How to Not Get Overwhelmed by the World

With all the things wrong in the world, it’s hard to not get overwhelmed. It can feel like the world is turning to crap.

When I focus on all that is wrong, it puts me in quite a state of helplessness and guilt, not knowing what to do and then feeling guilty about doing nothing. It can be a vicious cycle.

The thing is, guilt is useless. It certainly isn’t good for my mental health and unless it drives me to action, the guilt in itself is pointless. In this video I share a strategy to help not be overwhelmed with all that is happening in the world. Continue reading

Appreciating People As They Are

I’ll never forget the line in Bridget Jones’ Diary when Mark Darcy told Bridget that he liked her. “Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and… ah, the verbal diarrhea,” replied Bridget. And Mark said, “No, I like you very much. Just as you are.” Isn’t that what we long for, for people to like us just the way we are.

I came across a brilliant quote by Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author, where he talks about seeing people as trees.

Let me explain… Continue reading

How to Deal with Change

Change is a constant in life. As an adult we have to deal with the many changes that life throws at us, and as a result, cope with loss.

With change comes loss, because in order to gain one thing we must lose another.

In today’s video I share some wise words from Chelsea Dinsmore, Chief Inspiration Officer at Live Your Legend and also some tips from author, speaker and life coach, Martha Beck on how to deal with change. Continue reading

Money Habits that Lead to Happiness

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It’s so easy to have no idea where your money is going! I am super guilty of this.

Recently I listened to a live master class on how to spend your money on things that bring you happiness. The class was by Sarah Von Bargen, creator of the amazing blog Yes and Yes (because yes is more fun than no) and one of my fav bloggers.

Sarah shared some awesome tips and I was inspired to make a video based on her tips. Continue reading

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

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Note: Click here to download the free video summary & worksheet PDF.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to take nana naps. I’m guessing it started when I was a baby, and it was much more acceptable to nap.

The problem is that although I have always preferred napping to exercise, I know that exercising is an important aspect of living a long and healthy adult life.

Janis Martman, who’s part of the science team at HeadSpace (an awesome meditation app) wrote a great article with science-backed tips on how to motivate yourself to exercise. And that article inspired this video! Continue reading

What Would Gandhi Do?

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Sometimes people say nasty comments. Generally these comments say more about the person delivering them, than about the person on the receiving end. As the saying goes, hurt people, hurt people.

There have been times throughout my life when people have said nasty things to me and their comments have played on repeat in my mind.

I decided to ask Gandhi for his advice on this topic. Continue reading

How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius by James Clear (Animated Blog Post)

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“The most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Do a huge volume of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week or every month you know you’re going to finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that … the work you’re making will be as good as your ambitions.” – Ira Glass

Recently I came across this awesome blog post by writer and researcher James Clear. In it James shares some awesome tips for how to do your best work. I have been a big fan of James’ work for a long time and this post really struck a chord with me. So I decided to turn his post into an animated video. Continue reading

3 Ways To Overcome Your Inner Critic

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The inner critic can be a real downer and knows exactly how to make you feel super awesome about yourself.

Recently I participated in an inner critic workshop by Sarrah Jayne. It was part of the Flourishing Fellowship by Lifehack. The fellowship is an amazing programme focused on well-being and how you can use your skills and abilities to improve the well-being of young people in New Zealand.

During the workshop I discovered (or was reminded) of a few important facts about the inner critic, and how to overcome the little devil. Continue reading

Reframing Stories of Self-Worth

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Do you pay attention to the stories you tell yourself?

Optimistic Chic Coaching Founder Stephanie Rogers shares her tips for reframing the negative stories we tell ourselves into positive ones.

I met Stephanie through the Live Your Legend community and she has become a great friend. A talented coach, her wisdom, optimism and positivity is inspiring.

In today’s video Stephanie shares two steps to reframing the things we tell ourselves so we can create positive stories of self-worth. Continue reading