Do you feel happy in the summer and SAD in the winter?

It’s that time of year again, where the days are shorter, the nights are longer, and we get much less sunlight.

This can lead to a condition called ‘SAD’ (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression brought on by lack of natural sunlight.  We get Vitamin D naturally from the sun’s rays, which helps produce seratonin and gives us the ‘feel good’ factor.  When we don’t get enough vitamin D, we can feel lethargic, unmotivated, moody, and prone to sleeping a lot. (I used to call it ‘going into hibernation!’)

Many people are mis-diagnosed with depression and prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, when all they need is a good dose of sunlight!  I used to suffer from SAD, but discovered a way to heal myself using Color Therapy – ever since painting my collection ‘Nature’s Art’ and having them on my walls, I don’t feel ‘SAD’ at all!

I’m going to be in cold, grey England for the next couple of months planning my Book Tour, so I keep my painting Self Love at the foot of my bed; it’s the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see at night:


 The vibrant colors really do have a positive effect on my mind and emotions, and I’m sure it will work for you too!

I used ‘Self Love’ to illustrate Year Three of ‘Journey of a Sister’ where she discovers the creative power of her thoughts, and learns how to ‘Meditate to Create’.  8 of my paintings which incorporate Colour Therapy have been used to illustrate my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, so you’ll be healing your Self in more ways than one as you read!  

Download ‘Journey of a Sister’ for just 99p this weekend only!

As a special treat, I’ve made the e-book available to download to your phone, tablet or PC for just 99p until Sunday 29th November! (After that, it goes back to it’s normal price of £2.99).  All my paintings used to illustrate the story are in FULL COLOR, and you can also listen to my poems featured in the story FREE.  Click on the image to download now:

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Since I know many people of color are affected by SAD, I decided to make my artwork available to download FREE from my Art Page (leave a donation).

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Sex with the EX


If I had taken my own advice, I wouldn’t have had sex with the Ex earlier this year.

But when he called me up out of the blue after 5 years, saying he could ‘hear my voice calling him’, I thought he was being sincere.  Partly because I had just finished watching ‘The Secret’ DVD, and he crossed my mind; I remembered giving him my first copy when we were dating, and wondered if he’d ever watched it.  Then I checked my emails…and BAM! There was a message from him, coming via this very same blog!  Obviously, I thought it was a ‘sign’.

I don’t know what came over me to be honest.  It’s not as if I was that physically attracted to him.  ‘But after two years of celibacy, I was feeling horny, and not wanting to sleep with just anybody…’ I thought he’d do.  Better the devil you know, right?


My poem ‘Sex with the EX’ (which I wrote in 2007) would have been a good reminder for me, if I’d taken the time to listen:

It was like a replay of what happened all those years ago to make me write the poem in the first place!  I’d been celibate for two years, my ex called me up out of the blue, and even though he didn’t tell me he was seeing someone else, it didn’t take me long before I realized I was wasting my time and inner-g.  Us women are very intuitive, but sometimes we ignore our gut feelings.  We want it to work so bad.  But the thing with the ex is; if it didn’t work first time around, what makes you think it’s going to work this time?

‘So ladies, next time you fancy some sex and you think of your ex – keep your fantasies in your panties where they belong, and don’t try to turn them into reality…’

So from now on, I’m going to take my own advice.  Next time an ex contacts me out of the blue, I’m going to tell him ‘Next time you think of me, don’t call me, don’t text me, don’t even email me.  See I’m not looking for a fling, I’m looking for my King….’

Sex with the EX didn’t make much sense, but it certainly made a good POEM…

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P.S.  There may be exceptions to this rule,  so if you’ve broken up with your soul mate, you might want to read this article ‘How to Get Back with Your EX

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and ‘Seeds of Love’, the Book of Lyrics to all the poems featured in the story, you might want to download them too!

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New novel featuring my artwork & poetry – read extracts FREE!

It’s taken nearly two years, but I’ve finally revised my novel!

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Some people ask why I felt the need to revise it in the first place, why not just get on with writing the sequel?? When I first wrote it in 2011, it was raw, unfiltered by my conscious mind, and ‘real’.

