Emotional wellbeing

The year that was

The new year has already arrived in Oz, while here in Boston we're just a few hours away from our own celebrations. And as we see out 2014, like many people I've been reflecting on the year that was. A pretty wild and wonderful one! Lots of big changes, challenges and...

Gratitude Life Classes

Being grateful for the blessings we receive - both small and large - is an excellent practice to cultivate. It's something I have benefited from greatly... even though, to be honest, grace and gratitude don't always come easily to me. In fact, left to my own devices,...

A Master was once a Disaster

For the final post in our change-themed blog hop, Sandra has shared a wonderful piece on how to take those first steps towards change AND keep yourself on track. ...each step forward in the direction of your ultimate goal is a learning step, whether you are taking a...

Love!

Happy Valentine's Day you mob! Whether you go crazy for heart-shaped-anything or refuse to engage with the whole Valentine's shebang, I'm still sending you love. For me, that's what this is about. Love! Chocolates, flowers, gifts and adornments are pleasant...

Supermoon + Year of the Horse

What a week! What a Friday! Last night was a supermoon (when the moon orbits closest to the earth, in direct line with the sun and earth) AND it was the second new moon for the month of Jan. That's pretty auspicious. Harbinger of change, in fact... and also big...

Choose happiness

I'm a big fan of Dr Timothy Sharp, also known as Dr Happy, a leader in the field of positive psychology and founder of The Happiness Institute. I recently discovered that we've also run concurrent sessions at the Woodford Folk Festival over the past few years, but...

Grateful

Do you practice gratitude? I do. I'm a big advocate for being thankful. To be honest, however, I don't always find giving thanks comes easy... and I often find cultivating an 'attitude of gratitude' most challenging at times when it will be of greatest benefit. Oh,...

Summer. Body. Whatever.

Sorry for the language below... BUT I really like this message. I'm seeing so many articles / blogs / images / 'inspo' at the moment about the urgent importance of changing your physical self to match the warmer weather. Seriously. It puts so much pressure on people -...