Category Archives: QUOTES

Why do it?
Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Bringing inspiring quotes into our conscious minds gives us the chance to try and adopt that quality we love in an inspirational person

Don’t let life keep you bitter

Don’t let life, and how other people treat you let you become bitter. Don’t expect people who keep the same company to be on the same level as you. Be a good person.

Remain honest, full of heart and genuine

You do not owe anything to anyone who chooses to disrespect you or your values.

Remember – we all have our own way of coming to a conclusive thought or opinion. We are human and we feel and it’s okay to talk about our feelings and thoughts.

People are influenced by the company they keep (an observation).

Protect yourself, keep yourself safe -especially when you are a person who has a lot of empathy ,and time for others.

Let other people talk, critique, gossip about you. It doesn’t matter what people do or don’t say who aren’t in your life.

Remember who you are.

We learn everyday of our life.

Stay around people who ask how you are, who care, who stick up for you. Forget about those who don’t.

Give people the benefit of the doubt but don’t ever allow anyone to disrespect you or bring you down.Or make you feel that your values are being disregarded.

Don’t hate. Let people find their own path.

Lessons I’ve learned lately. Opinion is not always the truth. I can’t be responsible for what a person understands.

Copyrighted Natasha bodley

Good Gnoosic with Gnod


Who else has heard of this search engine database for music you have yet to discover?  the MUSIC MAP it generates is the GOAT.

GNOD (The Global Network Of Discovery).It is an ongoing project developed by Marek Gibney, based in Germany.

f you are looking to find new music and artists to listen to or learn about this database is where you need to be.

Gnoosic is able to produce a personalised Music map of artists or music you may like based on your search results

Here’s how easy it is to use  GNOOSIC

Type in up to three bands/names

I typed in two that the database knows & one that it didn’t know. I wonder if we can use it to introduce other users to new music artists and genres?

Based on my 3 choices it aks if its predictions are correct. You have the option of choosing you don’t know.


The other part of Gnod is MUSIC MAP.


It’s great for finding new artists similar to who you type in the database. What I love about this system is that it is a community project.

If the artist you want doesn’t come up you can ask to add it to the database. You can also verify other users artists uploaded.

There is a link to submit artists who aren’t on the map too. And if you are of the pedantic type you can fix typos too 😉

Gnoosic and the Music-Map are the music parts of Gnod. Together, they are visited by over 200000 music fans per month and provide them with millions of music recommendations.

I chose to look up Orsten orsten.html

I’m impressed by the results closest /similar in style to Orsten Moderator, Nym, Boogie Belgique, Moderator are artists I already follow. I’m tempted to check out Madwreck.

It also brought up a bunch of bands/artists (not so similar) but who I enjoy too. A few examples are

  1. L’orange

  2. Cut Chemist

  3. Degiheugi

  4. Hugo Kant

If you pick an artist/band on the map it automatically regroups names to the most similar. It’s dynamic.

It would be great to be able to put in biographies too but I find a quick place to find new music to listen to, write to, write about or to submit yourself as an artist -its a great project.

The big test is to find a new artist & song that I love that will feature on this blog. I’m sure it will!

Simple to use.

Great for finding new music and artists & bands. its also great for understanding what music genres or (sub-genres) appeal to you & for helping people who want to write about music use this as a resource to research genres, news…

It’s fucking useful. Trust me.


#NYA GOAT Kate Tempest

I’ve had this song on my playlist for years now.  The track- Finish this album is taken off her ‘Speech therapy’ album( 2009). It won the British Mercury Prize award. She was 19  years old when she wrote this  & it shows the introspection of a person wiser than her years. The track comes across as a discourse on the reality of how so many people in the U.K. (and global)  still feel more divided  & increasingly feel alienated from our communities.

In Debelle’s case, she used poetry and writing to get her through her own homelessness experience.  Debelle is a rapper and musician  /homelessness social activist from South London.

Debelle started writing poetry when she was 9 years old. Her influences range from  Mary J. Blige, Micheal Jackson, TLC & reggae.

