Take a Chance

Be determined.

Hello wonderful you! It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem is all about giving yourself a chance at achieving your dreams. Stay focussed, stay strong and keep going my friend.

May today’s video inspire you to do greater things for you. GET GOING, BELIEVE!

Take a Chance

Take a chance,
on living your dream.
Put in the effort,
and feel supreme.
Capture the spirit,
from inside of you.
Be determined, be open,
to follow through.
Your champion heart,
will help you achieve.
This one’s for you,
get going, believe.

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Motiquote Monday

See the forever beauty in nature

Welcome to Motiquote Monday by Clarabelle.

Monday’s are a chance for you to make your whole week so productive, you’ll never look back.

Today’s quote reminds us of how picture perfect nature can be.

“Reflection Perfection”

Remember, to see the forever beauty in nature – it’s always there for you.

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The Happier Side of Life

Life brings a roller coaster of changes that we are often not prepared for.

What do I know about what you’re going through right now? I have no idea if you’re feeling good or lying low but I do know that life brings a roller coaster of changes that we are often not prepared for.

We all have an emotional response to what’s going on around us and some of us are better at controlling that emotion or how we react to it.

There are so many different factors that determine how we respond to any given situation and I bet you, if you’re having a particularly bad day, you won’t respond the same way as you would, if you were having a good day.

Let’s keep it simple and say a bad day may equal a bad response and a good day may equal a good response. Therefore, if you want to respond better to challenging situations that come your way, it’s better to focus on the things that will help you have good day.

We can’t control other people and what they do but we can do as much as we can for ourselves to have a better kind of day.

Lately, I’ve been trying this out for myself and through my own daily efforts, I have managed to have more good days and good reponses than not so good ones. Below is a short list of some of the things I have been doing:

Reduced my intake of refined sugar. Although I really do love sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolates and all that lovely stuff, I noticed it was having a detrimental effect on my mood. I certainly had more of a short fuse when sugared up to the max with these delicious fancies. By cutting these out of my diet for the last four months I have noticed a positive difference in my mindset and mood.

Cut out caffeine. Caffeine has always been a tricky one for me, I love to love it but hated the brain crash when the caffeine wore off. This, so called crash put me into a low and cranky mood and I didn’t like that one bit. So I decided, let’s cut this stuff out of my diet and see how it goes. I must say my mood has definitely uplifted and my energy levels are higher and more constant throughout the day.

Got myself back in the gym. I stopped the gym for about a year and I did notice the negative changes in my body because of it. So, I started going back to the gym 2-3 times per week and this also had a positive impact on my energy levels and mood.

Running. I love to run but again, like the gym, I stopped it for a while and I’ve got to say, I really missed my running. Running makes my whole body feel good and alive, so I make sure I run at least twice a week to get the full goodness from it.

Writing. I love writing on this blog and creating poems but I stopped for about four years and that wasn’t good for me – I was unhappy with not satisfying my creative side. So I started writing on this Clarabelle blog about five months ago and that makes me feel on top of the world.

Went on holiday. I hadn’t been on a proper holiday for a number of years and it was well overdue. This holiday really did refresh my body and mind and reminded me of how good it is to ‘getaway’ every now and again.

Positive Relationships. I started focussing on having more positive and meaningful relationships that fulfilled me and inspired me to be a better person and reach for my goals. The power of having these good relationships in your life are highly impactful and can be a real gamechanger in terms of your own love and happiness.

Sleep. One of the most important factors for me in having a better day is by getting a good night’s sleep for at least 8 hours every night. I love my sleep and never feel guilty about putting my head to rest and going for a well deserved nap. Give me a great night’s sleep and I’ll be on point the whole day through.

Water. Since I stopped the caffeine, I don’t drink fizzy soda drinks or anything like that anymore. I mainly stick to sparkling and still water and aim to drink about two litres of this beautiful stuff everyday.

Motivation. I love listening to a little bit of motivational talks everyday, it just keeps my head in the right space. Every morning I listen to “7 Good Minutes” on Spotify and it really does have a positive impact on my focus and mood throughout the day. I always say to myself, “if they can do it, I can do it” – it’s powerful stuff!

There are so many other factors that I could add to the above list, like being around family, going for walks in nature, being by the sea, watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset, doing more fun things and the list goes on.

It really all comes down to choosing to do those things everyday that will help you be a better you and ultimately have better days. I am sure most of us, if not all, would rather be around a positive, good energy person that handles most challenges well and chooses to live on the happier side of life.

