Motiquote Monday

Life moves on

A wonderful hello to YOU. It’s Motiquote Monday, where I share one of my original quotes with you.

Today’s original quote, is an extract taken from one of my original poems.

These words of wisdom are poetically entwined for you.

“Seasons change, life moves on, the present is now, tough pasts are gone.” Clarabelle

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Clarabelle Podcast

get your weekend off to a GREAT start

Welcome to the Clarabelle Podcast, where every Friday on this blog I will share an uplifting Podcast to get your weekend off to a GREAT start!

Today’s Clarabelle Podcast is entitled, “ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH?” and you can also find this written article within this Clarabelle Blog.

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Poetry Corner #8

Self-belief can take you places

Good day to you and happy Thursday – it’s Poetry Corner day today, so a very warm welcome to you.

Explore the wisdom in your mind.

Believe

A gasp for air,
thirsty for life,
battling the storms,
of trouble and strife.

A messy mind,
a broken heart,
stuck in the moment,
where do you start?

Believe in you,
the strength within,
your beautiful heart,
desire to win.

For self-belief,
can you take you places,
flying high,
amongst smiling faces.

You can do it,
know this is true,
have faith in yourself,
and your dreams too.

Your inner wisdom,
will show you the way,
a new you is born,
believe in you today.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 24 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 22 September 2022

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True Story

Take command of your heart, mind and soul.

“There must be more to life than this”, I said to myself, as my mind filled up with deep monotony and extreme dullness. I was 23 years young, had just lost my father to cancer after a 5 year struggle, was about 3 stone overweight and completely and utterley unfulfilled at work and life in general! I didn’t just have the “Monday Morning Blues”, I had the “Everyday Blues” at that time in my life. It got so bad, I didn’t even want to look at my reflection in the mirror because I was so afar from the person I wanted to become. Absolute true story. . . .phew!

Thank goodness, I took charge of my life and decided to change it for the better. The good thing is, I recognised at that time, nothing was going to change, unless I changed – so that’s what I did.

I joined the gym; started applying for new jobs, got a better job and a new boyfriend, all at the same time. I turned my boring, stagnant life into a much more happier one, in under 12 months.

You see, I’m really not the “settle for less” type of person – I can only do that for so long and then I begin to explode with passionate energy for something much more fulfilling.

I guess that’s just a natural part of me, who I am and what I really do love about myself. I am like the underdog who keeps coming back for more, getting stronger and more resilient everytime.

Oh how I wish I had joined the army when I was 18, which I really wanted to do, but I allowed the voices of others to decide that wasn’t a good option for me. No regrets and no blame – life is what it is and you can always make it better if you want to.

I encourage you to focus on the things in life that give you real energy and enthusiasm for each brand new day – this is why I write.

Bring more meaning, purpose and fulfillment into your life, in anyway you can and bit by bit move closer to the best version of you.

Most importantly, where you can, please help others along the way – your wisdom and experience can make a real difference in their life.

Take command of your heart, mind and soul and make a self-commitment to worry less and live more.

Thank you for being here.

Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 23 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 21 September 2022

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YouTube Shorts

Keep a smile on your face

Every Tuesday, is YouTube Shorts day, where I will post an original short video to help you have a happier kind of day.

Today’s short video is entitled “SMILE”. Enjoy!

SMILE

Keep a smile on your face . . . .

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Motiquote Monday

The Midnight Sky

Welcome to Motiquote Monday, where Clarabelle will share one of her original quotes.

Today’s original quote, is an extract taken from one of Clarabelle’s original poems. This quote is one of Clarabelle’s favourites.

Each quote whispers wisdom from the experience of life itself.

“The midnight sky, is vast and black, yet stars appear, and light comes back.” Clarabelle

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Clarabelle Podcast

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Welcome to the Clarabelle Podcast, where every Friday on this blog I will share an uplifting Podcast to get your weekend off to a GREAT start!

Today’s Clarabelle Podcast is entitled, What’s Your Inner Strategy and you can also find this written article within this Clarabelle Blog.

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POETRY CORNER #7

raise your spirits

Every Thursday on this blog I post one of my poems.

May the words whisper deep wisdom into your mind and soul and ignite a new you, to RISE UP and TAKE CHARGE of your life.

It Aint That Easy!

A life of love,
happiness to find,
it ain’t that easy,
with a busy mind.

A life of treasure,
hope and glory,
it ain’t that easy,
with my story.

A life of greatness
full of light,
it ain’t that easy,
in the darkest night.

A life of giving,
abundant and true,
it ain’t that easy,
when I feel blue.

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you do,
to raise your spirits,
and see a new you?

If it ain’t that easy,
how can you share,
the best of you,
giving self-care?

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you say,
to brighten your mind,
and enjoy everyday?

If it ain’t that easy,
what is your plan,
to change for the better,
be a happier man?

It’s all in your thoughts,
and daily endeavours,
to make it more easy,
embrace life’s true pleasures.

A poem by Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 18 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 15 September 2022

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Grow Into Tomorrow

Get Up and Get Going!

