Size matters

Size can be a signal that things have changed. Have you seen bananas lately? Or chickens compared to 20 years ago? The height of buildings? Density of cities? I was visiting one of our suppliers a couple of weeks ago and noticed the size of abalone shells in their bin. They were maybe 5 inches. […]

Get happy: Idea #4

Get happier… be nice! This is our long-time friend Nyoman. He lives on the island of Bali, and is one of the kindest people I have ever met. His laughter kills me. When he laughs – I start too – we end up in hysterics. And it’s funnier because my Balinese is terrible and his English […]

Colour Me Happy

Get happier… Idea #3

Want to get happier? Reduce your stress and get into ‘flow’. When I was a kid, we had DoodleArt. Great big posters that I spent as much time colouring as playing Kick-the-Can. (Dating myself big-time.) It’s why we LOVE colouring books. Coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain […]

Happy Buddha

Get happier: Idea #2

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. ― Marcus Aurelius It’s all in your mind. You already know that ‘thoughts are things’ and that what you think about is what you create in your life. Want to be happier? Think happy thoughts. But it’s not that easy, because research shows […]

elephant kiss

Get happier. Idea #1

In this photo, I have just experienced an elephant kiss. It is the equivalent to a soggy vacuum cleaner. I nearly piddled I laughed so hard. As daylight decreases, starting in the fall, people tend to have more feelings of depression, anxiety; often which feels like stress. As we head into another fall, I’d like to […]


Want to be happier?

The pursuit of happiness is just a notion, it all happens right here – with you. Abraham Lincoln stated “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is a result of many things, including: the people in your life, the things in your environment (home & workspace), your […]