Monthly Archives: April 2010

Happiness and 100 best blogs to help find it.

A good friend of mine is an experienced  life coach and writer/editor.  I have a link to her Contemplate Life Coaching business on my blog.  www.mariankerr.co.nz will take you to her site.  On her website she includes articles, book reviews, her blog and all the details about the great services she offers.  The stunning photos are her work also!

Her blog has been listed in the Life Coaching section of 100 Best Blogs to Help You Find Happiness.
 
I thought you might like to look at some of the others on the list also as there are some inspiring and thought-provoking gems to be found amongst them.
 
You might also to look at the blogpost Marian wrote in response.
 
She would love to hear your feedback as she wants to know what real people think about the real issues in their lives.
Marian champions the belief that we are acceptable just the way we are and that being our authentic selves is the best and only way to live.  It seems an ordinary and obvious way to be but many people struggle with the notion.  Marian is very skilled at supporting people to achieve this in their lives. 
 
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Happy worker

The supermarket shopping needed to be done today.  While cruising the isles selecting what we needed I came across one of the staff stocking shelves.  Nothing extraordinary about that.  However she was singing while she worked.  I don’t hear many people singing while they work.  It was a pleasure to hear.

A chat in the sunshine

I’ve just enjoyed a chat in the sunshine with two of our neighbours.  We shared stories of our health and wellbeing, our pets and a few happenings from the neighbourhood.  We laugh together, commiserate over the tough bits of life and encourage each other to keep on smiling and enjoying life.  They are a vital part of my support network and we know we can rely on each other in times of crisis.  It is good to have a sense of an immediate local community.

Missing something really ordinary

I live in a place where rainfall is generally regular and plentiful.  This summer/autumn has been vastly different.  We desperately need rain.  My garden looks very sad in places and I may lose some plants.

No doubt in a month or two we will be back to normal with rain falling more than we would like it to.  For now though, something that is very much an ordinary feature of our life here, is missing.

Quite a find

I recently found a book at our local Public Library that has been immensely helpful to me.  It is called ” The Mindful Woman – gentle practices for restoring calm, finding balance and opening your heart”  The author is Sue Patton Thoele.

It is easy to read, light hearted, meaningful and offers real options that work to remind me to keep breathing, stay with what is and gain peace of mind.

I hope to read more of Sue Thoele’s books.