awake and spilling the beans so to speak when she talks in her sleep.

It is a catchy tune and fun lyrics, making for a great song. Then there is the matter…

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Sketch of the day no 1236 in my moleskine sketchbook: the shard by Renzo Piano.

The Shard by Renzo Piano

The Shard. Renzo Piano’s symbol of change.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine sketchbook is of the iconic shard by Renzo Piano in London.

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Carving out Spaces that are too small to fit into.

Lifting Taboos

relief-2457742_960_720It is so easy to brainwash our kids into behaving either the way we were raised or the way we want them to be raised. It is even easier to do when they are little kids. We create little mini versions of ourselves who wind up walking, talking, eating and even shitting the way we do.

In adoption however, our kids come to us with both literal and hypothetical suitcases. They come to us already with a way of doing things whether that means from an orphanage, a group home, another foster home, or straight from their first parents. So trying to “force” them into little mini molds of ourselves can lead to some serious consequences.

I was adopted into a very strange household. My adoptive mother had a husband and also a lover living under the same roof. I came to the home and was immediately made to become…

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Water, Water, Everywhere



water (n.)

A major component of our sustenance, the cure to disease/cause of disease, the main composition of this Earth which we tread with our gentle footsteps that sink as deep as our burdened lives

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Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret RELAUNCH Discount

Riverside Peace

🦋  Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret 

Has been relaunched 

For this re-launch, ‘Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret’ will be sold direct from the Skoobebooks website at 40% off the RRP internationally for four weeks only.


Jenna’a Secret is now in the hands of her new publisher

It’s the story of a girl who, at the brink of going too far, learns from her mistakes and from witnessing the devastating effects to those who crossed the line.

Note: Out-dated language has been revised  for the modern teen reader.

The original cover design by Debbie Sickler, USA has been given a brighter appearance. The back cover still exhibits a note about the author, Chrissy Siggee and her book reviewer, Tammy Johnson, a pastor’s wife and teacher from the Northern U.S. I couldn’t be happier with the latest overall presentation.

For this re-launch, ‘Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret’ will…

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