Unspoken Art Exhibition and Self Love Retreat Taster Workshop @ Katakata Brixton

Join me for the Art Exhibition Launch and Taster Workshop @ Katakata!

The last 3 paintings from my collection ‘Nature’s Art’ will be in a joint exhibition at Katakata, a lovely vegan restaurant and art space on Brixton Hill!   ‘Self Love’, ‘Blue Lotus’ and ‘Black Orchid’ will be on sale, and you’ll also be able to get a set of 9 Prints from the collection! (Framed prints can also be ordered)

‘Self Love’ 24″ x 30″ oil on canvas £350

(the butterfly was stuck on and is not included)

‘Blue Lotus’  48″ x 38″ oil on canvas £750

Black Orchid 48″ x 38″ oil on canvas £450

Join us for the Open Evening on Thursday 2nd November 6-10pm, tickets are FREE with drinks and canapes, but booking is essential, book your free ticket here!

Self Love Retreat Taster Workshop @ Katakata!

On Sunday 5th November, join me at Katakata from 2-5pm  in a Taster Workshop for The Self Love Retreat! (Gambia) I’ll be giving you tasters of some of the workshops we’ll be doing on the Retreat, including Colour Therapy, where I explain how I healed myself from Seasonal Affective Disorder (a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight) using the colours in my paintings, and showing you how you can use colours to lift your mood and emotions!  It’s also my birthday that day, so come and celebrate with me! Tickets are just £15 which includes a delicious vegan lunch, and signed copy of my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’! (<< read the reviews) Click on the flyer below for more info about The Self Love Retreat:

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Get a FREE personally signed copy of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ when you book your ticket for The Self Love Retreat Taster Workshop! It features my artwork in full colour, so you’ll be healing yourself in more ways than one as you read!  If you’re unable to attend you can still order my book below:

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Order your personally signed copy of Journey of a Sister with FREE postage (UK only)

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I look forward to seeing you at one or both of them!

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Give a Kwanzaa Gift FREE!

If you’re looking for an alternative to Christmas (which is more about consumerism than the birth of Christ!) why not celebrate Kwanzaa with us this year?

What is Kwanzaa?

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Kwanzaa is originally an African-American concept which celebrates 7 Core Principles (Nguzo Saba), represented by a different candle each day.  It begins on the 26th of December, and ends of the 1st of January, culminating in a feast and an exchange of gifts. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa honors a different Principle; these Principles are  key to building strong, productive African families and communities.

Kwanzaa is based on year-end harvest festivals that have taken place throughout Africa for thousands of years. The name comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.” The Founder of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga chose a phrase from Swahili because the language is used by various peoples throughout Africa.

Items Used During Kwanzaa:

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Meaning: mat
Action: The symbols of Kwanzaa are arranged on the mkeka, which may be made of straw or African cloth. It symbolizes the foundation upon which communities are built.

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Meaning: the candleholder, which holds seven candles
Action: It symbolizes stalks of corn that branch off to form new stalks, much as the human family is created.

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Meaning: the seven candles that represent the seven principles
Action: A different candle is lit each day. Three candles on the left are green; three on the right are red; and the middle candle is black.

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Meaning: the unity cup
Action: Celebrants drink from a wooden cup in honor of their African ancestors. Before drinking, each person says “harambee,” or “let’s pull together.”

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Meaning: fruits, nuts, and vegetables
Action: These remind celebrants of the harvest fruits that nourished the people of Africa.

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Meaning: ear of corn
Action: Traditionally, one ear of corn is placed on the mkeka for each child present.

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Meaning: gifts
Action: Traditionally, educational and cultural gifts are given on January 1, the last day of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa flag

The Kwanzaa flag consists of three blocks, one in each of these colors. Green is for the fertile land of Africa; black is for the color of the people; and red is the for the blood that is shed in the struggle for freedom.

