Life Planning · Lifestyle

Manifesting dreams and desires

I have had many items appearing in my Facebook feed saying things like ‘Share this post and your dreams will come true’, ‘State your intention aloud three times and your wish will come true’. There are many posts about manifestation. About the universe giving and us receiving. I do believe that the universe works in… Continue reading Manifesting dreams and desires

Home Life · Lifestyle

Living a minimalist lifestyle

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know how my messy home environment was turned round by reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. Following the rule of only keeping what brought me joy has made it so easy to keep the house clean and tidy. However, I… Continue reading Living a minimalist lifestyle

Happiness · Lifestyle

My Internal Journey to the Galapagos

Today I have finished my holiday to the wonderful Galapagos Islands. Sitting just off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are known for their extraordinary wildlife and microclimates. They were made famous by the great naturalist and explorer, Charles Darwin, who spent a total of only eleven days on the islands before writing his… Continue reading My Internal Journey to the Galapagos

Happiness · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

Today I’m writing from Ecuador. I have completed the middle leg of a ten day trip, exploring the wonderful nature that Ecuador has to offer. An amazing part of the trip has involved staying at a lovely ecolodge, El Monte, in the Mindo cloud forest region. Entering the lodge was already a lovely adventure, via… Continue reading Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

Happiness · Lifestyle

What makes a lasting friendship?

For an entire year of blogging about happiness last year, not once did I mention something incredibly important – friendship! Perhaps it’s this year’s wisdom focus that has spurred me on to blog about one of the most important subjects to our wellbeing – having good friends. I have been thinking about friendships a fair… Continue reading What makes a lasting friendship?

Life Planning · Lifestyle · Meditation · Mindfulness

Nurturing Your Inner Wisdom

Last year, my goal was all about doing things that cultivated my happiness. Whilst writing my plan for 2018, which is all about wisdom, I found that my list of goals were entirely different. Instead of lots of tasks relating to going places and exploring new things, my objectives for nurturing wisdom are more low… Continue reading Nurturing Your Inner Wisdom

Happiness · Life Planning · Lifestyle

Lessons of Happiness from 2017

2017 comes to a close and what a year it’s been! At the start of the year, this blog didn’t even exist and I embarked on a journey of attempting to complete a hundred things that would contribute towards my goal and word of the year: Happiness. So how did I fare? I am happy… Continue reading Lessons of Happiness from 2017

Happiness · Life Planning · Lifestyle

Reaching your goals

I started this blog in as part of my ‘100 things to do in 2017’ challenge. The list I made contained all sorts of life goals – from going to interesting places, spending time with friends, working on personal wellbeing, finances and broadening my horizons in terms of learning. Setting personal goals is a great… Continue reading Reaching your goals

Lifestyle · Mindfulness

An Unexpected Encounter

Yesterday I had an unexpected encounter. Living in a village with the fresh country air and the nearby farmers fields, I usually enjoy my morning walk to the train station. I observe the changes of the season, the morning sky dimming day by day as autumn-winter sets in, and the yellow, red and brown leaves… Continue reading An Unexpected Encounter

Happiness · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Treasure Your Love With Gratitude

Today I am writing about treasuring and valuing the impermanence of all things and people in life. Sometimes we can forget what treasures – whether large or small – we have in life and take things for granted. Worse still, we can spend time wishing that people could be different or that things could be… Continue reading Treasure Your Love With Gratitude