HELENA SMRCEK

Stories with a Soul 

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Recent Posts

March 26, 2020

Selfcare is not indulgent or selfish, especially during this extraordinary time. As we face new unknowns daily, overwhelming statistics and an uncertain future, it is easy to slip into depression. We need to monitor ourselves and take preventive measures to avoid, or a...

February 13, 2020

Not sure if you are a bucket-list or a life-goal-kind-of-a-person, but I believe it is essential to have dreams, in order to live a fulfilled live. This past December, the former wide-eyed-five-grader, who realized during her history class that Egypt was real, and the...

January 17, 2020

Here is a link to a free download of

Pitchforks and Pedicures.

The reviews are starting to come in! Enjoy the reading. It will surely brighten your day.

January 16, 2020

This is a ask for help.

Good morning, and thank you for reading my blog. This is an ask for help, as the support of my readers is absolutely crucial to the success of this book.

Pitchfork and Pedicures

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January 13, 2020

The sparkle of Christmas tucked away; it is time to take stock of life. This may sound a little profound, but isn’t that what every New Year’s resolution is about? We look at our current situation and decide something has got to give.

The only problem I experience on...

January 5, 2020

In this world of changing pronouns, anticipated environmental crisis and feared unsustainability, there is still something to be said about traditions. Call me old-fashioned, but I clearly see the reasons for that. For we, the people of Eastern Europe, have been to the...

October 23, 2019

Okay, they are not real dragons, but one look at my flowerbeds, and anyone would understand why I would call them so. This all began with me telling my husband, some four years ago, that we needed a farm dog. The kind that lives in a doghouse, keeps watch over the chic...

June 25, 2019

A book idea has been brewing in my mind for several years. This spring I finally decided to visit Berlin, the place where the story begins, decades in the past. 



Somewhat knowledgeable in European history, I arrived with the basic understanding of WWII, and deep rever...

May 30, 2019

Daisy came to live with us some thirteen years ago. As white hair appeared on her face, I wondered if it may be a good time to start looking for another puppy, so her eventual departure wouldn’t be too devastating to our family. 

Most of our farm neighbours had dogs,...