I found it

My whole life I’ve looked for what I wanted to be when I grow up. A lot of my friends knew what they wanted to do. I never did. 

I graduated highschool and worked as a cashier, then a deli assistant, then accounts and bookkeeping, then management, then sales. 

I had a mix of jobs and went with the flow. I earnt money and didn’t see any roles as a career. 

I didn’t enjoy any of it. 

There’s a saying- “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”

I’d think if that quote and reflect- what would I do for free? 

Sometimes I thought that quote was a bunch of bullshit. 

It always drew a blank. What would I do for free? Lay in the beach and sip iced tea. I’d do that for free.

I would end up frustrated trying to think of what my thing was.

Until recently. 

I found it! 

It’s Helping people. 

Helping people make peace with situations that hurt like hell and we can’t do a damn thing about it. 

Helping people live their best life and be the best version of themselves. 

Helping someone make a plan and brainstorm solutions that can move them forward in a positive way. 

That’s  my thing. I found it. 

The past few days I’ve had a Prac for my counselling course. I got to sit down with people in the class and we were able to counsel each other. 

I felt alive. I felt like this is me. I could seriously do this for free! That’s how much I love it. Doing this wouldn’t feel like work- it’s something I enjoy.

I was able to assist someone with closure on some unfinished business with a family member. I was able to help her potentially change her life on that topic from this point on. 

I found what I want to be when I grow up. 

I’m home. It feels so right. It feels so good.

If you can’t think of what your passion is- think of what you hate. What are topics that piss you off and you wish you could fix. What’s something that your drawn to but haven’t explored more. Start with that. 

Mine didn’t come all at once. It was like pieces of a puzzle that slowly came together. 

My decision to do my course came with a price- it wasn’t all rosy. It was a decision I made and hoped for the best. 

I’m so glad I did. I’m over half way through the course now and there is still a lot to learn, but I’m ready. 

May you find the thing that you would do for free if you could so you never have to work another day in your life. 

Until next time- make it a great day x

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How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You: In 15 Steps


I had to share this blog by Wayne Dyer. It is rich of useful content and great tips.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The link is below.

Until next time, make it a great day x

How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You: In 15 Steps

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New Plan

I’m not a fan of Doctors and Hospitals. I’m not a fan of medication.

I’m at the point where I am tired from all the bad news, being told that there is no cure to my illness and basically awaiting the unexpected heart failure that was meant to come so many times and thankfully it hasn’t.

Remaining strong mentally isn’t always easy and trying to live a “normal” life is at times a little challenging.

I’ve always had this little voice in my head telling me not to take any medications and keep my body as pure as possible. Every single time a Dr recommends a medication – I cringe. It sets something off inside me that yells “NO Ange!!! Don’t listen to them” I’m still trying to make sense of why.

In 2015 my heart pressures increased and my lungs didn’t do too well in a test I was given.  I had gut issues… those bloody gut issues- everything I ate had me in immense pain. Things weren’t looking too good and the Doctors all wrote to each other recommending a heap of medications and operations.

I was in melt down. I was afraid. I needed space.

I asked myself… Have I done EVERYTHING in my power naturally to heal myself or to even eliminate some of the medical dramas I had going on?

Was I looking after myself? Was I loving myself and nurturing myself?

Was I enjoying my life and health while I had it?

Are you answering yes to any of the questions above?

My answers were No, No, No and No.

I knew dairy didn’t serve me, but I still ate it and drank it.

I knew coffee made my heart beat fast – but I drank it, a lot of it.

I also knew that I was tired and run down, but I continued the late nights and early mornings.

I ate poorly and was making myself anxious with toxic relationships and negative mind chatter.

I was a walking mess.

Then……. I made a plan.

The plan was to get so healthy and fit, it was to heal my gut to avoid the operation the Dr wanted to do. I was going to eat healthy and loose the extra weight I was carrying.

I was going to quit eating meat, dairy, gluten, nuts, fried foods, soft drink… and focus on eating clean and as close to raw as possible. Lots of fresh fruit and Veggies.

I was going to walk…. oh man was I going to walk.

I was going to drink water – the right amount.

I was going to drink herbal teas and meditate.

I was going to end relationships that were harmful to my mind and soul and stop waiting for them to treat me the way I felt I deserved.

I was going to respect my body.

I was going to get focused on walking into my next set of Dr appointments with a bounce in my step and a glow to my face. 

I wanted to look at them square in the eye and show them that taking medication isn’t the only way.

I set the plan. And I did it.

I lost weight, the pain in the gut went away.  Old clothes fit me again, I was glowing. The energy…. so much energy.

