It’s all energy…

You know the saying, ‘the better it gets, the better it gets – and the worse it gets, the worse it gets’?  I had an interesting example of just that today… Here in Ireland, the apartment I have leased while I am here is in a fabulous spot, right on …

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The Extraordinary Geographic Heritage in My DNA

Oh my!  I have been busily tracing a particular line of my ancestry and what I find most astonishing is not that I have been able to trace them back to the late 1400’s… (and to the left is the family crest) What astonished me – and, if I’m honest, …

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What an amazingly ordinary extraordinary week…

You know those weeks where nothing of great significance in the overall scheme of the world has happened, but yet there have been so many little amazing things that together the week has felt quite extraordinary? I have been struck several times this week with the thought that today – …

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Quantum Lace Earns The Literary Classics Seal of Approval

More good news!  I am SO proud of Bridgit… Here is the review they posted when they announced Quantum Lace had earned the Literary Classics International Seal of Approval: In 1895 Lady Bridgit’s dream is interrupted by a lucid encounter with a man named Markus, a person living in the …

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My Personal Tips for Living an Extraordinary Life…

I live an amazing life many people say they could only dream of living… but when it comes down to it – therein actually lies one of the keys to living an extraordinary life – ‘dreaming’ that you can! However, that’s where most people stop. We have all heard that …

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Welcome Caesar and Commando to the Family!

Something that has been on my bucket list – and my heart – for quite a while, is to adopt, or at least sponsor, a retired working horse. So, when a new client fell into my lap unexpectedly, I decided to check another two humanitarian things off my list – …

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I just made a Kiva Loan!

A what???  A Kiva Loan! Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people all over the world and through lending – not charity – to alleviate poverty. I am very much a believer in giving to people who are …

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Quantum Lace Book Two is live!

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As I write this, I am sitting in a lovely penthouse in Italy (technically in Lido di Ostia, less than an hour from Rome and only two blocks from the Tyrrhenian Sea), researching the third book in my Quantum Lace series… …and I completely forgot to let you know that …

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My Next Chapter…

The subject of death, dying, epitaphs and such has been strangely prominent with several of my friends and colleagues lately, so I thought it apt that given I don’t have immediate relatives who know my wishes, to state them here. …and just in case you are worried – don’t be – I …

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What do you want?

Curled up at home here in Italy, I just watched one of the most EXTRAORDINARY movies I have ever experienced – and one that is about a lot more than just Formula One… Directed by Ron Howard, to say this movie is about the rivalry between Nikki Lauder and James Hunt …

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Language Folly

What language do they speak in Vienna? One would think the obvious answer is “German”, ya? German may be the official language, however during my stay I have been making myself understood with a variety of English, German, French and Italian (and given that the only language in which I …

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Feedback on Bridgit

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Feeling so blessed… I just took a moment to read the reviews thus far for my beloved Bridgit (Lady Bridgit Darnell) and not only do I feel so very honoured and blessed by the reviews that have been posted, but feel ever so appreciative for the time these people invested …

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Lovers of History

WWII history

Their Sacrifice is Not Forgotten Just outside the window where I oft curl up at Torquay Marina (literally across the road from where I am staying) and work, write, read and enjoy a vino is a D-Day memorial. What warms my heart each and every time I am there is that …

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Today’s Office – Marina-Side in Torquay

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I love my offices..! Over the past week or so I have been really ramping up my physio and both today and yesterday even felt up to going for a walk around Torquay – literally ‘around’ – along the waterfront.  OK, so every step hurts quite significantly, but I don’t …

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Farewell to Facebook

Facebook, I am breaking up with you… Last night I made the decision to say “Farewell to Facebook”. The response from friends and those who follow my journey was wonderful and very heart-warming, and there was also an element of “if you are not on Facebook, you do not exist!” In …

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It’s alive! Quantum Lace Book One

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I am ever so thrilled – today the first book in my Quantum Lace series went live on Amazon. You can learn more about the book here:  www.QuantumLace.com. I would love to hear what you think… Sending love and smiles… ~ Bella

Share My Elves! (Virtual Assistants)

I smiled when I saw this as that’s what I call my virtual assistants – my “Elves”! Many people realize the benefit of having virtual assistants – and I could not live the Luxurious Nomad lifestyle I do without them – but it is a scary journey for some to actually …

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My Vision Board Movie

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What does your Vision Board look like? Do you have a bucket list?  What about a vision board?  This is my video vision board movie that I watch almost every day to keep me inspired and on track toward my goals, and also to keep me focused on my glorious …

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Quest: One week without disposable plastic

Can you go a week without acquiring/using any new disposable plastic items? How many disposable plastic bags, bottles, cups and utensils do you use in a day, a week, a year? After watching a video by Jeff Bridges (I’ve embedded it below for you) I was inspired to take the …

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