Stagnation can be so very painful. Lack of growth and stimulation can make a person feel ‘dead’. Focus on staying alive and true to yourself. Be the person today, you want to become in the future. Grow into tomorrow by developing as much as you can today.

As soon as you stop learning and making a meaningful contribution in life, you don’t just STOP, you actually go backwards, because everyone else is moving forward.

Are you happy being at the back of the line?

What will entice you to move on up the line?

What greatness awaits you at the front?

What will you do TODAY in order to make that positive change in your life?

The world waits for no one and no one waits for you. You’ve got to get UP yourself and GET GOING.

This one is for YOU – the back of the line doesn’t suit you.

It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 17 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 13 September 2022

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I Love It!

Timing can be EVERYTHING!

I just love writing in this blog and I will never tire of it.

When I write, I write for you and for me. Often, I am talking to myself when I write a post. It usually starts off with something that’s going on in my life – good or bad and then this conjures up some words of wisdom and/or a real effort to turn around negative thinking, in order to brighten up my spirits or to cheer up someone else who needs to read these words.

You see, timing can be EVERYTHING – empowering, positive words and strategies might just pop into someone’s life, just when they need it. They might be pondering over a difficult decision or life changing matter and the blog post helps in some sort of way.

The forever aim of what I write IS to help, motivate, encourage, inspire, empower, teach, develop and share as much positive influence, inner wisdom and useful knowledge as possible.

I write about these things because that is who I am as a person and that comes most natural to me. I have so much energy and passion for this stuff – it takes my breath away!

So, no matter the barriers, difficulties and challenges that we all face in life – you can always ‘camp out’ in this Clarabelle Blog and hopefully find something that will help you move forward in life.

It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 16 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 12 September 2022

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Knock Knock

You’ve only got to answer.

“Knock, Knock”
“Who’s there?”
“Your Dreams!”
NO ANSWER

“Knock, Knock, Knock”
“Who’s there?”
“Your DREAMS!”

STILL NO ANSWER

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK”
“Who’s there?”
“YOUR DREAMS!”

EVEN STILL NO ANSWER

You see, you’re wonderful and most desired dreams, they will keep on knocking, KEEP ON KNOCKING, until you DO answer!

I believe, if it’s meant for you, you will NEVER silence out those purposeful unfulfilled dreams. . . . NEVER! I guess you better answer then.

“KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK” x 1000
“Who’s there?”
“YOUR DREAMS!”

“Hello my dearest dreams, where have you been all my life?

You’ve only got to answer.

It’s your life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Written on 15 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 9 September 2022

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Poetry Corner #6

with wonder and doubt

Every Thursday is Poetry Corner time. Oh, I do really love writing these poems! As always, thank YOU for being here.

May these poetic words ignite your inner ambition.

Warrior in Fight

Why are we here?
What’s this all about?
Questions unfold,
with wonder and doubt.

The deepest you,
knows everything,
footprints of knowledge,
answers to bring.

Without the how,
before the when,
life evolved,
absent of men.

No truer mind,
free from pain,
loves abundantly,
with nothing to gain.

Darkness alone,
rescues no light,
ignite your ambition,
like a warrior in fight.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 12 August 2022
Posted to blog on 8 September 2022

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Kicking the Brick Wall

if you’re angry, you’re wrong

Yes, you did read that right….. and what a really stupid thing for me to do!

2008

The year was 2008 and I was training for my first marathon. I was about 8 months into my training (out of 11 months in total) and was on a significant 16 mile run. Up until then, everything was going perfectly in my training and this particular Sunday morning run, started off really well.

I got to about 12 miles in, and soon, a little knee niggle became a huge big, pain in the butt – so much so, that I had to stop running at the 13 mile mark.

To say I was furious, was an understatement – I was so ANGRY and FRUSTRATED, that I started to agressively kick the brick wall next to me. I kicked that wall so hard that I nearly did myself some serious damage, but thankfully, I realised how stupid I was being and eventually stopped.

This ‘kicking the brick wall’ incident was very ‘out of character’ for me, and as I reflect on it today, I feel very bewildered by that ‘manic behaviour’ – it really made no sense at all!

LIFE

The ups and downs of Life WILL put our true emotions to the test and it’s our job to have internal control over how we respond to these emotions. Anger, frustration, aggression and crazy behaviour, NEVER EVER works…. period!

I recently watched a video interview of a former Royal Marine, who shared one piece of learning that was so POWERFUL. In this interview, he said, “if you’re angry, you’re wrong” – WOW . . . . . just think about that for a minute.

RERUN

So let’s take the aforementioned running incident and deal with it all over again, today, as it was back then. What would I do? Well, as soon as I felt the little niggle at the 12th mile – I’d stop, flag a taxi, rest the overworked knee and celebrate my progress to date, with my favourite bar of chocolate!

*IMPORTANT NOTEno bricks walls were harmed in this 2008 incident, only a bruised EGO that needed to learn a hard lesson!

