Beauty Personified

Hey everyone,

How are you all? I hope that you are all doing very well and enjoying the new week ahead.

I received a beautiful poem written from a fellow Incontinence (Encopresis) survivor that I have been corresponding with for several years. Let me know what you think about it. Here it is:

BEAUTY PERSONIFIED

Looking around in wide and breadth

I went in search for a place where beauty had no dearth;

Found myself on a museum called ‘earth’

Below whose bower laid beauty well covered

 

I noticed the beautiful ocean, ‘so blue’!

But the beauty of blue was not so true!

The sky never did give us a clue….

But without the brocade over it, never the ocean had the ‘true blue ’

 

Came after the cozy night, appeared there the golden moon!!

Shining bright, but I don’t fall for it that soon

Wondering at the moon I discovered, she is filled with scars,

She was just trying to brazen staying that far

 

My search took me around the globe

Tired I was full of grief, singing in my lament;

I closed my eyes, after which mother earth opened her latch,

My questions all answered, I found a beauty for which had not match

 

I was scandalized but finally had a reason to smile

I felt like I just came out of exile!

This search left me satisfied

Oh! Mother Nature you are a beauty personified!

Guest Blog posts and collaboration opportunities

Hey everyone,

How are you all going? How is your weekend? Mine is going well here.

As mentioned earlier in a previous post, I’m currently in the process of expanding my blog will be revealing each expansion as part of the blog evolvement. The first part of the blog expansion is Guest Blog posts.

The Guest Blogger can be someone whom is involved in the Incontinence (Encopresis) journey. It can be a family member (a parent, loving sibling, carer) whom is willing to open up about his/her experiences, questions, suggestions and what life is like living with a loved one (kinda like an “outside looking in/day in the life”). The Guest Blogger can be an Encopresis survivor, opening up and sharing his/her experiences on the journey (“day in the life/this is what it was like for me and how it can help you”). Those that are currently an Encopresis warrior and want to share their story are also welcome too. Hopefully I can also have specialists and other professionals involved as well.

The Guest Blogger isn’t just open to those on the Incontinence (Encopresis) journey. I am opening my blog for other people as well, as time goes on.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a Guest Blogger then e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com and go from there.

Another opportunity is collaboration. I’m open to collaborate with a business/charity/blogger, etc on projects. It could be a book, organise a phone call/meeting with a family, go on a tour and talk to the schools. My blog is open to providing information for events, shows, product reviews (*subject to a selection criteria) and more.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in collaborating on a project then e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com and go from there.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Guest Blogger post or a collaboration idea, don’t think that this is a one-off. I’m open to the same person/business having more guest posts later on and always open to working on more than one project with someone. If you have any ideas or suggestions about all this, please let me know.

Never let anything stop you from achieving your dreams. Work hard at it, every step forward is one more closer to where you want to be. Enjoy the weekend.

Dimity

A list of Encopresis books (those that I currently have)

Hi everyone,

How is your weekend going? Below is a list of Encopresis books that I currently own (book copy), and will review in a future blog post including where they are available to buy. If there are other physical books on the subject available that you know of that aren’t on this list and am interested in a honest review, feel free to mention it in the comments section or e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com

List of Encopresis books:

  • A Girl Like You: A story for older children who soil – British Edition (Author: James Parkin) (Publisher: Amazon Digital Services)
  • Stool Withholding: What To Do When Your Child Won’t Poop! (Author: Sophia J. Ferguson) (Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
  • The Ins and Outs of Poop: A Guide to Treating Childhood Constipation (Author: Thomas R. Duhamel, PhD) (Publisher: Maret Publishing)
  • Scared To Poop: A Guide To Overcoming Constipation And Stool Withholding In Children (Author: Kathleen M. Diehl) (Publisher: Gateway to Being)
  • Solving Children’s Soiling Problems: A Handbook For Health Professionals (Author: Jackie Bracey) (Publisher: Churchill Livingstone)
  • Constipation, Withholding and Your Child: A Family Guide to Soiling and Wetting (Author: Anthony Cohn) (Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
  • Elimination Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Advances in Psychotherapy, Evidence-Based Practice (Authors: Edward R. Christophersen & Patrick C. Friman) (Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing)
  • Clouds and Clocks: A Story For Children Who Soil, Second Edition (Author: Matthew Galvin, M.D.) (Publisher: Magination Press)
  • It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty (Author: Howard J. Bennett, M.D.) (Publisher: Magination Press)
  • Bladder and Bowel Issues for Kinds: A Handy Guide for Kids Ages 4-12 (Author: Janet  A. Hulme M.A., P.T.) (Publisher:Phoenix Publishing; 1 edition (June 2003)
  • I Can’t. I Won’t. No Way!: A Book for Children Who Refuse to Poop (Author: Tracey J. Vessillo) (Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 31, 2011)
  • The Un-Constipated Gourmet: Secrets to a Moveable Feast. 125 Recipes for the Regularity Challenged (Author: Denielle Svetcov) (Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.)
  • Poop: A Natural History of The Unmentionable (Author: Nicola Davies) (Publisher: Candlewick Press)
  • Softy the Poop: Helping Families Talk About Poop (Author: Thomas R. DuHamel, PhD) (Publisher: Maret Publishing)

What do you think of the list so far? What are you most interested in reading a review of? What are your favourites? Are there any others that need to be included?