Poster depicting the seven Symbols of Kwanzaa:

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 The Seven Symbols of Kwanzaa and What They Mean:

Day 1: Umoja (oo-MOH-ja)
Meaning: Unity
Action: building a commUNITY that holds together

Day 2: Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-yah)
Meaning: Self-determination
Action: speaking for yourself and making choices that benefit the commUNITY

Day 3: Ujima (oo-JEE-mah)
Meaning: Collective Work and Responsibility
Action: helping others within the commUNITY

Day 4: Ujamaa (oo-JAH-ma)
Meaning: Cooperative Economics
Action: supporting businesses that care about the commUNITY

Day 5: Nia (nee-AH)
Meaning: a Sense of Purpose
Action: setting goals that benefit the commUNITY

Day 6: Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah)
Meaning: Creativity
Action: making the commUNITY better and more beautiful

Day 7: Imani (ee-MAH-nee)
Meaning: Faith
Action: believing that a better world can be created for communities now and in the future

Colours

The colors of Kwanzaa are red, black and green. The Kwanzaa flag consists of three blocks, one in each of these colors. Three of the seven candles are red, three are green and one is black.

During the celebrations, candles are lit and libations are poured from a wooden cup. A libation is the name given to a ritual pouring of water or white rum as an offering to our ancestors.

A Kwanzaa ceremony often includes performances of music and drumming, a reflection on the Pan-African colors of red, green and black and a discussion of some aspect of African history. Women often wear brightly colored traditional clothing. Some cultural organizations hold special exhibitions of African influenced art and market stalls during the period of the celebrations.

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During Kwanzaa, celebrants greet each other with “Habari gani,” or “What’s the news?” The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa form the answers.

Celebrate Kwanzaa’s 50th Birthday With Us!

Kwanzaa is in its 50th yearand various organisations are putting on events to celebrate – I have stalls at two of them, where you can get two copies of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ for £9.99 – buy one get one FREE! Operate the 7th Principle of Kwanzaa and give your free one to a friend on January 1st!   (I’m giving away the first-fruits of the 1,000 books I had printed!)

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(Click on the flyers to be taken to the organisations websites)

If you are unable to attend any of these events you can still take advantage of my special Kwanzaa Offer, and get two books for the price of one!

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Start the Journey from Year One FREE! (← click to open PDF)

Get a signed copy of ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE when you join me on The 30 Day Mind Detox (Starts 2nd January 2017)

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Join us for the BOOK LAUNCH this SUNDAY 6th Nov!

Just 4 DAYS TO GO!

I’m getting all excited; what I’ve been doing in the dark is finally coming to light!

The Revised Editions for both my Self-help books have gone to print, and I’m expecting 1,000 copies of each!  It’s been a labour of love, patience and focus, to bring you these Revised Editions!  (I’ll be explaining why I felt the need to revise them on the day).

On Sunday, we’re going to be discussing ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ – some of the brothers who contributed to it will be on the Panel to answer your questions – get the FREE download so you can come and join in the discussion!

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Watch a clip from the Book Launch of the First Edition to get an idea of what to expect:

BOOK Your Seat!

Visit Eventbrite to book your FREE ticket, or pre-order your book to guarantee your seat! (please only reserve a free ticket if you know you’ll be able to attend). Pre-ordering your book in advance means you won’t have to queue up to get it signed on the day!

Out with the Old, in with the New!

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If you bought the First Edition of my Self-help Novel, bring it with you to get the Second Edition for only £5! You can keep the first one as well  🙂

RAFFLE and Art Print Sale! 

You’ll also be able to WIN Framed and Laminated Prints of my art in the Raffle, and I’ll also be selling them on the day!  (They all feature in my novel).

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Get a FREE copy of ‘Journey of a Sister‘ when you join my 30 Day Online Course!

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More about it on the day, or visit www.journeyofasister.com/mind-detox

(You can pay for books and the Online Course by Paypal, credit or debit cards.)

I look forward to seeing you there!

HOW TO GET THERE:

The Marcus Garvey Library is less than a 10 minute walk from Seven Sisters station, or you can get the 149, 279, 259, or 349 two stops.  If you are coming on the underground, turn left when you come through the ticket barriers, and go up the stairs past the sweet shop.  When you get off the bus (two stops), stay on the same side and take the path towards the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, you’ll find Tottenham Green Leisure Centre behind it (take the path to your right).

