Thursday, 31 December 2015

If you make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldly. You control this moment; rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and the life you want to live, then simply commit to them.
Believe in yourself.
Embrace your beauty. Discover a new passion. And whatever you do, wherever you go, don't be afraid to make a splash.

This is so easy for someone to say, not so easy to do when you are filled with fear and anxiety. You have heard it all before, 'what have you got to lose,' or 'it doesn't matter what other people think.'  While these may work for some of the people some of the time, they most certainly don't work when you are less than sure of yourself. 

That is why I am using this quote for the New Year. LIVE BOLDLY.... you are in control of this moment, of everything you do and say. 
Feel the fear and do it anyway.  Doubt Less... Do More.
Move forward and do all that scares you. You are the only one that can. 

We all know that simply telling someone that they are important, worthwhile and they matter, doesn't build self-worth. It is a process involving love, care, attention and trust. Therefore, if something or someone has caused you to doubt yourself, just remember that it is only an opinion, it is NOT the truth. You only need to remember who you are...

So on this New Year's Eve, if you make resolutions, make one for YOU. 

Starting right now, I will work on loving myself, forgiving myself for anything I feel I need to, accepting my quirks, embracing my beauty, and from this day forward I will live my life fully, allowing my inner light to shine.... I will make a splash!!


Tuesday, 22 December 2015


Merry Christmas!

The festive season is upon us once again. 

I have long pondered the reason why some people enjoy all the season has to offer while others find it so hectic, stressful and depressing. 

Is it unfulfilled expectations? Is that the reason? Or disappointment in love and life? Maybe it's the inability to forgive and forget the past. People are not born to be Scrooges. Has the climb up the corporate ladder made you weary and disenchanted? Are the holidays lost in commercialism? Has the joy hidden itself so completely that you can't locate it, even for a moment?

When and why did Christmas become such a chore? 

One version of the season is a story about a child, the saviour, being born in a manger and saving the world. The other side concerns a jolly, benevolent being that delivers presents to every child in the world, in one night, in a sleigh with flying reindeer. How on earth did these two completely unrelated versions of the season become intermingled into an accepted way to celebrate? Most people took these two versions and concluded that Christmas was all about love and family, and that they would experience more joy by giving than receiving.

Why would anyone allow such a joyous season to create pressure and stress in their lives? Your life is what you make it. Don't waste it by taking the most wonderful time of the year and destroying it with pressure and stress. Make up your mind to enjoy all the excitement and fun of tree decorating, caroling, baking and shopping. Christmas can be whatever you want it to be. Decide to be happy, it is a choice. The joy is still there.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.... see you in 2016 - Joy To The World!

Monday, 21 December 2015


You should sit and meditate for 20 minutes, unless you are too busy, then you should sit and meditate for an hour.

Zen Proverb

This is THE busiest time of the year, there is NO time for everything you have on your list. You probably feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders right now. You are responsible for so much in life and so many rely on you. You have the day to day stuff to contend with: the kids, the house, the job etc., and now you have the added extras of seasonal expectations: the relatives, the shopping, the parties, cooking, cleaning and no end of tiny little details. No time for a meltdown, just get up, put one foot in front of the other and keep going... Right?

The above proverb, gently relays the message. You need to give yourself a break, you cannot do everything. It seems important to uphold all the traditions of the season, but at what cost? When you are stressed to the max, it's unlikely that you will enjoy the festivities that you worked so hard planning and producing. You deserve a holiday as well. It's not about 'getting through it', it's about joy, love and making memories. 

Take time for you.... 
-Maybe a spa day-don't wait to receive it as a gift, go now. 
-Go out for coffee with a friend, take your time, savour the flavour. 
-Bake some cookies, ask the kids to help, let them decorate. 
-Turn up the volume on the Christmas tunes, dance, sing, have fun.
-Sit and meditate for an hour.

"A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life." Christopher Germer

Friday, 18 December 2015


dear beautiful you...
this is YOUR life
(your very own life)
get to know YOUR soul
dance YOUR dance
sing YOUR song
take charge of YOUR story
love YOUR day
let YOUR heavy stuff go
embrace YOUR blessings
kiss YOUR beloveds
thank YOUR everything
see YOUR place
stand in YOUR power
forgive YOUR mistakes
forgive YOUR enemies
drain YOUR secrets of their poison
heal YOUR pain
find YOUR tribe
rest YOUR body
share your talents
practice YOUR talents
find YOUR bliss
because the best years of your like will happen
as soon as you open your hands to YOUR happiness

I think the message is abundantly clear. It is all about YOU, gratitude and living your best life. Nothing more is required. 

Take a look at your life, is it all you want it to be? Are you happy? When did you last dance, or sing, play or pray? Only YOU can change what isn't working for you. You are worth it. There is more to life than going the distance.

We are only here for a short time. Life is meant to be enjoyed, savoured, appreciated, treasured and LIVED! You are not here to be depressed, angry, resentful, sad or stuck somewhere you don't want to be. 

Take a look at your life, a deep look, and try working on letting go of any negativity. Then look around at what you do have, and give thanks. You will improve your situation millionfold and begin living the life you were meant to live.

Thursday, 17 December 2015


Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.

This applies in all situations and with everyone, not just your personal relationships. You are important, to yourself as well as everyone you come in contact with. You never know who you might be encouraging by just being who you are. Every move you make, everything you say is significant.

I think a person will develop a different perspective once they are aware that their actions have an effect on those around them. 

People don't always pay that much attention to their everyday interactions, with the clerk in the store, or a fellow bus passenger; and yet a look or a word can alter a life.

You could not be insignificant, ever. Every person is here for a reason and there are no mistakes. The people you encounter will get what they need from you, and you from them, that is the way it works in the grand scheme of things. Just remember, you are perfect, just the way you are.

We are all here for one another. We are all one.

"Pretty pretty please don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
Pretty pretty please if you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are perfect, to me."

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


The whole of planet Earth is a sacred site. All people are the chosen people, and the purpose of our lives is a spiritual one. 
May we care for each other, and for the earth, for everything relates to everything else.
Feeling this oneness, may we radiate the light of love and kindness that all may live in unity and peace. 
Radha Sahar


We are all one with the earth and everything we do affects other energies. None of us is an island, we are connected to everything.  Everyone is responsible for their own healing, which will, in turn, heal the earth, and vice versa. 

"If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change." Michael Jackson

T'is the season of love and goodwill, so this could be the time to start giving this some thought. You contribute to the healing of all things by working on yourself, working on all past hurts, resentment, anger etc., any negativity thoughts or feelings, they all need to go. It is a process, it takes time and commitment, but it is your raison d'etre

Only YOU can improve YOUR life. If you want to be a better person, then be a better person, it all starts with you. Shine your light.