Category: Inspiration

What if your life purpose is just a scam?

That thought stopped me dead in my tracks the other day.

What if there is no big mystery for me to unravel about myself? What if there is no ONE BIG THING that I am here, in this world, to do? What if I don’t have a singular purpose the way I have been told, and chosen to believe?

What if?

At first, I got really upset. This has been such a big part of my life for such a long time. The hunt for my purpose. The looking. The hoping. The failing to find it. The feeling of hopelessness that comes with not knowing. The hope that comes with the thought that “once I find my purpose, my true calling in life, things will fall into place, life will be easier, I will attract what I need to fulfil that purpose. If only I knew what it was…”

Then what I felt was freedom! Happiness! Elation!

If there isn’t this one big thing that I have to find… Then I can relax. I can enjoy the ride. I can be me and be happy. And being me, right here, as I am, can be enough.

How good is that?

What about the possibility that there are several, smaller little meanings to my life? And what about if they can change over time? What about if where it’s at is following my dream, one step at a time, and realising that dream can change.

When I think about it, it’s almost impossible for it no to change!

I’m not the same person I was 10 years ago, living in Sweden, never having been to Australia. My life journey has taken me to some places I never even dreamt of visiting. I’ve seen some stuff man, and some things! And I’ve changed on some levels, and on some levels not.

The way I would have lived my so called purpose 10 years ago would have been vastly different from how I would live it today.

So doesn’t it feel better to relax into the thought that there isn’t this one, elusive purpose out there, waiting for me to find it? Instead, there are these smaller dreams, excitements, happy places that light me up… And my life is about stringing together as many of those as I possibly can.

In that scenario, life is a hunt for the good stuff. Life is about having this experience as a human, and that’s it. There is no other big secret to it. It’s about being here, it’s about enjoying the ride. And that’s a freeing thought to me.

So my life, from this day, will be about following my dreams. And they can be small, they can be big, they can be about me or they can be about the greater good. I will do what feels right, and fun, and good, and important to me. Whether that is my “purpose” or not, who cares?

What do you think? Crazy? Or freeing?


Feel Good Group - Your life purpose, a dead end?

The search for your life purpose… A dead end???


Thoughts on being grateful

I’m in Vietnam at the moment. Before coming here I spent 10 days in Cambodia. Life over here is so vastly different from back home in Sydney. So much so I wonder how much of the day to day life of some of the people I have met here I can even begin to understand with my “western mind”.

It seems to me that for most people in this part of the world, life is not about thriving, but about surviving. Something I really don’t see in my normal day-to-day life in Australia. We’ve got it good people!

I’ve seen the fishermen living permanently on Cambodia’s largest lake (Tonle Sap) throw their nets and get nothing. No fish. Next time: no fish. And again: no fish. And yet, they keep going. They have no choice. This is their life and livelihood.

I’ve seen the fishermen in Halong Bay do the same. They come down to live on the water during the time of year they cannot grow rice on their small farms. They move between the land and the water to wherever the likelihood for survival is better during that time of the year.

We have kids at the temples in Cambodia selling trinkets to tourists instead of being in school, with their parents blessings. They see the likelihood of making money that way as bigger than the likelihood of making money from a good education.

Then we have the life in the mountains. Yesterday we went trekking outside of Sapa in the very north of Vietnam, only about 50km from the Chinese border. The local tribal people here live off the land. They grow rice and corn and they cultivate the terraced land using water buffalo. Some of them have electricity, some don’t.

And here I am as a visitor. Dropping in and out of “modern life”. Going for a walk or boat ride, and then coming back to the comfort of my hotel. With wifi connection, a clean bed and a hot shower.

And I feel so very grateful for this – my life! In the last few days I have been reminded of how blessed I am, and I love it. I love that perspective on life. I love that I have the time, space and luxury to ponder things like “Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? What makes me happy?”. And that I can go and explore these questions, and all the others that run around in my head.

I love that my life is not about surviving, but about thriving. And I have been reminded of this so many times in the last couple of weeks. And so I feel obligated to make the most of my life as I know it. To live to my potential as much as I can. I’ve been given this gift as I see it, and it’s my job to make the most of it.

Therefore I want to explore what makes me happy. Look at what I can do to better serve the greater good. Fight for that which I believe in. Give back. Not because it’s “the right thing to do” (even though it might be), but simply because I can, and because it feels better.