My heart stopped the racing. My anxiety episodes were down. I was having better sleep. No more brain fog and my memory was coming back.

I honestly felt like a new woman. I felt FANTASTIC! 

I needed to share it with the ones I love. I wanted them to feel as good as I felt.

Then the eye rolling started. The judgement, the hurtful comments. Being convicted of having an eating disorder and people frustrated with me bringing my own food to parties.

I was different and no one liked it.

I soon learnt that not everyone was happy for me.

I was painted to be a bitch because I was sharing my journey and trying to sprinkle the glitter everywhere. I wanted to be honest and share my journey.

I was seen as a liar when I told people that garlic and onion make me sick.

People criticize what they don’t understand.

Some jumped on board and some left my boat completely and shut me out.

You really learn who your tribe is. Not everyone claps when you succeed.

Despite all the shit going on in my life, I walked into the Doctors appointments with a huge smile on my face waiting for the results from the updated tests to come through and them to be completely gob smacked with how amazing the results were from all the new changes.

I wanted to hear that my pressures were good and my lungs were doing so much better.

I craved to hear them say that I no longer needed the medication or the procedures.

But they didn’t. Each and everyone of them wiped that smile off my face.

I drove home and did what I always do after the “doom and gloom” at the Doctors – I play music to interrupt my thoughts, then I switch the music off and think. Then I cry.

There were tears of helplessness. Tears for the results not looking as great as I envisioned as I gave up foods that I loved and walked on that treadmill connected to my oxygen. Tears for the people that couldn’t be happy for me and tears of defeat.

I felt broken.

The whole plan of slapping my victory in the Doctors faces didn’t go according to plan and I gained most of the weight back that I had lost on my feel good journey.

I wiped each tear away with a packet of chips or a bar of chocolate. I surrendered to what I was told and didn’t keep going. I stopped swimming against the tide.

We fall back into habits and can be quick to forget the formula to feeling great.

We forget what makes us feel alive and the path to get there.

Yesterday I sat with the Doctor that told me nothing had changed from the last time we spoke.

We talked medications and operations. We talk doom and gloom.

I sat there blank and disconnected.

I was fatter, I felt tired and my chest was sore with my lungs hurting a little.

I wasn’t bouncing around and feeling positive. I had fallen into the story the doctors created for me.

I had listened to them telling me how I should be feeling and not listening to myself and how I was feeling.

When I saw the results of my health kick and felt invincible – I should have maintained that and not worried about the judgement, rejection and verdict from the doctors.

New Goal – Respect my mind, body and soul.

Back on track. Back to doing what works.

It took time to remember the map to get back there. But I know Ive been there before and I can get there again.

Which map to happiness and health did you once create and forget how to get back there?

I challenge you to be your best self. With or without the claps.

Sending you all love.

Until next time, Make it a Great Day!!!

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Your best advice

Today I saw a post on Instagram that asked people to give their best advice in 10 words or less

This guy got 500 plus responses!

I was so interested to see what advice people had to offer, I had to read through them. I couldn’t get through all of them, but I tried.

My advice was “If you have to choose to be right or kind, choose kind” Wayne Dyer

Some people wrote things like

-Have more sex

-F*ck the world

and there were other questionable pieces of advice

My favourite ones from the list are below – Enjoy

-Do What you see long term happiness in

-The only reason for failure is you, stop blaming and work harder

-Inspiration without perspiration is hallucination

-Play the long-term game

-Compete with yourself, no one else

-If you don’t know how, LEARN

-You don’t have to follow the rules

-Live your best life

-Every shot you didn’t take, you will regret forever

-Hang out with winners

-Your thoughts become your reality

-No one’s stopping you, but yourself telling yourself that you can’t

-Don’t compare yourself to others

-Surround yourself with others that will inspire you to be great

-Tomorrow isn’t promised, make today count

-It doesn’t matter what others think of you

-Discipline is the bridge to all accomplishments

-Frustration ends where knowledge begins

-There is always room for improvement

-Follow your inner sound

-Only a dead fish goes with the flow

-Life without family is life without breath

-If the horse is dead, get off it

-You are the sum of the 5 people you hang around, choose wisely

-Don’t expect and you won’t be disappointed

-Today is the first day of the rest of your life

-Work smart, not hard

-If it is to be, its up to me

-Don’t complicate life

-Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself

-Whatever is good for your soul, do more of that

There is so much good advice out there, why don’t we take it?

In the comments below, please list your advice that you can offer others.

Please share this with the people you care about.

Until next time, make it a great day x

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A thousand words

Today I found a movie on Netflix. I like Eddie Murphy, so I knew I would love it. It’s not a recent movie, not sure how I missed this one.

