Gratitude List

Some days, you’re going to wake up and wish the hurt will go away. Or maybe you’ll think that there isn’t even any point trying anymore as the light at the end of the tunnel is too dim. Some days will be much, much harder than others and some days, there might feel like there’s nothing else good to hold on to, but what I want to make you believe to your core, is that there is always, always something to be grateful for. If you woke up that morning, that is the greatest gift you have been given and an amazing place to start. Hurt fades. There is always a point to fighting for your dreams, and goals and feelings and there is always good in this world to hold on to. 
You are a beautiful soul, seeking out what it is that makes you feel good and trying to find some purpose and fulfillment in this life. Don’t ever fret if you haven’t worked it out yet the fact you know that you want to is the most important part of it all. 
On your journey though, and in those moments of self doubt, fear, negative mind talk, total unsureness – be grateful, for even the tiniest of things, because gratitude makes your life full. 
The Challenge

I challenge you to buy a journal to carry around in your handbag, and when you get stressed out, when you have a negative thought or start to get stuck in an unhappy mood, pull out your journal and write one thing that you’re grateful for. It doesn’t need to be a big thing, it can be that your ipod happened to shuffle 3 of your favourite songs in a row that morning (because we all know how freaking amazing that is when it happens). The trick here is to just fully release that there is so much more positive energy you can commit to and be grateful for that serves you, instead of getting stuck in negative thoughts or attitudes that don’t serve you.
I actually do the above, and here is a small snippet of what was found in my ‘inspiration journal’ from my week. 
+ My hot shower this morning. The fact that I can trust when I wake from a deep sleep, I can have a hot shower to clean my body and have those minutes to relax. 
+ The cappuchino Morgs woke me up with on Saturday to let me sleep in an extra 10 minutes. 
+ My Morning rituals before this crazy stressful day – it offers me peace, energy, calm, a feeling of fulfillment and I am blessed that I am committed to my self love each morning to set me up each and every day to start my day right. 
+ The girl dancing away in her car this morning that made me smile and wave and remind me that life is too damn short to not dance to your favourite song, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. 
Gorgeous, when you’re showing up to life fully, the universe rewards you, you will be on purpose and that is the greatest gift you can reward yourself and others. Showing up means being mindful of your thoughts, being authentically you, having a heart that’s full of gratitude, being kind, sharing joy, giving. I implore you this week to show up. BE YOU. Shine bright, be grateful and when the negative anything creeps in – pull that journal out and counteract it with a positive thing you’re grateful about – if you commit to this fully, I warn you, your life may take a life changing turn for the best. 
With a heart full of love, and a belly full of gratitude,
Anna xx

My Happiness List


Let’s all just stop and take a breathe and celebrate how amazing life is right now. My days have been pretty intense the past few weeks but since I wrote this post, and changed my language and choices with the word busy, my hours and ‘to do’s seem oh so much more manageable and nights a lot more relaxed and filled with things I want them to be filled with.

I truly believe we’re all going through a remarkable shift at the moment and I’m loving the energy all around me. There is a shift in thoughts – from resistance to powerful positive ones and a shift in control – from believing our lives are at the whim of external forces to taking full responsibility and shaping our lives to how we desire to live them.

2013 is our year. For everything. Transformative growth, letting go, pushing through, starting again – & I am here for the ride.

On top of all of this excitement about the above, here are a few of the other things going on in my life that are making me happy…

Signing up for Marie Foleos B School 

I did it!! & boy was it heart thumping’ly a scary/ huge decision to make. Considering I am saving for an engagement party a mere 7 weeks away & a wedding middle to late next year, making a financial commitment to B School was one I didn’t take lightly. Luckily, I have an incredibly supportive fiance’ (did I mention handsome too?) who said if it felt right to do – I should go for it and he’d support me. So I did! & I already feel like it’s paid off – & it hasn’t even started yet. I signed up through my beautiful coach Rach (from inspacesbetween) & another amazing lady Tara Bliss (from suchdifferentskies) and they have created an ah-maaa-zinggg private community for all the girls who also signed up through them. The result? A group full of 41 women all on the same path together, energised, inspired and excited – sharing what we do, what we want to do, and a whole lotta’ heart & cheerleading & help. Its soul defyingly awesome & I can’t wait to actually start with the B-School modules…

P.s over the next 8 weeks I’ll be learning about; Profit Planning, how to build THE best website, communication with your readers/customers, list building, Offerings, Marketing & then 2 whole weeks of guided implementation. Pretty kick ass right? If you have been wanting to do something like this for awhile (with or without a business) come join us!!! You can sign up here (registration closes today so be quick!!)   
Lunch dates with Old + New friends

You know those lunch dates and conversations you walk away from just buzzing? It’s a renewed energy, and excited spirit and a fulfilled belly & heart. You get to talk about good stuff, and just gel and vibe in a loving space. I was beyond blessed when an old friend I used to go to Primary & High School with reached out and wanted to catch back up, but also introduce me to one of her other girlfriends who she believed was like minded. That girl was Peta from Anatome – Integrated Wellness. We laughed, shared books and videos we thought the others might love, and had juicy conversation about health & wellness & I walked away feeling blessed beyond belief that old friendships were rekindled & new ones were forming. Check out Petas facebook page to see just what amazing things she is doing for health & wellbeing with Anatome – you will fall as in love as I did!

