Sense of Place. Sense of Worth.

A lot of things pop in to my inbox ever since I became my own boss just because I decided to get healthy. Beautiful updates from clients who have regained their health, incredible thank you’s from mums’ who now earn an income from home and don’t need to go back to work and just random bits of hello’s or love. A very special one arrived in my inbox last week though that deserved my undivided attention – and got it. 
A video from a very wise and great guy friend Josh, who had seen this video on YouTube and thought I would enjoy it. He was correct. The beautiful women presenting, and one of my new shero’s comes in the form of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver. 

Caring. Fierce. Incredibly Intellectual & touching on almost every subject that is very dear to my heart and why I have the vision I have Dr Weaver has it all. The video I am sharing to me is a must watch. So you need to open your diary, find 18 minutes, and settle in with a cup of coffee or peppermint tea – and watch what this divine woman has to say.

She wants us women to be more kind to ourselves – with what we eat, drink, say and think and I couldn’t agree with her more.  One of the most straight to the heart pieces was what she said about not yet being brave enough to be a mother .. it had me in tears in my lady lair as if I am bold enough to say it, it’s my fear as well. 
“I’m not brave enough to be a mother. Because I can’t imagine, being the mother that I would want to be, whilst still doing my mission in this world”

Any strong, intelligent, incredible woman who can get on stage and be that raw and honest has my full attention and respect 
As I linked in my above opening statement. I get to be my own boss now, and it all came about by just wanting to be more healthy, from being clean on the inside, and that has led me to what is my multiple six figure business today that I achieved in 1 year. It was also from that, my fiancé (who now also does the business with me) & I developed our own vision and something we are so passionate about; 



I’m excited to be living in a world where we as women CAN have it all and I am excited about being part of the generation to do just that. We don’t have to not be brave enough to be mothers to not live out our other missions and we can get paid to live our purpose – whatever that may be. And THAT is what I help women do all over the world today. 
You’re always welcome to be a part of that vision too – especially if what Dr Weaver said in the video resonated with you too on any level. It IS time to start taking better care of our health, the way we speak to ourselves, what we put in our bodies and how we perceive ourselves. 

I want to leave you with some of my other favourite pieces of divine wisdom I got from Dr Weaver in that video and would love to hear your own in the comments below. 
My fav quotes from Dr Weaver + Tedx Video 

“When you see the human body mapped out like I have, you see the absolute miracle that we are”


“If you knew who you truly are, you would be in awe of yourself”


“If you don’t feel like you are enough, you don’t feel like you have enough, so you live your life in the pursuit of having and gaining more and more”


“The way I was living was unsustainable. So even with all of my knowledge, and all of my rituals, I still fell in to the trap, of trying to please every single human in my realm. & wanting them to like me.”


“Rushing Womens Syndrome” – it’s time to put our oxygen masks on first, before we can be of service to others.” 


“A little girl spinning around singing, knows she is precious, and we were all born with that knowing. She lives every moment from that place, and we were all born with that knowing. but we loose it.”


“When on earth did it enter our psychology that we need to sacrifice our health to make everybody else happy.”

Your turn; What resonated most with you in the video? Have YOU been a woman that hasn’t been taking good enough care of herself? Well beautiful, today is the day to start. 


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My love soaked love letter to you; Your Permission Slip to live

Find your story & tell that 

Dear beautiful souls, 

I had something huge on my heart the last few days and it all came out this morning as I sat and wrote in my diary. I want to start living your truth. Finding your story & telling that. Living loudly, and with love. But I think so many of us are still so scared of consequences – friends reactions, societys acceptance, that we don’t even take the first steps to live that truth and follow our purpose. 

So here is your permission slip that I know so many people are still waiting for. If you think you don’t need a permission slip to LIVE either then answer me this. 


Are you still someone who worries about what people think about you? What people might be saying? What a group of your friends might talk about when they get together without you (you need to dump those friends by the way if this is still happening in 2013) Do you wear certain things or not wear certain things to be ‘in’ or normal. Are you careful about what you say or do or how you might come across because of how you might be perceived? Do you still walk in to a room and think ‘I wonder if they like me’ instead of thinking ‘ I wonder if I’ll like them?’ Do you have anxiety? Are you really sad a lot of the time? Stressed? Un aligned? Do you resent aspects of your life??


WHY? I could not pour ANY more love in to these words. WHY?? WHYYY would you try so hard to dampen your spirit and not live your truth when you have been gifted this life and you were born to stand out? Your heart was made to love and for you to live a life of purpose. 

If you didn’t wake up this morning (tragically) and yesterday was your last day on earth…are you proud of what you did? Who you were? What you said? How you loved? How you lived? No?? The only person you are doing a disservice to is yourself.

YOU ARE ALIVE & YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Wake up. For goodness sake wake up. 

Why live a life anything less than extraordinary?? You weren’t born to fit in. You weren’t born to be a bitch either. Or judgmental. Or angry. Or jealous. Or spiteful. Your purpose isn’t to align with shit friends that hold you back from being you. That anxiety & depression that is so devastatingly rampant in our generation today? It’s our bodies way of giving us a clue that the normal way of living isn’t right. 

So here is your permission slip. 