By Clarabelle, London,UK
Created on 9 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 31 August 2022

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Dreamlike Moments

What if it does work out?

Dreamy Dubai

Don’t you just love a beautiful morning sunrise?

When I lived and worked in Dubai a few years ago, I used to go for 5am runs towards the stunning Dubai sunrise.

The morning sunrise in Dubai was as picture perfect as you could get it and it really did make a positive difference to the rest of my day.

A Good Solution

The lovely air conditioned gym in my apartment block, didn’t open until 6.30am and that was too late for me – so an early morning run, before the heat became unbearable, was a good solution for me.

Wonderful Opportunity

I also had the wonderful opportunity, whilst staying in Palm Jumeirah, to go for morning swims before work. I remember during those blissful swims, feeling so wholeheartedly grateful for manifesting those dreamlike moments into my life.

Lots of things didn’t work out for me in Dubai or I would have stayed there for so much longer but I NEVER EVER think of that. I put my focus on what did work out and the truly wonderful people I crossed paths with and learned so much from.

Embrace Every Opportunity

Don’t expect things to be perfect in life, when you try something new or go to a new environment to live or work in but DO EXPECT to embrace every opportunity that comes your way, for that indeed makes up the true essence of you.

Never think, “What if it doesn’t work out?”
ALWAYS think, “WHAT IF IT DOES WORK OUT?”

A doubtful mind is a horrible burden to carry.
An empowering mind, on the other hand, will carry you there.
NOTE THE DIFFERENCE!

Your dreams are for the taking and now is your time!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 5 August 2022
Posted to blog on 21 August 2022

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Poetry Corner #3

tough pasts are gone

Every Thursday is poem day, with a little pinch of positivity!

Enjoy it, wonderful you.

Magnetic You

Magnetic you,
with wisdom eyes,
full of heart,
and kind surprise.

Yesterday’s dreams,
never went away,
they live in you,
and breathe today.

Seasons change,
life moves on,
the present is now,
tough pasts are gone.

Attract your passion,
love and do,
everything you deserve,
special and true.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 4 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 18 August 2022

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Rise Up

Think about your THINKING today – is it rising high or laying low?

You’ve got to think high to rise! This line is from the famous poem entitled, “Thinking” by Walter D. Wintle

Small thinking won’t get you anywhere impactful. I encourage you to allow your thinking to “RISE UP” and take charge of your being.

Big thinking, doesn’t need to match up with big steps – baby steps will work too!

I would rather take tiny steps forward towards a GREAT VISION than take large steps towards a low level goal.

Think about your THINKING today – is it rising high or laying low?

Don’t read this article and do nothing my friend – for that truly is the lowest level of thinking and doing.

I encourage you to turn up the temperature in your life and rise like the heat on the sunniest of days.

Have a high level day hot stuff!

By Clarabelle
London, UK
Written on 3 August 2022
Posted to blog on 15 August 2022

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Fed Up?

We can always aim to make each moment better.

If the title enticed you to read more, then maybe, just maybe, you can relate right now!

Being, damn right, ‘fed up’ feels horrible but you can turn that feeling into something much more positive.

Why don’t you use the ‘fed up’ feeling as a positive trigger to change things up for yourself.

We all know life can’t entertain us every second of the day but we can always aim to make each moment better – even if it’s just a tad better!

Everytime I feel a sense of ‘something’ that doesn’t sit well with me – I use that exact feeling to turn things around.

If I’m bored – maybe I’ll go out a walk.

If I’m fed up – maybe I’ll phone my Mum.

If I’m frustrated – maybe I’ll read a good book.

If I’m stressed – maybe I’ll take a drive to the Coast.

If I’m sad – maybe I’ll be around happy people.

If I’m feeling lazy – maybe I’ll go out for a run.

If I’m tired – I’ll do something that energises me.

You see, these kind of low feelings can truly be the trigger for positive change, you’ve just got to get into the habit of doing it that way.

I don’t think it’s a case of, “easier said than done” – that phrase is just an excuse – let’s face it, the easy way out, is to be full of excuses.

If you find yourself making excuses – again, use that as a trigger to do something that will wake up your senses.

It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle. London, UK
Article written on 3 August 2022
Posted on blog 13 August 2022

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Poetry Corner #2

feel your presence

Every Thursday on this Clarabelle blog is Poetry Corner.

May the words ignite a deeper wisdom in you.

Didn’t You Know?

The clouds can’t hide,
your smiling face,
abundant love,
full of grace.

Your unique ways,
we all admire,
present now,
future desire.

Didn’t you know?
you are the one,
to inspire many,
do what needs done.

Your truth exudes,
a special vibe,
attracting many,
into your tribe.

Feel your presence,
as we see you,
enriched with beauty,
through and through.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
Created on 2 August 2022

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It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank YOU for following this blog and supporting the work that I do. My aim is to bring a little bit of sparkle, knowledge, wisdom and positive ‘feel good’ feelings into your life.

We all need some inspiration and encouragement at different times in our life and I do hope that my blog posts help you move forward and forge you into achieving EVERYTHING you truly deserve.