I hope this list helps. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my book. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have the most amazing week ahead. Take care,

Dimity

My Doctor Who Jingle Bells twist

Hey guys,

Hope you’re all getting ready for Christmas and enjoying the magic of Christmas. I thought I would share with you all my version of the traditional “Jingle Bells” Christmas carol with a Doctor Who twist. This is an original and was written in November 2007. Although I do not own the copyright to BBC Doctor Who nor to Jingle Bells, the lyrics of this particular version is MY copyright. Enjoy, and feel free to tell me what you think (it has been suggested that I sing it and make a video of it, thoughts??) 🙂

My “Jingle Bells” DOCTOR WHO twist (November 2007)
By Dimity

Chorus:
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is on her way.
Never fear when the Doctor’s here,
‘cause he will always save the day, yay!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is here to stay.
Never fear when the Doctor’s here,
‘cause he will always find a way.

First Verse:
When the Universe is in trouble, anytime and anywhere,
Then you will know, the Doctor will be there.
You can always count on him, to do the right thing,
There’s no doubt that he’ll figure it out as we all happily sing……..

Chorus:
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is on her way.
Exter-minate, Regen-erate and
De-letion too, hey!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is on her way.
The stars are bright, as they glisten in the night,
And there is always Time to play.

Second Verse:
If there’s something you should know,
Then come and listen to me.
When you believe in the Doctor,
You can do Anything.

Now know that this is true,
Doctor I believe in you,
Whenever there’s trouble, I’ll be there on the double,
As you can always count on me.

Chorus:
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is on her way,
Never fear when the Doctor’s here,
‘cause he’ll always save the day, yay!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
TARDIS is here to stay,
Never fear when the Doctor’s near,
As he won’t be far away!

The silence when writing (or the lack thereof)

When you write (or blog), do you prefer to have background noise or the peace of silence? I have read where some published authors write with a specific type of music playing in the background, and others prefer the silence and hearing their own internal literary voice.

For me personally I prefer the silence, although I have occasionally been writing with music in the background (whatever is currently on shuffle on my iPod). If it’s raining I like to get my pen and paper and write while listening to it. Other times I have written when there was a power blackout. There was something I found so calming to write without any background noise at all (no fan, tv, light or anything).

Tell me (or share your stories): what’s your preferred writing backdrop noise? Does music help to emphasise your writing mojo, or does it become a distraction?

“Dimity meets a Dinosaur”

When I was in Year 3 (age 7 years old), there was a national competition where students were asked to write/illustrate their own original story. While some chose to have their story printed (on paper, cut for the pages) and do their own illustrations..I chose to both write by hand and illustrate my story. Just like all the other kids around me, I was into the Dinosaur-phase, my favourite being the Tyrannosaurus Rex (no idea why, it just was). I decided to call my story, “Dimity meets a dinosaur” (quite appropriate).

The story was about a girl called Dimity, whom meets a Tyrannosaurus Rex, become friends and do things together including playing Cricket and video-games (Nintendo, I never had one but always did want one). At the end they got married, had babies (how? I will never know but it’s what was in the story) and that was it. I’m not an illustrator so the pictures weren’t special but I tried my hardest, but I paid more attention to making my writing as perfect as I could.

A couple of months went by (honestly I have forgotten how long exactly, but long enough for a competition), and I found out that I came second in my division for the competition. The prizes for the competion (at least what I and the others received that won) are: a gift certificate with the local bookshop, some free children’s books, a certificate (I think) and reading the story out loud onto the local radio station. My consolation prize at the time was that I had the Chicken Pox. I remember clearly being all spotty and itchy, standing in line with the other kids and shaking someone’s hand before receiving a book.

Sadly now I have lost my only copy of the book, although fortunately still have a a copy of the recording from the radio. When I was in Year 1 (5 years old) I received a medal from the Government for reading over 100 books in a short period of time. Books, Book Week, reading/writing, libraries, author meetings, etc are a huge part of my life. I’m always making notes when I hear, imagine or read something interesting and have them compired in a safe spot for my writing adventures. I’m never giving up on my dreams, never have then and I never will now. My journey started early.

Writing in the rain

Today has been a cool rainy day here. With Tropical Cyclone Rusty off the coast, he has brought with him on/off rain all day. So you know this is normal when there’s a Cyclone/Low hanging around.

Something this rain also does is inspire creative writing. I have found that writing during the day with the semi darkness from the clouds and the rain flowing makes me feel very calm and relaxed. Peaceful. Tranquil. Does the rain help you write? The rainforest also inspires and motivates the writer within.

Have a wonderful week ahead. Do you have any writing experiences you wish to share?