Back when I blogged regularly one of my favourite end-of-year traditions was doing a yearly favourites list (originally inspired by Alexandra Franzen).
It’s been a long time since I did one of these posts (four years ago!) and this year I felt called to bring back The Infinite List to share a collection of some of my favourite things from the year.
Here you will find some of my favourite things I read, watched, and listened to this year, plus some random things I loved this year as well.
I hope you find something here you enjoy!
The 21st of September is a special day… It’s World Gratitude Day!
World Gratitude Day began in 1965 in Hawaii and since then has become a day that is celebrated and acknowledged across the entire world.
World Gratitude Day is a day dedicated to being grateful, expressing appreciation, giving thanks and celebrating with gratitude!
As you may already know, I first started practising gratitude when I was thirteen years old and it has become one of the most powerful practices I have in my life.
However, gratitude isn’t just a practice for me or something I do, it’s the way I live my life.
Gratitude is one of my most important values in life (and business) and the way I approach everything is with gratitude.
If you’re wanting to bring more gratitude into your life today, here are 10 ideas to help you celebrate World Gratitude Day today:
A couple of years ago I created something new for the first time in a long time… It was a self-coaching and reflection guide that shared the process of how I coach myself.
I officially started my business after graduating from life coach training and a degree in psychological science.
I knew that to do the work I wanted to do in the way I wanted to do I needed to start my own coaching business.
Turns out I thrive working for myself and have been operating my online coaching business since 2015.
I often get asked all kinds of questions about how I run my online coaching business and how I work for myself.
So today I thought I’d give you a peek behind the scenes in a way I’ve never done before and share with you 50 insights on how I run my online business.
Do you ever look back and reflect on what led to where you are now?
Earlier this month as we entered October I realised that it was seven years ago that I began my training to become a coach.
This realisation made me look back over the past seven years and beyond to reflect on what has led to me here — right now — doing the work I do as a coach here at One Infinite Life.
I’d love to share an insight into how this journey began for me with you today as this hasn’t just been something that has happened over the past seven years.
To understand the journey that has led to me doing this work as a coach we need to go back even further to where it all began…
Today I am excited to be sharing with you another Client Coaching Story with you and showcasing one of my amazing past clients: Bridget Johns.
I first met Bridget when she reached out to me when she was wanting to become a coach with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and was wanting my support for her coaching journey.
Bridget is a declutter coach and life organiser at Be Simply Free. Her mission is to teach women to simplify their lives. She created her business to empower women to create lives where their homes and minds are uncluttered so they can be simply free.
The way Bridget lives her life is a true reflection of her philosophy, approach and work she does at Be Simply Free, she really walks her talk!
In this interview, Bridget shares what led to her deciding to become a coach, her experience training as a coach and how she is using her coaching skills in her life now. She also shares what it was really like to work with me and get my support for her own coaching journey. And so much more!
You can learn more about Bridget and her coaching story through the interview below and you can also watch (or listen to) a live conversation we had together on Instagram. I know you will get such great and practical takeaways from these interviews like I do every time I speak with Bridget.
All photos of Karen Marie Johnston in this post taken by Sophie Carefull
I have been wanting to shine a light on my incredible clients and the truly incredible work they do for a long time and this post is the first (of hopefully many) that will allow you to get to know them and their work.
I am excited to be kicking off these client stories today with a very special human: Karen Marie Johnston.
I am a proud affiliate for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy the life coach training I undertook and wholeheartedly recommend. A part of the work I do includes supporting life coach trainees with their coaching journey through my bonus offer.
This is how Karen came into my life in 2018 when she was wanting my support with her coaching journey and since then I have been so inspired by her and the work she does.
Karen is a proud social worker who has two decades of experience working and supporting people in this deeply important and needed way and brings all of this (plus her own life experiences) to her coaching work.
In this interview, Karen shares what led to her deciding to become a coach, her background in social work and her experience with bringing coaching into the work she does now. She shares her experience becoming a coach with the training school we both trained with (and love!). She shares what it was really like to work with me and get my support for her own coaching journey. And so much more!
You can learn more about Karen and her coaching story through the interview below and you can also watch (or listen to) a live conversation we had together on Instagram. I know you will be just as inspired by her and the work she does as I am!
The number one question I get asked about gratitude is, “How can I be grateful when I’m going through a challenging time?”
People know that when they’re going through something challenging, that is when we need practices like gratitude the most. However, this can also be a really hard thing for us to do when we’re experiencing challenges. And I believe it’s not always the kindest thing for us to do during these times.
Something that I lean on (even more) during challenging times is my gratitude practice. It’s something that anchors me and keeps me connected to what’s really important.
I know a lot of people are going through a challenging time at the moment and I want to make it clear right away that I don’t believe that gratitude is “the answer” for this or that this practice is going to be supportive for everyone right now.
However, I know for some people (like myself) this can be a supportive practice to focus on during challenging times. It’s something I’ve personally been leaning into even more during the challenges of this year and also while where I live (Victoria in Australia) is currently on stay at home restrictions.
I know that people are looking for all kinds of different support right now, so I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how I can best support you at the moment.
Note: This is an excerpt from an email to The Infinite Community, if you’d like to join and get my notes you can do that here.
I’ve been having many conversations with clients and those around me about what they are doing to support themselves during everything that is going on in the world at the moment.
So today I thought I’d give you an insight into how I’m personally supporting myself right now.