Your dreams are for the taking and I want YOU to really GO FOR IT!

After all . . . . . . . . .
It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank you so much for being here. Love Clarabelle

By Clarabelle, London, UK
10 August 2022

Clarity of Thought

What if you did something different today?

Albert Einstein Clarity of thought

It’s very easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, doing the same thing day in and day out. The treadmill of life can be a bit like that, if you let it. What if you did something different today? What if you surprised yourself with trying something new, maybe something that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t quite got there yet?

Your Day

Let this be your day, your day to express yourself in a different way, your day to shine in a different way that adds sparkle to your own life and brightens up another’s life. What would that be for you?  When you gain clarity of thought in this area, it will immediately perk you up, you will feel excited and joyous about this new activity in your life.

Follow Your Heart

“Follow your heart”, it really is one of those sayings that a lot of people love and a lot of people quite frankly dismiss. Personally, I have been on both sides of the camp, at different times in my life – sometimes following my heart and sometimes following my head!  Lots of times, I didn’t follow through with the heart stuff because my head got in the way – is this good or bad?  No regrets, thats what I say – I am here now, grateful in this moment and that is what matters most to me now.

Dig Deep

What do you enjoy most about your life right now? Even if you are finding that question hard to answer, dig deep if you have to – you’ll most definitely find something and soon realise, you are a lot richer than originally thought.

Be Present

Review the experiences you are currently having in your life right now – are these experiences of quality, of fulfilment, of purpose?  Are you growing and contributing to life as much as you want to be?  Questions, questions, so many questions but the right question will lead you to be present in the fullness of life.

I ask you today, to ponder the thoughts that this post raises for you. Reading between the lines, What speaks true for you?  Here is one conclusion of many – heart with no effort, equals a head with more troubles – work that one out!!

Gain real clarity in why you do what you do – your head and your heart will thank you for it.

Thank you for being here.

It’s Your Life, Go Get It!!

Clarabelle
Article originally posted 26 March 2016
Updated and reposted 10 August 2022

Unhappy?

Don’t gamble your true happiness for a safe, dull and perhaps boring life.

Want to change something in your life for the better? I think, we all do.

Decide what that is for you and put everything you’ve got into it. 100% progressive effort, really can make the difference between a better situation and the BEST situation.

I encourage you today, to take your destiny by the hands and do what needs done.

Don’t expect anyone to carry you to your dream outcome – you’ve got to take full responsibility for making GREAT things happen.

Everyday, strive for impactful change that will have the most powerful ripple effect on your life and the life of others.

I write to YOU, yes YOU, who needs to hear these words and do something about the unhappy parts of your life.

Don’t gamble your true happiness for a safe, dull and perhaps boring life.

Are you in?

See you at the top wonderful YOU.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
Written on 3 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 9 August 2022

Are You Good Enough?

really believe that, YES, you are good enough

good enough

This is a question you maybe ask yourself every now and again. Your answer may vary depending on your mood, what’s going on around you and what you’re currently involved in.  However, I want you to believe, really believe that YES, you are good enough. In this moment now, you are good enough to take the next step, good enough to challenge your thinking and good enough to get back in control of your life.  As a matter of fact, good is not complimentary enough because you are amazing, wonderful and can create positive impact wherever you go – it’s all a matter of choice.

Limiting Beliefs

Never let your own limiting beliefs starve you from an unlimited amount of possibilities that are open for you.  Master the right thinking, thoughts that will serve you well and thoughts that will challenge the norm and catapult you into a new, invigorating and forever thriving life.

Aim High

I encourage you to set your target, aim high and focus on building momentum – reviewing progress along the way. Don’t live a dull, boring and unfulfilled life because you are set in your ways or lack the energy to do anything about it. The less you do, the less motivated you will feel, so embrace the opportunity in the now and conquer the life that you want.

Winning Formula

We all dream of better things, a better life, more happiness and more fulfilment but dreaming and doing are completely two different things.  One without the other proves to be meaningless, but combine the two together and you get a winning formula for the life you deserve.

Break the Chains

The days, weeks, months and years can go past really quickly in an unchallenged lack lustre life.  Raise your standards and don’t allow yourself to settle for what currently is. Break the chains from your robotic life and feel alive again and if you don’t remember how feeling alive really feels, then this is surely your cue to take over.

Over and out…….keep at it!!

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle
Article originally posted 1 April 2016
Updated and reposted 8 August 2022

What’s Your Inner Strategy?

Behind every strategy is another strategy – let me explain.

Behind every strategy is another strategy – let me explain.

So let’s say you want to change something for the better in your life.  Let’s say for example, you want to change your career and go in a completely different direction. Let’s say you want to move away from your Management Consultancy Business and progress with a new career in property development.  So first of all, I would say, “Hey you, that’s truly amazing, I admire your spirit, drive and determination to change your future. Congratulations! You’ve taken your very first step. Well done!”  Now the next part for you is likely to be exciting, crazy, liberating, fulfilling, challenging and possibly frightening – all at once!!  You’ve gained the knowledge, you’ve got the outer strategy and you are damn well ready to execute – oh yes, you definitely know where you’re going with this one.  However, I also want you to think about your inner strategy – what do I mean by that?

