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…

time out

Taking time out!

Everyone needs a little time out! Some people need it daily, some weekly, and some people manage to function most of the year just on the time out from one holiday, living the rest of their lives at a frantic pace! Personally, I need a little time out each day. I start the day with…

Child brides

A matter of perspective

Each month I recieve the National Geographic magazine, and each month I’m humbled by how little I really know about the world around us. I’ve just finished an article on child brides that stated that every year 10 – 12 million girls were married before they reached 18 years old. Many of these are 10 –…