It’s almost time!

It seems like aeons ago that I had the idea for the Everyday Gratitude Diary. The past year I’ve spent getting illustrations from Jess, designing the diary, doing the crowdfunding campaign and seeing it head out into the world – it’s been...

Thanksgiving

We don’t have a thanksgiving tradition in Australia, but I have often thought that it’s a tradition I wouldn’t mind adopting. I know the ‘holiday’ in the States is laden with all sorts of other issues around obligation and the problems of...

bringing joy

Hello! I’ve been visiting family in Malaysia over the past week. We were out driving in the rural areas, where there is a lot of poverty. I’ve visited this country so many times and never really thought about the situation of the people who live in the...

Life gets busy

Hello Everyday Gratituders! Are you one of those people who finds it hard to practise what you preach? Yup, that’s me too. I’ve been finding that when life gets really busy (as it is for me at the moment), one of the first things that slips is taking the...

Mental as

Did you know October is Mental Health Month? If you’re an ABC watcher, like me, you’ll know they are filling their channels with Mental As content, and you’ll probably see all sorts of other stuff from places like the Black Dog Institute popping up...

Planting gratitude seeds with kids

It’s not just adults who can practise gratitude. Yesterday, my dear friend Jen received her copies of the Everyday Gratitude Diary. She had a chat to her boys (7 and 5 years old) about what they’re grateful for:   Jen said: “disappointed to miss 5yo...