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Anyone up for NaNoWriMo ??

Post by my friend and fellow blogger from : You Can Always Start Now

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  It is also a non-profit that supports, encourages and inspires writers of all ages and experience.  Writing is a solitary event, but for the month of November you become part of a worldwide community of writers, all with the goal to write a 50,000 word novel within the calendar month of November. …

Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie

Please welcome my latest “Guest Blogger” Amelia P …..have a read and please feel free to leave comments!!


If you peruse my bookcase you won’t find much fiction, but you will find self-help, spiritual and reference books.  Kindles or Kobos are not for me.  I like the feel and weight of a book in my hands and on my lap.  So when asked to blog, well it was either travel or books.  So I thought I’d introduce you, or maybe re-introduce you, to a few friends.  I’ll start with Sark.

 Sark wants us to find and explore our succulent wild selves!!  A few titles of her work are Succulent Wild Woman,  The Bodacious Book of Succulence and Living Juicy.  Her books are interactive.  Asking questions from what are you glad about, to learning about jealousy.  A snippet from The Bodacious Book of Succulence  “Studying feelings is a way to understand how we operate, where they come from, and how to hold them…….We have the right to our feelings and can practice at letting them flow through us.”

Questions from Sark “Have you every kept a feelings journal?  How would you start?”.  Check out her web site and books.

Let me know your favorite books that speak to you!    Amelia P

Please send your comments, that would be A Wandaful Thing!!!


How to make your life easier in a world of “One-Uppers”....

Everyone has one in their life. Don’t try and deny it. You know who I mean. That one friend or that one co-worker or that certain parent of your child’s teammate- the ONE UPPER. That wonderful person , whom no matter what amazing or drastic events happen in your life, they can top it. If you found a loonie on the way to work well they found a toonie and (gasp) they know someone who found a gold doubloon. If you had a flat tire well they had two flat tires and they know someone who had five flat tires (the spare of course). Trust me, there is no way to beat them, you must learn to accept them. They will always try to find a way to inject themselves before you. So stop trying to fight it and make a game of it like I do!

I know that my life is great and I am determined not to let anyone deflate it. So, I have started to purposely talk about the awesomely positive things that happen to me. I do this while in the presence of my “ONE UPPERS”. In order to top me, they have no choice but to be even more wonderful. It’s a win-win situation. All that positive energy floating around can only attract more. You should try it!

Until next time… the Surly Mermaid.

Alien Step-daughters by Snippets from The Surly Mermaid

My step-daughters are aliens! It’s true. I have finally accepted it and it took me years to come to this conclusion. There can be no other reason for their behavior except that they are not from the planet Earth. I have determined that they are from the planet Disjesia.

On Disjesia you can be a bible thumping, delusional little critter who thinks that Disney movies are real and they all actually happened (cartoons included). Listen up Twinkies- the Parent Trap is not a true story! IT IS MAKE BELIEVE. Lindsay Lohan and Hayley Mills are actresses and even as actresses they never really tried to hurt or maim their step-mother.

Where in the bible does it say that bleach will rid you of your step-mother? Can you quote me that one? Didn’t think so. Keep it up with your shenanigans and I will curse you with a good case of Herbie the Love Bug, Surly Mermaid style: Sebastian and his band of crustacean brothers! LOL

Until next time…..

The Surly Mermaid

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