Her lyrics are raw, honest, self-reflective & engaging. She unfolds stunning vivid narrative in her delivery of the song.  When I hear her vocals I feel her passion & fire. Her vocals are the perfect uplifting antidote to the overwhelming reality of her world with her insight into Life, its battles & her ambitions.

Honesty is courage and since I got the heart of a lion then there’s no sense in lying

lyrics from ‘Finish this album’

This is a philosophy for the soul.


She’s been signed to independent British label Ninja tunes/ Big Dada Records.

Home to  brilliant British artists from

  • Kate Tempest spoke word performer/poet/playwright  (Her play ‘wasted’ is worth a read)

  • Sampa -the great poet/hip hop M.C.

  • Bonobo

  • Roots Manuva

I’m a massive fan of the Kitchen sink drama creativists of the musical world.

I guess she finished this album- creative outlets are GOAT.  Write to recover, perform to recover, do whatever it takes to express yourself authentically.



Noun — (1) To be a creative activist. (2) To challenge conventionality using art and expressionism as your tools. (3) To creatively enact change.

About Write to Recover

My blog (that I share) has always been about ‘keeping it real’ and being authentic to myself. I never started out my blog  think ing – YO This is the shizzle- (as my mate Lou says). And then expand my blog to include other passions and interests on Art, mental health, politics, ideas, poetry. I’ve started writing what I’ve ahem.. coined borderline poetry or IN-YER face poetry, done a couple of open mic nights and delved into recorded spoken word projects and film projects.

I wrote/write about the shit going on in my head. I t was and still is a way to get all the crap sifting around my head out and into the written form. It’s a creative outlet.

I call this method of writing ‘Write to recover’ -I often us stream of consciousness techniques. I try not to overthink what I type.

I believe in the quote.

The truth is stranger than fiction

Mark Twain

I don’t know about any of you…

But I’ve lived a long and colourful life (I’m not  bitter, I wear my heart on my sleeve )

I’m just trying to do what I need do to get by.

Music is a full-time love of mine. I want to get into music journalism. I want to write about album reviews and singles.

I have the opportunity to know something many dope and creativists (creative people). who have so much to share. I get the opportunity to do interviews.

I am passionate about interviewing all artists – painters, D’J.’s, film/documentary enthusiasts/ photographers – anyone passionate about being creative.

It is as a bonus if they are aware of mental health issues. Cos we all should be by now. We need to start coming together as a community.

I believe being creative helps improve our mental sense of wellbeing.

No one is perfect. Don’t knock yourself for getting through and surviving

Here is my thought for the day

If someone is going to treat you like crap. Replace their Ass. Especially if they fall into the non -fam category. Don’t give up on your fam, folks.

Daisy/ GOATS2BDazee/Natasha Bodley

Follow Great Footsteps-Technology

“I don’t take part in these kinds of actions near enough, so here it goes. Here’s my quote. Since I’m not wired to share other’s quotes but infrequently, this is one of my own:

“Change your attitude and you will change your altitude.” I’m curious to see what you will do with this one. Bombs away!:)   ART ( ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY-life within life)

THANK YOU  for being a part of #FollowGreatFootsteps 

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this is GAME ON! It’s just the banter   that myself and ART  have as Blogging friends.

The next thing that came into my mind is Art needs to go and check out a festival called drop beats not bombs  but I guess that came way too easy.. 😉



He has a beat..

Oh, he has a beat…..

Some   blogs are easier for me to describe. ART’s is not. This is a nickname he allowed me to use for him .Considering the the “woah this is some heavy shit we are talking about” topics I expected to have with him and his Bloggers


I did not think I would have anything in common when we started chatting but don’t judge a blog by it’s title …

No he is not some guru who is trying to get you to convert to some new religion. His posts are challenging and baffling and I so want to understand it all that -I am drawn back – again  and again.

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Start hanging around this dudes Blog and you will feel that heavy  attitude shift and just like you that ;

You will rise to higher altitudes with  a free mind – truly  open to discussion.

One thing I can say is ,ART is a true conversationalist.

I didn’t start Blogging just to get likes. I want to converse and learn new shit. Sometimes that means saying.

