Want it now…Special Delivery Company

Im SO excited to give this gorgeous pack away and feature this amazing company, The Special Delivery Company.

In case you need a reminder…tomorrow is Valentines Day…a day to remind those people you love that you truly love and care about them {although I do believe this should be every day}

‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’ Lao Tzu

 

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The Special Delivery Company are giving away an absolutely gorgeous ‘Love Bug’ gift pack; Papinelle pink pepper & grapefruit scented soy morning candle in ceramic jar 170g (made in Australia), Papinelle rose & cedarwood hand-made soap large 140g (made in Australia). *Valued at $65 and includes delivery to Sydney metro.

Make someones Valentines day; a lover, a friend, someone who inspires you. Share love.

Simply go follow (on instagram)

@Thespecialdeliverycompany

@Charliedehaas

& like 2 of each pictures (any) to enter. *Closes at 9pm tonight for delivery tomorrow.

 

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‘Where there is love there is life.’ Mahatma Ghandi

Born from a love of giving and an eye for creativity, The Special Delivery Company offers a unique online gifting experience with beautiful yet simple gifts for every occasion.

Mother and Daughter duo and founders of The Special Delivery Company, Janet and Genevieve LaPlanche, pride themselves on their passion for creating something special. Having come from years of experience within a variety of creative industries, Janet and Genevieve paired their sense of style with their eye for quality to create the perfect boutique style online shopping haven.

‘To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.’ Anatole France

 

 

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Genevieve LaPlanche, an experienced Executive Assistant with roles across a wide range of industries including Fashion, Public Relations and Real Estate, Genevieve understands the business world and the demands of the corporate environment.

Having delighted in the creation of special gifts for her loved ones all her life, Genevieve’s approach is one of sensitivity and sincerity. It was this passion for the art of giving that inspired her and her mother to try something that hadn’t been done before and launch The Special Delivery Company.

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With more than 30 years of experience in fashion and a coveted FIA Designer of the Year Award under her belt, Janet LaPlanche brings with her a special combination of experience, insight and imagination. This, coupled with her nurturing predisposition as a mother of four and grandmother of two, delivers a rare personal touch that epitomizes The Special Delivery Company.

‘A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.’ Thomas Carlyle

The Special Delivery company have many beautiful gifts for all occasions, be sure to check them out.

Facebook: The Special Delivery Company

Website: The Special Delivery Company

Instagram: Thespecialdeliverycompany

I sincerely thank Genevieve and Janet for their time and gorgeous gift.

Love & light, Charlie x.

‘Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.’ Mother Teresa

 

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Want it now…Palm Beach Collection

To love is to share…

Day 3 of my week of love giveaways…today Im delighted to have Palm Beach Collection fragrant diffusers to share.

‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ‘William Shakespeare
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Palm Beach Collection is a divine line of deliciously fragrant candles and products that are perfect for the home or office, or to continue the art of giving, perfect as a gift.

An entrepreneurial spirit and a shared love of Sydney’s natural landscape has inspired brother and sister duo, Mike Grey & Kirsten Walker to develop this incredible collection.

Their childhood was spent in the idyllic beachside surrounds of Palm Beach in Sydney, where their parents still reside.

‘Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.’ Ashley Smith

 

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The pair have travelled the globe extensively to research and develop what they believe to be the most exquisite fragrant creations from leading international experts in the art of perfume.

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The Palm Beach Collection range is luxurious yet affordable and consists of beautiful hand-poured scented candles and reed diffusers in an extensive array of delicious scents including Vintage Gardenia, White Rose and Jasmine, Fig, Cassis & Mandarin, Coconut & Lime.

Palm Beach Collection is very proudly a family owned and run Australian business. The team are passionate about ensuring their product remains Australian made close to the shores of their beloved home in Sydney.

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Since establishing the brand in September 2009, Palm Beach Collection is now recognised amongst the best Australian made and owned candle collections.

Palm Beach Collection is available online and in boutiques all over Australia, UK & Europe

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To win your very own piece of this homely delight be sure to repost the first image {details of the comp} on your facebook or Instagram page, go follow @palmbeachcollection and @charliedehaas on Instagram.

Entires close Valentines day.

I sincerely thank Palm Cove Collection,Mike Grey & Kirsten Walker and Sweaty Betty PR

Love & light, Charlie x.

Be sure to follow this beautiful company on facebook and Instagram for inspiration.

Want it now…Rawsome Chocolate

Celebrating my week of LOVE {Valentines day week} todays giveaway and Want it now feature…Rawsome Foods.

