Happiness in Joyful Self-Expression

By | July 29th, 2015|Happiness, Inner light, Life Purpose, Quality of life, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Self-love|

Each morning here on the island of Aegina in Greece, I open the white metal shutters of our bedroom and press them back against the bisque coloured stucco. They are secured with black iron hinges shaped like ‘S’s that swing up and keep them from blowing and banging in the breezes off the sea below. [...]

How do you spend your time?

By | April 9th, 2015|Emotions, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment|

“Once a person says, ''This is who I really am, what I am all about, what I was really meant to do,'' it is easier to decide how to spend one's time.” ~ David Viscott The answer for many to 'how do you spend your time'  is reacting to all the stimuli that comes at us [...]

What makes a real star?

By | April 6th, 2015|Energy, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Well-being|

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” ~ Martha Graham The interesting thing about performance and fame is that often the most talented are not the ones who reach [...]

Is happiness your life purpose?

By | April 4th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, Self-fulfiullment, Well-being|

“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Happiness in this sense is nothing to do with acquisition but in being. And ‘being’ to the fullest of one’s innate potential is to know this kind of sustaining happiness. We all have gifts and propensities. Are you good in [...]

Can you make a living doing what you love?

By | April 2nd, 2015|Business, Creativity, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, work|

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” ~ Rumi Too often we separate what we do for a living from what gives us pleasure, gratification, and what we love to do. We take a job to fulfil our needs or the expectations of others and then do what we love as [...]

How are your needs met?

By | March 30th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Self-fulfiullment, Well-being|

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~ John Muir In our high tech world, so focussed on the screens before us, we slide away from the deepest human needs. We require the sustenance of the ephemeral every [...]

What is Your Calling?

By | March 26th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Lifestyle, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, vocation, work|

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi Whether we recognise it or not, a seed is planted deep in our heart and resonates in every cell of our body. Your care and nurturing of the seed is your calling in [...]

Ever Had an Answer Just Come to You?

By | March 25th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, leisure, Lifestyle, Self-fulfiullment|

“All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.” ~ Samuel Johnson Leisure, recreation and play time are occasions when we just let our mind unhook from its customary replay, interplay or foreplay of the busyness of life. Most waking hours are filled with tasks and demands that have us running and analysing situations on the fly. We [...]

What do You Need to be Happy?

By | March 22nd, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Lifestyle, Self-fulfiullment|

“This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.” ~ Herman Hesse To be sure, many of us miss the opportunities for a happy life because we think that it is a [...]

Marilyn Harding with Lisa McKenzie

By | March 21st, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Lifestyle, Personal Transformation, Self-fulfiullment|

In this interview to commemorate International Day of Happiness, host, Lisa McKenzie discusses the book "Exhilarated Life: Happiness Ever After" with author Marilyn Harding. Questions of what makes an exhilarated life, what keeps us from happiness, how to find love and achieve self-fulfillment and happiness.