'Musings of the Heart' - October 2023 ❤️•
Posted on November 17 2023
Hello and welcome to Musings of the Heart, my monthly video journal, exclusive to my subscribers. I wanted to say thank you and welcome.
It’s now the end of October; I can’t believe that this month has gone so quickly. It’s definitely colder than it was last month and it’s so lovely to see the colours of the tree’s changing. The golden browns, the golds and greens, everything is so pretty!
I love the sparkling of the sunshine thought the trees. Amongst the many grey days here in England, specifically London, when the sun comes out it’s even more special.
October’s word of the month: ENCOURAGEMENT
I wanted to share a few thoughts with you as Autumn is always a lovely time of year to reflect on what you have done throughout the year.
I had lots of plans this year, not all of them manifested, but some of them did. In different and interesting ways, but they still manifested!
One thing I have been trying to focus on recently is to be a little bit gentler to myself. I am a little bit of a workaholic; I love my work and I feel like I have a very important purpose to fulfil when it comes to writing songs and creating music for you. But I also have to remember to keep my pot full so I can keep going.
I have been trying to be really nice to myself, I have been buying myself flowers, lighting a candle and trying to relax. I have also been testing new scents and gathering all the components to create my own brand of candles, so I will keep you informed about that in due course too!
I think one of the most important things to remember is that being gentle with yourself isn’t always easy. It’s easy to fall back into bad habits.
The other day I made sure to prioritise myself. I wasn’t feeling great, but I had my live Pink Monday’s show planned. I didn’t want to let anyone down, but I knew I had to be gentle with myself, so I did cancel, and I felt so much better for it.
So, if you’re facing a tough time, or you know someone else that is, then let this be your reminder to be gentle with yourself or lend this piece of advice to someone who needs it!
I know that focusing on my breathing helps me and funnily enough, I learnt a trick from the TV program, The Mentalist. It’s a technique to help you sleep.
It’s just focusing on your breathing really but it’s breathing in for 2 then out for 2 and in my head, I am counting. It seems to work for me so if there is one thing you take with you today, then give it a go, I would love to help you to relax.
I have also been taking lots of walks with my lovely Pearl, which is always a highlight of my day.
So, let me envelope up a lovely warm hug for the rest of the Autumn.
What's happening musically?
If you have been joining me at my live show Pink Monday’s, then you will know that I have been working on some new costumes for my music video shoots.
You will also know that I am still writing, I am writing my follow up album. And that’s another thing that I love about this time of the year. As it gets cooler, I find that I love snuggling up, lighting a candle and writing lyrics.
I have been working on the ivories and trying to get the harmonies right for the songs that I am writing. So, I will keep you updated.
Finally, I have one more bit of news that I would like to share with you!
I am going to be doing a live patron concert very soon. So, if you would like to join as a Patron, please follow the link on my website.
I will also start streaming on my live Twitch channel very soon!
Anyway, I just want to invite you to be gentle to yourself. The word of the month is ‘encouragement’ because I think we all need a bit of gentle encouragement sometimes.
It’s interesting because I didn’t plan a word for this month’s Musing of the Heart and I thought it would come to me while I am talking, and it did. So, I am encouraging you to be gentle with yourself, to enjoy the rest of the autumn and I will see you in a month’s time.
Have a wonderful, wonderful November and I will see you soon.
In love and light,