By Clarabelle, 23 November 2022

Courageous You

A reminder of how brave and courageous you are.

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is a reminder of how brave and courageous you are.

Courageous You brings poetic words of encouragement to you today.

“COURAGEOUS YOU” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast – courage will always find you.

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Where Do I Fall?

A winning heart, is a champion mind.

A very warm welcome to wonderful you. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem is all about bouncing back after a fall. I have always said, resilience is built in the bouncing back, not when everything is running smoothly.

Hopefully, today’s video will help to motivate and inspire you to KEEP GOING. There will always be challenges, but you are much GREATER than any challenge that comes your way – remember that.

Where Do I Fall

Where do I fall, if not at my feet?
What keeps me going, after defeat?
A focused forever, of what I am.
A determined spirit, of “Yes I Can”.
For a winning heart, is a champion mind.
My faith is amazing, it is one of a kind.

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Motiquote Monday

Nature’s energy

Welcome to Motiquote Monday by Clarabelle.

How are you doing this fine Monday?

Today’s quote reminds us of the beautiful golden light energy that surrounds us and more importantly is within us.

“Golden Light Energy”

Remember, to breathe in nature’s energy – it’s always giving to you.

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Magical You

Dreams of abundance

I trust one day,
you’ll feel the light,
within your heart,
shining bright.

I hope one day,
you’ll smile so much,
it cheers you up,
and others you touch.

I believe one day,
you’ll have it all,
dreams of abundance,
having a ball.

I know one day,
you’ll see in you,
the specialness you hold,
beautiful and true.

I see one day,
an accomplished you,
achieving greatness,
in all that you do.

I treasure the day,
all skies are blue,
and nothing compares,
to magical you.

By Clarabelle, 16 November 2022

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A Wonderful You

A poem that celebrates how amazing you truly are.

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is a reminder of how wonderful and unique you are.

A Wonderful You is a poem that celebrates how amazing you truly are.

A WONDERFUL YOU is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, helping you to see your own specialness.

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This Moment

It’s here for you

A very warm hello to beautiful you. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem is all about THIS MOMENT.

Be present and purposeful in every moment you embrace.

This Moment

This moment now,
it’s here for you.
No past or present,
this moment now is true.

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Motiquote Monday

Breathe in nature’s magic

Welcome to Motiquote Monday by Clarabelle.

How’s your Monday going?

Today’s quote reminds us of the beauty in each season.

Winter is a coming – isn’t it captivating?

“As winter takes its first breath, we stand here captivated”

Remember, to breathe in nature’s magic – it’s always there for you.

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Courageous You

Trust in your heart

Challenges are a blessing, they make us stronger from within, although at the time it doesn’t really feel that way.  

Courage will always find you. Please have faith and know in your heart of hearts that setbacks make us dig deeper and a new opportunity awaits for you.  

May you create the right opportunity for you in your life today.  

Couragous words coming your way in the following poem by Clarabelle.

Courage Will Always Find You

Have patience my dear,

for all is well,

I see it for your future,

I hear its jingle bell.

***

For just around the corner,

is a beautiful light,

waiting for the darkness,

to shine on you so bright.

***

Challenges are a blessing,

they make us who we are,

welcome them with open arms,

jump on that magical star.

***

Courage will always find you,

be brave and carry on,

just because you can’t see it,

doesn’t mean all hope is gone.

***

Trust in your heart,

have faith in all that’s here,

this path that you are on,

is quite simply crystal clear.

***

This encouraging poetic message,

is especially for you;

it brings peace and loving thoughts,

to make you stronger through and through.

Created by Clarabelle January 2013

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Dream Achievement

It’s all up to you

Imagine what’s beyond your dreams, I mean once you have achieved them – visualise that right now.

Think yourself into that zone of dream achievement – isn’t it such a wonderful happy place?

I love this quote by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” –  it says it all to me really.  

It’s great to dream, but even better to live out your dreams and it’s all up to you.

I have dreams, lots of wonderful dreams and I believe that they will come true for me one day. I don’t sit around waiting on them to happen – that will never work. I truly go to work on my dreams everyday.

So I ask you today, to think about the dreams you want to make happen and I encourage you to take tiny steps each day into achieving them.

Wishing you a sensational day, dreaming, doing and more importantly, LIVING.

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Your Life Has Meaning

A reminder of how important your life is

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is a reminder of how important your life is.

