Whats your perfect day?

I often to talk about putting deposits into your happiness account in order to build a sustainable foundation of happiness. Planning and executing your perfect day is one of the best ways to to do this.  When you are doing the things that you love you create positive emotions, which in turn help your brain […]

My ten days of golden silence

“What? Ten days of silence without talking to anyone! You have got to be kidding me. There is no way I could do that!” That was the main response I received from friends and family when I told them I was off to participate in a ten day silence retreat. To me it was a […]

Four simple words to lose weight

Ok I will admit it, I am an overweight middle aged woman and I need to lose weight. Ooh that is a bit painful to read on the screen. Did I really write that! Yes I did and unfortunately the truth really hurts. My waist circumference has gradually been increasing for a number of years […]

Who are you?

Someone once asked me “who are you?” I launched into a familiar response of what I did. I said I worked as the Business Manager for a professional speaker, I was married with two boys and I lived in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. The person quickly stopped me and said no, I don’t want […]

The magical power of Pub Choir

I witnessed joy in action last week. I was amongst a crowd of 800 people all out on a school night with one thing in common; the willingness to open their sound hole (that’s ‘Pub Choir’ speak for mouth) and sing. For two hours straight I laughed so hard and sung so loud that my […]

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 […]

Where the wild things are

The phrase ‘Where the wild things are’ popped into my mind this morning as I walked along a path unknown. I giggled to myself because I am so not wild and I rarely go anywhere adventurous. ‘Where the wild things are’ is a wonderful children’s book that I read to my boys over and over […]

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. […]

Three tips to be happy at work

Are you happy at work or do you turn up every day wishing you could be somewhere else? My bet would be that most people would say “Claire, I wish I could be somewhere else!” It would certainly be my answer, but sometime it’s not possible to be somewhere else. Quit your job and follow […]