Tag Archives: happiness

How to develop an attitude of gratitude (and why you should)

 How lucky are you- Developing an attitude of gratitude

Today I had the privilege to be taken on a tour of The National Star College at Ullenwood near Cheltenham.  In case you don’t know it, the college is for students with disabilities and aims to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential in life, in whatever way suits them.

Here’s a quote from their website:

 “At National Star, we’re driven by our vision for a world in which people with disabilities are able to realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives. This sits at the heart of everything we do, from the personalised and world-class learning we provide via National Star College to training, specialist services and our work in the wider community.”

Click here to read more about the great work the college is doing on their website.

What struck me most on the tour was the overwhelming emphasis on giving the students more choice.  Often we take for granted just how much choice we have in our lives, when some of these students are working towards being able to communicate what they want and deciding on their own care plans.  Imagine not being able to tell anyone how you’re feeling or what you want for breakfast! This visit has made me realise just how grateful I am for all the choices I get to make in and about my life.

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Time to Lighten Up!

It's time to lighten up!

I  made a video for you a couple of weeks ago, about the messages I’d been getting through various means – all of them saying ‘lighten up’ ‘have more fun’ ‘stop taking it all so seriously’.  It was a lovely video, with sunshine breaking through the rain clouds, birds singing and the sound of running water nearby.  Absolutely splendid!  Until I got back home and watched it through…

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Sunshine on a rainy day! How to be happy even on a gloomy day.

I made this video this morning, because it was so dark and dingy and I knew I wouldn’t have been the only one struggling to get out of bed.  I hope that sharing my morning Feel Good Routine will show you that it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing, you can still have a fab start to the day!

As promised in the video, here’s a link to my happy playlist that I listen to on shuffle every morning.  You’ll need to get a Spotify account to listen, but you can try it out for free 🙂



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As always, please let me know what you think and feel free to share this post with anyone that needs a bit of a boost in the mornings 🙂

Enjoy life again, you deserve it!

Want to feel loved?

Today is a very special day – I’m celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary with my gorgeous hubby Mike.  I’m feeling so loved up that I recorded a video for you, all about love.  If you want to feel more loved, give it a watch!

Hello lovely! If you’ve watched the video you’ll have seen my little dog Herbie getting in on the action behind me!

If you’ve watched or read any of my stuff before, you’ll have noticed that I go on about self-love a lot – that’s because it’s the Number One Most Important Thing for you to do if you want to be happy and to have lots of love to give to others.

Some people don’t have a clue how to get started, because self-love is such an alien concept after years of self-abuse.  If that’s you, drop me a line and we can arrange a Skype or phone call and have a good chat about it.  I’d love to hear from you, so either comment below or drop me a line on cindy@thefgcoach.com 🙂

Enjoy life again, you deserve it!

Guest Blogger Patricia Mauerhofer: Three steps to be happy here and now – part 1



There is no blueprint to happiness and success. However, in order to to feel fulfilled and happy every single day there is an easy three step process you can follow. Let me show you how to be happy and thriving here and now.

We live in busy and demanding times. Maybe you feel trapped on a Hamster Wheel sometimes: always running, always chasing time. What if I could show you how to get back to an everyday life, where you find inner peace? What if you could thrive with focus and ease?

I believe that it’s paramount to be crystal clear on what it is that really, really counts for you.

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Guest Blogger Libby Horsman: Do you ever feel like you are someone else?


Libby Horsman

Libby Horsman

I met Libby Horsman at a recent business conference for women and I was very impressed with her enthusiasm about her own personal development, her support for all the great businesses at the conference and her plans to write a book about her story. We’ve been corresponding ever since and I love her down-to-earth style, so I asked her to write a blog for you.

Libby works as beauty consultant, and she also writes blogs.  She is currently working on her first book The Angel Who Grew Her Wings, her personal story of change and transformation, which she is planning to launch in the summer​ of 2015.  You can check out Libby’s own blog here.

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Don’t worry be happy!

Just a quick post about happiness. You get more of what you focus on, so stop worrying about what might happen and focus on solutions instead.  Think about it – when did worrying about something actually make it any better?

“If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you are anxious, living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the moment.” ~ Lao Tsu

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