You are beautiful. Incredibly worthy. You have a voice. You have a heart that pumps so you can give of yourself in this world. You should go and live. Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Wear what you want to wear. Travel where you want to travel. LIVE. Don’t give your power away … Find your voice. Light your spirit back on fire. HAVE FUN. Dream a little bigger & just truly understand and honour your worth.

You are an INCREDIBLE human being. I just needed you to know that as you started your new week again. 

I’ll be here, cheering you on as ALWAYS, 
With a huge amount of love & light. 
Anna xx

Spring brings new Intentions

There is a certain energy in the air at the moment. A call of spirit. A sense of calm. An excitement of new beginnings and strong intentions and I can’t help but think it has all be inspired by a change in seasons. 
Yesterday in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring Sprung and with new seasons comes fresh change, and I’m not just talking about the return of our warm sun or delicious sunny weather. I’m talking about energy shifts and big bold intentions. 
We are currently in September, a mere 4 months off from the end of the year, and as I woke this morning, I was overwhelmingly inspired to sit and pour some love in to setting my own intentions for the final leg of the year and this beautiful new season that is upon us. 
So what is an intention? If you’re new to them, they aren’t goals. To me, they are love soaked promises to your soul and being of how you want to feel, act and love. To live, with intention. Living with intention, Setting your intentions, it all creates wonderfully powerful magic in your life. At that moment, when purpose and intention align, the universe screams YES and life flows. Synchronicity is abundant and you gel with life with gusto and love. 
Intention is sexy. It’s real. & if done right, with love and authentic energy – it will catapulte your life next level. An incredibly wise man named Buddha once said; “The mind is everything; what you think, you become” – and Buddha you were so, SO right. 
So grab a pen and paper, and let’s get down with intention setting to live the rest of this year out with an incredible bang. 

in·ten·tion

  [in-ten-shuhn]

noun

1.

an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
2.

the end or object intended; purpose.
3.

the act or fact of intending.


Dear Universe, 

+ I operate constantly from a deep place of love. I give love freely, radiate love and connect to my source of love at all times. 

+ I wake with incredible energy deeply grateful for each day from the moment I am awake. 

+ I live on purpose and with purpose. I am aligned to my souls calling and I will help all others I come in to contact with do the same if they choose that. 

+ I attract loving, supportive, successful, divine, authentic people in to my life who bring the best out in me and I give those qualities back. 

+ I go through my days with ease and love and attract abundance at all times. 

+ I am the healthiest I have ever been and that fills me with love and joy. 
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Your turn gorgeous. There are 4 months of 2013 left. Let go of the anxiety about not yet hitting some goals you might of set at the start of the year and instead live with love and intention (& don’t ever forget gratitude).You see, intentions aren’t about what you will try to do or achieve goals wise, or pushing yourself – it’s about living your truth and attracting more of the energy you want in your life. 

Your intentions will set you off on a path of attracting who and what you need in your life and will see your life become aligned and your spirit live on purpose. 

I would love to hear some of your intentions in the comments below. 

