Why Minimalism is only part of the answer

Why Minimalism is only part of the answer

I love Minimalism. I love Joshua and Ryan (The Minimalists) and their fantastic movie. I also love Joshua Becker (Becoming Minimalist) his family oriented approach. A little KonMari Method? Why not! But it is not the golden one shot wonder to...
Gratitude that is bang on Target!

Gratitude that is bang on Target!

I’m in love with a guy from Target its true! On Tumblr kimpossibooty documented ‘Things that Happened on my first week at Target’, and it makes the delightful reading as we get to share in his delight and awe at the boggling and glorious things that we, as humans, do in our day-to-day...
Book Review: Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

Book Review: Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

Thank and Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy by Pam Grout. What happens when another Gratitude author starts reading other gratitude books? Hot off the press, Pam Grout in Thank and Grow Rich has created an amazing book that I almost...
Are you Parenting a Fantasy Child?

Are you Parenting a Fantasy Child?

Have you found yourself caught up in the trap of parenting a fantasy child, rather than your actual child?  “Happiness is Letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything it is” Mandy Hale I have recently been following the lovely Joshua Becker (becomingminimalist.com) as he guides over 5,000 people worldwide to let go of their clutter and become...
The confusion between gratitude and positive thinking

The confusion between gratitude and positive thinking

When I blog about gratitude and speak in public, I have noticed that many people believe they are hearing me talking about positive thinking and gratitude whilst ignoring the bad in their lives. They think I am advocating that we should stick our heads in the sand or put our fingers in our ears whilst chanting “la-la-la” when we come across the icky, sticky and down right nasty in our...
Expat Relocation to Switzerland: 10 things to pack

Expat Relocation to Switzerland: 10 things to pack

What you need to know before your expat relocation / move to Switzerland with your family and children. You know the whirlwind of chaos that is a move? Double it for an international expat relocation! We arrived with the very un-useful: half used bottles of cleaner; gardening things (no garden!); three bookcases of books and missed the useful: cake tins; muffin trays; picture frames; and...
Accidentally ungrateful people

Accidentally ungrateful people

There is a lot of talk about ungrateful people. A lot. I have heard a great deal about the ‘ingratitude of teenagers’, ‘ungrateful youngsters’ or simply ungrateful people in general. “Ingratitude is treason to mankind” – James Thomson This makes me sad but probably not for the reason you...
How you are faking Gratitude

How you are faking Gratitude

We fake gratitude. You and I do this every day. We are faking gratitude. I don’t mean to be cruel and I am not accusing you of being a liar. I am referencing the habitual verbal responses we have to the world in the form of “politeness”, “good manners” and...
The Forever Future of the Summer (Mothering Matters)

The Forever Future of the Summer (Mothering Matters)

“The Forever Future of the Summer” has been published in the Mothering Matters Magazine. Below is a little snippet to whet your appetite! June 2016 “Isn’t it curious how there are certain times of year that are designated as periods of...
Do you have Gratitude Fatigue?

Do you have Gratitude Fatigue?

What is Gratitude Fatigue? Where does it come from and is it contagious? Working in the Gratitude field, I haven’t been the first to notice that after a while clients were telling me “I’ve lost that lovin’ feeling!“. …Like this:Like...

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