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Happy Go Lucky

Have you heard of the saying happy-go-lucky? This traditionally refers to a positive and carefree state of mind.

But what if people are happy-go-lucky because they are creating good "luck" by being positive, courteous, kind, respectful and compassionate?

What if happy-go-lucky is actually an instruction on how to create better luck?

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What Filters do You View the World With?

I recently spotted a bird giving another bird CPR! The bird seemed to be blowing or pushing into the other bird's beak, and jumping on him to wake up. The bird succeeded! And they flew away together. But alas, the bird didn't make it across the road...

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I'm hoping that in 2018 we will all be the best possible versions of ourselves.
How can we do this?
We can focus on the positive and cultivate a growth mindset where we believe that our efforts can lead to change...

My New Year's Wish For You

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Saying "I'm sorry" can be powerful! It can have healing effects on relationships both at home and at work. It conveys respect for the person being apologised to. And, very importantly, apologising and forgiveness can bring about a deep sense of peace...

 The Art of Apology

Have you heard of priming before? Basically when you are exposed to something it influences your thoughts and behaviour. But you are not aware of how this has affected you.
We experience priming every day. The news consistently reports negative information, TV ads prime you to eat junk food and to spend your money on various things that you "need"...

Prime Yourself for Positivity

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Today is Harmony Day!

Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The message of Harmony Day is that everyone belongs.
So what can you do to foster more harmony within and without? Read on for some insights...

 

Happy Harmony Day!

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World Kindness Day is a day to work together to bring about a kinder world. What a great day to celebrate and embody! The world needs more kindness. And, as I've discussed in my book, many of us would thrive with more self-kindness.

I love the way that World Kindness Australia outlines kindness by respect rather than intolerance, inclusion rather than exclusion, hospitality rather than hostility and gratitude rather than attitude...

Happy World Kindness Day

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Life is brighter and more joyful without a hangover - so why not enjoy life to the fullest - without alcohol - in October! There are various initiatives that you can take part in to give yourself a bit of extra motivation.

Feeling better about yourself and brighter, in general, may be just what you need. And being part of a group with a shared goal may help you to abstain from the booze. But in case you need more motivation, did you know that in Australia...

Happy Ocsober!

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Change comes and goes. It ebbs and it flows. It is constant. Yet it isn't always easy, especially in the workplace! So how can you emerge as a beautiful butterfly when facing changes at work?

The first step may well be to accept that change is a constant. Once you accept that change will always occur, then you can put yourself into a more positive frame of mind and strive to meet change with an upbeat perspective. You might choose to see it as...

The Winds of Change

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It's time to take a moment to breathe. This year is almost over (and for many people, what a big year it has been!). What might be helpful at this time of the year is to take time to renew and recharge, and to try adopting some food ideas that will help you to survive the "silliness" that this time of the year can bring.

So this newsletter is dedicated to bringing you a dash of inspiration and support to help you feel more balanced, content and happy...
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Before you read any further, stop for a moment. Close your eyes and take 3 deep, long breaths in and out. It's not a gimmick! Try it.

These precious moments are "Me Time." Time to recharge, relax and invigorate. We all need to take some Me Time- so please do!
Below are some ways that you can spoil yourself, including a delicious recipe that you can make to indulge...
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Perspective

Worst Day Ever?
by Chanie Gorkin
Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don't try to convince me that 
There's something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look...

Season's Greetings 

Spoil Yourself with Some ME Time

Worst Day Ever? 

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Before you read any further, stop for a moment. Close your eyes and take 3 deep, long breaths in and out. It's not a gimmick! Try it.

These precious moments are "Me Time." Time to recharge, relax and invigorate. We all need to take some Me Time- so please do!
Below are some ways that you can spoil yourself, including a delicious recipe that you can make to indulge...

Stop Spiralling Down the Distraction Whirlpool 

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There is a certain beauty that comes with Winter! But it can leave you feeling cold and craving sunshine and feeling a bit overwhelmed with life. If this is how you are feeling, there are things that you can do to restore the sunshine within you again!
 
Let's start with diet. Did you know that researchers have found that the more fruit
and 
vegetables people eat the better their mental well-being? ...
 

Winter Warmer

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I can't begin to describe to you the effect that nature has on my body, my mood and my spirit. Whether I am calmed by watching the trees dance with the breeze, or feeling the elation of running free in the park on a rainy day with my dogs by my side, or discovering an amazing flower while I walk or catching sight of a beautiful butterfly fluttering in the air - something inside me feels and reacts to the beauty surrounding me...


 

Nurtured by Nature

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Did you know that March 20, 2015 is the third United Nations International Day of Happiness? For some readers this may be today, for other readers this may be tomorrow.

So what can you do on this day? You could do something that makes you happy, you could do something that makes others happy, you could send your workmates a cheerful email ...

Happy International Day of Happiness

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Did you know that March 20, 2015 is the third United Nations International Day of Happiness? For some readers this may be today, for other readers this may be tomorrow.
So what can you do on this day? You could do something that makes you happy, you could do something that makes others happy, you could send your workmates a cheerful email ...

How Kind Words Transformed my Relationship with my Boss

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It's hard working with people each day. Disagreements can happen. Feelings are hurt. Boundaries are crossed. Apologies aren't always given. It can make one feel angry, taken for granted, disrespected, indignant, ignored and resentful.

 

And going to work day after day when you feel this way is painful! It can affect the quality of your work, relationships with colleagues, your home life and your physical and mental health...


 

Forgiveness for Calm

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I once read a book about choosing your attitude. Easier said than done I thought! Didn't they know that attitude was swayed by things that happened to us in our daily lives?

 

But the book had planted a seed. I tried it. I was more aware of my attitude and took measures to make it more positive...

I Choose to be Happy

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We have all made New Year's resolutions before. But could there be a new habit that you could adopt to make your life happier, introduce more wellbeing, calm, happiness, creativity and even better health?

Researchers have identified many positive benefits of meditation...

Create Calm in the New Year

How to overcome stress and create more calm