Intention, bravery and your making your choices

This morning I enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on my own in my apartment. It was a rare moment of cosy calmness that just made me smile with joy. Not every moment is like this though. Life is made of a million moments, some of them calm and cosy, while others are crazy and chaotic. IContinue reading “Intention, bravery and your making your choices”

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”

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do we feel the needContinue reading “Your value is in who you are”

Enjoy the little things

One of the things I’ve been doing throughout lockdown is finding joy in the everyday things that are around us. It has been a wonderful practice to develop. Regularly Finding the joy in the little things helps us to develop a mindset of wonder at the beauty around us, as well as pulling our thought-worldContinue reading “Enjoy the little things”

Getting a little disoriented

I recently visited one of the most beautiful little villages in the UK. St Abbs is a tiny Scottish fishing village nestled close to the Scotland-England border and it is simply gorgeous. I was snapping photos left, right and centre (and I guess driving my very patient children a little crazy as the danced onContinue reading “Getting a little disoriented”

How to feel alive

Today I feel very alive. You know… that feeling somewhere between deep contentment and cheesy bliss. I wonder what makes you feel alive. That feeling comes to us all on occasion, and it arrives in a variety of ways. For some, it is found in the embrace of a loved one. For others it isContinue reading “How to feel alive”

Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life

Say YES. Today what will you say YES to? There’s so much going on in life that sometimes we unintentionally say yes to the wrong things. We say yes to the things that hold us back, and the things that keep us bound up in pain, grief, and despair. Say YES to living happy. SayContinue reading “Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life”