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LifeCoachSam Has An Exciting New Vibe.

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It has been a while since I last posted, but now I am back- more refreshed and feeling better than ever! A lot has changed over the past year and I am feeling so inspired to bring you lots of helpful articles, guides and personal stories to continue to motivate you to live a balanced life.  The direction and focus of this website will be changing slightly.  I am feeling more drawn to wellness writing rather than writing only personal development content.  I feel like wellness covers all areas of our lives in the same way that personal development does, however, wellness allows for more freedom and balance.

This past year, a wellness-lifestyle has been my focus and a priority.  Wellness across the board; healthful food, getting back into basketball, taking time out, lots of socialising, massages, meditation classes, learning to say no, learning to stick to my new budget, fitness and adventure.   Wellness is a grounded lifestyle but it also encourages us to continually learn and grow.

To clarify, my definition of 'wellness' is obtaining health and balance across all areas of my life, essentially a lifestyle of maintaining general wellbeing through making healthful choices.

By no means have I been perfect nor totally strict on myself, but each and every week I take the time out for myself and come back to centre.  Whether that be cutting sugar for a week, or committing to increased exercise, or even getting my butt to Sunday morning meditation class, but no matter what, I always come back to honouring my true self.

As I write this blog, I am sitting on my couch still buzzing, yet feeling totally balanced from my first Reiki session.  This is just one of the new things I have fallen in love with over this past year and I will be sure to give you the full low-down on Reiki and, well, pretty much everything else that I have tried, loved, those not-so-loved and everything in between.

Throughout this journey, my intuition has become my greatest tool.  It is a daily compass.  And from this place, I am feeling so inspired and energised to bring you great content on lots of health and wellbeing areas that I have explored, re-discovered and lived this past year.

My desire for this page is to create a community of self-lovers and wellness-junkies.  Our personal wellbeing must be our first priority!  If we are neglecting ourselves, how can we show up fully to this world.  It starts with you and your relationship with yourself, and is maintained by you showing up for your greatest good.  It is not always easy, but it is definitely always worth it.

I am so excited for you all to see what is in store for LifeCoachSam.  So much goodness is coming your way!

xSx

Remember, every smile is contagious- so go spread the good stuff!

We All Have The Abilty to Help Change The World

Last week Marie Forleo posted an interview with Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, a "for-purpose" (not-for-profit) organisation that builds schools for children in developing countries.  I was so moved by this video that I had to share it with everyone I know.  Pencils of Promise has built over 170 schools in 6 years and has no plans of stopping yet.  It is quite a remarkable story, yet anyone of us can do it.  Adam started by placing $25 into a bank account in the name of Pencils of Promise and 6 years later he is helping improve the future of all of the students who are lucky enough to attend his schools, and subsequently their respective countries.

While the purpose of the interview was to promote Adam's new book "The Promise of a Pencil", the underlying message throughout is that every single one of us has the power and the ability to make a change.  If you feel strongly enough about something and are passionate about it, you will have the drive to do it.  When you are in-sync with the universe and are making a positive impact, you will find that you won't be acting alone for long.  Positivity breeds positivity.  This is how to start a movement.

A link to Marie's interview with Adam is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG53tqz3jNY

The whole idea of one person making an incredible impact on society initially seems limited, restricted and foreign to us, but when you really look at it, we are surrounded daily by global trailblazers, who too, started with little to no backing and changed our world for the better.  The likes of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther-King and Oprah.

This has me believing in my own ability and the ability of every person reading this blog, to have an impact on the world.  As the famous quite of Pauline Kael goes:

"Where there is a will, there is a way"

We must trust that we will be guided and supported and that we will attract the right people to help spread our message.  We also have a little thing called the internet, and with this tool, amazing things can be accomplished.  We are able to connect to people on the other side of the world within seconds, allowing people from all walks of life to come together.  While there is only so much we can physically do as an individual in the world, when we come together and share a vision, the possibilities are endless.

This instantly got me thinking about my strengths and the goodness that I can help bring to the world. I am very passionate about animal welfare, and my organisation of choice is The Orangutan Project. TOP are an Australian based foundation working locally in Borneo to acquire land to safely re-habilitate and re-home orang-utans. While I have been donating to the foundation for a number of years, I realised there is a lot more I could be doing. So, since hearing about Adam's story, I have pledged to visit the TOP sanctuary as part of their volunteer program in 2015. Within my home we have also labelled our money tins with TOP's logo and will be donating all of our loose change to Borneo. I hope to expand on these small charitable efforts in the next couple of years.

If you would like to see what The Orangutan Project is currently up to, visit their website here: http://www.orangutan.org.au/

And remember, every smile is contagious, so go spread the good stuff.