To reserve your seat(s) visit Eventbrite

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Blog Tour Day Five: Finding Your Purpose

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Today’s article was written exclusively for Authentically You Magazine, and is called Finding Your Purpose.

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In it, I’ve explained how I found my purpose, and how I can help YOU find YOURS!

If you would like help with this process, start by reading Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!

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BONUS ARTICLE: What’s in a Name?

Tomorrow is the last article in my Blog Tour, written exclusively for CaribDomain, don’t miss it!

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Help ME help YOU by ordering your signed copies of my Self-help books before Friday – you’ll get a FREE copy of my award-winning CD ‘Seeds of Love‘, and a free invite to my Book Launch taking place on Sunday 6th November!  Will you be one of the 200 people needed to help me reach my target?  Click on the image above! (Please wait a few moments for it to load).  You can also get a signed copy of ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ (with contributions from over 30 brothers) for only £5.00 if ordered by Friday, get yours TODAY!

If you haven’t read my exclusive article ‘Finding Your Purpose‘, go HERE to read it now!

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As the descendant of an enslaved African, I had been disconnected from my spiritual roots, displaced, and had no sense of Self-identity.  I had inherited a slave master’s name, while being DIS-inherited from the wealth of my Motherland.  The religion I had been indoctrinated into wasn’t serving me, but rather gave me an inferiority complex, with constant feelings of guilt and condemnation.  These feelings were preventing me from living the life of my dreams.

As I got older, I began to question what I’d been taught to believe.

In my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ I shared everything I’ve discovered since asking God for ‘the Truth!’ in 2007 – it tackles taboo topics in an entertaining, yet informative way. You are invited to join the main character on her transformational quest for ‘the Truth!’ about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the history of the religion she had been indoctrinated into!

My Self-help book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ has contributions from over 30 brothers, and looks at how our past affects how we relate to each other today.  It will help you identify any issues you have that might be preventing you from being able to maintain your relationship, so that you can heal before seeking to meet your match.  It then introduces the ‘DIY Arranged Marriage‘, guiding you through the whole dating process for the best chance of getting the ring on!

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You can get a FREE download of ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ when you subscribe, or if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow it from their lending library FREE!

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I’ve been giving away FREE downloads of the ‘Journey of a Sister‘ e-book series; the last free download is THIS WEEKEND! (Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August)

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If you missed the FREE downloads, they’re only 99p/$0.99 each – you can even start the journey by reading Year One FREE!

I have a burning desire to help my people break free from mental slavery, and to heal from the psychological trauma that has been passed down to us genetically.  I am especially passionate about helping my sisters develop a positive Self-identity, and to helping us build healthy, sustainable relationships.

Get your SIGNED paperbacks!

The First Edition of my novel was printed on-demand, so my artwork which illustrates it was printed black-and-white.  I aim to raise £4,790  by 1st September to print the Second Editionn bulk, enabling my artwork to be printed in FULL COLOUR – this means you’ll benefit from the COLOUR THERAPY in them while you read, healing your Self in more ways than one!   When you pre-order your SIGNED books you’ll also get a FREE  copy of the ‘Seeds of Love‘ CD – all 13 poems feature in the story!  Watch the video:

Visit my indiegogo campaign  to get SIGNED copies of ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ for only £5!  I’m sure you’ll find a perk to suit your budget; my campaign ends on 1st September, help me reach my goal, while helping your Self at the same time!

Check back here at the weekend to download Years 11 & 12 of ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!  The SEQUEL is exclusively in the paperback!  I’m taking part in a number of events from October onwards, where we will be discussing the topics raised in my Self-help books, see the Events page for more details!

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I’m in the process of organising Book Signing & Discussion Events both in the UK and abroad, where we will be discussing the topics raised in my Self-help books openly.  These are good opportunities to ask me any questions, and to meet like-minded people. If you would like to help me take the messages in my books far and wide, your contribution will help with travel, accommodation, venue hire, marketing and filming (for details visit the Events page).