“I’m not even half way close to understanding but this is what I do think!”

There is no right or wrong – only a matter of perspective and ART  does write from a different perspective with flair.

So,I am coming in from a different perspective and giving you an insight into the different types of thinkers we have discussing or commenting or just reading in ARTS blog .

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A recent post of his.

There are No Flightless Words

“Words are spirit, and carry the life of the the one expressing them, within them.” ~ART

At risk of irreverence … God said “My word goes forth from My mouth and it will not return to Me void” … elsewhere, He said “let us create man in our image” … so if His word goes forth and returns to Him having completed the work He sent them forth to accomplish – and we are made in His image – we ought to be very mindful of the words we send forth.

How I hope and pray there are no foul words out there winging their way back to me with a load for the dropping …


One perspective.

:) I’ll put the smiley face first on this one, as that is the reaction your comment initially stirred.
However, you hit on something very deep. Whenever God speaks, it is done through a man. There is a whole Book to prove it.
The relationship between God and man is not one of distinctiveness, but of overlapping Spirit.
In the Book, it is actually the Word inspired by Almighty, but penned by man, that does not return void.
So it is all in the inspiration, or Spirit behind the words, that determines the outcome of what is sent forth.
So again, at the risk of irreverence, what we send forth in the Spirit IS the Word. If we occupy this position, we should expect the intended outcome.



My thoughts. I feel I can’t compete with half of what ART speaks about but he makes me want to understand. And that is a good thing.

So here is me jumping in the conversation like I do on most blogs I follow (with my  “un evolved” answer)

so much power in words. I don’t speak like you folk do but – there is something to be said for conscious thought and deliverance of words. I believe even in spirit there needs to come with it a great deal of discipline -especially those who use these words of THE ALMIGHTY or  what-ever to educate or influence. I believe intention has a lot to do with it too.


What I love about engaging with this blog is:

I don’t feel stupid.

I feel I can put what I understand down and that is what is important.

We all have to come to a point of understanding from some source. The start is always the best source – I’ve found I soemtimes get more things than others but shit does get clearer.

I like to keep my mind open and challenged.

This is one of the great blogs I follow which does indeed do that.


Follow Great Footsteps Female empowerment

“A silly proverb in my place is “that you should always treat your towel very kindly because the part that wiped your ass today, might wipe your face tomorrow.”:-) – JACQUELINE OBYLKAKOCHA

Trust the lovely Jaque from a cooking pot and twistedtales Thoughts and Tales Etc..A Lifestyle Blog with a Zing.

I have been reading some of your lovely Bloggers posts this morning . I have also been feeling a bit not such a happy chappy of late.

So this proverb has some serious truth in it added with  Jaque’s signature zing of humour injected into it. I wouldn’t have expected her to leave her mark in being part of my  #FollowGreatFootsteps without  making sure she made my facial expression contort

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I would like to add that perhaps when we clean our cloth make sure we put it on a hotter wash and add a bit more softener- just in case. Better to be safe than sorry, right?  😉

Who doesn’t know this fine lady’s Blog?

She makes up her own quotes. She has inspired me to start doing my own.

She is full of wisdom and has  a wicked sense of humour.

She does not come across as a lady who suffers fools gladly.

Actually she she may depends what they add to the pot. 😉

She is hard to pin down and I wouldn’t want to.

I’m going to let this Dame talk for herself. She does it so well.

“I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories”


Want a taste of how good she is with the written word?

HERE YOU GO A Poem about Me

She is a mother and a a proud wife to her gentleman of a husband. Her words. She  does not stick to doing one thing.

“I am still a child of Evolution, with varied interests ranging from pottery, painting, photography and gazillion stuff that I would like to try out.”


Nigerian born, lives in Dubai. She is bilingual in French and English.

‘Ambitious and Delicious’  should be her spirit totem name.

“I see a story in everything, humorous, serious, life matters, beauty, child rearing or anything that inspires me that we might have in common as humans.”


I’m always liking and commenting on her posts. She has me hooked. I am a loyal fan. 

She is a grafter/worker.  You will see why.

