Wednesday, 18 October 2017

It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!



How many times have you gone into the kitchen to make a cup of tea or coffee, filled the kettle put it on the work top, switched it on and then gone about your business, only to come back some 5 minutes later to find that the water is stone cold?

Why? - Because you forgot to plug it in!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 15th October)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 18th October - It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!

Wednesday 25th October – 25 Things You Can Do To Make A Big Impact In Your Life 42

Wednesday 1st November - Words That People Who Lack Confidence Often Use 43

Wednesday 8th November – Dying Is Part Of Life 44

Wednesday 15th November – 20 Facts About Me 45

Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, if used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Vlogging From Devon 13

The latest vlog recorded on Sunday 8th October 2017



About Dave I am a coach; speaker; radio presenter and founder of The Blue Sky Company.  I am also a therapist and co-own a virtual light centre called The Crystal Spring.  My therapy work includes music therapy; crystal therapy and I recently qualified as a Reiki Master / Teacher and I am currently studying a Colour Therapy course,


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And above all

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DAve x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Living In The 21st Century

Why Has Living In The 21st Century Become So Complex?

How many times have we heard the words - "you've never had it so good!"? 

(Image by - wytchwynd photography)

Whilst to a certain extent that statement is correct there are a number of occasions where that sweeping comment is simply not true!

Take, for example,

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 8th October)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 11th October – Living In The 21st Century 40
Wednesday 18th October - It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!

Wednesday 25th October – 25 Things You Can Do To Make A Big Impact In Your Life 42

Wednesday 1st November - Words That People Who Lack Confidence Often Use 43

Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, if used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

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Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!


DAve x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Discover The Best Version of You (8 tips)



In this post I want to explore ways that we can take a close look at our own characteristics and the way we view ourselves.  Did you know that (and this is something quite amazing) - other people sometimes see things in us that we may miss totally?  



The 8 tips that I have selected briefly illustrate the things that we should be taking into consideration.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Vlogging From Devon 12

Another Day In The Life video

A Day In The Life of DAve 12



Sunday, 1 October 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 1st October)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 4th October – Discover The Best Version of You 39
Wednesday 11th October – Living In The 21st Century 40
Wednesday 18th October - It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!

Wednesday 25th October – 25 Things You Can Do To Make A Big Impact In Your Life 42

Wednesday 1st November - Words That People Who Lack Confidence Often Use 43

Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!


DAve x

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Create a Better You With These 21-day Challenges


You may remember that this resurgence in blogging, and the  viewing of Social Media in a different way began at the start of this year (2017).

The lady responsible for helping me make the shift is M J Robertson, the founder of the alltolove.com blog and the author of The Fearless Life Guide (see the link on the shopping page)

Molly had invited me to take part in a 30-day challenge, the object of which was to record a video each day over 30 days and then post it onto Facebook.  

Monday, 25 September 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 24th September)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 27th September – Create A Better You…. 38
Wednesday 4th October – Discover The Best Version of You 39
Wednesday 11th October – Living In The 21st Century 40
Wednesday 18th October - It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!

Wednesday 25th October – 25 Things You Can Do To Make A Big Impact In Your Life 42

Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

Once you join the group if you send me your email address I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017”.  This short book has been compiled especially for our members

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

DAve x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Vlogging From Devon 11

A Day In The Life of DAve 11



Filmed over Saturday, Sunday and Monday and maybe a little of Tuesday in Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and That London.  NB The sound quality towards the end is a little ropey.  Apologies for that!

A Lesson Learned

Today I have learned a valuable lesson and I want to pass it on to you.  That lesson is - your skin is not going to shrivel and die if someone throws a bit of criticism in your direction.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 17th September)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 20th September – A Lesson Learned 37
Wednesday 27th September – Create A Better You…. 38
Wednesday 4th October – Discover The Best Version of You 39
Wednesday 11th October – Living In The 21st Century 40
Wednesday 18th October - It’s Never Going To Work If You Don’t Plug It In!

Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

Once you join the group if you send me your email address I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017”.  This short book has been compiled especially for our members

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And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!


DAve x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Donkey And The Well Adapted by Dave Baxter 10th August 2017

This little story was sent to me a few weeks ago and I thought that it would be useful to include it in the blog. 


