I’ve been practicing gratitude — with varying levels of devotion — for over a decade now, since I was thirteen years old.
It’s now been more than 11 years since I was first introduced to this practice. And during that time I’ve experience how incredibly powerful this practice can be.
Here’s how gratitude has played a role in my life over the past decade and why I’m so passionate about sharing my experience with this simple — but life-changing — practice.
Let’s go back to how it all began…
One of my favourite ways to share what I’m grateful for is through photos over on Instagram, which is why I’d love to invite you to join me for a mini gratitude photo challenge!
It’s been awhile since I’ve collated a Link Fest for you and I’m excited to share with you a whole lot of articles I’ve come across on the Internet over the past few months.
This edition includes articles about being judged, living a creative life, mindfulness, self-care when you’re on holiday, thoughts on your calling and purpose, creating calm, making excuses or making progress, being a quiet achiever and more.
When I was in primary school we had to write a story to submit to a local literacy festival. The instructions were to put a “new cultural spin” on a classic fairytale and I chose to write an Australian version of Hansel and Gretel.
Not long after, I found myself at the literacy festival night where my my Hansel and Gretel story won two awards.
On March 17th the Beautiful You Coaching Academy hosted their 2nd ever celebratory awards gala, which I was honoured to attend as a finalist.
It was such a special evening (and so special being a finalist in this year’s awards) and in this post I’ll be sharing my reflections and gratitude for this experience.
Before I get into it… A huge thank you to Fi Mims Photography who took all the incredible photos that are in this post 🙂
Do you remember times in your life based on you were reading/watching/listening to at the time?
I always remember times in my life based on what books, music, movies or tv shows I was obsessed with during that time.
For tv shows… The O.C reminds of when I was at high school. Game of Thrones reminds me of my final 6 months of living in Bendigo with my boyfriend while I was at university. The Walking Dead reminds me of when I first moved home to live back with my family.
But the one show that causes the biggest connection with a particular time in my life is The Vampire Diaries.
I’ve been practicing gratitude — with varying levels of devotion — for over a decade now.
And even though gratitude has been apart of my life since I was thirteen, it was only five years ago that I truly realised — and experienced — how very powerful practicing gratitude was.
There’s something so incredible about someone standing in their own power and sharing their whole truth don’t you think?
Someone who does this so very genuinely and powerfully: Danielle LaPorte.
Last Thursday night I got to see Danielle speak at the Choose To Shine event in Melbourne, hosted by the Wake Up Project. To say it was an inspiring evening is an understatement.
I’ve got so much to share about what I learnt from this night, but first I thought I’d share with you 16 of the (many) truthbombs I took away from hearing her speak — the ones that impacted me the most.
I first started practicing yoga when I was 13 years old.
My Grandad had suggested I give yoga and meditation a go to see if it would help me wind down and relax so I could sleep better.
Over the past 11+ years I’ve dabbled with practicing yoga — but I’ve never fully committed to a regular practice.
I’m so excited about what’s to come in 2017! I hope you are too.
I’m writing this to you feeling really inspired about what I want to create and offer you this year.