Your Life Has Meaning is a poem that offers you meaningful self reflections.

“YOUR LIFE HAS MEANING” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, bringing you back to you.

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POETRY CORNER #15

Couragoues in mind

I Stand Here Tall

I stand here tall,
mighty and strong,
confident in spirit,
all day long.

I stand here united,
together as one,
breathing in light,
embracing the sun.

I stand here brave,
courageous in mind,
fighting each demon,
treasures I find.

I stand here proud,
giving my all,
believing in me,
I stand here tall.

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Created by Clarabelle on 3 November 2022

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The Mind

Unique to you

A very warm hello to beautiful you. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem is all about THE MIND.

Keep your mindset strong, disciplined and positive.

The Mind

The mind so powerful,
abundant and true.
The mind so amazing,
it is unique to you

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Motiquote Monday

I see you there.

Welcome to Motiquote Monday by Clarabelle.

Monday’s aren’t everyone’s best day but if you are doing what you love, then I guess Monday’s are so exciting for you.

Today’s quote is to remind you that the magic is within you.

“Magnificence Becomes You”

Take this motiquote today and run with it in your heart of hearts.

I see you there, living out your greatest dreams, full of smiles and uplifting surprises.

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The Greatest Stuck Road

Spoken word poetry by Clarabelle

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is spoken word poetry by Clarabelle.

The Greatest Stuck Road is a poem that offers you a new thought on moving forward in your life.

“THE GREATEST STUCK ROAD” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, helping you to move from stuck thinking to full freedom of the mind.

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My Heart

giving you love

Good morning to you my beautiful friend. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem is filled with lots of heart just for you.

May you gain great strength from this short verse.

My Heart

My heart is with you,
through all of the pain,
giving you love,
to get well again.

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The Great Life

What if everything goes your way?

Brave steps of change can be a little daunting at times, however, you must think of the positives; you must stay focussed on all the great things that change can bring.

Yes, change can be a little scary but sometimes the more you over analyse, the more you want to stay in your comfort zone. Surely a great life can only be achieved with brave change, ambitious desire and deep faith in your heart that you are most definitely doing the right thing?

When you feel driven, when you feel responsible for making your life a great life……then you will take the plunge and what if everything does go your way….what if?

Wouldn’t that just be a great GREAT life for you.

Chase the Great Life

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When Light Meets the Dark

Spoken word poetry by Clarabelle

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is spoken word poetry by Clarabelle.

When Light Meets the Dark is a poem that offers the light and shade of inner wisdom.

“WHEN LIGHT MEETS THE DARK” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, helping you to open up your mind and reflect upon what matters.

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Poetry Corner #13 Catch the Light

let it shine all around

Touched by emotion,
loving life,
freeing my spirit,
from worry and strife.

Keeping it together,
hoping for all,
rising faith,
breaks down the brick wall.

In the twist of the wind,
no enemies appear,
all friends together,
filled with good cheer.

An unfulfilled heart,
takes you beyond,
frozen miracles,
reflected in the pond.

Catch the light,
let it shine all around,
mystic and magic,
will soon be found.

By Clarabelle, originally created December 2014

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Flourish

flourish and blossom

Good morning to you my wonderful friend. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem if filled with empowerment for you.

May you flourish with self-confidence and real purpose today.

Flourish

You have the power,
to water the seeds,
flourish and blossom,
fulfil all your needs .

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Unhappy?

Take full responsibility for making GREAT things HAPPEN

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day!

Today’s podcast is to help you to reflect on your own happiness.

Happiness is one of the most studied subjects globally – I wonder why?

“UNHAPPY” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, helping you to live a more fulfilling and happier kind of life.

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Take full responsibility for making GREAT things HAPPEN!

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POETRY CORNER #12

be grateful for you

Welcome to Poetry Corner Thursday. Today’s Poem was written back in 2014 and I do believe some of my earlier written poems are truly the best. I originally entitled it “Bubblegum Ambitions” but recently changed the title to “Let Your Life Be”, as I feel it’s more fitting.

Let Your Life Be, offers hidden wisdom in such a meaningful way. May this poetic verse below resonate with your being and help you on your own journey of life.

Take care of precious YOU.

Let Your Life Be

You are not what you have,
or even what you do,
you are what you are,
be grateful for you.

To compare your life,
to another one,
to aggressively compete,
under the sun.

Will take your ego,
into the sky,
bubblegum ambitions,
no tears you will cry.

