Softly Fascinating Stimulation

#35 How photos of nature soothe the mind Just a thought: I have returned to my passion for taking photos recently, and have been loving it! As I share them on social media I have received some comments about the ‘positive vibes’ and the beauty of the droplets and leaves etc. I am not saying this from an…

My Precious

#36 Just a thought: What is the most valuable, precious thing in your life? Take a moment and think about it. My guess is it is not something material. And not a ring – but that line is so very evocative to any Tolkien fans! We lead frantic lives, always doing something, and yet never really feeling on top…

The Pessimist’s Guide to Happiness

#35 “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet The Stoics of ancient Greece believed that our emotions were determined by our judgements. An event, in itself, had no emotional meaning. It is what we make of it that determines how we feel about it. Oliver Burkeman, in his book…

Stress Isn’t The Enemy

#32 Just a thought: if I were to tell you that what you choose to believe about stress could save your life would you believe me? By changing the way you think about stress, you can improve your health and enhance your level of happiness. You will also improve your ability to connect with others, and improve your life expectancy.…

Your Happiness

#47 So here’s a thought: what if we are overcomplicating our lives? We search for purpose, security, meaning, fulfillment, when underlying all of that what we really want is happiness. A sunflower naturally tilts it’s head toward the sun, but for us humans life has become very complicated. Happiness is a choice, but sometimes it seems unattainable.…

Unleash The Extraordinary Power of Your Word

#31 Here’s a thought: what if you could forge positive change in your life through something you use all the time: your words. Positive change in your health, your relationships, your level of happiness. Imagine for a moment not only dramatically transforming your life for the better, but all of those whose lives you touch. Research…

How to break free and be yourself

#20 Here’s a thought for you; what if you could let go of everything you feel you should be, and instead live your life just as YOU. Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were younger? Or perhaps it wasn’t what you wanted to be, but a sense of how you wanted to feel.…