The Inspiration for Big Happy Life In this episode, I talk about the inspiration for Big Happy Life. It’s a short episode where I share a bit about an exercise we did during our pre-adoption training. It was such a profound exercise that it stayed with me for years and has become the foundation of my business. It’s a way […]

Life-Changing Books – What the Foot? with Ellie Williams

This was one of my favourite conversations since starting the podcast! Talking to Ellie was like talking to an old friend. We had so much in common and, despite the differences in our work, we found so many synchronicities!  Our conversation centred mainly on healing physical pain – as this was the subject of Ellie’s […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 5: Let Go

As someone who has battled depression for most of my life and an eating disorder for most of my adult life, I’m well versed in holding onto emotions, experiences, stories and perspectives that cost me my happiness. Since beginning my journey towards a happier life and becoming the kind of mental health role model for […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 4: Solve your Happiness Equation

The content in today’s episode is inspired by a wonderful book called “Solve for Happy” by Mo Gawdat. The Happiness Equation After experiencing the tragic loss of his son after a routine surgery, Mo Gawdat needed to find a way to understand life and happiness.  He came at the problem with the mind of an […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 3: Get comfortable with Discomfort

Can you cope? We tolerate discomfort all the time – without really even noticing we’re doing it. Think about a time you went to a barbecue or outside event and you were having a wonderful time all afternoon but as the sun set, you began to feel really cold. You’re laughing and enjoying the great […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 2: Turn down the Shark Music

Change your thoughts, change your life Dr Wayne W. Dyer Tweet Back in November, I wrote a post titled, “I’d like to show you the power of your thoughts“. In it I featured the two videos I describe on today’s podcast. For some unknown (and frustrating) reason, the videos won’t upload here but you’ll be […]

5 Day Happiness Challenge – Day 1: Fatten up the good

Not all emotions are created equal In my work as a corporate trainer, I often talk to leaders about the balance between ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ interactions. Research suggests that for a team to perform well and for the members of the team to feel good about being a part of that team, they need a […]

Life-changing books: The One Thing with Nicke Abraham

I loved doing this interview! It’s the first in the Big Happy Book Club series – where I talk to my guests about a book that changed their lives. In this episode, I talk to Nicke Abraham, founder of the Winning Attitude Training Consultancy, about the book that changed her life. After more than two […]

Skills required to gain control of your emotions

I struggled with this title because I don’t believe we can ever gain full control of our emotions. I do, however, believe we can gain some control as long as we develop certain skills. That’s what this week’s podcast episode is about. Gaining control of your emotions is not about being happy all the time. […]

Emotions – The Magic and the Trickery

Whenever I record episodes about a particular subject, my attention is drawn to things that relate to that subject. This week, I found an article I’ve had in my possession for over a year, titled, “How Emotions Fool your Brain”. It blew my mind – and blew much of what I’ve previously spoken about out […]