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E+P=C (Earthquakes + People = Connection)

It’s been a day since I was home alone in the middle of a 5.7 and 6.3 earthquake in my hometown Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s also 4 months after an unforgettable 6.3 quake in February 22 this year, an event which took many lives.

That February quake was a shocker! So, for those miles and miles away, unable to comprehend… imagine this. It’s early afternoon. I’d just finished a business call via Skype and was about to head into town to my favourite cafe to coach a client. Then BANG! The house started shaking incredibly violently, the power immediately went out,

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Hugs and Cafes… A Lesson For All

I just love love love bringing joy to the world in every possible way. Making people smile from ear to ear, laugh till they cry or giggle till they fart and this is so ingrained in me that it’s just part of who I am now. Sometimes after I’ve cracked someone up, or helped them turn a frown upside down I’ll find myself thinking, “Shivers that was pretty cool! Where’s my next person to fill with happiness?” Now, I’m not saying this to royally blow my own head up … I’m saying this to show you how so very easy it is to bring joy to the world.

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How To Connect With Someone You’re Scared To Connect With

Sometimes the concept of connecting with someone may scare you! Heck, I remember vividly wanting to connect with someone… so badly… but because I’d felt so hurt in the past by this person… I just didn’t know what to do. Need for connection was being massively sidelined by this crazy desire to protect myself.

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Cafes and Airports: Hotspots for Happiness

Have you noticed how many people smile at airports? It’s so freaking cool people watching at airports – watching the massive smiles as people reconnecting, friends meeting and lovers greeting. It’s just the same in cafes, I’ve noticed – and I spend enough time in cafes to know this to be the case.

So, what is it about cafes and airports that increase happiness? Well, we could write a masters thesis about this… or just cut to the chase.

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Waving To Strangers = Happy Buzz :o)

Since I was a kid I always LOVED waving at strangers out the back of the car window as we were driving on one of those long “are we there yet” type family holidays. My two brothers and I would gleefully at other holiday makers who were, for the most part, visibly excited to have three little kids waving at them. The real fun came when they’d pass us, and then perhaps stop for a short break, and then they’d catch up to us again…

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