But four years later, I realized the book was being shunned by a large group of the people I wanted to target; church folk.  I was preaching to the already converted (pardon the pun).  The previous title ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?’ prevented me from being able to advertise in Christian media.

It also attracted a lot of men. – nothing wrong with that, since the book is just as beneficial for them, but it seemed to send out the wrong message, as if I was advertising myself as ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’  While the book is sexually explicit, I’m not promoting promiscuity, I’m promoting sex and spirituality.   So I do hope men will continue to read it, with its new title!

The main changes I made were to the first two and last two chapters.  I was now able to answer questions like:

  • What does ‘fornication’ mean? (does not mean ‘sex before marriage’!)
  • How religion has been used to enslave the minds of the masses (mainly black folk!)
  • Who re-wrote biblical and world his-story and why

Even if you read the first book, you’ll still want to read this one, as I’ve made many changes that have just made it even better!  Start the journey by reading FREE extracts!

Download the e-book from Amazon for only £2.59  or $3.90, or Eur 3,63


You can also download the PDF unto your smartphone, laptop or PC!

Paperback Coming Soon!


From March 2016 I will be hosting Book Signing & Discussion Events in the UK and USA where the topics in my books will be discussed openly.  Pre-order your personally signed paperback from

I’m now able to get on with writing the sequel…..and hope you’ll continue the journey with me!






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P.S. I just re-published my e-books Nature’s Art’ which explains the Colour Therapy and Symbolism used in my paintings, and ‘Seeds of Love’, the Book of Lyrics to all the poems featured in the story, you might want to download them too!

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Last 3 ORIGINAL paintings on ArtFinder!

The last 3 paintings from my collection ‘Nature’s Art‘ are on sale on ArtFinder!

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Looking for a beautiful piece of original art to add a different dimension to your home, office or venue?  Or a gift for someone special? My paintings will bring a touch of class and warmth to any room!

‘Black Butterfly’ 48″ x 60″ oil on canvas £1,250 o.n.o.

'Black Butterfly' by Cezanne 2009

(The stars and details down her body are hand-applied diamentes which glitter in the light)

This painting comes with its complimentary poem to hang beside it:

‘Even when crawling through life

the caterpillar still has the HEART of a butterfly,

and still aspires to fly.

No matter where you are in life right now,

Stay focused on your heart’s desires

You can only rise as high as your aspirations,

The sky is no limit, aim higher!’

Buy direct from me for just £999!

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‘Black Orchid’ 30″ x 48″ oil on canvas £650 o.n.o.

'Black Orchid' by Cezanne 2009

Or buy direct from me for just £549!

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‘Blue Lotus’ 50″ x 38″ oil on canvas £850 

'Blue Lotus' by Cezanne 2010

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In this video I explain the symbolism used in some of my paintings, courtesy of BlackVisions TV:

All 3 Paintings have been used to illustrate my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, which is becoming a best-seller!

Ordering direct from me cuts out Artfinder’s fees, so I’m passing the savings on to you!  Because the paintings are so large, I will personally deliver and hang within 7 days, just to make sure you’re 100% satisfied!  (UK only). Buy safely through Paypal.   Visit my Art Page to learn how the Colours and Symbolism used in my paintings can have a positive effect on your mood and emotions!

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Why Change the Title?

When I returned from Ghana in March I thought I’d finished revising my novel.

When I published Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! in 2011, I was eager to share everything I’d been learning about the creative power of the mind, Universal Laws, and the his-story of the religion I’d been indoctrinated into.  I though this new way of thinking was finally going to help me to begin creating my life how I wanted it to be.

But 4 years later, I’d made little progress financially.  This made me go back to my Creator and ask “So what was all this about?”.  Well, this opened up a whole new can of worms!

If you’ve read the book, in the first chapter I was questioning God about the Fall of Lucifer story, and why God had allowed Lucifer and his ‘minions’ to corrupt His creation (us).  This to me, was the root cause of all the world’s problems today (and mine, as I’d been taught in church).