Images: here & here 

Working out your ideal day + Living that

Everyday is another chance to change your life 
The sun starts streaming through the cracks of your blinds, you wake, and roll over next to the love of your life, your eyes are barely even open but you’re already smiling for the day. You don’t know what time it is, but it doesn’t matter, you don’t work, you haven’t for months now, and life is bliss. 
You roll out of bed when you’re ready and begin your morning routine. You hit the gym, not because you have to, but because you love to move your body and starting your day this way is what makes you happy. You wander home when you’re ready, never worrying about what time it is, and make yourself a delicious nutritious smoothie, do some dry body brushing, take care of your skin with coconut oil, have a long hot shower, you do whatever it is that sets your day off right. 
Then the day is yours. You do your coaching calls or you don’t. You go to the beach and write out your goals and gratitudes that you do every single day. You eat delicious salad and organic goodness for lunch in the Winter sun. You stop for an impromptu coffee at your favourite cafe back on the beach, because, well, because you can.
Time is not against you. Life is yours to live. 
You are, in every sense of the word, living your ideal day. You are doing what you want, with who you want, when you want. 
What I just explained above, is my current life. I was 20 when I first heard of this idea through Tony Robbins, in a nutshell, he said, work out your perfect day – what it looks like, what it feels like, what it tastes like. He then challenged if you were living it? No? Why not? Find your why and then your how will come. 
So this is my challenge to you today. What does YOUR ideal look like? What does it feel like? Taste like? What are you doing? Who are you with? Where are you in the world? I want you to start living that. You don’t have to not work either. We can get you to that stage, but you can still allow aspects of an ideal day in to your busy lifestyle starting straight away, & here are some of my tips how; 
1. Get clear on exactly what your ideal day looks like 
It’s writing and creative time. Get a new page up on the computer or grab a paper and pen and start writing what your ideal really does look like. It doesn’t need to be grand, remember, this is your every day life. For me, it began and ended with the sun, and it involved ALL of the above. Notice how a lot of it is what I wanted to feel. I was always so stressed about time – I had none, so my ideal day I wanted freedom of choice, to not worry about time, and to spend it where I wanted – like one day at the beach, the next at the zoo. It was freedom and joy and space in my life for me. What’s yours? Write. Write for no-one but you. It might be sleeping in until 11am everyday, and that’s fine if that’s YOUR ideal day. Who is in your ideal day? Where are you? Just keep writing. 
2. See what comes up from that & start being more concious of those things in your life
Go back and read it a few times now. See what is coming up a lot for you. Is it family time? Freedom? Not rushing? Financial freedom? Work out what are the categories that come up the most for you and identify why those are most important to you. We can never have what we want if we don’t even know what it is we want. So get clear, crystal clear – this all forms part of your why. 
3. Start small but start today
Don’t think you have to quit your job and rush out immediately to start living your ideal day – because although I would love for you to be able to do that, it needs to be realistic. You would be surprised however just how much of your ideal day you can start incorporating in to your current lifestyle before living it fully. Do you want to just have 30 minutes to yourself every morning to sit and write goals? It might mean that you just have to get up a little earlier and you can actually start doing it. Think of it like this as well, say daily yoga is on your list, why not just start doing a half an hour class once a week. Like attracts like, you manifest what you think about and do, so if you start living aspects of your ideal day in your everyday life you will attract more of that a lot faster than  you realise. 
4. Visualise how it feels to live your ideal day & Write out your goals & gratitude’s every single day 
If you do one thing on the path to manifesting and living your ideal day, Visualising living said day, and writing your goals and gratitudes without fail, every.single.day will get you there and attract what you need in your life with so much ease and abundance. You don’t need to write out your ideal day every day, but what is your ideal day going to give you. More time to spend with the kids? Write that. A more loving, passionate, calm, extraordinary relationship? Write that. Complete financial freedom with $x,xxxx rolling in residually each week? Write that. Never write that you WANT it either. To want something means you are in a state of lacking. Come from a place of having. Write that you already have it. This is what your daily goals should look like; 
+ I have a residual income of $3,000 a week or better with ease that allows me to live incredibly comfortable.
+ I have a loving, passionate, wonderful relationship/marriage with (insert persons name here) and we love, adore and support one another unconditionally. 
+ I have a successful business that touches millions of lives yearly and allows me to express myself freely and live on purpose.
See the difference between wanting something and having it. My gorgeous soul sister and business partner Peta Kelly said to me the other week “How on earth is the universe going to know what you want if you aren’t telling it daily” – and she’s right. 
5. Work towards it daily. Little by little, day by day.  
Never ever ever stop working towards it. Your birth right is a life filled with love, joy and peace. I am going to say that again. It is your birth right, to live a life that is filled with love, joy and peace. So go get it. I won’t take any excuses from anyone that they can’t do this. If you work on getting there, every single day, incorporating things that are part of your ideal day little by little – creating more space, more time, more calm, more happiness, more presence – you will get there. 
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I have shared in this space before my ideal day. It was the week I shared I was leaving my job because I was in a position to do so financially and work on my other purpose and passions in life – like coaching and  chasing down dreams. I had an incredibly powerful week though this week – this is only my 2nd week not working and being home – as every single day, really was me living my ideal day. Why am I sharing this? Because I want you to see that you CAN do this. I don’t write about it and have no experience or idea. I did the above steps, over and over and over and now get to reap the benefits. The travel part too – Since quitting I have bought tickets to Sydney, Bali and soon to be Singapore and booked a big romantic weekend down south. 
So here it is again, in all my soulful truth – my ideal day. CHOOSE YOURS. & let’s make it happen for you.

My perfect day begins and ends with the sun. I wake up as it streams through my big glass windows waking me next to my fiance in our beautiful big warm house by the beach (or with rain pattering against the glass in winter).

I get up and drink my breakfast smoothie and laugh and smile and feel energised about the day ahead. I go for my morning run or do some yoga, or even both – time is not against me so I plod along as I please smiling all the while at how overwhelmingly grateful I am for this day.

I then have some hours engaged with my clients – I show up in our space online or in the corner of an organic coffee shop – with love & ready to give all of me and my advice, buzzing with energy as we dig deep and work on carving out their life’s path and souls purpose. Each client walks away every time feeling aligned, excited and closer to living their own dream life.

I then get back to emails in my business partners (Peta Kelly) & i’s dream office and we have our daily business meetings with natural sunlight streaming through the office, with beautiful views so we are constantly inspired and connected to our source. The meeting goes for however long we want to sit and talk about how we can give more, increase the love and good will factor and how else can we show up for our thriving community we’ve created. By afternoon I’m back at our dream home by the ocean with a big delicious green smoothie in one hand, my favourite book in the other on the balcony over looking the ocean  having some me time.

I have time every single night for date night with my hunk of a fiance Morgan and we eat by candlelit at home, or dine in our favourite restaurants with other best friends with no care for bed times  or tomorrows.

Every night I go to bed with a smile on my face knowing for that day, I left everything on the table. I loved with out wanting, I gave without expecting receiving, I showed up, I engaged, I laughed till my face  hurt & I made a difference in somebodies life (whoever I was connecting with for that day).

My ideal day is so fundamentally based around travel too. I will be in a position to look at Morgs (or call Peta or surprise my mum) and say ‘hey, let’s pack a bag and go to a tropical beach for a week or so to just unwind and relax. Or ‘lets escape to Melbourne for some shopping and restaurant hopping’ – having the freedom to do what I want, when i want with who I want – whilst always giving all of me in a loving and authentic way to inspire others to do the same encompassing my ultimate ideal days.








