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Welcome to 2019!

Last year, I attended John Kehoe’s Awakening retreat, where we defined happiness and what it adds to our lives. I realised that, being focused on goals, to-do-lists and deadlines, I had lost sight of happiness, with little time for appreciating special moments and treasured connections.

This year I pledge to live in the now, taking pleasure in my life’s journey, not just the destination.
 
My 2019 blogs will remind me to be happy, and will share my insights on the practice of happiness with you.
 
Here’s to a joyful 2019!

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The practice of happiness 

While happiness is a basic human need, it is not a state easily achieved … largely because we see it as something to be ‘found’. In this article by Kim Potgieter, she explains how happiness starts from within, and she offers four top tips for actively practising happiness. 

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“Our life is an endless journey. Our journey consists of constant ups and downs, hope and fear, but it is a good journey” – Chögyam Trungpa

Around the World in 90 Days

Traditionally, a Bucket List records aspirational trips to unexplored destinations. Chartered client, Jeunesse Park, took a different route – literally – on her recent travels: she made her Bucket List all about seeing people who mean so much to her.

Read Jeunesse’s account.

How people perceive beauty

“Nature’s beauty is a gift that generates appreciation and gratitude.” So says Louie Schwarzberg, an American director, producer, and cinematographer. You CANNOT miss the outstandingly inspiring words of the older man at the end of Schwarzberg’s TED Talk: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude, as part of his Happiness Revealed project.  Read More to see the takeaways and to watch the clip.
 

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