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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Giving little compliments away can mean so much

 Giving little compliments away can mean so much

Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

I think it’s important to always be considerate of other people’s feelings. Like remembering when important things happen in their lives, especially if they’re fearful of that event. That’s why giving little compliments away can mean so much. It can brighten someone’s day. It can be a simple thing such as ‘I like that colour on you’ or ‘I really liked your work today’. As is well known in the world by now, that children don’t respond if there’s someone putting them down, they respond more to small encouragements. We are all like little children and that is nothing to be ashamed of! Just now our little encouragements have developed into compliments. So give one away.

They’re not hard to give and they can be about anything – usually a visible feature about them. Compliments are great to give away but also to receive. How did you react when somebody said they liked your scarf? In this hypothetical situation you see that compliments are not seasonal. They can be about anything, and it’s a win-win situation. You’ll go away feeling good because you’ve brightened someone’s day and they have a smile on their face. How long that smile lasts isn’t up to you – but you will have offered them some warmth to their heart and you don’t know that could be just what they need.

If a momentary smile crosses someone’s lips – because of what someone just remarked upon it will heighten their appreciation (hopefully) and they will go around passing the same kind cheer-ups. If you are kind to somebody – no matter who they are – they will respect you. They might not know that they do this but they will. Earning respect is like telling a child to see if he/she can build that tower up higher without knocking it down. And seeing how far you get.

If you can make yourself smile by a simple gesture, chances are you left a smile on their face, even if it doesn’t show right away.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Kids Crafts, Colouring Pages, Printables, Puzzles, Worksheets and Holiday Fun!

Kids Crafts, Colouring Pages, Printables, Puzzles, Worksheets and Holiday Fun!


 Keep the kids entertained over the Holidays with  thousands of colouring pages, kids crafts, educational resources, puzzles, printables of all sorts, worksheets, sudoku for kids and lots more fun, free activities for kids!

Activity Village offers teachers, parents and children from all over the world well over 10,000 pages of free children's activities - simply look around, enjoy, and print! We cover many popular children's topics, the main holidays of the year and the seasons too. Here is the link.

ActivityVillage.co.uk - Kids Crafts, Colouring Pages, Printables, Puzzles, Worksheets and Holiday Fun!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Presents for You From Wendy and WiseWolf


Presents for You From Wendy and WiseWolf

To celebrate the holiday Season

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Welcome to the Wisewolf Christmas Newsletter for 2013

Welcome to the Wisewolf Christmas Newsletter for  2013


So Christmas comes round once again and, of course, much more quickly than we expect. 

2013 has been a momentous year for me, full of a rich mixture of highs and lows. I’ve had an opportunity to work with some amazing clients which is always inspiring. I go on learning – in November I was awarded an advanced diploma in life coaching with a distinction. And this year I published my first novel with a second one in October. Now I’m working on book three together with a television play – so 2014 should be exciting. But there has been sadness this year too; like many others, I’ve lost people that I love.

I hope that 2013 for you has had far more ups than downs and that you finish the year with a real appreciation of all that you have achieved so far. December is a great month to take stock and one of the articles below is intended to help you do just that.

You can read the rest of the Newsletter at the link below with news of a special offerand articles to help you to manage the stress of Christmas, a guide to handling the Office Party and how to do a personal stock-take to help you make a positive start to 2014.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I will look back and laugh

I will look back and laugh

Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

'I will look back at this time and laugh. I’ll wonder why I found it so hard.'


The challenges we are all presented with aren’t there to make us weak. They are merely designed to make us stronger.

That is something I firmly believe.

Don’t try to compare your issues based on other peoples. You are going down this road. You’re not on their road. Something you may find easy may be difficult for them.

Your friends and/or partner will walk by your side for the time they are in your life or will be there unconditionally. And that helps, but just remember it’s your path so though they may help you overcome barriers you are the only one who can clear them.

That is why friendship is so important.

Because no one can tell what anyone is going through unless you tell them, it’s good to offer your ear to listen or even your shoulder to cry on. If you are not going through a problem yourself, it is always good to offer your support to your friends. They will not necessarily tell you that they are going through a hard time because maybe they don’t want to bring you down or they don’t want to hurt you.

But it is always lovely to have a helping hand thrust out unexpectedly.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Hypertension - Deep Relaxation

Hypertension - Deep Relaxation


This video provides relaxation music with positive affirmations and guided meditation with the aim of reducing hypertension.






You should, of course, consult your medical adviser about treatment for Hypertension.  But this video should help you to relax.


If you are wrestling with a particular personal problem, remember that I am a qualified life coach as well as a career coach. I offer a trial free half hour coaching session by phone or Skype.