I would love to hear what your ideal day looks like, start to finish. Share it in the comments. Let’s declare it for you, tell the universe what you want and start making it happen. 

I’m back + a little update on life









1// Mr M & I pinching ourselves as we party in the Hugh Hefner suite in Vegas 
2// Fiance Morgs, Soul sista’ Peta & some of the gorgeous guys on our team before a VIP night out in Vegas
3// Meet the 12 other entrepreneurs I spent the last 2 weeks with learning & growing & loving
4// My office for the day in Cabo. Living a life by my own design means I get to travel the world & work from anywhere with ease and love.

Hola gorgeous souls. I’m back, and I really mean I’m back. After a 2 week holiday packed full of business + pleasure + life changing events I am home after a 36 hour transit including 3 countries and 6 flights – oh so worth it though and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if I had to. I wanted to touch base quickly with a few little updates and just let you know what’s going on around here and in my life.

With the 16 hour time difference, 18 hour days from just wanting to soak up every.little.bit of these cities and lack of amazing wifi, there was no time for posting so I had 2 weeks of learning to let go of feeling bad about not getting to spend much time in my online space.

You have me back though – for the next ever, so stay tuned for the upcoming weeks of posts brimming to come out of my mind and on to paper.

+  I just spent the last 2 weeks living my Joie De Vivre travelling Vegas & Cabo, Mexico with my beautiful hunk of a fiance and 12 other inspiring under 30’s entrepreneurs all on track for financial freedom and purpose alignment. I had won the trip through the incredible nutritional cleansing company I’m aligned with and it was literally 14 days of jaw dropping experiences, opportunities and memory creation that will last my lifetime.

+  This little space here is getting a big update. I started this blog 2 years ago in May and it truly has been on a life changing journey with me. I have grown though, in exponential ways and I want this blog to reflect that growth, so watch this space for a big upgrade and some soulful additions coming your way with love.

+  My soul sista Peta and I are collaborating in big ways to bring you a new online space with love, soul, spunk and life changing opportunities. That is going to be taking up large chunks of time to get that launched but when it does, I want you all along for the ride.

+   The next few weeks will be all about writing for me. Content for the new site, finishing off my new ebook, putting together limited coaching packages and starting the huge content for the collaboration project. Most importantly though, hanging out and pouring love in to this space so I am looking forward to getting ‘back to basics’ and spending my days doing the stuff that makes my soul fulfilled.

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There is so much more to share but I want to save it for a big post to pour some life lessons and blessings I’ve experienced recently in to you so stand by for that. The next 3 days are going to be all about honouring some other beautiful and incredible woman and bloggers I know, Anna, Emily & Brooke who will be guest posting whilst I get my feet back grounded on Australian soil so I can’t wait to share the amazing posts they have written with love for you. 

My new life; As a life enthusiast, coach & dream chaser


As I sit and write this it is 7:30pm on a Sunday evening. I have had a divine day of writing, reading, packing for another holiday with the love of my life and sending some love soaked emails to girls I coach through what I do with nutritional cleansing.
I have no anxiety over tomorrow being a Monday morning, no worry about what I will or won’t get achieved at work this week, or no sinking feeling in the bottom of my stomach that between the hours of 8am – 6pm, I won’t get to be doing what I want to be doing I’ll be stuck in my florescent light, windowless office.
That’s because, I quit my job and as of Monday morning and every day after have officially committed to living a life by my own design.
It was only a mere few months ago I updated a few things in my spaces – physically and virtually. I wrote, with no real plan or idea in mind I was a “Life enthuiast & Coach” – I put words on my vision wall like “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt” and “Beyond Expectation” and “Retire my mum, & live a life of design, young, madly in love & excited”. Never did I put a date, never did I dwell on working my ass of to reach it or stress out over the how, it was just written, with good intention and love and stuck everywhere and anywhere I would see it regularly. 
That was 3-4 months ago. Today? I have a residual income big enough to cover what I need it to so I don’t have to work full time, from a nutritional cleansing (nc) company I adore and products I am so incredibly aligned with. I don’t work anymore. Yep, fo’ real. I get to live my life as I desire doing what I want, with who I want, when I want. I get to receive text messages and emails from girls I coach through my NC every single day saying what goals they hit from a health and mind perspective and how much their lives are changing too. I get to live. How I wanted to – and build from that to live with even more ease and abundance and giving as days and weeks and months pass. 
I had a secure job, with a 6 figure income and wonderful kudos and success for a 25 year old in the corporate world. So was leaving all of that behind to give living my idea life a red hot go scary? If I said yes, I think I would in fact be lying. It wasn’t. At all. With a weekly residual income I now receive and having as strong a desire as I did to align with my purpose – it was an alignment that I was supported by like never before. It helps I have beautiful family, friends, business partner & best fiance in the whole entire world that were all there pouring love support & confidence in to me as I was declaring that this is what I wanted to do. 
I knew that if I kept using my healthy constant income as the excuse I couldn’t leave full time work to try living my purpose and chasing my dreams, I would probably never leave. I came to realise that my dream was not for sale, and no price or income could ever be put on doing what I was born to do which is help and give and share and show up to those that need it most. To write, to coach, to inspire and to talk my talk and walk my walk and lead others to do the same. 
I have huge goals and dreams and plans and you know the beautiful part about it? I can pursue all of that now because I  have time. Time to live, to serve, to coach, to give, to write – and to launch all the exciting projects I haven’t had the time to properly pour the love and soulful attention it all deserved. 
My soul sista Peta Kelly – the creator of Life By My Own Design  & I among many other aligned goals loved talking about and aiming to live ‘a life of perfect days’ – simply, from start to finish, from waking up to falling asleep, working out what a perfect and ideal day would be, and living that. How would it feel, what would it look like? Below is a snippet of my perfect days, what I’m working towards living each and every single day – whilst earning my weekly residual income** and being able to then pour all the love and soul and time in to my businesses I’m about to launch. 

