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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. […]

Are you safe to be honest with?

Are you safe to be honest with? This is a saying that has stuck in my head for many years. I heard it from an amazing professional speaker called Bruce Sullivan and it is something I try to put into practice as much as I can. Being safe to be honest with is all about […]

Have you ever been wired but tired?

Have you ever been wired but tired? I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I am so wired but tired and it is driving me crazy. All I want to do is sleep but I can’t seem to shut down my brain. My doctor suggested taking the sleeping tablet Stilnox for seven days to try […]

Why you should revisit your childhood

Have you ever taken a moment to watch children in a playground? They run around with sheer delight, curiously exploring their environment. They hang from bars, climb on things, crawl through tunnels, swing through the air, slide, tumble, fall, balance and never stop to question if their bodies can do it. Sometimes it creates a […]

A painful reminder on gratitude

Sometimes it takes a painful reminder to stop you in your tracks. To make you realise how lucky you are and how grateful you need to be for the simple things in life we often take for granted. I had one of those reminders last week! Transcript – A painful reminder on gratitude Hi everyone, Claire here […]

For more happiness be hopeful

Have you ever wanted to feel hopeful but were too scared to incase you were let down. I used to think like that, until one day a girlfriend at work put a whole new spin on being hopeful. Nic had been for a job interview and was waiting patiently for the outcome. One week later […]

Positive feelings – the language of your soul

It was my usual Saturday morning walk, meandering by the Brisbane river, winding my way through the New Farm markets and delighting in the happy hum of people enjoying being out doors. Positive feelings were flowing through my body but I was really aware of them, I was too busy planning for the day ahead. […]

Stand up and honour who you are

I went to see Matilda the Musical in Sydney on Boxing Day and I was so disappointed. Not with the musical itself; it was the most brilliant, entertaining, engaging and creative musical I have ever seen (you must see it, if you ever get the chance). The disappointment lied squarely with me. Why? Because I […]

Invest in your happiness

Last weekend I presented a happiness talk called ‘Building your happiness bank’ to 160 people at a one-day conference. It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to remind people that happiness is not something they have to chase. It’s already there deep inside them, just waiting to be nurtured. Many people think that they […]

Why do we like complaining?

Why is it that I get great delight in complaining about my work? Whenever someone asks me how my job is going, these are the words that come tumbling out of my mouth before I am even aware of what I am saying: “Work’s pretty crappy, it’s the same old same old everyday with nothing […]