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Time to take charge………….

I choose to be happy every single day!

I choose to be happy every single day!

Well where have the past 6 months gone? I have no idea…..but I am back……….

Isn’t the remote control an amazing invention?? There is nothing better than switching channels when shows are boring or changing from a drama to a comedy when you need a lift. We can even rewind or fast forward a movie……..this got me to thinking how great it would be to have a “life” remote control. When life is getting tough we could switch to happier times or when we muck up we could rewind to fix our faux pas………..Well guess what in a way we can! Continue reading

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Christmas random acts of kindness

Helping elephant

You can always be kind!

Every now and then there is a feel good news story that makes you want to be a better person, and a recent random act of kindness story did just that for me. Continue reading

How happy are you?

I am a happy little pig!

I am a happy little pig!

Where do you sit on the happiness scale…..if totally miserable is 1 and deliriously happy is 10…where do you fit in? Do you say that you wish you were happier but do little to improve your situation? Do you make up excuses for your lack of happiness? Do any of these statements come out of your mouth form time to time? “I’ll be happier when: I get a different job, when I have more money, when I meet that someone special, when I get a new car, when I have more time, when I lose weight etc. etc.” Do you want to know a secret? Continue reading

Are you living your life to the fullest?

I am grateful for every moment with my family!

I am grateful for every moment with my family!

How often are we told how important it is to be grateful, to be happy and to live like there is no tomorrow? How often do we really listen to this sage advice and do we truly live by it? All too often we get sucked up by life, work, chores and the like when really we need to slap ourselves across the face and remember that life can be short. Continue reading

How you see yourself versus how others see you????????

I see myself as a duck but my friends say that I act like a goose

I see myself as a duck but my friends say that I act like a goose

How do you see yourself?  Have you ever met someone who can be rude, arrogant and just not that nice and wondered what they think of themselves?  We have all come across those people that just aren’t very approachable and I often wonder how they perceive themselves.  Surely they don’t wake up thinking how can I offend or be unhelpful today? Continue reading

Gratitude…………….. one site fits all!

I am grateful to be alive!

I am grateful to be alive!

Well it has been forever since my last post. Life has been a little busy lately.
Over the years I have come to learn that when life gets hectic that it is really important to have a few key coping mechanisms to help get you through. As we age, most of us get more resilient, we learn better ways to cope, we have learnt what works best for us and more importantly, what to steer clear of. I know for myself I have a couple of key coping mechanisms that always help. One is to talk; sharing the load to a trusted friend, partner or family member always helps. Another is to be grateful. Studies have shown that those people in this crazy world who are the happiest are those who are the most grateful. Why is this so?

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Latest book due out…….

How dare you say that I am angry!

How dare you say that I am angry!


Have you heard about the latest sensational book due to come out next year???? Continue reading

How grateful are you?

I am grateful for my mummy, gum leaves and tall trees that keep me safe.

I am grateful for my mummy, gum leaves and tall trees that keep me safe.


Did you know that studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between your happiness and how grateful you are? Here is a thought for you to ponder …….What if you woke up today with only the things that you were actually grateful for yesterday?………. Continue reading

Stress and over thinking…..are you a worrier?

Please help me to stop worrying...I am so stressed out!

Please help me to stop worrying…I am so stressed out!

Are you a worrier? When you are concerned or troubled about something, when you can’t get it off your mind, what do you do that helps you move on, clear your head and get back on track? Continue reading

Life lessons……..where do you learn?

Hold on son.....I'll teach you how to swim.

Hold on son…..I’ll teach you how to swim.


When you are in need of guidance, support or just a friendly, non-judgmental ear where do you go? Who are your mentors and teachers? Who do you look up to and what have you found helpful as you travel through this maze called life? Continue reading