A New Journey

I’ve recently stepped on a new path.

I’m not entirely sure where it will lead me, but it feels right. And I’ve found that that’s the most important thing about any path: that it feels right.

The feeling of a particular way not feeling right can be called Resistance. It’s as if there’re many boulders on the path, or that its surface is covered in gloop. Trying to climb over boulders on such a path is often dispiriting and exhausting, and stepping on the gloop all the time tests your patience.

But when a way feels right, there’re still boulders along the way, of course, but now they’re easier to climb over, simply because you want to climb over them. And the gloop is still there, but now you know how to walk around it – or you’ve simply accepted it as part of the path, and you don’t mind because the path feels right.

So what is this new path I’m on?

Narration and voiceover

In retrospect it seems like it should’ve been an obvious step to make, having done videos for my YouTube channel Tales & Meditations, but it was far from obvious to me (as obvious things usually are).

It took a good friend, who’s a full-time narrator and voiceover actress (click here to visit her website), to hear my voice when we were talking on Zoom (we were using audio only because the wifi connection wasn’t good). She said: “Have you ever thought about going into narration and voiceover work?”

My answer, quite simply, was: “No. Not really.”

But I felt that delicious thing called curiosity, and so started to do my research. I took my friend’s advice and joined the amazing community at VO Kickstart, and now I’m pretty much hooked.

My voice has been described as:

  • Gentle
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Down to earth
  • Calm
  • Natural
  • Honest
  • Youthful

I’m keen to do voice-over work for apps, commercials, corporate videos, e-learning, games, short stories, and I’m certain there’re more avenues I’ve missed.

Here’s a sample of a commercial I recorded:

If you think my voice would suit your project, then please get in touch.

Click here to see my Mandy profile.

Until next time – Happy Lunar New Year, and I will speak to you soon.


Fear of Flying? This May Help

My new video on Tales & Meditations is to help those of us who fear flying, or feel anxious when flying, or have white knuckles every time we take off and land.

Hope it helps.

Please consider Liking, Sharing, and Subscribing to the channel.



Affirmations to help with the fear of flying

Two rhyming picture-less picture books

So seen as though I can’t hook a publisher or an agent to publish my two rhyming children’s picture books – at least not yet I haven’t been able to – I decided to narrate them and exhibit them on my YouTube channel, Tales & Meditations.

The two books are The Three-legged Carrot and The Famous Shoe Tree. I thoroughly enjoyed writing them, and would be more than happy to write more. If you know of any agent or publisher (or if you are one) that would be happy to turn these fantastical stories into wonderful picture books, then please get in touch.

And if you don’t know anyone like that, then simply enjoy them, whilst imagining them with amazing artwork.

It would be amazing if you could Like the videos and Share them with anyone you know who might like them also.

The videos are below.

Thanking you.



The Famous Shoe Tree
The Three-legged Carrot

A Shot of Self-Acceptance – Transcript

Here you’ll find the transcript of the new video on Tales & Meditations, called A Shot of Self-Acceptance.

I want you to know how amazing you are.

There are no words to describe how awe-inspiring you are.

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49 Affirmations for the Grieving

Here is the list of affirmations used in the video, Affirmations for the Grieving, on Tales & Meditations.

With thanks to Paul Denniston at Grief Yoga for allowing me to use his affirmations alongside my own.

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New Video: Affirmations for the Grieving

When I first thought about setting up Tales & Meditations, there were two videos I really wanted to do. Affirmations for the Dying, and this one – Affirmations for the Grieving.

I know firsthand how hard it is to lose someone (or a pet). The world can feel like a very lonely place, dark, dreary, unsafe. Grief can trick us into perceiving life as meaningless.  

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New Video: Affirmations for Money and Me

Affirmations for Money and Me is the new video on Tales & Meditations. It contains affirmations to not only help you change your mindset surrounding money and living an abundant life, but also those to help you feel good and grateful about being you.

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