It’s time for another Link Fest!
This edition includes articles about success and “big breaks”, finding your purpose, internal gratitude, taking action, doing what you love (every day), an interesting computer experiment, mental health and more!
Plus it includes recent articles from me and some of my favourite things at the moment (including an awesome matcha hot chocolate recipe!).
I’ve been practicing gratitude — with varying degrees of commitment — for over 11 years now, since I was thirteen years old.
My first gratitude practice began with a “Gratitude Rock” given to me by my Dad, which was just an ordinary rock from the beach. I would carry this rock with me everyday in my pocket or bag and it would prompt me to think of something that I was grateful for.
However, it wasn’t until only several years ago when I was going through a challenging time in my life that I truly discovered how powerful practicing gratitude could be.
It was Spring time and I was helping my boyfriend in his veggie garden. We were in the greenhouse planting seeds that would eventually grow into plants that would eventually produce all kinds of awesome things.
Last Thursday night I attended ‘In Conversation with Kemi and Julie’ at the very cool One Roof Women in Melbourne.
It was an evening of open and honest conversation about conscious business. Plus getting to listen to such an incredible conversation while drinking my favourite tea and eating my favourite chocolate was the BEST!
My biggest takeaway from the event was that there is no one size fits all formula for being successful in business. I think the whole evening was a really important reminder of this. Both Kemi and Julie have done very different things in aspects of their business and both created their own versions of success.
I asked on Instagram if you wanted to hear about my takeaways from the event and the overwhelming response was YES, so based on the notes I took from the evening here is a round-up of my biggest takeaways from the event…
This Gratitude Link Fest contains all my favourite gratitude articles, guest posts and interviews — all in one place. From how I discovered the power of gratitude, to a breakdown of my gratitude history, tips for your own practices and more!
This Link Fest is a collection of my favourite things I’ve read over the past couple of months.
This edition includes articles on the importance of scheduling “life” first, choosing a goal you’re actually excited about, whether blogging is worth it, making journalling a habit, advice on not feeling ready and moving outside your comfort zone, an important call for inclusion and some of my favourite things from this month.
This is Part 4 of my ‘Books that have changed my life series’ (you can catch up on previous parts here). In this series I share with you books that I have read that I truly think are life-changing and highly recommend.
In this edition I’m sharing some more life-changing reads, ranging from books about business, to habits, to surrender and courage.
It’s time for the first Link Fest of 2018!
This edition includes articles on living an extraordinary ordinary life, setting intentions and goals for the new year, creating a give back policy, simple self-care tips, unravelling the new year, plus my favourite things from last year and lots more.
I could have written a huge post on how 2017 unfolded for me and the things I learnt, but instead I’ve decided to do something a little bit different… Inspired by this list by Danielle LaPorte I’m sharing 16 of the best things I did in 2017. From little things, to bigger life-changing things, here’s some of the best things I did to make the most of the year (in no particular order)…
1. I started the year with a 31 day yoga experiment — then decided to do yoga every day for an entire year, which I did. And I’m still going now. This practice has been life-changing and keeps me grounded no matter what’s going on in my life or how full my schedule is. I’ve written about this experiment here and here.
2. I decided to go ALL IN on learning to drive and overcoming my fear of driving — for however long it was going to take. This was so powerful in so many ways, especially because I decided to keep showing up and keep trying even when it was challenging and I wanted to give up. And then, on September 22nd I passed drivers test and became a licensed driver! More on this here.