I am absolutely delighted to be on board with this amazing company as an Ambassador.

‘All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’  Charles M. Schulz

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Some of you know I am prone to chocolate, especially in moments of stress (when all I’m really needing is some PEA to release feel good hormones derived from cuddles), so to have these deliciously delightful healthy treats in my fridge is oh so tempting! But because I love you, my readers more than my need to indulge, I’m offering a giveaway so you can fully experience a little bit of ‘no guilt’ chocolate heaven.

‘When plan A fails move to plan B; eat chocolate.’ Jean Kelsey

Rawsome chocolate is an Organic (love), gluten-free (love), dairy, soy and nut free (love, love!) chocolate.

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In simple words…Rawsome chocolate is GOOD for you (in moderation, be warned).

‘Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands-and then eat just one of the pieces.’ Judith Viorst

Rawsome was created by a male full-time engineer and chocolate enthusiast, who discovered there was no organic, gluten-free, soy, dairy and nut free chocolate on the market for the health conscious.

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So, he created one. Firstly for himself and testing it on friends, he received an overwhelmingly positive response. Not long after, Rawsome was launched in October 2012.

Delicious, decadent and healthy, Rawsome is hand made in Bondi (I love supporting local businesses!) Flavours include: Cruisy Coco, Groovy Ginger, Mighty Mint, Coffee Crunch and their latest creation Inca Berry Tang.

As a brand committed to wellbeing for one and all, Rawsome donate 10% of proceeds to the Sea Shepard and Peta (So much love nad admiration for businesses that GIVE BACK). The packaging is made from 100% post consumer paper

‘Nothing heals the soul like chocolate.’ Richard Paul Evans

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To share some chocolate, soul happiness, I am giving away a few packs of 5 Rawsome chocolates {1 of each flavour}, simply go follow Rawsomefoods on Instagram and Charliedehaas to enter.

FB: Rawsomefoods

IG: Rawsomefoods

Web: www.gorawsome.com

Love & light, Charlie x.

P.s dark chocolate is perfect pre training treat as the Epicatechin, the flavonoid found in dark chocolate binds to muscle receptors to help prevent fatigue {note to self: this doesn’t mean a whole bar!}

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Monday Motivation…Little Flowers

I saw this absolutely gorgeous business online and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Introducing Sarah Regan from Little Flowers, a unique business that delivers beautiful blooms for $25 {Sydney}.

‘A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.’ Max Muller

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Charlie: You have created a unique business concept that celebrates the gift of giving and is growing rapidly, what do you attribute this success to?

Well, people love sending flowers but they can be very expensive to send. So I think we found a really great gap in the market. And the idea was born from some really strong insights – not only around expense, but also the realisation that what’s most important when you’re sending or receiving flowers is actually the gesture itself. The words or sentiment behind the flowers. Ultimately though, it’s people who create success, and we’re lucky enough to have an absolutely wonderful team of smart, fun, creative and hard working people at Little Flowers. I think it’s fair to say that we all really get a kick out of knowing that each bunch is going to put a smile on someone’s face too and that’s a great motivator.

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‘In the end, its not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.’ Shin Xiong

Charlie: When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the Floral industry?

I’ve always loved flowers and had played around with them as a hobby, visiting the market and doing quite a few courses. But it wasn’t until I started developing the idea for Little Flowers with my business partners (Idea Gallery and Hans Christian Berents) that I knew I had to give it a shot. I did a lot of research before taking the plunge and I knew that Little Flowers had huge potential – not only as a business, but also in terms of personal fulfilment as I saw it could give me the emotional rewards that I’d been searching for in my previous career.

Charlie: When did you decide you wanted to work for yourself?

You know, I actively tried not to think of it like that at the beginning, because coming from a corporate background the idea was quite intimidating. But I have to say it’s exceptionally liberating to have control of your own destiny. I have so many ideas for Little Flowers and it’s really exciting to know that I can make them a reality.

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Charlie: How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?

Well it’s lovely to think that someone might view me in that way. So many people who’ve started their own business, or followed their passions, have inspired me along the way and it’s a real honour if I’m having that impact on someone else. I hope that as I grow, and as Little Flowers grows, we can have a really positive impact on individuals who want to follow their dreams, and the community in a broader sense too.

‘The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy  – it’s all that matters.’ Audrey Hepburn

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Charlie: Has there been any challenges along your journey?