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Be Careful What You Wish For! Download Years Five & Six FREE THIS WEEKEND!

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Journey of a Sister features my artwork and poetry; I used my painting ‘My King’ to illustrate Year Five, and my painting ‘Black Orchid’ to illustrate Year 6 (Joint Chapter in the e-book series).  In Years 5, a series of fortunate events leads to Suzanne achieving her goal of publishing her first collection of poetry.  She learns how to order things from the universe and decides to have fun with it, ordering what she thought was her perfect man.  Read an extract from Year 5:

R U ‘The One’?

Whilst out performing one night, one of the organisers of the event told Suzanne about a poetry competition that was open for submissions.  They were looking for poets of African descent to include in an Anthology, and the overall winner would get their poetry collection published for free.  Suzanne eagerly took down the website details, and the following day, went online to get more information.   This was it!  This was just what she needed to get her book published; she was sure to win – she could just feel it in her guts!

 She called the number.  A baritone voice answered.

“Hello, Black Independent Publishers, Solomon speaking, how can I help you?”

“Oh hi Solomon, my name’s Suzanne; I was just calling to get some more information about the competition you’re running.”

“Okay…what would you like to know?”

“Well, I’ve been on the website and viewed the criteria, and, well I just wanted to find out what type of response you’ve had so far?”

 “We’re really pleased with the quality of submissions we’ve received so far – are you trying to weigh up your chances of winning?” he asked in an amused tone.

 “Well, kind of,” Suzanne confessed.

 “Well you’ve got just as good a chance of winning as anybody else – but you’ve got to be in it to win it, so the sooner you enter the better!  What type of poetry do you write?” he asked.

 “Love poetry mainly; anything to do with relationships.”

 “That always goes down well, I’d say go for it!  You can recite one for me now if you like, I love poetry,” Solomon requested.

 “Really?  Well most of my poems are quite long, so I’ll just give you a snippet of one, okay?”

“Okay…”

“This one’s called ‘Ode to My King Part 1’ and it’s written in the style of ancient Egyptian poetry, okay?”

“Sounds great so far…”

Suzanne began: “Beloved, what shall I compare you to?  Spiritually, you are like a tree standing tall and strong, with roots that go much deeper than our wrong: You remember the richness of our history before slavery, when we ruled as Kings and Queens, scientists and inventors, building empires!  And now, you bear the mark of our ancestors; you are strong both physically and mentally.  You have the Genius Gene; man, you don’t know how much you inspire me!  …Shall I stop there?”

 “No, no, keep going!”

 “Okay… Let me study YOU and get my degree from Mother Nature’s university, for there is nothing more I’d like to achieve:  Your eyes are like two pools, sparkling and watery, and in them I see the perfect reflection of…me.  Your nose resembles the ones cut off the great statues in Egypt; too defined for the white man’s mind, but I like it!”

 (Solomon laughs)

“Your lips are like two juicy mangoes, and your kisses, sweeter than honey.  Your voice is like a deep, dark river, carrying me away to ecstasy...I think I should stop there.”

 “Why, is it ex-rated?” Solomon asked, “I was just getting into that!”

“No, it’s not ex-rated – that comes in Part 2!”

“Well go on then, give me some more!” Solomon urged.

 Suzanne sighed.

 “Okay…Your neck is like a tower, strong and sturdy, and around it you wear a reminder of our history…”

  Solomon interrupted; “I’m wearing a reminder of our history!”

  “Are you? What is it?”

  “Some cowrie shells!”

  “Oh! Well you’ll like the next line then;

“Your teeth are like a string of cowrie shells, and when you smile, you light up my world!” (Solomon laughs again)

 “Sorry Solomon, but this poem is six pages long – I couldn’t possibly recite it all to you over the phone!” Suzanne concluded.