I will wake up every day with joy in my heart. And I wow to remember to be grateful for all that I have, and appreciate the people, experiences and places I come across.

Put simply – My life rocks!

How about yours?

With love,

Feel Good Group - A picture of two pink Lotus flowers in the sunshine - A reminder of all that is beautiful in my life!

Lotus flower – a reminder of all that is beautiful in my life!

It’s just one of those days…

I went to a referral based business group meeting this morning, and the lovely lady who looks after us every Friday morning was there as usual. Though nothing was as per usual with her today. Normally she’s so happy, bubbly and her smile is contagious. Not so today.

For most of the meeting I was so wrapped up in what I was doing, running the meeting on time, making sure everyone got to participate and say their bit etc. and I didn’t consciously notice that anything was wrong.

Not until the meeting itself was over and I was packing my things up to get going. Then I noticed. She wasn’t smiling, she wasn’t throwing her normal little jokes and comments about. So I stopped and I felt into her energy and I could really sense something was different.

As I was walking out the door, I took a quick second to lean over, say thank you and give her a big kiss on the cheek. She looked me deep in the eyes and she said:

“Thank you. It’s just one of those days.”

And I’ve been thinking of that ever since.

“It’s just one of those days.”

Sometimes that is so true. I bet you have your own version of “just one of those days” and that you know exactly what that feels like for you. To me, that’s a day when I’m a bit off. Most things seem to not be going my way, though there is nothing exactly wrong either. If there was something tangible going on, I would define that as a “shit day” instead of “one of those days.”

It’s a bit of an in-between, and still it’s very exact too. It’s not great, and it’s not terrible, and it’s a bit frustrating perhaps.

“One of those days”.

It’s such a useful expression I’ve realised. In it lies the freedom that things aren’t quite ok, and at the same time, it’s ok that they’re not. There’s an underlying tone of hope actually, well there is to me anyway. It says to me that because it’s just “one of those days”, tomorrow is a new day and things will be different.

There’s a freedom in admitting that things aren’t great right now, and at the same time I know they will be right again, soon. And I don’t actually have to do anything about it (unless I want to of course). It will sort itself out by tomorrow.

So, I’m learning to embrace “those days” when they come around! They give me perspective, depth and contrast in my life. They show me what it feels like when things are a little tough, and in that, give me hope that tomorrow is going to be different, better, clearer, happier – whatever it is that is currently lacking in my day.

Why not give it a try? Embrace that niggly feeling, embrace the “not quite right” and in the middle of it all you have this opportunity to see the light at the horizon. No need to push through, pretend to be ok when you’re not. Just have “one of those days” and it will soon pass. Allow it to be exactly what it is, a bit off. And soon enough you will bounce back to higher energy, happier thoughts and more ease in taking action.

Let yourself be where you are and enjoy all of your days. I know my life feels better overall as I learn to accept where I’m at, what I can and want to change, and what I might just need to sit with for a while.

So the next time I’m having “one of those days” I will let it be just that… Maybe you can join me and give it a go too?

With love,

Feel Good Group - A picture of a black umbrella in the rain - It's just one of those days

It’s just one of those days…

A physical change can create a change in energy

I’ve been struggling a little bit lately I must admit. I’ve spread myself too thinly and this is catching up with me now. I have this tendency to say yes to things, without fully considering the consequences. Sound familiar?

Mind you, I only ever say yes to things (well these days anyway) that excite me. And even then, too much of a good thing can still be too much.

So I’ve had a look at how I can best manage my own energy going through busy periods like this. And what I have come up with is probably not mind blowing, or even at all new to most of you. And it has really hit home with me this week, so I felt it was worth sharing anyway.

When I’m feeling busy, I’ve noticed that my mind gets really busy too. I start thinking about all the things that I haven’t done, that I need to plan, people I should have called, emails I must reply to, dinners I must cook… And all of these thoughts add to the feeling of busyness, you might even call it overwhelm.

Then there’s the solely mental overwhelm to deal with as well. You know the one. The one that creeps up on you when you might have a little bit extra time on your hands. The one that sets of if you’re not ok with having some time out, some time off, a slower day (which we all need and I’m all for). The mental stress that sets in if and when you feel like you “should be doing more”, for whatever reason.

I see this in myself and I’ve seen it in my friends and clients as well, when I’m not physically busy, I can still make myself mentally busy anyway.

