Just Immerse Yourself In It

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement
Whoever you are, Whatever you want to have in Life, Whatever you want to be.. Just Immerse Yourself in it. It’s when you step outside of the drama that's going on inside your head and find that thing that makes you feel totally and authentically connected to yourself.  Even if it’s just a single step up or motion forward from wherever you are to where you want to be  - find that thought, that feeling, that inspired action, that creative space ...
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How to travel the world and get companies to pay for it.

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Travel and Leisure
How to travel the world and get companies to pay for it.  Don’t get excited, it doesn’t work like that.  Extracts From Casey Neistats Original Article.   I have to pre-position this post by saying that I highly recommend that you not only check out Casey Neistat’s original article but also that you jump on youtube and subscribe to his channel. I wanted to share extracts of this article with you - because it is a topic that certainly jumped out and engaged ...
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Taking Inspired Action

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Self Improvement
The Joy, Fulfillment and Satisfaction that come from Taking Inspired Action can be such a contrast to action that comes more from pushing, striving and determination. For me personally I have lived life through both avenues.  Taking inspired action, I think is the way that we live most of our childhood and even teenage years.  Kids are naturally very impulsive as are most young teenagers. This part of our lives is often so focused around the depth of any one experience ...
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writing just for the joy of writing

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment
It is Sunday afternoon. The sounds of a summer afternoon are chirping away in the background. Spotify is streaming sounds to match the mood of silent contemplation I am allowing myself just for now - to be writing just for the joy of writing. When you have the intention of providing engaging content to a growing audience there is a process of intellectual decision making around the topics, mood, language and tone of what you want to communicate to the world. ...
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Always Your Parents' Child

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Home and Family
Something that has become more apparent to me as I go on in life is that no matter how old you get you are always YOUR PARENTS' CHILD. I remember the first time this fact dawned on me was when our eldest son was around one month old.  By then I my husband and parents had gone back to their normal work routines and I was at home alone with out little boy more and more often.  I couldn’t drive any ...
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alicia keys piano & i

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement
Alicia Keys piano & i - Whatever stops you from dreaming : Whatever tries to stop you from living - FLIP IT ! Sometimes the best thing to do with stuff that messes with your moment is just to let it go. I’ve come along way in my nearly (in 2 days ) 39 years..  I’ve some how managed to get out of my own way a lot more of the time and be able to remind myself to not take life too ...
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OUR TWO AWESOME BOYS

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Home and Family
Our Two AWESOME Boys - You couldn't get two more different personalities if you tried. Although I am certain that is what most parents would say about their children. As different as they are they are both completely wonderful, challenging, incredibly sweet and loving. We are so glad we get to be their Parents.   Our two awesome boys are one of the Biggest reason WHY we are on this journey of building the future they way that we envision it to be. ...
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My PINK DR MARTENS BOOTS and I

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment, Writing and Speaking
The time my PINK DR MARTENS BOOTS helped to show that ‘All Colours are the Same in the Dark’ Back in 1997 I had just I had just officially flown the nest and has moved down to Palmertson North to “study”.  This was in fact code for a move closer to my then boyfriend ( now husband ) John.   John had already failed one year of University papers spending more time concentrating on our budding romance than on his studying.  He ...
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I Only Own My Mind

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement
In 1637 they had Descartes - " I think therefore I am".  From the 1990's on - We had PEARL JAM. "I only own my mind"  O.k Admittedly I was a late bloomer when it came to the alternative or grunge movement of the 90's where bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden all spawned from the Seattle Music scene where having a massive impact on youth culture and how we identified ourselves then and to a larger extent some of the influences on ...
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Living the Revolutionary Lifestyle Design

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
As a wise man once said "It's not about the money" .. It's about the REVOLUTIONARY Lifestyle Design of earning more, working less, and ENJOYING LIFE.  Truthfully, It's not even that much of a new idea.  I am quite certain that since we as humans made the choice to place the yolk of our current western working paradigm upon our shoulders we have been all striving in our own way to get it off again. Our challenge is - how do ...
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An Authentic Personal Brand

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online
An Authentic Personal Brand is all about the Real Story, Real Identity and Unique Character of Who we really are and how we present that to the world.  We live in a digital age where devices such as cell phones have become an almost permanent new appendage to our bodies.  As we become more closely connected than ever before we are now demanding authenticity and real identity behind what we engage in. This is exactly where - especially in the online ...
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Never Mind The Bollox

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Never mind the bollox - It can be done and its being done everyday.  Anything that has ever been worth doing takes time and practice - Imagine... Never mind the bollox means stop listening to anyone that tells you things can't be done or if you can't instantly pick something up and be a master than it must be some kind of joke or even a scam... seriously - Even in the world of music there is just such a tiny ...
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Just like the Express Yourself song says ...

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Self Improvement, Communications
Just like the "express yourself song" says, You may be afraid to say something, to put yourself out there.. To express yourself in some way publicly. Do it it anyway. Anybody you know, admire, follow on social media, listen to, or watch on T.V or in a movie - EVERYBODY who ever created something and shared it with others had to put themselves out there. We often hear people we admire talking about belief in yourself and have the courage to do ...
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seventeen seconds a measure of life

by Melonie & John Curwood - OurLittleBigLife Self Improvement
It only takes a brief moment to begin the shift from one feeling and place in your mind to another. Bringing together two unlikely voices to express the shift that comes with seventeen seconds a measure of life,  a measure of a moment - a moment to make a shift in how you feel and perceive the world. In the moments when you have found yourself feeling anything other than good you do have the option to create a shift for ...
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