I have always been fascinated by people; what makes us tick, thrive and ultimately ‘be happy’. For the past 20 years I have spent time with a large number of people from all walks of life; researching, travelling and training with specialists to learn more about us incredible humans and to understand what truly makes us happy.
Having lived, worked and trained in three different continents: Europe, Australasia and Africa, this has allowed me valuable time shared with a very wide variety of people from many different backgrounds and unique cultures. The insights and experiences I have gained have been deeply informing.
One thing that struck me, no matter where I was in the world, was that there didn’t appear to be many people who seemed to be ‘truly’ happy. By this, I mean ‘long term, grounded and authentic’ happiness. Often people lived what looked like a beautiful life on the outside, but they weren’t feeling fundamentally happy on the inside. It occurred they were experiencing BEAUTIFUL ‘OUTER LIVING’, but not BEAUTIFUL ‘INNER LIVING’.
This got me even more curious!… about how we are living our lives and what was going on here?!.. my life included. I was living what looked like the ‘dream life’: working for National Geographic, looking well and living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Cape Town, South Africa. Every one thought my life must be amazing, however, the truth was, I wasn’t feeling truly happy and fulfilled on the INSIDE…