Social media gets the thumbs up for social influence (source: mombizcoach.com)

Webspiration #8 – Using social media for social good

I’m going through a burst of inspiration and learning at the moment. Next month I’m starting a new job and the excitement, coupled with the fact that I am currently travelling at my leisure with plenty of time on my

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Social media gets the thumbs up for social influence (source: mombizcoach.com)

Webspiration #8 – Using social media for social good

I’m going through a burst of inspiration and learning at the moment. Next month I’m starting a new job and the excitement, coupled with the fact that I am currently travelling at my leisure with plenty of time on my

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Matthew and Waveney hold up an ingenious rubbish-free egg carton

Matthew Luxon and Waveney Warth: Living without waste

Could you live for a year without creating any waste? In today’s consumer society where everything comes wrapped 3 times in plastic (or so it seems), attempting to live rubbish-free may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet that’s exactly what

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Matthew and Waveney hold up an ingenious rubbish-free egg carton

Matthew Luxon and Waveney Warth: Living without waste

Could you live for a year without creating any waste? In today’s consumer society where everything comes wrapped 3 times in plastic (or so it seems), attempting to live rubbish-free may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet that’s exactly what

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Dan Pallotta: Smarter than me (source: TED.com)

Rethinking charity

While watching the inspiration channel (aka TED.com) the other night I saw Dan Pallotta’s passionate and convincing talk ‘The way we think about charity is dead wrong‘. He’s talking about something that is very dear to my heart – the

Dan Pallotta: Smarter than me (source: TED.com)

Rethinking charity

While watching the inspiration channel (aka TED.com) the other night I saw Dan Pallotta’s passionate and convincing talk ‘The way we think about charity is dead wrong‘. He’s talking about something that is very dear to my heart – the

Martin Luther King, Jr. ( source: novel prize.org)

Have a little faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. ( source: novel prize.org)

Have a little faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin (source: tlcnaptown.com)

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin (source: tlcnaptown.com)

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

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Small ways to spread happiness

Everyone can make a difference. Everyone has some small way to spread happiness and make the world shine a little brighter. Last week, while traveling at Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma) I met this ingenious young man. While eking out

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Small ways to spread happiness

Everyone can make a difference. Everyone has some small way to spread happiness and make the world shine a little brighter. Last week, while traveling at Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma) I met this ingenious young man. While eking out

Together we can go great things

Together we can do big things

Sometimes I find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. The other day I was walking through a luxury mall in Bangkok (I think it was Siam Centre) and I saw this sign and display (pictured). “Together we can do

Together we can go great things

Together we can do big things

Sometimes I find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. The other day I was walking through a luxury mall in Bangkok (I think it was Siam Centre) and I saw this sign and display (pictured). “Together we can do

Lee and some of his creations

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Lee and some of his creations

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Rain or shine, Mr. Happy Man know how to make you smile! (Source: MDFilms)

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Rain or shine, Mr. Happy Man know how to make you smile! (Source: MDFilms)

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Connor and Cayden Long in the running leg of a triathalon

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Connor and Cayden Long in the running leg of a triathalon

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Paulo Coelho

Lessons from children

“A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.“ – Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Lessons from children

“A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.“ – Paulo Coelho

Even with the chicken pox Fernandito was so full of joy it spilled over and made everyone around him smile.

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

Even with the chicken pox Fernandito was so full of joy it spilled over and made everyone around him smile.

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

in bloom

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to

in bloom

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to