Move in the direction of your dreams

It is easy to do the expected thing, the usual thing, the normal thing. We are often encouraged not to dream, not to dare, and not to move in the direction of our dreams. Dreamers are thought to be time wasters, lazy, or having their head in the clouds. This is as far from theContinue reading “Move in the direction of your dreams”

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments ofContinue reading “Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances”

An introduction to living on purpose

Living life on purpose is about choosing to live life according to what makes you feel most fulfilled. Many of us just go through life being knocked here and there in life, career and interests, without thinking about what we really want. Purpose is such an abstract concept: it is hard to pin down, whichContinue reading “An introduction to living on purpose”

Stillness is the key

I’ve recently been taking time to just “be still”. Our world has become a noisy, chaotic place where it can be difficult to find peace and quiet. Stillness refocuses our attention and our hearts towards what really matters to us. When we take time to be still our minds wander into the thoughts we needContinue reading “Stillness is the key”

Choosing to live life to the full

Live life to the full. I love this phrase – it is jam-packed full of wisdom and joy and possibilities. Life is meant to be lived, not loathed. The choices we make everyday determine whether we will enjoy life, or endure it. How are you choosing to live your life today? There are so manyContinue reading “Choosing to live life to the full”

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational – the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else – there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkestContinue reading “There’s beauty in the breakdown”

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell – along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THEContinue reading “Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…”

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) – but kindness is NOT weakness – it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strengthContinue reading “Kindness is giving your strength away”

Have faith in yourself and others

Fear cripples our ability to move forward. It amplifies thoughts of doubt and worry, which in turn increases the stress we feel. To remedy fear there is the medicine of faith: Have faith in yourself: you are more capable thank you have ever imagined. Believe that you can work hard, endure, keep on keeping on,Continue reading “Have faith in yourself and others”