My perfect day begins and ends with the sun. I wake up as it streams through my big glass windows waking me next to my fiance in our beautiful big warm house by the beach (or with rain pattering against the glass in winter).

I get up and drink my breakfast smoothie and laugh and smile and feel energised about the day ahead. I go for my morning run or do some yoga, or even both – time is not against me so I plod along as I please smiling all the while at how overwhelmingly grateful I am for this day.
I then have some hours engaged with my clients – I show up in our space online or in the corner of an organic coffee shop – with love & ready to give all of me and my advice, buzzing with energy as we dig deep and work on carving out their life’s path and souls purpose. Each client walks away every time feeling aligned, excited and closer to living their own dream life.
I then get back to emails in my business partners (thats you pK!) & i’s dream office and we have our daily business meetings with natural sunlight streaming through the office, with beautiful views so we are constantly inspired and connected to our source. The meeting goes for however long we want to sit and talk about how we can give more, increase the love and good will factor and how else can we show up for our thriving community we’ve created. By afternoon I’m back at our dream home by the ocean with a big delicious green smoothie in one hand, my favourite book in the other on the balcony over looking the ocean  having some me time.

I have time every single night for date night with my hunk of a fiance Morgan and we eat by candlelit at home, or dine in our favourite restaurants with other best friends with no care for bed times  or tomorrows.

Every night I go to bed with a smile on my face knowing for that day, I left everything on the table. I loved with out wanting, I gave without expecting receiving, I showed up, I engaged, I laughed till my face  hurt & I made a difference in somebodies life (whoever I was connecting with for that day).

My ideal day is so fundamentally based around travel too. I will be in a position to look at Morgs (or call Peta or surprise my mum) and say ‘hey, let’s pack a bag and go to a tropical beach for a week or so to just unwind and relax. Or ‘lets escape to Melbourne for some shopping and restaurant hopping’ – having the freedom to do what I want, when i want with who I want – whilst always giving all of me in a loving and authentic way to inspire others to do the same encompassing my ultimate ideal days.

 

So here I am. I’m showing up, I leapt and allowed the universe to catch me and am now allowing all the magic and awesome and wonder joy and abundance flow in to my life that comes when you take the risk of following your purpose. 
It’s exciting, exhillarating, free’ing and I will be here showing up in this space more now to take you as I write the next chapter in my life’s story book. 
Thank you for all the beautiful love and incredibe words that were poured out to me in email and on Instagram over the weekend when I put my photo up and shared my little secret of dream chasing – it has been felt and beamed right back. 

Sending you huge beams of grounding, love, energy & light,
One very excited, aligned and blissed out Anna xx

** WHAT is this residual income I am talking about? It is an amount of money – however big I choose it to be from how ever much love and energy from the week before I have put in, that gets deposited in to my account weekly from my nutritional cleansing company. Not only did I end up falling in love with the products and program and am a total Isa girl now, it has allowed me to quit my full time job to focus a lot more energy in to it and grow that income even more WHILST winning free trips and getting my products all paid for. I am always here to help you with information or to give it a red hot go yourself so find me at anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com xx

4 ways to live a happier life

Life, whether you are having a great day or a bad day, truly is a beautiful, overwhelmingly extraordinary gift. Here we are on planet earth, just far enough away from the sun to sustain life, living and breathing, being gifted day after day after day.

Whatever you believe in, whatever cards you’ve been dealt, it is our duty and obligation to full comprehend that life truly is a gift and is yours to honour and to live with gusto.

We choose what we feel, what we experience, what we interpret, so today I am challenging you to always choose happiness and here are some of my ways I seize my days.

Be more Grateful 


Did you know that? No, did you really reallyyyyy know that? Gratitude, and expressing gratitude is so fundamental to living a more joy filled existence. Starting every day with gratitude can solely change your life. As soon as your eyes open, smile, because you have a new day that is yours to fill with anything and everything that you love. 

Have you been able to wake in a warm bed? How incredibly lucky. Were you then able to jump in to a hot shower and wash your skin? Even more amazing. Do you have the love of your life living with you or some adorable kids you have brought in to the world? GIVE THANKS.

