Don’t get me wrong. My visualisation game is strong. I practice every morning and I know where my life IS heading. And I will get there. But I made a decision that I could be happy, grateful, and present with the life that I have right now too. This is my intention for 2018. This blog shares five tips for how to balance vision for your future life with an appreciation of the abundance in your life right now.
Ever feel like your life is 'ordinary' and those quotes about 'being extraordinary' and 'embracing your most amazing life' just make you feel like you're in Groundhog Day and it's just not possible for you? This post is about how your life IS and CAN BE extraordinary, even if you can't take a year off to travel through South America or open your dream business right now.
Finding time to 'holiday at home', otherwise known as a 'staycation' can have amazing benefits both personally, as a partnership and as a parent if you have little ones around. This post highlights my recent experience holidaying ten minutes away from where my kids were being babysat and the four big benefits of why you should add this to your holiday list!
After seven years, two babies, getting married, moving house twice and a whole host of travel and adventures along the way, I finally, FINALLY submitted my PhD.
I’ve learned a few things along the way.
Some about forensic criminology, lawyers, DNA evidence. Some about how much I love to teach/lecture/work with students. Some about academic life.
But mostly about myself and the sort of life that I love and what is important to me.
This videos shares some of those lessons learned.
The amazing book 'Miracle Morning' by Hal Elrod will change your perspective of morning rituals or routines. This vlog/episode will share some of my biggest take home messages from this book - focusing on the Life S.A.V.E.R.S that help you start your day focused, inspired, on track and in charge (of your life too!) all by spending intentional time on six key areas. I've adopted a morning ritual that I love by following the suggestions in this book, but I want to be able to summarise these for you - perhaps with a new perspective on how you think and what mornings might have to do with turning that all around.
Want to kick off 2017 feeling full of energy - not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually and mentally? Then you need to connect with me for your 90 minutes 'awakening' session - a brand new offering where we work on your 'intentions' for 2017 (not 'goals') based on how you want to feel every day. This is not your average goal setting session and if you've ever been put off by 'goal setting' then this is definitely for you! For less than $100 AND two weeks email follow up and support from me, this is absolutely not a session to miss. You'll leave with inspiration, actions and momentum to live 2017 fully engaged and full of energy.
Whether it is someone who has lived a long life, or someone who was robbed of years of experiences still to come - I don't think we can say goodbye to someone we know and love without something shifting inside us. Grief, hope, sadness, kindness, love, motivation, inspiration - there can be any combination of feelings, but we never remain the same.
It's often hard for you to find time for yourself - for rest, renewal and feeling connected to who you are and how you want to feel. Powerful rituals can be transformative and they can boost your energy levels, help manage anxiety and increase your productivity every day. But most of all, they help you feel amazing!! This week's video is all about changing the word 'routine' to 'ritual' and seeing how that can change the way you feel about what you do everyday.
Here at the Breath Between I am all about fitting rest and renewal into the nooks and crannies of your busy life - finding rituals that you can fit around all the other fantastic things that you do that you don't want to or can't give away. BUT - there is a big but here though - if you CAN get away on retreat and separate yourself from the normality of your every day routine, then you will transform your life and your relationship with yourself.
"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted"
Generosity among strangers can be contagious - you spread a small amount of love to someone you don't know and your emotional and social wellbeing expands and energy grows, and what you give out comes back to you ten fold. Like cosmic karma. Paying it forward comes back in spades.
Feel like you're too busy for a hobby? If you feel like your stress is under control, you have free time in abundance and feel refreshed every day - maybe you can bypass this video. But if not - that's ok, these aren't the only reasons why everyone should have a hobby of some sort. Tune in for five big reasons why hobbies are good for your health!
A day for connection. A day for new friendships and lessons learned. A day for growth. How long has it been since you have dedicated a whole day to yourself, for reasons like these? They refresh me for a long time after they end and they make me a better person, more inwardly calm and a better mother, wife and friend.