But then one day,
there will come a time,
you want to change,
from what’s mine is mine.

You crumble to the floor,
and what once was real,
is starting to flake,
and numbness you feel.

There is always a way,
to shine at night,
glowing and flowing,
it’s a natural flight.

Silent is the heart,
it speaks to you here,
vibrations of energy,
simmer the fear.

Truth is where it’s at,
go to the ocean,
the waves clear your thoughts,
love is in motion.

Now you are hollow,
now you are free,
knowing what you live for,
let your life be.

Created by Clarabelle in 2014 updated 13 October 2022.

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Product Showcase

Stay Strong, find the inner strength to carry on

Welcome to Showcase Wednesday, where every week on this day I will share with you one of my originally created inspirational products.

My Clarabelle Cards are created from the heart and they aim to touch, inspire, bring hope and raise self-belief.

My products currently sell on Amazon UK and Etsy UK, so you can check out the full product collection by clicking on the shopping links below.

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Love

To love freely

Good day to you my wonderful friend. It’s Youtube Tuesday and today’s original video poem if full of LOVE, only LOVE.

Surround yourself with beautiful love today and embrace it.

Love

To love freely,
and give your all,
will capture any star,
wherever it may fall .

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Let Go of Old Ways

Think of your life ahead as one big blank canvas

What if you had to begin again? I really mean begin again, right where you are. What would that mean for you? What would you want to start again?

Life is a bit like that, sometimes we just have to begin again, start afresh, let go of old ways and encompass new ways – new ways of thinking, new ways of doing and new ways of feeling.

Think of your life ahead as one big blank canvas, with lots of white space to fill with whatever you want to fill it with – what do you want to fill your white space with?

Use your imagination right now to envisage a life of love, love for everything you want to do and who you love being with.  Reinvent the next chapter of your life into something truly amazing for you and your loved ones. This space can be entered into the here and now by changing things up for yourself, whatever that will be for you.

So I encourage you today to fill your walking boots with courage, bravery, energy, love, self-discipline, creativity, imagination and determination to make each baby step of change fulfilling and purposeful for you.

Get those walking boots out and rock your socks off into the next episode of YOUR AMAZING LIFE.

Thank you for being here.

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Clarabelle Podcast – CLARITY OF THOUGHT

helping you see where you need to go in life and what your next steps will be

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day! Today’s podcast is to help you gain clarity amongst all the noise that’s going on around you.

Today, I am helping you to see where you need to go in life and what your next steps will be.

“CLARITY OF THOUGHT” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, helping raise you to the next level.

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POETRY CORNER #11

your heart will always shine bright

Welcome to Poetry Corner Thursday. Today’s Poem was written back in 2013 – I’ve been writing poems since a child. I originally entitled it “You Are Gold” but recently changed the title to “The Path of Life” as I feel it’s more fitting.

The Path of Life is full of wonder, amazement, good times, not so good times and everything else in between. May these poetic words below resonate with your heart and uplift your spirits to new heights.

This one is for YOU.

The Path of Life

In every challenge,
there’s potential in you,
in every thought,
in all that you do.

Believe the hype,
believe it’s true,
you are special,
loved through and through.

A broken heart,
drowning at sea,
mind swirling around,
set yourself free.

As the high winds howl,
like a wolf in the night,
look for the stars,
as your guiding light.

When at the bottom,
the only way is up,
as shattered dreams,
feel heavy in your cup.

But one year on,
you’ll look back on this day,
success was in the failure,
because you found your way.

The path of life,
never goes straight,
one day lost in the maze,
another finding the gate.

The way out is clear,
you can’t see it with your eyes,
it’s from deep within your heart,
its whispers are wise.

The people on your road,
are here for a reason,
some for a lifetime,
some just for a season.

But remember this,
you are gold,
a precious stone,
no one can mould.

So when darkness falls,
and you have no light,
remember your heart,
will always shine bright.

Like an angel in the wind,
floating by your side,
she appears in many people,
being your silent guide.

Originally created by Clarabelle and posted on 5 December 2013

Reposted to Clarabelle Blog on 13 October 2022

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DON’T GIVE UP

There is always a way, don’t give up the fight

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

Today’s short video is entitled “DON’T GIVE UP”. Enjoy!

DON’T GIVE UP

There is always a way, don’t give up the fight . .

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Clarabelle Podcast – IF GOD LETS ME

with love and admiration for all you give and all you bring to the table

It’s Friday and that means Clarabelle Podcast day! Today’s podcast is a poem, a prayer and a preach from my soul to yours.