I am for hire

I am available to work with you on:

  • Sponsored posts

  • Article/Freelance writing

  • Blog posts

  • Pep-Talks, Motivational speaking

  • Spaces on my side bar are also available for advert rentals.

  • Reviews

  • Blog collaborations

  • Social Media Promotion

  • Photography

Join The Challenge

“I presently host two blogging challenges that caters for different tastes:

Writing and Photography.” 


Dame Jaque is a bit of a party animal. Wild and very welcoming and generous with her monthly spreads.

Monthly Blog Party

“At the end of each month, we have a blog bash, that offers the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with other bloggers new and old.

It’s been a proven success that helps to facilitate better cohesion of bloggers as well as driving your blogs growth.”


Not only are they fun but they are strategic too. You want to appeal to her more business minded self – take a look at her

My Strategic Partners

My amazing store

What can be found here?

Before I reveal all. Let me let you in on a small nugget of information . This Dame has only been Blogging for One year!

Look at how much she has achieved.



This Dame is a lady I look up to. I admire her femaleness. She empowers me as a female, that  anything is possible with hard work and a bit of creativity. She is also an incredible support of my own endeavours and a friend.

Don’t be intimidated folks, there is a lot of heart within her.


Want to take part?

I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page:)

*OPTIONAL* -add a short or long comment about why you love a particular quote a simple word or to on what it means to you.

Why do it?
Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Bringing inspiring quotes into our conscious minds gives us the chance to try and adopt that quality we love in an inspirational person




Follow Great Footsteps Inspiration

I don’t know  if any of you wonder why the hell I give so many shout outs. If you do here is  the reason:

It is a really good way to actually get to know the person behind the blog and it builds up more intimacy.

Yes, it involves effort and looking at what others have to say but I’m nosy and far too curious. I want to know everything and everyone. ha ha

Sounds creepy- maybe it is…

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If I am ever at a loss to write something – you lot inspire me and I am not some knob head who won’t give credit to my inspiration.

Simple as that!

I know my posts can seem like a mixed bag. I am not one to conventionally follow rules. So mixing things up and  not doing the same thing -the same way -all the time- keeps me interested.


My G goes for his detached retina eye op on Thursday morning. Not sure I will be around much. We will only find out how severe his post recovery surgery will be once they have operated and found where the tear is.

Hen do is on the 21/05- Saturday. I’m terribly  excited.I get to drink cocktails and eat good food!

So ,I still have a couple more quotes to share that people have shared with me on #FollowGreatFootsteps


Are you ready for the blurb bit?


I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page:)

*OPTIONAL* -add a short or long comment about why you love a particular quote a simple word or to on what it means to you.

Why do it?
Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Bringing inspiring quotes into our conscious minds gives us the chance to try and adopt that quality we love in an inspirational person


Today’s quote made me think a lot. I like to think.

(Singing ‘Arabian Nights’) It comes from a place in a far away land where camels and (forgot words) roam….. – silly Daisy.


It comes from   Anna from Life As A Bipolar Artist- A place for venting, explaining, and maybe learning something.

 “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”  –EDGAR ALLEN POE 

“Telling the whole terrifying truth certainly does give words power, I think it connects us all in some way or another. Also, I have to appreciate the phrase “exquisite horror” from an author who clearly loved his dark side, despite the trouble and struggle it caused for him:)


Why do I love Anna?

Because she expresses her darkness with such finesse that it almost seems like a great place to be.

Her art and her exquisite expression of all things malade, make me   feel drawn to  visit  ‘the Maison de Sante’, like some character called Doctor Tarr  The methods of expression(treatment if you like)  employed are intriguing .


to find out that this place  lets the patients revel in their madness and are at liberty to roam free  is  even more fascinating.

The true horror is to find that the asylum has been  over thrown by its patients. The lunatics are posing as the professionals.

A great idea in theory but not something I think I would enjoy in practice.

 Read Poes -fine piece The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether by Edgar Allan Poe (published 1856).

What I have learned about Anna is just how easy it is to misinterpret what a person means in their writing. I am not at liberty to explain this  cryptic part of my post, as it genuinely is not my my story to tell. I am merely a character in it.