When you don’t know what to do or how to move forward, what do you normally do? Some people sit and wait for inspiration, procrastinating and hoping for direction to turn up. And while waiting for direction, they normally try to figure it out from a head space. “What do I need to do next?”

Some people push themselves even harder, thinking “the more energy I put in, even if it’s going in the wrong direction, something MUST happen, right?” Some people freeze and feel crap and as a result end up doing nothing, sitting at home like a deer caught in the headlights trying to “figure things out”. Some people stress about it, obsess about it, talk about it, try to work it out, and as a result, it feels like a lot is going on, and in reality, nothing really happens.

So if you are physically busy, or mentally busy, or both, feeling overwhelmed does not help. Agreed?

Well, what can you do? I have found this week that PHYSICALLY changing helps. Don’t try and work with that busy mind of yours, this will only add to the burden of the millions of thoughts already running around in there. Instead, DO something different. Forget about your mental abilities and get into your body.

But how?

Surely meditation must be great, as this is what it’s all about, quietening your mind. For a number of reasons, I actually don’t recommend you starting out with meditation, unless you are very skilled at it and quickly can get to a place of peace inside. Why? From what I hear so many people tell me, they never, ever get to that calm, beautiful place inside while meditating. They just sit still and their mind races just as quickly and as much as per normal. So start with something much more simple.


That’s it. Move your body. Go for a walk. Clean out your wardrobe. Go to the gym. Get your bike out and go for a ride. Weed your garden (added on bonus of connecting with the earth). Swim in the ocean. Walk your dog. Do some yoga at home. And whatever you do, really focus on how this activity feels physically. Notice your breathing, what muscles are being used, are you sweating? And then start noticing things around you. Is the sky blue today? Is the sun out? What are the other people at the gym wearing? Has anything changed in your neighbourhood? Just pay attention.

And you will notice your mind starting to calm down. I have found that when I’m present in my body, it’s really hard to be busy in my mind at the same time. Being physical directs your energy towards something completely different, and it will give you the mental break you’re looking for.

If you’re at work, you can always go for a quick 5 minute walk outside. Find an empty meeting room and do some sit-ups, pushups and star jumps. Or stand up and do some stretches at your desk. Who knows, your colleagues might even join in!

Think about some things to have up your sleeve as your go-to solutions for when you find yourself feeling too busy or overwhelmed. Figure out a few things you know you would love to do ahead of time and write them down somewhere. Then when the mental stress hits, you can look at your list and choose an activity and get yourself back towards a calmer, more centred you.

What will work for you? What will you do to get out of your head and into your body?


Feel Good Group - Two women in the sun jumping high above a field of green grass against a backdrop of blue sky. A physical change can create a change in energy

A physical change can create a change in energy!

Kung Hei Fat Choi – Happy Chinese New Year!

Today is Chinese New Year’s eve. This day (31 January 2014) marks the end of the year of the Water Snake and the beginning of the year of the Wood Horse. What does that mean? Well, as far as I understand it, it means that a year of “growing pains”, or “shedding the old skin”, of “getting rid of what no longer serves us” is (finally, I hear some say!) over.

Many have had a difficult year in 2013, and I understand that snake years are often like that. It’s about letting go of, and growing through, that which no longer serves me. So that was last year. What about this new year?

This new year, a year of the Horse, is all about moving forward. And with speed! This year might seem like it flies by. So you will be wise to be prepared for that! Align yourself with what you want for 2014 and set about creating it NOW. If you haven’t already set some intentions for this year, I strongly advise you to do so ASAP. Or you risk missing the boat, well, horse! Make sure you’re on board when your horse takes flight!

The year of the horse is about creation, about moving forward confidently, about bringing to life that which you desire.

Isn’t every year like that, you might ask? Well yes and no. Some years, energetically, will be better suited to move forward. While some years will be better for cleaning up and moving on. So it’s helpful to align with those energies for best results.

It’s always easier to “go with the flow” than to fight against it. Those of you who tried to create massive, rapid growth last year might have felt this? You might have felt like everything took forever to happen, like no matter which way you turned, there was something else to fix, to solve, to learn from. Well, that year is over. NOW is the time for moving forward!

According to Chinese Astrology, the animal sign of the Horse is a Fire element. Fire is considered to be Yang in nature and represents action, expression and propelling us forward. The Fire element is related to the Heart, so therefore the year of the horse is all about action and expression from the Heart. Yang Wood is the Heavenly Stem associated with the Horse, and this represents new impulses and opportunities. So be prepared this year for new things to come your way and be ready to take advantage of this energy of moving forward.