Today I am poetically preaching to you with love and admiration for all you give and all you bring to the table.

“IF GOD LETS ME” is today’s Clarabelle Podcast, to inspire the very essence of you.

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Smile

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 better kind of day.

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

SMILE

Keep a smile on your face, and laugh out loud . .

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Motiquote Monday

Love the rain

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

Today’s original quote, is inspired by Clarabelle’s love for the rain and the refreshing beauty she feels it brings.

Each quote whispers wisdom from the experience of life itself.

“Love the rain, it opens the soul, quenching life, making you whole.” Clarabelle

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Soulful Grace

A harmonious vibration that can bring inner peace

In the silence of all silences, there is an answer, there is a truth, there is an untouched soulful grace, filled with pure love and inspiring potential.  I believe that each of us have this, we all have that inner ability to take our lives to the next level.  At any moment we can tap into this inner source and when you do, it will guide you on a path towards true love, abundance and forever happiness.  You see it’s there, it is always there, it is your hidden blessing, your gift of grace that when shared with this world will multiply in such a positively powerful and impactful way.  Grace has that special quality, it holds a harmonious vibration that can bring inner peace and tranquillity to another.  Grace is one of the purest blessings that we can share with another because it holds such an honest quality that is second to none.  This honesty brings with it, freedom of thought within another but in such a purposeful and meaningful way.

 A Question of Grace

When you think of “grace”, what does it mean to you? 
What does “grace” look like for you? 
What does “grace” feel like for you? 
Grace for me, looks like the tranquil open lake where beautiful white swans dance upon its gentle ripples.  It’s the only place where your own reflection paints the picture of the real you.  The real you which is not perfect but has perfection in its own imperfections.  Grace feels like the completeness of one’s soul, sounds like the voice of an angel and feels like a heart filled with love and compassion.  Grace fills the ballerina with pure poise, lives in the gentleman’s spirit and breathes clarity into a summer breeze.  Grace is the free flowing element that connects each one of us, like a family of the brightest stars.

I believe that the person who lives a life with grace is forever blessed with honour, respect, elegant presence and divine abundance.  The beautiful thing is, that the gift of grace is a precious treasure that everyone can choose to exude.

What does “grace” mean to you?

Clarabelle

First posted to blog on 5 January 2016
Updated and reblogged on 1 October 2022

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Clarabelle Podcast

get your weekend off to a wonderful start

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

Today’s Clarabelle Podcast is entitled, “GO WITH YOUR GUT” and you can also find this written article within this Clarabelle Blog.

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Youtube Tuesday

You are loved, have faith, believe

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

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

HAVE FAITH

You are loved, have faith, believe . . . .

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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

Seasons change
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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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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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The Habit of a Habit

I started to change my bad habits into better ones and that had a real positive influence on my life.

Don’t let your environment dictate your bad habits – you need to think and do GREAT things for yourself.

The environment that you spend most of your time in can be a huge influence in your life and it might not be positive.

Think about daily habits that don’t serve you well and you can probably link them to being in a certain environment or around certain people. You may think you have control over your “doing” but I bet you, when you really think about it, you are most definitely picking up bad habits from others.

I am not saying here to put the “blame” on others – that’s one thing I am very opposed to but I am saying, you WILL be infuenced everyday – positively or negatively, whether you realise it or not.

I can totally vouch for myself here, especially during my Secondary School days when I went against the true essence of me and picked up some terrible bad habits from the age of 14. Thankfully, as I became more confident, especially from the age of 26, I started to change my bad habits into better ones that had a real positive influence on my life.

Below are some real examples of bad habits that I had which I then changed to positive ones:

I watched far too much junk TV, so I got rid of my TV, which in turn, gave me so much extra time, that I started this Clarabelle blog. Taking up writing, gives me so much fulfillment and the articles hopefully help others too. I have been doing this for over 10 years.

I also got “off the couch” every evening after work and took up running outdoors and going to the gym – this led me onto running four marathons and raising lots of money for charity along the way. I still run outdoors twice week and I love it! I have been running outdoors since 2007.

I moved to a different country – a few times – and this got me “out of a rut” and gave me so much self-belief and confidence. The moving to a different location, led me to start my Greeting Card Business, which is now progressing very well on Amazon & Etsy. I now live in London after living in Bonny Scotland for 40 years of my life. I am not frightened to move again – I actually enjoy the new challenge and adventure of being in a different place and starting from scratch.