Watch the video I created for you to listen to this poem:

(Djembe drumming by Chi ‘Hair by Chi’ Bomani)

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Year Three: Mind…the Gap! (FREE DOWNLOAD)

For many years, I suffered with depression.  I went in and out of dark tunnels, searching for the glimpse of light at the end of each one.

I had constant self-defeating thoughts, hated the way I looked, and felt as if my life was pointless.  The birth of my two older ‘suns’ in 1992 and 1995 gave my life more meaning, but I still suffered from bouts of depression.  At times, it was so bad that I couldn’t even do simple things like open the curtains, or put the laundry in the washing machine.

Fortunately for me, I was not one to go running to the doctor’s for every little ailment, and when I did finally go, my G.P. housed an alternative homeopathic doctor who prescribed me a remedy called ‘chocolat’!

It did ease the symptoms, but the root cause of my issue was my THOUGHTS.  I didn’t know how to control the negative thoughts that were constantly bombarding my mind, causing me to have low self-esteem, to lack self-confidence, and to fail in life.

While I was a stay-at-home mum raising my suns, I put my Self through a series of Self-development programs, worked with Positive Affirmations to ‘re-program my mind’, and read lots of Self-development books.  Then in 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a weekend seminar with Anthony Robbins.  I was eager to learn something that would help me deal with my negative thoughts once and for all, and I did.   He said “DEPRESSION is just a FANCY NAME for NEGATIVE THINKING PATTERNS”.  I had never considered that before.  Anthony went on to explain that thoughts are like trains; if you have a thought, another like-thought will come after it, then another, and before you know it, you will have a whole series of thoughts following one after the other.  If these are positive thoughts, you’ll remain feeling happy in a state of bliss.  But if they are negative thoughts, they can lead to sadness, stress, anxiety, anger and ultimately, depression.

I had a paradigm shift that weekend.

In 2007, I was about to fall asleep one spring evening when the image for my painting ‘Self Love’ flashed into my mind:

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It was as if my subconscious mind was telling me I needed to learn how to meditate.  Not long after, I was introduced to ‘Inner Space’ in Covent Garden, where I started attending meditation classes.  I learned that our thoughts are like seeds, and our mind is the garden.  In order to keep the garden of our mind well cultivated, we have to learn how to ‘weed out’ the negative thought-weeds, and replace them with positive thought-seeds.  My painting ‘Self Love’ illustrates that by rooting all our thoughts in LOVE, we can remain in a positive state of bliss.

The colours that I intuitively used to paint ‘Self Love’ also healed me from the symptoms of SAD, a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight! (see my Art page for more details).  I used this painting to illustrate Year Three of my Self-help novel Journey of a Sister, and also on the front cover of my poetry collection Seeds of Love.

Here’s an extract from Year Three, which features my poem Fertile Soil:

Meditate to Create

Suzanne liked the metaphor of the garden; she had learned first-hand from her own back garden how long flowers took to grow, compared to the weeds which sprang up quickly!  It was the same with her mind; her job was to cultivate her positive thought-seeds so they could blossom into flowers, by nipping her negative thought-weeds in the bud before they could spring up and stunt the growth of her flowers.

When a negative thought-weed sprung up, instead of watering (dwelling on) it, and letting it grow into more negative thoughts, she began practicing uprooting it and replacing it with a positive thought-seed.   So if she had a thought which suggested “I’m not good at that”, she would immediately uproot it and replace it with “I am good at that!”.

Suzanne learnt that all thoughts are either rooted in Love or fear, so she began focusing on planting seeds of Love in the garden of her mind.   A positive thought was rooted in Love, and a negative thought was rooted in fear – there was no other place for them to come from.  Learning how to meditate helped Suzanne to control her thoughts, which in turn helped her control her feelings.

Thoughts Create Feelings

During a class, Suzanne learned that by focusing on her solar plexus or ‘sun centre’ (located at the back of her stomach) she could instantly tell if she was thinking positively.  Good thoughts created good feelings.  If she had good feelings, like butterflies, she would be radiating positive energy.  If she was feeling bad, she would radiate negative energy. Depending on how she was feeling, she would attract people, situations and opportunities on that same frequency.

