We all have one shot at life. (That sounds like a really cheesy ad for an equally cheesy movie.) If you remove the dairy products, however, it IS true... We don't get to shout, "STOP! I screwed this life up big-time, can I start again with a new one please?" You can however, take a… Continue reading Once is Enough
Humans are such complicated creatures. And we lead complicated lives. They needn't be, but outside influences tend to get in the way of us just being ourselves. Everyone tries to tell us what to be. Be good. Be honest. Be brave. Be a good student. Be a good spouse, parent. Be good at your job.… Continue reading Be
We all make mistakes, we all fall down. And it's easy to be discouraged when we fail at something. But those who achieve great things have one difference to the rest of us. They still make mistakes. They still have disappointments. Their difference is that they don't give up. The see their failures as small… Continue reading Cha Cha Cha
'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' What a powerful thought. If this was your last day on earth, how would you like to spend it? Going to a job you hate? Doing the same things you do every day? Just… Continue reading Today
You are always one decision away from a a totally different life. What will that decision be? Turn right or left? Take the blue pill or the red? The salad or the hamburger? Going to the gym or lying on the lounge? To speak out about something or stay silent? Every decision you make… Continue reading One Decision
Don't you dare shrink your round self down to fit the small square hole that society wants to shove you into. Don't you dare dumb yourself down, become small, or less than the big beautiful soul that you are. Keep learning, keep shining, keep growing. Jacqui xx
When you introduce yourself to someone new, do you say, 'Hi, I'm Jacqui, I am an accountant / am a doctor / sell shoes etc.' Is that who you really ARE? Or is it what you do for a living? Who are you REALLY? If you love to scribble down ideas in a journal or… Continue reading Who are you?
Today in my yoga class, the teacher encouraged us to create our own mantra to chant as we did our practice. The mantra could be a word or words to chant inwardly so I chose, "strong mind, strong body". As I was struggling to hold Downward Dog (I have very poor upper body strength so… Continue reading Strong mind, Strong actions
If we take a moment away from the loud craziness of life just to sit and be, we can listen to the small voice inside that tells us what we really want. What makes your soul soar? To create something original? To sing? To take a week off work and read book after book? To… Continue reading What makes your soul soar?
Don't you wish you had a time machine? If I could go back to when I was a teenager, I would have started putting money into my super / savings account / learned a language / exercised more. So many possibilities... After all these years I could have bought a house (or two)/ retired early… Continue reading The longer you wait…