I never want to settle with bad habits – I just don’t like it! I always want to strive for better and get the best out of life.

Think about your habits today – are they serving you well and getting you to where you want to go in life?

The habit of a habit, can move you up or pull you backwards – it’s for you to decide, which way you want to go.

Remember . . . . It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 22 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 17 September 2022

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, 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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Stand by YOU

be magnetically attracted to self-success

Turbulent times in life can eat away at your self-esteem but they can also make you super resilient and unbelieveably strong.

I choose tough times to ‘MAKE ME’ rather than, ‘break me’ and I guess, that’s just how I internally respond.

I think it’s the challenge seeker in me and possibly watching too many Rocky films when I was a child! Regardless of any punches that keep coming, I know I will always bounce back – every single time.

So what is it within me that gives me this fighting back spirit? I don’t really know but I do have this absolute determination and robust self-belief that if someone else can succeed at something, then I can too. I never ever look at anyone in ‘awe’ or wish I was them – I have always loved being me. I was never a fan of anyone or anything – I was happiest just being me.

Don’t get me wrong, there were lots of times growing up when I would hold back, be overly self-conscious and under confident BUT I promise you, I never wanted to be anyone else. I have felt fear, rejection, unloved and lost – especially as a young adult but as I put myself out into the world I started to become more ambitious and be magnetically attracted to self-success.

Instead of happily being led, I found myself naturally becoming the LEADER and feeling very comfortable in this role. As I found my own inner greatness, I would encourage and support others to fulfill their own potential too. Even to this day, I constantly see and seek out the BEST in everyone and that thinking gives me the most beautiful joy.

Many people have called me naive, too much of a ‘yes’ person, a people pleaser and a wearer of ‘rose tinted’ glasses. Personally, that doesn’t bother me too much and I don’t think that of me at all. I know my BEST growth has come from being true to me.

Have I gone off track? Yes, lots of times, and the only way I have managed to pull things back on track, is by realigning to my core values – it works every time!

I encourage you to STAND BY YOU and hold your position as strongly as you can, in the field that you want to grow in. Nurture your mind and body with good habits that will serve you well in the now and in the future.

Focus on developing your SELF-LEADERSHIP and CHAMPION every effort you make in order to change your life for the better.

After all. . . . .

It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 18 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 14 September 2022

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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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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Why Your Brain Hurts?

take your brain into an information free zone

Your brain, with all its wonderful facets and zillions of neurological connections, really needs to be taken care of.

When my brain hurts and what I really mean is, when it’s tired, exhausted and/or drained – I just know it needs a rest from all the crazy noise and distractions out there.

Your brain is on the go all of the time, doing things like – keeping you safe, helping you learn and supporting your creative imagination.

It’s constantly picking up inner and outer signals to help you function most effectively on a moment to moment basis – no wonder it hurts sometimes.

So next time your amazing brain has moved into overload drive, give it some downtime and fresh space to clear out the clutter and make way for true clarity of thought.

Your brain is a wondrous miracle that enables you to bring out the best of you and helps you to demonstrate your inner magic.

So don’t go popping a paracetemol and hope that all the unwanted head pressure will all go away. Take your brain into an information free zone and let it mingle with absolutely nothing.

Disconnect your brain and give it time to reboot – you’ll most definitely feel like a different person.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 9 August 2022
Posted to blog on 5 September 2022

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10 Steps to Winning at Life

how to make it work for you

  1. Be a loyal and trustworthy person and you will have the best friends for life.
  2. Be open and honest with your feelings, it will help people to see the true side of you.
  3. Be helpful and caring towards others and seek first to understand before being understood.
  4. Be a positive and upbeat kind of person – no one wants to be around a drainer – sorry, they just don’t!
  5. Be kind and friendly as much as you can because these qualities are always remembered in you by others.
  6. Really focus on developing yourself as much as possible and read books on other people who have already succeeded in life.
  7. Never judge another – you have not walked in that person’s shoes and you don’t know the difficult experiences other people have had to deal with. No one lives a perfect life, believe that!
  8. Take time to plan what you want out of life in the next 2, 5 and 10 years from now and then go to work EVERYDAY on your plan.
  9. Look after your health and wellbeing and that includes your mental, physical and spiritual.
  10. Keep your finances in check and do your best to never lose money but instead work out how to grow your money and how to make it work for you.

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

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