Warm regards

Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com


Monday, 9 December 2013

What Is like To Live With Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Show You!

What Is like To Live With Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Show You!



At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. 

In October 2012 in collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone told  the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". 


You can find out more about depression and what might help at this link http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/#.UqWweNJdUWE

Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Recipe; How to make Egg Nog and Egg Nog Pancakes!

Christmas Recipe; How to make Egg Nog and Egg Nog Pancakes!


Egg Nog 

Ingredients:

6 eggs
3 cups of milk
1/2 cup cream
8 tbls sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Egg Nog Pancakes

Ingredients: makes 12

2 cups Self Raising flour
2 cups Egg Nog




Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Those Days When You Wish You Had Stayed In bed

Those Days When You Wish You Had Stayed In bed


Sometimes I think everyone has an allotted  share of happy times and unhappy times.  In reality we all seem to get a mixture.

There are times in our lives when most, if not all, of life seems to be going well; we feel fit, we have someone to love who loves us back, we have work to that satisfies us and enough money to do the things that really matter to us. And on top of all that, when we got up this morning, the sun was shining and the birds were singing as we left the house.

Then of course there are those other times. Some important part of life is to greater or a lesser extent not going well and on top of all that we woke up to storm clouds and torrential rain.

As if that wasn't enough, there are days when we simply should have stayed in bed. From that first trip to the bathroom when we fell over the cat, things have gone wrong. Or we just feel generally out of sorts.

Accepting that painful periods in life and off-days happen to everyone is part of coming to terms with the reality of life. It is often in those dark periods that we find out most about our selves and maybe what we are really capable of achieving.

What makes it bearable is knowing that those painful times do pass - change is an unavoidable part of reality too. And it really helps if a compassionate friend or partner who can give us support is around, knowing that we will give them support when it is their turn.

Then, of course, there are other small thing that can soothe us in the bad times. A small stock of chocolates (or in my case ginger-nut biscuits), some nice music and a good book or film can work wonders.

Please remember, don't punish those about you at home or at work for how you feel. You feel bad, so exactly how does passing it on make it better?

But if your unhappy days are not going away, or you are wrestling with a particular personal problem, remember that I am a qualified life coach as well as a career coach. I offer a trial free half hour coaching session by phone or Skype.

Warm regards

Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday Fish Recipe - Masala Curry Rainbow Trout

Friday Fish Recipe - Masala Curry Rainbow Trout 


Something different for today 



Hope you have the most wonderful weekend!

Warm regards

Wendy

Wendy Mason
Career Coach - helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career
Wisewolf Coaching

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Doesn’t it just feel like all your problems are weighing you down?

Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

Doesn’t it just feel like all your problems are weighing you down? 

Well the good news is this is just temporary. Although it feels like it will go on forever, I assure you it won’t. 

In months, years, a decade you’ll be looking back and asking yourself why did you think that was so hard? Why did you let that stop you? And it’ll either be because things have toppled on top of that, and you have learnt to deal with it or all the issues of those days have disappeared. 

And you’ll be glad you’ve been through it. Either because it’s taught you how to deal with problems for the future when they appear, or you’ll be so thankful that that was then and this is now. You will be better equipped to fight off a similar issue, there’s no way of stopping them coming though. It’s like when you have a cold or getting a vaccine, because your body has dealt with a cold before, hopefully your cells will be stronger and fight it off quicker than last time.


I know it isn’t easy to accept that one day it will be Ok. And right now it feels like the weight of the world is coming down on you, but it will get easier and lighter to carry. You’ve got to go through it, to get stronger. Just grit your teeth and do whatever needs to be done, because you will be so thankful for it later. You might not be able to see it now, but there will be a faint ray of light that will guide you through it. And if you can’t see it yet, you’ve just got to keep going until you do. It can be a long, hard road though. So I can only hope that your friends will stand by you and support you when you need it. And when you need space I hope they will give you some distance. 

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Grow into a stronger person

Grow into a stronger person

Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

When I come across roadblocks/setbacks/obstacles I know I have 3 options: 

  • Give up 
  • Give in
  • Give it everything I’ve got. 

It would be easy to give up, but if I didn’t struggle on where would all my stories come from? Because what hurts so bad today could be made better tomorrow. You never know what could happen. 

So don’t do something silly that you might regret later and/or would hurt your loved ones.

I admit in those hormonal teenage years I used to think about packing it all in, but I could never do it. And do you know why that was? It was because I couldn’t bear to see someone I cared about lonely. I still know this person and I don’t care for them in the same way as I did, but I’ll always remember how they stopped me doing something permanent based on a temporary feeling. 

