20 things I learnt in 2015.


the beginning of last year!

the beginning of last year!


  1. Happiness is the best beauty product of all.
  2. Nine times out of ten, you are not having a full on nervous breakdown, you just need a cup of tea and a hug. You’d be amazed how easily you can confuse the two. Invest in some good tea and find some good huggers.
  3. To quote master life coach, neurolinguistic programmer and clinical hypnotherapist Jacqueline Hurst, former heroin addict, anorexic and now champion at living a mindful life – “Without the right mindset or the right thoughts, you won’t change how you look or feel. Thoughts generate feelings, feelings generate actions and actions generate your outcome – for instance, negative thoughts always create negative feelings. When people become conscious and aware, and choose to have good thoughts, life really does change.” Jacqueline taught herself how to heal, and build an amazing life after addiction. She is one of the most wonderful people I have had the pleasure of going for coffee with.
  4. There is literally nothing wrong with carbohydrates.
  5. When in doubt, I have started advising myself as I would advise a friend who I dearly love. One of Jacqueline’s top tips.
  6. A combination of exercise, aromatherapy, friends and writing it down can fix almost any dilemma.
  7. The older I get, the softer I get, emotionally.
  8. The older I get, the harder I get, mentally.
  9. The older I get, the more I appreciate my family and want to spend time with them.
  10. The more time I spend living in London, the more I realise it is not the centre of the world; I appreciate other places in the UK a lot more for being squashed underneath someone’s armpit on the tube, daily.
  11. Unless you have dependants (this is aimed at young peeps like me), you don’t owe it to anyone to live a certain way. Do more of what makes you happy.
  12. Cellulite is cute, I appreciate cellulite. I don’t let ANYONE tell me that the dimples on on the backs of my legs are not cute.
  13. Instagram, and social media in general for that matter is not a reflection of real life. It is a heavily edited highlights reel of pictures. Do not take any of it seriously.
  14. The people who make you feel most like yourself should be kept close and treated very well.
  15. The people who make you feel anxious or sad, need to be ditched. 
  16. Very few people have it all figured out.
  17. We are all so different – each of of us have completely different ways of thinking, motivations, beliefs and requirements to live a happy, fulfilled life.
  18. Love is often best expressed by just showing up.
  19. Sleeping with my phone far as away from my bed as possible, with my outfit laid out for the following morning, are the single two most effective things I can do to maximise my energy levels and productivity the next day.
  20. Mindfulness, mindfulness, mindfulness.

6 thoughts on “20 things I learnt in 2015.

    1. emmastevie Post author

      Amen Lorraine! nothing wrong with spuds!!! People have gone quite crazy over omitting so much food out of their diets this year. Balance is key 🙂

      Thanks for the comment! xxx

  1. Lisa Moon

    Number 5 is the wisest thing one can do for onesself, isn’t it? You deserve all your kindness, wisdom, and compassion more than anyone. Believe.

    Keep showing up! I really appreciate your posts, even those I neglected to comment on. You’ve a talent for writing, and a talent for life. Thanks for sharing some of each. xx

    1. emmastevie Post author

      Lisa!! Thank you my love! I am so glad you enjoyed my posts and I am thrilled to have you read them!

      Your comments make me want to keep writing!!



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