Her thoughts were creating her feelings, but her feelings were the fuel which made what she was thinking about, saying, and acting on happen even faster.  So her emotions were the real attractor factor!

…She ran a hot bath, adding some sea salt and lavender essential oil.  As she relaxed her body and mind in the water, words came floating to her.  She reached for her notebook and pen lying on the floor beside the bath.  By now, she knew to always be ready for when those bolts of inspiration struck:

I am fertile soil!

When I plant Seeds of Love in the garden of my mind

They’re gonna blossom…

 

Think of every THOUGHT you have as a SEED

The thoughts you sow, you will reap;

Thoughts rooted in Love will grow into beautiful flowers

While thoughts rooted in fear

will grow into fast-growing weeds!

 

“Every day is a seed to your future happiness,

success and well-being, so plant the seeds TODAY

for the FUTURE you want to see BLOSSOM!” 

Just remember, you reap what you sow…

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Needless to say, I no longer suffer from depression!

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Year Three is FREE to download TODAY!  Every Wednesday, I will be making a different ‘Year’ of Journey of a Sister FREE to download, leading up to the Book Launch!

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If you missed the free downloads of Years One & Two, download Year Three FREE, then download Years One & Two (they’re only 99p/$0.99 each!)  Read an extract from Year One FREE!

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If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow Years One to Three from their lending library!

Next week, I’ll be sharing a technique from Year Four which has helped me ‘switch focus’ to avoid stress – don’t miss it!  ‘Follow’ this blog to receive an email to let you know when Year Four is FREE to download!

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Do you feel happy in the summer and SAD in the winter?

It’s that time of year again, where the days are shorter, the nights are longer, and we get much less sunlight.

This can lead to a condition called ‘SAD’ (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight.  We get Vitamin D naturally from the sun’s rays, which helps produce seratonin and gives us the ‘feel good’ factor.  When we don’t get enough vitamin D, we can feel lethargic, unmotivated, moody, and prone to sleeping a lot. (I call it ‘going into hibernation’)

Many people are mis-diagnosed with depression and prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, when all they need is a good dose of sunlight!  I used to suffer from SAD, but discovered a way to heal myself using Color Therapy – ever since I painted my collection ‘Nature’s Art’ and hung them on my walls, I don’t feel ‘SAD’ at all!

Since I’m going to be in cold, grey England for the next couple of months, I keep my painting ‘Self Love’ on the wall at the foot of my bed; it’s the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see at night:

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 The vibrant colors really do have a positive effect on my mind and emotions, and I’m sure it will work for you too!  For more details on how the Colour Therapy used in my paintings can help lift your mood and emotions visit my Art Page.

I used ‘Self Love’ to illustrate Year Three of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ where she discovers the creative power of her thoughts, and learns how to ‘Meditate to Create’.  8 of my paintings which incorporate Colour Therapy have been used to illustrate the story, so you’ll be healing your Self in more ways than one!  

Visit my Book Page to read reviews, to download the e-book, or to pre-order your personally signed paperback, which will be printed in FULL COLOUR! 

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Nurture Your Inner Child in Carriacou! 25 April-1st May 2017

Learning to re-parent ourselves and re-connect with our inner child is one of the most wonderful gifts we can give ourselves in adulthood.

Join me on the sunny isle of Carriacou (off the coast of Grenada) for 7 days of nurturing your Inner Child!

Didn’t know you had one?

‘All children are artists, the problem is how to remain one when we grow up’ ~ Pablo Picasso

We all have the ability to be creative.  However, somewhere between childhood and adulthood we often ‘lose it’, but your inner child is somewhere inside crying out to be heard!

Would you like me to take you through the same processes I used to unblock as a writer and artist?  Then join me for the holiday of a lifetime in Carriacou from Tuesday 25th April to (Bank Holiday) Monday 1st May 2017!  This is essentially a 7-day holiday, with 4 days of workshops thrown in (you can do as much or as little as you like!). You will return home with something you have created, and the tools to keep your creative juices flowing!   This holiday will coincide with the Carriacou Maroon Festival, three days of music, dance and fun!  

