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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

It’s Music Monday!NewMusicMondayLogo


First of all, wishing all my readers all over a world a lovely holiday Monday if, indeed, it is a holiday with you. It’s certainly a Bank Holiday in the UK and it’s Memorial Day in the US…so if you are enjoying a long weekend, I hope it’s a fab one. And if you’re not: have a rocking day anyway!

Today I’m posting a classic, timeless song that’s seen me through many a decision, albeit in a roundabout way! To me, this is the celebration of indecision and uncertainty, and it’s absolutely priceless if you are facing a personal crossroads. It gives you a great sense of not being alone with a difficult decision, PLUS you get to rock out while you ponder. On a few memorable occasions, this very song has swayed me towards the ‘go’ option (like…leaving Germany, leaving a boyfriend, leaving a terrible flat). Then again, in different circumstances, I’ve come out on the side of ‘stay’ (Stay on a course, stay with a boyfriend, stay in a flat…). Life goes in circles, but that takes me onto a different song for a different time.

Today, I’m probably going off to the seaside with the family, and as the afternoon draws to a close and the promised rain clouds brew up, the song will take on a very… practical dimension indeed. So here goes:


So, what about you? Have you ever faced this conundrum? And which way did you turn ~ did you stay or did you go? I’d love to hear from you!



Music Monday meets CentreStage: Richard Holmes brings Inspiration For Breakfast and The Clash

Music Monday meets CentreStage
as I hand over my blog to the one-and-only Richard F. Holmes today.

Be prepared for music and astral inspiration!

Take it away, Richard!

First of all, Nicky, I’d like to honour Music Monday on your blog. Here’s a tune by The Clash that inspires me:

Moreover, this version of Louie Louie by The Clash represents a great bit of three-minute escapism for me. Sadly, you’ve got to click through to listen to this song but it is totally worth it.

Awesome!! But now, Richard, on to your REAL purpose for being here… 🙂

Thank  you Nicky.  I must say it’s a pleasure to be here.

Why thank you, Richard… so can you tell us about your latest book?

Yes, it’s called Inspiration For Breakfast and it’s a compilation of wisdom quotes that I felt compelled to put into book form, and I’m really grateful to you for showcasing it today on my official launch day.

As you may well know I really love inspirational quotes; I find that they can really fire you up and get you going and I just felt it was something I needed to do.  I had already published one new book this year and republished my first five pieces of work as two revamped paperbacks, but I found myself wanting to do something else before the year’s end, and Inspiration For Breakfast is the result of that.  I got the idea and just sat on it for weeks, but once I decided to go ahead with it, it was finished very quickly.

Was there any particular source you gathered all these quotes from?

A few really; I just love Eastern Philosophy, so the first section is dedicated to Easter Philosophy quotes.  Then there is a section on Marcus Aurelius quotes; Marcus was one of only five Roman Emperors to have been considered “good”.  There is also a section on Greek Philosophy quotes and a section on miscellaneous quotes from all kinds of people as diverse as Audrey Hepburn and Winston Churchill.

Who would you say your book was for specifically, Richard?

Literally anyone and everyone Nicky; young and old, male and female; anyone at all who is looking for a little bit of inspiration.

That sounds great, and I understand that Inspiration For Breakfast is not the only project you have been busy with?

Yes that’s correct,  firstly I decided that my Kindle version of Angelic Wisdom Trilogy needed sprucing up a little, so I engaged the services of our very own Stephanie Keyes’ company, Sycamore Road Design, to create a new cover for me, and here it is… 

It’s beautiful, Richard! Well done, Steph!

To celebrate the new cover reveal I am hosting a free giveaway on Amazon Kindle of Angelic Wisdom Trilogy, and anyone interested in downloading a copy can find do so from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (available on 26 November and 27 November 2012). 

As well as that I have just released my latest CD, Mantra For The Soul.  This is a project that I am particularly excited about, and I also have someone working on a new backing track for one of my older meditation CDs that is already in production, and if things go to plan the finished article will seem like a completely new project only much better.  Finally, I have an idea for another CD in the new year that should turn out to be the best of the bunch.  So, all in all, exciting times! 

My goodness, what a lot of achievements: congrats! Thanks for joining me today, Richard, and sharing your exciting news with us.  But before you go, how about one of your favourite quotes from the book?

It would be a pleasure, Nicky, and thanks again for having me as a guest on your blog!

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable” – Mahatma Gandhi

About Richard Holmes… by Richard Holmes!

I am a medium and clairvoyant and also the author of 8 spiritual books and  producer of 6 meditation CD’s that have helped to change the lives of many people from all walks of life.  Only 12 years ago I was still  struggling with an alcohol problem that was threatening to take my life in a very negative direction from which there would have been no return.  These days I use the same principles that enabled me to turn my life around and apply them to my client’s individual needs.  I help people replace the old  negative mindsets, that keep them rooted in the past, with new positive  thoughts and attitudes that enable them to get what they dream about having and being in their lives.

By drawing on my own life  experience I help people to grow and realise their true worth and  potential; helping them to express themselves in ways that make them  feel happy and fulfilled.  People contact me when they are at a crossroads in their lives or when they  feel they are stuck in a particular negative situation.  It may also be  because they are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one or they may simply be in search of some guidance of a spiritual nature.

Whatever the reason, I always aim to make people feel at ease so that  they can enjoy the experience. I also help people to realise the gifts of clairvoyance, mediumship and  healing that are present within themselves.  This can be on a one-to-one or group basis and is achieved through guided meditation and other methods of inner  work.

Find Richard

Visit Richard on his website or at loveahappyending.com, find him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

You can buy Richard’s books on amazon.co.ukamazon.com and smashwords.

Huge congratulations to Richard ~ and a Big Thank you for bringing us Inspiration For Breakfast. Wishing you all the best of luck and every success!