There is a moral to the story and a lot of people would benefit if they thought like the donkey.   So if you are all sitting comfortably,  I will begin…..

The Donkey And The Well

One day, a donkey fell into a well.

The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what do do.

Finally he reached a decision.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 10th September)


I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 13th September – The Donkey And The Well 36
Wednesday 20th September – A Lesson Learned 37
Wednesday 27th September – Create A Better You…. 38
Wednesday 4th October – Discover The Best Version of You 39
Wednesday 11th October – Living In The 21st Century 40
Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

Once you join the group if you send me your email address I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017”.  This short book has been compiled especially for our members

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!


DAve x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Are You Being Attacked By Memes?


Let me begin this post by asking a question – how many of you have said something like “I can’t lose weight because I’m big boned!”

If you hold your hand up and say “I have” then the chances are you have been attacked by memes.



A meme is something that Richard Brodie describes as

“a thought, belief or attitude in your mind that can spread to and from other people’s minds”  

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 3rd September)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 6th September – Are You Being Attacked By Memes? 35
Wednesday 13th September – The Donkey And The Well 36
Wednesday 20th September – A Lesson Learned 37
Wednesday 27th September – Create A Better You…. 38
Wednesday 4th October – Discover The Best Version of You 39
Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

Once you join the group if you send me your email address I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017”.  This short book has been compiled especially for our members

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

DAve x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Shared post

Hi good morning and welcome to the Under Blue Skies blog.  Today I felt that I just needed to share a post from a blog that I follow.  This blog is written by a friend of mine and it is called Zigzagging Toward Zen by Frances Sullivan.

Being happy despite…

DorianGrayHey one and all, what’s new and exciting?
I’m in a bit of good mood today and anxious to tell y’all about it. Because you’ve supported me with kind words over these last many months when I blathered on to you almost daily about my struggles, it makes sense that I’d want to tell you some good stuff. And you’re likely relieved, too. I know I am.
So some of this mood was inspired by a Facebook post I happened upon reflecting on how challenging life is and that each day is one fraught with just too much sorrow to be anything but ‘just another day’. My heart went out to the author who I first wanted to hug, and lastly wanted to encourage to seek another thought-path. I couldn’t find the words, though. (I know, not something a writer should admit.) Still, I kept wrestling with it. Until this morning.
Sitting at my spot on the couch, editing away while listening to Gandalf the White’s wise instructions to Aragon (I am SO in love with Viggo Mortensen) in the background, a feeling of profound peace enveloped me. Of course, I welcomed it because I was once more reminded how much I love writing. It is my Zen, no zigzagging involved at all. Also, I am happy for every fragment of my current circumstance. Yes, I’m envisioning, even demanding change, but at the same time I realize the choices I’ve made that brought me here were the best I could make at the time. Also affirmed within the feeling was that my decision to feel good, be grateful about my life no matter what, is working. In fact, the transformation is remarkable, but only I can testify to it. You would not likely notice it. Think of it like “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde in reverse. You might not ever see a change, but I sure as shit do! And it’s glorious.
So, what has any of that to do with the doldrums experienced by the Facebooker? Well, this is what. We do have choices, but, we can only feel what we can feel. Our energy allows us to move into emotions that elevate or lower, but must work in collaboration. If we are not capable, we are not in that moment able to even believe in the possibility of something better, and so will stay wherever we are until we break through and vibrate differently. Make sense?
Because I intend to feel blessed and prosperous when I’ve not even money for groceries means I open a gateway, a portal as it were, to potential. I suppose it hearkens back to the blog about pretending or acting. My feelings are the realization of its successful application. Despite my “issues” I am happy and in this moment, at ease with my situation, fully assured all will be well. How? I haven’t a clue, but I believe it.
Lastly, it takes time to move. I’ve been doing this work wholeheartedly for over two years now, focussed on it every single day, attempting to hear differently, change a long developed inner dialogue, and confront every shadow with forgiveness. Every day I chase love. And, guess what, I’m seeing more and more of it every moment.
My wish today is for a fragment of light to illuminate whatever darkness you face, if only to give you a scintilla of hope. Hold on to that piece of light no matter what else happens around you. Imagine it in your sleeping state and when awake. See it through your tears. It is there and it will not fail you. Believe.
Until tomorrow…
I sincerely hope that you enjoyed reading Frances's post and hope that if you did you will follow her blog as well.
Best wishes
DAve xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Negative Habits To Stop




It is a fact that everything we do that we do not consciously think about is a habit and this refers to not only the good things but also the bad. 