Your inner strategy is that vitally important checklist, the inner compass guiding and strengthening you on the unknown path ahead.  This inner strategy is the imperative foundations that you will build your outer strategy upon – you’ve got to get the inner strategy right…...first and foremost.  On your inner strategy checklist you will be clear on the following areas:

  • I clearly know my core values and what each value means to mean.
  • I specifically know what is personally important to me going forward in life – I know my non-negotiables.
  • I fully believe in my capabilities, unlimited potential and I have faith in myself, even when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
  • I am fully supportive of me, as much as I want solid support from the people closest to me, this is not necessary, as it is my responsibility to support myself with every choice, decision and commitment I make.
  • I have a contingency plan containing critical action points that serve my inner wellbeing, if and when difficult stresses arise – I know what’s in my combat toolbox to strengthen my mind, body and help me regain any lost focus.
  • I am confident, resilient and have an abundance of energy that is absolutely necessary to the success of my new vision.
  • I am not afraid to ask for help when I need it. I believe that asking for help is a necessary part of the process.
  • I am clear on my standards and expectations and I will not deviate from these in challenging times.
  • I will regularly take quiet time out, to reflect, review and refresh my thinking.
  • I am totally committed to the end goal, however I will remain present in the process and give everything my best shot.
  • I promise to value my self-worth and continue to grow and contribute to my purpose at every opportunity.

Your inner strategy is more important than the outer strategy. You’ve got to be clear on this stuff at the very beginning because if you are unclear on any of these statements, any slight failure along the way, may crumble your progress.

What I am saying is, go to work on yourself, know your inner strategy, have clarity and self awareness about you, for this will be the BEST start you can ever give yourself before any major life change.  This is the sure start that will inevitably lead you to success.

Thank you for being here.

It’s Your Life, Go Get It!!

Clarabelle
Article originally posted 7 April 2016
Updated and reposted 06.08.22 – London, UK

Don’t Waste Your Time

choose wisely

Your time is so truly precious.

A very wise man, I once worked with, said to me, “Claire, time is gold…..time is gold…..TIME IS GOLD“. Sadly, this wonderful man is no longer here now but the wisdom that he shared, lives on in me and in others he had deep and meaningful conversations with.

If you have gold, LOTS of gold, your appreciation for time and fulfilling relationships is often enhanced. Maybe, this is because, the strive for gold, has now been achieved and you then realise, you’re still searching for that missing jigsaw piece – but maybe it was there all along.

What if, everything you feel you need right now, you already have?

What if, you viewed life with your heart, rather than your eyes?

What if, that thing you fear, is nothing but a fragment of your imagination?

What if, you dropped all internal doubt and went for what you want in life?

What if, time IS gold and material gold is in the way of your happiness?

Lots and lots of, “what if” questions, that either mean nothing to you or offer you a different perspective on life – it really is your choice what to think.

All I am saying here is, PLEASE, don’t waste your time on climbing a mountain, you don’t really want to climb. What I would say though, is choose wisely, which mountain you DO want to climb.

After all, TIME IS GOLD!

By Clarabelle
London, UK
1 August 2022

POETRY CORNER #1

set your sail

I’m going to make every Thursday on this blog “POETRY CORNER”. The reason being, I really LOVE writing poetry, especially with a positive spin on it or words that showcase a deep sense of inner wisdom.

So today I share with you Poetry Corner #1:

Being YOU

To feel alive,
fresh and true,
steal the show,
by being YOU.

Never let,
a negative voice,
hold you back,
or change your choice.

For you are special,
one of a kind,
uniquely passionate,
with a genius mind.

So set your sail,
to better lands,
where your dreams,
are in your hands.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
1 August 2022

You’ve Got 100 Days

pick a feasible goal that you really want to achieve

Whenever I want to make a significant change in my life, I give myself a 100 day challenge to make it happen.

I will set the goal in hand, mark the start and end date and then everyday, I just bloody well GO FOR IT!

I have read so many times over and over again that it takes 21 days to break a habit but unfortunately that has never been true for me. I know this, because I have put it to the test many times before. I would be interested to know, has it ever worked for you?

In my opinion if you aim for a really juicy goal that you want to achieve and stay wholeheartedly committed to achieving it – the 100 day rule, gives you more than enough time. I have used this for daily running challenges, healthy eating changes and life-changing career decisions. 100 days, to me, is the PERFECT timeline for making a real positive impact on your life.

So let’s say I start today, 1 August 2022 and set myself a goal to write one blog post everyday for the next 100 days. That means, the 100th day lands on 8 November 2022 and I just know that by that day a HUGE positive impact will be made on my life – for me, it’s almost guaranteed.

You want a new job? Try the 100 day challenge.

You want a new relationship? Do the 100 day challenge.

You want to get fitter? Action the 100 day challenge.

