bucking the trend

A Very Warm Welcome to YOU 🙂 

Thank you for visiting this Clarabelle Blog.  I started this blog up in April 2012 to originally share my own poetry with you.  I remember looking at all of the hundreds of poems I had written but had never really shared them with anyone, hence the idea for the blog came about.

It’s quite funny because this blog wasn’t planned, it wasn’t on my list of things to achieve and wasn’t a specific goal I set out to do at the beginning of the year.  It was something that just came over me that day, I remember having a quiet solitude moment to myself and in popped the idea.

I had started a blog prior to this one in 2009 which related to my Murray People Coaching Business but I wasn’t consistent with my blog posts and therefore that blog then became redundant.

Something about Clarabelle

But…. and I mean a BIG BUT HERE, there is something about this Clarabelle blog that I just, quite simply, love.  I think I am in love with it hahahahah.  🙂   I know this because of how excited I am to write blog posts for it everyday.

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you will now know that I don’t only share my poetry, I share my thoughts on topics around self help, personal development, coaching tools, songwriting, songs, writing from other guest bloggers, interesting conversations I have, road running, birthday celebrations, eBooks, quotations, affirmations, photography, music etc….basically anything that I feel passionate about writing.

So why am I sharing all this with you?

Well, I really really do value YOU for visiting this blog and I feel it is important for me to give you a voice and tell me what you like about this blog and what you don’t like. Please feel free to note your responses on the comments section below or email me at claire@murraypeople.com.  I will use your valuable feedback to make this blog even better because I am committed to it and I am committed to give YOU more of what you really like.

So, beautiful people, open up your voice box and let me know what you really think. Thank you and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Question for YOU:  What do you like/dislike about this blog and why?


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The aim of this blog is to ultimately help YOU turn your life around and catapult you into achieving your greatest potential.

It’s your life, GO GET IT!!


When I was a child I loved to write song lyrics, I used to lock myself in my bedroom for hours and hours, creating new songs from my imagination and putting a tune to them. One of my favourite TV programmes back then was the Eurovision Song Contest, every year, I would faithfully sit down with my notepad and pen and eagerly listen to all the songs and I would choose the song that I felt was the winner – I am pleased to say that on a few occasions I did get this right.  So this then led on to my childhood dream, of one day, writing the winning song for the Eurovision Song Contest and I still believe I can make that dream come true – this blog is the start of making that happen.  Have I wrote the winning song yet?….Yes, I genuinely believe I have.  I will be in the recording studio soon and will it share it here with you on this blog.  Thank you for reading this, I try to post everyday and I hope you will visit again soon.

Here is a link to Clarabelle’s original music for you:  https://clarabelle.org/shop/music/

Here is a link to Clarabelle’s eBooks created for you:  https://clarabelle.org/shop/author/

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149 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. You really are an amazing lady, I am sure that within a very short space of time that you will have a huge following for your beautiful and inspiring words !

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  2. Make it a dream sing for me
    from deep with in like an autumn breeze

    we all have wishes and a guiding star
    under the moonlight and rustling leaves

    we feel the chill blowing in off the ocean seas
    invigorating as it touches our face

    blowing through our hair a autumn breeze

    make it a dream sing for me
    sing for me
    be my dream my guiding star
    light up the night like a beautiful star.

    maybe these words could be lyrics for a song for you to sing they came to me as i was reading your blog again today Clarabelle i would love to know what you think from kevin take care

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    1. Hi Kevin, thank you so much for taking the time to send me these lyrical words, it is truly wonderful to see your heart and passion presented in this way, I like you words alot…thank you again. Clarabelle


      1. Hi Kevin, your words are suitable for a song, sometimes the songwriting process is quick and easy and sometimes you have to just let the words simmer in your soul for a little while…..it’s a natural part of the writing process but you’ve certainly got it. Thank you again for sharing. Clarabelle


      2. well if you fancy using those words for a song when you put one together sometime then it would be a pleasure to know i have helped someone and it would also be a pleasure to hear it when you sing we would have both helped each other to achieve something very special if its good enough you insired me to write it never tried before.i have to thankyou i think

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind comment and for your following, I see you also paint. ; ) I too painting, but digitally. ; ) I hope to read some of your work. Hope so. Many thanks! Best wishes, hope yoga e a great New Year 2013. All the best!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. I am more of a writer than a painter…..I suppose you could say I paint with words!! I would love to see your digital artwork. Wishing you the best 2013 also, would love to stay connected. Clarabelle


      1. Hi Clara! : ))) Thank you for you very warm best wishes, and I guess yes we do paint on a plain paper with words. Art & Writing are great expressions. : ) My digital painting links are present on my About page. Love to stay connected too. Thanks Clara. : )))

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  4. Hello Claire,
    I came across your site while visiting a friend’s blog and thought to visit. I was really intrigued by the way you present your poems, and by the way, they are quite good, and meaningful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and inspirations with us.

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  5. Please send all your poems in Eurovision Song Contest and without any doubt you will win back to back awards there. Please don’t wait now and start sending your entries now. Because I believe tomorrow never comes. Today is the day. As your name goes Ms. Bright, you are the bright future of poets and lyricists. Once again thank you Clarabelle, you made my day. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Aviral, what a beautiful message and yes, you are right I must do this today, not wait, the time is now!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poetry and to comment, I am very grateful indeed. Thank you. Clarabelle


    1. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today and liking some of my posts, I spent quite a bit of time on your blog, it is wonderful, stunning photographs and fabulous posts too, you will see that I liked a lot of them. So glad our paths have crossed. Clarabelle


      1. thank you so much for everything and especially dropping by my blog and liking so many post be in touch dear
        and I am glad our paths crossed thank you very much

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      2. oh you are so kind and generous, one thing I would like to tell you,
        all the photographs are not mine, whichever are mine or the write ups which ever are mine I have named it and which are not mine I have named the photographers respectively, so the point is I dont want to take any undue credit for what is not mine.

        Sorry for the trouble caused to you

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      3. Hi Ajay, thanks for sharing that, everyone who contributes to your blog is amazing and collectively you have created a very beautiful and stunning blog. Thank you to you and all who contribute. Clarabelle


  6. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.

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  7. I love reading your blog…..you always put a wee smile on my face. You are the most positive person I know and I love being part of your life. A best friend like you is extremely hard to find dx 🙂


  8. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. For the time being you may enjoy more than 1800 so called ‘full screen photos’ from Norway, and more pictures will be coming every week!


  9. Your poetry reflects your beautiful heart and soul, Clarabelle! I wish you well in building your website into all it can be. And, thanks for the visit…



      1. A person doesn’t have to be a reporter to see this in you! You are very welcome, Clarabelle. Keep doing what you do!



      2. Just keep that lovely quality in your soul…I’ll check back in with you from time to time, Clarabelle!



  10. Beautiful intention. Your words resonate with my own and with my heart.
    I look forward to reading more of your work. I have noticed your comments on another blog.. and found my way here.


  11. What a super story, Clarabelle! You sound like a very interesting and talented writer and person. Thank you for your visit at my new site, and I wish you well as you develop your talents here.



      1. I “call ’em as I see ’em” as they say…the truth is the truth! You have a fantastic holiday season and enjoy your friends and family.

        Count your blessings and give thanks. I hope you are a woman of faith, Clarabelle.

        Jefferson 🙂


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  13. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂


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