We get so caught up in what’s not going right for us these days that we forget to give thanks for what is going right – so much of our days and moments are things we take for granted, but it is all things to be grateful for. Once you start finding gratitude in the small things, like a hot cup of coffee, or a smile you got from a stranger, you will start to attract more wonderful things in to your life. Like attracts like, the law of attraction works in marvellous and beautiful ways. Like Shakti Gawain says –If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.” 

The more you strengthen your gratitude meter the happier you will become. Don’t ever let another day pass without at least writing either in the morning or at night, 3 things you were happy about. Buy a journal or even just scribble it on the fridge, but jot down what you are grateful for, your gains, little or big, significant or not, and watch your life change in an instant and the law of attraction welcome up some beautiful moments for you. 
& remember….

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us be thankful – Leo Buscaglia

Quit Comparing

Does it feel like your girlfriend always seems to just be so flawless even on bad days? Or the places you hang out online recently all seem to be flooded with the same girls killing it? Or maybe you are not where you want to be weight wise and if you could just loose another 5kg like that girl you see at the gym? 

STOP IT. Right now. Don’t ever waste another minute or slice of your precious energy on comparing yourself to someone or something seemingly ‘better off’ than you.
We were all born as complete individuals in a vast and astounding world. We each carry a unique soul, a unique set of fingerprints and a unique dna code. We each value things differently, have been brought up with different values, and react to things differently. So why would you ever for a second compare where you’re at or what you look like to anybody buy yourself? 
They say the only person you should ever compete with is the person you were yesterday, and it’s so true. I also loved reading the quote up above – don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20. Let go of comparitinitis – and start living your own story, dance to the beat of that own amazing drum and start living your own life. You are so stunningly divine and have so so much to share with the world as yourself. As soon as you can harness that and start living that truth, that’s when you will grow exponetially and wonder how or why you ever compared in the first place. 
Where you’re at and how you’re doing it is just fine babe, perfect in fact. 
& remember…

“If you’re your authentic self, you have no competition” – Scott Stratten

Be of Service

One of the fastest ways you can improve your day is by improving someone else’s. The minute you take the focus off you and how you can help yourself, and instead shift your energy towards helping others, the minute your life will take a dramatic turn. 
We are here to align with our purpose and ultimately, each and every one of our purposes is to serve others. Through helping others we help ourselves. It costs nothing to smile at a stranger, to offer to carry an older person’s groceries to the car, to go and read books or paint nails in the local aged care homes. It costs nothing to give a genuine compliment, to give your time at a hospital or for a great cause and it costs nothing (in hindsight) to donate small amounts to great wonderful causes. 
Life is on fire when you serve,  it gels, it aligns, you vibrate at a higher frequency – it just it makes sense. So next time you’re having an off day, or week or month – give some time to a worthy cause, give an unexpected compliment or try to make a goal to make at least 10 people laugh in that day, not just because they’re worth it…but you’re worth it.

Exercise Daily 

That’s right, you have to get up, and get moving. We all know the benefits of exercise, you know, stuff like reducing your risk of getting heart disease, increasing your level of muscle strength, enhancing your sexual desire (yup) and helping you to more effectively manage stress, but it also just feels really fucking good

Endorphin’s are clever, amazing little things that kick in after a good solid work out, they really are a free high. Even if you can just get up and get moving for half an hour a day, be it on your lunch break, or even before and after work you will feel so so much better for it (not to mention start looking healthier and in turn happier as well). 

There really are no excuses. Winter is always going to come, so we need to just embrace the cold, if you’re tired in the mornings, go to bed earlier, if you complain you have no time, then we need to talk – there are 24 useable hours in a day and you might need to just look at how effectively you’re managing your time. Getting up and getting moving is so important to a happier and healthier body and brain function so make a promise to yourself that there will be no more excuses and if you do fall off the wagon, you don’t waste a minute in time getting back up again. 

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Life lessons from people staring death in the face



I don’t think there is anything quite more motivating in this life than death. 

I know there has been many (many) people before me say it, and there will be many (many) people after me say it but we really truly don’t know when our time is up. 

I’m not saying this on the blog to be morbid, I’m not saying it to be uber “you never know when your time is up babe so quit your job and spend all your money” either. No. 

I’m saying it because I think knowing that our time on earth will come to an end is a beautiful reminder to show up and engage and simply, live with no regrets. 

There was an article I shared last year on regrets of the dying. I thought it was so raw and powerful – stuff came up like; 
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me”

and; 

“I wish that I had let myself be happier”

Even this quote by Steve Jobs after hearing he had terminal cancer still stands out strong and loud to me;  

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


But it was yesterday, when a gorgeous girlfriend of mine Gem, emailed me a link that I was so inspired by again. It was some humbling advice by a man called Denis Wright who is dying for an incurable brain tumour. He shares this journey on his blog but it was this little snippet of life lessons he shared once he knew his time was limited that brought me to tears on the spot.  


1. Don’t spend your life in a job you hate. Life is too short to live it only in the evening and at weekends.

2. If there’s something bad happening in your life you genuinely have no control over, learn all you can about it and how to live with it. Beating your head against a brick wall is unproductive.

3. If you think you can change it, then go all out to do so. Try to understand its nature and work with it where you can.

