5 reasons why your pain & sorrow can make you stronger & happier

The quote above is one of my all time favourites and that’s saying something, because there are a lot of good quotes out there. I love this quote because it speaks the truth about the complexity, beauty and irony of the human condition; happiness, gratitude and strength can blossom from pain and adversity.  I truly…

10 reasons why mother nature is awesome!

I live near Sutton Park, which is a National Nature Reserve and it’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe.  This weekend we went for a good walk in this beautiful park, breathed in some fresh air and sat a while and took in some beautiful views. Here are some pics I took whilst…

10 Reasons why guinea pigs are amazing!

I own two amazing guinea pigs – Mixie and Bowie and they are EPIC animals!! They have heaps of personality and they are really therapeutic. Me and my partner rent a flat and the landlord doesn’t allow animals (booo!) but we’ve been a bit cheeky (ok, a lot cheeky) and over 18 months ago we went to Pets at Home…

Turn it around!! New hope can be found!

  Hi readers, I have been very quiet on the blogging front over the last few months.  Truth be told, I didn’t know what to write about and I didn’t think I was able to continue with this blog.  It’s been a difficult time. Whilst things could be ten million times worse, sometimes it’s ok…

Create your own vision board!

Back in 2013 I wrote a blog post on creating my own vision board. Well, we are well over half way through 2015 and here’s the vision board I put together last month. I’ve pinned it to the fridge so I can see the motivational and beautiful images and words every day. I recommend making your own…

Interior design…charity shop style!

This is the first blog post I’ve written in months but I’m back and I want to keep this little blog going.  After I’ve written a blog post I always feel better for it as it’s a great creative outlet and I hope you enjoy reading my random ramblings as well 😉 This blog post…

The Vintage Triangle

If you find yourself with a few hours to spare in South London then head to Crystal Palace and visit the eclectic and vibrant area called the Crystal Palace Triangle – you won’t be disappointed. So what will I find there?! I hear you ask….well you will find an array of vintage and quirky shops, beautiful cafe’s…

Monday blues? Find happiness on the cheap & make small changes!

Today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year  according to studies, and yesterday was the coldest night in three years, and we’re all broke because it’s January and it’s week three of trying to put into practice our ‘new me’ new years resolutions and it sucks!…..Is there anything else I can…

Gratitude is blooming – Money Mindfulness update!!

  Hey guys & gals! I’m excited to write this blog post because I feel like this week has been a bit of a challenge and I’ve nearly got through it! This post is a bit of a ramble (aren’t they all) but I wanted to write as I feel a strong sense of achievement and…

Money Mindfulness

This year it’s all about me practicing money mindfulness. Why? ‘Coz I got ‘Money on my mind and mind on my money’ and neeeeed to get some dollar in my pocket. Image courtesy of http://www.tumblr.com There’s heaps of literature around on mindfulness and how it can help us to be happier and healthier. We can apply mindfulness to pretty much any area of our…

#Oxfam #Empower

I wanted to share this poster with you all. When I looked at her, she gave me goose bumps. There’s a fighter in all of us. Peace x