Writing Through the Soul: Reason for My Break

Writing Through the Soul: Reason for My Break Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I have not been writing and do not know when I will be able to again. Many of you don't know, I have a son who has Autism. We were in a Crisis mood for a while, but things … Continue reading Writing Through the Soul: Reason for My Break

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Heart – Part Two – Angina, Arrythmia and Valve disorders by Sally Cronin

Sally Cronin shares information about heart health that everyone should know.

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I have featured this series over the last ten years on a regular basis for new readers who might have joined the blog. Our bodies are are greatest asset. It has a long road ahead of if from birth, through the teen years, work life, parenthood, middle age and then into our 70s and beyond.

At every stage of our life healthy nutrition is essential to help the body develop and remain as disease free as possible. I appreciate that many of you may have read this series before three years ago, but I hope it will be a reminder of how amazing our bodies are, and simply eating the right foods, exercising moderately and not doing anything too reckless…will go a long way to enjoying later life to the full.

In this second series of posts I am going to be exploring the heart and its functions. 

It is…

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The truth about your Inner Strength

Wonderful article on inner strange by Rhea Dopmeijer. Talks about things we all should know. It’s a must read!

What is Love?

The truth about your inner strength

When you are connected with your Heart

Listening to the whispers and nudges,

Not even doubting what to do next,

You are tapping into your inner Strength.

It is sometimes really subtle to hear

And it requires a certain tuning in

Ready to listen with a different kind of hearing.

When you are able to step aside

The essence of the inner truth will be revealed.

If you are debating or doubting what you hear

You only have to ask yourself, is this love?

What will be good, not just for me,

But also for the other one as well.

How can we benefit the most in a non-dual way?

The moment you step away from the force

Or even from a fight in order to make your case

You can step aside to hear what the best solution

Can be in any kind…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2023 #Potluck – #Recipe Aunt Jeanette’s Luscious Lemon Tart by Dorothy Grover-Read – New Vintage Kitchen

I love lemon tarts and had to share this  yummy recipe with you all.

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Welcome to the new series of Posts from Your Archives 2023 where I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2023 I have selected from the archives of willing participants. If you wish to be included the information is at the the end of the post.

This is the first post by newspaper and radio reporter, music promoter and hotelier Dorothy Grover-ReadNew Vintage Kitchen – I will admit that I am drawn to certain recipes because of memories of eating the dishes in the past, but sometimes my sweet tooth gets carried away.  Today’s recipe is my all time favourite dessert and who can resist lemon tart….

Aunt Jeanette’s Luscious Lemon Tart by Dorothy Grover-Read  

This tart is all about the lemon, so don’t be shy!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love lemons! To me, my idea of lemonade is freshy squeezed lemon juice…

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Smorgasbord Book Promotions – Book Review – #Parents #Grief – Ok, Little Bird by Deena Goldstein

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I recently featured Deena Goldstein and her memoir Ok, Little Bird and today I am sharing my review for this heartwarming celebration of her relationship with her father.

About the book

In the world of Little Bird, three siblings experience the same father differently. Navigating stringent rules, cantankerous family dinners, unfiltered commentaries, and lots of love, OK, Little Bird takes the reader on a bouncy ride from laughter to tears.

Everything is funny till a seemingly invincible father succumbs to a terminal illness amidst the Covid19 pandemic. Little Bird sets out to make things ok for her father one last time. Through a lifetime of wry banter, voicemails, letters and bad gifts, fly with Little Bird as she learns that even in the worst of times, the gem of laughter is the best coping tool of all.

My review for the book February 4th 2023

This is a loving tribute…

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Perceptions, A Book Review, by Ingrid Wilson

Reblogging great book review by Ivor Steven Book Reviews: ‘River Ghosts’ by Merril D. Smith and ‘Perceptions’ by Ivor Steven and Derrick Knight


A huge thank you to Ingrid from Experiments in Fiction. Please visit her fabulous site by clicking on this Link >> https://experimentsinfiction.com/

My article here is a DirectCopy of her post she published on her site earlier today

Book Reviews: ‘River Ghosts’ by Merril D. Smith and ‘Perceptions’ by Ivor Steven and Derrick Knight

If you are looking for some recommended reading, I have the following book reviews for you from Merril D. Smith, and Ivor Steven/Derrick Knight. Curl up with a cup of coffee and read on…

River Ghostsby Merril D. Smith

This delightful volume of over 50 original poems is Merril’s debut poetry collection, published by Nightingale and Sparrow Press. The striking cover was designed by Merril’s child Jay Smith, maintaining the strong family connection which runs throughout this book, dedicated to the memory of the author’s mother, Sylvia L. Schreiber.

The book is haunted…

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