I haven’t watched tell-lie-vision in over 10 years, so I wasn’t up to speed on current affairs.  But I started watching YouTube videos about the Illuminati and the New World Order agenda.  I learnt that many pop stars and film stars were selling their soul to the devil for fame and fortune, and that the Luciferian agenda was to do away with all religions and create one New religion: Luciferianism – in other words, they want us all to worship Lucifer, like them!

If you watch mainstream TV or listen to mainstream music, you’ll notice that everything ungodly is promoted, even down to sexualizing children.  Most of it is so subtle that you don’t pick it up on a conscious level, but it goes through to your subconscious mind.  I watched YouTube videos where film and pop stars admitted openly to selling their soul to the devil, to being possessed so they could perform better, and to worshiping Satan.

As you can imagine, I panicked at first, but then I realized the importance of my book even more.

The ‘powers that be’ are using our minds (mass consciousness) to achieve their goals, and religion is one of their greatest tools for mind control.  The biggest issue single Christians have to deal with is the ‘no sex before marriage’ rule.  As a single black woman, the chances of getting married are something like 10-1.  As a Christian woman, what do you do?  Well, I discovered that ‘fornication’ doesn’t actually mean ‘sex before marriage’, and I’ve explained what it DOES mean in the revised version of my book!  There are some other major changes I’ve made, but I urge you to read the original version first, as some of the information I’ve taken out in order to keep the word count around the same.

The revised version will have a new title and cover design (watch this space!).  I decided to change the title to appeal to a wider market, including the church.

You can still get the original version in glossy PAPERBACK on LULU.COM

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Read what others had to say about it HERE

Join me in Grenada for the Self Love Retreat 2-6 May 2016!


Treat your Self to 5 days of pure self-indulgence on this 5 day retreat with me where we will nurture our Selves both inside and out!  For more information see my previous post

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Awaken Your Inner Child in Carriacou! 7-13th May 2016

Join me on the sunny isle of Carriacou for 7 days of nurturing your Inner Child!

Didn’t know you had one?

‘All children are artists, the problem is how to remain one when we grow up’ ~ Pablo Picasso

Yes, we all have the ability to be creative.  However, somewhere between childhood and adulthood we often ‘lose it’ and opt for the safer option of getting a steady job to pay the bills.  Nothing wrong with that, but your inner child is somewhere inside crying out to be heard!

I was a blocked writer and artist for over 20 years, so I know what I’m talking about! (Read The Story of my Inner Child).  I will be taking you through the same process that helped me begin writing and painting again, based on the book which I credit with helping me unblock; ‘The Artist’s Way‘ by Julia Cameron.

The first poem I wrote when I unblocked was called ‘My Artist Child’, and the first painting I did was of my inner child!

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You will nurture your inner child into writing, painting, drawing, or whatever he/she wants to do in a loving, supportive environment.  You will go back home with your creative juices flowing and will always have a creative outlet to fulfill the other side of you!

The ‘Awaken Your Inner Child‘ Retreat is being held at the Green Roof Inn, a small guest house with secluded beach in  Carriacou, which is a 45 minute boat ride from Grenada.   The twin rooms have a sea view, and we won’t be disturbed!

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Sea view green roof

This retreat is for both MEN and WOMEN, unlike my Self Love Retreat (women only).  There are only 8 places available; a £100 deposit is all you need to secure your place (with a monthly payment plan thereafter).  The total cost of the ‘Awaken Your Inner Child’ Retreat is £699 (Flight must be booked separately).

Express your interest by contacting me using the form below!






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Join me in Grenada for the Self Love Retreat! 2-6 May 2016

Join me at the 5* Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa from 2-6 May 2016 where we will enjoy 5 days of sheer Self-indulgence!


