So many people set off in search for answers in their life. Some will consult ‘experts’, some will seek advice from friends, and many will travel far and wide to ‘find themselves’. And there are others who do something a little different.
As many of you know, I have just returned from a two week sojourn in Cambodia. I celebrated a milestone birthday in April and decided it would be a good idea to explore a destination from my bucket list.
My experience of the past two months leads me to write about a tough subject we’d rather avoid. Trauma such as the loss of a loved one or the diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits – trust me, I know this first hand as I’m certain many of you do too. While it can shatter life as we know it, it may be comforting to know that something more positive may also be happening.
Just in this past two weeks I have known tragedy and loss, fraud and disappointment, shame and isolation, depression and despair, aloneness and regret, pain and defeat, sadness and grief. In spite of and despite all this, I have also known kindness and generosity of spirit, compassion and humility, love and care, encouragement and hope.
Life is a rich and complex tapestry of experiences. It’s not about how hard or how many times we fall, it’s about how we rise and
Some of our biggest problems often only exist in our head.
The primary cause of our unhappiness and sense of ‘defeat’ is never the current situation but our thoughts about it.
Happiness and success really comes down to two elements: the way we think and the way we act based upon our thoughts.
We become really quite remarkable when we start thinking that we can do great things, right now, without the need for anything more.
When we believe in ourselves, we embrace the
If we want to thrive in life, we need to take a good hard look in the mirror and then take small, consistent steps to self-correct if necessary.
One trap I often see in my work is believing and insisting that life is simply too hard and too unfair. The truth is, it’s as easy to create positive habits as it is to create negative ones. It’s just a matter of how you spend your time.
You can spend your time doing
One of the most rewarding and important moments in life is the moment you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
When we let go of how life ‘should’ be, we ignite the full potential of how life CAN be from this moment forward.
Happiness is ultimately about letting go of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best
There seems to be one speed with which the world is operating: RUSH. “Rush hour’ has become our way of life. We rush our food. We rush our conversations. We rush our leisure. We rush our intimacy. We rush our fitness. We rush our driving. We rush our work. We rush our time out. We even rush our rest. WTF?!
What effect is Rushing having on you?
I’m am especially reminded of this as deadlines approach like holiday time or the end
Over the weekend a friend sent me a link to Delta Goodrem’s new song ‘Dear Life’ – if you haven’t listened to you it, I recommend it to you. She said it reminded her of me. To me it’s like an open letter to life, reflecting on the path and reminding us that there are deeper truths and lessons to our experiences.
Recovering from cranial surgery.
It opens with ‘life will change you….to find what’s real.’ Isn’t that what
Written by admin on April 2, 2016
I’ve often wondered what the distinction between happiness and success really is. I recall a few years back I was interviewed for Cosmo magazine on this very topic. The insight for me, and what I’ve grown to appreciate is that happiness is an INside job – success is what we do in our ‘outer’ world.
Over the years, my own quest for happiness and fulfilment lead me to where I am today – living a joy-filled life where I get to
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How much stress are you carrying around right now?
Do you feel burdened by life’s unpredictable circumstances or your own emotional concerns?
Where’s your mojo and zest for life?
Regaining your mojo and becoming happier starts with letting go of worry and stress. I learned this the hard way in my own journey through facing life-threatening cancer (twice), overcoming the loss of loved ones, and walking away from a career in corporate Australia to follow my heart to be