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Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole


A little slice of heaven to help inspire a week filled with love, hope and dreams. Can’t help but fall in love with Iz’s voice and all that he emanates.

Try Something New For 30 Days

Is there anything you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days.

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Invitation in to a World Rarely Seen by the Human Eye

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life” is without a doubt the most unbelievably beautiful imagery showing the intricate world of pollination, that I have ever seen, and far more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee, this short clip is a MUST watch, not only for the visual feast but also as a reminder that we are most certainly connected with nature so we need to nurture it. What can you implement in to your daily life today to help nurture the natural world?

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Integrate Something New in to Your Daily Life to Help Bring About a More Naturally Beautiful You

Whether you’re new to receiving Be Genki rituals, or have been reading and following them for years I’d love to express my deepest thank you for your support and for simply taking a moment in time to stop whatever it is that you’re doing to read the latest Be Genki ritual. This month I’d love to share something that is particularly close to my heart and that which I have been working on for the past 6 months. Continue reading

What’s Your Tree Story?

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Love love love this innovative short film to inspire people to reconnect with nature.

Some of my favourite bits…

“trees by their very nature of existence embody certain qualities which I think are essential for us as human beings. Some of those qualities are peace, stability, endurance, wisdom, experience.” Continue reading

Being Wrong

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Love this TED talk by Kathryn Schulz about being wrong. So many important messages and gems of wisdom. Here’s a few of my favourites …

“Trusting too much in the feeling of being on the correct side of anything can be very dangerous. This internal sense of rightness that we all experience so often is not a reliable guide to what is actually going on in the external world, and when we act like it is and we stop entertaining the possibility that we could be wrong… well thats when we wind up doing things like dumping 200 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or torpedoing the global economy. So this is a huge practical problem but it’s also a huge social problem. Think for a moment about what it means to feel right. It means that you think that your beliefs just perfectly reflect reality.” Continue reading

A Life Lesson From a Volunteer Firefighter


What a valuable life lesson from Mark Bezos!!!!

“At both my vocation at Robin Hood and my avocation as a volunteer fire fighter I am witness to acts of generosity and kindness on a monumental scale. But I am also witness to acts of grace and courage on an individual basis. And you know what i’ve learned … they all matter. So as I look around this room at people who either have achieved or are on their way to achieving remarkable levels of success, I would offer this reminder … don’t wait. Don’t wait til you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life. if you have something to give … give it now. Serve food at a soup kitchen, clean up a neighborhood park, be a mentor. Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So get in the game.”

Take a Little Inspiration From Nature This Autumn

Each year I love to watch the leaves turn from greens to yellows to browns and slowly make their way to the ground as they are being shed from the branches above. It’s a lovely annual ritual that nature adheres to, and one that we could all take a little inspiration from.

Just as the trees shed their leaves each year, Autumn is a perfect time and opportunity for us to let go of anything that is holding us back from reaching our full potential and health goals. Continue reading

If I Should Have a Daughter…

LOVE  this kick-ass speech “If I should have a daughter…” from Sarah Kay at TED. What an inspiring woman!

a few of my favourite bits…

“… this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt, here, that can not be fixed by bandaids or poetry, so the first time she realises that Wonder Woman isn’t coming I’ll make sure she knows that she doesn’t have to wear the cape all by herself. Cause no matter how wide you stretch your fingers your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal.”

“… there’ll be days like this when you open your hands to catch, and wind up with only blisters and bruises. When you step out of the phone booth and try to fly and  the very people you want to save are the ones standing on your cape. When your boots will fill with rain and you’ll be up to your knees in disappointment and those are the very days you have all the more reason to say thank you cause there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

“… this world is made out of sugar, and can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick out your tongue and taste it.”

“… always apologise when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologise for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing.”

 

How To Make Work-Life Balance Work

this talk from Nigel Marsh is FAB!! and funny too!! and with a VERY important message about how to make work-life balance work. Well worth listening to!

“The small things matter. Being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment in the right places you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life. Moreover, I think it can transform society. Because if enough people do it, we can change society’s definition of success away from the moronically simplistic notion that the person with the most money when he dies wins, to a more thoughtful and balanced definition of what a life well lived looks like. And that I think is an idea worth spreading.” says Nigel Marsh

I couldn’t agree with you more, Nigel.

Turn ‘One Day’ in to Today

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Are you still struggling with turning that “one day” in to “today”? One day I will stop smoking. One day I will get up early and start my exercise regime. One day I will start that detox. One day I will “spring clean” my home. One day I will start being more organized with my day-to-day tasks. Continue reading

So Many Things to Be Happy About

Love this inspiring TED talk from Neil Pasricha, especially the part where he says: “authenticity… it’s just about being you, and being cool with that, and I think when you’re authentic you end up following your heart and you put yourself in places and situations and in conversations that you love and that you enjoy, you meet people you like talking to, you go to places that you’ve dreamt about, and you end up following your heart and feeling very fulfilled.”