Celebrating Remembrance Day – 11 November

Today, 11th November, we are celebrating Remembrance Day, it is a day of commemoration and the occasion to remember the 8.5 million soldiers who died across the world during the 1914-18 war as well as those who lost their lives in the conflicts that followed. Poppy Memorial - Remembrance Day - 11 November Poppies are … Continue reading Celebrating Remembrance Day – 11 November

Life is Better in a Bikini

“Life is better in a bikini.” I’ve just finished a three-week-long Book Tour on my home island Réunion with plenty of opportunities to wear my favorite item of clothing. The evolution of the bikini’s design traces the emancipation of women, as a symbol of liberty and confidence, with iconic images of stars like Ursula Andress … Continue reading Life is Better in a Bikini

Riding Motorbikes Makes Me Happy

 “Riding motorbikes makes me happy.” There, I said it, and before I finish this post, I’m sure I’ll say it again. I like motorbikes for a number of reasons, which I’ll expand on below, but the key for me is the oneness I feel between me and the machine. There is no mindlessness when riding, … Continue reading Riding Motorbikes Makes Me Happy

Advice from Goddess Athena – How to Find Your Passion

Goddess Athena is back with advice on how to find your passion! If you’ve read my previous articles, you’d know that Goddess Athena and I have a special relationship. We talk to each other. During those conversations, I ask her advice about matters that trouble my fellow mortals.   For those of you who haven’t … Continue reading Advice from Goddess Athena – How to Find Your Passion

What is Your Superpower? Multitasking or Mindfulness?

Distracted Multitasker or Mindful Zen Master An indisputable fact about modern life is how busy everyone seems to be. There are always more incoming emails, more meetings, more things to read, more ideas to follow up on. Digital mobile technology means you can easily crank through a few more to-do list items at home, or … Continue reading What is Your Superpower? Multitasking or Mindfulness?

Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears

The Art of Shedding Tears Charles Darwin once declared emotional tears ‘purposeless,’ and nearly 150 years later, emotional crying remains one of the human body’s more confounding mysteries. Everybody cries sometimes, and if you don’t, perhaps you should. Humans are emotional beings, what we do is dictated by a whole range of emotion. Every one … Continue reading Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears

Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs

Quotes to Think About “The World needs able men and women, people who can do things that are thoroughly worthwhile; people who can think great thoughts and transform such thoughts into great deeds.” Christian D. Larson What do authors do? They think great thoughts then turn those thoughts into words to inspire others Christian D. Larson … Continue reading Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs

Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting

Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem There are rafts of articles and posts online about Charlie Chaplin being the author of the poem, When I loved Myself Enough (also titled ‘As I began to love myself’). This 'Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem' has become a point of reference for anything to do with self-love; except that … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting

8 Flavors of Love – Which One Are You?

Let’s Talk About Love Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions that people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love has been called "one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology." Everyone has experienced feelings of love to some extent … Continue reading 8 Flavors of Love – Which One Are You?

Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem

"Why things are not always what they seem; first appearance deceive many, the intelligence of a few perceive what has been carefully hidden" Phaedrus, c. 444 – 393 BC "The mind is strange in the way that it picks and chooses what it wants to see. The way people let their emotions, conditions, and state … Continue reading Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Don’t Worry Be Happy – The Benefits of Music

'Don’t Worry Be Happy’ is a popular song by Bobby McFerrin; its lyrics go like this: “Here is a little song I wrote.You might want to sing it note for note.Don’t worry, be happy.In every life we have some trouble.But when you worry you make it double.Don’t worry, be happy.‘Cause when you worry your face will … Continue reading Don’t Worry Be Happy – The Benefits of Music

Being in a State of Flow. The Key to Happiness?

A ‘best moment’ describes an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform at our best. If you have experienced such moments, you will be in a 'state of flow’ otherwise known as ‘being in the zone.’ Studies show that we are more creative, productive and happy when we are in a state of … Continue reading Being in a State of Flow. The Key to Happiness?