How to get happy, right now.

Here are my top 10 ways to get happy, right now:

  1. Listen to Daisy May:    
  2. Read Leunig’s cartoon poetry:

Leunig - seven types of ordinary happiness

Isn’t that beautiful?

3. Look at elephants. Beautiful, wise and loving – they inspire me:

baby elephants holding trunks

4. Stop thinking and breathe.

Feel the space you just created?


Can you feel your feet?


When you breathe in, your diaphragm pushes down, to make room for your breath. When you breathe out, your diaphragm rises and pushes your breath out of your lungs.


Stop thinking, I said.



5. Read something beautiful:

The Invitation - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

6. Make your house smell beautiful – light some incense, burn some essential oil, bake some bread or pick or buy some fragrant flowers.

Gardenia with Leaves

7. Go outside, day or night, lay on the ground and gaze at the sky. Seriously. When was the last time you did some sky gazing? When you do, you’ll wonder why you ever stopped.

Bright clouds over blue sky
Bright clouds over blue sky (Photo credit: Horia Varlan)

8. Have an orgasm with someone you love. You count as someone that you love 🙂

9. Make someone that you love their favourite meal and eat it with them. Again, you count as someone that you love 🙂

10. Do something just for yourself every day. Every day! I write or do yoga every day, and nobody benefits except for me. Except that  they do, because I have more to give when my cup is full.

What are some things that you do to make yourself happy!


    • Invest in your bliss. Yes!!! That is such a beautiful, loving, wise, honest piece of writing. My very favourite kind. I have two questions: What was it like to meet Zully for the first time? and secondly, do you think you will start to blog again?


      • Well, the best way to answer that Sara is with another post, which I wrote about that experience!

        I loved meeting Zully and we now communicate regularly by phone, as our blogging has resulted in real-life friendship too, which is a wonderful thing! I do intend to pick up my blog again very soon!! 😉

        If I ever make it to Australia, I would love to meet you live and in person too!! 😉


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