Podcast Ep 114: New Year’s Resolutions

It’s twenty days into the New Year, how are your resolutions holding up? Nicola (and her sister Sarah) ask: Did you make any resolutions on 1st January or thereabouts? How did you decide what you want to change? How did you decide what you really want in the first place? What external support systems are you using to keep your resolutions? In episode 114 of the podcast we attempt to answer these questions, despite this being a year in which neither of us made any specifics except those we discussed in the New Year episode of the podcast which was […]

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This Week’s Joy Bringers

I am intent upon becoming the self-styled Queen of Joy in 2017, having launched my new collaborative PWYW project called I Love My Life which is mostly about deliberate life design and focusing on the good stuff and feeling much better for it. You get more of what you focus on, so keep your eyes peeled for regular updates about joyous happenings and carryings-on from me and the new group which I am calling the Joy Division. Here are this week’s crop of joy-bringers. You will notice that they are simple, affordable and everyday. Fresh Flowers I always used to […]

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Waking Up: The Soul Whispers Calling My Name

Until very recently, my soul came in for very little TLC from me, losing the race to other power-hungry parts of my being such as my heart, my ambition, my desires, my brain and my ego. Perhaps I even thought my heart and my soul were approximately the same thing; certainly they are close cousins. In choosing to strengthen my relationship with soul and then deliberately making it part of my mission, my life has taken off in a completely new direction, one that I have been led to as if it had been signposted by flashing neon. Reading a […]

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Reading is One of the Great Joys of my Life

Today is a beautiful sunny day, the sort which inspires drying your laundry outside in the garden. Yesterday was lovely too. Aren’t we lucky to have enjoyed two consecutive sunny days in March, and on a weekend? It would be a crime to spend today reading, but that’s precisely what I intend to do although I might do a little of it in a chair in my garden. It’s a day for cleaning the windows really, but this month’s book club read is the rather gripping whodunit by Susan Hill called The Various Haunts of Men and it makes me […]

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TFTD12: The Treasure House Of Infinity Within

“Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.” – Joseph Murphy

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Gorgeous August

I was just meditating this morning on what a lucky girl I am. I took August off as ever and although I intended to do lots of things online including blogging and Twittering and sending out a newsletter, I haven't done much of that in the end but I have done lots of other lovely things, extreme self-care, fun and all sorts. Forgive me if I share my abundance with you today on this our first day back "at school"!

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An Entrepreneur’s Alphabet: I is for Inspiration

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!

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Manifestation: Now I’m A Believer

I’ve been on all the courses, I’ve tapped (EFT) with the best IMHO – Ms Ann Ross.   She taught me and my crew how to apply it to health, wealth and happiness.   And it works.  Amongst our number were those (well, Janet Swift) who appeared to be able to do it effortlessly, whereas I always “needed” my success to come at the expense of some really, really hard work.   Now, don’t get me wrong, our Janet is far from a slacker, au contraire.   But she made manifestation look easy and I have been modelling myself on her easy manifestation successes […]

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It’s Only Money – Credit Crunch (1)

Speaking as a survivor of the last recession (1987-1992 for me), I learned three things which I would like to share with my readers and clients, the first of which is It’s Only Money. It isn’t true to say that I can’t understand why people, largely men, kill themselves during great depressions, recessions and credit crunches.   I can, just.   I think.   It’s the shame.   I think perhaps they have forgotten that they are so much more than their job or their wealth.   Perhaps they cannot face their families, their staff, their clients with their “failures”, some of which was always […]

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