Wednesday 31 October 2018

Done your best?

Sometimes you can only ever do your best. 

If that turns out not to be good enough, try and let go. 

When you do, life feels better.


Tuesday 30 October 2018

Life lessons

Almost time to go home. πŸŒͺ rollercoaster. 

Learning curves. 

Shocks and twists and turns. 

πŸ’« mental health hanging on in there with a few wobbles 

Trips away and epiphanies seems to be a thing. πŸ„πŸΌ‍
 Should you keep on these learning adventures despite the Highs and lows? 

I guess. 
Despite the brain racing and lack of sleep πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· Life is blah when it’s flat. 

The ups need to be celebrated and the downs white knuckle ridden. 🌊 But always, always try and keep strong knowing those who love you are always there. 

Phew. Deep. 

πŸ‘©‍πŸ’» plenty of writing has occurred and such inspired stories. 

So where next? πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 

Monday 29 October 2018

Respecting yourself

Respecting this life of mine. 

It’s had its moments. 

Back in hospital next week but I gotta say, taking time to look after myself, eat right, move more, chill, bask (ignore the alcohol and lack of ability to sleep) coupled with digging VERY deep to find some self love and I reckon my soul and spirit will love Me for it. 

Gotta love and respect yourself right?

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Being a YouTuber

This trip has been more enlightening than I would have imagined.

Thinking I was bringing mum away on her last trip of her life (although I have said that before) to give her a nice time is about as far as I had thought.

Yet within just a few days of being on this beautiful peninsula, and here I was realising that there was an energy shift.  Just like I had back in Egypt in 2009.  Strange.  Unexplainable.
How does this happen?  I wasn't sure.

Julia started it! She and I were watching 'Strings at Sunset' and she spoke to her husband about me.
"I'm sure that's Louise who we watched on Youtube." And came over to ask me.  Yes it was me.  This was a little surreal.  She continued to tell me how she had found the videos helpful and watched several of them.  Wow.  I loved that.
As the week continued, other new friends came and introduced themselves as viewers too.  Often we would just pass each other and they would let me know how helpful my work has been to them.  Ha.  Work.  I love that.  Talk about the best job in the world.  So, yes it is hard work at times but such a blast.  Love it.  Knowing that it's not just out there in the ether is exciting. People are finding this helpful.  And I love making them.

So now I knew what I needed to do with my life.
Which is handy as being here and places like this are helping me to feel so much better in myself physically and mentally.

Going back home sees lots of editing needing to go on which I'm excited to upload. Especially now that this is helping people.  The future looks bright.


Sunday 21 October 2018

Cat friends

My new friend
I love travel.
No secret there

But when it’s outside of the UK I do miss Harley. Bless him.
More a dog person than cat person, I don’t really care where the love comes from when furry friends are around.

In Turkey, these cats seem to know I need some love and just surround me, chatting away and rubbing their whiskers on me 🐾🐾


Particularly sassy

These cats are well taken care of - what a great place to live!


Saturday 20 October 2018

Halloween - Evil. Horror. Fear.


I'm not a fan, I must be honest.

The thought of fear being instilled into people...
As a creative, my mind is easily spiked to include manifestations of the most horrific kind that purely and surely couldn’t be true.

I’m much more an “I believe in angels and magic” type of person.  Thinking of Halloween as something evil and inviting bad spirits around isn’t a welcome thing at my door!

Last year, a simple drive to collect my daughter saw me drive past some child size teddy bear thing on the pavement. Strange. As I drove closer I couldn’t help but take my eyes off the road and stare.  The head of this creature seemed to stare straight into my soul and cocked his head to one side with increasing intensity of weirdness.  Freaked out, I began to wonder if I had imagined this. I’d never seen anything like it before.

Yesterday, a parcel arrived for me. It was ‘prep’ for an upcoming biopsy I have to have. UGH.  31st October.  More horror to add to this day.  So where is the light in this shade?

2 years ago my mother came to live with us.  People love her.  She laughs at everything. Which is wearing, you can imagine.  She and I are chalk and cheese.  She has dementia and the laughter and chatty side of her is magnified. 
Her old house was in an area of town where they used to put  up signs saying “No trick or treaters” as it was constant knock knock knock at the door to the point of driving everyone crazy.

Yet in my road, there are rules. If you have a pumpkin out, it means you can knock.  Despite my surgery that day, we will be well stocked with ‘treats’ and I will leave mum in charge! Opening the door to well dressed children while parents stand back looking on.  No doubt mum will love the banter and if it puts a smile on her face for a few hours, there is nothing evil about Halloween at all.


Thursday 18 October 2018

When you aren't sure if you can do this rollercoaster life.

Maybe I'm spoilt...

Coming away from the usual life you live, often a rollercoaster of stuff 'comes up'. 

Why is that?  Could it be the different diet patterns we adopt? I do believe the gut and brain are closely linked. Well, we know this now don't we. 
How often are you away in the sun and get a bad stomach? You eat differently, you sleep with air con going full pelt, you drink alcohol and get loads of sun exposure.  Ok so all of these might be hard to imagine right now as the darker nights begin in the UK and north America but if like me, you are enjoying some autumn sun or have some winter sun booked, you might be able to relate to those sense provoking words.

Either way, when your emotions begin a rollercoaster which you feel is almost too much to bear, remember the law of attraction.

Yes, that old chestnut where this blog was born from.  
Reminding myself of how it works right here and now has been a saviour.  So yes we can manifest the traffic lights and parking spaces and then at other times get in our own way when it comes to the self sabotage stuff.  Like are we good enough? Beautiful enough? Clever enough?

Stop the doubting and remember the law of attraction.  As Abraham Hicks says, we can do, be, have whatever we want.
Mike Dooley tells us thoughts become things.

They do! We know this.

So think you aren't good enough, and you might well not be.

Do you know that person who really shouldn't be as confident as they are but totally strut their stuff and own their life? Yes?  Be more them!

Even if you are faking it, that doesn't matter.  Sitting feeling sad and sorry for yourself gives an air of 'don't come talk to me, I'm hard work.'
Being light and fluffy and airy tells people you are fun to be around and they can enjoy your energy too.

Feel sorry for yourself temporarily and write it in your diary.  Then finish the text of with how amazing you know you really are

If you're struggling, I'm sending you love and hugs...

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