I can show you this is how I became involved in Anna’s journey – I clicked on this The beginning of Terror 

and saw this.


© AnnaMechelle88 and Life As A Bipolar Artist, 2016.

Anna said:

“This will be my last post for a little while, so I thought I’d leave you with a sense of how I’m feeling with this picture. It was inspired by some strong feelings, the kind that are strong enough to leave you numb. I don’t like to admit when I am feeling less like myself than usual”

What I learned from this post.

If some one says they are going somewhere or won’t be in touch for a while have the sense to ask why.

THANK YOU ,Anna for joining in

publication11Finally, I won’t get a chance to give all the new flowers in the community a shout out on Thursday so this is the part of my  post that is full of inspiration and community and awesome epicness.


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FRAGILE PHANTOMS and their fleeting life stories


THOUGHTS FOR CLEAN world gathered

WALKWITHME… I plan to change this world after this cup of coffee..

A DAY OUT WITH ANAND PHOTOGRAPHY -welcome to my show 🙂


World of Horror- A place for writers and book lovers

Mama’s cuppa

Never Backward

ConversationalTone’s Weblog Just my thoughts, Just my opinions in conversationalTone weblog

David Snape and Friends – The place to show off your hidden talents

Waves of life


Ensamliv blog It is a blog that is very much about my life

ameyalonkar Mostly-random




shanjeniah’s Lovely Chaos Loving, Learning, and Laughing My Way Through this Glorious Mess Called Life! known as the Beat company

Flower in rainy day I am not a Superhero. I am not a witch. I am not The Chosen one, Avatar or Half-God. I am Tara. The end.

HermitCrab A lifestyle blog. Musings on adventure, climbing and the quest for a simple lifestyle.


Leave me your Facebook links  in this post and  hopefully I will be able to get around to checking out what you do on FACEBOOK and maybe you might like what you see on my FACEBOOK PAGE.

No link included…

It’s just something I have been thinking about. Considering, WordPress and Facebook are my fave communities.






Follow Great Footsteps Perspective

“You always have an option to opt between,
‘You will always remember’ and ‘You will never forget’.”

“I feel though they both mean the same, second one is more strong.” Prakesh –


Its PH The daily reads and writes 

for joining in

#FollowGreatFootsteps     with me 🙂


This is as philosophical as I  can get  at 8 a.m. in the morning,on a Saturday.

I have to say I agree with Prakesh on this one.


Even though both are technically the same in meaning.

In my experience, remembering or trying to re call facts can be way too  energy and time consuming.

Thoughts get scrambled.

Other thoughts jump in and hook up  with the others and the memory becomes more of a sketch of what happened.  The trying to remember is more subject to manipulation.

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To  me, to ‘never forget ‘is so much more potent – because this is when an experience happens,where all the data and thoughts at the moment it happens is crystallised for all eternity.

It gets filed under ‘memories not to be fucked with’. 

 Other thoughts can’t get in that drawer .

It is bolted.

More often the key get’s misplaced. It gets put in the fruit bowl or in that favourite pair of jeans pocket- -never the same place.


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 Even if my thoughts  want to scramble the bolted  memories with a shot of what ever other thought. It’s not going to happen.

I can only liken this quote to :

I was once attacked at knife point with a friend. I remember bright lights, there was a group of people, a sensation of a tug on my jeans ,the sound of a blunt blade  cutting off my friends back pack.

Everything is hazy.

Details like what the people looked like – I couldn’t tell you.

Were they bigger than me?

 Possibly because other thoughts have dominated and questioned that night and diluted the memories.

One thing that other thoughts can’t scramble is my ‘memories not to be fucked with’.

 I can never forget the primitive fight and flee feel of fear.

It’s imprinted  on Me like some one took a boot to my head. These kind of memories leave deep scars. If I walk alone in a dark place at night on my own. This fear feeling will come up . It won’t let me forget.

I think the things  that are harder to forget are the things that arrest us – immobilize us. Stop us from moving.

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Details are changeable . I can read a book and suddenly have a new take on what the scene looked .

