Remember growth start from a tiny seed. Sometimes to get new growth you have to cut a great deal of dead wood away. Sometimes you need to cut right back to the base.

Take my plant, passiflora edulis, I think. A couple of years ago I planted this plant in a semi-shady spot in the garden. It likes a semi-shady spot. It didn’t grow so I moved it to another semi-shady spot. This time it got eaten right back to one leaf. I’ve been gardening for years so I wasn’t too fazed. I waited until the spring and moved it again.

Even though it had been eaten right back from a 3 foot plant to the stem it grew back within two years to a size it has never been. All it needed was the right conditions.

That’s why I know that this moment of loss is only a moment and out of it can come new growth, if we will only do it right this time.When you take the wrong path there are countless opportunities to move in the right direction, all you have to do is start all over again.This is true of relationships and any challenges. Don’t give up.

Don’t give in to despair. Start again. Keep going. Build anew.

Why not start now, with this special offer for my readers, and help me in the process? Start building something.

All my love,


Published by hermionelaake contributing editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.


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