Oh yes, lots! I think every day I learn something new. Having your own business certainly teaches you to be resilient and I think my brain has stretched and grown more in the last year than ever before. One of the great things through is we have so many creative minds on our team that when you have a challenge it can actually transform into something really wonderful because it sparks new ideas.

Charlie: How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?

Well, that’s a great question for me as it’s often something I find quite a challenge. By nature I’m a hard worker and running my own business, particularly doing something I really love, there’s always that tendency to get totally sucked in to it. Now that we’re becoming more established though, my week has a bit more structure, and I’m able to carve out more time for exercise and that kind of thing. I try to run a couple of times a week and fit in yoga and meditation where I can. I also really enjoy cooking up some healthy meals. Probably the best thing though is taking my dog Tess for a play in the park – animals are very grounding and they give you such a great perspective on life.

Charlie: What do you believe are the keys to success in business?

That’s a tricky one as there are so many things! But I think people are really the key. Surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and fill you with confidence, and those who compliment your skills and fill your knowledge gaps. And also how you treat people. I think it’s critical to have integrity – treating people how you’d like to be treated yourself – whether it’s your team, your customers, anyone who touches the business.

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

Charlie: What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?

It’s one of life’s greatest ironies that you learn most from your mistakes. Put the bad experiences behind you quickly and try to look at them as a way of improving. Most importantly, dream big – it’s amazing what you’re capable of when you put your mind to it. Dare to believe you can do it.

Charlie: When can we look forward to next from you?

We might still be little, but we’ve got big ambitions to expand within Australia and internationally.

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Charlie: Top 3 healthy tips/advice?

#1 Get enough sleep each night – 4am starts have made me realise the importance of a good night’s sleep!

#2 Meditation is a great way of clearing the mind and giving you perspective.

#3 Having fun and being with people you love hanging out with is probably the greatest medicine of all.

Charlie: Share something no one knows…

After a long day I love nothing more than coming home and singing stupid songs to my dog.

I sincerely thank Sarah for her time.

Why not send someone you love, care for and appreciate a gesture of kindness today?

Facebook: Little Flowers Sydney

Web: littleflowers.com.au

Instagram: Littleflowerssydney

{Win} In appreciation and to share some love, Little Flowers will send a little flower bouquet on your behalf. Simply reblog this page, or tag the friend you would like to send some happiness to on the Facebook picture {Charlie de Haas; Wellness Coach/Fitness Model page} *available Sydney area.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Am I dreaming?

Today, I walked into a coffee shop/bookstore and saw my book. Pinch me.

‘I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.’ James McGreevey

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It still feels so surreal, even though I knew it would be there, I was still surprised and in awe when I got there (thankfully I didn’t cry). The staff knew my name, they were all happy to see me and wanted to have a chat. Wow, what an overwhelming  feeling.

Daily I am sent emails from readers of gratitude (thank you with all my heart) and pictures of my book in your homes. Honestly, I can barely begin to describe how honoured I am.

‘There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’ Nelson Mandela

Is this real? Sometimes I still feel like I am living in a fantasy world that all of these amazing wonderful things aren’t happening to me, or that I don’t deserve them (yes, thank you cognitive behaviour). But the truth is, I do. Without speaking from my ego, I have been tested, along every step of the way, and still every day. Tested to see if I really want this life, my dream reality. You just have to try. Let go of the ‘what if’s’ and just commit.

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The thing is, if you really want it, nothing can stop you. You have to ask yourself how much do you want it? Sometimes we think we want things, but we aren’t prepared to do the work or put in effort…I would say, whatever it is, its most likely something that doesn’t make your heart beat faster and light up your day.

‘Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’ Oprah Winfrey

I wrote a book.

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Finding some time this weekend to have a little relax and reflection on the process this has been. Because regardless of what anyone has to say, if they like it, or if they don’t (yes there were mistakes/all fixed now), I wrote it from my heart. And absolutely everything in it are the processes and healthy practices that I strive to achieve and practice daily. These are the healthy habits that have got me to where I am today, and I even now I continue to do them every day.

‘It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.’ Aristotle

 

In the words of Arnie, you have to make a decision, it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes, don’t be afraid to make them, just make a decision and do it.

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‘The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.’ Audrey Hepburn

You will be rewarded I promise you. Rewarded in ways that money cannot buy.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Find what you love to do, and do it with love.

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Are you dating a man, or a boy?

So many of my girlfriends are confused about, you guessed it men (and my guy friends are confused about women).

