Raising Happiness – 10 Simple Tips for more joyful kids and happier parents. What a completely cool and refreshing title for a parenting book!
Dr Christine Carter, Happiness Expert, Sociologist and Parent Educator speaks avidly on the choice parents have to make.
Last year I spent a lot of time under my duvet.
With a broken foot and then a broken heart I indulged in an enforced period of respite from the world and did a ton of reading.
God bless Amazon, Apple and Kindle one-clicks.
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg flicked the brightest lightbulb on for me and gave me so many a-ha moments about choices I had made in my career. I suddenly realised how I had subconsciously played small and stepped back from opportunities because of my desire to have a family and the limiting internal belief that I couldn’t enjoy a successful career too.
At the 2013 Vogue Festival, the founder of Net-A-Porter and chair of the British Fashion Council Natalie Massanet gave an open, honest and inspiring talk about her story so far – including her rules for life and business and how her pregnancy and her children gave her more balance.
Natalie said: “When I started writing the business plan, I was also pregnant. And, I think, fuelled by hormones and delusions that if I could build a baby, why not a business?
At first glance it all sounds a bit “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – exploring a hidden path in our minds which can lead to hidden treasures and resolving part hurts.
But read Heart in the Womb by London based Obstetrician, Dr Amali Lokugamage and I challenge you not to do a “Whoo Hoo” about the exciting potential of your “pregnancy brain”!
How strong and confident do you feel right now?
Do you speak up for yourself, feel powerful and assertive and know each day you are living and striving to achieving all your ambitions and dreams?
Have you even taken the time to get really clear on all your inner most desires so they can become your reality or does meeting the expectations and needs of others and daily life seem to take over?