Notice the Good & Practice Gratitude


You can complain that roses have thorns or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.

The choice is yours!


Did You Know – You are responsible for the energy you ‘bring to life’ and the attitude/energy you bring to any situation in Life.


If your attitude is Loving and Grateful you see the world as being full of wonder, delight, magic and mystery.

Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it!

Fear, judgments, and anger collapse this attitude, and often sneaks up on you quickly, unnoticed, just because it is so normal.

It seems easier to feel fear and lack rather than contented abundance. Fear and judgments can lead you to imagine the worst possible outcomes with frightening images and stories in your head often go round and round, building in intensity.

Your feelings/emotions tell you very quickly what you’re thinking. It is impossible to feel bad and at the same time be having good, loving thoughts, and visa versa.

Did You Know – An antidote to fear/anxiety is to breathe deeply, breath slowly, soften your body, relax and stick to the facts as they are right Now. Anxiety is usually about the future; an imagined, outcome that may never happen.

Each thought you have is a tiny impulse of energy that goes out from you and into the Universe. Your thoughts are a major source of power and energy, either to your advantage or your detriment. Your Life is an expression of your dominant thoughts; each thought you think is planting a seed for future experiences.

When you remember to acknowledge gratitude for all you have and are, you will start to feel nourished by all that you have and are.

But if life becomes an “I ought to be, do, have . . .” affair, you continually feel inadequate and unfulfilled.

Focus on who you naturally are rather than trying to make yourself fit some other mold.

You make the best you there can be, so Keep dancing with your Unique Self!
See the Good in yourself, your life and your world and be Grateful for all that you are and have!

Where is your focus and attention right now? And where does it go when you aren’t watching?


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The Power of Your Breath

The-Power-of-the-BreathYour life is defined by your breath: you take your first breath when you’re born, and your last breath the moment you die.

Did you know breathing deeply into your diaphragm stimulates the lymphatic system to drain toxins and stale energy from your body.

And that Stress and Tension accumulates in your body when you take short, shallow, constricted or irregular breaths. Taking slow, deep, easy, spacious or relaxed breaths can quiet your mind, emotions and body chemistry in minutes.

Try this and experience the difference:

Breathing in to the count of 8 and breathing out to the count of 4 stimulates the Sympathetic Nervous System to rev up alertness & your body.

Breathe in to the count of 4 and breathe out to the count of 8 to trigger the Parasympathetic Nervous System to calmly clear the mind & relax your body.

What did you think, could you feel the difference?

Focus on Your Breath for Calm Clarity

This technique is called Breath Meditation or just simply Watching the Breath. It can be used when you feel overwhelmed by a problem or situation, or when you start to feel stressed. Or just to feel good, calm and rested. Sit or lie down, take a deeper breath in and say the word relax as you slowly exhale. Repeat if necessary, then start to just notice your breath; notice it coming in and notice it going out. You don’t have to change your breath in any way, just let it be, while you notice it coming in and going out. If you need to, you can think the word relax as you exhale for a while, then just sit without doing anything other than breath. Keep this up until you feel calm, quiet and happy just to sit and breathe. In this space your gut feelings and intuition can help guide you. So Just sit, and notice you are breathing a little longer.

Not so hard, is it?

Actually this is something I need to do quite a lot, because I become stressed and overwhelmed much more easily than I would like. It is so easy to just push on and sometimes it is very hard for me to just sit and notice my breath and ‘do’ nothing till the stress and anxiety reduces or leaves.


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7 Amazingly Simple Reminders for Happiness


Artwork by Lillie

I came across these 7 amazingly simple reminders for having a happier day and thought I would share them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

1. Say “No” to negativity. Negative emotions such as anger, frustration, envy, blame and impatience are normal in small doses. You can and will experience these emotions, but give yourself a time limit to stay in them.

2. Laugh out Loud. Open your clown chakra, by taking a deep breath and belly-laughing for two whole minutes straight. Laughter empowers you in hopeless situations, and gives you a sense of control when things around you seem to go crazy. If you can laugh at your situations you can survive them much more easily and comfortable. Don’t take Life or yourself too seriously.

3. Perform Random Acts of Kindness. Sharing abundance and goodwill makes people happy and gives you a warm feeling of satisfaction.

4. Give Your Inner Critic a Tea Break. Accept and give compliments rather than criticism and complaints.

5. Practice Shameless Affirmations. An affirmation is a short statement (present tense) of how you would like to be or how you would like things to be now. Make it a habit to repeat the affirmation quietly to yourself and out loud, as  often as you can remember. When your psyche hears, over and over again, how valuable you are as a person and how good your life is, you will start to believe it.

6. Choose how you respond to people and situations. You can either hide under the rock of denial and lash out and blame others, or you can behave with dignity, courage and humour. Know that you have the power to choose the image of a happy and confident person.

7. Dress for Success. A smile is the first thing someone notices about you. So remember to dress yourself in a smile.


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