The Moment You Fell In Love

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The moment you fell in love. Do you remember it?

Falling in love is probably one of the most exhilarating moments of my life. It happened so quickly and unexpectedly and I desperately wanted to hit the pause button. Meeting Mr Lover at age 21 wasn’t part of my grand plan and yet the heart wants what the heart wants. 

It was scary. It was out of control. It was friggin exciting.

You know you’re falling in love when all your past relationships become a blur. The hurt and resentment you hold onto in past relationships suddenly fade away. You can let go of the past because this new lover is your future.

A few weeks ago I read an online article about the exact moment when MEN fall in love. Some of the answers were hilarious and some were uber cute. Sitting on the couch watching Man vs Food, I turned to Mr Lover and asked him if he remembered the moment when he fell in love with me. In a heartbeat he answered with “when I saw your old NRL footy stickers on the inside of your wardrobe door”.

I nearly choked on my Mars Bar ice cream. Seeing my childhood footy stickers sealed our fate?

How romantic! Mr Lover went on to explain that the stickers represented our common love of footy and that was an important factor to him. 

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2005 – somewhere in Vietnam

And the moment I fell in love with Mr Lover? It was 2002 and we were in my car. A very girly pop song came on the radio and Mr Lover turned up the volume and sang his little heart out with me. Most men I know would have switched to another radio station but not this guy. He loves Mariah, Roxette, Lionel Ritchie, Macklemore, Spice Girls and Jimmy Barnes.

Our common love of all music genres sealed our fate for me.


Do you remember the moment you fell in love? 

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The Benefits In A Power Nap

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Power nap. Snooze. Nanna nap. Horizontal life pause. 

Whatever you want to call it, I’m a huge supporter of it. And by supporter, I mean I truly do kick my shoes off, lie down and steal some zzz’s whenever I can. Read more

The benefits of a power nap can leave you feeling rejuvenated, productive, alert. I’d go as far to say that I’m an expert in the field of napping.

Heck, I’ve been counting sheep since I was a newborn. I’ve got this napping thing down pat. 

But why do so many peeps feel guilty about taking a nap. Cause you’re missing out on life dude. You can sleep when you die, right?

Not me. I’ve never been guilty about taking a snooze. Love it. Adore it. Want one now.

Power to the people nappers. 

So if you need a great excuse to take a siesta today, I’ve found this infographic on the Elephant Journal site. 

The Original Power Nap – that’s me! I’m definitely #4. Twenty minutes down is all I need. 


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Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

~Barbara Johnson

Which category do you fall into? Mini-Nap? Lazy Man’s Nap? 


{infographic: via Pinterest}

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What personality type are you? I’m a ENFJ

ENFJ MYER BRIGGS What personality type are you? Im a ENFJ

Most of us know if we’re extroverted or introverted, right?

I’ve always thought I was slightly introverted but the Myer Briggs personality test showed me otherwise. I swear the results were written by the fly that lives on my wall and it feels like someone has been watching me for 34 years and written an extended personality essay about who I am – strengths, weakness and 2 minute noodle bad habit included. Read more

I was seriously so intrigued by the results that I sent the test to my BFF and made her do it. 

We got the same result – ENFJ. My bestie and I are very different people so I did the test 3 more times just to make sure … and got the same result every time. 

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So there you have it. I’m a ENFJ – extraversion, intuition, feeling, judgment. As an ENFJ, my primary mode of living is focused externally, where I deal with things according to how I feel about them, or how they fit into my personal value system. My secondary mode is internal, where I take things in primarily via my intuition.

The test is based on four principal psychological functions: thinking, sensation, intuition and feeling. The theory is one of these functions is dominant most of the time. 

ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are often times our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world. With a natural confidence that begets influence, ENFJs take a great deal of pride and joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves and their community.

Turns out I share the same personality type as Oprah, Barack Obama & Michael Jordan! 


Take the test HERE and learn about your personality type HERE.

Are you surprised by the result or impressed?

