“October is a symphony of permanence and change.” Bonaro W. Overstreet

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Welcome to the golden month of October! I love watching nature transform itself from summer into winter, and October seems to be the month with the greatest changes. Can we replicate these beautiful changes in our lives this month?

While looking at the list of positive words for October (see below), some words stood out for me.


Rarely are things handed to us on a plate. If we want something, we have to go out and get it. We need to work long and hard towards achieving our goals. …

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I hope you’re having a lovely September! The weather has been glorious here in the UK. I’ve been making the most of it by getting out and about as much as I can!

As fall/autumn approaches, we’ll be spending more time indoors and, for me, that means reading more books. With this in mind, this month’s writing prompt is:

“What is the most inspiring book that you have ever read? How did it help or inspire you?”

One of the most inspiring books I have read is The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. In 10 Key Life Lessons from The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele, I share the lessons I learned from this excellent book. …

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

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Photo by Aalok Atreya on Unsplash

September is a new beginning. Summer is slowly changing into fall. A chill appears in the morning air. The children are back at school.

For me, early September is a time to get out my journal and look at my goals for this year. I take some time to appreciate how far I’ve come and to evaluate how much further I have to go.

There are always some goals that I haven’t achieved and, when I look at them, I just don’t feel good about them anymore. In the past, I would feel guilty about this and tell myself I should try harder. Now, I realize that these goals are just not the right ones for me. I made them with the right intentions but later realized that my heart was not in them. …


Roz Andrews

Writer, editor, proofreader & founder of www.rawritersforhire.com and www.medium.com/small-steps, moving forward in life, one small step at a time.

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