4. There are no ‘good’ and ‘bad’ decisions. If you made what you think might have been a poor choice in life, learn from it, and you might make a better one next time. You don’t know what’s going to turn out good or bad in the long run, so regrets are a waste of time.

5. Don’t agonise about the past, in the sense that you can’t change it. Live in the slice of time that’s the now. You can’t live in the moment; it’s too short. The slice is richer. It contains a little of past, present and future.

6. Apologise as soon as you can when you think you’ve hurt someone. Don’t try to pretend you’re perfect. Accept responsibility where it’s due.

7. Keep your options open for as long as possible. Don’t close them unnecessarily.

8. Try to keep your sense of humour if you can, though it’s not always possible.

9. Carpe Diem … Or, for a change, seize the day!

And there’s one more.

10. Do not be afraid of death. “If you’re not more afraid of your own death than you need to be, then you need have little fear for anything life can hand out.”
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The lesson I take from all of this is to just live your life. Live it hard. Live it authentically. Live it with happiness. Live it with Love. Live it through giving, by engaging and when your day does come and you have to leave the earth, make sure there are no regrets and you left everything on the table. 

Carpe Diem my beautiful readers xx

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Stop playing small – turn your life up a notch (or ten)


 
Let’s all just breathe for a minute, step in to our place of love and security, leave our ego’s at the door and talk about…..your greatness.
Yes gorgeous, YOUR greatness. 
There has been this huge energy shift at the moment I am feeling that I want to grow and expand with momentum. Fast, beautiful momentum. The shift I am talking about is this growing energy of belief.
That it doesn’t matter if you had a broken heart and a harder life you can do it.
That it doesn’t matter if you are a little late to work out your gift and live your purposeyou can do it.
That it doesn’t matter if you’re not entirely sure how, but you for sure know your why you can do it.
It excites me, enthrals me, inspires me and keeps my own fire in my belly growing strong. It’s time to stop playing small. To stop being a spectator of life and jump in with your whole body screaming ‘HEY THIS IS ME, IM HERE & I WANT TO LIVE’ – and here is how I would love to gently guide you to do it…
Recognise your unique gifts & grow them
If you haven’t sat down yet and written with no inhibition, for 10 minutes what you really really rock at – I need you to do that now. You have gifts babe. REAL, amazing, unique gifts. I truly believe not uncovering those gifts, declaring those gifts and sharing those gifts is not only selfish – it is a slap to the universes face!! We were all born with a soul, we’re all different and we are all here to live our most extraordinary life – you can’t do that not uncovering your gifts, growing them and making them part of your purpose. Find them. Declare them. Live them. 
Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle
Don’t ever, ever, ever, everrrrr let anyone tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough or anything enough to be whoever you want to be or do whatever you want to do. Because you can. You SO can and don’t you dare EVER let anyone tell you otherwise. It will be found, those that do are just trying to keep you in their comfort zone, are jealous of the positive changes you’re making and don’t understand your journey – none of which is reasonable enough for you to allow them to dull any of your sparkle. Shine as bright as can be as YOU. Nothing is as sexy as living unapolegtically as yourself and being authentic – so shine bright gorgeous. 
Start helping others 
The whole purpose of our lives, whilst all of us are living and breathing on this planet – is to help others . Truly, it is. When you develop your gifts and align more strongly with your purpose, you are by way of organic default, serving and helping others, and I can assure you, if you aren’t fully aware of your strengths yet, reach out and help others and those gifts and strengths will shine brighter than a diamond. Whenever you get stuck, whenever you’re feeling down, lost, anxious or unsure – reach out, and help someone else. It could be a loving text to say you’re thinking of them, a little gift to make them feel loved, a coffee date where you pay. You can even step it up a little more and offer your time – do some soup kitchen work at a homeless kitchen, volunteer at an eldery care home. Once you start to give back, to help, to serve – life makes sense. You gain the perspective most chase for a lifetime & fulfilment flows easier. 
Be a leader not a follower 
YOU were a born leader. We all were. You don’t need to think because you’re not loud enough, bubbly enough, strong enough, whatever it is you tell yourself enough – that you are better following than leading. ALL of you have the leadership quality in you. If you are someone that follows instead of living by example, leading authentically, then I truly believe you are playing small, letting external circumstances and friends and society dictate how you feel. Leaders know they control their own life and go and chase it. They choose better. They actively engage with life more. They know that their response and interpretation to a situation is what gives them their outcome and don’t let external circumstances dictate success or mood. BE THAT LEADER of your own life. 
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You see gorgeous, you don’t need to play small, you have a right to live your truth, to pursue your passions, to earn an income from that and to live a life of your dreams. It’s do-able. It’s SO do-able, you just need to choose to stop playing small, start setting some goals and STOP letting yourself be a spectator of life. 
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. So start playing the leading role
xx 
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How to get to where you want to go; Tips on living the life you DESIRE

Oh gorgeous. Where do I even begin??
A mind shift happened to me over the weekend. A huge one and it came like no other shift has ever come before. It was exciting, calming, exhilarating, truly overwhelming.
The mind shift?
Pure and utter belief.
In goals. In knowing that anything a mind sets itself too, it can achieve. That we CAN be who we want to be, do what we want to do, have what we want to have.
Of course, I have felt that before. Totally.Utterly. BELIEVED it with my whole heart….but this was different. Like something unlocked, and it was a turning point in my life and there wouldn’t be any more doubt surrounding belief in goals and myself ever again.
It all started by being given the most extraordinary opportunity on the weekend to attend a conference with the company I do my nutritional cleansing through (if you haven’t read it yet, my review on it is here). I went excited, knowing I would walk away at the end of the 2 days with a mind full of confidence in product knowledge. Never did I imagine though I would have walked away with how much more than I did though.

