From the category archives:

Inspiration. Happiness. Self Improvement

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather, 1889-1981, Writer Do you find yourself rushing a lot in your life? Juggling kids and domestic chores with clients and endless To-Do lists? Working on goals, assessing your ‘performance’, judging […]


“All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different.” -John Berger, Writer I have been trying to write a post about the SECRETS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE and I kept coming up with the usual problem. I have too much to say on this topic for one post. Rather than to cull my ideas or […]

“There are parts of a ship which taken by themselves would sink. The engine would sink. The propeller would sink. But when the parts of a ship are built together, they float. So with the events of my life. Some have been tragic. Some have been happy. But when they are built together, they form […]


This post is late coming due to my technical issues and temporary loss of mind. Stacey, you’re welcome to use it for your writing project if you want to. If not, that’s cool too. When Stacey of Create a Balance posted about her life balance group writing project, my first thought was “great idea, shame […]


“When you’re happy for no reason, you’re unconditionally happy. It’s not that your life always looks perfect – it’s just that however it looks, you’ll still be happy.” – Marci Shimoff, Author of Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out ———————————————– Hi guys, I haven’t been online or posting […]


This week I’m 37 years old and while I’m not doing cartwheels about it, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly depressed either. I’m still relatively young, I’m healthy, have a wonderful family and generally a lot to be grateful for. If I sound like I’m giving myself a pep talk, well maybe I am, but there’s […]


“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner, Minister and Author ——————————————————– I love this […]


Heroes for Healing is a group writing project created by Jenny Mannion that will feature over 30 spiritual teachers who have inspired and helped others, despite opposition and their work facing “criticism and nay-sayers”. When I first heard of Jenny’s project, I immediately thought of one person. A woman who I see as the mother […]


As you may have guessed from my recent Are You A People Pleaser? post, I am currently going through some changes and frustrations in my personal life. My relationships, my creative ambitions, future direction and sense of self have all been affected, with the result that I have spent much of the past few months […]


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby, Actor and Comedian ——————————————– The people I admire most in the world are unapologetic individuals, secure in their own creative gifts and happy to walk a path that may or may not prove popular with […]