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by Rowena Bennett Home Based Business, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Our brains are getting a little busy with all this conscious thought and creation stuff, hey! But that's exactly what we are looking for. We want to be busy making conscious decisions and having conscious thoughts about every aspect of our lives and creating the good stuff. This stops the unconscious thoughts from happening which lead to less than optional results. ReflectionHow do you feel after focusing on the concept of creation for a week? Have you been able to be ...
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Conscious Thought - what is it and why do we need it?

by Rowena Bennett Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
What is Conscious Thought? It's a tricky concept - are we not conscious when we are awake? Well, yes we are. But the concept here is to be aware of our thoughts - maybe mindful - of our thoughts. Learning to drive a car is a great analogy to explain what I mean here. When we first learn to drive a car we have to focus very very carefully on all the actions that we need to be doing. Turning on the ...
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Embrace Uncomfortable

by Rowena Bennett Business, Relationships, Self Improvement
I got seriously uncomfortable when I decided to launch a new career - my Happiness Coaching business. I have learnt that it is this discomfort - stepping outside our comfort zone - that creates change in ourselves and our lives. If we can learn to embrace this sense of discomfort and learn from it we can achieve amazing outcomes. "Perturbation - a deviation of a system, moving object or process from its normal state or path, caused by an outside influence." ...
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Relationship with Self

by Rowena Bennett Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
  What an awesome week. Let’s start out by considering what has happened for you this week that has been awesome, and that you have been grateful for. This week for me there has been a big lesson around me understanding my responsibilities to myself when in a relationship, and linking that with being authentic. I don’t have a lot of confidence when it comes to relationships which leads me to not speaking my truth – not being authentic. I have dwelt ...
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Prioritise You

by Rowena Bennett Business, Self Improvement
It is absolutely critical to prioritise yourself if you want to be successful at any aspect of your life or your business.   Our lives are so very busy.  We have list of things to do that are miles long.  I have lists for my work, lists for my children, lists for my house.  The one list that is often at risk of receiving the lest amount of focus is the list for me.  Without looking after myself I am not giving the ...
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I Stopped Trading Away My Life For Money

by Rowena Bennett Relationships, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
Our modern way of working just doesn't sit well with me.  I found it difficult to articulate why until I came across an article from Steve Biddulph - one of the worlds best known parent educators - earlier this year.  This article clearly articulated a key reason for me wanting to change my life.   "We are induced to work long hours without respite for parenthood, or anything like a natural rythm in our days." That is such a powerful statement for me.  ...
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It's the small things that make a difference

by Rowena Bennett Business, Relationships
Something occured to me today which showed me me just how much of a difference my digital business has made to my life. I am like so many people. I don't like going to doctors or doctor related appointments, or any sort of appointment for that matter - because I don't like being made to wait while they mismanage their time.  I understand that emergencies happen, but there are ways to manage such emergencies, like contacting clients and letting them know ...
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Be your own best friend - stop negative thoughts

by Rowena Bennett Home Based Business, Self Improvement
At some point I began to wonder why I treat myself so badly - internally.  If I sat down and documented the types of negativity that I used to regale myself with on a daily basis I would be appalled at myself.  I realised that I would never say such statements to anyone of my friends and family - I began to question why I said such statements to myself. Of course I turned to Dr Google.  Dr Google began to ...
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Resilience - a gem to get you through

by Rowena Bennett Business, Self Improvement
Resilience is one of those gems, isn't it?  An atttribute, a characteristic that we all have - some more than others.  Is resilience a naturally occuring characteristic?  Does it occur naturally in some more than others?  Do we develop resilience through our lives as we face adversity? Resilience is defined as "the capcity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness." by Dictionary.com.  Dictionary.com provides synonyms for resilience to be "flexibility, pliancy, recoil and snap".  This leans towards the ability to recover from ...
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Making my bed, and lying in it...

by Rowena Bennett Business, Self Improvement
Mindfulness is a fabulous practice for our modern world. I am the style of person who flies through life - sometimes missing the detail.  I reach the end of an experience, or event and look back to realise that I missed the richness of the detail in the experience or event.  I believe the richness of life lies in the detail.  Savouring the detail is where we find the connections to others that we are missing in the modern world.  Being ...
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Addicted to Melodrama

by Rowena Bennett Home Based Business, Relationships, Self Improvement
I don't think I am particularly melodramatic though when I look at how others in my circles manage stressful situations it does make me wonder if I am.  What does it mean and why is it not a great tendency to hang on to? Reduce melodrama - respond differently.  I have been experiencing a technical hiccup with my digital business which has kept me busy problem solving for the past three days.  Historically I would have become very upset about this.  ...
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