“When you’re with the right person, it’s impossible to do anything wrong, and if you’re with the wrong person, no matter what you do, it won’t be right.” Unknown

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I thought I would spend some time researching the differences between a man and a boy. I mean what makes a man? We all presume strength, dependability, security but there is so much more. And it’s not to say anything against boys, it’s the natural progression of life, the way we act as girls or boys before we finally (hopefully one day) gain enough wisdom and maturity that we become men and women.

Firstly, a man knows what he wants. If you have dated these; ‘I just dont know what I want’ or ‘mr maybe’ guys, yup hes still in the boy phase. Perhaps influenced by his surroundings especially his ‘boy’ mates, he assumes a ‘whatever’ attitude. A man, he wont stop until he gets what he wants (this also includes you ladies).

Men look for substance in a woman, that of an equal or in no less a women in her own rights. Boys, they are into the hotties, the hot body, the clothes, the ‘HOT’. This gives them a stroke to their ego. True men don’t need this stroke, they are already happy with themselves.

‘Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.’ Tim Allen

A man has dreams, a career and is dedicated to achieving them, even if it means sacrifices. Perhaps messy nights out with the boys become nights spent working or relaxing. Boys love to party, in fact, note you will always come second to a boys boys.

‘Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.’ Thomas Fuller

A man will see you for everything you are and know if you are the one he wants to invest his time in. Boys are still undecided, because they don’t know what they want, and believe me ladies there is nothing you can do that will help him with this decision, it is developed with time (we spend so much time trying to change ourselves to make him commit, it just wont work). In fact, from the book think like a lady think like a man, steve maraboli says that until a man has made himself he wont be able to commit to you.

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A man opens doors. I don’t think this needs explaining. I recently went on a date and the car door was opened for me…brownie points to him, I was impressed. Men understand it is the little things that make us women happy, boys are to busy doing other things to begin to comprehend this.

‘I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.’ Orlando Bloom

A man can have a conversation, even about the things he finds uncomfortable. Lets face it, the male species don’t like to discuss ‘feelings’ emotions and all the things us women do. A man however will have enough respect for you to listen and participate. A boy, well your lucky if you even get close to one of these types of conversations.

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Now this is not an attack, simply my musings of the dating world and the vast difference between men and boys.This is not even reflective of age. You can have the strength, dignity and integrity of a man at a younger age then what society would consider you to be a man. But being a man is about your actions. about being as good as your word.

Hopefully to shed some light to some of the beautiful women out there who are waiting for him to be ready, waiting for him to call. If I have learnt anything in my 30 years of dating, well 10, is that if he’s not calling you, he’s just not that into you.

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If a man wants you, he will call you. He will send you good morning and good night messages. He will make sure that he has asked for your time in advance. Simply saying, he will make an effort.

Boys play ‘mind’ games. Men dont. They simply want you or they dont.

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Love & light, Charlie x.

Now, that we’ve figured this out…where to find the men 😉

Sex, & why you should get more of it.

If you really needed a reason to get some more horizontal action…

‘Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.’ Marilyn Monroe

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I felt like writing something fun, yet the most interesting for us all. Sex, lust, love, it’s all good for you, and recent studies also show it makes you smarter! Sex is medicine.

“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert.

The reasons why you should get more/give more of it….

Sex makes us happy;

According to a study, people who have sex at least 2-3 x per month are 33% happier then those that dont. Strangely interesting, we are happier when we have more sex, but we are also happier when we think we are getting more sex then our friends (we are such a competitive species, in every aspect!?) In 2004, after analyzing survey data on 16,000 people, Dartmouth researchers studying the health benefits of sex found that increasing intercourse from once a month to once a week led to an increase in happiness equivalent to that generated by an additional $50,000 in income to the average American.

Sex makes us happy. Happy people are more productive.

Sex is exercise; sexercise/cardiovascular training (if your working hard enough 😉

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This one Im sure we all know…Sex is great to tone up nearly every muscle in the body. Researchers concluded, “Sexual activity may potentially be considered, at times, as a significant exercise.” Sex burns approximately 4-5 calories per minute (just don’t use any high calorie foods, whipped cream, body chocolate etc as foreplay 😉

30 minutes = 120-150 calories….if your putting in the effort.

A good way to workout I would say.

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‘Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.’ Woody Allen

Sex is a form of stress relief;

Human contact and closeness can ease feelings of anxiety and of loneliness. We each crave to be held and to be supported. sex is a way we feel connected. Sex releases hormones, in particular oxytocin which give us the urge to nurture, connect and bond. Oxytocin also promotes generosity. Time to give some sex & love.

