From My Heart to Yours: Merry Christmas!

Tree by Gale 🙂
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
May the love at Christmas be in your heart all year round! Happy Holidays and God bless you!


Moving Towards a Better Life


“If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.”
Jen Sincero

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I’ve been in a rut since forever. Noticed less posts and photos here? Yes, I’ve definitely been in a deep stagnant overwhelming rut for several long months but two weeks ago or so, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and saw an ad for a free book; all I had to pay was shipping to Barbados.

How can a girl who loves freebies and books refuse such a combination?  So I signed up to get the book called “Millionaire Success Habits” by Dean Graziosi (because being a millionaire can’t be too bad either) and realised there was an additional offer of a free 30 day challenge while you waited to receive your book in the mail.  Hmmmm … more freeness … sounded good to me.

So I clicked on a few links and learnt that with the challenge, for 30 days, you get to think about a life theme and how it might be related to your life. I was sceptical to be honest and felt ‘been there and done that many many times’ but I started anyway.  Now I’m actually on Day 13 i.e. Week 2 and it’s been thought-provoking, interesting and yes, I’ve been slowly getting out of the rut.

In these few short days I have thought a lot about me – who I am and who I want to be – and wrote lots of notes in my journal. I’ve been able to reach out to others on the private FB group which supports the challenge as well, and all of this has reinforced that there are lots and lots and lots of different versions of us in the world – with dreams and challenges and deep deep ruts – but we all have one goal: to live life to the fullest, to be improved models of ourselves, and by extension to make this little planet on which we exist a much better place for everyone.

My plan is to make it to Day 30 and to share everything I’ve learnt with the FB group as well as here in this little blogging space but you’re invited in the meantime if you like freebies like me to pick up your FREE book and check out the challenge for yourself @ The Better Life Challenge ; hope it’s as worth it for you as it has been for me so far 🙂


Photo by Gale








Talking About Death While You’re Alive

Take a listen as Jason B. Rosenthal shares his experience after losing his wife of 26 years to ovarian cancer in this TED talk entitled: The Journey Through Loss and Grief.  Tissues will be required but his life lessons will touch you.

And then, before we chicken out, let’s encourage each other to have those difficult talks, the ones where we discuss death even when we’re alive … because they are truly important.