Give your Self 5* Treatment – you deserve it!
If you’ve read my novel, you will appreciate the importance of the Self Love Retreat!  This will be 5 days of self-nurturing,  pampering, speaking lovingly to your Self (Positive Affirmations), Creative Visualization, and raising our levels of aspirations, to get what we want out of life!  If you want the best, give the best to your Self first!
The total cost of the Self Love Retreat is £1,100 which includes:
  • Private transfers to and from Grenada’s airport
  • 5* accommodation for 5 days/nights
  • Welcome cocktail and in suite snacks on arrival
  • Breakfast served on your suite’s balcony or on the beach
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wireless internet facilities
  • 3 Days ‘Self Love’ workshops
  • Spa Day
  • Unlimited use of tennis courts
  • Complimentary fitness facility
Day One: Meeting like-minded women (this is an important part of the week, as you will choose who you wish to share your room with!)
Day 2: Workshop: Mirror Work and Self Love Talk
Day 3: Workshop: Creating Your Vision Board
Day 4: Spa Day!
Day 5: Workshop: Writing Your Intentions in the NOW!

Spa Package Includes:

  • One full body massage per person
  • One pedicure per person
  • One facial per person
  • Heath consultation per person
  • Complimentary fitness session per person
  • Spa lunch menu
We will be staying in the Junior Suite (Twin Rooms).  You will also be welcome to join me for ‘Dancercise’ each morning (nothing strenuous, just stretching to music!) and sitting in ‘The Silence’.  The workshops are a maximum of 4 hours each, so there will be plenty of time for you to go to the beach, go sight-seeing, or souvenir shopping!

Junior suite

30% deposit will secure your place, only 8 available! (the hotel requires a 3 night deposit) This must be paid by 30th November 2015 (with monthly payment plan thereafter)
Once you have booked your place, I will email you more information to help you prepare for the Self Love Retreat.
This holiday is for WOMEN ONLY; I will also be running a mixed retreat called ‘Awakening Your Inner Child‘ from 7-13th May 2016, if you’re interested, use the Contact Form below to express your interest!
This could be just what you needed, you’re worth it!


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Workshops and Retreats Coming Up!

After spending four months in Ghana, I made a commitment to my Self to spend every winter in the sun!  Why be in the cold when you can be in the warmth?

The ‘lights out’ situation in Ghana was the main reason I decided not to return next winter; not long after returning to England I got an email from an old friend who subsequently offered me the opportunity to run my Creativity Workshops at his Academy in Grenada, so I’m in the process of putting together Poetry and Art Workshops, as well as Retreats!

The Poetry and Art Workshops will run regularly from November 2015 to May 2016 and will include the Grenadian locals, however if you are planning a holiday abroad, maybe you’ll consider joining me at one of them?  This will be a time for you to release your creative flair and let your Self go!  Do you have trouble expressing your deepest feelings? Have you experienced trauma which you’ve not shared with anyone before?  Use the healing tools of creative writing and art to heal your Self!  Or would you just like to create something really special for a loved one? How about creating a special personalised card with your own artwork and poetry?  I will also be explaining how I used Colour Therapy in my art to heal myself, and showing you how you can do the same.

The Retreats will be held next March (2016), and will be for 10 days each (one mixed, one women only).  The first Retreat is entitled ‘Self Healing through Forgiveness‘ and focuses on using writing as a form of releasing un-forgiveness which can cause all sorts of physical and psychological effects in the body.  Forgiveness is always about YOU, not the other person!  The second Retreat is called ‘Awakening Your Inner Child’  and is for anyone who desires to get creative again.  Perhaps you were very creative as a child, but your job or commitments don’t allow you the time to express your Self creatively?  Join me for a fun and fulfilling 10 days in the sun where we will unleash your inner child! (Read The Story of My Inner Child)

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I’ll tell you more about them in my next blog post, however if you’re interested in joining me for either the Poetry & Art Workshops or a Retreat, message me using the contact form below! (easy monthly payments for the Retreats are available)

 I recorded this video which is one of the poems from my forthcoming CD, let me know what you think!

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In the meantime,

Stay blissed!


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I’m back!

I’m back in London, and seem to have missed all the bad weather (which was the plan!)


There was nothing better than getting up at 6am, and heading to the beach to watch the sun rise, or watching the sun set in the evening!

