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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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March 2024


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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!

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