What is under the water?

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your two ears. Laird Hamilton Listen to the podcast episode here. You’re in a jungle. You’re up to your waist in murky water, wading barefoot, stepping carefully from one sharp or slippery surface to the next. Working out where to place your feet is tricky and the…

Day 79: Situation handled

This post isn’t about booze. It’s about a spider. I was at the kitchen counter, typing my blog for today, when I looked up and saw this dude. (Excuse the poor quality photo. I was too scared to get close enough to take a better one.) Since James is out drumming tonight, I left it…

Are you image driven or reality driven?

Podcast Episode 8. Listen here. What’s happening in your mind when you’re in the grip of negative emotions and how do you make the best use of those situations so you can learn from them and feel better the next time you end up in a similar situation? According to Dr Nick Hall, we don’t…

When and how to challenge a belief

Episode 7 of Big Happy Life Podcast. Listen here. In brief: When beliefs are not serving you well – when they’re causing you unnecessary anxiety or making you “less you”, it’s worth examining them to determine where they came from and whether or not they hold up against more objective criteria. Ask yourself: Where did…

What does it take to be OK with not being OK?

I read Is it really OK not to be OK yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  I’m working on a podcast series about beliefs and how they shape our thoughts and actions so I  find myself wondering about the beliefs that surround “negative” emotions or being “not OK”. What are those beliefs?…

Where do beliefs come from?

Listen to Podcast Take a moment to answer any one of these questions: What is success? What does it take to be a good person? What is the most important thing family members can do for each other? The only way to answer these questions is to tap into your beliefs. Our beliefs drive every…

Beliefs – cherish or chuck?

How is it possible that we all have such great potential yet so few of us end up living our dream lives? As a child, I wanted to be an actress. I was going to win my first Academy Award in the year 2000 and it would be presented to me by Sylvester Stallone (Don’t…