You want to move home? Apply the 100 day challenge.

You want to start a new business? Implement the 100 day challenge.

It even works for training for a marathon – and I’ve run four!

And the goals list goes on……

The key here is, you must be committed to the goal in hand and you must NEVER miss out a day – if you do, give yourself the consequence of needing to start from day 1 again! (But then that wouldn’t be 100 days anymore).

Whatever date you are reading this, pick a feasible goal that you really want to achieve. Mark down the start of your 100 day challenge and highlight your end date – now it’s time, to GET TO WORK!

Are you up for the 100 Day Challenge?

Don’t overthink it – START NOW!

Oh and please let me know how you get on – I want to hear your SUCCESS story, so that it can INSPIRE and MOTIVATE others.

YOU’VE GOT THIS!

By Clarabelle
London, UK
1 August 2022

Sunlight in your Heart

the heart and mind is one

No matter how dark and cold it gets, remember there is always warm sunlight in your heart. For your heart is honest, whole and pure and is not driven by ego or external factors.

As we grow older, the mind takes on a new life. Sometimes and often a lot of the time, it is a reflection of our current environment. However, the heart is not led by the ‘outer world’ the heart manifests beauty from your ‘inner world’. The heart doesn’t need to think about right or wrong, the heart just knows.

Your brain, in all its neurological glory, is there to help the heart survive and to protect it from potential dangers. The brain, however, may sometimes overthink and get in the way of the heart and its natural pathway.

So how can we get the best out of the heart and the mind, so that they blend together so beautifully?

I believe, that if you do work from the heart, then the mind aligns – almost as if the heart and mind is one. The mind becomes at peace and the heart exudes only love. The mind then starts to exude its greatest genius and this ultimately forms magnifence in material matters.

If you are stressed right now, I bet it has grown from ‘out of sync, mind work and most definitely not from pure heart work.

I want you to think about how you get your mind and heart to work more coherently. It is in the unificiation of both these parts, that will create the perfect inner and outer life for you.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
27 July 2022

Don’t Play the Blame Game

forge forward with all your might and self-power

The title says it all really, doesn’t it?

If you ever, EVER hear yourself blaming others for something that is NOT going right in your life, I want you to STOP that useless thinking RIGHT NOW!

You are where you are, because of YOU. Hold yourself accountable for your own decisions, choices and wants that took you to where you are standing today.

If you are NOT happy with where you’re at, don’t go blaming anyone else for that. Take control of the situation NOW and do what you need to do to CHANGE that.

The past is the PAST, the present goes so fast, it is basically the past – so focus on your future wants and needs and bring your “A” game to the table in order to achieve your desires.

Don’t ever play the “blame” game – I promise you, it’s pulling you backwards and that’s not a progressive direction to be heading in.

Forge forward with all your might and self-power and let go of that draining blaming stuff today.

Go on then – oh and don’t blame me if you don’t do it!

I see you flying high…..always and I want you to see it too!

By Clarabelle
London, UK
26 July 2022

Do You Know?

drive yourself forward into your dreams

Do you know what it takes from you to reach your highest potential?

Do you know what you exactly want from life?

Do you know where you want to see yourself in 2-5 years from now?

Do you know what your core values are and if you are aligned with them right now?

Do you know the special qualities that you bring to the table and how to make sure you are utilising them as best you can?

Do you know how to unleash the greatest parts of you, so that you can contribute effectively to your dreams, goals and aspirations?

Now, turn each “do you know” question into “what will it take”; “what do I want” “what are my”……

It’s important that you DO KNOW the answer to these questions and it is more important that if you want to achieve these desires for yourself, that you take committed action on a daily basis to make them happen.

Hold yourself accountable and drive yourself forward into your dreams.

Did you know this?

By Clarabelle
London, UK
26 July 2022

Finding Your Happy

happiness will pop in and out of my life

There are many different indicators of where happiness exudes from and I don’t think there is a ‘one size fits’ all.

I think each individual is so extremely complex, wonderful and unique that it would be quite impossible to come up with a general list for this.

There is nothing ‘general’ about being happy – let me explain.

Through different stages of life, my own quest for happiness has been determined by many different factors – mostly, where I am at, what I am doing, where I am going, who I am with and how I am feeling. Some of this stuff can relate to external positioning and material gains and sometimes that kinda stuff did make me ‘kinda’ happy.

However, there is a huge gap here that always feels unfulfiled in terms of ‘happiness’ when I feel out of alignment with my inner values, sense of meaningful contribution and working towards a purposeful vision.

You see ‘happiness’ I think, can never be extended for a ‘forever’ period of time – life just doesn’t work out that way.

I think what we are however looking for, which I feel, is much more powerful than happiness, is finding peace of mind and harmonious balance from within. When this is achieved, it’s like being in ‘flow’ and it offers a real sense of inner freedom that can never be captured.

The older and wiser I get, I realise that happiness will pop in and out of my life, just the same way excitement does and feeling motivated to do something.