Engagement Party Invites are done + on their way

Soooo it turns out in 2013 you have GOT to be wayyy more organised with getting invitations out. I don’t mean 4-6 weeks either, nuh huh, I’m talking 3-4 months! Ca-ra-zy I know. Morgsy & I although organised with the venue, date and everything in between, didn’t think we would need to get our invites out until Middle of March (giving 6 weeks notice), but when friends and family started saying they needed the date to book it in as diaries were filling up as late as July (for hens parties and birthdays) so we got our butts in to gear & had these babies out by last week. The result is an invite we adore, that my super talented Graphic Designer brother did that we BOTH had huge input in to. I.e. I would have loved a salmon colour or lilac as the colour, but Morgs direct quote was “baby, salmon is a fish not a colour, and we’re not having pink on the invite”. Roger that! Roll on 20th April – we truly are jumping out of our skin with excitement for the party and can’t wait to share one too many champagnes with our beautiful family and friends. 

Vision Boarding + New direction for this future website

Goals + Passion + Wellness + Inspiration

I had a super fun & super productive day last Saturday when I sat down to start (& finish!) my vision board for my blog. My amazing coach Rachel Mahegy had set me some to do’s when it came to our coaching sessions and one of them was to do a vision board for this little space & fill it with pictures and words that connected with me and encapsulated the vibe & purpose of the blog. I had vision boards before, in fact, I LOVE vision boards, goal boards, boards of any variety that put your goals and dreams in big bright bold colours. I had never thought to do one for this blog though – but after doing it, I am so inspired and have so much more direction with what I want for me, but more importantly for you, the beautiful readers. When you land on this page, I want to help you with;

+ Feeling like you belong in this spacethat’s it’s your sanctuary as much as it is mine.
+ Setting your big beautiful goals & achieving them with ease and excitement.
+ Following your passionwhatever sets your soul on fire,burns you up from the inside. I want to get you there. 
+ Wellness – of the mind, body and spirit. Guide you from my own experience of changing my life, starting with loosing 17kg, keeping it off, changing my mindset & living a happier life full of love. 
Sound good? GREAT. It’s going to be a big year for us and I can’t wait to keep writing with this new zest & direction. 
This quote ….

“If you don’t know your purpose, discover it now. The core of your life is your purpose. Everything in your life, from your diet to your career, must be aligned with your purpose if you are to act with coherence and integrity in the world. If you know your purpose, your deepest desire, then the secret to success is to discipline your life so that you support your deepest purpose and minimise distractions and detours” – David Deida

Goosebumps, soul lifting excitement, realisations, inspiration – this quote gives me it all.


That’s this weeks round up gorgeous, I’d love to hear what’s lifting you up, lighting you on fire, making you giddy with love. Share in the comments below. 

Gratitude Journalling

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Welcome back gorgeous! Did you take up the challenge from Friday? I hope you’re starting your Monday off fresh and ready for a new week full of possibilities. 
Grab a cup of tea though and settle in as I really want to talk to you about Gratitude Journalling. 
I had heard of Gratitude journalling for the first time about a year ago, and immediately loved the idea but felt like I didn’t really need to do it, nor had any huge desire to do it as I was already life’s biggest fan, I didn’t think writing it in a book would help me love it anymore. How beautifully wrong I was however. I started  just over 7 months ago now and I truly don’t think I’ll ever look back. 
So what is it and how can you get started?
You will need; a journal, a pen, and a willingness to want to commit to it. 
And then, you simply write. 
You write as little or as much as you like about things you are grateful for in your life. The thing I love about gratitude jouarnalling, is it’s your thing to commit as little or as much time as you like to it. I love to do it every day, but if you can’t comitt to that, just do it when you can. There is a beautiful thing that occurs when you do it though … whether you feel like it or you don’t, or whether you have a 30 minute jam session with you and your thoughts, or 5 minutes rushed just before work, once you’re done you really truly are grateful. Grateful for life and all it’s beautiful moments and things it offers to you.
It might be for the fresh flowers in the supermarket you get to smell as you do your shopping.
Or maybe for the amazing conversation you had with your girlfriend over dinner.
It could be for photos you have captured that you just recently went through, remembering all the amazing times you’ve experienced. 
Whatever you are grateful for – put it down. The warm sunshine? Loud music in your car? That text message you got from your boyfriend?  
Once you start finding so much to be grateful for in your life, you will discover that you end up finding so much more to be grateful for, you seek gratitude in all that you do and see and life just becomes more amazing. What you have is enough, and everything else is just an exciting bonus. 
If you’ve been thinking about starting and haven’t yet, then just do it. Or, if you had never heard about it until today but think you’d like to give it a go – start now! There is no time like the present to become more grateful and amp your life up a few shiny notches. 
Over to you … What are you grateful for today? I would love to hear from you in the comments x