Overcoming Bulimia – An insight into eating disorders (Podcast)

I haven’t written a blog here for a long time. I’ve been focusing on the business side of Big Happy Life but this week, the news about Nicki Graham’s passing after she lost her fight with anorexia compelled break from what I was doing and record a podcast about my experience with bulimia and how,…

Solve or Transcend? Where is the motivation?

Problems. They are to be solved. That’s what I’m told business is all about and, now that Big Happy Life is a business, that’s what I must do. “You must solve a problem”, say the marketing experts and the sales gurus. “What problem do you solve?”, ask the mentors. I have grappled with this question…

Selflessness and the need for Balance

“I promise to do good and to always think of others before myself.” Brownie Promise – as I remember it! When I looked up the Brownie promise, I couldn’t find these words but I have distinct memories of reciting them, particularly the part about always think of others before myself. I don’t remember much else about…

Day 13: Staying on Track

Habits. Almost everything we do is habitual. Researchers estimate about 90% of our thoughts (and many of the accompanying behaviours) each day are the same as they were the day before. Maximum efficiency, minimal exertion for the brain. But what happens when our habits are serving us poorly? I spent 25 years stuck in patterns…

Day 10: Two voices

I confess, I don’t think I’m going to make it to 100 days. Saying that goes against everything I know (and everything I teach) about developing the strength to break habits. Rule 1 is, ‘You have to believe you can do it’. I suppose that’s part of my problem. I believe I can. I just…

The Next Test – From numbing to feeling it all

When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow Numbing strategies like food and alcohol enter our lives long before any deep and deliberate education about how to feel our feelings without losing our grip on happiness, reality, ourselves or our most important relationships….

The Rules for Being Human — Be Inspired..!! (Reblog)

When you were born, you didn’t come with an owner’s manual; these guidelines make life work better. You will receive a body – You may like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire period round. You will learn lessons – You are enrolled in a full time, informal school called life. […]…

Breaking and Rebuilding – The making of a mum (Part 1)

Part 1 “How do I take what I’m learning about myself and actually change how I’m living?” This is the question Dr Brené Brown says she is asked most often by followers of her work.  I asked a similar question at 5.38am on 8 December 2016 as I lay in my bed crying, wondering how…

The agony of making the wrong choice

When was the last time you made a decision that turned out to be wrong? Before I tell you about mine, take a look at this image. What do you see? If you have never seen this before, you might be able to guess at parts of the image or you might only see a…