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Who's a happy chappy then?

Who's a happy chappy then?

Happy is a choice and smiles are for sharing. Cliche? Totes. Have a fun-time Friday as big and wide as this mouth, wherever you are X

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How to be happy? Multiple choice...

How to be happy? Multiple choice...

1. Get your latte froth read by a professional. 2. Face off with a magpie. 3. Bust out some very cool disco dance moves. 4. Stick a pen between your teeth and grin. Yep, it's the last one. Science tells us that the woo woo notion of fake it til you make it is an actual thing that works, at least sometimes. When you shape your face into a smile (by whacking a ballpoint pen between your teeth for a couple of minutes) your body will think you're smiling and accordingly, will release happy endorphins. And you'll feel better. Doo...

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How do we change the world?

How do we change the world?

I keep coming back to the whole 'one person at a time' thing. And is it just me or is meditation the new black - again? Meditation can be as simple as being awake (useful on busy streets) to what we're doing. Being present to the task at hand - not checking phone, ipad, emails. Walking the dog? Yep, meditation. Tick. (bonus points when I leave the phone at home and chat to the mutt en route). Doing the dishes? Tick. My mother calls this 'warm water therapy.' And she probably has a point. Servicing a car? Tick. No point...

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it's MISTER Mac to you!

it's MISTER Mac to you!

I wanted to share a quick new story, told to me last week by Mac the Dog Man. It happened on the Monday after our Sunday afternoon book launch on the banks of the Yarra at Warrandyte. Here's Mac (yellow hat of course) signing books for the fan club! On Monday morning Mac and his dogs were strolling in their usual fashion along the river path, when they met a group of four boys walking to school. The boys nudged each other, stopped walking and then... BOWED to Mac! Not only that, they did the whole sing-song primary school morning...

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Mucking up!

Mucking up!

I was at the Warranwood Artshow recently having a chat with a couple of lovely women. I’d just done an artist floortalk(which is the posh name for ‘have a chat about your art’). So we were sitting on comfy chairs surrounded by all these incredible works by hundreds of artists – works that each started off as a blank piece of paper or canvas, along with a vision.   And we were ruminating on what it is to be creative and what it is to be an artist – and on how important it is to make a space for...

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