Are You Happy?

I am starting this blog post of with a question that everyone should be able to answer...

Are You Happy?

  1. 1.
    feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
  2. 2. fortunate and convenient.  

I sometimes feel like my happiness is based on circumstance... like for example if everything is right at home, work, etc then I am happy the minute something goes wrong, I am sad, upset etc.  how can I combat that? 

Many of us have been believing in a lie. We’ve bought into the myth that happiness is something we achieve when everything in our life finally looks the way we’ve been thinking it should. Cue the relationship, ring, job, country house, wardrobe, vacations, beauty products, weight loss. But here’s the challenge: These things alone don’t create lasting happiness, so happiness becomes this elusive thing that we desire but don’t know how to achieve.
We can choose happiness in this moment.
The truth is that happiness is not circumstantial. And this is really good news. It means we don't have to wait for everything to be perfect, nor do we have to control anything outside of ourselves in order to feel a certain way. Becoming aware of this truth is a total game-changer, because it means we can choose happiness in this moment. And something beautiful happens when we do this: When we feel happy first, our outward experience begins to shift in ways we’d only dreamed of.
In reality, self-love is the baseline of happiness. When we live from a pure space of self-love, we are able to achieve sustainable happiness, because our internal feelings of abundance will reflect back to us in the form of beautiful relationships, purpose-driven work, and financial freedom. In short, self-love puts us on the fast track to healing. Our work is to clear out our fearful perceptions and shift them back to a loving perspective on life, which reveals our perfection and wholeness.
We don’t need to be fixed and nothing is wrong with us—these are just the stories we’ve been telling ourselves. When we let go of our limiting beliefs, we can finally experience freedom, happiness, and our highest potential.

Set an Intention to Be Happy

Despite what we may have been taught, happiness is as simple as just choosing to be happy. When we truly realize this—that happiness is a choice—we instantly empower ourselves in any situation, whether it’s a relationship, job, or pattern of thinking that's been creating judgments, worry, doubt, fear, or confusion. The moment we choose to perceive things differently by choosing a loving perception of ourselves, others, and our circumstances, we not only strengthen our capacity to feel happy—we also open ourselves up to limitless possibilities where there once was seemingly no solution. A creative flow reveals itself, and we're able to experience more ease and less struggle sometimes instantly.


Best Ideas for Getting Better When You're Unwell

Illness is something all of us will encounter in our lives, and the more we can do to deal with it right now, the better it will be. It’s essential that we do our best to look after ourselves and try to work towards getting better and improving nicely. When you find yourself out of action after being unwell, it can be difficult to get your life back on track following illness.

This is something that you need to make sure you work on as much as you can, and there are a lot of factors that can allow you to do this more effectively. The thing to keep in mind is that there is no set process, and everyone is going to deal with this sort of thing differently. But, here are a few options that are going to help you to get better after illness.

Rest is Crucial

One thing that is absolutely crucial when you are trying to deal with this is the fact that rest is crucial. You need to make sure you are getting as much rest as you can, and this is something that can have a massive impact. Ensure that you are going to sleep well and work on recuperating from your illness - this is something that is essential when you are looking to get serious about wellness.

Take Your Time

A lot of people like to try to rush back to their lives when they are unwell, but this can often make the problem worse. So, you need to make sure you think carefully about what it takes to improve and convalesce in the best possible way, and this sometimes means taking your time and understanding that healing and getting better is a process.

Use Medication & Therapy

There are a lot of options to consider when you are looking to get well after suffering from illness. Some things you can merely sleep off, while more serious problems are going to mean that you need to take medication or have therapy. Energy healing for colds and flu might be a unique idea, but it’s definitely something that works well on illnesses that have no medication. For other sickness, you might require ibuprofen, penicillin, or other medication that should be prescribed.

Consider Rehabilitation

In some more extreme circumstances, you will find that you might need some rehabilitation following your illness. Serious sickness can knock us for six, and it is best to have a little bit of rehab beforehand to help you deal with this as much as possible. There are a lot of things that play a part in this, and you have to make sure you think about this moving forward.

Make sure you do as much as possible to improve yourself and your body and look at the way you are dealing with yourself after illness. There are a lot of things you can do to help you ensure you are making the most of the opportunities available, and you need to have plenty of rest and take the necessary medication to get back to normal again.


Sherpa throw

I have wanted a throw with our pictures on it for some time so when asked to do a collaboration i jumpes on it.

It was so easy to go on the website and create it... You can choose background, pictures, words, font etc.

The shipping from the day i order til it arrived was I think 7 days which was really fast for Canada.

The throw has become a favourite to curl up and read a book with.

It fits on my queen size bed nicely, this thing is huge.
It is super silky and soft and we love it.

Keep you and your kids safe as pedestrians

Picture by JESHOOTS.com

It's possible that we may not as be conscious about how important being safe when walking along/across the road is until we are made aware of an awful accident. For some of us, using the paths/roads as a pedestrian may even be something we tend to do on auto-pilot. Some of us may even silently presume that drivers on the road will always try for the most part to keep themselves, other road users and pedestrians safe. However, just as pedestrians may act on auto-pilot, the same is true for drivers who may have passed their driving test a long time ago, and may not be completely focused when driving. Unfortunately resting our safety on other road users is what contributes to millions of deaths caused by car accidents each year. To keep your family and you safe on the road, let’s go back to the beginning of road safety to learn how we can best protect ourselves and little ones from the road dangers.

High Visibility

To keep you and your family safe while walking on the sidewalk make yourselves as visible as possible. Which means for nighttime walks, wear fluorescent/reflective clothing to alert car users of your presence. Always stay on the sidewalk if you can, however, if you need to walk on the road, it’s advised to walk facing oncoming cars so that you may see vehicles driving towards you and your family, and move out the way when necessary.

Look Both Ways

A simple step that’s often overlooked is looking left and right when crossing the road. When you are with your younger ones, instigate that they must look left and right a few times when crossing the street and explain why this is important. Some oncoming cars can be deceptively quiet, meaning depending on your hearing is not always enough to get you and your family to the other side of the road safely.

Limit technology

A reoccurring issue with both drivers and pedestrians is the avid use of technology bombarding the senses, making us incapable of being completely focused and aware of what is going on around us as we walk. If you’re walking down the sidewalk, keep your senses alive to any hazards or imminent danger by putting away the mobile and removing your earbuds. This can also be taught to your younger children to prevent them from relying solely on your eyes and ears to get them somewhere safe while walking.

Hold Hands

If the sidewalk is big enough for you and your child to stand side by side, you can hold hands to reduce the risk of them running off or being distracted by something that’s blown into the road that they’re insistent on following. Holding your children’s hands when walking could help to keep them safe as vehicles are driving past you all.

Follow And Teach The Road Signals

It’s essential to follow road signs, such as pedestrian crossings, however, don't solely depend on these signs to provide you with complete safety. When approaching a crossing, for instance, it's advised to still look left and right and left again to see whether the cars approaching are going to stop. By losing a sense of dependency on other drivers for yours and your family’s safety, you can begin to protect and teach your children how to pre-empt road dangers that could transpire.
A parents main job in life is to keep their children alive by protecting them from danger but also to teach them skills independent of you to practice taking care of themselves. In doing so, you can do your part to help prevent a terrible car accident following the need to contact personal injury lawyers due to your or your family enduring an unfortunate accident. Teaching road safety could be an essential skill that protects and saves your children from harm from a young age, which is why it's so important to follow the tips above.

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