It is only when I am forced to stop,this is the time I am likely to form a memory that takes hold and cements.

Other memories like-

 clothes worn,

how many?

the date?

the name of the road.- don’t have the same “possession kudos” that a frozen memory does.

Thank you so much Prakesh!

A man with degrees up to his ears in the technology arena. He then   decides he needs to be dabble his hand in the arts sector and becomes a wizard with a flair for all things pertaining to the heart too.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  Only joking. 🙂


I say he is a wizard because of quotes like these of his.

“My research work has not only motivated me to do technical stuff but also all other reads and writes. Blogging has opened a new life to me!”Prakash B. Hegade.

“There is also a small piece on Ageing. It is One of the topic that excites me. It is covered in introduction and four small episodes”Prakash B. Hegade.



“I mostly like to pen down poems. They can carry deep thoughts in few sentences and phrases. They are quick and also fun to read. If you ask me my favorite write, i would say this one – “Is this life all about –  A new old”. Prakash B. Hegade.



“You can also check the IBMCif challenges excite you. I am sure all the 10 tasks will engage you enough into writing. ” Prakash B. Hegade.

IBMC    challenges a plenty.

“I have a love story completed called “Today Calls Tomorrow.” You should read and let me know! Its a mini novel with 50 episodes and all available online. There is a free ebook version also available Here.” Prakash B. Hegade.





That’s me for the moment. I’m off the my mates baby shower this afternoon.  Catch up with you later.



Follow Great Footsteps Parenthood

“Well I’m thankful for the things I have,
And all the things I don’t.
And I’ve got dreams that will come true,
And I’ve got some that won’t.
Most the time I just walk the line- wherever it goes.
‘Cuz you can’t hang yourself if you ain’t got enough rope.”

-Christ Knight, “Enough Rope”

THANK YOU and a huge SHOUT OUT  TO   DaddyBlitz @The Daddy Blitz -Blogging about Family ,Religion and Politics  for these lyrics for #FollowGreatFootsteps. I found myself in stitches (not of the hanging rope/ medical kind) at the humour.

These lyrics give you a sense of what the mood is like on DaddyBlitz’s blog.

Want to know more about this Christian singer artist, Chris Knight ?  HERE YOU GO

Some valuable advice is  ‘ walk the line’. I had to look that up because I haven’t done a whole lot of ‘walking the line’ in my life.  😀

Walk the line

1. To maintain a fragile balance between one extreme and another. i.e.: good and evil, sanity and insanity, decency and decadence, etc.
2. To behave; to abide by the the law and/or to abide by moral standards; to walk a straight path of decency by following the rules; to “walk the straight and narrow.”

The latter definition is that applied in the song “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash.

1. I walk the line between good and evil.

2. I used to be a drunken thug, but now I walk the line

I do love Johnny Cash. So thanks for the this new term. I do a lot of that these days.

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So what about DaddyBlitz ?

Last night I read his post and he  was writing about his life being married and having 5 sons varying from the age of 4-14 years old.

He has this way of writing that made me think

I could be a a mother again… It’s not that hard, surely …

Then I realised this is DaddyBlitz!

A man of God,

An epic and comic parent,

Works in the Attorney trade.

He writes and he blogs about  PARENTHOOD ,RELIGION  and POLITICS.  

He also Writes SHORT STORIES and POETRY  too!

He even has a GUEST BOOK on his blog. It’s such a lovely touch. People leaving their thoughts in comments about his blog – check it out.

Then, I realised that this man in my eyes must be some Demi — God. So, the planning to have another sibling for my daughter went back into it’s little cave again.




He reminds me of my G

No G is not in the attorney trade

Nor does he have a growing hockey team

But he does have the same spirit.

I read his post on Advice to new parents -Relax and I thought if this  is who springs to mind when I read this man’s Blog then I have nothing to fear when I get married -or maybe everything . Ha ha.

DaddyBlitz’s Blog  deals with heavy themes but not in the way I expected . There is a lightness, a spring in his style of writing and humour is never far away.

I love to laugh so I am sold –

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I follow this dudes blog.