The workshops are not rigid; the idea is for you to learn to ‘let go’ and let your inner child be free.  I will be on hand to guide you through this process, and I’ll also be giving you a few exercises to try before the holiday, e.g. writing your Morning Pages, and your weekly ‘Artist’s Dates’.  These will help you get in touch with your inner child before we meet!

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I will also teach you the benefits of Colour Therapy so you can choose the right colours  for your own Self-healing (I healed myself from the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder with Colour Therapy). You will return home with something you’ve created  that you can put on your wall, or turn into a gift for a loved one!  I will be providing all materials so all you have to do is show up!

The ‘Nurture Your Inner Child‘ Retreat will held at the Green Roof Inn, a small guest house with a secluded beach in  Carriacou, which is about an hour boat ride from Grenada.   The twin rooms have a sea view, and we won’t be disturbed!

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The total cost of the ‘Nurture Your Inner Child’ Retreat is only £799 (N.B. Flights must be booked separately).There are only 8 PLACES AVAILABLE in order for me to ensure you receive individual attention, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Secure your place by paying £100 deposit with easy monthly payments thereafter (full payment must be made by February 2017)

This is a mixed holiday, unlike The Self Love Retreat which is for women only.

For more information and to reserve your place use the Contact Form below.

In your service,

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(Artist/Poet/Author/Events Host/Workshop Facilitator)

‘Promoting LOVE through Creativity!’

Use the Contact Form below to register your Interest:

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Join me in Grenada for the Self Love Retreat! (2-6 May 2017)

Join me at the 5* Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa  where we will enjoy 5 days of inner and outer Self-indulgence!

Give your Self 5* Treatment – you deserve it!

If you’ve read my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ you will appreciate the importance of The Self Love Retreat!  This will be 5 days of self-nurturing,  pampering, speaking lovingly to your Self (Positive Affirmations), Creative Visualization, and raising our levels of aspirations, to get what we want out of life!  If you want the best, give the best to your Self first!

The total cost of the Self Love Retreat is £1,100 which includes:

  • Private transfers to and from Grenada’s airport

  • 5* accommodation for 5 days/4 nights

  • Welcome cocktail and in suite snacks on arrival

  • Breakfast served on your suite’s balcony or on the beach

  • Afternoon tea

  • Complimentary Wireless internet facilities

  • 3 Days ‘Self Love’ workshops with Cezanne

  • Spa Day

  • Unlimited use of tennis courts

  • Complimentary fitness facility

    N.B. FLIGHTS MUST BE BOOKED SEPARATELY

Day One: Meeting like-minded women (this is an important part of the week, as you will choose who you wish to share your room with!)

Day 2: Workshop: Mirror Work and Self Love Talk

Day 3: Workshop: Be Good to Your Self Intentions (recorded)

Day 4: Workshop: Plan Your Self-Love Journey

Day 5: Spa Day!

Spa Package Includes:

  • One full body massage per person

  • One pedicure per person

  • One facial per person

  • Heath consultation per person

  • Complimentary fitness session per person

  • Spa lunch menu

You will also be welcome to join me for ‘Dancercise’ each morning (nothing too strenuous, just stretching to music!) and sitting in ‘The Silence’.  The workshops are a maximum of 4 hours each, so there will be plenty of time for you to go to the beach, go sight-seeing, or souvenir shopping!

A £250 deposit will secure your place with easy monthly payments thereafter (full payment must be paid by end of February 2017).  To express your interest use the Contact Form below!

This holiday is for WOMEN ONLY; I am also running a mixed retreat called ‘ Nurture Your Inner Child‘ in Carricou, use the Contact Form below to express your interest for either of these great holidays where I will be giving personal one-to-one attention!

This could be just what you needed, you’re worth it!

In your service,

Signature

 

 

 

(Artist/Poet/Author/Events Host/Workshop Facilitator)

Promoting LOVE through Creativity!

Use the Contact Form below to express your interest:

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