Put your wishes, dreams and actions out there. Go for it. Dare to dream BIG!

And remember to always operate from your heart!

With love,

Feel Good Group - 2014 Year of the Wood Horse  - A group of people on horse back trail riding in the sunshine.

Get on that horse and ride into 2014!


What’s inspiration? According to Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition, “inspiration” is:

  1. stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity
  2. the state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused
  3. someone or something that causes this state
  4. an idea or action resulting from such a state
  5. the act or process of inhaling; breathing in

So basically, inspiration is something that gets your mind excited, your feelings onboard and gets you to do something creative or out of the ordinary (my jumbled interpretation of the above). That sounds pretty exciting to me!

Yet I often feel “uninspired”. I don’t want to take on a task because I don’t feel inspired to do so, I feel like it’s a chore. Or I’m “just not in the right mindset”. So I wait around and hope that, somehow, inspiration will “happen to me”. Well, most of the time, it doesn’t. So I end up making myself do that thing I really needed to do several days ago, feeling equally as uninspired about it now, only with the twist that now it’s urgent. So I get to add a level of stress as well.

Nothing like a bit of a deadline to motivate me, and lots of other people.

And I know this problem isn’t just for me, I hear people say this all the time: “I don’t feel inspired”.

And I want to change that, for me, for you, for anyone who’s open to some new ideas!

Let’s look at this for a moment. According to Collins English Dictionary, inspiration can be someone or something that causes the state of inspiration. It doesn’t say anywhere that I have to be the one to inspire myself. That’s great. That takes the pressure off. In fact, it even points to the solution right there.

When I don’t feel inspired, someone or something else can get me there. So it seems quite easy then, doesn’t it? If I feel uninspired, and I wish I was inspired instead, go find someone or something to put me in that inspired state.

So here’s an idea. Why not set up your own “Inspiration Kit” (or insert other cool term here that works for you)?!

What inspires you? What gets you in that space of feeling creative, in the flow, ready to go? What leaves a smile on your face and makes you bubble with energy? Is it inspiring quotes? Pictures, books, music, people, movies, websites, places, activities??? What floats your boat? What makes you feel like taking action?

I’m sure if you think about it, there’s a lot more that inspires you than you were originally aware of. So my suggestion is to collect it all in one place where you can easily access it when you “need inspiration”.

You could do a vision board. Or an Evernote note. Or a bookmarks category in your browser. Or an excel sheet. Or a file in your filing cabinet. Or a drawer in your credenza. Or a board on Pinterest. Or start a Facebook group and invite your friends to play.

I’m sure you’re getting the picture here!

So this is what I’m going to do:

  • create a play list with music that lifts my energy and makes me want to dance
  • set up a separate shelf in my book shelf with inspiring books (Eckhart Tolle “A new world”, “Rework” by the guys from 37 Signals, “Become a key person of influence” by Daniel Priestley, among a bunch of others will go there)
  • continue to pin great quotes to my Pinterest board
  • and remember to take a break and go outside and sit in nature when all else fails!

What will you do? I’d love to know.

Have an inspired weekend!


Feel Good Group - Inspiration - A picture of a hand doing a thumbs up against a blue sky.

Thumbs up for Inspiration!


How to propel your intentions forward into 2014

It’s that time of year again. The time when many of us set goals, make resolutions or put our intentions out there for the new year. Whatever way you look at it, the new year seems to signal a fresh start for many. As a new year starts, so does new habits, or the end of old ways that no longer serve us.

Sooo, how are you going with yours? Are you excitedly sticking to whatever it was you put out there? Maybe you haven’t started yet? Or have you “fallen off the wagon” already? Wherever you’re at is fine. As long as you’re ok with it!

Clearing out clutter is a very powerful way to get rid of what no longer serves you and make space for that which you want instead. Here are some tips to support you in putting some power behind that which you desire for 2014.

Start on the outside, i.e. clean up your physical space, your home and/or your workplace. Make sure that the environment you spend your time in is supporting you in what you want to attract/change/achieve.

If you set an intention around releasing weight (which most people do according to statistics) then go over your pantry and kitchen cupboards. Get real and get rid of the stuff that you know will trip you up. Give the food away to friends or family. Have a look at your closet. Do you have clothes in there that you don’t love? (I bet you do). Clear them out and give them away to the Salvos, Vinnies or similar charities.