If I am searching for ‘me’ in the whole process of life, then it is in the silence of the mind that the best part of me whispers.

Enjoy your happy times, for they are indeed precious, like sparkly, shiny jewels. The real sparkle however, comes from your own inner light, peacefully flowing in the freedom of your heart. Some even call that love.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
22 July 2022

Strong Foundations

it will be worth it in the long run

Whatever you’re setting out to achieve in life, make sure you focus on putting those strong foundations in place.

If you’re trying to build on shaky ground, it’s not going to be too long before things topple over.

Identify what each pillar of foundation needs to be and go about strengthening each one of them.

It may take much more time to do this at the beginning but I guarantee you, it will be worth it in the long run.

Now then, what are you going to build today?

By Clarabelle
London, UK
22 July 2022

Because You Shine

I am here because you shine

I closed my eyes and walked into the light.

There I met an older and much wiser woman.

She smiled at me.

She held a beautiful azure blue flower in her hand.

She took my hand and placed the flower in it.

Without any words, she gave me this message…..

Your magical heart can make the invisible visible.
I am here because you shine.
The blue of this flower represents the ocean and the sky.
The petals represent the fragility of life.
The wonder is not in the flower.
The miracle is in you.

The old lady then disappeared.

The flower turned into tiny little seeds in the palm of my hand.

I then knew, it was time to self-nurture and grow.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
21 July 2022

Hopeful Window

see your future blend with your dreams

Never try to escape from your inner light, for there lies the truth and wisdom in everything that you purposefully do.

Always look out of the bright and hopeful window and see your future blend with your dreams.

Generate a warm feeling of abundance that attracts wellness and happiness into your life.

Remember, without you, I am nothing and your love will find a way.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
21 July 2022


In the Heat of the Night

stay ON IT!

Your mindset can uplift you to the highest of highs or the lowest of lows, so please make sure you focus on the former, rather the latter here.

In the heat of the night, keep your cool by sorting out in your mind, what needs done in order to make things better for you.

What do you need and want to change?

What do you need to do today to keep you moving forward?

What will you commit to doing and how will you hold yourself accountable?

When it gets to the “enough is enough” stage, it’s amazing the amount of energy you can conjure up in order to change a tough situation around.

It’s you against you – there is never anyone else involved.

Prove to yourself today that you can definitely do what needs done and then get busy doing that. If you do that over the next 48 hours – WOW, what a real difference you will make to your life in just a short space of time. Imagine then, you kept going with that positive change for a year!

Stay magical, stay you and stay ON IT!

It’s the only way to a better way.

Clarabelle
London, UK
20 July 2022

Breathe Again

clouds move the rain

Take a deep breath in and know you have this moment right here, right now and no one can take this specialness away from you.

BREATHE AGAIN

Each space in time,
can give you this,
the calmest breath,
serenity so bliss.

For when you know,
to breathe again,
the sun it rises,
clouds move the rain.

A chosen moment,
yours alone,
heavens open,
a miracle zone.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
19 July 2022


A New Mind

welcome a better future

Wake up with a new mind today and cast away the shadows of the past that don’t serve your better self.

What thinking will shape your life today into a better a tomorrow?

What habits do you need to take on board consistently that will welcome a better future into your being?

Keep it simple, keep it real and keep it YOU.

Clarabelle
London, UK
18 July 2022

Your Life Has Meaning

a breath in time

The space to think,
on a white blank page,
a breath in time,
lives an empty stage.

Thoughts they simmer,
only to unfold,
memories of love,
treasures of gold.

Invisible hearts,
surround your being,
the clock moves on,
your life has meaning.

By Clarabelle
14 July 2022, London, UK

When Light Meets the Dark

glowing magnetically

The light so daring,
burning bright,
glowing magnetically,
filled with delight.

Giving me hope,
gifted with pleasure,
dancing in ambience,
shining like treasure.

A symbol of desire,
a glistening spark,
dreams are awakened,
when light meets the dark.

Created by Clarabelle
13 July 2022, London UK


Feelings

your every why

Feelings have power,
feelings can speak,
feelings can take you,
to the mountain peak.

Feelings can hurt,
feelings can breathe,
feelings can lead you,
so you can achieve.

Feelings are precious,
feelings are true,
feelings will determine,
every part of you.

Feelings can unite,
feelings can fly,
feelings can control,
your every why.

Feelings are unique,
feelings are you,
feelings are loving,
can you feel me too?

