Inspirational

Inspirational

This is where I babble about my silly epiphanies, my random thoughts and my aha moments.

A note to my nemesis…

"The measure of a superhero is always his nemesis." David Lyons This morning, like most mornings I woke up and went directly downstairs to find the sun. I placed my yoga mat vertically like a person in prayer, and started my daily stretches. It is here that my little epiphanies find me; those reflective moments where the 'aha' chant makes perfect...

Aha! Moments

    Careful what you wish for! Working through my issues during a sabbatical, a piece of my past explains why deep down I can move to France with ease. How did we end up in France?  Of course, we are following our dreams and inspiring people to put family first. I hope we are examples of pursuing happiness. However, I am talking about...

Ditched 9-5:00 for Europe Adventure

Where is my, and they live happily ever after?
A couple ditched their 9-5:00 jobs years ago to travel with their kids, move to southern France and they explain how they did it. In February 2011, Alfonz came home from a stressful day of work. They just went through a full year of tragedy, losing an uncle to a heart attack, a stepfather after a liver transplant that...

Restless Renovation Progression Persists

  Pool The guys used a bobcat to take out the big trees from the front yard to make way of our pool and leveled the majority of the grounds. They dug the whole deep enough for a 20 cm concrete slab 6X4.5 metres wide that our 5X3.5 metre pool would sit on. Then went in the rebar and posts. Adrian designed...

Travel Sacrifices -What Could You Live Without?

After reading dozens of other family's stories living with less on the road, I thought about what we were living without and how our family was coping and feeling about it. After 5 months travelling throughout Europe, and living out of 2 suitcases, we learn to live without many creature comforts; high priced books, lattes, dry cleaning and dryers...

Our First Year Pursuing Happiness

My expat life Hamori family
August 2nd marks a year since we left Canada to find a new life. Here I reflect on our journey and try to put things into perspective. What is the secret to happiness? What is the time/money ratio that would make life perfect? Balancing time together, time pursuing individual hobbies and interests yet always keeping it exciting and full of...

It is A Wrap! Winter 2014 Update

Accrobranche Beziers
    What a year this has been! It was about finding a good income, establishing ourselves in our community and giving back.  When we moved here we had no idea what we were going to do... 2014, after searching, we finally found English for Success, our new business venture. Alfonz and I both have our TESOL accreditation and are happily teaching English as a...

21 Day Pursuing Happiness List

Do one thing off this list each day, and see if you feel happier after 3 weeks. Or try to keep as many up as you can and check in at the end to see if it makes a difference to your happiness level. #1 Drink A Glass Of Wine In The Afternoon Obviously make sure you don't have to get...

Pursuit of Happiness List

"Be happy in this moment. This moment is your life.: Omar Khayyam  After reading books like; The Secret, The Happiness Project, Eat Pray Love, Deepak Chopra The Book of Secrets, The Power of Now, The Alchemist, Dr. Phil's Life Strategies, I started: a happy thought journal on Oprah's suggestion , exercising each day, sleeping 8 hour per night, eating right, if I couldn't change my life I changed...

Top 13 Inspirational Quotes

My inner mantra of inspirational thoughts keep me on track pursuing happiness.  These are the top quotes that inspire me. #13 If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten - Tony Robbins #12 Go take on the day - Dr. Laura Schlesinger #11 I want you to get excited about your life - Dr. Phil McGraw #10 Success...