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Quotable Women ~ May 30th

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Blog of a Mad Black Woman

The way I looked when I started modelling – I was a skinny schoolgirl, stuffing tissues into my little 32A bra. I wasn’t trying to be that thin; I was perfectly healthy, but still – that look is a total impossibility for women over the age of 20. Fashion has a lot to answer for, doesn’t it?

~ Twiggy, b. 1949, English Model, Actress and Singer

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Another New Children’s Book From Jemsbooks!

Well worth the price if you have children or grandchildren young ones to learn the beauty of the world.



Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

Here is the cover of my new book, designed by my talented husband/illustrator, John. As you can see I have been very busy lately publishing two books. This new book is my latest children’s book for PS-Grade 1, ages 1-6. It is dedicated to my youngest grandson, Sebastian, who loves animals, especially monkeys.

I am excited to introduce, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, which is my eighth children’s book. As with all my children’s books I include a life lesson for children to learn as they read and enjoy the story. The life lesson in this book is to be kind to animals.

This book was a joy to write with my adorable grandson in mind. He just loves animals and I know he will love this book as he enjoys all Jemsbooks. LOL! His favorite part of my books is the last…

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LAST HABIT OF WORLD-CLASS CHAMPIONS- 14. World-class champions always have complete focus on winning

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You’re the C.E.O of your life – you choose where to put the focus.  Focus is a very important thing, it changes everything.  For example, your focus shapes your life.  So if you want to re-design your life, reshape your focus.  What I find the most interesting about focus, is where people put their focus. So, narrow the focus to change your frame and change the game. Your focus is really unlimited. The irony is that the real power comes when you narrow it to the right channel. Our focus in life always defines us and what we get out of life. We get more of what we focus on. Many athletes use hypnosis for mental focus and to set clear intentions. Winning requires discipline and focused concentration. When you focus on winning, what happens when you fail? Your ability to focus and having the drive to want to win…

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Mistrust (Another self-reminder)

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The power of Quantum Thinking

It took me a while to realise that I was living in a state of constant mistrust. I was taught to be careful with the people around me: “don’t talk to strangers” they told me.

I was taught to mistrust outcomes, “don’t expect the best and you won’t be disappointed”.  I was also taught to trust myself only and not to expect anything from other people so “they wouldn’t let me down.”

In fact as I grew up I learnt to mistrust almost everything and everyone. Police, news, politicians, doctors, circumstances, the weather, religions and specially the future.

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