Valentine’s Day – Relationships

Love, valentines, hearts

As Valentine’s Day approaches I’d like to share with you how to create a relationship that meets your needs.   This could be important if you are single and searching for that next special person, or if you want to improve the relationship you are in.  One way of doing this is to find out […]

Life is Difficult

Positive mental health

The first sentence in M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Travelled is “life is difficult.”  I remember feeling a sense of relief when I first read this – because, for years, I thought I was the only person in the whole world who found the daily grind challenging.   I used to think there […]

How to Find Your Purpose in Life.

How to find your Purpose in Life

The dictionary definition of the noun states that purpose is – the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.   This leads us, humans, to ask the question, “why am I here?”  For those of you who know the answer to this question and have found your purpose in life, […]

Challenge Yourself!

challenge yourself

When did you last challenge yourself? I like to set myself little challenges now and then to keep myself learning and growing but nothing like the challenge I faced last Saturday.   I first heard about the ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof through my husband Ben, who has Wim’s book that talks about how to challenge yourself […]

Be The Leader of Your Own Life

Anne McKeown Be the leader of your own life

I hope you got lots of lovely gifts for Christmas. I love books and was thrilled to receive the biography of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, entitled “A New Kind of Leader.” I like reading about women who have goals and ambition, plus a big heart and open mind, so I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

New Year, New Mindset!

New Year, New Mindset.

Many people say to me, “I want this year to be different.”  And it can be. Not by wishful thinking but by truly seeking change, committing to change, and being willing to do whatever it takes, because nothing will change if you change nothing!   Do you have any idea what has held you back […]

The Main Reason New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!

New Year's Resolution

Do you know the main reason New Year’s Resolutions don’t work? Many people set New Year’s Resolutions with great intent. During the first few weeks of January, I hear of lofty goals around health, wealth, career, and relationships. By the end of the month, these are followed by calls of disappointment, and I have to […]

The Joy of Giving

The joy of giving

There is so much joy in giving. Giving is good for our soul, it makes us feel connected, needed, and generous. All of which releases happy hormones that last longer than any joy we feel from receiving.  Many studies reveal the benefits of giving.   I don’t know about you, but I get a buzz […]

How to Stay Calm this Christmas

Calm Christmas

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, it can be difficult to stay calm during the Christmas period. Even though we work hard to create a Christmas free of stress and conflict, the pressure and tension can get the better of us.   This year has been challenging in more ways than we could have […]

Affirmations

Affirmation

What Are Affirmations? An affirmation is a straightforward statement, which when frequently repeated, profoundly affects both your conscious thinking processes and more importantly, your subconscious.   We say many things to ourselves every minute of the day, some positive but mostly negative.  We tend to focus on what we don’t have, or what’s going wrong, […]