My initial idea was to work on the sequel to ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’ but nothing was coming!  As an ‘inspired’ writer, I never try to force it, so rather than beat myself up about it, I just decided to enjoy my time in the sun and top up my melanin as much as possible!  I know that what I experienced on my trip is still sinking into my subconscious and will come out in future writing!

I decided to read both the Self-help books I’d written, as I hadn’t done so since writing them!

I could really see my ego in ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ so I’ve decided to re-write my ‘her story’ and explain the real reason why I never got married!

I drew new cover designs for the Revised paperback versions of both books, and started painting them with Acrylics.  I decided to finish them here with oil paints, as the acrylic was drying too quickly which wasn’t giving me enough time to blend the skin tones!

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The front cover design for ‘How to Get the Ring On…’ was inspired by something one of the brothers said at the first Book Launch; “The ring is the smallest handcuff ever created by the white man”.  At the launch we had a good discussion about whether the ‘white wedding’ was something we should aspire to as Nubian people.  This has also influenced my re-writing of the book. I’m not against marriage, and probably WILL marry at some point, but it won’t be a traditional white wedding!

My sister Jacqui came to Ghana for 10 days the week before I left, which was nice!  We visited Cape Coast Castle, and stayed in some really nice hotels! Up to that point, I’d gotten used to washing with luke warm/cold water, and the ‘lights out’ situation, which could last up to 12 hours; I didn’t realize there were parts of Ghana that didn’t experience ‘lights out’, and that had constant hot running water!

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One thing I realized while in Ghana is that I don’t have to be in the Motherland to tap into my Source, or to ‘channel’ messages from my ancestors.  I did more of that right here in England.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I AM THE SOURCE, and no matter where I am in the world, I can tap into it.

I’m glad I didn’t write the sequel, as I got a nasty virus on my computer from using my USB stick in an internet cafe.  I lost a lot of the work I did revising my novel, and had to spend all this week re-writing it!

The REVISED Edition of ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?’ is now available to download as a PDF for only £1.99 from – have a read and let me know what you think!


I’m aiming to finish revising ‘How to Get the Ring On..’ and to finish both paintings by the end of this month – and  to get the paperbacks ready for my USA tour!

Wish me luck!






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New Cover Designs for the Revised Editions of my books!

This is my fourth month in Ghana, and I’m only just getting into the writing flow!

I originally came to Ghana to do some research for the sequel to my novel Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!.  It didn’t take long for me to realise that the information I was seeking (around sex rituals) wasn’t to be found here.  I spent the first month chilling on the beach in Kokrobite (after my 10-day tour with The Calabash Hub)

And now the flow is finally here; I only tend to write when the inspiration is flowing!

To be honest, I don’t know where all the time has flown to;  I’ve missed my three suns, but I haven’t missed the cold weather (I heard it’s snowing in London!)

So after 3 months I’m finally getting down to some work; I’ve been locked away for the past week revising my Self-help novel and Self-help book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ – I’ve even drawn new cover designs!



I made a slight change to the cover design  when  I started painting it; I did a chain joining the two rings, which was inspired by something one of the brothers said at the first book launch; “The ring is the smallest handcuff ever created by the white man”




















All the images on the new cover design for the hardback version of ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?’ are from the story.  The Adinkra Symbol in the middle is called ‘Sesa Wo Suban’ and is symbolic for ‘Transformation’.  You are invited to join the main character Suzanne on her 11-year transformational quest for ‘the Truth’ about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the history of the religion she had been indoctrinated into.

I’m aiming to have the revised editions of my books ready for the beginning of my USA tour in May.   The novel will come with its complimentary CD ‘Seeds of Love’ (all 13 poems feature in the story!)

I’m looking forward to my sister joining me later this month in Ghana for a week; not long after that I’ll be returning to the UK for a short visit, before going to the USA – I still have to pick up my Spokenword Billboard award!

I’ve been listening to my audiobook ‘The Power of NOW’ by Eckhart Tolle and reading ‘Only Fear Dies’ by Barry Long (both research for the sequel).  I’m learning to live in the present moment, learning not to project my thoughts into the past or the future, and living in a state of pure bliss, as we are born to live.

Until the next time,

Stay blissed!






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