Eddie Murphy plays the role of an agent called Jack. A fast paced bullshit artist with money on his mind. He isn’t very nice.

Eddie Murphy has some sort of spell olaced on him where this tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. 

Each time he speaks a leaf falls off. One word costs one leaf. When the tree dies, he dies. 

I don’t want to give too much away, but it is a movie you will want to see. 

It’s eye opening and touching, it’s life changing.

If you lost a leaf each time you spoke- would you hold more value for each word you spent?

For those that are going to watch it- enjoy. 

I’d love to hear what you think. 

Until next time, make it a great day x

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Song a Day – Thanks Sandra

I was invited by Sandra from “A Momma’s View” to join the Song a day Challenge.

I’m not a fan of the challenges as I struggle to stick to the requirements.

But….I love Sandra and I love music. So, I’m going to give it a go.

Sandra knows I went to see Adele and how much I said I loved her in my recent post Adele in Sydney – but I have so many other songs that have won my heart, sorry Adele.

The rules are:

  • Post a song a Day for five consecutive days
  • Post what the lyrics mean to you ( optional)
  • Post the name of the song and video 
  • Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge.

I’m going to post all five songs all at once and nominate five bloggers at once also.

Get ready to fall in love with some great songs.

  1.  Ed Sheeran – Save Myself. 

I love this song, someone close to me called me and told me to listen to the lyrics. I related to it (minus the out-of-date prescription pills).

I often try to help people that wouldn’t do the same for me.

I must admit, this song helped me make a decision to take the time I need to save myself.

So before I save someone else, I’ve got to save myself


2. Ed Sheeran – Supermarket Flowers

This song was written about his grandmother when they were packing up the hospital.

The part of the song that gets me crying every time is:

So I’ll sing Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you’d be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go
And when God takes you back we’ll say Hallelujah
You’re home


3. Pentatonix – Hallelujah

I love Pentatonix and have for a while. This song gives me chills and I could listen to it non-stop… actually I have. Something about this song makes my heart sing.


4. Sia – Bird Set Free

This song is a real motivation boosting song. I really love it.

My favorite lyrics from the song are –

Had a voice, had a voice but I could not sing

But there’s a scream inside that we all try to hide
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive, oh

I’m not gon’ care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free


And Lucky Last

5. Donna Taggart – Jealous of the Angels

Over time I’ve had to say good bye to loved ones and I constantly think about my grand mother. I feel this son puts it well – I miss her and wish I could have a chance to say a final goodbye. It reminds me of the day she passed, it was very sudden.

Surpise, Suprise…..This is another song with the word hallelujah in it.

I’m noticing a theme as I put this list together lol

Prayin’ you’d just walk back through that door
And tell me that I was only dreamin’


I hope you enjoy my selection of songs.

Now I get to nominate five lucky bloggers –

Forgiving Journal

Flying Through Water

Ritu – But I smile Anyway

Barb – Sane Teachers

Send Sunshine

Until next time – Make it a great day xx

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Don’t judge me

“Be curious, not judgmental.”
– Walt Whitman
Its a simple quote, but an important one.
We have all had our moments when we judge someone.
I am guilty of judging others and giving my opinion on the matter thinking I know all the facts – when i don’t.
Judging not only leave you feeling gross inside, it is hurtful to the person you are judging.
Would you say it to their face if they were in front of you? Most of us would answer no to that question. Imagine they found out what you really thought about them….the fake smile you offer them wouldn’t come across as sweet.
Are you cringing at the thought?
Most of us aren’t as good at hiding our judgement as we think. Most people can sense your judgement. They will withdraw themselves from you – no one likes being judged.
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People judge and snarl at the actions and thoughts of others, but who are we to say how it all goes?
If it impacts our life, then we need to speak up.
Most of us speak up behind their back – we call someone and gossip.
This isn’t helpful to anyone.
If you need to judge or gossip to have a friendship with a certain person- then that’s not a healthy relationship.
Most judging stems from jealousy. Sometimes we actually admire the person we are judging – but instead of giving them credit or taking a minute to see what we like about them, or what it is about them that we want- we smash them down to feel better about ourselves.
Most judgement stems from not understanding another persons situation and judging it instead of trying to help them or understand their situation.
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I understand people need to grow and we all change, we all become better versions of ourselves and we all act in a way we wish we didn’t.
But lets stop judging people.
Especially the ones that were there for you when no one else was.
We should look into why people do things, before immediately judging them. Be curious, not judgmental.
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Mother Teresa Nailed it with this quote –
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At the end of it all – we want to love and be loved.
I choose love.
I choose peace.
Until next time – Make it a great day xx
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