Making Me Happy

This week in a nutshell? A potent cocktail of action, with a minty fresh sprig of reflection.

The action-y parts were scattered throughout the week, but most of the reflection happened as I was out walking yesterday when I started doing a bit of a mental whiz through my life as it stands – almost as if I was the coach of Me, challenging myself with probing questions and waiting to see what answers would bubble up.

Where are you going? Where are you growing? What do you believe? How have you changed? What’s off-kilter? 

As far as answers go, right now, I know I’m inching closer to a new beginning… but I’m also tripping myself up a little by trying to do All Things instead of laser-focusing in on the worthwhile things that take me closer to my dream. That was lesson number one.

Lesson two was that I need to make the time – create some ‘white space – to do some inner work and to come up with my grand 2013 plan. I have plenty of ideas swirling but it’s all a bit nebulous at the moment and I get the feeling that it might take a mini-break for me to get that all out of my head and into some sort of form. Sometimes separating yourself from daily doing is what it takes for the creative stuff to really flow out properly.

So onto this week’s Making Me Happy list, which is a bit of a mixed bag (as usual!) Before we dive in I want to ask you the same questions: Where are YOU going? Where are YOU growing? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, sista!

Wedding Styling


On Saturday I put my wedding decorating boots on and headed to Brisbane, where I joined our friend Kris from Little Gray Station to style a wedding at Bleeding Hearts art gallery.

With just a few hours to transform the space, some mega styling superpowers were called upon and thankfully all came together beautifully in the end.

It wasn’t until I was driving home – buzzing, exhausted, creatively pumped – that it dawned on me that working fast really is my bag. I’m not sure if I should utter that out loud for fear of inviting more of that crazy energy into my life (!!) but I do generally work better – calmer, more efficiently – when the pressure is on.

(That said, there’s no-freaking-way I could do that every weekend… and to any wedding stylists reading – you cray. Hats off).



Whales frolicking in the distance, sunny blue skies, a copy of The Coaching Blueprint in hand (brilllllliant) and my love by my side on the sand. Another perfect morning in Byron.

Ramai and I jumped in the car early on Sunday morning so we could make the most of the day down south, and after breakfast at The Top Shop (always a winner) we sprawled out on our towels for a few hours for some much-needed chill time – complete with dreamin’ + schemin’ + plenty of scribblin’ in my trusty Moleskine.

Later on in town I picked up a fab new Element “beach bag” (well, technically it’s an overnight bag but I’m using it for beaching) and we ate the yummiest Thai at Asia Joe’s.

The last stop of the day, to round out the weekend magnificently, was an afternoon with friends at Burleigh hill. Summer is a-coming.

Hypoxi + Infra Red Sauna-ing


Hello impending 30th birthday! I’m back on the Hypoxi train and this time around I’m adding 20 – 30 minute Far Infrared saunas into the mix to really ramp up the detoxing/ toning/ butt blasting (not to mention, to add in some requisite relaxo time).

Will be sure to report back in the next month about how the combo is going.

Love Notes


It’s been almost 4 weeks since I launched my very first e-offering, ‘More Magic, All the Time: 20 Ways to Create Your Best Life Ever’ and I’m so thrilled that many of you have felt moved to contact me with sweet words about the book and its message. It seriously warms the very outer edges of my heart to hear that it spoke to you in some way, or simply put a skip in your step. I love the eBook format and can’t wait to brew up something else early next year.

If you haven’t yet got your hands on a copy, jump to it gorgeous – it’s free and may just rock your socks.

The first joyful step towards making magic is just below…

Get your copy of my eBook now... it's FREE!



My new obsession. Although I’ve read 2 out of the 3 books I’m about to mention, there’s something insanely motivating about listening to inspiring words on long (or short) drives – especially when there’s limited time in your life for ACTUAL reading.

I’ve been immersing myself in the wise words of Tony Robbins (Unlimited Power), Danielle LaPorte (Firestarter Sessions) and Louise Hay’s Receiving Prosperity, and funnily enough, after listening to the latter just before bed on Sunday night, I woke up on Monday morning to find I’d made some money in my sleep. Bring more of that subliminal goodness on, baby!



Grateful for the delightful abundance of interviews over the past little while (actually, I think the 3 interviews – oh, and a guest post – I completed last week may have taken the interview total to about 25 or so this year!) Blessed.

I love that interviews are like having yourself over for a cuppa and a chat… or examining yourself really closely in the mirror. While applying red lippy, of course.

