Why staying connected is so vital to happiness

I was listening to ABC radio conversations this week on my way to give a happiness presentation to the staff at Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ). It was so ironic because ABC journalist Sarah Kanowski was chatting to Hugh Mackay a social researcher. The topic of conversation was how the state of the nation begins in […]

Why kindness is key!

I have always believed in kindness no matter what. Kindness to myself, to my family, to my friends, to other human beings and to animals as well. Sometimes I don’t get kindness right but I always strive to be kind and not right. Kindness goes hand in hand with compassion. The definition of compassion is […]

Rewire your brain for a happy 2018

It’s the third week of January and I am only just starting to feel ready for another year.  As I mentioned in my blog before Christmas, just because the date turns over to 1 January it doesn’t mean you wake up, instantly reenergized and ready for the New Year. In fact, I felt no different. […]

Doing the time warp

Last weekend was spent doing the time warp with four incredible women, Shaz, Fran, Ros and Shelley who I had known since I was eight years old. Grade three was when I met them. I was the new Pommy girl who was eager to find some friends. After being teased about my Brownie outfit, my poor […]

Don’t follow your passion!

What the…! Who said you shouldn’t follow your passion, this is insane. Everything I have heard, read or shared about happiness has been along the party line of following your passion. AND now Elizabeth Gilbert author of Big Magic urges her readers to “forget about passion.” This instantly caught my attention because I am the […]

Being imperfect can make you happy

Often we can set ourselves up for a fall, over rate things and have a totally unrealistic outlook on life. We want things to be so perfect that we get disappointed and discouraged if they don’t meet our high expectations. Friendships and marriages are often the ‘perfect’ example of this. If we don’t have a realistic view […]

The real definition of success

Tuesday 16 December is the annual Christmas bake off at my work. We had the inaugural bake off last Christmas and it was such a success that we all decided we should do it again this year. The creations that people came up with were amazing and the bar was set high. So this year I decided […]

Friendship of the 50th Cap

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom – Marcel Proust I turned 50 on Boxing Day last year! Yes the big five ohhh and I was presented with the most valuable gift of all, the gift of friendship. This gift came in the […]

Happiness is…

This week’s offering is a little bit of inspiration from me to you. No intense concentration is needed, no deep thinking, just two minutes out of your day to sit back, listen and enjoy. Just click on the video below to find out what true happiness is. Hopefully it will put a smile on your […]

The 15 Things You Should Give Up to be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves […]