Open Up Your Voice Box

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Start Up

I started this blog up in April 2012 to originally share my own poetry with you.  I remember looking at all 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 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 almost 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, 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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Me and My Mum

Me and My Mum, 1 July 2012
Me and My Mum, 1 July 2012

Ponder, Think, Reflect

I am 10 weeks into my 16 week marathon training programme and my long runs at the weekend can be quite challenging.  Yesterday, I had to do a 16 mile run, this took me about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I stopped taking music with me on these runs and I now use the time to ponder, think and reflect on whatever comes up for me at that time – very often these thoughts turn into a blog post, just like today.

Carfin

My running routes are through my local town and often take me into other connecting villages and towns.  Yesterday I found myself running in the village of Carfin that I was brought up in and where my mum lives.

Whilst running up hill towards my mum’s home I thought about the times when I visit her and then a sad thought came over me, one day I will not be visiting my mum in her home, because one day my mum and just like the rest of us will not be here.  I didn’t ponder this for too long because I didn’t want to make myself feel too sad.  I suppose that is life and that is the reality of it all but it did make me think about me really wanting to spend quality time with my mum whilst she is here and whilst I live so close to her.  I then immediately thought of all the nice things we could do together, places we could go and visit, conversations we could have, holidays we could go on…..lots of special time together.  So I now have a little plan of action to put all of this into place.

Loved Ones

Sometimes in life without even realising it we can take our loved ones for granted, especially when everything is going well with their health etc..  My run towards my mum’s house yesterday made me really think about that, I want to spend as much quality time with my mum as I can and I will and I look forward to sharing those lovely fun stories with you on this blog.

If this post has made you think about a loved one, please give them a phone, visit them, drop them an email or text…..just connect with them and let them know you are thinking about them and are there for them, it will make you and that person feel great today.

Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love and happiness, Clarabelle

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Window 172 – Shut the door on your past and fly

Indeed, “flying is our only freedom”, thank you “A Window of Wisdom” for this blog post. I really love it. Clarabelle

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“If we return to what we walked away from, out of  fear, and for comfort, our growth will become a vision of the past.”

When our spirit becomes caged by life circumstances;  a soft tug from our heart-strings will pull us into our desired direction to where we can be set free.  But along the way of our new  path, there will be moments of difficulty that will trigger fear, and past reflections, of only happy memories that will try to pull us back into our cage… and if we return, we will find our self sitting in our cage, and reflecting on when we used to fly.

We must keep moving forward to soar higher in flight, by  embracing the fears of the unknown future, for they will always try to tell us that the cage was cozy, but in reality, flying is our only freedom.

~ WOW ~

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