For general health and wellbeing, clean out your bedroom. Nothing is allowed to “live” under your bed anymore! Storing stuff under your bed is a surefire way to disturb your sleep and as a result negatively impact your overall health. No work materials in the bedroom, ever. Do not charge your phone next to your bed. And if your closet is in here, give it a good clearing out. If you don’t love it or wear it, give it away.

For business or money related goals, look at your entrance and office. Your entrance should be free of clutter (no shoes, no bags, no children’s toys), light, open and welcoming. Put a picture of something that you love and that inspires you inside your front door. Clear out your office. File away that paperwork. Keep your desk tidy. Clean up the files on your computer.

If you want more friends, fun and social times in your life, look at your living room. Clean out any clutter hiding here. It could be ornaments you really don’t like, pictures or artwork that no longer appeals to you. Maybe you have a messy book shelf, or a DVD collection that is just collecting dust? Give it all away.

If you really want to go for it and improve your whole life, live lighter and feel more grounded, happy and alive, clutter clear your whole house. There is nowhere you can keep clutter and it doesn’t affect you. Yes, that includes the garage and under house storage sections, linen cupboards and other storage areas.

When you clear out clutter, it’s like letting go of energetic attachment to the past, to the things you no longer love or use. This process will create space, not just physical space, but mental space as well. You will feel lighter. You will feel inspired. You will feel ready to take on new things, and you’ll do it with joy, ease and a smile.

There are no down sides to clearing clutter, only upsides! That’s what I love about it!

And if you’re one of those people who feel stuck, uninspired and uncertain of what you want for this new year, clearing clutter will help you get clear. Maybe your life is so full of stuff, mentally and physically right now, that there is no room for more… By creating space, you might well find clarity and direction at the same time.

So go ahead and give yourself an opportunity to rocket fuel your dreams, goals and intentions for 2014! Out with the old, in with the new!

Where will you start your clutter clearing? I’m going for the wardrobe first…

Here’s to an awesome 2014 filled with joy, love, happiness, abundance and health!

All the best,

Feel Good Group - A picture of a cluttered room with boxes and stuff everywhere.

None of this in 2014 – Say NO to clutter!

Find your passions in your childhood

One of my friends reminded me today about living with purpose and passion. She said it’s not about a job description, but rather a theme of desire that weaves through all of your life. It feels good, and still it might not always be easy. She said to look at what I loved as a child before too much of life and people got in the way of what I enjoyed doing.

Reading this sent me back on a journey to my childhood. And this is what I discovered about myself:

I loved being outdoors in nature in any way, shape or form. Especially the dark, magnificent Swedish woods around both of my grandparents places. The smells, the plants, the animals. Every now and then I would even catch a glimpse of a moose! Picking berries and mushrooms, knowing all of them by name and which ones I could eat and not.

I read everything I could get my hands on about animals, I can still see in my minds eye the two most amazing books on my parents bookshelf: Nordic Lexicon of Animals I and II (my own translation). The Puma (cougar) in there… I can still see her face.

I loved working with wood, carving things, always had my knife with me when I went out into the woods and made stuff out of old branches. Collecting feathers. Swimming in and rowing on lakes. Sitting quietly on a big rock in the reeds at the lake, watching dragonflies, butterflies and bees all around me and just forget about time.

Hanging out with my grandfather’s massive Ardennes (Ardennais) horse. Walking the neighbour’s dogs if they let me. Sleeping with my cat. Reading, reading, reading and listening to music.

Waking up in the middle of the night to go outside and talk to the full moon… Planting seeds in my parent’s garden on my own allocated little piece of land and watching them grow. Sun-baking (even though my skin is not really made for it). Picking up beautiful rocks and taking them home.

Spending time by the ocean, collecting shells and then making little “art work piles” of them all throughout my room at home.

Smelling the flowers. Taking the time to lay down on the grass and watch the clouds go by. Collecting tadpoles and watch then grow into frogs. Catch water salamanders in the creek and bring them home.

Watching fires burn in our fire place. Playing tricks on people.

I also remember always naturally standing up for the “weaker” or “less fortunate” around me. Telling bullies off came naturally to me as a child. I just never understood the purpose of picking on anyone.

