LIVING A FANTASTIC LIFE BLOG

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What are your non-negotiables in life?

When I talk about non-negotiables, I mean a set of principles which guide you in your life. These are principles which you will not bend for anyone, because they are what make you, YOU. It is important to recognize what these are, and ensure that others know as well. It is your duty to set these boundaries with others, so they know how to treat you.   You…

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The Many Forms of Love

The Ancient Greeks had six forms of love, which are all important in their own way. I would like to see more people adopt these terms when expressing love in its various forms. In my book The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life, Harriet and I discuss the six forms of love in depth. Today, I would like to focus on the different ways in which we express love.  Eros- Sexual…

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Find Your Ikigai

In our book book, Harriet talks about the Japanese philosophy of Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”). It means “a reason for being.” At its core, Ikigai is the practice of balancing your spiritual and practical needs. By harnessing your Ikigai you will not only live a life with your needs met, but also a life of purpose. Today, I would like to discuss the areas…

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Moving On From Trauma And The Past

Does trauma from your past hang around your body like an anchor, causing you to struggle to move forward. When I say trauma, I’m not referring to only huge events. Small traumas can cause more harm than you realize. Today, I would like to discuss how you can move on from your past. While I hope you find these tips helpful, it is…

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It Is National Enthusiasm Week!

In honour of National Enthusiasm Week, we wanted to share Golden Pearl #12 with you from our book, The Secrets to Living A Fantastic Life – Two Survivors Reveal the 13 Golden Pearls They’ve Discovered. Many have enjoyed the chapter, and we hope you do too! GOLDEN  PEARL #12 – Enthusiasm It is not success that brings enthusiasm. It…

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Reasons You Should Laugh More

We have all heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine.” And I would recommend you keep your regular prescriptions, as there is some truth to it. If you read my book, The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life, you know that humour is one of the Golden Pearls. It truly makes your life fantastic because it’s side effects last well after the laugh. Laughter can affect you socially, physically, and mentally. The very act of laughing unleashes…

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Twitter Buzz About The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life

A morning routine of mine this summer is sitting on my deck, sipping coffee and reading Twitter reviews about The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life. The last few months have certainly been an amazing whirlwind. But mornings are a peaceful part of my day and I enjoy spending them catching up on Twitter.  Starting my day…

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My Top Four YouTube Videos

1) The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life Book Trailer  Our book is an emotional journey, and this YouTube video picks up its essence. Whether you have read my book or not, this video is a must watch. It goes over three of the golden pearls in my book and keeps the viewer engaged. Watch the trailer on YouTube…

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“The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life”: Book of the Day

Wow! On July 28, 2020, The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life, was featured as the Book of the Day by OnlineBookClub.org. As a result, there are hundreds of comments on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. I am beyond honoured and thankful. Today, I’d like to share some of my favourite reviews with you.  What Readers On Twitter Are Saying… Ri knocked it out of the…

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Get an Attitude Makeover

Check your attitude! In his poem, If, Rudyard Kipling writes: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same…. you’ll be a man my son.”  Forst Gump philosophized: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  The highs and lows can be exhausting if not met with the right attitude. I…

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Live Your Life With Purpose

Let’s talk about living with purpose. Did you miss it? It’s that time of the day, week, month, or year where we say things like:  “Where has the time gone?”  “It’s just about August, where has summer gone?”  “We’ve only been out to the lake once this whole summer, how can this be?”  However, it’s not just time. The…

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The Power of Enthusiasm

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I wrote a book. Well, it’s not a secret! By now, you likely know all about it. And, how exciting is it that it is a bestseller. In “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life,” I talk about 13 ways you can live your best life. Today, I want to dive deeper into one of my favourite  pearls and share how powerful it is. What is the secret? ENTHUSIASM!  Let me explain why. …