The Ten Commandments of Happiness

December 27, 2017

Lets face it, we all want to be happy. The sad thing is though, many of us don’t know exactly what it takes to be happy. I was this person. I thought that I was happy, and I thought I was doing what it takes to be happy. I thought that working my way up the corporate ladder, taking yearly holidays, having lots of “fun” , and shopping heaps, was all part of what I needed to be doing to…

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10 simple ways to live life to its fullest

September 10, 2017

I came home to my husband the other day and told him that I wanted to do something that will help make a change in the world, that I wanted to live life and not let life live me. He looked perplexed, so I gave him some examples… I thought about moving to Africa and working with starving children, or even working with animals to help fight extinction. He looked even more perplexed, and said no. He told me that…

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Leave a little Sparkle wherever you go

August 27, 2017

Sparkle | to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious. Are you waiting for someone else to spark the sparkle before you do the same? These days we are more followers then leaders and only sparkle when someone else does.  How about you start the sparkle and start a trend. Leave a little sparkle wherever you go! Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle in their lives? And…

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Life After Depression

May 9, 2017

Life after depression is basically life with depression. It never really goes away. I have suffered many times in the past from depression. The very first time I got to the point where I was literally bashing myself on my head with a hairdryer. I wanted to distract myself from the pain that I felt inside. It was overwhelming. It took me months, a whole heap of prescription medication, and weekly visits to my counsellor to get through that time….

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30 things to do when you feel sad

April 19, 2017

We all get sad sometimes. Its part of life, sadness. Without sadness we would never understand happiness, so we gotta go through the sad times in order to experience the happy times. Sounds fair enough, but what do we do when the sadness is strong? When the sadness feels like its taking over. We make changes. What changes I hear you ask? Well I have 30 of them listed below. Below are 30 things to do when you feel sad….

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10 mantras that will help you find calm in this crazy ass world

March 28, 2017

A mantra is a phrase that you repeat to yourself to help control rage. Oh yeah, rage is a thing these days. While I may not consider myself as a person filled with rage, I do get wound up to f**k at times. Having a trusty mantra to calm me down is a life saver. Heck now why do you think all those “keep calm” posters are killing it? Because we need them! A good old mantra will invite the…

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Depression Warning Signs

February 26, 2017

We all get a bit sad sometimes, that is completely normal, what we do need to know is the difference between sadness and depression. Or stress and depression. Its important to be able to notice depression warning signs, not only for yourself but also for your friends and family around you. Spotting these signs early on and getting help sooner rather than later, can play a huge factor in the recovery process. What we must remember is that depression is…

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20 inspirational quotes to inspire the heck out of you

January 24, 2017

We can all do with some positive motivation now and then. Luckily there are so many wonderful quotes, from so many fabulous people to give us just that. Inspiration! So why do we all love inspiration so much? Well for one, it inspires us. A few words on a screen or blackboard can literally make our day. We need them, these inspirational quotes. We are all surrounded by such negativity all day every day that a positive quote can literally…

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Essential tips to overcome your insecurity in social contacts

November 15, 2016

People are hardwired to worry about their reputation which is the main reason for social anxiety. Everyday social situations become a nightmare for those that are extremely self-conscious and paranoid about being judged or secretly mocked by others, especially by strangers. Many choose to avoid social situations or cancel their plans in the last minute because they feel excessive nervousness just by thinking about engaging in a conversation with someone or meeting new people. All of this is closely related…

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What to do when the pressure is mounting

October 31, 2016

You can feel it, when the pressure is mounting. Its building up in your head, your heart and your mind. It’s a heavy feeling, it can take over your whole body. I have been there; I was there just recently. Its when you have a million things on your mind, a million things to worry about, and a million things weighing heavily on your shoulders. The thing is though, its not physical, the pressure. Pressure – continuous physical force exerted…

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15 ways to have good manners that people will notice

October 17, 2016

These days we focus lots on teaching our young children good manners, but what about the grown ups? Good manners seem to be reserved for when we are around the elderly, or our CEO. (sad face) It’s a rare occasion that even our boss is lucky enough to experience us at our best, i.e. polite!! We take things for granted these days like never before. Workplaces especially seem take the brunt of the bad manners with so many of us…

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How to set a positive, kick ass affirmation

September 24, 2016

Well hello there beautiful! Welcome to my blog on how to set a positive, kick ass affirmation. Which by the way can change your life for the better. I 110% believe in affirmations and I teach to all my students that by setting a positive, kick ass affirmation for each day, you are setting each day up for success! Just after my suicide attempt I was introduced to affirmations. Affirmations are the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment, and take the…

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How Depression kicked my butt

September 8, 2016

I have suffered with depression and anxiety many times before. I thought that so many times I had beaten it, the black dog, I thought I knew how to get rid of it. I started a business to help people feel happier, to help people to free their black dog. I was convinced I knew how to tame the black dog, and how to let happiness reign. I preach that positive thinking can overcome the negative, and that when you…

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10 Things to let go of to be happy

August 18, 2016

We all want happiness. We all wake up every day and want to have a good day. No one ever wakes up and thinks how can I make this day shit! But sometimes it happens, shit happens, and it is how we deal with the shit that can make us happy, or make us miserable. So how can we make sure that we are doing what we need to do in order to stay happy? Well there are a number…

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Why you should quit saying I’ll Be Happy When…

July 29, 2016

Happy. What a hell of a word. I mean what does it really mean? We all think we are striving for it, but very little of us have it. Having come from a place where I was forever saying “I’ll be happy when”, but these days spending much more time in the “I’m happy now” place, I have something to say about that famous phrase “I’ll be happy when”. I hear it all the time “I’ll be happy when”… I…

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