Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Be grateful in April

Tomorrow is the First of April. This marks the start of Grateful in April, a month-long campaign which encourages people to actively seek out the good in their lives. Research (University of California) has found that counting your blessings is an integral part of health, happiness and well-being. Experiments have shown that those who kept […]

Up Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon

Balloon adventure 2

Tuesday this week, my honey and I took a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne. This is something I’ve wanted to do for the past 20 years or so. We rose before dawn and met the rest of the passengers and crew and were bused out to our launch site.  The launch site is decided […]

Ideas Worth Sharing – The Power of Vulnerability

This is one of the most powerful TED talks video by Brene Brown I’ve seen – so worth the 20 minutes!

What Are You Putting Off?

This short video from the survivor of a plane crash has some great life lessons for all of us.

Ideas Worth Spreading – My Stroke of Insight

  Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Watch this video to discover just how the two hemispheres of our brain function.  It’s fascinating and […]

Weekend Reading: 19 February

Not Supermum has had a lovely blog makeover, she’s also written and interesting post on the differences between bloggers and writers. Tips on how to praise to achieve results from Michelle, an opinionated woman. Teer Wayde or Curves to Kill has a fantastic list of places to shop for plus size fashion that are fashionable […]

Relaxing with a Magazine

Women’s Weekly Magazine I’ve always loved magazines. I love the glossy paper, the beautiful coloured photos, the headlines that promise some of life’s little mysteries will be revealed to me. Ever since I was a teenager and I started buying Dolly magazine I’ve been a magazine fan. As I moved into my late teens and […]

Weekend Reading – Happy it’s the Weekend!

Rings by Inspired Wish Do you wear your workout clothes or ‘house clothes’ all day because you don’t want to get your good clothes dirty?  Jesslyn from Image Interpreters has an answer. End fat talk – end it now – Duchesse from Passage des Perles is leading the way. I often hear that it’s hard […]

Weekend Reading: Never Short on Style

What made me happy this week?  Well I’m thrilled to say that I’ve FINALLY finished writing and editing my new ebook for Petite women called Never Short on Style:  Dressing and Finessing the Petite Frame. I’d like to say thanks to all of you who came up with potential titles, to Susan (contact me for your […]

Happiness Project Update

I apologise that I’ve not written much this week.  I’ve been a bit less focussed on blogging as my son has (for the past couple of months) been going through series of medical tests, and he’s scheduled to have an operation this coming week to have a small tumor removed.  All these weeks of testing, […]