I start most days with stillness and meditation, this is done without phones on or even in my vision. I feel the screen strain as soon as I look at the phone or TV. These devices really have the power to suck our energy if we let them. I take the first 20 minutes of my day to mediate, say my affirmations and take a moment to just pause, stop and listen. Listen to my breath and listen to another precious morning. Every day I walk my dog Shazza sometimes with friends, if not
The majority of us take time every day to clean our teeth. I say majority, I know that when growing up my oldest brother Daniel didn't clean his teeth every day, we were always harassing him about it. I do hope he is better with cleaning these days. I'm sure he must be, as his wife wouldn't let him share a bed otherwise. Having a shower is another task that the majority of us do each day, sometimes even more than once. I am deeply convinced it's just as important we take ca
How annoying is it when you find yourself around someone who keeps whining, complaining, bitching and moaning…it’s annoying, right? I’m sure at times we’ve all had our go at being that annoying whiner. I will be honest, when I’m around someone who is chronically whining, complaining, bitching and moaning it’s as difficult for me as it is for anyone else. The energy of those conversations is awful. If we are not conscious of it, we can often find ourselves becoming the whiner.
Can we just let go, learn to accept ourselves, and others for who we are? A little affirmation that I like to often say, when doing the above exercises is: I accept and release all judgements I have made on myself or _____________________ Instead, I choose to act with love, kindness and compassion. Thank You. #love #happiness #joy #abundance #kindness #happyme #selflove
Even if it’s just one thing a day. Instead of eating breakfast on the run can you add an extra 15 minutes to sit outside and enjoy it whilst getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. Remember, you are the master of your choices, the master of your time and you need to own your day, not let your day, other people and circumstances own you. #happiness #joy #love #abundance #findyourhappy #sayyestolife
It has been a hard lesson to learn and most of us women love to try and do, and be everything to everyone all the time. We then wonder why we have a breakdown feeling overwhelmed like the world is on top of us at times. I genuinely had to get serious about taking this self-care wholeheartedly. Throughout the past and still at different points in my life I feel like I’m going to lose the plot, feeling so emotionally overwhelmed and at any point I could break. I love what I do,
Its time to do some soul work Get out your diary and have a look at your weekly, monthly, annual, and daily schedule and start to pencil in some magic moment appointments for your own self nourishment. How can you make time for YOU? What habit can you make a priority each day that you love to do that would bring sustenance and depth to your soul? You might have a few daily magic moments like me and some that are weekly. Once a fortnight I like to get a massage or go and have
I am a huge fan of owning my morning and doing the best I can to prepare myself for an awesome day. I’m even more passionate about taking time to make sure we are nourishing and giving to ourselves in a way that sparks joy each and every single day. If we cannot give to ourselves before anyone else wants a piece of us how can we possibly be expected to give to anyone else? The morning time is a great idea to get ready for the day and fuel yourself for success, but for many th
Can we just let go, learn to accept ourselves, and others for who we are? A little affirmation that I like to often say, when doing the above exercises is: I accept and release all judgements I have made on myself or _____________________ Instead, I choose to act with love, kindness and compassion. Thank You. #love #abundance #joy #happiness #laughter #fun #sayyestolife #smile #findyourhappy
How annoying is it when you find yourself around someone who keeps whining, complaining, bitching and moaning…it’s annoying, right? I’m sure at times we’ve all had our go at being that annoying whiner. I will be honest, when I’m around someone who is chronically whining, complaining, bitching and moaning it’s as difficult for me as it is for anyone else. The energy of those conversations is awful. If we are not conscious of it, we can often find ourselves becoming the whiner
Make a list of the people who you would like to forgive, love and let go. This often is also ourselves. Often the biggest obstacles holding us back from forging forward in our lives is forgiving the people from our past. The ex-boyfriends, school friends, teachers, parents, who may have hurt us along our path. I’m not religious but I do love some of the messages in the bible especially this one on forgiveness. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who ca
In your journal also add a list of some of the tasks that you are ready to let go of. Some of mine were cleaning the house, washing the car, doing the food shopping. I’m sure you have a million things you would love to throw in the rubbish, let go of and allow more space for joy and smiles. The last list is.......... Judgements Who are you judging? Are you judging yourself? We can’t help it, all us human beings judge, but why are you judging others? We all hate when we feel j
To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” Jack Kornfield Your boyfriend breaks up with you, you really liked him or perhaps you lost your job, possibly your mum and dad had a fight and they may have decided to break up and that really upsets you. At some point, we must learn to accept it, and let it go. This does not mean we have forgotten it, we just let it be and don't let it haunt us
I have learnt to accept and find space for new substance and space. I find it helpful to forgive whoever has hurt me. In the case I mentioned, I have taken the time to forgive my next-door neighbour. This was not easy and has taken me some time but every day it gets easier. With any change, we need to remind ourselves that it takes time, there is no quick fix or magic pill but accept that healing of any sort takes time. Taking some time to work on letting go of our baggage, p
Increase your Happiness with Carla Maree | Season 2 Episode 2 Need something to tune into this weekend, check out my latest interview on Simply Happy In this guest episode, I talk with the host Narelle about the following In this episode:
-Carla shares her story from actor school in New York, travelling the world and returning home to Australia.
-Carla shares how she moved from personal training to embracing yoga and having her own yoga studio.
-She shares tips to writing h
One of my pet hates is when people say to me, ‘Carla, you know, I really want to catch up with you but I know you're so busy’. I was starting to notice that I was getting this response a lot. So, it made me ponder my schedule and the vibe I was sending out to others. I did not want to be known for being the ‘busy girl’ rushing from one thing to the next. So, I made the decision to try my best to not use the word ‘busy’ any longer when defining myself or my life. It was not un
Another awesome interview to tune into from the Wellness Pie podcast whilst going about your day Carla Maree Simpson is a sought-after happiness coach, author, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, podcast host, and professional speaker who is on a mission to help people live a happier life. Through life experience, she has learned that happiness isn’t guaranteed but it is something we can consciously choose and create if we are taught the right tools. She is all about helping peop