My Personal Tips for Living an Extraordinary Life…

I live an amazing life many people say they could only dream of living… but when it comes down to it – therein actually lies one of the keys to living an extraordinary life – ‘dreaming’ that you can! However, that’s where most people stop. We have all heard that …

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My Next Chapter…

The subject of death, dying, epitaphs and such has been strangely prominent with several of my friends and colleagues lately, so I thought it apt that given I don’t have immediate relatives who know my wishes, to state them here. …and just in case you are worried – don’t be – I …

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What do you want?

Curled up at home here in Italy, I just watched one of the most EXTRAORDINARY movies I have ever experienced – and one that is about a lot more than just Formula One… Directed by Ron Howard, to say this movie is about the rivalry between Nikki Lauder and James Hunt …

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Lovers of History

WWII history

Their Sacrifice is Not Forgotten Just outside the window where I oft curl up at Torquay Marina (literally across the road from where I am staying) and work, write, read and enjoy a vino is a D-Day memorial. What warms my heart each and every time I am there is that …

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Today’s Office – Marina-Side in Torquay

Torquay marina

I love my offices..! Over the past week or so I have been really ramping up my physio and both today and yesterday even felt up to going for a walk around Torquay – literally ‘around’ – along the waterfront.  OK, so every step hurts quite significantly, but I don’t …

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Farewell to Facebook

Facebook, I am breaking up with you… Last night I made the decision to say “Farewell to Facebook”. The response from friends and those who follow my journey was wonderful and very heart-warming, and there was also an element of “if you are not on Facebook, you do not exist!” In …

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It’s alive! Quantum Lace Book One

quantum lace

I am ever so thrilled – today the first book in my Quantum Lace series went live on Amazon. You can learn more about the book here:  www.QuantumLace.com. I would love to hear what you think… Sending love and smiles… ~ Bella

Quest: One week without disposable plastic

Can you go a week without acquiring/using any new disposable plastic items? How many disposable plastic bags, bottles, cups and utensils do you use in a day, a week, a year? After watching a video by Jeff Bridges (I’ve embedded it below for you) I was inspired to take the …

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Who am I? An unexpected (and very personal) journey…

Over the past months I have been tracing my ancestry – and what I have discovered actually revealed more about who I am, how I view the world and interact within it than I ever expected… Growing up in a seaside mining town in working class suburban Australia, I never felt like I belonged …

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What does your office look like?

virtual office

…and I’m not talking about how many stacks of papers there are on your desk… How to live a life most people only dream about… I’m referring to ‘where’ you actually work.  For many, there is no option but to turn up to a specific place however there is an increasingly large group …

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Is there enough TIME?

Do you ever have the feeling that there is never enough time to do and see and experience and explore and share everything you want to do and see and experience and explore and share? Tonight watching a panel discussion on mathematics from the World Science Festival, it really hit …

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Imagination + Memory = Reality

Hmmm… (play deep thinking contemplation music) Imagination + Memory = Reality. Think about it… Two people can be in the same time and place together yet remember the event completely differently – they use their imagination upon their memory to create a scenario that fits with their view of their …

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Twilight Zone

LOL! This morning I awoke and my phone said it was 4:18am – although the clock in the room said it was 7:35am… I checked my emails on my phone and the last email that had arrived did so at 4:17am… So, I thought I would consult with my iPad …

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How old is too old – and are YOU too old?

Are you too old?  That’s actually a loaded question… On the weekend I watched a documentary on PBS about John Glenn. While many know of – and even remember – his inspiring flight in 1962 as the first American into orbit, what I didn’t know was that while he was a …

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Who Inspires You?

I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling less than my bright-eyed, bushy-tailed self, rather than talk about it – which only usually makes me feel worse and puts a downer on the day of the poor soul with whom I decided to share my misery – I tend …

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Luxury is a Choice, not a Dollar Sign!

Look at an image like this and you think of a quality day spa where all you hear are sounds of birds chirping, waves rolling… and many also immediately then jump to “but I couldn’t afford that type of luxury”… Luxury is a Choice not a Dollar Sign… On Sunday, …

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Leave the wake in the past…

As many of you know, one of my most beloved teachers and the person, next to my great-grandmother, from whom I have gained perhaps my most important and profound perspectives is Dr Wayne Dyer.  One of Dr Dyer’s stories that he uses to illustrate the power (or lack thereof) of …

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Social Media tips from Guy Kawasaki

  I just finished reading this latest book co-written by one of my go-to guys when it comes to the virtual world, Guy Kawasaki. It’s full of both useful info for experts in the online world, as well as explanations for people who are relatively new to the world of …

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There’s a reason your rear view mirror is small…

  Think about it…  How much time do you spend looking backward at what has past?  Be #inspired2achieve and focus forward!  The view is much bigger and brighter when you look through the windscreen instead of the rear view mirror…

Life is like an improv session

It’s funny…  Countless people are scared at the thought of doing improv, but when you think about it LIFE is just like an improv session…  No one knows what the other will do or say…  The only real difference is that in improv you can’t say ‘no’… How would your life …

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Invest in Your Dream!

Invest in your dream, do what it takes, believe in yourself… Even if you are knocked down, remember it’s not over until your Dream is your Reality! Another video to inspire us all to be the best we can be…