Feel free to share in the comments below. 

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Remember Me Thursday: Honour An Orphaned Pet Today

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Today is Remember Me Thursday – a day to honour the animals who never knew a forever home. It’s a very special day to light a candle (real or virtual) for the millions of orphaned animals euthanised each and every day. 

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Animal lovers and animal welfare groups around the world will join together to light a candle and shine a light on pet adoption. The candles will honour the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption. The Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle today and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanised each year.

Most of my readers know that I have two gorgeous rescue dogs, Sonny and Benji. Choosing to adopt our doggies (and save their life) was the right decision for us. Their history and pedigree is not important to us, however providing a loving, safe fur-ever home was. Anyone with a pet will tell you what a joy paw-renthood is. 

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How can you join in today?

1. Share Your Love For Pet Adoption on Social Media – #LightForPets
Have you adopted a pet? Share your story and spread the word about Remember Me Thursday on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. Don’t forget to use #LIGHTFORPETS to share your thoughts and feelings about the importance of pet adoption.

2. Light A Candle today 
Your candle will honour the millions of dogs & cats who are euthanised before they had the chance to find a loving family and fur-ever home.

3. Adopt a Pet

We adopted Sonny through and Benji through If you’re unable to adopt a pet right now, please open your wallets (and hearts) and make a donation to ANY animal welfare group. The volunteers who run these organisations are tireless, barely acknowledged and rely on donations to pay for vet expenses, food and medicines for the pets in foster care.

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Beats by Brooke

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My Tuesday Tunes slipped off the radar but I’m gonna bring it back quickly for those of you who LOVE to hear about new tunes & beats.

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Who said Dre has to have the best beats? DJ Bee is in the ‘ouse and delivering some funky ass beats for ya. It’s so good, you’ll think fairies are making love to your ear drums. 


Sydney dance music duo James and Alex are big on the live music scene. Deep Disco House music with some funk thrown in the mix, this pair have a huge amount of talent and I was pretty darn excited to discover their SoundCloud account. I first met James/Jimmy back in 2002 at a Kings Cross nightclub where he was DJing and since then he’s gone on to support Macklemore, Kascade and Dizzee Rascal to name a few. Alex has the vocals of an angel and I just know you are going to love this 66 minute mix of chilled out beats recently created for the Flow Athletic Yoga event, Flow After Dark. 

It’s a great mix for any yoga or chill-out playlist! … and it’s FREE BABY! Just click the download button and drag the music file into your iTunes library.




My gurl Karrie over at Covet Living shared this song with us last week and it’s already been played 36 times in my home office. You’ll want to jump on a plane to Bali, grab a patch of grass at Ku De Ta, order a mojito’s, and listen to this bad boy as the sun sets. 



Have you got any fav songs you want to share with me?

I’m creating a new playlist and would love some recommendations! 

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Time to pause

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How are you feeling today?

Personally, I kinda feel like going back to bed with a cup of tea and a good book. My energy levels are low. My to-do list is so long, I don’t know where to start. I don’t feel like writing anything uber inspirational. Read more

+ Let’s call it a tiny funk.

I’ve painted my nails. I took myself for a walk with the dogs. Meditated. Finished some projects. Drank coffee. Ate a brownie. And still … the blah-ness is hanging.

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These days happen. Without any explanation, these days appear and zap us of feeling joy. It’s the universe telling us to sit back, acknowledge the natural ebb and flow of existence and remind ourselves it’s all okay to slow down the pace. It’s almost the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect.

+ Tomorrow we can change gears and remind ourselves it’s a brand new day.

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Thought of the week #52

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Reflecting on a years worth of ‘thoughts’ has been an interesting project. It’s strange in a way to look back on each ‘thought of the week‘ and see what has inspired me, what quotes have lifted both me and you and what connects us to the here and now. 

One thing I know for sure, whether the quotes have made me smile, reflect or pulled a heart string, I know I have extracted something great from each and every one.