Bookshelf Review- The Art of Living


Wednesday bookshelf review is running late this week. This blogging every day is working out to be quite a challenge and  I am already one blog post behind.

This week’s book was The Art of Living, by Bob Proctor and Sandra Gallagher.
It was very much based on the law of attraction, thoughts+emotions+ actions= results.

My takeaway from the book was to choose a big idea for a goal.

“Your setting the goal to raise your conscious awareness. That’s the real purpose of a goal. It’s to bring more of you to the surface. And when you do, you enjoy everything you do more” Bob Proctor.

A big worthy idea that you really want, something that is exciting and so big you don’t know how you are going to achieve it. The important thing is to focus on it, imagine it and imagine achieving that goal. Then continue to focus on it and take action. The opportunities and people will show up. By focusing on our big idea, we are likely to have more awareness of opportunities and people who can help us when they show up. The most important concept was that the purpose of a goal is to help us grow.


The next thing is to come up with the big idea! The book suggests expanding our awareness by taking a small idea and turning it into a bigger idea. Still, I have plenty of goals I am working towards but I don’t have a big idea goal. I guess I will just drink coffee, journal and let my ideas percolate until a big idea shows up. This is the next step to figure out what my big wonderful idea goal is.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!




Saturday Morning Musing!

IMG_0706Spent a couple of lovely hours at the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park on Friday. I met up with a friend for lunch, it was the perfect tranquil space to share a meal, and then walk around the Sculpture Park and chat. There was also a photo exhibition on which captivated my imagination and also curiosity. I kept thinking how did this person do this, and where were was the place the photo’s were set in. The McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park is one of my favourite places to visit and catch up with friends. It is such a peaceful place and yet there is so much to do and see there.

Whilst Friday morning was spent trying to re-arrange Mighty Mouse’s room, trying to figure out how to make it look more grown up and yet keep all his teddies. I think this time I am going to go with an animal theme. More using the colours, and bold animal pictures like tigers or loins.  Whilst Mr. Serious room, I have not idea what to do. He tells me he wants it to be about gaming and movies. I guess I will go out looking and see what inspires me. This year I hope to freshen up and change the look of my boys rooms. At the moment their rooms are very child like and very hap hazard in the way they look. One is just cluttered and full of teddies and toys, the other is sparse with the walls covered in movie posters and school work. Both rooms have shown my boys unique style and likes. Now I just want to update it and add a bit more of a grown up look. So far I have found it difficult to come up with ideas, there are not a lot of images out there that focus on teenage boys rooms.

This week I have been experimenting with cooking different meals for dinner, some have been a success and some have just been alright. I have enjoyed being creative with my cooking and found that it has not taken that much extra time. Most of the preparation has been in being organised and having the shopping list for all the ingredients. One of my goals this year is to be more organised in my home.

Now it is the glorious weekend, and I am hoping to take the boys to the Melbourne Aquarium this weekend. Catch up with some reading. Also I need to take my son shopping to get a few things, which he needs to pick out.  Also planing the week ahead. That is just a few of the things on my weekend list.

So what are you doing this weekend?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

I have also been enjoying playing around with photo’s and trying to come up with some different looks!

It has been both fun and creative.