I was also very secure in myself and knew what I liked and didn’t like, and I wasn’t afraid to share this with the world around me.

What does all of this mean to me right here, right now? For one, I’m reminded (again) of my love of nature and our planet and how important it really is for me to connect with animals and the outdoors often.

The other things is, that in my own way, I have always wanted for myself and the people around me to feel good about themselves, to operate from a place of personal power on the inside.

A very timely reminder for me right now as I move forward with my new business!

What did you love doing as child? How could you bring these things into your grown-up life and live with authenticity, passion and coming from a place of feeling empowered, right here, right now?

While moving forward into 2014, I’ll be connecting back to the little girl who knew herself, and let her light shine through my life once more.

What will you do for you?

Here’s to an awesome year ahead,

 Feel Good Group - A little girl in red patting a big, brown Ardennes horse on the nose.

Me and my grandfather’s Ardennes horse Tora.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

Have you got something you really want for 2014? Well, this new year’s eve the moon is supporting us in letting go of what we no longer need so we can step fresh into a new year tomorrow.

Tonight is a dark moon, and tomorrow is a new moon. A naturally great situation for leaving behind what you no longer want and then put forward what you intend to create.

Take advantage of the energetic support you’re getting from nature tonight and tomorrow!

For me, I’m officially launching Red Volcano to replace my previous business FeelGood Feng Shui. I’m very excited about this!

May next year be your best one yet! Get out there and create what it is that your heart desires!!!

Wishing you a wonderful end to 2013 and a great start to 2014,

Feel Good Group - NYE2013 - A picture of fireworks with the words: Happy New year! Set you intentions. Then make them happen! May 2014 be your best year yet!

Go out there and create a magical 2014!

Time for a time-out?!

It’s that time of year again… The silly season is upon us and I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like this year the buying hype and shopping frenzy has reached new highs. I went to the mall yesterday because I needed a new top. I’m doing an important talk on Tuesday and I want to look my best. So I figured it was time to treat myself to something beautiful and new.

I nearly turned around with mission unaccomplished!

It was insane. I was not prepared for it, not at all. I had to wait in line in the car park to get a parking spot. There were cars everywhere, annoyed people and honking. Like I said, I nearly turned around. But the thought of my talk and the need of looking great was bigger than the discomfort of being in this unpleasant situation, so I prevailed.

While I was sitting in my car, waiting for a park to free up, I looked at the people around me. “T’is the season to be jolly…” Right? Nope. All I saw was unhappy faces, parents pulling at their kids arms to hurry them up, shopping trolleys overflowing with stuff (some so full things even fell out) and I thought to myself “This is not healthy”.

When did Christmas become all about buying stuff? When did we decide that it’s so important to look the part that weeks out many, many of us are already stressed and “trying to get everything ready”. What is that “everything” that we “need” to get done anyway? Says who? If it’s all about your own wants, needs and wishes, that’s cool. How many do you think are doing it because “it’s expected of me” or “it’s just what we do in our family”, or a similar reason?

If the need to get things done is not deeply rooted within yourself and something that you are happy to do, I challenge you to think about it carefully. Is it really that important? Is there an alternative way to go about it? Can you make a choice that this year, less is more? Can you find a way that is less stressful, more fun and so much better for your in the long run?! Just have a look and see if this resonates with you.

We’re coming into the summer holiday season here in Sydney, kids will soon be off school and life will slow down a little. Don’t wait until then to look after yourself! Take som time out in the last two weeks leading up to Christmas and just relax. Even if it’s only for 5 minutes. 5 minutes is better than no minutes!

Go sit by the beach and look at the waves for 5 minutes.
Close your eyes, lean back in your office chair and day dream for 5 minutes.
Instead of being on your phone while commuting to work, close your eyes and just be still.
Go for a short walk at lunchtime.
Take your shoes off and plant your feet in the grass.
Read a book that makes you happy.
Hug a tree.
Kiss your partner like you kissed when you first met.
Fall asleep in your daughter’s bed.

Do something for yourself consciously every day. Take some time out. Relax. And let go of the stress that is not yours. Do Christmas your way.

What can you do to give yourself 5 minutes of alone time? What will you do? What did you do? I’d love to know!

Today, I’ll have a cup of tea in my beautiful garden, just listen to the birds and be still…

With love,


Feel Good Group - Teapot and mug of green tea on a bamboo tray.

Tea time out for me today!