I believe that it is important to stop and think about the habits we have and whether they are being helpful or not. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Forthcoming Posts (Updated 27th August)

I hope these posts are proving interesting and helpful as you travel along this road called “life.” 

So here is the latest list of topics to be covered during the next few weeks, together with the posting dates for each one.

Wednesday 30th August – A Collection of Negative Habits to Stop 34
Wednesday 6th September – Are You Being Attacked By Memes? 35
Wednesday 13th September – The Donkey And The Well 36
Wednesday 20th September – A Lesson Learned 37
Wednesday 27th September – Create A Better You…. 38
Each post contains simple steps that anyone can follow.  Steps that, If used correctly, can help readers to make significant changes and ultimately see marked improvements in their lives.

To get early information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers together with opportunities to get some exclusive items it would be fantastic to have you join our group of like minded people (the tribe).

To join please visit our Facebook page Under Blue Skies - it will be great to see your name on there.

Once you join the group if you send me your email address I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017”.  This short book has been compiled especially for our members

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Have a fantastic day and live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

DAve x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

50 Things That Everyone Should Do Before They Turn 50

The Top 50 Things That Everyone Should Do Before They Turn 50

COLLATED BY DAVE BAXTER 16th AUGUST 2017



If you are anything like me you have probably got a “bucket list” which is a list of things you want to do before you become too old or too infirm. 

I had thought that my list was pretty comprehensive until I read a recent article on Pinterest that opened my eyes to a few more possibilities of things I could add to my list.

That list was made up of 50 top things that everyone should do before turning 50.

1 Buy a house
2 Have children
3 Get Married
4 Fall in Love
5 Eat Fish and Chips on a pier
6 Donate Blood
7 Read 100 books
8 See your favourite musician or band perform
9 Learn a language

10 Go to a music festival
11 Own a dog
12 Learn to say “no” to your mother
13 Stay out partying all night
14 See the Northern Lights
15 Visit Stonehenge
16 Be able to remember which side the fuel cap is on your car
17 Travel somewhere alone
18 Sleep under the stars
19 Watch a meteor shower

20 Dance in the rain
21 Become an expert at something
22 Leave a job
23 See a volcano
24 Visit all the 7 continents
25 Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain
26 Ride in a helicopter
27 Have sex on a beach
28 Swim with dolphins
29 Go skinny dipping

30 Ride in a gondola in Venice
31 Make a snow angel
32 Take part in a protest / demonstration
33 Own your own business
34 Ride in a hot air balloon
35 Ride on an elephant
36 Climb Mt Snowdon
37 Jump into a swimming pool fully dressed
38 Backpack across Europe
39 Create and perfect a signature dish

40 Drink beer at Oktoberfest
41 Take part in a marathon
42 Have a tattoo
43 Ride a Vespa motor scooter
44 Watch a comedy performance at the Edinburgh Fringe
45 Write a novel
46 Keep a journal
47 Switch technology off for a month
48 Try drugs
49 Have a threesome
50 Go to an airport and get onto a random flight to somewhere

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About Dave I am a coach; speaker; radio presenter and founder of The Blue Sky Company.  I am also a therapist and co-own a virtual light centre called The Crystal Spring.  My therapy work includes music therapy; crystal therapy and I am currently studying a course on Colour Therapy.

If you would like to ask any questions about the blog, my therapy work etc, then please email underblueskies@europe.com

To get advance information about what we are doing and to take advantage of pre- release offers along with opportunities to get some exclusive items.  Please sign up to our Facebook page Under Blue Skies and join this group of like - minded people (the tribe).

When you have joined the group, please send a valid email address and in return I will send you a complimentary pdf file entitled “Inspired Thoughts 2017” that has been compiled especially for our members

It would also be fantastic if you would share the information about the tribe etc. with your friends and family.

LINKS

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Wytchwynd Photography

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It would also be great if you would spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

DAve x