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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.


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Changing the Way I Am
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Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
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The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
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The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
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Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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Trust Your Gut

When we are looking for red bricks we start to see them everywhere. Now that I have finished writing the final version of ‘The Savvy Child Within You’, I start to see more writings on the concept to listen to your inner self.

Extract from ‘How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci’ – Michael J Gelb

Bring more attention to your everyday hunches and intuitions. Try writing them down in your notebook and then checking your accuracy. By monitoring your daily intuitions, you hone their accuracy.

Cultivating an accurate, reliable inner guidance system requires listening to your body. Comments such as “My gut tells me otherwise,” I just know it in my bones’” I can feel it in the pit of my stomach,” and I know in my heart of hearts that it must be true” reflects the body-cantered nature of intuition.

 

Coming Soon in Print and ebook

Father’s Day

My Father the Hero

Do we ever think of telling our dad how we feel about them?

My father the hero, do I dare to tell?

Yet I remember now as I look on his face so cold

My dad the hero as he would comfort me in the night

Screaming within my dreams, my dad stood there as I momentarily woke

“I have shooed them away, those fears within your head, those terrible folk

I’m here and they will not come back this night “

Who would come now to scare me in my dreams as my Dad stood guard?

From the comfort of his touch I would sleep well, tucked in tight

The morning would come and into the kitchen I would stand

Grumpy in my mood and still half asleep, I would snap and ignore my hero of the night

Yet my Dad would smile and look at me with love

Only the sandman in my eyes, breakfast on my mind

I stand here now with tears in my eyes and ask why I never said

Trying to make it okay within myself

My Dad that kept me safe each night

Yet he is gone now and I can still feel his presence in my ‘doorway of life’

Protecting me from my fears in the day or night

He never faltered as I grew, to care and watch over me

Here I stand feeling safe, made into the man I am

I ask why I never told him how I felt, my old man

My Dad the hero who encourages me, protects me, ensures

I am safe

The Five Senses are the Ministers of the Soul

 

“The five senses are the ministers of the soul” – Leonard Da Vinci

Da Vinci’s gaze allowed him to capture exquisite and unprecedented subtleties of human expression in his paintings. For the maestro the eye was truly the window of the soul, an as he emphasized repeatedly, “the chief means whereby the understanding may most fully and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature.”  – Michael J. Gelb

Fix Your Course to a Star

From the book ‘How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci’ – by Michael J Gelb

‘The most carefully crafted strategies rarely work out exactly according to plan. But the best improvisers do not just “wing it” they start with a well-made plan and then adapt gracefully to changing circumstances.  You are the captain of your own ship, but you can’t control the weather. Sometimes life brings us smooth sailing; other times we get squalls, hurricanes, and tsunamis.  Leonardo counselled, “He who fixes course to a start changes not.” Fix your course to a star, and be ready to navigate through storms and around uncharted icebergs.’

 

Thinking Outside the Box

Why is it that when organizations ask its employees to think outside the box, they continue to confine them in a box? Organisations who are demanding creativity, innovation and new thinking need to focus on the environment and condition they create for thinking outside the box.  Both in physical and organizational structures.  Look around you and take notice of what is important to you.  

Your values, do they align with the organisational practiced values?

Do you like your working environment and culture?  

Does your environment lead to thinking out the box and learning?

Wake up and smell the roses!

Wake up and smell the roses, a phrase that’s is often used for one to awaken up to life and take time to notice this world or wake up to the reality of life or a situation.  Michael J Gelb in his book ‘How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci’ writes about the use of our given senses that we often ignore.

I would like quote from his book.

Aromatic Awareness

All day every day we are confronted with a smorgasbord of smells. Our five million olfactory cells can sniff out one molecule of odour-causing substance in one part per trillion of air. And we take about 23,000 breaths per day processing about 400 cubic feet of scent-laden air.  But most people have a very limited vocabulary for describing aromatic experience: “It stinks” or “that smells good” are the most common references. Aim to increase your discrimination of and appreciate for smell by expanding your olfactory vocabulary. Perfumers categorise smells as floral (roses), minty (peppermint), musty (musk) ethereal (pears), resinous (camphor), foul(rotten eggs) and acrid (vinegar). Use these terms and make up your own descriptions as you explore the following exercise.

What do you smell rights now?  – Describe it a vividly as you can……

Make “smells” a theme of a day – Record what you smell how it affects you through the course of your day.

Olfactory Cornucopia – Assemble arrange of items with distinctive aromas,.. use a blind fold and ask your friends to describe what they smell and their reactions.

Make your own perfume–  check out pure essential oils and find out what you like best –  (I would suggest only the best – Young Living Essential Oils)  

Study Aromatherapy – Aromas of plants and herbs were used for healing by ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, and Chinese. Popular in classical times and in Leonardo’s day, the therapeutic application of natural herbs and scents is enjoying a rebirth

So why not, wake up and smell the roses in your world!

Final Edits and Ready to Publish

Sometimes you have to talk to a seven year old so you can gain an understanding of life again!

The Savvy Child Within You 

Become successful in your life and business using

the forgotten childhood wisdom.

Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth to use it in your life and business world.

Coming Soon – keep your eyes open!

The Savvy Child Within You 

Become successful in your life and business using

the forgotten childhood wisdom.

Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth to use it in your life and business world.

The True Story of King Henry VIII – Adventures of Doc Higgins

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The second book in the series of  The Adventures of Doc Higgins.

Read the true story of King Henry VIII and his pow wow with Doc Higgins and the Manager.

Alistair and Nora are up to their ol’ tricks when they are introduced to Paddy MacCatchim the real 007.

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