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‘Sex is emotion in motion.’ Mae West

Anti-ageing (prevention is always better than cure)

Sex releases positive, feel good hormones throughout the body whilst also opening the blood network to deliver them, plus nutrients and oxygen to the cells. This includes the skin. When we have healthier cells at the basal layer, we will promote a healthier, radiant, youthful skin. In women, sex releases growth hormone.

Boosts your immune system;

Studies show that people who have more sex (avg of 1-2 x per week) have a higher level of immunoglobulin A (IgA), a protein that is responsible for fighting infection in the body.

Lowers risk of heart disease (although may cause heart-break);

‘Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it.’ W. C Fields

sex maintains your oestrogen and testosterone levels and keeps them in balance. All of the hormones that are released during sex promote healing and improved dilation of the capillaries (improved blood flow). In one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.

Reduces prostate cancer risks;

Researchers at Nottingham University concluded that men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s were at lower risk of developing prostate cancer (interesting, high sexual activity, more than 20 x per month in your 20s and 30s could increase the risk. Players be warned).

Enhance sleep;

After an orgasm your body releases the hormone Prolactin. This hormone is responsible or the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness.

Sex boosts Self Esteem;

‘Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.’ Sophia Loren

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The more you get, the more you want, the more attractive you feel. Interesting. One of the main reasons why we have sex is to boost our self esteem, good sex (wih love is even better) raises it, and we all need a self esteem boost every  now and then.

Sex can ease headaches (sorry but the ‘I have a headache’ excuse cant work anymore);

“Orgasm can block pain,” says Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD. during an orgasm the body release a hormone called ‘oxytocin’, amongst many other benefits, it is a powerful painkiller.

Sex can make you smarter;

Dr. Jens Forster at University of Amsterdam and Jacobs University Bremen found that people who merely thought about sex had better critical thinking skills than those who didn’t. Researchers at the University of Maryland have performed research (currently on  mice) that shows the increase of cognitive behaviour, memory and brain function when they were mating. these improvements declined when they stopped. (Note, I am highly against the cruelty of testing on animals) Sex promotes neurogenesis (production of new neurons in the brain), effectively increasing their brain power.

So, with all these amazing health benefits, its time to get your horizontal cardio happening. Sex is healthy, healthy is happy.

Love & light, Charlie x.

Sharing love…

To show my sincere gratitude for all the support and love Ive been given with the release of my book, today I am giving away a copy of Live a life you love, a guide to living your life well. To practice the art of giving.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa

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To enter:

 

Simply repost the above image on your facebook (be sure to tag Charlie de Haas; Wellness Coach/Fitness Model) or Instagram page (#charliedehaas). Tag a friend you would like to win this and why they should win.

Simple!

 

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Sometimes we forget to let people know how much they mean to us, how inspiring they are to us and to really show our love. So share a little love and let them know you are thinking of them.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston S. Churchill

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Sometimes people can be scared to ask for help, sometimes we all get a little lost on our journeys and sometimes we all need a helping hand. Live a life you love, is a self help book that is filled with love, healthy habits and inspiration (also over 40 healthy recipes).

“Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

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“For it is in giving that we receive.” St. Francis of Assisi

If you love someone, tell them. If you miss someone, call them. If someone is hurting, be there. If you need help, ask for it.

Humanity. Compassion. Love. Respect. This is what the world needs more of.

Love & light, Charlie x.

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” Brian Tracy

Always practicing an attitude of gratitude. So deeply thankful for this very moment. To write, to offer my story, to share with you my personal struggles in this beautiful life. To share with you my belief that you can create the life you love, your dream reality, and you can make every day better than yesterday.

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Confusion of the sex’s {men & women}

I have been experiencing so much love lately, from family and friends. We talk about our lives, our dreams our goals…and the most discussed topic; men & women.

“Don’t hate the player, change the game.” Think like a Man

Mostly ‘I just dont understand’ is the repeated statement. This is coming from both males and females I know. All of who are successful in their chosen fields, have their lives together and are truly gorgeous.

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We have become a society that doesn’t know how to communicate effectively, to ask for what we want, or express our thoughts, needs and wants. We make statements such as ‘theres no good guys/girls left’. Is this true? I dont think so, I believe that most of the time its no the other person confused, its actually us who are the confused ones, unsure of what we really want.

With the way technology is propelling us forward we are losing the human touch. Emotions cannot be expressed via text, email (unless of course you use an emoji) and we are quick to read between the lines, 1 x, 2 x’s or 3 xxx? What does that mean? 1= friendly, 2 = warm, 3 = definitely keen.