Belief. Fear busting confidence. Support.Love.Next level motivation.New strengthened friendships.
The biggest take home for me though was 2 things.
First it came from a beautiful & inspiring friend Peta Kelly who got up and ROCKED the stage (did I mention she’s only 24). She spoke about your WHY. She left her heart & soul on that stage & it was HUGE turning point for me. In fact, my biggest take away quote from the whole event that resonated hardest for me was her own …..
“When your whys are bigger than your why not’s, you will succeed”
What IS your why? So you want a million dollars by the time you’re 30?? (let’s use my goal as the example) … but WHY?? You need to emotionally connect to that. So when you are tired, when you don’t see much light at the end of any tunnel, when you have doubts, overwhelming fear, can’t be bothered…whatever it is that is holding you back from getting one step closer … you just need to remember your WHY.
Me? I want a million dollars to retire my mum and support Morgans and my own family. My why is to buy my mum that cottage house on the big block with the wrap around verandah, big beautiful oak tree out the front and enough rooms for the grandkids and walked her to the front door hand her the keys and say…I love you, more than you’ll ever know, thank you for all that you’ve done our whole lives – this is yours. To gift her the life she has gifted me.
As I wrote that, I started crying. In fact, as I am still writing this, I have big tears streaming down my face. I’m THAT emotionally connected to my why. I’ve had my why since I was about 12. SO you can imagine how committed I can stay to my goals with an emotional connection like that.
The other huge take away I took which is so in tune with that came from Australian 5 time Olympian & gold medal winner Natalie Cook.
She shared her 5 P’s in life. HOW she got to compete for 20 years (5 Olympics) in the Olympics. HOW she won her Gold Medal for Australia (it just gives you shivers doesn’t it??)
In ALL that you do, in ALL that you want to achieve, in ALL that you set your mind to you have to have the following:
A Purpose
A Plan
The right People
Passion
Perseverance
A purpose so clear there isn’t a doubt in your mind, THIS is exactly where the emotional connection to your why comes back in. GET TO KNOW YOUR WHY GORGEOUS.
A set plan on how to then get there (remember my post onchunking your goals down? GREAT place to start).
The next step is filling your life with the right people – cut the shit from your life. Today is a better day than ever to do it. Has one of your ‘friends’ been holding your truth back because you’re worried they might not get the change you’re about to go through?? DELETE them from your life. A friend, true friends, inspire, uplift, support, encourage, cheerlead the shit out of your empowering decisions. Any one who isn’t doing that isn’t worth your energy. (note; I get a lot of emails from girls asking for advice on being more positive, living happier lives, achieving goals….THIS IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST HINTS THAT I JUST SHARED)
You have to have PASSION. For life. I always say it. Life is a gift. A big, beautiful, vivid, overwhelming gift. HONOUR THAT!!! Have passion because of it. You’re here, you have gifts, you can share them, you can inspire, be inspired, follow goals and be happy – let that passion be set on FIRE.
And most importantly, with all of it. Have perseverance. No matter what. Keep going. And going and going. And going. And just when you want to give up or you feel your disconnecting from your why, dig deeper and KEEP GOING. As Natalie Cook said “courage is your willingness to fail over and over and over again without ever giving up”. 
When you have those moments of doubt though. Of fear so debilitating it holds you back. When you watch what you’re saying because you’re scared of what people might think. When you’re sad. When  you feel like there’s no point. When you just can’t be bothered. It means ONE OF YOUR P’s IS OUT OF BALANCE…go back, re address, re align and get back on your souls purpose track. 
You see beautiful. YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right purpose, with the deep deep connection to your why.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right plan that fits you. Your purpose, your goals, gifts. Make it soulfully yours. Don’t plan to society norms or what you think you should be doing it. Set the plan with your whole gut and believe in it like nothing else.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With the right people. Cut the shit from your life. Fill it with real friends, soul friends, true friends, like I always say – grow that tribe, that big beautiful, overwhelmingly supportive tribe.
YOU CAN DO THIS.With Passion. Passion set on fire. Kick it up a notch gorgeous. LOVE what you do, and if you don’t love it, change it!!!  A day not doing something you love with someone you love is a day wasted.
YOU CAN DO THIS. With Perseverance. Don’t ever, ever, ever give up. The difference between you and somebody else who WILL succeed is they won’t give up when it gets a little tough. They’ll keep going. No matter what. And you will too.
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The challenge? I really want you to share your why. WHY do you want what you do? WHY are you going after your goals? It can be anything. It could even be “because I finally want to after all these years start taking care of me” OR… “ because I need to look hot” WHATEVER it is, let’s get to your why…the sooner you connect to it, the sooner you can start on your own path to success.
I can’t WAIT to hear from you in the comments below xx
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