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Why getting muddy is the key to gratitude

This week kicked off with an exciting start, when I had my very first ever post published on my favorite website, Elephant Journal!

My extremely honest and personal story – detailing an embarrassing fall into a huge puddle of mud – is a reflection on how I generally like to live life; with trust, gratitude and a huge sense of humor!

The fact is, shit happens every single day, and we will regularly get covered knee deep in sticky, muddy situations. The key to living a happy and full life is to learn from these falls from grace, and welcome the lessons they often bring.

Sometimes, though not always, it can even be quite liberating and awakening to throw yourself into unknown or scary situations, as you’ll likely surprise yourself with just what you’re made of!

So, if you need a little reminder of the twists and turns of life, or simply fancy a giggle at my expense, have a little read of my Elephant Journal post: Why You Should Throw Yourself into the Mud Immediately.

Image: PRO micadew at Flickr

Earth Day: My favourite spots for reflecting on the world

Happy Earth Day everyone! I know, I know there seems to be a national or global recognition day for most things, but you really can’t ignore a day which is dedicated to this beautiful planet. Even Google has a cool graphic to mark the occasion!

Today, I thought I would celebrate by sharing 10 of my favourite spots on this beautiful planet – both natural and man made – all of which inspire me to keep on my green living journey and remind me what we could loose if we don’t behave ourselves. 

1. Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand Photo(40)

Clear blue water, white sand and views out toward the volcanic Rangitoto Island – it’s hard to believe that the modern city of Auckland was build around this stunning exotic bay. Earth at its best.

2. White Cliffs, East Sussex, England 


This picture was taken in Seaford, but all across this coastline the white cliffs are both powerful and serene; welcoming you to look out to the sea or back toward land in reflection. I’ve spend many a day chilling on these cliffs contemplating the world.


3. Minnack Theatre, Penzance, Cornwall 


What better way to marvel at both natural and man made beauty than watching a theatre production whilst overlooking the stunning Cornwall coast? With views toward the Atlantic and to Sennen Cove (prettiest beach on Earth) this theatre was chiseled into the rocks to create a quirky place to watch the human stories we love to create and share. Continue reading Earth Day: My favourite spots for reflecting on the world