By Clarabelle
15 November 2021
London, UK

If God Lets Me…..

shine like the morning sun

1.
If God lets me
I'll always lead the way
If God lets me
I'll kneel down with him and pray
If God lets me
I'll do him very proud
If God lets me
I'll help all lost in the crowd 

2.
If God lets me
I'll shine like the morning sun
If God lets me
I'll do what he needs done
If God lets me
I'll be a beacon of pure strength
If God lets me
I'll go to any given length 

3.
If God lets me
I'll show him my full power
If God lets me
I'll respect his every hour
If God lets me
I'll take the best right turn
If God lets me
I'll let all worry burn 

4.
If God lets me
I'll give him my all
If God lets me
I'll knock down each brick wall
If God lets me
I'll be happy in present time
If God lets me
I'll forever be more than fine 

5.
If God lets me
I'll forgive and forget
If God lets me
I'll get out of all bad debt
If God lets me
I'll love him like no other
If God lets me
I'll make peace with every brother 

6.
If God lets me
I'll hold my head up high
If God lets me
I'll be truthful and not lie
If God lets me
I'll always sing his song
If God lets me
I'll make right every wrong 

7.
If God lets me
I'll live life to the full
If God lets me
I'll obey his every rule
If God lets me
I'll share the good I know
If God lets me
I'll give all hope a go 

8.
If God lets me
I'll believe in my self-worth
If God lets me
Every wave of life I'll surf
If God lets me
I'll be positive and bright
If God lets me
I'll sleep peacefully each night 

9.
If God lets me
I"ll take my second chance
If God lets me
I'll celebrate and dance
If God lets me
I'll show him I am real
If God lets me
I trust he'll make the deal

By Clarabelle
Created on 10 August 2021
London, UK



Life

vibrant throughout

With its twists and turns,
and turbulent times,
with its happy memories,
and sweet sublimes.

Life is colour,
and vibrant throughout,
Life is beautiful,
it's all about.

With its songs of mercy,
and praise in between,
with its dance of joy,
and what has been.

Life is precious,
and tender in touch,
Life is magical,
I love it so much.

Goodbye My Precious

I set you free

I tried so hard,
to win your heart,
I gave it my all,
right from the start.

I guess you didn't,
want that too,
I felt your resistance,
through and through.

So I moved on,
then you came back,
for another go,
to get on the right track.

My soul felt heavy,
for this buried hurt,
cannot be separated,
from cold dirt.

I set you free,
to live and learn,
deep true love,
you have to earn.

It takes respect,
trust and forgiving,
loyalty and smiles,
the same joint vision.

Goodbye my precious,
may you find your one,
to my dreams on the horizon
every mile I run.

by Clarabelle
3 November 2021
London, UK

Being “Me”

this is your call

Do not try to be loved,
for that force never wins,
opening up your heart,
is where attraction begins.

Do not try to be wanted,
for this wonderful you,
is unique and special,
for the right person too.

Do not try to be liked,
for you have it all,
talented and beautiful,
this is your call.

Do not try to be something,
you never want to be,
always stay you,
enjoy being "me".

By Clarabelle
2 November 2021
London, UK

What is…..?

a miracle glowing

What is love,
without surprise,
a caring thought,
heartfelt eyes.

What is kindness,
without the giving,
touching lives,
soulful living.

What is forgiveness,
without a prayer,
sharing you,
unique and rare.

What is gratitude,
without the knowing,
a thankful bond,
a miracle glowing.

What is here,
without your presence,
healing time,
your very essence.

by Clarabelle
1 November 2021
London, UK

You’re the Star

forever inspiring

You're the Star,
that shines so bright,
giving me hope,
bringing me light.

You're the Star,
in my heart,
forever inspiring,
igniting each part.

You're the Star,
strong in power,
fading the darkness,
sparkling each hour.

You're the Star,
soulful in time,
guiding to goodness,
simply divine.

By Clarabelle
28 October 2021
London, UK

Breathing in Time

Forever sublime

A world of love
Breathing in time
Cherish its growth
Forever sublime


By Clarabelle
23 October 2021
London, UK

Oceans Run Deep

waves rush through

Oceans run deep
waves rush through
time is of the essence
beneath the sky so blue.

A thought on hold
may change your ways
igniting your spirit
to happier days.

Beauty embraces
energetic light
forever inspiring
enchanting the night.

Hope in your heart
unlocks your mind
captivating magic
you're one of a kind.

By Clarabelle
20 October 2021

Be Brave

She said, “be brave”.

Today she dreams
of what will be
her vibrant heart
beating free.

Her thoughts they shine
beneath the sun
glowing brightly
in everyone.

When it was dark
in pasts gone by
she battled her way
she challenged her why.

She said "be brave"
be the one
who strives to make it
until it's done.

No other path
could take her where
the heavens opened
soul stripped bare.

She gives her mind
to this cause
silence in love
kind self-applause.

She raised her spirit
embraced inner beauty
to achieve her purpose
she made it her duty.

By Clarabelle
19 October 2021










Misdirected Energy

How’s your energy this fine day?

Good Monday morning to wonderful you.

Sometimes we slow down in our progress because of our misdirected energy. What do I mean by this?

Well, when our focus is out of alignment and our core values are not being honoured on a daily basis, our energy takes a different path or indeed a different form.

Think about what “doings” give you the greatest life energy and direct your focus more into that.

I was so excited this morning to write to you in this blog and that’s a very good example of where my energy needs to be.

As you move through your Monday, may you channel your energy in the right direction.

Create your day from the heart and your energy will be in abundance.

How’s your energy this fine day?

Love to you,

CLARABELLE 🦋