I’ve ‘walked the line’ for a few years now and I never thought this would come out but I love the security I feel. I love the feeling of contentment I have in me and I love the direction my path is on.

I will always be a rebellious spirit is some form but I realise I can do this in way that doesn’t damage me and the ones around me. 

When I was in the thick of all the crap I went through a few years ago. I spent a lot of time with my legal team. They kept me going. 

The first solicitor I met was when I was when I woke up in a cell and didn’t know why. 

It was all around the issues with my daughter and that night.

I didn’t want an attorney because I didn’t know that the charges brought against me was assault. The police insisted I have some form of legal representation with me. 

I met S – the solicitor.

We went into a room to chat. I told him as much as I could remember. 

I didn’t know yet that all the tests had come back on the assault allegation. 

S started to tell me a story it went like this

“Did you know last week I went to   played in a baseball match in Manchester and it was a perfect day, the sun the was shining, I saw this ball coming for me and I whacked this ball so high – everyone scrambled for it. The thing is I don’t remember running each base.”

I was like.

okay…. the thought never occurred to me that baseball is an American sport and we were in the U.K. and I thought what a cool story – thanks for telling me.

He then came out with the words :

“Do you want to know why I can’t remember?

I obviously wanted to know and I nodded my head.

” Because it didn’t happen” 

I choked up.

Just because my loose cannon ball ex made the allegation I shook my child there was  no evidence and it didn’t happen. It was a lie.

Yeah, so thank you for this and for  engaging with my #FollowGreatFootsteps challenge I came up with.

Solid advice to live by .

I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page 🙂

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Who doesn’t love a good quote?

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Follow Great Footsteps Life

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

BIG  SHOUT OUT TO BRADLEY in L.A. for sharing this #FollowGreatFootsteps quote. It’s hard not to resent. I agree that it is a wasted energy and an exercise in futility.

In my opinion, the less resentments we hold the better we age and the healthier we remain.

When I think of Bradley’s Blog name– Insights From A Bipolar Bear .  I start hearing Baloo the bear  (from Disney’s ‘Jungle book’ ) singing

“Look for the bare necessities”


If you have never listened to this song as an adult. I suggest you do .  His philosophy  should be given a serious paws for thought ( couldn’t help myself.)

Do you think Baloo could sing this song if he he was still upset he got stung by a bee looking for honey?

Or if he fell asleep under a tree and that bloody bird shat on his head  AGAIN – like it was doing it on purpose?

I  think you get my meaning.

Bradley – has a wealth of information on living with Bipolar. He was diagnosed at the age of 14 years old with Depression and this went on to him being diagnosed with  Manic Depression (Bipolar)

He has every right to be resentful because of his experiences but Hallelujah he realises the waste   of harbouring this feeling.

Bradley is always on the look out for GUEST BLOGGERS -so if you have something to write about – get in touch and share your experiences

. It is Mental Health awareness month in the U.K.

So let’s get our voices heard.

Thank you so much for contributing to #FollowGreatFootsteps  

Peace . Namaste and all things zen and breezy.


I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page 🙂

*OPTIONAL* -add a short or long comment about why you love a particular quote a simple word or to on what it means to you.

Why do it?
Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Bringing inspiring quotes into our conscious minds gives us the chance to try and adopt that quality we love in an inspirational person




Make believe

” Make believe when you  are glad when you are sorry. Sunshine will follow the rain” (lyrics to ‘Make Believe’ )- NORA BAYES

Who knew I would find inspiration 8 pages into a fiction book I am reading?

If all you want to do is cry and fall in a heap but you can’t.

You know,  maybe you find out   that someone you care about has hidden something from you ?

It could be anything from a betrayal to something that makes you angry and disappointed  that they didn’t share it with you before?

Anger in my case  is a wasted emotion.

We need to move on and we need to be strong.

If anyone is struggling with something- health wise -whatever. Listen to this song.

It helps me to pretend that all will be well in the end. The rain will pass.

I may not be a believer in any God but I do believe in the spirit and energy I gain through music. I’m a bit of jazz whore .  Missed my era -I suppose…..