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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.

Changing the Way I Am
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

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
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
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
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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February 2024


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With soft words, you unwrap the bindings,

            that cover my cracks and blemishes.

            It’s the first you’ll have seen these scars.

            Then, to ease my exposure, 

            you show me yours, like medals,

            won from a war no one enlists in. 

“A good man.”

And that takes me aback.

The still water, inky black, having no sky to reflect,

Casts our beach into darkness, and despite having no light,

I still see you in a new one. 


My eyes close. Sleep,

Backed by the symphony of an almost silence,

That only nature can conduct, and wilderness compose.

I lie, musked in firewood, and sweat,

Acutely aware a full nights’ rest lies,

not on my horizon.


            Down the aisles of Church,

            By the curb, in neat piles, sand.          

As if I’m given one last chance to say   goodbye,

            to a weekend well spent.

            Tomorrow, life resumes.

            I remark (fondly)

this is the closest I’ll come to understanding,

if even for a fleeting moment, a flame’s breath, 

The brotherly love felt for a sister, and with that, find myself wishing, it’ll all be okay.

By Ben Clifford

A Glass of White Wine

These crazy dreams in your head will they be written down or will they ever be read

These nightly thoughts that haunt your mind and hinder your day

One more glass of white wine what do you say?

Which one of you has order this drink, it’s me inside who do you think

Your thoughts, your  dreams that are trying to drive you insane

The life you live is that not just right or is it just a game

One white wine that’s what I need just one more

These dreams may destroyed your life and the dragon that has being laid at your door

Yet there is hope in this life for you, these dreams keep you going in your world

Waiter if you please, just one more glass of white wine.

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“You Go To Kelowna”

Kelowna view from Knox Mountain

The lovely lady I met 10 years ago on the Ferry back from Vancouver Island, when I helped carry her bags onto the boat and we sat together for the full journey back to Vancouver City.  We chatted all the way throughout the full journey.  Some days afterwards, I wrote this story about her ‘There are always two sides’.

During our conversation she asked me where were we going in Canada. I replied “just following where people are telling us to go, as an adventure. I think after Vancouver, we will go to Calgary and across Canada to Toronto. Not sure after that.”

To which she replied, “don’t go to Calgary, everything dies in Calgary, you go to Kelowna”

“I asked, where is Kelowna, I have never heard of it before.”

Again she replied “don’t worry where it is, you will find it. I have a daughter living in Kelowna.  It has a large lake and beautiful mountains. You go to Kelowna.”

I have been in Kelowna now for 10 years, she was right when she said ,you go to Kelowna.

Follow your path and dreams, I am glad I did.


Shine your light on the world

There are many types of drama, comedy, tragedy, tragicomedy, melodrama romantic, absurdist, brechtian and boal, just to name a few.

You have the inner power to create the life you wish to live, the play which you can write. It does not matter what stage of life you are at, the important thing is to know you can decide what your play will be. We know that the past is behind us, but how many of us are still living there?  Remember only the beauty of the past, don’t stay there, for it is gone. 

In my life I am the play, the audience and the author.   For 99% of the time I can decide what drama I will allow to come into my life. How I will react, what I may accept or reject.   I can start out each day with a new play of the life I wish to live. How I wish to show up in the world, accepting that I am 100% responsible for the changes I wish to create in my life. Knowing that change is in my hands and with nobody else.  


Just finished “Becoming Michelle Obama”.  This is a beautiful true story of a very genuine lady. I found it to be a great read.

Keep your questions simple!

It is always important to ask simple questions, two such questions are , Why…… and What……….?

Merry Christmas to you all!

Santa Claus, Christmas Motif, Figure
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You know when you are in Dublin!

While in a Dublin Shopping Centre and walking up a stair way I overheard a mother taking to her young child, who was racing ahead of her up the stair way  “ If you go out of my sight and you get kidnapped I won’t come looking for you”

This remind me of another saying “ If you fall off that wall and break your legs, don’t coming running to me looking for sympathy

Look Within not Without

When your heart hurts because you are feeling sad, sit quietly and rest for a while

Your heart will beat from within you and remind you that you are beautiful inside

Seeking in your life the approval of others will not mend your heart, this will only prolong your pain

Sit with your place of quietness and kindness to the self

For the beauty of self is always within

Stay quiet and look deeper inside for the forgiveness of any fault that you may feel is yours

It is from the deepness within, that your soul will find you to forgive, if you need it

Your soul will awaken the solution to your sadness and cure your hurt

Your soul will not forsake you when you seek its guiding light even from your darkness

Look within not without