Losing weight with your mind

If you’ve been struggling with your weight for some time, then this is the course for you. Statistics suggest that only around 2-4% of diets actually work. Staggering isn’t it! Yet people keep going back and trying new fads, shakes or gadgets to try loose weight. The diet industry is now worth around $100 billion!…

A respectable trade… or not!

I recently read a book titled ‘A respectable trade’ by Phillipa Gregory. When I picked it up I had no idea that the respectable ade they spoke of was the slave trade. The book was set around 1780 and is a story of an educated man trapped into slavery and his journey from Africa to England and…

My self pity

It’s been a challenging three months with Dylan, there’s been lots of screaming and crying and not a hell of a lot of sleeping. It’s easy to get stuck feeling sorry for myself and even easier to feel all alone and like I’m the only one doing it tough. (Which logically I know is stupid!)…

Music and Happiness

All of us at some stage have experienced how music can influence our moods. Travelling through foreign lands we often attach positive emotions to the local music and the places we visit. Think about the songs and sounds that give you that happy feeling and bring them back into your home life. When a favourite…

A bit about Beauty

When I saw this picture on Pinterest it really got me thinking about Beauty, Wisdom and Life. I overhead a conversation the other day about how women reach a certain age they become ‘invisible’. Not practically invisible, but for all intensive purposes, they begin to feel like their presence has diminished with their beauty. When…

Internal dialogue to get results

The results we achieve in our lives are directly related to the quality of questions we ask ourselves internally. What is your internal dialogue like? Internal dialogue is that voice in your own mind that is constantly chattering. Do you ask yourself empowering questions like “how can I make this situation the way I want…

success

What is success really?

Walk along any beautiful beach anywhere in the world and you can find success just by looking around and noticing the magnificent planet we live on. Feel uplifted and inspired by the beauty around you and notice how the happiness within you begins to spread. You don’t need to be on holidays to notice how…

Welcome to the World Dylan

We are very happy to announce that Dylan David Cooper arrived safely into the World on July 13th weighing 3.26kg. He was born at home as planned and the delivery was everything I’d hoped for in a beautiful birthing experience.​

 

learn to let go

Learn to let go

I was recently at the Nan Tien Temple for a simple meditation retreat and at the end of each session they have a discussion about different aspects of personal development. The one I attended was on ‘Letting go’. We did a beautiful walking meditation which is a very slow and deliberate walk with bare feet…