Omg this was so much fun. If you are up for a fun, inspiring interview then please tune into Dashradio and check out my latest Chat with Arriane Alexander We chat about all things happiness on @funforliferadio Have a listen and shoot me back an email with what you loved about this the most Have a incredible day everyone and make sure to do something today that makes you smile and laugh #happiness #joy #laugh #love #funforliferadio #Arrianealexander #sayyestolife #findyourhap
In my opinion if everyone learnt from a young age to meditate, the world would definitely be a happier and calmer place. I still can't believe that I am saying and writing that. Once upon a time and only a few years back, I hated meditation. There is no way in hell anyone could encourage or even pay me to stop, pause, be still and try to mediate. But then……………………………………. something happened. As the saying goes, “When the student is ready the teacher appears.” The only reason
I’m so excited to announce that my Get Happy Hour podcast is officially back up and recording. Every fortnight new release episodes with some amazing guest as well as some solo episodes with me your Happiness expert This weeks episode is a solo episode and a few things I discuss are · mindfulness and meditation · The importance of water is and my new love of cryotherapy · My online dating experiences · I challenges you to think about what h
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.
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
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
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 care
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 expectations that you feel, you and others may have placed on you. I felt for a long time that so many of my family members expected me to meet a partner, get married and have a baby. No judgement to anyone that has done this but it's like we perceive this as the normal thing to do. It just at the time didn't feel like that was the path or journey for me. It didn’t feel right. Deep in my heart I wanted to travel, work and get to know myself, as I felt lost
It's journal time. When you are ready sit down with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Taking some time to write out and journal all the things that you can think of, that you know deep inside, you are holding onto. Things you feel ready and willing to start the process of letting go and even if you feel you are not ready yet, still write it out as something that you are hoping to move through in the future. A great way is to start listing out all the grudges that you sense are keep
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
We have to somehow learn to trust in the universe, trust in ourselves and believe that everything turns out for the best. Trust in the process because we cannot control everything. Yes, most of us are control freaks, me included, but we just can’t control everything. No one likes surrounding themselves in the company of a control freak. When you think about a person that has attributes, qualities and values in their personality that you are drawn, attracted and charmed by and
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
Are you that person that is always telling yourself and others that you are super busy? Are you rushing from one appointment to the next and you just find that each day goes so amazingly fast and you feel like you don’t even have time to have a lunch break, let alone do anything for yourself? When you run into a friend is this how your conversation starts? ‘Hey, how are you? How is your week going?’ Oh, man I’m great, I’ve just been so busy.’ It’s like every one of us is sayi
My friend Sarah was having some problems setting her own boundaries and she was finding herself crippled with anxiety for the sole reason of doing so much for others that she felt she had no time for herself and was getting run down. I worked with Sarah and we created a resentment thermometer. We decided to use this every time we had to make a decision. The resentment thermometer is based on the level of resentment that the action, choice or decision is going to give you. Thi
Have a look through your diary daily, weekly, monthly and break down your schedule, placing some personal non-negotiable boundaries in place. What time can you set for YOU and only YOU? - Is turning off that phone at nine o'clock at night. - Maybe setting a boundary with your partner that when you come home at night, the phones go into another room and you sit, you have dinner together with no distractions or interruptions. - Possibly setting a boundary with your girlfriends