So keep believing that the sun will shine someday and just because it’s not right now doesn’t mean it won’t. 

Just like a wish, just because you can’t see it right now doesn’t mean it’s not on the cusp of happening. Like hard work, just because you’re not in the place you want to be right now doesn’t mean it’s not coming. There are countless ways you could get to where you want to be through promotion or something like that. J

Just because you can’t see how far the rollercoaster that is your life has taken you, doesn’t mean you’re not going anywhere. And you only haven’t noticed because you’ve been focused on other things. 

And don’t worry if your ride has stopped for a moment, you are either destined to plummet into the stars or propel into something that will make you into a stronger person. 

Remember that is the only thing that comes of hurt, pain or wounds. You grow into a much stronger person. 

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Kid's Peace Song

The Kid's Peace Song

A great song for elementary school to teach about the beauty of diversity that we could all learn from





Song by Peter Alsop. Sung by Julie Austin off her Fandagumbo album.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

We Are All Being Brave - Judgements

We Are All Being Brave - Judgements

Today, a new and inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

We are all being brave. We are all fighting our own battles. Whether physically visible or not, we have all thought about packing it in at one time or another. One quote I like to remember is ‘If you are lucky enough to be different, stay that way’. I think it is true, because everybody is offering something different in life.

Everyone has a different attitude, opinion, way of life etc. (the list is countless) so that is why I think it is a poor choice that we judge. Someone could just be having a really bad day and your comments could lower their self-esteem. Do your best not to do that to that person. 

Everyone has issues (the list of issues they could have is endless). I was caught in a tight spot when someone that I know judged someone on the way that person was dressed, and wanted me to pass judgement. I think I mumbled ‘yeah’ or something because I felt it wasn’t my place to judge. That person could have had less than 24 hours to live or something. 

We don’t know everything about everyone’s story so I try to not judge anybody before I meet them because I don’t think it’s fair. They could be the loveliest person ever but just because they are having a hard day you’ll never know. Maybe they’re waiting for someone to make them smile. They may have the most gorgeous smile but if you just keep walking you’ll never know. 

We all have little bits we don’t like about ourselves, bits that we don’t like to amplify. And what if that private something that you don’t like about yourself, was so obvious that you couldn’t hide it? And what if everyone comments on that? Your self-esteem would surely plummet so remember this when you look to judge someone. How would you feel if that was you? 

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

When you need to believe in you!

When you need to believe in you!

Here is another post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 

There is always someone worse off than you, even if you think you’re the unluckiest person for a day, someone goes through their whole life as the ‘unluckiest.’ 

The same can be said for a black sheep. 

You don’t want to be a black sheep all your life but you’re too afraid to go for it with someone, or talk to someone, get your voice heard etc. I know how you feel believe me I’ve been there. But I’m not afraid anymore. And d’you know why? Because I believe in myself. 

It’s not something that just happens overnight. I do sometimes still have to persuade myself that I am worth it etc. because at the end of the day I am the only one who can catch myself when I fall, or stand up and say ‘I made that mistake,’ etc.

When you feel like you’re at your lowest ebb, just smile, shrug it off and say to yourself or out loud (sometimes it helps) ‘I am better than this,’ and prove that indeed you are. 

No one knows the ins and outs of your life. No one can and no one should. Always remember that everyone is fighting their own battle, whether you can see it or not, so be kind. Everyone is being courageous in some way, so be supportive, smile and show that you care. Even the most ‘together’ person you know is fighting something that you have no idea about, so try not be too judgemental. 

It’s sad that this generation has been raised to judge people. You’re not cool if you don’t have the latest phone, sad if you actually put pen to paper to write a letter (unless it’s your job) and things like that. I am old fashioned; I don’t have the latest phone and have only just discovered my favourites on youtube. And I am 21. I am part of this generation that’s obsessed with judging people. And I’m disappointed by it actually. It’s an unfortunate turn the human realm has taken though there are still gems out there who won’t judge you, at least not until they know you!'

Here is another post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube 
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Monday, 4 November 2013

Start the Week: Jim Rohn: Five Sources of Inspiration

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Start the Week: Jim Rohn: Five Sources of Inspiration

International Business Philosopher, Jim Rohn will take you through the skills and action needed to accomplish whatever ambitions you have set for yourself. Empower yourself to see your potential, conquer your fears, and reach your goals. Your progress will inspire you continue on your journey


This video is courtesy of http://www.HealthWealthYou.com/ 

I wish you, and those you care for,  the most wonderful week,
Warm regards
Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com
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