Mo’ love: 

My family and their new kitten Storm (beyond adorable) + The Lifestyle Transformation Guide + excitement for the second B-School meetup this weekend – I love those babes! + cuddles + watching Marie Forleo rock the shiz outta her conference on one of the B-School bonus vids + this affirmation: “I attract like-minded, soulful, super positive beings of light into my life” – I’m all about deep connections + support right now + YOU GUYS. Seriously, could you be any cooler?

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” ~ Rumi

+ Blow a kiss to the Universe and tell us in the comments: what are you thankful for?

Images: Striking Truths Alannah Hill 

14 Comments to “Making Me Happy”

  1. Your Making Me Happy, is a breathe of fresh air! Right now what is making me happy is being one with nature, it is totally giving me the energy lift I need, and my beautiful new gemstones which I am so impressed with how tuned into me they are.

  2. Making me happy?

    Number one – this post, as always you’ve added a sparkle to my day and some sunshine directed straight to my soul. Thanks!

    Number two – the Gold Coast during Spring time. This is my favourite time of year and I only wish that I could be spending more time outside at the moment (if only I could break the chain attached to my desk!).

    Number three – taking a big, hard look at my plans for the future and locking down some things to get a manifestin’.

  3. So thankful for:

    1. Beautiful friends – my soul mates – who nourish and uplift my soul in every way possible! People who keep inspiring me to peel off yet another layer of myself so that I can live more authentically.

    2. Self care + Self love. ‘Nuff said.

    3. Growth, learning, expansion. Life is just learning, and learning and learning. And I am just lovin’ it! (Gotta love it when you get to learn about things you absolutely adore.)

  4. Making Me Happy today is the fact that I am flying to Sydney tonight to be with my beautiful mum who I haven’t seen since April! I am looking forward to cuddles on the lounge watching One Tree Hill, girly shopping trips and lots of love and giggles! Couldn’t be happier!

    • Maddison: Beautiful. Which stones did you get? x

      Kate: Thank you so much – and couldn’t agree more re: the GC (and the being chained to the desk thing!) Perfect time for manifesting right now. x

      Jia Ni: Lots of unearthing and growth happening for you right now, girl! There’s always a little bit of struggle before the big breakthroughs –can ‘t wait to see what unfolds for you x

      Sophie: Ooh sounds perfect – enjoy x

  5. Lovely!

    Making me happy this week would have to be packing & planning for my trip to London next week :) woot!!

    How am I growing? Well, I just applied for physiotherapy next year… I have been debating this decision for a long time (before enrolling in the course I tried this year!) and finally decided to take the plunge. Part of me feels too old (27) but then I figure, I’ll be older each year I might as well do it now!!

    Thanks for the inspiration as always Rach :)


  6. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts each week! I soak it all in, every word, every picture! Your sunday sounded wonderful and I am very envious of the beautiful weather you have! Hopefully it’s making its way to NZ now!

    What’s made me happy today was having a laugh-filled energizing catch up with my best friend. It’s like cutting a day in half and filling the middle with sunshine. Friends and relationships are everything.

    I love to feel energized, especially after feeling so tired.

    Thank you for the inspiration you provide each week :-)

  7. What’s making me happy today? The gorgeous design of your website. So pretty and fresh.

    There are already so many things that have made me happy this morning (allowing myself a lie-in rather than getting up for Bikram, a super smoothie for breakfast, a compliment from a workmate…) but the biggest thing right now is the fact that I am falling in love for the first time. And at 31 this is a pretty big deal!

    A joyful day to you and all your readers.

  8. Odette, I love “it’s like cutting a day in half and filling the middle with sunshine.” Sounds like the beautiful weather HAS made its way over there ;) x

  9. Nice sounding few days you’ve had there. How much better is EVERYTHING when the sun is shining?
    I first heard about Hypoxi years ago and was intrigued from day one. But the more I researched it, the more confused I got. Some people raved about it, others said it did nothing. I guess thats the way everything goes though, right?

    What’s making me happy:
    Spring, and everything it embodies
    Floral dresses
    Belly laughs


  10. Sounds amazing Erin – and yep, you’re so right about the sunshine. Big ol’ hit of Vitamin D. Yum.

    I’ve done Hypoxi 3 times over the years and recently lost 10ms off my hips (!!) and 5cms off my butt – a total of 30cms off a range of areas – for my wedding in June. Without a doubt, it works. Not cheap, but I find it to be the most effective thing for toning stubborn areas that just don’t seem to tone superbly (and I exercise quite a bit) xx

  11. Making Me Happy…

    + This sunshiny, heart warming space (seriously Rach, you have something special going on here)

    + Orange, ginger, linseed vitamix mix up

    + Going live with our website yesterday!

    + The outcome… feeling invigorated by putting my dream OUT THERE only to have it met with outrageous positivity

    Wishing you a great week ahead all

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