Want to live a charmed life?

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Have you ever walked down the street and noticed someone smiling – for no evident reason – maybe walking hand in hand with a friend or loved one, appearing completely at ease? You might say they live a “charmed life.” These are the people who effortlessly find the perfect relationships and job, love their bodies, enjoy food, and drink freely and without worry.

Do you feel like you could never reach that point, like you’re always struggling and spinning your wheels to no avail? The truth is, everyone has the ability to live this type of life. The key is playing to your strengths, and seeking support in the areas you need it. There’s a concept called “playing your free square.” Your free square is the area of your life that comes naturally to you. What are your inherent talents? What have you always been good at and been complimented on? Maybe you’re an organisation queen, amazing singer, or excellent chef. Humans are notorious for playing down their natural skills, rather than using them to the fullest.

We have all heard the saying that money doesn’t buy happiness and happiness doesn’t put food on the table. It’s OK to want material things. It’s OK to want beautiful states of being. What is damaging (to you, your reality and others) is attachment and judgment. Attachment is tying your happiness to what you have or don’t have. Judgment is labeling (yes, even in your head) yourself and/or others as inferior for wanting or having certain things. These two things are creation killers and won’t help you to live the charmed life you were put here to live.

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When things come naturally to us, we think it’s nothing, since they’ve always been easy for us. When we flex our natural strengths, we can support others in these areas, and vice versa.  It’s your duty to play up your free square! Start brainstorming the activities that are second nature to you, and what people have always complimented you on. Also, try practicing some “charmed life” exercises such as those outlined on the below. Together, with your free square, you’ll discover an amazing life that you never knew existed!

  1. Enlarge your world
  2. Always follow your heart
  3. Conserve your energy
  4. Cultivate compassion
  5. Decide that you are beautiful!
  6. Change with the seasons
  7. Stop to realise
  8. Eat good food, drink good tea
  9. Be specific
  10. Dig in the dirt
  11. Ask for what you want
  12. Breathe
  13. Delight in details
  14. Trust your instincts
  15. Enhance your environment
  16. Invite adventure
  17. Call a truce with the clock
  18. Factor in downtime
  19. Spend time with animals
  20. Break the rules

I’ve come to experience the charmed life as something that can’t be bought because it’s magic does not come from things, but from experiences paired with seeing the world as full of abundance in every moment.  At the end of the day, it’s the small little gestures, the simple pleasures and the little details that add a sparkle to our being and create our charmed life.


As a holistic health and lifestyle coach, my mission is simply to share what I know about nutrition, connecting with nature, slowing down and developing meaningful self-care and spiritual practice, to help my clients achieve the goals that see them living their most authentic life

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