Monday, September 21, 2015

Never the Flower Girl

When I was a little girl
I dreamed of being a flower girl
Like my big sister
But I was never asked
or invited to be that special somebody
And so, I was never a flower girl.
For years I struggled with the questions
Was I not pretty enough?
Was I not cute enough?
Was I simply not enough?
And now I find
As history sometimes repeats itself
My girls have never been flower girls
And chances are
As they are getting older
They too will never be
A flower girl
And so I tell them
They are pretty enough
They are cute enough
And more than anything
They are enough.
Simply being who they are
in the skin they were created in
is more than enough.
My girls have been created
perfectly beautiful
with lovely personalities
and kind hearts.
I pray they never
let anyone take
their loveliness
away from them
and that if in the moment
they aren't "picked"
they already know
they have been
... Chosen

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It's been a year!


Can you believe it's a year since book 1 & 2 in the Spiralling Trilogy were launched in paperback! 

My plan is to release book 3 early in 2016.
Yeah.. almost a final countdown.. I'll be working my but off to get it ready for you to read by then!

I'm not sure what it will be called yet. The working title is Solo.
Book one is Spiralling out of Control
Book two is Spiralling out of the Shadow
and book three???
Spiralling Solo... just doesn't seem to fit.

I welcome your suggestions!


If you haven't read Spiralling Out of Control or Spiralling Out of the Shadow , please leave a comment and let me know which one you'd like and I will send you a complementary kindle copy.

(give-away open until midnight August 3rd 2015)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Writing, Immunisation, vaccination, questioning

As an author I find myself questioning a lot of things. 
I always look for the story behind the story and then think of interesting and unusual ways of portraying that story.

Recently with the move by the Australian Government to take away welfare and financial benefits if families choose not to vaccinate their children, I find myself on that fence once again.

I am neither pro vaccination nor am I anti vaccination.

I am pro good health.

One of my favourite sites that is loaded with good news on health is Natural News
They have much to say about vaccinations HERE

But more than the whole immunisation question...

I find myself questioning why we have so many issues with health today when we already know so much. 
Sometimes it feels like we’d be healthier living in the stone ages.

I have questions like... why are there so many auto-immune diseases that seem irreversible?
And ... why do so many people have allergies?
And ... why do even more have food intolerances?
And ... why are my friends’ children getting full blown chicken pox when they've already been vaccinated against that disease?
And ... why are so many young people suffering with type 2 diabetes?
And ... why are there so many ads on TV about diets, dieting or losing weight?
And ... why do our fast food outlets spend so much money trying to prove their food has nutritional value?
And ... why do our doctors spend such a minuscule amount of time in their whole six years of training on nutrition?

And then all these questions lead to more questions ...
Like... why did I feel immune to the flu and common cold last year (after a full-on detox) when so many people around me were getting sick?
Why ... did I get a re-occurring ear infection years ago while I was taking script after script of antibiotics but haven't had one since I stopped taking them 8 year ago?
Why ... does my family rarely get sick?

And ... why are people so fearful of the flu that they get vaccinations while the percentages of complications with the flu actually aren't that high?
And ... why do some people die when they come in contact with Ebola but others survive?
And ... why would a trained medical doctor tell me the only way to clear a fungal infection in one of my children is via a prescription yet when I treated it with natural remedies it cleared in the same amount of time the doctor told me it would clear with a prescription (to her knowledge was the only way to clear it)?

And so I find myself in the great mystery of life.

I have come to the conclusion that perhaps the government isn't always right.
Perhaps the medically trained aren't always right.
Maybe what’s been done in the past might not always be the right way to do it now.

And before you attack me... 
I know the limited knowledge of what I know definitely isn't always right.

But I'm willing to keep questioning.

And in all of this questioning I'm thankful that at this point in time I live in a country that lets me question.
I'm thankful for the freedom I have here and now and that I get to live in paradise and call it home.

I don’t know if any of these questions are worthy of novel material, but they do make me think and broaden my view of the world, which I hope in turn makes for more interesting novels.