Im no professional but I do believe in love, and treating people with the respect you would like to be treated with. Be honest.

If you’re not into someone just say, if you want to be with someone just say. After all the moment we are living in is the now.

Express you thoughts being mindful of other people’s feelings. Most of the time if something is upsetting you or causing you drama the other person may not even be aware of.

‘Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.’ Thomas Fuller

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So why are we so confused? As women we seek to be understood, we are emotional, and we like to completely understand things. Men, like things to be easy (I cant say to much more as I dont know, Im here trying to figure it out myself).

Women seem to create problems by overthinking whilst men solve problems with clear-cut solution based thinking.

Men don’t have to like you to have sex with you, women may fall in love (thanks to the chemicals in our brain) after sex.

When it comes to status; ‘in a complicated relationship’, ‘open relationship’, ‘dating’, ‘exclusive’…do we decide these things together or are they just assumed? Do we have to have ‘the talk’ before we become exclusive or should we presume that seeing someone, is seeing just that one.

‘Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.’ Natalie Portman

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Ive dated before and thought I had it SO right, that this was definitely going to be something, whilst turning into less than nothing. How does this happen? How could I get the signals so wrong? I do believe I treat people with respect and if Im seeing someone, Im only seeing that person. How do you know if the other is the same?

When we openly try to ‘talk’ (yes I know that word is a RUN signal for most men, we find it difficult to truly express our innermost feelings for fear of being judged, of being to needy or misinterpreted.

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‘Dont cry for a man whos left you, the next one may fall for your smile’ Mae West

If only we each knew how to decipher each other we would have better relationships and each be closer to finding ‘the one’.

Don’t choose the better guy.  Choose the guy that’s going to make you a better girl.” This means war

My belief; love yourself enough first so that when you are dating or seeing someone, its not to ‘fill’ or complete your life, more so to ‘enhance’ it.

Love & light, Charlie x.

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The contributors; my thanks

Thankful Thursday, I wanted to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt gratitude to the contributors of Live a life you love.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

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Live a life you love includes over 40 healthy recipes, quotes and inspirational stories.

“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a big believer in treating other people how you want to be treated, in giving more of what we want in our own lives. Send it out to the universe and it/whatever it is will come back to you, this I know.

My business motto is help as many people as you can get what they want, and then you will get what you want (A Zig ziglar quote). I have found that when approaching people to be contributors and collaborate not everyone had this same thought or feeling. I can understand. In a business sense where you have to try and make your own mark, individuality is rare and imitation easy.

 

Sometimes we each lose our way, or can feel like we are drowning in an ocean of ‘cants’ or problems. Each one of the contributors has personally touched my life in someway, as an inspiration, a kind word in my time of need or a shoulder to lean on.

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‘At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.’ Albert Schweitzer 

So, for those that did contribute and wanted to share their own little piece of magic in my book…thank you.

‘The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
’ WIlliam James

The {AMAZING} Contributors…

(Be sure to check out their pages for inspiration and recipes).

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Angie Cowen, Angie Gluten Free
www.angieglutenfree.com

Asha Burnley, Asha Burnley Health & Fitness

www.ashaburnley.com

Candice Aiken Co-inside Wellbeing

www.curtisandcandice.com

Cynthia Woodman, What a Girl Eats

www.whatagirleats.com

Heather Pace, Sweetly Raw
www.sweetlyraw.com

Kayla Thompson, Natural Naughties
www.naturalnaughties.com

Natasha Green, Green Fitness

www.green-fitness.com.au

Nicole Joy, Nicole Joy Inspire
www.nicolejoyinspire.com

Rachel McDonald, In spaces in Between

www.inspacesinbetween.com

Sharlene Fletcher, Live Love Eat Raw

www.liveloveeatraw.com.au

Erika Samara Roldan, Jessye Lena, Gorjess Physiques, Simone Miller, Tamra Williams, Shaaron Williams, Melissa DeAntonio, Your life Nourished, Michelle McCoy

Special mention to: Ashy Bines, Hailee Grey, Jenny Spiller, Lynsey Willenberg, Linda Fenech, Sally Matterson, Shawna Stoufer VanDell, Sophie Mclean.

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These people are all gorgeous souls and I highly promote taking some time to check out their (fabulous) websites. Love & light, Charlie x.

I am lucky enough to already have more contributors for the second book I will be releasing…excited to write about what I know inside out; skin (more details soon).

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